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Kyo ([personal profile] ashurasama) wrote2008-08-22 01:06 am
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Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, chapitre 197

After Holic frustrated me to no end, this chapter was actually quite easy.

Chapitre 197
Two lives

-01- (splash: Fei Wang)

Bewilderment and hesitation both
discarded in the distant past,
in order to obtain
only a single thing.


Shaoran: ... Sa...

Maru: He's wounded badly!
Moro: Badly!

Yuuko: ......


Yuuko: His condition
is that he's alive.

Yuuko: On top of having been hurt in the fight with Fei Wang,
he must've tried to go against dimensional transportation.


Yuuko: By your choice one more future has been decided.

Yuuko: And by the choice after this,
yet one more...


Shaoran: I... have...


Yuuko: returned.

Yuuko: From Clow country.

Shaoran: Sakura...!


Yuuko: If you don't want to die, go to sleep.
Yuuko: I received the payment for your treatment from your father, but
it doesn't cover wounds you get for acting recklessly after returning.

Shaoran: A man
in the water grounds...
Shaoran: carved a seal...
on Sakura...


Shaoran: That's...

Yuuko: a seal of death.

Shaoran: Then... when those black wings have covered
Sakura's body...
Shaoran: she'll really...


Yuuko: ... die.
Yuuko: And,
the payment for erasing that carved seal is too large.

Yuuko: It'd be exchanging for someone's life.

Yuuko: Where are you trying to go?


Shaoran: Back... to...
Clow country.
Yuuko: How would you go back?

Yuuko: You cannot cross dimensions.
Nor can your parents.

Shaoran: If I have a wish, I'll grant it myself!

Shaoran: If I hand you a payment...
will you... grant me a wish?


Yuuko: ... If it's something I can do,

Shaoran: ... I want to be sent back to Clow country.

Yuuko: Why?

Shaoran: I'll
search for
Shaoran: a way to erase Sakura's... that carved seal.


Yuuko: In exchange for your life?

Shaoran: No...
I won't die...

Shaoran: and I won't...
Shaoran: let Sakura, either.

Yuuko: Understood.
Then, about the payment,


Yuuko: I'll send you on a one-way-only trip.

Yuuko: Right now, there is no one in Clow country who can cross dimensions, and no one who sends others across.
Yuuko: In other words, as long as there is there's no other way, you cannot return to your world of origin.

Yuuko: You might not be able to meet again
your father, mother, and the people you love who are in your dimension.


Yuuko: That's the payment.

Yuuko: Even so?


Shaoran: ... I'll go.

Shaoran: I promised...
Shaoran: that I'd protect...


Shaoran: Sakura.


Yuuko: It must've been mortifying

Yuuko: to ask a wish from me.

Yuuko: However,
that mortification will make you stronger.
Yuuko: Because bearing everything by yourself only isn't strength.


Yuuko: You've further chosen
Yuuko: to part with your current happiness and return to Clow country.

Yuuko: And,
you will have to choose again.

Yuuko: Whichever you choose, it'll be a painful future.

Teaser: However much it's cut through,
that is a path of thorns.

Page 1: Fei Wang on the splash! ♥

Page 4: I fail for completely getting the wrong idea about the "against dimensional transportation" part in the spoilers. I had actually thought that it was Fei Wang who did something to the interdimensional space to interfere with travel, but no, it was Shaoran who didn't want to go back.

Page 6: *SHIVER* at the familiar scene. As I said in the cut text, CLAMP needs to stop reusing Holic panels.

Page 8: For some reason Yuuko's line here amused me a lot.

Page 13: I have an impression that Yuuko was about to "gatekeep" Shaoran if he gave the wrong answer here.

Page 18: YAY for picking up old Holic themes!

Page 19: That teaser gives me Sleeping Beauty images. (笑)

[identity profile] 2008-08-22 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the translation.

I wonder what Syaoran's father paid for Yuuko to heal his son.

[identity profile] 2008-08-22 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, Shaoran is really stupid if he's willing to give up his parents in the blinking of an eye for a girl he had just met...

And yeah, I thought about the reusing too! even the patch on the chick is the same! XDD

[identity profile] 2008-08-23 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
Agreed, I certainly wouldn't do the same thing. Then again, I tend to disagree with the thinking of most of the TRC/HOLiC characters (though I'm fascinated by them)... I guess from Syaoran's POV, he felt he had failed his promise and was willing to give up everything in order to make up for it and fulfil his promise? (Even without the romance, it's very Syaoran of him to do that to keep his word to others...)

Thanks for the translations ^^

[identity profile] 2008-08-22 09:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yuuko felt way more personable in this chapter than she usually is with the TRC characters. To the point where I wonder if she has some personal affection for Jr.

[identity profile] 2008-08-22 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been wondering that myself...She certainly has time and again shown a certain gentleness with him (and with Watanuki for that matter) that she doesn't show to others.

[identity profile] 2008-08-22 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Page 6: *SHIVER* at the familiar scene. As I said in the cut text, CLAMP needs to stop reusing Holic panels.
yes please all holic it was recicable???

thanks for translate

[identity profile] 2008-08-23 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
When I heard that Shaoran was the son of cadcaptor Shaoran and Sakura I was sad for them to have lost their son.
I feel bad for them.. I wonder if they have more children...
I guess the reason why the wish was for 7 days was to save Shaoran.

I wonder what fay and kurogane would think if they ever met the characters from cardcaptors.
And I wonder what R!Sakura and R!Shaoran names are.

(Anonymous) 2008-08-30 08:57 am (UTC)(link)
The next chapter should be a quick montage since we can already guess what happens, then returns us to the present day. But will CLAMP listne...? Highly unlikely.