tl by danluffey
1: /Gather... gather the power of Hiuri...
2: /I have gained Hiuri's power and become Hiuri itself!
3: And soon, I will rule the land!
4: [What Soujin, the secret leader of the Kiriba clan, had truly acquired was not Hiuri's power, but a completely different "evil" power.
5: [A decade passed...
6: [until the true Hiuri power emanating from Bisharen was successful in suppressing it.
7: [At the end of the deathmatch, Kiriga was successful in defeating Soujin.
1: [But as the eclipse ended, the evil power returned,
2: [and it used Soujin's dead body to send evil bursting through Kiriga's heart.
3: [Kiriga was blown out of his body, and died along with the rest of the Kiriba clan.
4: [Then Gen used Hiuri's power to destroy the evil... or so he thought...
5: [Heiga Village
1: The rumors that four Heiga destroyed the Kiriba clan have come as far as our village!
2: I wish I could congratulate you,
3: but I fear that our dangers will only increase now.
4: We're ready for it! We already ran into three groups on our way here.
5: It may be safer for us to go solo from here on out.
6: Mmm... so, did Gen's group already leave for the capital?
7: Yes. Apparently, there is a lot of information about Hiuri collected there,
8: so we decided that the journey would be worth it.
1: I will not ask for Hiuri's power in exchange for your lives.
2: After hearing the rumors, I thought about calling them back... that's why you're here right now.
3: I see...
4: We deeply understand how you feel, sir. But as of now...
5: I doubt Gen would heed such an order.
6: Even if it means his life.
7: I see. In that case, I leave Hiuri to you...
8: OK. Thank you very much!
1: Let's go, Tetsu!
2: You're leaving already?
3: You should rest before you leave!
4: How can I rest alone? I need to hurry to the capital!
5: Everyone's waiting for me...
6: Excuse me!
8: Do your best!
9: We'll wait for you!
10: Will they really be alright? Maybe we should have forced them to...
11: Young people shouldn't be stopped when they're running with all their might.
12: We need to believe in them and wait.
13: Be careful...
1: We're surrounded.
2: Shijima, is there any way out?
3: He didn't find anything.
4: Here they come!
5: This is bad! It's dangerous to stay still like this! Let's split up!
7: We'll regroup at the capital!
8: At the capital.
9: For sure!!
1: Did they self-destruct?!
3: Like any of us would do that!
4: Too weak!
1: If you want it so bad, then take it!
2: This is Bisharen's power!
3: I'll never lose as long as I have this scythe!
4: You hear me? Never!
5: Take this!!
1: /I won't lose...
2: /to anyone.
3: /How could I?
4: That's right.
5: You need to keep fighting with Hiuri's power. But I don't need it.
7: Keep doing your best.
8: Shut up!
9: Just go away already! You're dead!
10: Let them chase you until you're exhausted.
11: Let the corpses pile up...
12: Will you be able to bear it all?
13: Shut up!
14: I never asked you for your advice! Just go away!
15: You moron!!
1: You have no right to say that!
2: You died without even completing your mission! What do you have to smirk about?
3: You're nothing but a liar!
4: A big, fat liar!
5: I won't die... I can't!
6: I'm going to live...
7: and uncover Hiuri's secrets with my own eyes! No matter what!
8: /That's right. I can't die here... I'm different from Kiriga...
9: /I won't end up like he did.
10: /I know that I'll be able to find something out about Hiuri in the capital.
11: /I need to hurry!
1: /But where am I now?
2: /There are so many people here!
3: /Is it a festival or something?
4: /Ahh, but it has nothing to do with me...
5: /Everyone's in such a hurry.
6: /All of them are strangers to me...
7: (Hey, wait!
8: Outta the way!
9: Wait, you thief!!
1: Wait! You're Wataru!
6: Long time no see! How've ya been?
7: Woah! You're as short as ever!
9: As you can see, I've gotten taller! It's so hard to find clothes my size now!
10: What the...
11: Since when have you been in the capital? I never thought I'd see you here!
12: The capital?! This is the capital?!
13: What are you saying?
15: Oh no!
16: I'm in the middle of escaping! Come with me, Gen!
1: Hey mister, two leaf buns please!
2: Sure, thank you!
3: Here's one for you.
4: You have money? Then why did you steal something back there?!
5: You don't get it, do you? It's the thrill! I have to do stuff like that once in a while, or I'll start to get rusty.
6: These are good!
7: So, what are you in the capital for?
8: Hm? To find Hiuri, of course!
9: Have you figured out anything since then?
11: That one scroll I was after ended up being a false lead, but in the end, I managed to gain Hiuri's power in my scythe! And I named it Bisharen!!
1: Hiuri, huh? That brings back memories...
3: I already gave up on that long ago. It started to feel like a waste of time.
5: Right now I'm just making a modest living as a ninja.
6: I do nothing but cheap work, but it's less dangerous than before. And I'm still with my sister.
8: There are a lot of other people who gave up looking for Hiuri too. Like Shinma!
9: Jidousai quit being a ninja altogether and started selling beans wholesale!
11: (I'm a merchant now!
12: Yeah, it never seemed like being a ninja was his true calling...
1: So, you're still going after Hiuri, huh?
2: /I feel like...
3: /I've really come to a faraway place...
4: /It's been a year and a half since we last met...
5: Hey, do you remember my eagle, Hoshikage?
6: Now that I'm so big, I can't ride on him anymore! And since he stands out, I never take him out with me unless I really need to.
7: /A lot's happened...
8: /It's already been a year and a half, huh....
9: Hiuri... I don't really miss chasing it, to tell you the truth.
10: That whole thing is just a little incident to me now.
11: And I've seen many other people who have been led to ruin by Hiuri.
12: You know, I wouldn't even be disappointed if it turned out that it never even existed in the first place.
13: /You've got it wrong, Wataru. I...
1: /I... I can't live without Hiuri now.
2: /Without Hiuri, there is no me.
5: A fox?
6: It probably came for our crumbs. Rare to see them out during the day, though...
2: I keep slashing and slashing, yet they just keep coming...
1: /My sword's all beaten up...
2: /I won't be able to use it anymore...
3: What's wrong?!
4: You're done already? I thought we were just getting started!
5: If anyone still wants to become food for my Dusk Blade, then come on out!
2: Never thought you'd come all the way out to greet me. What do you want?
4: I went through so much chasing after you...
5: But honestly, now, I'm just sick of you.
6: Wherever you're involved, there's bound to be misfortune.
7: I'm sick of getting jerked around by you!!
1: /I may not even care about Hiuri anymore...
2: /Yeah... whether it's a god or a devil, it has nothing to do with me...
3: /It's all just a big pain in the neck now.
4: /Right now, I just...
6: Sounds like a blacksmith...
1: SFX: DING
1: Excuse me,
2: is this a blacksmith?
3: Yes, as you can see.
4: Can you sharpen my sword for me?
5: I'd like to use it again as quickly as possible.
6: Let me see it.
7: This is pretty beat-up... I'll see what I can do.
8: Go sit over there and wait.
1: Are you a ninja?
2: Can you tell me something, then?
3: What happened to the Kiriba clan?
4: Hahaha! Don't worry. As you can see, I'm an old man. I can't fight anymore.
5: I'm just a low-ranking ninja who's barely making a living off blacksmithing now. I have no intention of harming you.
6: But I want to know... what happened to them...
7: They died along with their leader, Kiriga.
1: I see.
2: So Kiriga's dead...
3: You knew Kiriga?
4: He was involved in fearsome business, but to me, he was nothing but my cute grandson.
5: Then you knew him since he was "Shirou?"
7: Can you tell me about him, then? There's a lot I want to ask!
8: I'm Gohei.
10: Himemaru, a ninja of Heiga.
11: I knew Kiriga as well.
12: His death was so sudden, that...
13: it upset me somehow...
14: Even though he was my enemy.
1: What did he do to you?
3: We talked.
4: But he told me nothing about himself... I just don't know what to make of him.
5: Yes, I suppose you don't... ever since he became Kiriga,
6: he steadily became better and better at "acting the part."
7: He cruelly cut away all his "human nature." Even though all he had to do was leave the clan in order to save himself,
8: his personality wouldn't allow it.
9: Instead, all he ever did was wait for the decade to end, staring ahead into the future with unsettling, glaring eyes...
10: I could barely stand to watch it. Why did he have to go that far?
2: I think
3: in the end, he really was strong.
4: There was no 'good' or 'bad' in Shirou's life.
5: The more I think about his final hours, the more I realize how he only ever did what he truly believed in.
6: I'm glad I got to see him like that...
7: There was something very human about him...
8: And I'm glad I could see him turn back into Shirou...
9: I see...
10: I've been thinking a long time about why Kiriga didn't kill me. Even when I was in a frenzy after killing a bunch of his allies...
1: /Ninjas have no past or future.
2: /Having them only lets them control you. You're better off just throwing them away!
3: /Live for the now!
4: /That's what I felt he was telling me, through his actions.
5: /I guess he just couldn't let me die that easily...
6: I wonder if he actually thought that deeply about anything... seems to me like he was just a selfish human who died doing what he wanted.
7: When Kiriga said "Watch this" right before he died, I didn't understand what he wanted me to see.
8: But he lives on inside me now. And that's enough for me.
9: I understand now what he was trying to do.
10: But I can't be like him...
12: You have your own path to walk. Just live how you want to.
1: /Live how you want to...
2: By the way, Hime... this sword's run its course, I think. Sharpening it won't do anything.
3: I'll have to melt it and reforge it.
4: I can mix another in, if you want. I have another good one here...
6: Don't worry, it's got no home. I'd be happy to give it a new master.
7: This was a sword I once resharpened many a time for Shirou.
8: I guarantee its sharpness.
9: Will you use it?
2: for everything.
3: Ready to go?
1: /The capital...
2: /I'm getting kind of excited now...
3: /It's time for me to make my entrance too! A really big one!
4: Why don't you come with me, Gohei-san?
5: Let's travel together!
6: Huh? M-me...?
1: /If only Shirou had been as quick to get over things as this boy... he may have lived a longer life...
1: What's going on?
2: There's going to be a duel!
3: Apparently, someone challenged the strongest swordsman in the capital: Hashimura Kojurou the 2nd, from the famous Hashimura Dojo!
4: Woah... what's his name?
5: He's a wandering samurai from Owari. I think his name was Tsukamoto something... rumor has it that he received his strength from Hiuri!
7: Let's go watch him!!
8: C'mon, it's obviously a big bluff. I've run into a ton of samurai who claimed the exact same thing! Never met a real one, though.
9: But I wanna see him fight! I've never seen a samurai battle before!
10: Let's go, Wataru!!
2: Oh no! It's already begun!
3: Let's move in from below!
4: I wonder who will win?
5: Hashimura, obviously! How could some hick from Owari ever beat him? I dunno, I think it might be Tsukamoto... he's got Hiuri's power, after all...
6: Is that him?
1: Wow! That was quick!
3: That katana has Hiuri's power in it!!
4: Now then, I...
5: Wait, Tsukamoto!!
2: You used Hiuri's power in that slash just now!!
3: Is that power inside you, or inside the sword?!
4: I'm going to find out the truth -- using my Bisharen, which has the same power!
5: Now draw!!
6: Who's that kid?
7: Who cares? This is interesting!
8: Gen, you idiot! Stop!!
9: This is no place at children. Leave at once.
10: You aren't going to fight me?
1: Fine then, I'll just attack you!!
2: The sword!
3: Wataru! After him!
4: Yeah! This looks like trouble!!
1: Oh no! The trees are getting in the way!
2: Leave this to me!
3: That's no normal fox!
4: Why would a normal fox even steal a katana?!
6: This way!
1: Heheh! It's been a long time
2: since I've had this much excitement, though!
5: a girl?
6: Who are you?
7: Give us back that sword!!
SFX: CRACK THUD
1: She's strong!
2: No kidding!
3: [To Be Continued
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