Confession in the Waves
Confession in the Waves
1: Nagoya - Seaside Hotel
3: Take that!
4: Come on, dear!
5: Papa! You can do it!
1: 40 to 0!
2: Hey, papa...
3: This isn't golf we're playing here!
4: Mari! Where are you going?
1: ...Enough already.
2: If you're not having fun, then the least you can do is act like it!
4: not good at acting like you are, Orie.
5: I didn't even want to come here!
6: But you all forced me to!
7: It doesn't matter how many times we get together like this...
8: Things will never go back to how they used to be!
10: Just let her go!
11: Stupid little brat!!
box 4: Orie and I were born in the same maternity hospital 17 years ago. We were always together, from elementary to high school.
box 5: Then, three years ago, we found out that due to an error in the hospital...
box 6: We had been given to the wrong parents.
box 1: After talking it over, our parents decided to return us each to our true parents.
box 2: These two are my parents now.
box 3: And Orie's current parents and her older brother Ren were my family until three years ago.
box 4: Ever since then, both families have been getting together like this twice a year.
1: Get up from there, Mari!
2: What are you doing?!
3: There's a lot of
4: seaweed around here.
5: If you think it's shallow enough and hop in...
6: the seaweed could still stick to your body and end up drowning you.
7: Unless you WANT to die.
8: I'm going to the hotel pool!!
SFX: fssssh... (x2)
box 1: I hate Orie.
box 2: She acts like they're so close. Like they're siblings. Like they get along perfectly.
box 3: I could never act like that after only three years!
box 5: Orie and Ren...
box 6: They're going for a walk at midnight?
SFX: whisper whisper
SFX: murmur murmur murmur
1: The poor thing...
2: The seaweed got tangled up in her hair. Oh, I can't even bear to look...
1: She drowned. Most likely after 1 AM last night.
2: There's a lot of seaweed around these parts, so we see these kinds of accidents rather often.
3: Either her legs got tangled up,
5: She committed suicide.
last box: It can't be. Not Orie... Not after what happened last night...
1: No. I don't know anything.
2: I went to bed early last night, so I didn't notice her leaving.
box 4: Ren... No. You went out with Orie last night, didn't you?
3: Why aren't you saying anything?
4: Is there some reason why you can't?
5: Satomi Mari. How are you feeling? Did you happen to see Orie last night?
2: I didn't...
SIGN: In Mourning
1: Go ahead...
2: and take a look.
3: This is Orie's room.
4: It's just how you remember, isn't it?
5: You're right...
6: She would always insist that we didn't have to change anything. That it was fine how it was.
7: Even though she had been with us for three years...
8: She always tried to act considerate toward us.
9: But she opened up to Ren very quickly.
10: It seemed like she would ask him whenever she had any problems, so that put us at ease.
2: would she kill herself?
3: She must have been in pain... We should have never switched you two!!
box 5: The curtain colors... the organization of the books... Everything's how I remember it.
box 6: How could you be so stupid, Orie? This is your room now. No matter how much you changed it, I would have no right to say anything.
box 1: I guess the way it seemed like you got along perfectly with them was all a lie. You were just 'acting' that way.
box 3: Why did we always act that way around one another?
1: Mari. Umm...
2: I should have listened to what you had to say.
3: I know you must have wanted to tell me something.
box 6: Both of you were staring out at the sea that night... Why wasn't Ren saying anything?
4: Was it...
5: not a suicide?
1: We'll be heading home now.
2: Thank you so much for coming all the way out here today.
2: What's wrong with her?
3: Not sure.
4: She was crying in the other room.
5: I suppose
6: she couldn't let herself really cry at the Kasugas'.
1: She was Orie's mother
2: for 14 years, after all...
4: Did you know about how dangerous the seaweed was?
6: Ren's the one who found that place.
7: He even said that he went to check it out beforehand... So I didn't worry.
1: He checked it out?
2: Is something wrong, Mari?
3: In that case...
4: If he really checked it thoroughly for any danger, then something doesn't make sense.
5: Wouldn't he know which areas of the ocean were safe,
6: and which areas... weren't?
7: Dad... Did Ren
8: tell Orie about the ocean?
9: No, Mari...
10: I don't think he needed to.
11: When she was very small, and your mother and I had to go on a business trip,
12: we sent her to her grandfather's house by the beach for a bit.
13: Thanks to his teachings, she learned much more about the dangers of the ocean
14: than we had ever known.
1: Get up from there, Mari!
2: Unless you WANT to die.
3: Suicide... is the only answer I can think of.
4: Otherwise, why would she have gone into the ocean by herself?
box 4: A dangerous beach... with lots of seaweed...
box 5: What if Ren took her there on purpose?
box 6: What if he led her into the ocean on purpose?
box 7: What if he knew what would happen if Orie went into the ocean there?
box 1: But Orie knew..
box 2: She knew... and yet she still went in...
1: I don't get it, Orie!
2: You and Ren...
3: What happened between you?!
1: Huh? Mari's still here?
3: She was looking to see if Orie had left a diary or something.
4: Why is she looking for that now?
5: Before, all they'd ever do is fight when they got near each other.
6: Regardless of how they may have seemed on the surface,
7: I think those two were always very concerned about each other.
1: Well, Mari? Did you find anything?
3: We searched too, you know. But we couldn't find anything either...
5: I know that
6: there has to be something...
7: Even though Orie didn't redecorate the room...
8: She's a girl. She had to have created some personal spot for herself.
9: Like a place to hide a treasure, or some kind of secret...
box 1: Wait. If it was me...
box 2: If it was me...
box 3: I wouldn't hide it in any place that people might go looking for it!
SFX: RUSTLE RUSTLE
SFX: RUMMAGE RUMMAGE
2: Look! It's still here!
3: The fake panel I built when I was little!
letter: To Mari
1: Mom... Can you go outside for a minute?
3: Did... you find something?
4: Please, mom.
letter: To Mari
1: Sorry for the intrusion, mom.
2: Be careful on your way home, Mari.
3: Umm... About what you found...
4: Sorry, mom.
5: I'll tell you all about it later.
7: Tomorrow will be the seventh day since Orie's death.
8: How about going to the beach together?
9: I want to put some flowers there for her.
10: Yeah. Let's all go together, then...
11: I want to go with you.
12: Just the two of us.
1: Let's meet at the station tomorrow morning at 7. OK?
2: S... Sure...
SFX: creak (x3)
2: I saw you two... The night that Orie died.
3: I saw you two head out to the beach together.
1: That's all I saw.
2: I don't know what happened afterwards.
3: Why... didn't you tell anyone?
4: Did you...
5: kill Orie? Ren...
6: Did you know?
7: Apparently, Orie knew that the seaweed here was dangerous.
1: That afternoon,
2: when I tried to wade in here, Orie came and stopped me.
3: L... liar...
4: "Get up there, Mari. Unless you want to die."
5: That's what she said to me.
6: You're lying!!
SFX: CREAK (x3)
8: Get out, Mari!!
SFX: CREAK (x2)
2: What are you going to do?
3: No! Come back!!
4: Stay away from me, Mari! It's dangerous!
5: No! No!!
SFX: SPLASH (x2)
1: Ahh... ggh?!
box 6: So... much... seaweed...
SFX: cough (x2)
1: I loved Orie...
2: We had been seeing each other. For years...
3: There was no way... we could just become brother and sister all of a sudden...
1: I just couldn't give up on her.
2: I couldn't bear to live in the same house as her, acting like we were nothing more than brother and sister!
3: ...So we decided to die.
5: On that night, I went in first,
6: then called to Orie...
7: hoping that
8: the seaweed would coil around her legs.
9: She smiled,
10: then slowly walked toward me.
11: Now you're telling me she knew? She knew about everything?!
12: And what did I do? I watched her sink into the ocean, then got scared... and ran away!!
2: didn't want you to follow her, Ren.
3: Read this.
4: It's a letter she wrote to me.
LETTER: To Mari
5: To Mari
LETTER: To Mari
6: I know that you'll find this letter someday. I'm only sorry that this is the only way through which I can truly communicate with you.
box 1: I'm leaving home. I can't bear to be here any longer.
box 2: I love Ren. I love him so much it hurts.
box 3: Even after I'm gone... Please stop Ren. Make sure he doesn't go after me or try to search for me.
box 4: He'll be better off that way. And because I love him.
box 5: I will leave on my own.
box 6: Don't follow...
box 1: Thank you for the letter, Orie.
box 2: It was the first one... and the last one you ever sent me.
box 3: Someday, I'll become good enough daughter to make all four of our parents proud...
Confession in the Waves / END
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