#20. Destination of the Wind 
MANE OF THE WIND #13
Mane of the Wind 
Destination of the Wind
3: Your voice is calling me...
4: Calling out from the fog, over and over again...
box: We have finally reached the final chapter of this series. I originally intended to end it in the second volume, but then, before I knew it, I had drawn six. I had some more episodes that I wish I could have drawn, but I thought it was about time that I let Hazumi and Sou have a rest, so I decided to end it here. I owe a lot to all my editors, assistants, and Osaka and Sakata for helping me out when I was in need, as well as my friends. The only reason I'm here now is thanks to all of you. I am deeply, deeply thankful. Also, I want to give a big thanks to all my fans who sent me lots and lots of letters. I'm a bad letter writer, so I'm sorry I couldn't send you better replies. I'm so happy that I'm able to draw manga like this. I love drawing. Let's meet again in another story! - Omi Ayuko
1: Over and over...
2: You're still alive.
3: I can still feel your voice, your heartbeat,
4: and your breath...
book 1: China
book 2: Shanxi and Shandong Maps
1: You're still
SFX: knock (x3)
3: I'm opening the door!
2: went to China.
3: She went after Takamura?
4: Apparently, she went alone.
5: To where the mine or whatever is.
6: You're going to go too, aren't you,
8: I know, I know.
9: There's a possibility that Takamura has Sou with him, after all.
2: should I do?
3: I've always thought about
4: how I could best help Sakurako.
5: But I want her to stop fighting already.
6: That's the only way I can think of that can really save her.
7: You want to destroy
8: the mine?
2: I thought of the same thing, Issei.
4: was trying to do something else as well.
5: He wasn't just trying to end things with Takamura. He was trying to do something more.
6: And now, Issei,
7: I feel like I understand what it was.
8: Let's go to China together.
1: But... Sakurako...
2: Just trust in her.
3: I know she understands it too.
4: That's why she went alone.
5: She doesn't want anyone else to die.
6: I love Sou, and you love Sakurako.
7: So we need to watch over them and see what they end up doing... what the people we love are trying to do.
2: I had gramps
3: make this. It's a special extra-powerful type of gunpowder.
4: It could easily blow up a mountain or two.
5: I wonder if Sakurako
6: will take it...
8: I'm sure she will.
box 1: I'm going...
box 2: to your homeland...
SFX: WHAM WHAM WHAM
SFX: WHAM WHAM WHAM
SFX: WHAM WHAM WHAM
1: Let me out...
2: Let me out of here!
3: Right now!
1: Let me ouuuut!
2: I'm going to change.
3: I'm going to change into a wolf...
4: I can't bear to remain as a human any longer!
1: It's their fault.
2: Those red stones all over the wall...
3: The veins...
4: They're all stones... This must be...
1: Here's some food.
2: No need to hold back. Eat up.
3: Or is it hard for you
4: to eat as you usually do, now that you've reverted to your human form for once in a while?
SFX: WHAM WHAM WHAM...
SFX: CLANG (x3)
2: Where's Takamura?
3: Did he bring me here?!
4: What are you planning to do with me?!
5: Calm down, Sou.
6: I saved you, remember?
7: Because I surrounded you with all those red stones,
8: all your wounds are now healed.
9: In exchange for that...
10: you won't be able to remain as a human for much longer.
1: Look behind you.
2: That's all the remains of the food I gave you when you were still a wolf.
4: You don't remember, do you?
5: You've transformed into a wolf many times
6: since you were brought here.
1: As time goes on, the time you spend as a human has gotten shorter and shorter.
2: Soon, I doubt you'll be able to turn into a human at all.
3: Your memories of your human life will probably disappear as well.
4: Then you'll become a true wolf, who thinks of nothing but hunting down prey...
3: Let me out...
4: Let me out of here...
2: I'm giving you what you really wanted.
3: You wanted power as a wolf.
4: That's why you kept transforming, right?
5: No... This isn't the kind of power I wanted!
6: Stop lying, Sou.
7: There isn't a person out there who doesn't wnat power. Everyone wants to be stronger than the next.
8: The same goes for me.
9: I never would have been able to survive this long if it wasn't for the power of these stones.
1: I've been searching for this mine for a very long time.
2: It took over 60 years, but now I've finally found it.
3: 60 years ago, when I came to China, I became caught up in the war and got heavily injured.
4: But then, I happened to crawl inside this cave, and it saved my life, just like it did yours.
5: Ever since then, I haven't aged.
6: How could I not want to make such an amazing stone my own?
7: Thank you
8: for the map.
1: Once you turn into a complete wolf,
2: I suppose I'll use you to finish off those pesky friends of yours who keep coming after me.
1: Stop, Sou!
2: You can't turn into a wolf!
box 2: Hazumi!
box 4: No... the power of the stones is too strong... my mind's fading...
box 1: Will I ever be able to come back?
box 2: Or is it too late? Hazumi... Will I ever be able to see you again?
box 3: I wanted power...
box 4: He's right. I wanted power as a wolf...
box 1: I cursed my fate, but I also knew the truth. I knew how powerful I was when I turned into a wolf... I knew how strong my fangs, claws, and legs were...
box 2: I vowed to abandon it, but that weakness that made me lust for power remained inside me... And the same goes for these red veins...
box 3: I need to throw it all away!!
1: I can't take it anymore!
*replace only the text in the parentheses
1(replace the top bubble text, then the text in the parentheses): A wolf... Are you one of Sakurako's allies?
2: We aren't your enemy. We came here to help Sakurako.
1: I should have known!
2: Looks like they trust us now.
3: Over there!
4: It's over there?
5: Seems that way.
6: Apparently, they just lost communication with Sakurako. She's inside now.
7: She hasn't told them anything. She just ordered them not to interfere.
8: But they know the truth...
1: They know that Sakurako has inherited Sou's will.
2: And this is something
3: that they have been wishing for, since long ago.
4: That's why they won't interfere. At least, that's what I think.
5: And if Sou or Sakurako happens to die in there,
6: then another one of them will inherit the will once more.
7: Until the red veins
1: Sou's inside there.
2: I know he is...
3: Sakurako won't let him die.
4: They're going to end this.
5: Let's go!!
all SFX: SCRATCH
SFX: WHAM x2
SFX: CLINK x4
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