gakuen heaven 2

Arata route translation

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the next day

Yagami: Preparations for the regular meeting? That's another annoying thing you've taken on.
Yuki: It's not annoying, it's an important job worth doing!
Yagami: Ha. I guess it's better than being a wuss.
Yuki: What's that supposed to mean, a wuss?
student 1: Uwah, I dropped the yogurt.
student 2: Hey, wipe up the table.
Yuki: Yogurt?
Yuki: Oh...
Yagami: What's the matter?
Yuki: Mm... Arata-san liked yogurt.
(Yuki: The day I first came to the school, I met Arata-san here.)
(Yuki: My first impression was that he smiled a lot and seemed to have fun.)
(Yuki: Come to think of it, it's been a long time since I've eaten lunch with Arata-san...)
Yagami: Arata, huh. Now that you mention it, I haven't seen him for two or three days.
Yuki: Huh?
Yagami: Do you know anything?
Yuki: Yagami, you don't know?
Yagami: What?
Yuki: I guess you haven't heard...
Yuki: He said he's taking a break for a while because of family circumstances.
Yuki: His grandma who lives in the country isn't in good health, so he went to take care of her.
Yagami: Is it bad?
Yuki: It seems like it's not that bad, but during the Bell One, his grandma collapsed and was taken to the hospital.
Yagami: Wow. That sounds kinda tough.
Yuki: Yeah.
(Yuki: Sounds tough, huh. Yagami doesn't know anything.)
(Yuki: Maybe Arata-san doesn't intend to come back to the school.)
(Yuki: I'm the only one at the school who knows that.)
(Yuki: Arata-san...)
(Yuki: He said he can't dive anymore. So he's quitting school, he said.)
(Yuki: I can't accept it.)
(Yuki: All the students at this school are here because they were recognized for a talent or skill...)
(Yuki: But I'm different. I just got in because of good luck.)
(Yuki: I guess that's why.)
Yagami: What's the matter, Asahina?
Yuki: Mm. Yagami...
Yuki: Yagami, you got into the school because of music, didn't you?
Yagami: Yeah... What about it?
Yuki: If you couldn't play music, do you think you'd quit BL School?
Yagami: Wha... what are you saying...?
Yuki: It's for the sake of argument! Just an example!
Yagami: Ah... for the sake of argument, huh. An example...
Yagami: I wouldn't necessarily feel I had to quit.
Yuki: I see...
Yagami: Well, I understand the feeling of wanting to quit, though.
Yuki: Huh...
Yagami: Listen. It's the skill that got them into the school, right?
Yagami: If they've practiced that intently, they consider it a part of themselves.
Yagami: And it's the biggest part, like a spine.
Yagami: If you lost that, you couldn't even stand up.
Yagami: It's not weird to think that would be a big shock to a guy.
Yuki: I see...
Yuki: Mm... You're right...
Yuki: Sorry, I asked something obvious.
Yagami: Geez. You're depressing.
Yagami: What's the matter? Did that dumbass Arata say he was quitting diving or something?
Yuki: Yeah...
Yagami: I see... So he did.
Yuki: Yagami, you're his friend, aren't you?
Yagami: Friend, well... I don't hate him...
Yuki: Then... There's something I'd like to ask you. May I?
Yagami: What is it?
Yuki: Arata-san ran into the person who was the reason he started diving recently...
Yuki: So, he no longer believes what he believed before, I mean...
Yuki: Because of that, ever since he fell the other day, he's become afraid of the water, he said.
Yagami: Oh. I heard about that. All the athletic clubs were making a big deal about it.
Yuki: Diving is really dangerous if you make even one wrong move!
Yuki: Arata-san has become afraid of diving, and... since he can't dive anymore, he can't stay at the school, he said.
Yagami: Hmm. He said that?
Yuki: But I don't think he has to quit the school or diving so quickly.
Yuki: Since diving must be really important to Arata-san.
Yuki: Even when Arata-san was isolated from the swim club by the bad rumor from middle school...
Yagami: Rumor? What's that?
Yuki: I don't want to say it.
Yuki: But still, he trained by himself, and he practiced at the pool every day when he thought everyone was done.
Yuki: He really likes diving! That's why I want let Arata-san keep diving as much as possible!
Yuki: But... I don't know what I should do...
Yagami: Ahh... Anyway, calm down. Okay?
Yuki: Yeah...
Yagami: Only, I don't like this story.
Yuki: Wh, what about it?
Yagami: A bad rumor from middle school? And he was isolated because of that?
Yuki: Ah...
Yagami: The guys in the swim club, and Arata too! They're all idiots!
Yuki: Yagami...
Yagami: Listen up, Asahina. This is BL School, isn't it? Bell Liberty School.
Yagami: It's the place where you're free to do what you like, or are good at! What other people think doesn't matter!!
Yagami: Don't endure anything! Isn't it our special right to not have to do that?
Yagami: If anyone makes stupid complaints, you should make them shut up with your own strength!
Yuki: ...I see.
Yuki: That's right.
Yuki: Because this is BL School.
Yagami: Right!
Yagami: You need to act, never forgetting it's that kind of place!
Yagami: That's why you fought in the Bell One, isn't it?
Yagami: Get a grip! You're the student council president, aren't you!?
Yuki: Yeah...
Yuki: That's right, Yagami.
Yuki: You're right.
Yagami: Hell yeah.
(Yuki: I... made a mistake.)
(Yuki: I... should have acted more seriously.)
(Yuki: Things got weird in the swim club because of that rumor.)
(Yuki: Arata-san shouldn't have had to endure it.)
(Yuki: I also shouldn't have thought the other people in the swim club were okay like that.)
(Yuki: Because Arata-san said it was fine,)
(Yuki: I thought I might be meddling, though...)
(Yuki: It was wrong for me to just watch that silently.)
(Yuki: Still, I should have done something, even if it bothered Arata-san or the swim club.)
(Yuki: Because I'm this school's student council president, I should have taken action to change that situation.)
(Yuki: I didn't do anything.)
(Yuki: I just watched...)
Yagami: But, well, if Arata said he wanted to quit, there's nothing you can do.
Yuki: Huh? Yagami, what did you just say?
Yagami: I'm telling you, if that dumbass Arata said he's quitting school, I won't stop him.
Yagami: I told you before, I understand wanting to quit.
Yagami: Painfully well.
Yuki: Oh...
Yagami: Comforting someone over a setback or failure, keeping someone from leaving,
Yagami: We don't lick each other's wounds at this school.
Yagami: You decide your own path. It's an individualistic place.
Yuki: Oh...
Yagami: Get it, 'student council president'?
Yuki: Yeah...
Yuki: I see. That's right...
Yuki: That's this school.
Yagami: Yeah.
Yuki: ...Still, if someone is worried, I don't want to leave it alone...
Yagami: Huh?
Yuki: If it's a personal problem, I don't want to leave it at that.
Yuki: I can't do that...
Yagami: Asahina, you...
Yuki: Arata-san helped me.
Yuki: He became my partner and fought with me in the Bell One.
Yuki: Arata-san helped me when I was in a pinch!
Yuki: So this time, I want to help him!
Yagami: ...
Yuki: Hey, Yagami. Do you think I'm meddling?
Yagami: How should I know?
Yagami: If that's how you feel, it'll work out somehow.
Yagami: Try acting on how you feel, dumbass.
Yuki: How I feel...
Yagami: Yeah.
Yuki: Can I... really do it?
Yagami: What's with that face? Geez, you're so annoying.
Yuki: Ow.
Yuki: Yagami...
Yagami: What? You got a complaint?
Yagami: Listen, Asahina. Whether you're ashamed or you're laughed at,
Yagami: You should be bold and decisive.
Yagami: If you're just chickening out in the wings, the show will never start.
Yuki: Wait...
Yuki: Don't compare it to a live show.
Yagami: No difference. Live shows and life are all-or-nothing, aren't they?
Yuki: Geez... that's so reckless.
Yagami: Shuttup. If you need scolding, I'll give you as much as you want.
Yuki: Thanks, Yagami.
Yagami: Be grateful to me until the day you die.
(Yuki: I see. That's right.)
(Yuki: All I ever thought about was Arata-san.)
(Yuki: I didn't see anything but Arata-san.)
(Yuki: All I thought about was how Arata-san felt...)
(Yuki: I never thought at all about what I wanted to do.)
(Yuki: What I want to do, huh.)
(Yuki: I have to think about that too.)

(Yuki: Good.)
(Yuki: My student council job today is to arrange the date for the regular meeting.)
swim club captain: The regular meeting, huh.
Yuki: Yes. I'm arranging the date, please tell me the days that absolutely won't work for you.
Yuki: And since we need to draw up the minutes, I also need the written report of your club activities.
Yuki: Please hand it in this week.
swim club captain: This week. That's harsh.
Yuki: I'll be counting on you.
swim club captain: Well, it can't be helped. I'll cooperate.
Yuki: Yes.
swim club captain: Still, the regular meeting, huh. That's going to cause a lot of stomachaches.
Yuki: Really?
swim club captain: Yeah, since the club activities report has to do with the allocation of club budgets.
swim club captain: It's going to be tense for every club.
Yuki: I see...
swim club captain: Well, I think we're okay. After all, we've all shown great results.
swim club captain: But it'll be hard for clubs like the music club.
swim club captain: Their captain is pretty timid. And they've been boring recently.
swim club captain: Every time, this seriously stresses people out.
Yuki: That's terrible...
swim club captain: Seriously.
swim club captain: After all, Durak has a monopoly over there.
swim club captain: Timid guys get all cowed and it makes an atmosphere where it's hard to speak out.
swim club captain: Hey, Ace. Why don't you try challenging Joker?
Yuki: Excuse me? Why...?
swim club captain: If you win the bet, you can restore all the student council's rights.
swim club captain: Steal back the authority to set budgets and everything from the dictatorship of Durak, and give the swim team a huge budget!
swim club captain: Just kidding.
Yuki: You seem to really be enjoying yourself.
swim club captain: Well, you never know.
Yuki: But it's too bad. That's not going to happen.
swim club captain: It's not?
Yuki: Right.
Yuki: The student council is cooperating with Durak.
Yuki: We're not thinking of winning or losing.
swim club captain: Well, that's a shame.
Yuki: It's too bad.
Yuki: Then, I'll be counting on you for your schedule and club activities report.
swim club captain: Okay. Wait...
swim club captain: That's right, Ace. About Minase.
Yuki: Arata-san? Did something happen with him!?
swim club captain: He quit the swim club.
Yuki: Wha! When!?
swim club captain: You know, it was the day after he fell off the diving board recently.
swim club captain: He came to my room early in the morning and put in his notice he was leaving the club.
(Yuki: The day after that accident...)
Yuki: That was the day Arata-san went to see his grandma.
swim club captain: He's not here now?
Yuki: Didn't you know?
swim club captain: No, since we're in different years.
(Yuki: Early in the morning... When he came to my room, had he already put in his notice of leaving the club?)
(Yuki: Already by then, he was...)
Yuki: ...Um.
Yuki: Can you cancel that notice of leaving?
swim club captain: Well, if he joined the club again, it wouldn't be a problem...
swim club captain: But, well...
Yuki: What is it!?
swim club captain: You know, since you were there, don't you? When he fell from the diving board.
Yuki: Oh...
swim club captain: I don't really know the details since I specialize in swimming, but,
swim club captain: Diving is a sport where a little mistake can lead to big injuries.
swim club captain: If you hit the water wrong, you can break bones, or indirectly rupture your eardrums.
swim club captain: You can also hit the back of your head on the diving platform.
swim club captain: I've heard even veteran athletes fight fear every time.
Yuki: Fight fear...
swim club captain: Since Minase is a team member who gets high scores, we regret losing him, you know?
swim club captain: But if he thinks he can't dive, we can't force him.
swim club captain: Diving is a sport that's really influenced by your mental state.
Yuki: Well, that's true...
Yuki: But, he quit the club suddenly, didn't he? Weren't you worried about Arata-san?
Yuki: Couldn't you have done something a little more, like keep him from leaving?
swim club captain: No. But...
Yuki: Captain, did you know Arata-san had been practicing alone all this time?
Yuki: And the reason...
swim club captain: That rumor?
Yuki: You knew...
swim club captain: I guess. Our members made a big fuss about it after the joint camp.
swim club captain: But you seem to be getting the wrong impression, so just so you know,
swim club captain: Our club isn't at such a low level that we'd bully or make an outcast of someone.
Yuki: Really?
swim club captain: Really. I guarantee it.
swim club captain: Minase is the one who kept away from us.
Yuki: Arata-san did...?
swim club captain: Even when he handed over his notice of leaving the club, he had that silly smile.
swim club captain: Even though I said I was worried...
Yuki: So that's it...
swim club captain: If he was going to quit diving, he could have attempted swimming with us, if he wanted.
swim club captain: Well, if he switched now, it would probably be hard to reach our level.
swim club captain: Still, if Minase wanted to continue swimming, we'd accept him.
Yuki: Then...
swim club captain: But until he's serious, we can't do anything.
swim club captain: It's not our duty to make him serious.
Yuki: Oh no...

Please try talking to Arata-san more.
Please keep Arata-san from leaving.

(decision: Please try talking to Arata-san more.)
Yuki: Please try talking to Arata-san more.
swim club captain: Huh?
Yuki: Whatever you can do is fine. Won't you talk to Arata-san some more?
Yuki: Please!
swim club captain: If he talks to me, I'll listen to him whenever.
Yuki: If Arata-san talks...
swim club captain: Minase is the one who said he's quitting the club, and we respect his opinion.
swim club captain: If you can't accept that, you should try and persuade Minase yourself.
swim club captain: Am I wrong, Ace?
swim club member: Captain. We want to have a quick meeting about the relay.
swim club captain: Yeah. I'll be right there.
swim club captain: Bye, Ace. So, you need the schedule and club activities report.
Yuki: Oh...
Yuki: ...Yes, please.
Yuki: Um, thank you for seeing me even though it's the middle of practice.
swim club captain: It's fine. See you.
Yuki: ...*sigh*
Yuki: I wonder why.
(Yuki: Then, Arata-san is the one with the problem.)
(Yuki: Without telling anyone anything, he kept away from them, and suddenly quit the club.)
(Yuki: But that doesn't mean that his quitting can't be helped...)
(Yuki: Somehow, he felt distant from them, even though they're his teammates.)
(Yuki: Was it also because of BL School?)
(Yuki: Is it because of the school tradition of individualism, like Yagami said?)

Yagami: Comforting someone over a setback or failure, keeping someone from leaving,
Yagami: We don't lick each other's wounds at this school.

(Yuki: I don't think so.)
(Yuki: Even with individualism, you can still help and be helped.)
Yuki: But how can I get Arata-san to want to try standing on the diving board again...?
(Yuki: The diving board, huh...)
(Yuki: During the Bell One. We stood there together before the second round.)

Arata: But the moment the feeling of fear disappears, your body and mind become as light as air.
Arata: When you enter the water right, the water envelops you so gently it's surprising.
Arata: It's the first to praise you, 'well done.'

(Yuki: Arata-san was always smiling back then.)
(Yuki: But the smile I saw on the diving board was different from usual.)
(Yuki: It was really gentle, and natural...)
Yuki: Arata-san...
swim club member: What's the matter? Looking all spaced out here.
Yuki: Um, can I climb up on the diving board?
swim club member: Captain, the Ace is asking if he can climb up on the diving board.
swim club captain: I don't mind. As long as he doesn't interrupt practice.
swim club member: There you go.
Yuki: Yes. Thank you.

(diving platform)
Yuki: ...It's so high.
(Yuki: I thought that before too, but it's different this time.)
(Yuki: Why?)
(Yuki: Is it because Arata-san had that accident the other day?)
(Yuki: Arata-san... He fell from this high up.)
(Yuki: He didn't dive like usual, he 'fell'...)
(Yuki: A little mistake might lead to big injuries.)
(Yuki: You become afraid.)
(Yuki: It's only natural.)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: *inhale*... *exhale*... *inhale*... *exhale*...
Yuki: *exhale*...
(Yuki: Breathing through my nose, Arata-san taught me this.)
(Yuki: He helped ease my nervousness and supported me a lot.)
(Yuki: That's how I won the Bell One.)
(Yuki: I was recognized as the student council president by Professor Sakaki, the board, the school,)
(Yuki: By everyone at the school.)
Yuki: Actually, it was all thanks to Arata-san...
Yuki: Arata-san left the school with people misunderstanding what happened in the final round...
Yuki: I don't like it.
swim club advisor: Heeey, everyone assemble for a bit!
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: The swim club members are gathering...)
(Yuki: I wonder if everyone still cares about the rumor about Arata-san.)
(Yuki: Weren't they the ones who first kept their distance from Arata-san and enjoyed spreading that rumor?)
(Yuki: If I yelled now and complained, would they listen to me?)
(Yuki: Right here, right now...)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: *sigh*...
Yuki: I can't do it.
(Yuki: Suddenly yelling 'please listen' here...)
(Yuki: Even though I have things I want to say, that I want them to hear...)
Yuki: I'm a coward.
(Yuki: How much courage would it take to tell everyone my feelings?)
(Yuki: Enough to jump off here?)
Yuki: It's no good.
Yuki: It can't stay like this.
(Yuki: Nothing will happen just standing still, not doing anything.)
(Yuki: Nothing will change.)
Yuki: First, I have to change myself.
(Yuki: Staying like this... just waiting, is no good!!)

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