gakuen heaven 2

Yagami route translation

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a few days later (continued)

*time passes*

Yuki: I knew it, he was here.
Yuki: Yagami, found you.
Yuki: Yaga...

CG: Yagami with headphones
Yuki: Yagami?
(Yuki: What's the matter? He looks kind of pained...)
Yuki: And he looks pale... Is he feeling sick?
Yuki: But, he seemed normal in the club room.
Yuki: Yagami.
Yagami: ...
(Yuki: Is he listening to music? Or does he just have the headphones on like last time?)
(Yuki: Covering his ears like that... What is he thinking about?)
(Yuki: About the band? About the show?)
(Yuki: Or... about the accident? About the violin?)
end CG

Yagami: I decided. To go with just the guitar.

(Yuki: Yagami told me directly, he's into guitar now.)
(Yuki: Is he actually hiding some pain in his heart?)
Yuki: Yagami...
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: Of course, he'd notice if I sat next to him, right?
(Yuki: But he's not turning this way.)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: Throw open the window, Let's change into a new shirt.
Yuki: You've got a chance! It'll work out somehow.[note!]Yuki's singing the game's theme song again. :D
Yagami: Hey, you're a little flat.
Yuki: Huh?
Yagami: You're not opening your mouth fully, so your pitch isn't steady.
Yagami: That's unusual. When you sing, you open your mouth wide and sing from the belly.
Yuki: Yagami...
Yagami: Well, you've gotten a lot better with my training.
Yuki: Yeah. It's thanks to you.
Yuki: Still, I'm surprised you could tell I was flat by just hearing it once.
Yagami: Hah. Once is plenty. I have perfect pitch.
Yuki: Perfect pitch?
(Yuki: Wait, if I remember correctly, it's said that music can all be heard as do re mi.)[note!]Japan uses a 'fixed do' system where do is always C, re is D, mi is E, etc, instead of a 'movable do' system where do is the first note of whatever key the music is in.
Yuki: Is that since you were young?
Yagami: I guess.
Yagami: When I was a kid... I realized when I was two.
Yuki: Two!?
Yagami: Yeah.
Yagami: The doorbell, the phone ring, the sound when I went into the convenience store...
Yagami: For instance, the ambulance siren is ti-so-ti-so but after it passes, it's la-fa-la-fa, you know?
Yuki: ...Now that you mention it, maybe?
Yagami: My mom told me all the time, looking serious. Don't forget that feeling, she said.
Yuki: From the time you were so young...
Yagami: Yeah.
Yuki: Amazing... I don't remember anything from when I was two...
Yuki: And your mother is amazing too, for realizing that...
Yagami: It's normal.
Yuki: No. That's not normal.
Yagami: It's normal in my family.
Yagami: My dad plays piano. My mom plays violin.
Yagami: And my older sister plays cello, and my other older sister plays viola. But my older brother plays accordion.
Yagami: Well, we're a musical family.
Yuki: Ah...
Yagami: My oldest sister is in college, my other sister is in high school, and both are studying abroad in London.
Yagami: My older brother... he quit music college, saying he'd been captivated by Roma music. He's a traveling entertainer, I guess?
Yuki: Traveling entertainer!?
Yagami: He's wandering all over Europe.
Yuki: Europe. That's kind of cool...
Yagami: Really?
Yagami: To you, even my mom probably seems cool.
Yuki: Your mother? She plays the violin like you?
Yagami: I quit though.
Yuki: Oh...
Yagami: My mom is a soloist. She goes back and forth in Japan and abroad.
Yagami: My dad teaches so he mostly stays put in Japan.
Yuki: Ah... Your family is really is an amazing family of artists...
Yagami: Family of artists, huh. Hah.
Yuki: It's amazing. Yagami, your family is so cool!
Yagami: What's cool?
Yuki: Well, everyone in your family has gone abroad, and they're working all over the world, right!?
Yuki: It's awesome!!
Yagami: Hah. What's so great about abroad?
Yuki: You don't like it?
Yagami: It's not my style.
Yuki: I see... You've always been in Japan... so I guess you're lonely.
Yagami: Lonely? Who do you think you're talking to? I'm not lonely.
Yuki: But...
Yagami: What's not my style is my name. My name.
Yuki: Your name? You mean... Yagami Reon?
Yagami: Huh!?
Yuki: Don't glare.
Yuki: But why? What does your name have to do with your family being abroad?
Yagami: Hah. It has everything to do with it. Everything!
Yagami: Leon. They named me so that it's easy to say abroad too.
Yuki: I get it!
Yagami: You get what?
Yagami: My older sisters are Maria and Ema, my older brother is Shimon, okay?
Yuki: That's so cool!!
Yagami: Yeah, yeah. Thanks a lot.
Yagami: I don't like that I have a girly name like Reon.
Yuki: I think it's nice.
Yagami: I don't.
Yagami: Anyway, if I went abroad, I'd rather have a name that appealed to Japanese people too.
Yagami: Like Musashi or Kojiro.[note!]The names of two famous rival samurai.
Yuki: Or Gonzaemon?[note!]Gonzaemon is the name of a famous samurai, Yuki chooses this name to keep with the samurai theme; -emon was a very common male name ending in feudal Japan and associated with samurai/soldiers, as it means gatekeeper or gate guard.
Yagami: ...You're taking it to extremes, dumbass.
Yuki: I see... Your name, Reon, I think it's nice though...
Yagami: Hah. Thanks a lot.
Yuki: But...
Yagami: What?
Yuki: After all, you must be lonely with everyone abroad.
Yagami: I don't really feel that way.
Yuki: Oh. I think if it were me, I'd be lonely.
Yuki: Since my family runs a bakery, my parents are always at home.
Yuki: From the time I woke up in the morning, they were already up and working, and they were home when I got back from school too.
Yuki: If my family had all gone off abroad like yours...
Yuki: After all, I think I'd be lonely.
Yagami: You don't have to make it such a big deal.
Yuki: Really?
Yagami: Yeah.
Yagami: Well, it's true that it's rare my family is all together.
Yagami: But, my mom quit work when I was still in kindergarten.
Yagami: Back then, the family all played as an ensemble.
Yuki: Ensemble...
Yuki: That's nice! It sounds fun!
Yagami: That's what my mom wanted, so she even put her career on hold and had us.
Yuki: What a wonderful family.
Yagami: Ignoring whether they're wonderful or not, well, they're more like fellow musicians than family...
Yagami: They're rivals.
Yuki: They're rivals, even though they're family?
Yagami: Yeah.
Yagami: I won contests.
Yagami: Then they got annoyed.
Yuki: Ah...
Yagami: When that happened, me and the others would practice until morning.
Yuki: Until morning...
Yagami: We made a race of practicing, until we collapsed.
Yagami: It was morning before we knew it, and we all overslept and were late. It happened a lot.
Yuki: Haha. You've had that bad habit of being late for a long time then.
Yagami: Anyway, we were steeped in music everyday.
Yuki: Yagami... you seem like...
Yagami: What?
Yuki: Yagami, you seem like you enjoyed it.
Yagami: Really?
Yuki: Yeah.
Yuki: I think it's the first time I've seen you smile like this.
Yagami: Huh? Like how?
Yuki: Mm... Like gentle... or rather, a bit... like you have a faraway look in your eyes...
Yuki: Anyway, it's the first time.
Yagami: Whatever.
Yuki: Haha.
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: Yagami... I wonder if actually he didn't want to quit playing the violin...?)
(Yuki: He said when he was in the hospital after the accident, he discovered metal and fell in love with guitar.)
(Yuki: I think Yagami's love of metal is real, but...)
(Yuki: But is that really all...?)
Yuki: Hey, Yagami.
Yagami: Huh?
Yuki: Yagami... during the Bell One, you told me not to give up.
Yagami: Yeah... I did.
Yagami: What about it?
Yuki: Mm. Nothing...
Yagami: What is that?
Yuki: Haha. Sorry.
(Yuki: I can't ask.)
(Yuki: You told me not to give up...)
(Yuki: But then didn't you give up on the violin?)
(Yuki: It's not something I can ask out of speculation...)
Yagami: What? You're gawking at my face.
Yuki: Huh? Was I watching you that closely?
Yagami: Like that was just watching.
Yagami: If you have something you wanna say, spit it out.
Yagami: You're a man, aren't you? Come on!
Yuki: Oh, um, well... gu...
Yagami: Gu?
Yuki: Guitar!
Yagami: Huh?
Yuki: I was thinking I want to be able to play an instrument too.
Yuki: Hey, Yagami. Teach me guitar.
Yagami: Guitar, huh. Well, I have it here, but...
Yuki: So you took it with you when you left the club room.
Yuki: Were you going to practice in the dorm too?
Yagami: Not really. It's just that for some reason, I don't feel calm if I don't have it with me.
Yagami: I mean, dumbass, you should have said that when we were in the club room.
Yagami: Geez... it won't make much sound out here so it'll be lame.
Yagami: Come on. Let's start.
Yuki: Yeah!

CG: Yagami teaches Yuki to play guitar
Yuki: Um...
Yagami: I told you, not there.
Yagami: You're paying too much attention to your ring finger and your middle finger's slipping. Look, raise your fingers more and press down hard. Make sure you don't touch the other strings.
Yuki: Yeah... Mm... This is harder than I thought.
Yuki: You said raise my fingers, but I slide and the strings bite into my nails... Unnngh...
Yuki: ...A, after all, it's tricky...
Yagami: Well, you're a beginner, it can't be helped. Come on, let's do the next chord.
Yuki: Um, next I shift the ring and middle fingers one over...
Yuki: Ugh. My fingertips hurt...
Yagami: Don't whine about so little.
Yagami: Press down firmly.
Yuki: Urk...
Yagami: It's just at the beginning. Your fingertips will get used to it naturally.
Yuki: Yeah...
(Yuki: Yagami's fingertips... are callused. I'm sure he practices a ton.)
Yagami: Look. My fingers have gotten perfectly used to it, right?
(Yuki: ...He looks so serious. He really does change when it comes to guitar.)
Yagami: What?
Yuki: Huh?
Yagami: Why are you all spaced out?
Yuki: Oh... I was thinking that your fingertips are callused.
Yagami: Huh?
Yuki: They're totally different from my fingers.
Yagami: Hey. I won't allow a dumbass like you to compare your flabby fingers to mine.
Yuki: Yeah...
Yagami: Back to this, if you practice a little, they'll get callused pretty quick.
Yuki: Practice, huh...
Yuki: Playing an instrument is actually pretty athletic.
Yagami: If that's how you feel, then you should be able to endure a little pain.
Yuki: Yeah.
Yuki: ...Oh.
(Yuki: It's kind of hidden by the headphones, but...)
(Yuki: It's visible this close up. On Yagami's neck... the bruise made by the violin.
(Yuki: It's the same as his callused fingertips...)
(Yuki: The proof he kept playing long enough to leave marks.)
(Yuki: To me, music is listening to songs and singing karaoke, just having fun.)
(Yuki: But practicing hours and hours day after day so much that it's carved into his body like Yagami...)
(Yuki: Even though he just let me play a little bit, my fingers hurt. The guitar is heavy.)
(Yuki: But once you get past all that, I guess there's something that attracts Yagami and won't let go...)
Yagami: Hey, Asahina. Your fingers aren't moving.
Yagami: What's the matter? You giving up already?
Yuki: That's not it...
Yuki: I was thinking music's really stolen your heart.
Yagami: Wha...?
end CG

Yuki: Ow! Don't stomp on my foot!
Yagami: Shuttup. Don't say embarrassing things all of a sudden.
Yuki: Yeah, somehow...

You're dazzling, but a little sad.
I can't do this.

(decision: You're dazzling, but a little sad.)
Yuki: You're dazzling, but a little sad...
Yagami: Huh?
Yuki: How can I put it... you're really serious about music.
Yuki: It's not enough to call it serious.
Yuki: It's like earnest, or sincere...
Yuki: The more I learn about that side of you, the more dazzling you seem.
Yagami: Asahina...?
Yuki: Dazzling, and kind of... like you're lonely, longing, that's the feeling I get.
Yagami: Listen, you. Do you realize you're babbling nonsense?
Yuki: Yeah. Sorry.
Yuki: Sorry. Forget what I said.
Yagami: Geez...
Yuki: Sorry. But, talking about it, I feel like I understand a little.
Yagami: Understand what?
Yuki: ...That's a secret.
Yagami: Weirdo.
Yuki: Yeah...
(Yuki: I feel like the more I learn about Yagami, the more distant he becomes.)
(Yuki: I'm sure there is a part inside Yagami that I can't reach... that's why.)
(Yuki: The world of music that stole Yagami's heart...)
(Yuki: So maybe that's why it seems lonely.)
(Yuki: I want to see the same thing Yagami sees.)
(Yuki: Not just see it.)
(Yuki: I want to hear the same sounds and feel the same sensations.)
(Yuki: I don't even know when I started feeling like that...)
Yagami: Hey.
Yuki: Huh?
Yagami: Don't go 'huh?' You're staring at me.
Yuki: I guess I was watching you...
Yuki: Oh...
Yuki: Now that you mention it, this might be the first time I've seen your face this close up.
Yagami: I told you, don't stare.
Yuki: Whatever. It's no big deal.
Yuki: Umm... You know, Yagami, now that I take a good look, you have reasonably nice features.
Yagami: Reasonably, that's rude.
Yuki: Oh, sorry.
Yuki: But you're not exactly pretty.
Yagami: ...Are you trying to pick a fight?
Yuki: I'm not, I'm not.
Yuki: Pretty, or beautiful, it's not that but, it kind of draws you in.
Yuki: Like your eyes, and mouth.
Yagami: Huh? My mouth?
Yuki: You know, you always have your jaw set firmly, it's manly.
Yagami: Hey...
Yuki: And the way your skin looks... let's see...
Yuki: Like a bar of chocolate! A bittersweet one! I kind of want to nibble on it!
Yagami: Don't eat me.
Yuki: Haha.
Yagami: Geez, what are you saying?
Yuki: Haha...
(Yuki: But really, I want to try nibbling on it, just a little...)
(Yuki: ...)
(Yuki: Wha!? Whaaaaaaa!?)
(Yuki: I want to nibble on it, what!? What was that just now!?)
(Yuki: What was I thinking!? Me!! This is Yagami... he's a man, isn't he!?)
(Yuki: Of course, I thought before that if I was dating someone, I wanted it to be someone like Yagami, but...)
Yagami: Hey, come on.
Yuki: Y, yes!!
Yagami: Dumbass... are you going to take this seriously?
Yuki: Huh!?
Yagami: The guitar. Guitar. If you don't want to do it, let's stop. Come on.
Yuki: I, I do! I want to do it!!

CG: Yagami teaches Yuki to play guitar
Yuki: Sorry, Yagami!
Yuki: Um... my index finger goes here... and next, I go like this...
Yuki: Oh.
end CG

Yagami: Haha! You're not bad once you try.
Yuki: Y, yeah...
Yagami: Well, all that's left is to memorize the chords step by step and you'll get there.
Yagami: How was it? How do you feel about your first time playing guitar?
Yuki: Yeah... I guess I'm kind of happy.
Yagami: Kind of!?
Yuki: Well, since you look so much happier than me, I guess I've lost there.
Yagami: Huh? What's that supposed to mean?
Yuki: You were mad at me just now, but once I played a little, you seemed really happy.
Yuki: Before, you called me a sucker for the school, right?
Yagami: I did?
Yuki: Haha. You did, you did.
Yuki: But you're a sucker for music.
Yagami: Well excuse me.
Yagami: Anyway, don't go calling people suckers, you sucker.
Yuki: Humph, you're the sucker.
Yagami: Shuttup. You sucker for the school.
Yuki: Look, you said it.
Yuki: Haha.
Yuki: This is nice.
Yagami: Huh? You recognize you're a sucker?
Yuki: No. Bickering with you like this.
Yagami: I guess... it's alright.
Yuki: Hehe. I wish we could always keep going like this.
Yagami: I'm not about to let it. We have the show tomorrow.
Yuki: Including the show!

*time passes*

(school path)
Yuki: Ah, that was fun!
Yuki: I guess I'll give playing guitar a try.
Yagami: Hah. You act like that when you just finally got decent at holding down chords?
Yagami: Are you gonna be moved to tears when you can play one song?
Yuki: Maybe!
Yagami: Really.
Yuki: Hey, Yagami. Thanks for inviting me into the band.
Yagami: What? Being formal all of a sudden.
Yuki: Yeah... Before, I was talking to Yonezawa-san and Tajima-san after you left the club room.
Yuki: Yonezawa-san and Tajima-san are really grateful to you.
Yagami: Grateful?
Yuki: That they can put on a show thanks to you.
Yagami: Is that all?
Yagami: Listen, I want to put on a show.
Yagami: There's no reason for them to be grateful.
Yuki: Hmm.
Yagami: What's with that hmm?
Yagami: Anyway, you owe me for the Bell One, dumbass.
Yagami: I'm gonna have you pay back every bit of it.
Yuki: Of course.
Yuki: But then, did you accept becoming my partner just so you could ask me to do your vocals?
Yagami: Yeah.
Yagami: But, if you hadn't shown any guts in the Bell One, I wouldn't have invited you.
Yuki: Then I passed.
Yagami: I guess.
Yuki: Hmm.
Yagami: What? Quit grinning.
Yuki: Well, it makes me happy. You recognize I have guts.
Yagami: Idiot. Don't get carried away.
Yuki: But, regardless of debts, you invited me into the band because you appreciated my voice, right?
Yuki: Whatever debt I owed you, if you hadn't, you wouldn't have made me your vocalist.
Yagami: I guess...
Yuki: I'm happy.
Yagami: Geez...
Yagami: I appreciate it. Your voice attracts people.
Yuki: Hehe.
Yagami: And you've got guts.
Yuki: I wonder...
Yagami: You do.
Yagami: When that Sakaki jerk said he was closing this school, you stood right up.
Yagami: You challenged Sakaki as student council president.
Yagami: Asahina, you said you became student council president just out of luck.
Yagami: During the Bell One you said you didn't know if you were fit or not.
Yuki: Yeah...
Yagami: But, a normal guy couldn't speak so openly on stage like that and get the audience on his side.
Yagami: I guess it's your star quality. Without it, no matter what nice things you say, it won't charm people.
Yagami: Hold your head high. That's your great talent.
Yuki: Wha... Oh no, Yagami...
Yagami: What?
Yuki: Well, when you talk like that...
Yuki: Uwah. I'm kind of really happy... I mean.
Yagami: What's with that? Don't blush. Gross.
Yuki: But...
Yagami: Yeah, yeah. Just chill.
Yagami: Geez...
Yagami: Hey, actually, I don't care about debts and favors from the Bell One anymore.
Yagami: I'm just looking forward to performing along with your voice.
Yuki: Oh...
Yuki: Me too! I'm really looking forward to it!!
(Yuki: I wish tomorrow would come sooner...)

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