gakuen heaven 2

Arata route translation

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the next day (continued)

(school path)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: Somehow... there's an awful lot of people at the school.
Arata: ...
Yuki: And it's all people who've come from outside...
Yuki: Oh.
Yuki: That's right. Yagami said today is the music festival at the school.
Yuki: Hey, Arata-san...
Arata: ...!!
Yuki: Arata-san?
(Yuki: What is it? What's he looking at...?)
Arata: Naoki...?
Naoki: Arata... it's been a long time.
Arata: ...
(Yuki: It's a man I don't recognize.)
(Yuki: He's not from this school.)
(Yuki: I guess he's at least a college student?)
(Yuki: He's tall and really good-looking.)
Yuki: Arata-san?
Arata: ...It's been a while...
(Yuki: Is he an acquaintance of Arata-san's?)
(Yuki: But... what is this? Arata-san's face right now.)
(Yuki: Neither Arata-san when I first met him, nor Arata-san when he spoke Kansai-ben ever made a face like that.)
(Yuki: So unguarded...)
(Yuki: I feel kind of upset...)
Naoki: I'm surprised to see you here.
Naoki: But, I see. So you're a BL School student, Arata.
Arata: ...Yeah.
Naoki: Wasn't your grandma in the hospital recently?
Naoki: Is she okay?
Arata: Yeah... It was no big deal.
Naoki: I see. I'm glad...
Naoki: I'm grateful to your grandma and grandpa for taking care of me a long time ago.
Naoki: I was worried.
(Yuki: Is this man talking about Arata-san's grandma, who he said he was left with a lot...?)
Naoki: I heard you went to visit.
Arata: Yeah.
Naoki: Naoki: I heard on the phone from my mom. I'm moving out here now too.
Arata: I see...
(Yuki: Arata-san has been looking down the whole time...)
(Yuki: It's kind of awkward to be here.)
(Yuki: What should I do? I wonder if I can just go back ahead?)
(Yuki: Anyway, even if I stay here, I feel like I'll just be in the way...)
woman: Na-o-ki. I found you.
Arata: ...
woman: Geez. I've been looking for you.
Naoki: Sorry, sorry.
(Yuki: So this man came with a woman.)
Naoki: Hey. Don't suddenly link arms with me.
woman: It's fine. There's lots of people.
woman: I'm holding on tight so we don't get separated any more.
woman: Okay? Can't I?
Naoki: Geez... You're hopeless.
woman: Heehee.
(Yuki: I wonder if these two are lovers...?)
(Yuki: They're arm in arm like it's natural.)
Naoki: More importantly, you recognize who this is?
woman: Huh... Arata? Aren't you Arata?
Arata: ...
woman: Wow, you've grown up so much. Your whole attitude's changed.
(Yuki: This woman is someone Arata-san knows too.)
Arata: ...
(Yuki: I wonder if something happened between Arata-san and these two...? He looks really pained.)
(Yuki: They don't seem to have noticed though...)
(Yuki: Not the man or the woman...)
woman: That brings back memories. How many years ago was it that you visited us? Five, six years now, wasn't it?
woman: It was only during summer break, but we played together a lot.
Arata: ...Yeah.
(Yuki: Arata-san really is acting strange.)
(Yuki: He's really pale. Like he might even collapse right now...)
(Yuki: They don't seem to be noticing at all.)
(Yuki: Geez, maybe I should take him back with me.)
Naoki: Arata.
Naoki: I'm sorry I didn't save you back then.
Arata: ...!
(Yuki: Didn't save him?)
Naoki: It's bothered me the whole time.
Naoki: Actually, it's the reason I started wanting to become a lifeguard.
Naoki: I recently got my qualification.
woman: Geez. I tried to stop him but he wouldn't listen, this guy.
woman: It's fine to be a lifeguard, but be careful.
woman: For me, and our child.
Arata: *gasp*...
(Yuki: Arata-san?)
(Yuki: His breath hitched just now.)
(Yuki: When he heard 'child.')
Naoki: Oh... Actually, we're getting married next month.
Arata: ...
(Yuki: Arata-san. Is this man the person he...)
woman: That's right. The wedding hall is so beautiful.
woman: It's a restaurant wedding but the garden is wonderful and there's even a fountain.
Yuki: Uh, um...
Arata: ...*inhale*
Arata: I see. Congrats.
(Yuki: Arata-san... smiled.)
woman: Thanks.
Arata: So you two are getting married. It's such a surprise.
(Yuki: Why, why is he smiling...?)
Arata: You make such a great couple.
Naoki: I see. So you're congratulating us...
woman: Oh, of course he is.
(Yuki: Just now.)
(Yuki: Was that man relieved?)
Naoki: Thanks. I'm relieved to see you looking so well too.
Yuki: *gasp*...
(Yuki: The man petted his head.)
(Yuki: That man petted Arata-san's head. Like a light tap... pat pat.)
(Yuki: What's with that? Like it's so natural...)
(Yuki: I petted Arata-san's head before too, though...)
(Yuki: I didn't know.)
(Yuki: That petting someone's head was so intimate.) [note!]Public displays of affection (PDA) that might seem mild to the average American reader are actually considered to be very intimate in Japan. PDA is rather taboo and even holding hands can draw looks and criticism. Couples would absolutely not kiss in public; head patting is considered an acceptable (but still very intimate) substitution.
(Yuki: So very...)

CG: Yuki grabs Arata's wrist
Yuki: Arata-san. ...Let's go.
Arata: ...Yuki.
(Yuki: Arata-san's hand has turned white.)
(Yuki: His fist is so tight his nails are biting into his hand. That's how much he's enduring it...)
woman: Huh? What?
Naoki: Who are you...?
Yuki: I'm a first year at BL School. We have to back to the dorm now. Right, Arata-san?
Arata: Oh... yeah.
Yuki: Arata-san isn't feeling well and I'd like him to hurry and get some rest.
Naoki: Oh, yeah... Sorry, keeping you here.
Yuki: You two should hurry up too. There will be fewer and fewer buses leaving the school island.
end CG

woman: Wait a minute.
Naoki: Now, now. Don't worry about it. Okay?

CG: Yuki grabs Arata's wrist (in motion)
(Yuki: ...What is this? Even though Arata-san said he'd forgotten.)
(Yuki: The person Arata-san liked before, wasn't it that man?)
(Yuki: It's the first time I've seen Arata-san like that.)
(Yuki: Looking so unguarded, the moment he saw that man.)
(Yuki: Looking down and blushing...)
(Yuki: He looked so pained when that woman appeared, because that man was...)
Arata: ...Yuki, let go of my hand.
end CG

(outside the dorm)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: What was with that guy before?
Yuki: He was kind of obnoxious.
Arata: Obnoxious?
Yuki: That's right. Being all lovey-dovey with that woman. [note!]Again, keep in mind that PDA is frowned upon, so the fiancee linking arms with Naoki would be seen as overly affectionate. Also, you can't tell from reading, but her tone was obnoxious and she was obviously bragging about their relationship.
(Yuki: So very...)
Yuki: We didn't ask to hear about their wedding hall.
Arata: Stop.
Yuki: But, you...
(Yuki: He must really not have wanted to hear about the wedding...)
Arata: Forget it, jus' stop.
Yuki: Why?
Arata: Why? It's you, this isn't like you.
Yuki: ...But, is it okay?
Yuki: Those people didn't try to understand your feelings at all, did they?
Arata: At all... huh.
Yuki: That's right.
Yuki: When you said congratulations, you were really, really enduring it.
Yuki: Forcing yourself to smile, even though you were so pale and looked so pained...
Yuki: It was right in front of them, they should have noticed!
Arata: Heh...
Yuki: I realized. Arata-san, you were really hurting, weren't you?
Yuki: And that man didn't realize your real feelings, did he?
Yuki: Maybe he was pretending not to notice...
Arata: It doesn't matter.
Yuki: But...
Arata: I don't want him to understand my real feelings.
Yuki: Arata-san...
Arata: Sorry about today. Thanks for carrying the bags.
*Arata leaves*
Yuki: Oh.
Yuki: At least let me take those to your room...
Yuki: Arata-san...
Yuki: ...

(Yuki's room)
Yuki: ...*sigh*
Yuki: Just... what am I doing?
Yuki: Even though I arrogantly said I understood Arata-san's feelings.
Yuki: I didn't do anything for Arata-san, who was hurting right in front of me.
Yuki: Not encourage him, not console him.
Yuki: Nothing...

Arata: I don't want him to understand my real feelings.

(Yuki: That happened before too.)
(Yuki: When the guys in the swim club were gossiping about Arata-san.)
(Yuki: Arata-san was still smiling back then.)
(Yuki: Laid back, like before.)
(Yuki: After all, I didn't do anything that time either.)
(Yuki: Arata-san said it was fine.)
(Yuki: He said to leave it alone until it died down.)
(Yuki: That's why...)
(Yuki: But I wonder if that was okay.)
Yuki: I haven't done anything, just like Arata-san said...
Yuki: Is that really okay...?

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