gakuen heaven 2

Arata route translation

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June 3

Yuki: *yaaawn*
(Yuki: I didn't sleep well last night.)
(Yuki: Still, waking up so early...)
(Yuki: After all, maybe I am panicking.)
Yuki: A partner. Who should I ask...?

(behind the school building)
Yuki: Hm?
Yuki: Arata-san!
Arata: Morning, Ace-kun.
Yuki: Good morning. You already cleaned the litter box.
Arata: Mm.
Yuki: Thank you again today.
Arata: Huh?
Arata: Oh no, it's nothing you have to thank me for.
Arata: More importantly,
Arata: You're up early this morning.
Yuki: Haha... I just kind of woke up.
Yuki: I thought maybe if I walked outside, I could put my thoughts in order.
Arata: Your thoughts, huh?
Yuki: Right...
Arata: A partner. What should you do?
Yuki: Urgh...
(Yuki: After all, it's Arata-san...)
(Yuki: I've been thinking the whole time since last night, but I can't think of anyone else.)
(Yuki: I want to believe it's intuition that I thought of Arata-san.)
(Yuki: But the reason is just because, so I can't ask him.)
(Yuki: I want to give him a proper reason, but I can't really think of one...)
Arata: This is hard.
Yuki: Yeah...
Arata: Hey, I suddenly realized last night, if this place ended up closing, the cats wouldn't have anywhere to live.
Yuki: Oh...
Yuki: Right...
Arata: I don't want that.
Yuki: Me either.
Arata: Honestly, when we were told 'the school is closing,' I just thought it can't be helped.
Yuki: Huh...?
Arata: I thought, what a shame.
Yuki: Arata-san, does that mean you accept it?
Arata: Well, closing the school is a big deal, isn't it?
Arata: Then, I thought there must be enough reasons for it.
Yuki: That... may be true, but...
Arata: For example, you know, like being out of funds.
Yuki: Out of funds... So they couldn't keep running the school...
Yuki: B, but! In that case, we'll pay tuition!
Arata: Pay?
Yuki: We'll pay it!
Yuki: If I remember correctly, this place is tuition-free, it was written in the pamphlet, right?
Yuki: It said the rule is that after graduating, you're hired by the Suzubishi corporation, and if you don't work for them for at least three years, you have to pay the tuition later.
Yuki: We don't know what'll happen in the future, but it's possible we may work at places completely unrelated to Suzubishi.
Yuki: Then if we pay it now, we should just think of it the same as paying it later!
Arata: But I wonder if everyone would be okay with that?
Yuki: Huh?
Arata: All the students of this school?
Arata: I imagine any parent feels grateful for the school being tuition-free.
Arata: It's possible that there's people here who are so poor they couldn't advance to high school, so they were only able to continue their education because it was here.[note!]High school education is not mandatory in Japan, and it is not free. Most students do continue to high school, but costs can be a deciding factor for poor families.
Yuki: Well...
Arata: If it wasn't free, everyone might say they're going to a different school.
Yuki: That's, right...
(Yuki: Arata-san is right.)
(Yuki: Everyone has family circumstances...)
Arata: ...Oh. No no! Forget that!
Yuki: Um, Arata-san?
Arata: Just kidding, just kidding. You don't have to worry about it so seriously.
Yuki: Yes?
Arata: Ace-kun, you're so serious.
Arata: If you win the Bell One, the school won't close, right? No no, it's not because there's no money.
Yuki: Oh...
Yuki: I see... You're right.
Arata: Thinking about it so seriously, good boy, good boy.
Arata: It's Ace-kun-like.
Yuki: Like...
Yuki: But you're right. Haha... I'm glad, I feel relieved.
Arata: Yeah, yeah.
Arata: Anyway, it sure is arbitrary. They suddenly declared they're closing the school, but at the same time, it doesn't seem like they were under pressure.
Yuki: It really is arbitrary.
Arata: Because of that incident, there are a lot of students begging that they don't want the school to close.
Yuki: Right...
Arata: But among them, there's also people who have started to look for their next destination, saying 'if this place is closing...'
Yuki: Really?
Arata: Yeah. There's a lot in the swim club.
Yuki: Oh no...
Arata: But it can't be helped. There's a lot of big tournaments coming up this summer.
Arata: Even if you've practiced desperately, there's no point if you're not able to enter.
Arata: All their effort up until now will go down the drain.
Yuki: Oh...
Arata: This place has a lot of top-class competitors.
Arata: That's why other schools are saying you have to come here.
Arata: It's amazing. Below the surface, there's already competition starting.
Yuki: You're right. After all, the students of BL School are all in demand.
Arata: Yeah.
Arata: But the cats, if this place closes, they'll end up losing their place to live.
Arata: There are things like pet adoption sites, so it's possible I might find owners for all of them.
Arata: Still, they'll end up being chased out of the place they've always lived without understanding what's going on.
Yuki: Yeah... You're right.
Arata: But, y'know, if you win the Bell One, Ace-kun, it can stay the way it is, right?
Arata: So I want you to win.
Yuki: Oh...
Arata: I want you to win and protect this place.
Yuki: Arata-san...
(Yuki: That's right. The reason I'm in the Bell One is to protect this school.)
(Yuki: I know that. I know that, but still...)
(Yuki: Not just for me and all the students. For the teachers, and Dora-chan, and Dr. Matsuoka. And for the people on the staff I don't know.)
(Yuki: And it's to protect all the cats that live here too.)
(Yuki: Everyone's fate will change depending on whether I win or lose.)
(Yuki: My...)
(Yuki: Mine, and the partner who's in it with me, both of us...)
Arata: Ace-kun?
Arata: Sorry, sorry!
Yuki: Yes?
Arata: I really, really didn't mean to put pressure on you.
Arata: Don't worry about it. Sorry, okay?
Yuki: No! Thanks to you, I'm all fired up!
Arata: Really?
Yuki: Yes! I'll do my best!
Yuki: Huh, it's already the warning bell? But I got up early!
Arata: We kind of got caught up in conversation. If we don't hurry, we'll be late.
Yuki: Right! Let's hurry!!
??: Again...
Yuki: Hm?
Arata: Oh. Morning. Um...
Omi: It's Omi.
Arata: Hyahaha, that's right. Sorry, sorry, Omin.
Omi: More importantly, Minase. Are you doing something weird again?
Yuki: Weird?
Arata: This?
Omi: Uwah! Get it away from me!
Omi: It's cat poop in that bag, isn't it?
Arata: That's right.
Yuki: Arata-san was cleaning the litter box.
Omi: That was just your choice.
Omi: I'm sensitive to smells. If you're carrying something stinky, don't hang around.
*Oumi leaves*
Arata: Sorry, sorry.
Yuki: What was that?
Arata: His family runs a yakiniku restaurant, so he can't stand dirty things, he says.
Yuki: Then he should clean it himself. Even though you're cleaning up the school, Arata-san.
Arata: Now, now, don't worry about it, don't worry about it.
Yuki: But...
Arata: Then I'm going to go get changed. See you later.
Yuki: Right.
Yuki: ...*sigh*...
Yuki: What was that? Sensitive to smells, whatever.
Yuki: It didn't smell that bad.
(Yuki: He must not have ever thought about why Arata-san cleans it...)

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