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 6 (continued)
(BL school dorm)
Chiba: I'm sorry I caused you trouble today.
Yuki: You didn't.
Yuki: Me too, you really helped me by being in the Bell One with me.
Yuki: Now we're even.
Chiba: I see.
Yuki: ...No, I guess I still owe you.
Chiba: We're even.
Yuki: Then, good night.
(Yuki: I said good night already... but should I see Chiba-san to his room now?)
(Yuki: He was so scared of ghosts before, and he's going to be alone once he goes back to his room.)
Chiba: What's the matter?
It's Chiba-san, so I guess he'll be okay.
I wouldn't like it.
(decision: I wouldn't like it.)
(Yuki: I wouldn't like it.)
(Yuki: He was so scared before he passed out, and then being alone.)
(Yuki: If I was Chiba-san, I wouldn't like it.)
Yuki: Chiba-san, would you come to my room tonight?
Chiba: Yours? Why?
Yuki: Well, you don't want to be alone right now, do you?
Yuki: Okay? If we're together, you won't be scared, right?
Chiba: N, no! Myself is!! N, n, not really scared...
(Yuki: It will be hard to get Chiba-san to come like this.)
(Yuki: But if I phrase it badly, he might get mad.)
Yuki: I'm sorry... I'm scared.
Yuki: I see. That's right. You're fine.
Yuki: It's fine if you don't want to. I'm sorry for saying something weird.
Chiba: W, wait!!
Chiba: M, myself didn't really say no!!
Chiba: I, if you're scared, myself, well, that is, doesn't really mind, staying with you...
Chiba: You are... myself's partner...
Chiba: Um, in, in the Bell One...
(Yuki: Woohoo! Success!!)
Yuki: Please! My room is this way!!
Yuki: Um, are you okay? My bed is pretty narrow.
Yuki: Are the lights okay like this?
Yuki: Could we hold hands?
CG: Yuki and Chiba in bed
Yuki: Thank goodness.
(Yuki: Chiba-san's hand is really cold, and it's sweaty.)
(Yuki: He must have been nervous.)
(Yuki: After all, I'm glad I invited him to my room.)
Yuki: What is it?
Chiba: You just smiled.
Yuki: Umm... This is the first time I've slept with someone like this.
Yuki: It's narrow, but it's pretty nice.
Yuki: And I was thinking I'm glad I invited you to my room after all.
Chiba: I see.
Chiba: ...Sorry for causing you trouble.
Yuki: Huh? What are you talking about?
Chiba: You're not really scared, are you?
Yuki: Huh!? No, I'm scared. Really, seriously.
Chiba: You're a bad liar.
Chiba: ...It's a kind lie.
(Yuki: Chiba-san isn't letting go of my hand.)
(Yuki: Even now, he's holding really tight.)
(Yuki: That's how scared he was.)
Chiba: You're not making fun of me.
Yuki: Excuse me?
Chiba: I'm still seriously scared of stuff that might exist or not, like ghosts, at my age.
Chiba: You don't think myself is pathetic?
Yuki: I don't.
Chiba: ...Are you scared of monsters and ghosts?
Yuki: I'm... pretty fine with horror and stuff.
Yuki: So, to be honest, I'm not that scared right now.
Yuki: But I was a bit freaked out by the story you told me before.
Yuki: It was dark outside, and the leaves were rustling. And I could tell your story wasn't a lie.
Chiba: I see.
Chiba: Just a little, huh.
Yuki: Oh, no! It was a lot! A lot.
Chiba: You don't have to say that for me.
Chiba: ...It's even more embarrassing.
Yuki: I think everyone has things they can't deal with.
Yuki: I'm hopeless if I'm hungry and there's no food.
Yuki: I might even cry.
Chiba: ...I think that's a little different.
Chiba: After all, myself feels mine is far more shameful..
(Yuki: ...I think they're both just as bad, though.)
Yuki: Um, Chiba-san. I've never seen a ghost.
Yuki: But that may just be because I haven't met a ghost yet, you know?
Yuki: In that case, you might be really lucky, since you were able to encounter a rare monster.
Chiba: Do you really think so?
Chiba: Whether it's rare or whatever, isn't it more lucky to not meet something like a ghost?
Yuki: ...You might be right.
Chiba: Of course.
(Yuki: Chiba-san is seriously feeling down.)
(Yuki: He thinks he's not cool because he's scared of ghosts.)
(Yuki: I kind of understand that.)
(Yuki: No one wants to feel ashamed.)
(Yuki: I don't really think it's good that Chiba-san is scared of ghosts.)
(Yuki: I wonder if there's anything I can do...)
Yuki: Ghosts, huh...
Yuki: Not ghosts, but if there were angels and god, I think it would be lucky to meet them.
Chiba: You're right.
Yuki: Since you're already met ghosts, maybe you'll even get to meet god soon, right?
Chiba: That's ridiculous. There is no god.
Yuki: No god... Can someone who's seen a ghost really say that!?
Chiba: Ghosts and god are different things.
Yuki: No, that's right, but it's kind of a little better, I mean, believing that.
Chiba: I don't think so.
Chiba: But... you're right. I'm a little relieved.
Yuki: Right? I'm sure god will appear to you soon...
Chiba: Not that.
Chiba: You're really not making fun.
Yuki: Making fun? Of what?
Chiba: Of me.
Yuki: Huh!? Of course not.
Chiba: That's what I'm a little relieved about.
Yuki: Geez... What are you saying?
Yuki: That's right.
Yuki: I told you, didn't I? That it's natural for everyone to have things they can't deal with.
Yuki: It's absolutely not shameful.
Chiba: I see...
Chiba: You're weird.
Yuki: I don't want to hear that from you, Chiba-san.
Chiba: Maybe you...
Chiba: ...Can I ask you something stupid?
Yuki: Go ahead.
Chiba: ...Asahina, what do you think happens when people die?
Yuki: When you die? Let's see...
Yuki: I think, when you're dead, that's it.
Chiba: What do you mean, that's it? You disappear?
Chiba: Do you really think you disappear?
Yuki: Yeah, well, I wonder...
Chiba: But what if you don't disappear? What happens to people? What happens to people's souls?
(Yuki: What is it, all of a sudden?)
(Yuki: What happens when you die. Being asked that all of a sudden...)
(Yuki: We can't know what really happens until the time comes.)
(Yuki: At that point, whether you don't want to disappear or whatever, you can't do anything about it.)
(Yuki: So I think there's no point in thinking about what happens.)
(Yuki: But Chiba-san's hand. It's so strong.)
(Yuki: Still, it's trembling...)
(Yuki: ...This isn't a stupid question.)
(Yuki: It's really important.)
(Yuki: I'm sure it's really important to Chiba-san.)
(Yuki: I have to answer properly.)
Yuki: ...You're afraid of death, aren't you?
Chiba: Myself is afraid of death.
Chiba: So, so afraid I can't stand it.
Chiba: ...That's why I tried to get into deadly situations.
Yuki: No way... when you used to always get into fights, that was why?
Chiba: You get it.
Yuki: Well, I thought it was weird that you would fight for no reason.
Chiba: I thought if I was stabbed I would understand death.
Yuki: Stabbed... What if you really died!?
Chiba: I didn't die.
Yuki: That's going way too far...
Chiba: I didn't die, and I didn't understand anything.
Chiba: So I don't do it anymore.
Yuki: Please don't.
Yuki: Anyway, didn't getting stabbed hurt?
Chiba: That was a physical pain. So I could stand it.
Chiba: But, I didn't understand death enough, so it couldn't be helped.
Chiba: ...So I can't be like him.
Yuki: Him, you mean Joker-san?
Chiba: He is completely different from myself.
Chiba: Even if he stands at the abyss of death, he feels no fear.
Chiba: It's different from just being brave.
Chiba: To him, even fear itself is not worth fearing.
Yuki: That's kind of complicated.
Chiba: ...Maybe myself explained badly.
Yuki: No, that's not it. It's not that I didn't understand. How should I put it...?
Yuki: That's really out there for me, or rather I've never thought about it.
Yuki: But please continue.
Yuki: I want to hear more.
Chiba: ...Myself has always watched him ever since meeting him.
Chiba: Even if he stood at the abyss of death, he would peer in.
Chiba: And he would enjoy it, and make it his own.
Chiba: He transcends the emptiness of everything.
Chiba: He's very strong.
Chiba: But myself is different.
Chiba: I can never be like him.
Chiba: Normally I keep myself from thinking about ghosts and death.
Chiba: But when those things get mentioned, I unconsciously think about it.
Chiba: That if myself died, I might become a ghost.
Yuki: That you would? Why...?
Chiba: I told you before. What the ghost I saw a long time ago looked like.
Yuki: You said it was white and had large empty holes where its eyes should be, that?
Chiba: Only myself saw it. Why?
Chiba: Maybe... it was myself in the future.
Chiba: That's why only myself saw it.
Chiba: I thought that might be it.
Yuki: It couldn't be...
Chiba: You can't say for sure.
Chiba: That's what I want to think.
Chiba: But, then why did only myself see it?
Chiba: No matter how much I thought about it, I couldn't think of another reason.
Chiba: ...Even myself thinks it's a stupid idea.
Chiba: But I can't get that idea out of my head no matter what.
Chiba: I'm always dwelling on it...
Chiba: I'm a hopeless weakling.
Chiba: I want to be stronger.
Chiba: Like Joker-sama...
Chiba: No, at least as unafraid as everyone else, so that I'm normal and don't have to panic...
(Yuki: What should I do?)
(Yuki: Chiba-san is serious.)
(Yuki: He's seriously hurting.)
(Yuki: What can I do for Chiba-san...?)
Say something anyway
(decision: Say something anyway.)
Yuki: D, don't worry about it!
(Yuki: U, uwah! Self! There has to be a bit better way to say it, right!?)
(Yuki: But how should I put it...?)
Chiba: Don't worry about it, huh. You're right. Exactly. That would be best.
Yuki: Thank goodness. Chiba-san, you finally smiled.
Chiba: Yeah. You gave me an answer.
Chiba: I'm grateful.
(Yuki: I did it. I'm kind of really happy.)
Chiba: Actually, myself knows that not worrying about it is best.
Yuki: That's right. Worrying about it doesn't help.
Chiba: Myself doesn't want to run away.
Chiba: I don't know what I should do.
Chiba: Still, I don't want to run.
Yuki: Are not worrying about it and running away the same to you, Chiba-san?
Chiba: They're the same.
Chiba: I know it's there, so ignoring it is running away.
Yuki: I see. Then it can't be helped.
Chiba: Can't be helped?
Yuki: I don't think not worrying about it is the same as running away though.
Yuki: But that's that way it is for you, right?
Yuki: Then I can understand you don't want to do that.
Yuki: Even if you're scared...
Chiba: It can't be helped.
Yuki: It can't be helped.
Chiba: I'm afraid of scary things. Myself can't help it right now.
Chiba: Still, myself doesn't want to lose.
Chiba: That's why I think, even if I'm scared, it can't be helped.
Yuki: I see.
Yuki: ...But I think you'll beat it someday.
Chiba: Easy for you to say.
Yuki: But I'm sure you can win.
Yuki: You'll win.
Chiba: Do you really think so?
Yuki: Yeah. You'll definitely win.
Yuki: Because, if you don't give up or give in, eventually you'll win.
Yuki: And you only have to win once.
Yuki: If you're not scared once, I'm sure you'll be fine after that.
Yuki: I think it's that kind of challenge.
Yuki: Even if you lose a hundred times, if you win once, it's fine.
Yuki: So someday you'll definitely win.
Chiba: ...Lose a hundred times...
Yuki: Maybe even more.
Chiba: That... really doesn't feel like an encouragement.
Yuki: I'm not really trying to encourage you.
Yuki: I'm just telling you what I think.
Yuki: I'm not consoling or encouraging you, I'm saying everything I think and feel.
Chiba: It's your true feelings?
Chiba: Even if I lose a hundred times, if I win once, I've won.
Yuki: Right. So you can't give up.
Chiba: ...I see.
Chiba: Is that what myself has been doing?
Yuki: Am I wrong?
Chiba: No. You're not wrong.
Chiba: ...But in that case, you're the one who has it hard.
Chiba: That's right. Unlike myself, you can't lose even once.
Chiba: If you lose in the Bell One, it's over.
Yuki: You're right.
Chiba: You're not scared?
Yuki: Well, I am...
Yuki: But, I was thinking I just have to win three times in the Bell One.
Chiba: Just win three times.
Yuki: If I lose, this school will close.
Yuki: ...If I think of it like that, I really freak out, right?
Yuki: So I don't think of losing. I just need to win three times.
Yuki: And I've already won once.
Yuki: So I just need to win two more times.
Yuki: When I think of it that way, I kind of feel like it will be okay.
Yuki: Besides, you're fighting with me.
Chiba: That's right...
Chiba: Myself wasn't thinking about anything.
Chiba: I just accepted when you asked me to be your Bell One partner.
Chiba: I didn't think about your feelings.
Chiba: You were determined too.
Chiba: Myself underestimated it.
Chiba: You're admirable.
Chiba: You're fighting seriously without running away.
Yuki: Huh? Oh, no, that's...
Yuki: It's not something great like determination or fighting...
Chiba: ...Myself has to be determined.
Chiba: To myself, the Bell One is no longer some other person's, Asahina Yuki's, fight that I'm helping with.
Chiba: This is our fight.
Chiba: So... we'll absolutely win.
Yuki: Thank you!!
Chiba: Myself doesn't want this school to close.
Chiba: The same as you.
Yuki: It kind of makes me happy that you say that.
Chiba: I see.
Chiba: ...It's strange.
Yuki: What is?
Chiba: I stopped being afraid while I was talking to you.
Yuki: Then let's go to sleep now.
Yuki: While your fear has gone off somewhere.
Chiba: ...My hand.
Yuki: Oh, sorry. I'm still holding it...
Chiba: It's okay like this.
Chiba: ...You don't mind holding it like this, do you?
Yuki: Oh, no...
Chiba: Well then.
Yuki: ...Good night.
(Yuki: Huh? Being told that, kind of makes me worry instead, a bit...)
(Yuki: Chiba-san's hand...)
(Yuki: His palm is hard. I guess it's because he does kendo.)
(Yuki: It's not cold anymore. No, instead it's warm, or rather hot.)
(Yuki: ...Crap. I'm kind of getting sweaty.)
(Yuki: I wonder if Chiba-san doesn't like it. After all, I should move away...)
(Yuki: Wait, he's already asleep!)
Yuki: He really goes at his own pace...
Yuki: ...I guess he feels relieved.
(Yuki: Then I'm glad.)
Yuki: Please don't let Chiba-san have any nightmares.
Yuki: Good night, Chiba-san.
Chiba: ...Good night.