gakuen heaven 2
Chiba route translation
- This is a complete translation of Chiba's love ending only. His other endings will be added later.
- This translation begins immediately after choosing Chiba as Yuki's Bell One partner.
- When there are choices in the text, the "correct" one is noted in bold and only that choice is translated.
- general note: Chiba often refers to himself with the pronoun jibun rather than the more common ore or boku. Jibun is an extremely masculine pronoun, often used by soldiers. We've chosen to translate jibun as "myself" for two reasons: first, to highlight the difference between Chiba's manner of speech versus that of the other characters, and second, because the feel of jibun is a bit less personal toward oneself (as you might expect from a character who sees himself as a soldier-type) than other pronouns.
june 26 (continued)
(Yuki: It's getting dark...)
(Yuki: What time is it now?)
Yuki: *pant*... *pant*...
(Yuki: It was 30 minutes on the bus from the station. And then we walked on this mountain road a long time.)
(Yuki: But, Chiba-san hasn't slowed his pace.)
(Yuki: Instead, his walking speed has increased. It's all I can do to keep up.)
(Yuki: Is there really a house here?)
(Yuki: The address Takato-san sent should be around here.)
(Yuki: But the road is just getting worse and it's not even paved anymore.)
(Yuki: Are we on the wrong road?)
Yuki: U, um, Chiba-san?
(Yuki: It's kind of amazing.)
(Yuki: He's excited, or rather, I can even feel the tingle of tension over here.)
(Yuki: He must be... afraid.)
(Yuki: There's no one on the mountain and it's getting dark, just that would be creepy.)
(Yuki: We're going to see the ghosts that Chiba-san has been afraid of all this time.)
(Yuki: Of course he's scared.)
(Yuki: ...Even I'm a little scared.)
(Yuki: What will we do if it becomes night like this, without finding the house...?)
(Yuki: Sleep outdoors on the mountain? Or go back to the bus stop?)
(Yuki: How is getting discouraged going to help?)
(Yuki: It's okay. We'll definitely find it. It will work out somehow.)
(Yuki: I'm sure this is something that will help Chiba-san.)
(Yuki: The one who's really uneasy is Chiba-san. Not me.)
(Yuki: I have to get more of a grip...)
Chiba: W, what is it, Asahina...!?
Yuki: S, sorry!!
Yuki: I didn't mean to startle you! Rather, I was startled, I mean!!
Yuki: I just kind of freaked out at the bird call...
Yuki: Haha. It's kind of stupid getting all jumpy over a bird.
Yuki: I kind of get a little freaked out thinking there's no one else on this mountain.
Yuki: I thought I would be the one okay with this sort of thing...
Chiba: Don't worry about it.
(Yuki: Chiba-san is smiling...)
Chiba: What is it?
Yuki: No. It's nothing.
(Yuki: This is the first time I've seen Chiba-san smile since he injured Joker-san...)
Chiba: Still, it's gotten really dark.
Chiba: ...Asahina, are you okay?
Yuki: Excuse me...?
Chiba: You're out of breath.
Yuki: I haven't exercised enough.
(Yuki: Chiba-san has slowed his pace.)
(Yuki: It's kind of...)
(Yuki: Like Chiba-san has gone back to normal a little bit.)
(Yuki: He's not that... empty shell-like Chiba-san.)
(Yuki: ...I'm glad.)
(Yuki: It wasn't wrong to come all this way.)
(Yuki: Was it?)
Chiba: Why did you come with me?
Yuki: ...Because I was really worried about you.
Chiba: Worried, huh...
Chiba: That's right. Of course you'd feel that way.
Chiba: I'm causing everyone trouble.
Chiba: Even Joker-sama...
Yuki: ...It's okay, Chiba-san.
Yuki: It's okay. I'm sure it'll work out somehow.
Yuki: Well, there's someone who saw the ghost only you could see, and made a sculpture, right?
Yuki: Before, we never even thought we'd find a clue like that.
Yuki: That's why I think it's kind of going in a good direction.
Chiba: Asahina, you're nice.
Yuki: Really? I'm normal.
Yuki: A friend in need is a friend indeed, right?
Yuki: You helped me when I was in trouble.
Chiba: ...I see. That's the kind of person you are.
Chiba: I have a request.
Yuki: What is it?
Chiba: I want to do something about myself. I want to conquer this weakness.
Chiba: I don't want to lose.
Chiba: I don't want to give up.
Chiba: I don't want to stay weak.
Chiba: So please stay with me a little longer.
Yuki: Of course. I'll go with you wherever.
Yuki: Chiba-san, I want to see it.
Yuki: Just how strong you can become.
Yuki: I know you're strong.
Yuki: Things may be a little tough now, but I think you're a person who can absolutely do something about it.
Yuki: You're not the kind of person who would lose at this point.
Chiba: Yes. You're right.
Chiba: I won't lose. I'll absolutely conquer this fear.
Chiba: There's no way I can lose at this point...!
(Yuki: I'll believe that.)
(Yuki: Chiba-san is strong. Chiba-san won't lose.)
(Yuki: Even if Chiba-san wavers, I'll believe that.)
(Yuki: As much as I can.)
(Yuki: In Chiba-san...)
Chiba: ...*gasp* Asahina!
Chiba: Look over there! A light. Is it over there?
Yuki: A light? Where? I don't see...
Chiba: Look, there. It's a window of a house.
Yuki: A house...?
(Yuki: I don't see anything but trees, much less a house.)
Chiba: Let's go, this way!
*time passes, evening*
Chiba: It's here.
Yuki: ...It really is.
Chiba: Someone, is there anyone there!?
(small mountain house)
??: Did you need something?
Yuki: Sorry to show up so suddenly. We're not suspicious. Um...
Chiba: ...Gramps? [note!]He's not related to Chiba, he's just addressing him as an old man.
??: Hm? Aren't you the Chibas' boy?
??: It's been a long time.
Yuki: Chiba-san... do you know him?
Chiba: He's the old man who lived nearby when I was little...
??: I'm surprised you remember me. You've really grown up.
??: You were such a little runt.
??: Don't just stand in the entrance, come in.
??: Your friend too.
Yuki: Excuse me.
Yuki: Wow... is this a studio?
??: That's right. It's my workshop.
Yuki: There's all sorts of tools...
(Yuki: It's kind of...)
(Yuki: It's kind of weird.)
(Yuki: What is this?)
(Yuki: It's bright, and there really shouldn't be anything scary.)
(Yuki: I wonder why...?)
(Yuki: It's like there's a chill down my spine, or the back of my neck is prickling...)
(Yuki: I have kind of a bad feeling...)
(Yuki: But, anyway, we have to finish what we came here for.)
Yuki: Um... Are you Nosu-san the sculptor?
Nosu Kiichi: Yes, indeed.
Yuki: We're looking for the person who makes ghost sculptures.
Yuki: Like little white dolls, about 15cm tall...
Nosu: You mean this?
Yuki: Oh! Right! This! Chiba-san, after all, it is this person...
Yuki: Ch... Chiba-san...?
(Yuki: Wh... what's the matter? He looks so stern...)
(Yuki: Is it because he's scared of the ghost?)
Chiba: ...You made this ghost?
Nosu: This sculpture isn't a ghost.
Nosu: Oh, come to think of it, back then you were scared of this.
Yuki: It's not a ghost...?
Yuki: Then what is this a sculpture of?
Nosu: This? Well, it's...
Nosu: A soul.
Yuki: A soul...?
Nosu: Right. It's the shape of a human soul.
Nosu: It's a human's real shape.
Nosu: Once the body disappears, everyone becomes this.
Nosu: Me... and of course, you.
Nosu: You know, don't you?
(Yuki: I kind of...)
(Yuki: I kind of have a really creepy feeling...)
(Yuki: I want to hurry and get out of here.)
(Yuki: This old man is scary.)
(Yuki: He's a little weird, but he's not saying stuff that's all that scary. He doesn't look like a bad person.)
Yuki: Ch, Chiba-san...
Yuki: Um, why don't we go back for today?
Yuki: Well, it's late and we met the person who made the ghosts...
Chiba: Wait a little longer.
Chiba: Asahina, sorry.
Chiba: But, I'm sure it's now or never.
Yuki: But, Chiba-san, you're shaking...
Chiba: But, I can't. If I run now, the same thing will keep happening.
Chiba: I'll definitely protect you.
Chiba: No matter what happens, I won't let you be hurt.
Chiba: Just a little longer...
Chiba: Give me strength, Asahina.
Nosu: What is it? Both of you look so stern.
Chiba: ...Who are you?
Nosu: What are you saying? I'm your neighbor, Old Man Nosu.
Chiba: Are you really going to claim that?
Nosu: Yeah, that's right, coward Hayato-kun.
Nosu: You really are a coward. Crying that you're afraid of the dark. Crying that you're afraid of the wind.
Nosu: Like this.
Nosu: You were scared of the little ones I made, thinking they were ghosts.
Nosu: You're scared even now, aren't you? Coward Hayato-kun.
Chiba: ...I'm not scared.
Chiba: I'm not a kid anymore.
Nosu: You're shaking so much, don't overdo it.
Nosu: After all, you stayed a coward.
Nosu: You were scared then too.
*lights go out*
*Nosu turns ghostly*
(Yuki: Wh, what is this...?)
(Yuki: It's bad... this is bad...)
CG: Chiba protects Yuki
Yuki: Ch, Chiba-san...
Chiba: It's okay.
Yuki: But, this is really bad...
Yuki: Even you, Chiba-san...
(Yuki: His hands are shaking.)
(Yuki: He's scared.)
(Yuki: Of course. With something like this...)
(Yuki: This can't be possible.)
Chiba: I'll protect you.
Chiba: I won't lose my head like before.
Chiba: I won't hurt the ones important to me.
(Yuki: Chiba-san is trying to fight.)
(Yuki: Even though he's scared.)
(Yuki: Even though actually, I'm sure he wants to run so much he can't stand it.)
(Yuki: He's decided he won't lose.)
(Yuki: ...This is no good.)
(Yuki: I'm the one who's shaken.)
(Yuki: I have to get a grip. I decided to believe in him.)
(Yuki: Don't be afraid, self!)
Yuki: It's okay. I believe in you.
(Yuki: I hope my feelings get through.)
(Yuki: If that can help Chiba-san even a little bit.)
Yuki: You're strong, Chiba-san.
Yuki: You're definitely strong.
Yuki: You'll protect me.
Yuki: You won't lose to anyone.
(Yuki: May Chiba-san's spirit not be broken.)
(Yuki: He's scared, but,)
(Yuki: I'm really scared too, but,)
Yuki: I believe in you.
Yuki: So do your best.
Yuki: Do your best... and show me that you'll win!
Nosu: What do you think you can beat, even though you're so scared?
Chiba: I finally understand it. The meaning of this fear.
Nosu: What's that?
Chiba: You're death.
Nosu: I'm death?
Chiba: That's right.
Nosu: You've been saying such awful things.
Nosu: Even though I was so nice to you.
Nosu: Even though I played with you.
Nosu: Even though you were so attached to me.
Nosu: Even though I was always your friend.
CG: Chiba protects Yuki
Chiba: I don't care if you resent me.
Chiba: You can go ahead and curse me.
Chiba: I was weak. I was hopelessly weak.
Chiba: That's why I ran away.
Chiba: But even though I ran away, the fear didn't go away. I should have forgotten, but it still didn't disappear.
Chiba: In that case,
Chiba: All I can do is fight.
Chiba: I liked you.
Chiba: But I'll beat you.
Chiba: I just have to win once.
Chiba: If I defeat this fear, I'll be freed.
Chiba: Isn't that right, Asahina?
(Yuki: That's right...)
Yuki: That's absolutely right!
Yuki: Just once.
Chiba: I should believe I've won.
Chiba: By any means. Whatever I have to do.
Yuki: You can't lose.
Yuki: You'll win.
Chiba: This fear...
Chiba: I'll crush it!