gakuen heaven 2

Kuya route translation

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June 14

*bell rings*
Yuki: The first afternoon class is history, huh...
Okaken: There you are, Asahina-kun! Tell me about yesterday!!
Yuki: *sigh*
Okaken: Former Ace suddenly announces to the entire school: alleges your theft of the armband!
Okaken: Is it true or not?
Okaken: Did you really steal the armband from the previous Ace like he said?
Yuki: Okaken... not you too.
Yagami: This is the fifth one. You've been pretty busy during each break.
Tomo: Surprisingly, there's a lot of guys who like gossip.
Okaken: So? Which is it? You can tell me the truth!
Yuki: I didn't steal the armband.
Yuki: To begin with, I'd never steal.
Yuki: Alright? I got the armband as soon as I got to the school.
Yuki: Everyone knows that, right?
Tomo: The very first time you came to class, you already had the armband.
Yuki: See?
Yuki: At that time, I didn't know the about the rule that if you have the armband, you're the student council president.
Yuki: So I didn't know that armband was something important at this school.
Yuki: I mean, in the first place, I never thought I would become student council president.
Yuki: What reason did I have to steal the armband from Hattori-san?
Okaken: Hmm. You seem to have a point...
Yuki: I don't seem to, I do!
Yuki: Besides, I wouldn't steal other people's things.
Yuki: I met him as soon as I came to the school.
Yuki: He looked like he was kind of in trouble, and when I helped, he gave me that armband.
Yuki: And he said please.
Yuki: So I accepted it. It's crazy that he's saying I stole it now.
Yuki: I don't understand what he's thinking at all.
Yagami: You've been framed? In that case, it's really annoying.
Tomo: In the first place, wasn't it a mistake to accept something as annoying as being student council president?
Yuki: It wasn't a mistake!!
Yuki: At first it was by chance, but now I'm doing it because I want to.
Yuki: It's absolutely not a mistake.
Tomo: ...Right, right, I get it.
Okaken: But, Asahina-kun, the situation is not so simple.
Yuki: What is?
Okaken: Certain suspicions are currently spreading within the school.
Yuki: That I stole the armband from Hattori-san?
Okaken: No, not that. Didn't I say the situation isn't so simple?
Yuki: Then what is it?
Okaken: Heh heh, do you want to know?
Yagami: Hey, Okazaki! Stop acting all big and spit it out!
Okaken: You don't have to threaten me like that.
Okaken: I'll say it, I'll say it...
Okaken: Ahem... This is the current rumor that is spreading throughout the school.
Okaken: That the previous Ace had his armband stolen is a fact.
Okaken: And the real culprit was the vice president of the student council. That is, Sagimori-sempai.
Yuki: Pft, there's no way.
Okaken: You can't say that for sure.
Yuki: No, no, Kuya-san wouldn't do something like that.
Yuki: Okaken, even for a rumor, that's kind of cruel.
Okaken: Because, when it comes to that, Sagimori-sempai has a previous record of stealing.
Yuki: Huh?
Okaken: It's the truth. It's pretty well known in the school.
Yuki: The truth...
Yagami: What previous record? Don't just say random things! Hey!
Okaken: Eeeek! I, I'm opposed to violence!!
Yagami: I haven't done anything yet!
Okaken: Y, you were going to hit me, weren't you?
Tomo: Don't make a fuss...
Yuki: More importantly, what do you mean previous record!?
Okaken: No, well... I just heard it from others.
Okaken: Last year, before we entered school, Sagimori-sempai snuck into the director's office.
Okaken: And it seems he stole something from there.
Yuki: Something, what was it?
Okaken: I wonder too...
Okaken: The director let the matter drop, so there's no one who knows the truth...
Okaken: B, but, it's rumored that all the second and third year students know the rumor.
Yuki: A rumor of a rumor, what is that? Cut it out...
Yagami: Well, it's true that there is that rumor.
Yuki: You know it too!?
Yagami: Yeah...
Yagami: But it's just a rumor.
Okaken: Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Okaken: They say that Sagimori-sempai stole the director's treasure!
Yagami: I said it's a rumor. Geez...
Yagami: Anyway, the treasure the vice president stole, what was it?
Yagami: Be specific, get to the point!
Okaken: It's because the identity hasn't been established that it's called a treasure!
Tomo: You guys, leave it at that.
Tomo: I'm surprised you can get so fired up over a rumor...
Okaken: Anyway, that's the rumor about Sagimori-sempai.
Okaken: And the previous Ace lost battle after battle to Joker-san. It was the worst of the worst.
Okaken: That's also a fact that everyone at the school knows.
Okaken: That's why Sagimori-sempai, as student council vice president, washed his hands of the former student council president, Hattori Ninosuke.
Okaken: And so he stole the armband in order to restore the student council...
Okaken: Maybe he saw... that you were full of promise, or simply seemed easy to control.
Okaken: So he gave the armband to Asahina Yuki, who had just come to school, and installed him as student council president.
Okaken: Right now, this sort of conspiracy theory is spreading throughout the school.

(decision #11)
Stop messing around!

(decision #11a: Stop messing around!)
Okaken: I'm going to try and find out the truth...
Yuki: Kuya-san wouldn't do anything like that!
Okaken: Uwaa!!
Yuki: Impossible! No... Kuya-san, of all people, would never!!
Okaken: C- Calm down... Asahina-kun!?
Yuki: Kuya-san and Hattori-san are friends!
Yuki: So don't talk nonsense like he washed his hands of him!!
Yagami: Hey, Asahina...
Yuki: You know, Kuya-san was really hurting yesterday!
Yuki: You don't know anything...
Yuki: Anyway, I won't allow him to be framed!!
Okaken: It hurts... Asahina... Asahina-kun...
Yagami: Hey, Asahina, chill out.
Tomo: I understand how you feel, but it's not good to resort to violence...
Yuki: Let go of me! Yagami! Tomo... urgh...!?
Yuki: ...Candy?
Tomo: Lick that and calm down.
Yuki: Ugh...
Yagami: Okazaki, you too. If you're just gonna get freaked out, don't run your mouth.
Yagami: It was completely your fault.
Okaken: I'm sorry, Asahina-kun...
Yuki: No... Me too, I'm sorry...
Yagami: Anyway, is the vice president such a scheming character?
Yagami: Isn't he more simple and nice?
Yagami: I mean, before, there was a cat stuck on the branch of a really tall tree.
Yagami: I saw him climb the tree and rescue the cat.
Yuki: Kuya-san did?
Yagami: Yeah.
Yagami: The cat was freaked out, and ran to the end of a thin branch.
Yagami: But he leaned forward and stretched out his hands to rescue the cat.
Tomo: I also saw Sagimori-san looking for someone's dropped contact lens.
Tomo: Even though the owner said it was enough, he said 'I'll definitely find it' and was on his hands and knees on the ground.
Okaken: Hmm. What I heard was that he helps others, even in the rain.
Yuki: In the rain?
Okaken: Yeah. It seemed he helped the art club with transporting their works.
Okaken: They were watercolors so getting them wet was strictly prohibited. They were properly packed, but the artist was in a panic about the possibility.
Okaken: Sagimori-sempai was willing to get soaked, and protected the artworks' cover at all costs.
Tomo: Well, he's not a bad guy.
Yagami: I guess.
Okaken: Although he's a bit of a strange guy, different from the ordinary...
Yuki: Look who's talking.
Okaken: Huh? What's that supposed to mean, Asahina-kun?
*bell rings*
Okaken: Oh, it's the chime.
Yagami: Tch. How annoying, it's already time for class.
Tomo: Since it's Professor Ito's history class, I can sleep more than usual.
(Yuki: But what an ugly rumor...)
(Yuki: That Kuya-san snuck into the director's office and stole something...)
(Yuki: It's a misunderstanding... or maybe there's some reason...)
Tomo: Yuki, aren't you going to take your seat?
Yuki: ...
Yuki: Sorry, I'm going to the student council room for a bit!

Keita: Waa...
Yuki: I'm sorry!
Keita: Huh? Asahina-kun? But class...!
Keita: Just what's the matter with him?

Tomo: Ah-ah...
Yagami: Hey, Okazaki. It's because you ran your mouth.
Okaken: Ow! I'm opposed to violence!
Yagami: Shut up!! Geez...
Tomo: Yuki... are you okay...?

(student council room)
Yuki: Kuya-san, are you here!?
Takato: He's in class.
Yuki: ...Oh...I see...
Yuki: What about you? You don't have class?
Takato: I have a free period so I thought I would take care of a little routine business.
Yuki: Routine business... dust cloths?
Yuki: Did you sew these yourself?
Takato: As part of the school cleaning activities, it seems they need a large number of them this time.
Yuki: I see.
(Yuki: Come to think of it, we left all the student council work to Takato-san.)
(Yuki: I guess I should help.)
(Yuki: But I'm worried about Kuya-san too...)

(decision #12)
Look for Kuya-san.
Help Takato-san.

(decision #12b: Help Takato-san.)
Yuki: I'll help you.
Takato: What about your class?
Yuki: Um, well... since it's too late to go back now...
Takato: ...
Yuki: I'll make it up later!
Takato: I see. Then, please.
(Yuki: Anyway, I'm too worried about Kuya-san like this, I can't seem to concentrate.)
(Yuki: I'll work hard later...)
Yuki: But you can buy dust cloths at the 100 yen shop.
Yuki: Is there not enough in the budget?
Takato: That's not it, but it's simply that it's a good use of time and effort.
Takato: It's relaxing.
Yuki: Is it really?
Takato: Yes.
Takato: Here, a needle and thread. Fold both ends toward the inside, then fold it into fourths, then please sew it.
Yuki: Okay.
(Yuki: ...I'm sure the rumor about Kuya-san is a lie, but...)
(Yuki: Maybe I'll try asking Takato-san.)
(Yuki: But... what if it's true?)
(Yuki: No, Kuya-san of all people absolutely wouldn't do something like that.)
(Yuki: Never, ever...)
Yuki: ...
Takato: What's the matter?
Yuki: Uh-uh.... it's kind of quiet today.
Yuki: I guess it's because it's during class time.
Takato: It's because Kuya's not here, isn't it?
Yuki: ...
Takato: With just Kuya being here, strangely, it becomes lively. Besides, he talks a lot.
Takato: ...Although he was quiet today.
Yuki: Kuya-san was?
Takato: As expected, it seems he's suffering overthe matter from yesterday.
Yuki: ...I knew it.
Takato: You suffered too, didn't you?
Yuki: Huh?
Takato: Ninosuke falsely accused you of stealing the armband, didn't he?
Yuki: Well...
Yuki: But it was a lie.
Yuki: Honestly, it was annoying being asked all sorts of things by everyone today, but the people who know me believe me.
Yuki: You don't doubt me, do you, Takato-san?
Takato: Of course not.
Yuki: So I'm fine.
Takato: I see.
Yuki: But, Kuya-san...
Yuki: He's still depressed?
Takato: Although he's acting as if he's not...
Takato: He's not quite good enough to deceive my eyes.
Yuki: Hahaha... I see.
(Yuki: ...That's right.)
(Yuki: I came here to because I was so anxious to ask him about the rumor, but...)
(Yuki: Kuya-san has bigger problems right now.)
(Yuki: Maybe it's good that I didn't see him.)
(Yuki: But what happened yesterday, and the rumor... it's all just about stealing.)
(Yuki: ...Oh.)
(Yuki: Wasn't Kuya-san so angry yesterday because I was falsely accused of stealing?)
(Yuki: Because he knew that I didn't like being falsely accused...)
(Yuki: Maybe he did that because he was thinking about me?)
(Yuki: Kuya-san...)
(Yuki: Maybe Takato-san would know the truth about the rumor. If I asked, maybe he would tell me.)
(Yuki: I wonder if I should try asking.)
(Yuki: But, how should I ask...?)
Takato: ...Shall we talk about Kuya?
Yuki: Huh...?
Takato: First, excuse me for mentioning this, but you don't have to be so worried about Kuya and Ninosuke.
Takato: Is that what you've been thinking?
Yuki: Well...
Takato: What is it?
Yuki: They're friends... I know that.
Yuki: And Kuya-san is a kind person.
Yuki: But I think it was Hattori-san's fault, and maybe Kuya-san doesn't have to feel so responsible...
Takato: Responsible, huh...?
Yuki: Am I wrong?
Takato: Allow me to meddle a little.
Yuki: Yes?
Takato: Did you know that because of his father's work, Kuya has repeatedly transferred schools?
Yuki: I know that...
Takato: Since Kuya was young, he was always in the position of visiting from outside the community, and then leaving again.
Takato: In short, he was always an outsider.
Yuki: Outsider...
Takato: He's so sociable.
Takato: Even though he appeared as an outsider, he could adapt to the place.
Yuki: He even has friends like the head of MGN and stuff, people you normally couldn't get to know.
Takato: Yes. He can make friends anywhere he goes.
Takato: However, keeping friends requires a reasonable effort.
Yuki: Effort?
Takato: Yes. If you don't do anything, the intensity level of your feelings decreases.
Takato: Spending time together, having common interests. You protect a friendship by devoting time and feelings toward a person.
Takato: That's what I think.
Yuki: Devote time and feelings, huh...?
Yuki: I kind of get it.
Yuki: When I came here, I emailed my middle school friends a lot, but recently I haven't contacted them much.
Yuki: Of course, it's not that I stopped liking everyone.
Yuki: But the people that are around you become important before you know it...
Takato: That's right. As hard as it is to make friends, keeping friends is even harder.
Takato: If you reduce the time you spend together, the excitement falls, and even memories fade.
Takato: Everyone naturally becomes estranged from their past friends.
Yuki: ...That's kind of sad, saying that.
Takato: It can't be helped.
Yuki: You're so aloof.
Takato: But I think it's a necessary coldheartedness.
Takato: If not, the feelings and memories are too much to handle.
Yuki: I guess...
Takato: Just how many people do you think we will meet in our lifetimes?
Takato: It's absolutely impossible to continue being close to all of them, even for people you like.
Yuki: Impossible...
Takato: At least for me, and possibly for you too.
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: That... might be true.)
(Yuki: But saying that so directly is sad...)
Takato: Especially us students, we're in an environment where we spend a lot of time with people of our own age.
Takato: While we're given the opportunity to make friends, it's uncomfortable being without your old friends.
Takato: You don't have the time to spare for friends who are far away, that you can only contact with email or phone calls.
Takato: The friends in front of you. The studying in front of you. The family and life in front of you.
Takato: In the midst of ever-changing days, those become important, the priority.
Takato: Since we're so busy.
Takato: Our current associations are more important than old friends. Isn't that true?
Yuki: Well...
Takato: Am I wrong?
(Yuki: ...Takato-san is right.)
(Yuki: Actually, it's the same for me. Since I came to the school, I've been wrapped up in all sorts of things, and now that I think about it, I haven't emailed my middle school friends.)
(Yuki: I'm sure it's the same for them.)
(Yuki: Although I think if I went back home and met them, I could talk to them normally...)
(Yuki: That's all.)
(Yuki: But... I'm not so sure.)
Yuki: ...I think it's normal too, since it's been like that for me.
Yuki: Only, I don't like it being said so directly.
Takato: Having it be so cut and dried is sad?
Yuki: I mean, instead it feels like an excuse.
Yuki: Just because you can't do it, it's kind of unfair to say something like that...
Yuki: Although it might be that I don't like the way you put it.
Takato: You really are a good person.
Takato: In that, you very much resemble Kuya.
Yuki: Really?
Takato: Like you, Kuya probably doesn't accept it either.
Takato: That's why he resists it. The time, distance, and the fading of feelings.
Takato: He tries to maintain the connection to everyone that he has ever thought of as a friend.
Takato: He doesn't regret the effort he makes for that, and he doesn't find it a burden.
Takato: Do you know how many emails he writes?
Yuki: Uh-uh.
Takato: Since he doesn't mind, next time you should have him show you his mailbox.
Takato: You'll absolutely be amazed.
Yuki: That many?
Takato: Yes. I guarantee it.
Takato: Every single day, he sends out a surprising number of emails.
Takato: In order to maintain a connection, however slim, with his old friends.
Yuki: That's incredible...
Takato: It truly is.
Takato: Then he came to this school.
Takato: This is a school where students from all over Japan are gathered.
Takato: For most of the students, their personal relationships all started at zero.
Takato: All of them stand on the same starting line, and from there, all of them similarly establish new relationships.
Takato: In short, for the first time, Kuya was not an outsider.
Takato: I wonder how unobtainable that had been for him.
Yuki: ...

Kuya: I like this school.
Kuya: In the three years I've spent here, I've made lots of memories.
Kuya: But if this school closes, it'll all be gone.
Kuya: That school building, the dorm, even this path...
Kuya: It'll all be gone.
Kuya: That's pretty sad.
(end flashback)

Yuki: Kuya-san has been at this school for three years. He's built up a lot of memories...
Yuki: He said he loves this place.
Takato: He must feel that way from the bottom of his heart.
Yuki: So maybe that's why he was so intense about Hattori-san too...
(Yuki: Because he was a friend he had spent time with at a place he loved...)
Takato: That's right.
Yuki: After all, have you all been friends since you got to the school?
Takato: Yes.
Yuki: Why?
Takato: It started with us sitting at the same table sometimes in the dorm cafeteria... It was that trivial.
Takato: But that was plenty.
Takato: Because that's how friends are, aren't they?
Yuki: Yeah.
Takato: After we had been together for a while, Ninosuke said that he wanted to be student council president.
Takato: Kuya agreed and dragged me in, and the three of us started in the student council.
Yuki: So it was the three of you since the beginning.
Takato: Yes. It was always the three of us.
Takato: ...A lot has happened.
Takato: Becoming close to the director, opposing Joker, and Ninosuke having his authority taken by losing matches...
Takato: We may not have been a very good student council.
Takato: But that's how we spent the time here for over a year before you came.
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: What is this...?)
(Yuki: My chest feels tight.)
(Yuki: But it can't be helped, I guess.)
(Yuki: Since I'm a first year, and Kuya-san and the rest are third year sempais.)
(Yuki: Of course they have all sorts of memories that I don't know about.)
(Yuki: But...)
Takato: You're sad now, aren't you?
Yuki: Kinda...
Takato: Is it because you feel alienated by our friendship?
Yuki: Yeah...
Yuki: Haha... it's silly.
Takato: I don't think so.
Yuki: But...
Takato: That alienation is what Kuya always felt.
Yuki: Huh...
Takato: That awareness that you're an outsider intruding in a space that already has established relationships.
Takato: Consequently, no matter how much everyone accepts you, it's an inescapable pain.
Takato: Kuya always had that feeling.
Yuki: Oh...
(Yuki: So this is the feeling Kuya-san felt.)
(Yuki: Even though I know it can't be helped, it's oppressive and painful, and a little lonely.)
(Yuki: I feel like I'm just the odd man out.)
(Yuki: Even though Kuya-san felt like this over and over, he still smiles.)
(Yuki: He's always cheerful and encouraging me, but he's had so much to think about.)
(Yuki: That...)
(Yuki: Hey, Kuya-san. How do you do that? Doesn't it hurt?)
(Yuki: I wonder why... my chest hurts.)
Yuki: I guess that's the reason Kuya-san was nice to me.
Takato: That's possible.
Takato: Kuya always had to make a place for himself to belong.
Takato: Since there was no place anywhere just for him, that someone else made for him.
Takato: That's why I think he knows more than anyone the difficulty in making a place for yourself.
Yuki: I'm sure...
(Yuki: Kuya-san made a place for me.)
(Yuki: He showed me that I can always come to the student council room. He showed me that he would welcome me anytime.)
(Yuki: He showed me that the student council room is where I belong, and that student council president is my job.)
(Yuki: That's right, he showed it clearly.)
(Yuki: That's why I never felt lonely.)
(Yuki: I was just excited and enjoying it, and never felt fear.)
(Yuki: Of course, I thought it was because everyone was so nice. I was welcomed even apart from Kuya-san.)
(Yuki: But that wasn't it. That wasn't all.)

Kuya: Welcome back, Yuki!

Yuki: ...
(Yuki: Kuya-san...)
Yuki: If only I had been born two years earlier.
Yuki: Then I could have been here with Kuya-san all three years.
(Yuki: I wouldn't have let Kuya-san feel lonely...)
Takato: You should say that to Kuya.
Takato: It would make him happy.
Yuki: To Kuya-san...
Takato: It's already so late.
Takato: Shouldn't you go back to your classroom?
Yuki: But...
Takato: You still have an hour of class left, don't you?
Yuki: ...That's right.
Yuki: Takato-san, thank you. I feel kind of refreshed.
Yuki: Actually, at lunch I heard that Kuya-san snuck into the director's office and stole something.
Yuki: Even though I thought it was a baseless rumor, I felt kind of depressed...
Takato: That's...
Yuki: Yes?
Takato: ...That's true.
Yuki: Huh? What do you mean!?
Takato: Please ask Kuya. I think he would tell you.
(Yuki: Oh no... even Takato-san...)
(Yuki: Just what is this...?)

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