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The Man Who Doesn't Take Off His Clothes by Narise Konohara

I am back!!!

Hello Everyone!


Sorry guys I have been taking a little break from MOB translating due to preparation for University entry test, and finally the good news is: I got in, on First Merit List!!!



Woohoo I will be doing a Bachelors in Graphic Design and will finally be able to put the images in my mind into reality!



So while I have been busy practicing for drawing test, I have not been totally disconnected from my beloved hot Yaoi romances and rather than critically analyzing the Yaoi manga for drawing tips, I started reading Yaoi novels translated in English while traveling to and fro on the bus (in a corner seat of course)! Let me tell you honestly one or two were typically nympho behaviour eroticas rather than romance but the others were rather sweet and honestly heart touching like MOB.

If anyone interested I have been reading the following, get them here. But please if its available in your country and you have money to purchase please support these authors as its their only living. You can buy from junemanga.com or amazon.com.

1. Cold Sleep, Cold Light and Cold fever by Narise Konohara



2. Desire - Dangerous Feelings by Kazumi Maki



3. Sleeping with Money by Barbara Katagiri




Other than that I am going to start translating MOB from where I left and hopefully will be able to upload soon. ALso thanks for the comments y'all!

Volume 10 Chapter 5 Part 2

Tasha: Sorry guys been busy with entry test preparation (wish me luck)! Here you guys go:

Vol 10 Chapter 5

Part 2

Takaya, Chiaki and Yuzuru walked down the street to the place of public gathering. Between the columns, pile foundation on which rested the building of the museum, was already overcrowded. In the crowd, which consisted of students from different schools, there was a strange excitement.

"What's the matter?"

Ahead, at the fountain, a huge amount of crowd had gathered. Some people were running, screaming, calling ministers – something out there was obviously wrong.

“What happened?”

Pushing his way through the rows of onlookers, the young men saw senseless bodies on the square around the fountain. There were sixty or seventy girls dressed in the same fashion as the recently encountered chatterbox, lying around on the ground. Some were already raising their hands, others stayed where they had fallen. Around them confusion reigned.

“What is the matter with them?”

“They stood there and collapsed” Yazaki said, who turned out to be near, looking confused.

“Simultaneously? For what reason?”

“How do I know ... Maybe the sun overheated ... Somehow all this is creepy ...”

Suddenly there were shouts from behind - a few girls in the crowd fell unconscious.

“Oh, you know ... Hold her! ..” Screaming right now: on the ground there were as many as five or six people. It was like a chain reaction, the girls were ready to drop one by one.

“Look, there are ours!”

“Ah! Nao-chan! .. Ton-chan! ..”Judging by the howls of Saori, one of her group member had fallen.

The inexplicable attack hit only girls. The loss of consciousness was creating around more and more panic.

“Takaya look!”

Takaya turned and saw that over the open bodies on the ground was dancing a reddish light. No, it was not just light, but ... like the scarlet bird - the phoenix? ..

"It cannot be" - Takaya thought and wanted to rub his eyes, but the glowing bird had already dived into the crowd and disappeared behind the backs of the people.

"What was that? .."

“Kagetora!”

Chiaki was holding a girl by the shoulders from their class, over which, bending, wailing was Saori scared to death. After working with their elbows, Takaya and Yuzuru were close.

“Fainting ... From anemia, or what? ..”

“No ... No it is not anemic.”

Takaya put a hand on her forehead and fainted Tomoko started when he could not grasp the distinctive energy of the pulse.

“Pulled the power from her…”

“And with this is the same. What kind of nonsense? ..”

“Ogi-kun, do something, they are so going to die! .. Wake them quickly! ..”

Takaya again placed his hand to the girl’s forehead, closed his eyes and gave her a part of his energy force. Awakened by the warm jerk, Tomoko opened her eyelids.

“Ton-chan!”

“What ... what happened to me? ..”

Takaya left them and went to another. He shared with the girls his energy, and from such "artificial respiration" all quickly come to life.

When Takaya staggered to his feet after another session, Chiaki supported his side, not letting him fall.

“Do not spend too much, pull yourself together.”

“Takaya!”

Yuzuru sat hunched over a girl in a familiar form, with a slightly lighten hair pulled back in a ponytail. Takaya came up and shared his energy, and she opened her eyes.

“Are you okay? Did you get hurt anywhere?”

The girl stared absently at Yuzuru and then suddenly at the village.

“Narumi. Where is Narumi?” She asked.

“E.. Who is it?”

“Where is Narumi?”

The girl desperately looking around and called her friend, who, it seemed, was nowhere to be seen. Yuzuru tried again:

“What are you nervous about? Who's In ...”

“She was here just now! And now she’s gone, where did she go?”

Takaya and his companions looked at each other in bewilderment.

“Take it easy. Your friend or something? You were with her?”

“Yes! She was there all the time!”

“Look” – Chiaki served Takaya a pointed gesture. Meanwhile around, the women started crying. They were those who came to themselves, were bursting into tears.

“Come on ... Come on, Ton-chan ...” Saori helplessly kept saying.

“Ooh ... It was so scary! ..”

Yuzuru turned to Takaya's anxious face.

“ And the rest, do we leave them like this?”

“They're safe, they just bailed. Once their energy is accumulated, they will wake themselves up.”

Just then drove patrol with swift and took those who were unconscious.
Waking up after fainting crying, friends oohed over them in confusion, and the whole area looked like a fountain surreal landscape.

“Narumi ... Narumi! ..”

“Hush, now they will find her” soothed Yuzuru, but she just sobbed and it absolutely was not listening. Sobbing over the area became even louder.

"What is going on here?"

Takaya, too, was in confusion. He understood that the cause of the mass fainting was a loss of energy. They were all bailed out by someone, but who?”

“The red phoenix bird?”

“Kagetora! I have not found any one like that” reported Chiaki as he returned. Hearing this, the girl opened her eyes and covered her mouth with her hands.

“So, Narumi is kidnapped ... Is actually kidnapped ...”

“"Kidnapped?" What're you talking about, she was just with you.”

“But is not present now, then she’s kidnapped! I've seen! .. I saw how it took away Yang Guifei!”

“Yang Guifei? ..”


***

The news of the mass fainting among schoolgirls immediately hit the headlines. Fortunately, the survey found that the physical condition of the women was normal. From the Dzehoku school 15 people were injured, but they quickly recovered and were able to continue the tour.
Still, the incident left one mysterious and unexplainable consequence:
one of the girls who was in the area at that time, a student of the girl's school near Hanayama had disappeared without a trace.

“The name of the missing girl - Hokamura Narumi. Student of the graduating class of the school Hanayama from Saitama Prefecture, it turns out she’s the same age as you. Up until the fateful moment was on the square, as evidenced by her friend Matsuyama Satskaya and other classmates.”

“Matsuyama Satskaya? - Takaya repeated. “It's her we evacuated then? Hooligan kind of girl ...”

“She's the one. It seems to Hokamuroy they were thick as thieves, hence also that same Wild Child. Just on your part ...”

“Why is it that on my part?” Takaya grimaced and gave Chiaki angry look. “I do not even know them.”

Because of the turmoil, it was decided to cancel further plans for the day, and students of the school Dzehoku had moved to the hotel, glad that it was not necessary to interrupt the entire trip. This was now, Chiaki and Yuzuru sat opposite each other in easy chairs the lobby and discussing what had happened.

“Disappearance is no laughing matter ... And besides, unnatural because she was with others, until they fainted.

“But I am more concerned about the fact that, you know, "Yang Guifei taken away." Delusion of some kind ...”

“Yang Guifei, so ...”

That was the name the first Chinese concubine of Emperor Tang Xuanzong, who had a reputation for unparalleled beauty. For that beauty the emperor had loved her so much that he had began to disregard the affairs of the state. Yang Guifei had died during the rebellion Anshi, and went down in history as the "Beauty that ruined the Emperor."

And yet, what was the historical figure from Tang China doing here?

“In any case, there’s something fishy - Takaya leaned forward - his elbows on his knees, his hands clasped at his mouth. “ The Red bird the phoenix, which we have seen with Yuzuru - I think it was that, that drank from the girls.”

“Tsukumogami?”

“No,” said Takaya firmly “its a human spirit . The spirit that has taken the form - this was achieved by an elementary force of will. That it took the form of a bird.”

“Whose is this spirit? Do not tell me that this Yang Guifei.”

“It is a thought. To answer that question, we need to talk with the affected girls.” Takaya turned to Yuzuru and asked:

“They are already out of the hospital? In what room are they? I want to talk to them.”

“Uh ... This is Morino-san’s group. What is the number? .. The hotel is so huge, it is necessary to go back and see the listing.”

“Come on. Let's start with the collection of information.”

Soon the trio was standing in the doorway of Saori’s room.

“Oh, Narita-kun! .. Welcome back! I did not expect you to come by yourself ... Sit down, sit down here!” Saori patted on the free cushion.

Chiaki was indignant:

“Why are you not offering us?”

“A. .. Sorry, no more cushions.”

“Listen, Yoshioka” Takaya turned to Saori’s roommate, “will you tell precisely what happened to you? You said you were scared, but why? Something you dreamed about during the fainting?”

Tomoko struggling for words said, “It felt as if a hand crawled in my head and was pulling ...sucking out my feeling ...once I had time to think that something was wrong, all I could see straight was white and white ... I woke up on the ground with a sense of the fear ... it was so terrible, there are just no words ...”

“And I felt the same thing” another voice added. “The invisible hand crept into my head, and maybe, in the heart - I do not know how to say ...”

Takaya turned to the girl, who sat quietly in the corner.

“Did you have the same vision?!

“I had ... Exactly the same, yes ... Only I remember, before losing consciousness, I sensed a strange smell.”

“What smell?”

“It smelled like incense.”

“Perhaps those that were smoking on the obelisk (smoke bamboo)?”

“No, it was not the usual incense ... the smell was sharp, particular ... I do not know with what to compare. Oh, and the voice! ..”,the demure girl unexpectedly raised her tone.

“I heard a woman's voice! First, just hum in my ears, and then it turned to the sound of a voice, but I could not make out the words. I only remember that the voice was beautiful and belonged to a woman.”
The young boys looked at each other. The smell of incense and a woman's voice ...

Outside the room, Takaya said:

“I sensed the smell of scent.”

“Incense? - inquired Chiaki.”

“Fool. The smell of incense and a woman's voice - with the key word "Yang Guifei" combines both, and more. In addition, it affected only girls - also fits ... nothing can be done, will have to shake that girlfriend” muttered Takaya, coming down the stairs.

“You're going to pay a visit to the private girls' school?”

“Do you know the hotel address?”

“You bet. Everything is under control, boss”, Chiaki waved a piece of paper in front of Takaya's nose.

“Yeah, you never forget about that...”

“Telephone number, address - I am the master here.”

“Takaya!”


Yuzuru’s abrupt hail made Takaya turn in the middle of the stairs.

Yuzuru looked at him with a frown:

“Enough, no more interference. We came here on a tour, it's not your concern. Why should you climb yourself into the loop?”

“In order to prevent new causalities”, Takaya said quietly.
“When did you become so good? And anyway they will understand without you. Police is on that.”

“Listen, Narita” - interrupted Chiaki – “do not be selfish. Do you not see? If the police could deal with this, we would not have stepped in.”

“And did you, go and tell them everything.”

“As if the die-hard cops believe us. You're so anxious to have a good time - but one girl is missing. You're not the least bit ashamed to not think of her?”

“Yes, I have thought of her but do not see why...”

“You are a snotty jerk ... listen and remember: when a woman is in distress - the whole world is in danger. Stand idly by when a beautiful lady cries out for help, my chivalrous spirit does not allow it.”

“A beautiful lady? ..” Takaya muttered aside. “Minute back was a bitch ...”

“Well, hell with you, but Takaya what will do about it?”

“Yuzuru”- Takaya gently interrupted, “I'll be careful. As soon as there’s a whiff of danger, we will immediately drop everything.”

“Really? Promise me.”

“I promise.”

“Okay, then I'm with you. I also saw the phoenix bird, I too have the right.”
Takaya and Chiaki looked at each other. It looked like Yuzuru had decided to look after them, so they were not too cut off from the company of the school.

Chiaki shrugged and turned away – “They say, do what you want.”

Takaya eventually gave up and nodded.

“Clear. Then let’s go.”

***

Volume 10 Chapter 5 Part 1

Tasha: This was the most difficult part for me to translate and I thought about about skipping this part since some it contains some details about the Nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima and really made me sentimental as I have only heard just few empty facts about the incident and it was just too much, but then I realized by ignoring and pretending it never happened it is a grave insult to all those people whose lives were so drastically affected. And at least to think for even 2 minutes in our life and pray for the people affected and hope mankind atone for the pain they inflict...

****Sensitive people plus any young teenager please read carefully or skim only to dialogues***


I am sorry but I am intentionally keeping this part short.

Chapter 5: BEAUTY, promising DISASTER

Part 01


The train with a noisy gang of students arrived in Hiroshima in the afternoon. All rather tired of the way, so came out on to the platform with relief.

“Phew, finally arrived! From here the fun begins. Hiroshima, Hiroshima, we in Hiroshima? That's right, okonomiyaki and Hiroshima Carp!”

Saori enthusiasm was truly inexhaustible. Takaya, who was forced to the bitter end playing cards, by contrast, looked completely exhausted.

“Chiaki-kun! Do you swing for any baseball?”

“I? .. For Hiroshima.”

“Come on, I have always advocated for the Hanshin!”

“Bah! .. I hate the Tigers.”

“Really? And who was wiping snot on their sleeves when they lost the last game?”

“Hmm ... And Ogi-kun, I wonder, supports whom?”

“Takaya before rooted for the Dragons, while Hoshino was their head coach, and now I do not even know ...”

Yes at one time Takaya had liked the Dragons, but then too often he became to remember the Tigers, so he did not notice when he switched to the Hanshin (however, in the Pacific League, his sympathies were still on the side of the Kintetsu).

Once outside, the students headed to the bus terminal, where there was already a tour bus, ready to deliver them to their first destination - Park World.

Hiroshima, the largest city in the Chugoku region, located at the mouth of the river Otagavy - that is before the sea broke into six branches.

Therefore Hiroshima sometimes was called the capital city on the water.

In the center of the city was a castle, where Mori Terumoto used to rule their lands from and later his family settled offset of Asano. Under them, the city with revenue 420,000 cocu*, flourished throughout the Edo period, but years later, it was here for the first time in the history of mankind, the first atomic bomb, exploded during the war.

*Cocu - an ancient measure of volume. As coca measured rice, which was the monetary equivalent in medieval Japan.

Since then, more than fifty years have passed. The destroyed city to the ground due to the firm determination and perseverance of the people was full of greenery and beautiful - nothing in its present form would remind us of the tragedy. But, at the same time, there was no one in the streets of Hiroshima and no alley, which would not carry the memories.

In the Peace Park, they arrived as a class - the teacher having decided that his visit should be mandatory, and was absolutely right. School students got off the bus and followed the guide to the beginning of the inspection.

The vast park, in which the citizens loved to walk and relax, was located on the northern tip of the island, sandwiched between two rivers - the Honkavy and Motoyasukavy.

Sakura on the broad alleys just were in full bloom, their petals torn off by the wind swirled in the air. Behind the wall of falling petals, on the other side of the river, could be seen the old, more than half of the destroyed building - "Nuclear house", around which there was a group students, paying rapid attention to their tour guides.

***This infamous building with wrecked fittings, and walls caved in, preserved the form in which it has begun right after the explosion. The bomb exploded just above it at a height of six hundred meters, a cloudless morning of the 8th August 1945, when the clock showed fifteen minutes of nine o’ clock.

Even the noisy merrymakers were silenced and sobered by listening to the story of the guide and looking at the "Atomic house" – a testimony, a reminder, a prayer for peace, which was probably destined to stand there forever.

Then they were taken to the museum, which had accumulated photographs, models, panoramas; recreating the terrible event, as well as items that had truly survived the explosion.

The molten glass, a fragment of the wall where the shadow imprinted of the person sitting beside, images of the city immediately after the blast, photos of charred and burnt bodies, preserved in alcohol izrubtsovannoy pieces of skin ... Looking at this, Takaya closed his eyes, but it was actually there.

“The horror ...”

Saori, yammering before, now quietly and timidly looked at the exhibits from behind the back of her friend. Yuzuru also was more silent. They were astounded of the records of nuclear tests relaying on the screen in the corner.

“Wow ...”

Coverings of the monstrous wave of buildings blown up in the blink of an eye, easily, like weightless house of cards. This really was a snap in a second. The explosion shocked, even being taped.

“If there were people ...”

But it was the same. Those who were in the midst of the explosion were killed that way - in an instant. Not in some sort of test, and in this very city.

That morning, people looked at the sky, which was no different from yesterday, and no one would have thought that after a minute from there hell was to break loose on them. The fatalities of the instant death did not even understand what had happened. Just a life that went on as usual, suddenly ended in a blinding flash. That's all that remained of them in the end ...

How many thousands of "that is all" spawned to this one second devilish bomb? Why mankind created such a terrible thing? Why? ..

“This was not supposed to be ...” Yuzuru whispered near.

Takaya raised his eyes and looked at the photos and clothing in front of him.

In fact, these things as narrated were impossible to be reconciled with – it rolls not hate, but anger, mixed with tears. For whom is this anger for -enemies? Those who dropped the bomb? They, perhaps, too, but not only them. At the individuals, on science? No. To war at all?

Once again inadequate, because war itself does not occur.

No, it is angry humanity that has given rise to this.

The Mankind lacks the fear of the works their own hands do. People need to realize that they themselves have created hell, understand, experience and be scared. And be angry at themselves.

“There should not be this...” Yuzuru muttered again, and Takaya pursed his lips.

Suddenly, from the other end of the hall there was either laughing, or screaming - out of place in the routine noise.

“No, what sort of people ...” Chiaki whispered indignantly.

In the hall lot of people were crowded, all groups from different schools. Generally rustling now and then, fought their way someone's loud voice – it did not share experiences, they were chatting only as they had nothing else to do. As if to say, did not see or did not understand what lay ahead of them on the display.


“Clinic ...” Chiaki muttered contemptuously. “Clearly, they do not want - do not look, and they do not feel anything at all.”

Some high school girls were being raucous. Not that everyone here was supposed to tremble with fear - after all, everyone perceives what they saw in their own way - but the festive mood was beyond all sorts of decency. About such people say that they will not fix the grave.

“And the attractive faces know nothing ... - Chiaki shook his head and went forward. Takaya stood still on the spot and Yuzuru called to him in a worried voice.

There was another annoying roar of laughter. The girls continued to chatter with a cup of tea as if in any cafe. Takaya suddenly moved, went up to the merry company and jerking from the circle the most vociferous girl, grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and pressed her on the wall.

“Ouch!” Girl with bright lipstick and a skirt tucked obscenely stared at him dumbfounded. Her companions paused in surprise. Takaya narrowed his eyes and leaned in close to the girl.

“What ... the ...”

“You are a fool, this is what…” a quiet voice with rage Takaya exhaled on her face.

“There are times, with some such ill in the head ...”

“What are you doing? Let me go! ..”
“I do not have enough marbles in my head, but compared to you, you silly stuffed – I am simply a genius.”

Takaya leaned dangerously below and whispered in her ear:

“Think of where you are.”

Then he abruptly released her and walked away. The stunned girl friends quickly recovered and began to heap curses after him.

Takaya then turned just once and under his eyes, cold cutting Kagetora glance, all the voices died away, as if someone had switched off sound.

Chiaki and Yuzuru were waiting for him at the entrance of the hall.

“Cleverly done. The young ladies shut up, as if on cue.”

“Takaya, you have this in vain”, their teacher looked ...yup, and thought, I suppose, "Well, at least someone put them in their place."

Walking down the hall flooded with light on the opposite side of the hall, Chiaki said:

“This museum is recently restored. Remade everything here was beautiful. Previously, I have heard, the photographs, and things have been greater, and the exhibition itself was darker.”

“ Even darker?”
“Yeah. Particularly sensitive to induce fainting during the inspection. What was it like for those who survived the inferno and survived to the present day? We cannot even imagine how many images we show not” Chiaki looked at the blue sky outside the window.

“Why not sugar coat anything. Let them pass out from the shock - the truth is the truth. It needs to be shown off, no matter how cruel and horrible as it was, and do not care about the fact that someone out there weak nerves. Too many divorced people in the world who would otherwise not understand. The problem is they do not know how to face the truth, and not in the exhibition” Chiaki paused.

“And then it all depends on how deeply people perceive what they saw and strain the imagination. So preserved and transmitted to the memory of what we cannot forget ...”

Takaya, silently walking beside, murmured:

“I agree …”

****

Volume 10 chapter 4 part 2 (final)

Phew got tangled in some of the translations but finally they are straightened out....so I present you the COMPLETE other half of Chapter 4...sorry for any mistake....enjoy



Chapter 04: Part 2

At this point, the radio announced their flight, and the men went on a ferry in Kure.

Forty minutes sail - on that same enchanted sea, where people disappeared, and on top of that, long ago sunken battleship turned up.

Leaving the car at the bottom, they went to the salon. Naoe thought that among the passengers, seem to have been journalists. Soon after planting was completed, the ferry set sail.

It was a clear, sunny weather. On the starboard side of the island floated: Togedzima and in the distance, behind him - Ninosima. Leaving them behind the stern, the ship plunged into the narrow strait in the northern tip of Etadzimy.

The wind over the sea was too cold for April.

“I do not like this wind ...” Naoe said, leaning on the rail. He stood on the top deck and watched the green, sparkling reflections of the wave.

“Yes, terrible ... very dirty energy ...” Nokizaru nodded, “Almost undetectably,” and Naoe stiffened faintly.

“In the middle of such ugliness and declare a ghost is not a sin ...”

“What's so bad?”

“Do not you feel it?”

Naoe's heart sank. Yes, the wind seemed to him sinister, but he did not notice any hostile chi ... He was reborn (different from before), he could not feel, considering the fact he was unable to determine nokizaru.

Naoe was getting nervous, and it did not escape the attention of his companion.

“Naoe-sama, if you are tired, do not overwork yourself. Give us a case, and ...”

“No ... It's all right. You're not dressed for the weather. Do not freeze, go inside.”

“Naoe-sama ...”

“I will not get hurt by some air, and then in this state, I am not fit for the scouting ... I'll be all right, go.”

Giving Naoe an encouraging smile, nokizaru went to the salon. Once left alone, he was finally devoured by the will of his anxiety.

"I have trouble reading the aura ..."

Naoe felt the deck fall out from under his feet. He had long suspected that his ability had began to weaken, but today for the first time had to face the truth, and the truth was brutal. Usually degenerated spirits significantly smashed the rest of the ability to read the aura and the ability to work on things.

And if he is, Naoe, could not hold the mental scouting on the level of ordinary subrental, was all more serious than he dared imagine.

"I'm just tired ..."

He could not have imagined that he was so weak. Ayako fears had come true.

"Just tired, nothing more ..."

Naoe gripped the railing and closed his eyes.

Burnout ... In recent months, he had not spared himself. He had engrossed himself with work, so he had nothing to think about. When overwhelmed with work, time on unnecessary feelings was less...

"What a unoriginal way to escape..."

Naoe was fully aware of the statement, but could not do otherwise. He just did not know any other way to dull the heartache. So he worked hard and slept with women to relieve the physical pressure.

But healing was denied. Everything he did, relieved his symptoms only for a while without touching the real cause of his illness - thus the opium dampened the pain, while the disease continued to eat away the body.

Medication did not exist, there was only the anesthesia, and while Naoe used it, his heart was shattered from within.

"Just terminally ill, to live out my last days ..."

The culprit of his anguish did not leave his thoughts for a second.

Attempts to expel that person from the consciousness led only to the fact that he crawled from the other corner to pounce on Naoe with renewed vigour. He was a virus, nestled in the heart and gnawing inside, like a piece of wood worm. To Naoe it seemed that under his skin all that was left was rot.

Overpower me.

That voice, again and again arose in the brain, pursued him, like an obsession.

Prove that you're the best. And if you succeed ...

"What kind of arrogance ... You thought that this challenge will bind my hands and feet? You made a mistake. I no longer have to have you ... "

Naoe shook his head. That's it, this is the case. I do not give a damn. It would not be like him, to give into the provocation. He, Naoe, just was not interested.

"I do not want to know ... to what heights you will flock, even as you sparkle like a star, how many people are blinded by the light, kneel in adoration ... I do not want to see how beautiful you have become, I do not care who will witness this beauty. You do not need me as property, I will go, dissolve in a crowd. Now you're for me as everyone else, no different ..."

Naoe did not deceive himself, the interest really was blunted. Did that mean his success?

"Certainly not ..."

Otherwise it would not be so painful now that it was time to cut the vein. No, he just could not find more power to resist the charisma.

Stubbornness and the will to struggle was gradually leaving.

"There is no greater love” - he told himself, “no more hate ..."

In the end, Naoe decided that his difficulties with the power were temporary. Fatigue had not allowed to reach the desired concentration, that's all.

Damp wind ruffled his hair. The bottom of the sea was agitated, over which, indistinguishable to his senses, was the ghost chi.

A man in a white coat came out of the cabin door, went to Naoe,leaned on the railing and looked into the distance.

“Dying thoughts of the children of war ... See how they twist vortexes over the water.”

At the sound vaguely familiar voice Naoe turned. A young man of elegant physique gave him a small smile and took his sunglasses off.

“Long time no see.”

Naoe was surprise for a moment into speechless.

Beautiful face framed by hair black as pitch, cold dark eyes ... Kosaka Masanobu Dandzenoske, of the Takeda clan, was challengingly looking at him.

“Ever since we broke up in Nikko, I did not have a chance to say thank you ...” Kosaka hooked the top of the collar of his shirt, his moist red lips twitched into a scornful smile.

“You have done us a noteworthy service, for your role in the fall of the Hōjō cannot be underestimated. Now that the land Kanto is entirely in our hands…and all thanks to Saburo-dono, who, without hesitation, sent all of his kin to the light.”

“So, is that you who arranged for our surveillance?”

“HA! I see, the aide of His Excellency has finally wrecked up his mind,” Kosaka sardonically doled out.

“Follow you? Even for me to take up such a notion,huh, only a dog would manage such a thing.”

He leaned over the railing and looked upward into the intense face of Naoe.

“You have lost power ...”

Naoe flinched.

“Look how weak your chi is, so unreliable ... I'll bet now you're deaf and blind to what is happening in the sea, and even if suddenly "Yamato" appears, you wretched creature, you will not see due to your own personal vindication...”

“But you know what I want to say to you, Naoe? This misfortune, you're self-fulfilling prophecy it by yourself.”

“Now bite your elbows and let your lustful nose get used to the smell of ship fuel oil...”

Naoe quietly bore Kosaku gaze.

“However, all’s natural ... In your spirit, I would say.”

“It was only yesterday that you tearing your hair out and sprinkling ashes on his head, and now on your face there is no shadow of remorse... No wonder you stopped seeing those souls and still grieve over the past. If such was the measure of your guilt, it is understandable why Kagetora ran from you in horror.”

“What the hell are you doing here?”

“He's still asking questions - when not even perceiving the point... Although, your clumsiness served me a great cover.”

“Cover? What are you talking about?”

“I am sincerely grateful for your great nokizaru that stirred up the water.
Fish will come up soon.”

“Fish?”

“We are about to be attacked,” Kosaka said flatly. “Sailors and robbers …really does the "Yamato" requires so much fuel?”

Naoe stared at him with a wary, sullen look.

“How much do you know about this case?”

“Yeah more than you ...”

While they bickered, mist fell down on the sea. The sky, a minute ago, had been quite clear, now had a overcast gray haze. There was something unnatural about it, and Naoe immediately remembered the account of Aida: a fog, he had said, was preceded by the appearance of the military Flotilla.

“Naoe, look.”

He followed gaze Kosaka, and saw that on the surface of the water one by one lights began to lit. The tongues of pale blue flame surrounded on all sides by steam and then suddenly changed shape, turning ... Yes, into ships.

They were not steel warships and wooden boat, the number of about thirty - pyativeselnye and vosmiveselnye kobune (boats) mounted with holders for arrows, which could belong to only the navy times of rebellion. And then the front starboard side of the ship appeared a little more, but it was not enough to be as atakabune5 large.

5 Atakabune - Japanese warships of the 16th and 17th century

This was sekibune, the oldest representative of the class cruisers, and on its front was flying a flag. Naoe strained my eyes, trying to see the character. The character "kami" enclosed in a circle - he saw it somewhere ... Naoe frantically rummaging through his memory until he pulled out the reply.

"Well, of course, the Murakami fleet!"

That's news. This famous bandit troop, from the main stronghold of the island Innosima and several sea forts around, had at one time great
impact on the Inland Sea. Murakami Pirates were professionals in naval warfare.

They know each and every bank in the Strait of Seto, were a master at guerrilla battlefield tactics on small vessels and the art of night raids.

As soon as the power in the Chugoku region were assigned the Mori clan, pirates Murakami recognized their suzerainty6, and even came to their aid during the Battle of Itsukushima Shrine, when Mori Motonari was settling scores with Sue.

6 Suzerainty - a characteristic of the era of feudalism, a system of personal relations and relations of power, expressed in the form of agreements between the sovereigns (seniors) and vassals.



Naoe stared in mute astonishment at the flotilla of famous pirates and thought about their role in the present case. Standing beside him Kosaka, also in silence, watched the movements of ships.

Sekibune blocked the path of the ferry, forcing it to a stop and then a small boat, having come from both sides, took the ship in a pincer movement. Rope ladders flew up to the rail, and hordes of soldiers rushed to the bone pirate boats on the ferry. Very soon it became too late to do something - there were too many strikers. At the sight of skeletons dressed in armor, the passengers on the deck fell into wild panic.

“What are they...”

“Leave it, Naoe. You cannot change anything.”

Naoe tossed aside Kosaka scowl:

“What do they want? And where is the "Yamato" and its fuel?”

“The Tsukumogami "Yamato" - thickened mourning the dead, which gave it form. It fused together the souls of all those who fought and died at sea, and its movement results in fresh live power. Here the pirates are bestowed for the fuel management of the ship.”

“What? ..so, the disappearance in Kure was also their doing? .. But why all this?”

“Seems that now is not the time for a chat.”

Skeleton warriors with swords in the hands of two men surrounded the dense ring. They had no choice but to obey.

Pirates drove all the passengers (and they were about thirty) on the upper deck, soon the passengers were joined by the crew. All were silent, the battle incredibly happening

Some were shaking with fear, others stood, pale, as if unable to believe their eyes. Naoe went next to the scout nokizaru, who was in a terrible
excitement.

“Naoe-sama, what should we do? ..”

“Do not twitch. Let's see what happens.”

Meanwhile a boat approached from sekibune to the ferry, in which a fearsome man of thirty sat. He was the only man of flesh and blood, surrounded by the skeletons, which was a picture of a truly phantasmagorical. The boat moored to the board, and the man, throwing blue coat on the floor, climbed up onto the deck.
“That's it?” - He asked, appearing at the top. Judging by the demeanor and the way he talked he was one of the chief pirate.

“All right. Now take away.”

“Takeesi-dono!” Suddenly a voice came from the crowd, and that voice belonged Kosaka.

Ignoring the stupefied Naoe, without any embarrassment he stepped forward. The man immediately turned around.

“Oh, who do I see? Kosaka-dono!”

Naoe's eyes widened. "They know each other? .."

The one called Takeesi, went to Kosaka, breaking into a widest smile.

“I'm surprised to find you on this boat, alone! .. Why did not you tell us earlier? If you need go off somewhere - call us, we will immediately send the ship!”

“Do not worry, this ship has been very handy to me ... But I dare not distract you from your work. Please continue.”

Here Kosaka looked at Naoe, and it did not go unnoticed.

“Your travel partner?”

“Come, come, how can he be my companion – he’s an old acquaintance. We are, you can say eaten peck of salt (have good knowledge of each other) ...”

Naoe looked at two men with a watchful gaze.

“What Kosaka, chummy with pirates this time?”

“ "Chummy"? Be more careful with words. We simply appreciate the mutual benefits that may be occasioned by maintaining friendly relations. And you do not judge me.”

“Kosaka-dono? .. - The person called Takeesi, expressed bewilderment. “Is not this gentleman from Takeda?..”

Kosaka nastily smirked.

“Oh, I have not introduced ... An unforgivable mistake. This gentleman's name is Naoe Nobutsuna” - then his eyes became razor-sharp – “and he belongs to the camp of the Uesugi, our ferocious enemies.”

“Uesugi ?!”- The pirate’s goodwill instantly vanished, immediately he was in battle-ready-mode. “The very yakshi Uesugi? But what is he doing here?”

“He, you see, wanted to look at your grand "Yamato" ... But do not worry
- this old wreck even today cannot really fight”,Kosaka mockingly looked at Naoe and received a furious look in return. “However, I advise you to take him with you, maybe he will be useful.”

Naoe murmured a impotent curse against him.

“And hurry up with transfer Takeesi-donor, unless there are unforeseen complications.”

“That's what I will do. Join us, we keep the path to Nosimu.
Something clicked in memory Naoe, when he heard the name of the island. He knew now, at last, with whom he was dealing.

"Murakami from Nosimy ... He, therefore, was Murakami Takeesi ... "

Naoe had heard that name. Murakami family had at one time long ago divided into three branches - Some of them settled on Nosim, others on Innosime and on Kurushima. Murakami Takeesi from Nosimy had managed to keep his name in the centuries because of his valor during the famous Battle of Itsukushima Shrine. And this character was made of "Yamato" tsukumogami? ..

“Start the crossing!”

“ One moment, Takeesi-dono.”

“What's wrong?” - The pirate turned around.

“Among the prisoners there is a nonliving. Would they not spoil your fuel woth his wickedness...”

“Non-living, you say?”

“Another sleeping-in spirit - there.”

Kosaka with an evil grin jabbed his index finger in the direction of nokizaru. Scout froze in fright.

“Ah, the rascal! Watch where you crawl into ... Do not worry, now we'll get you out.”

Takeesi went marching to the scout and, like a hawk, clutched his head in his gnarled fingers.

“Ah ... Naoe-dono! ..”

“Leave him alone!”

“Never leave. This nosy monkey Uesugi, feed it "Yamato"- and the ship, has not even an hour break.”

Nokizaru thinly cried out as the pirate yanked his spirit from the shell. Easily holding the ethereal body, Takeesi created an energy spear in his left hand and with a lightning movement drove it into the ghost in the heart.

Naoe wanted to prevent the pirate and reached for the power, but the thrust did not work - he could not even concentrate .. energy! ..

Inhuman cry went up to heaven and became silent, scattering sea breeze.

Soul nokizaru ceased to exist.

Naoe stared dumbfounded at his hands, which had to surge and pour out the power, but there was nothing. Not, even the smallest of kickback!

"I. .. lost this ability? .. "

His body ... No, his soul could no longer generate energy pulse ...

Kosaka coldly looked at Naoe who had turned deadly pale and turned back to Takeesi:

“There are two of them.”

“What?”

“This time the bigger fish.”

Kosaka clasped his hands, his eyes indicated a couple in the back row - a skinny man in a flannel shirt and a beautiful woman. The young people firmly and without fear met his gaze. Both were perfectly calm.

“Thank you! .. What are you doing here?”

An angry exclamation from Takeesi, returned Naoe back to reality, and he began to observe what was happening. Nearby Kosaka whispered in his ear:

“It you brought them on the tail ...”

“What? ..”
“They must have not liked the fuss that your staged in Hiroshima ...Maybe they were looking for allies in you? ..”

Naoe looked closely at the man. It was a dark, like a native South, and did not look like cornered - on the contrary, held on in front of Takeesi with confidence.

“Hunting for people, especially in a place like this ... the Fleet of Murakami’s methods are worn out, I see - even though you were simple bandits ... you still remain.”

The warriors in armor began to move, and the two strangers ended up in a dense ring, but neither of them flinched. Obviously, they were accustomed to bloodshed.

“The Iron ships overtaken by Ode grasps you in such fear that you needed to protect floating monster? Ah, yes Murakami, bravo, brave men ...”

“Nonsense you, I look much, - but to fight? Nice you gave me an excuse to get rid from you once and for all. You still curse the fate that has brought you to me today.

“Empty, Takeesi,” said the woman, and a sudden burst of plasma scattered on the deck blocking the guards. In the free moment the subrental strangers rushed to the board, jumped over the railing and the man, turning to Naoe, shouted:

“Till we meet again, Uesugi! I'll see you in a more relaxed environment.”

After that, both jumped into the water

“Stop it! .. After them! Do not let them get away!” yelled Takeesi, but suddenly from behind the wall of fog came a strange sound.

Somewhere out there trumpeted, when approaching, a marine horn, and then with a violent, thunderstorm threatening to sweep the waves boomed dashing reels - bearing down on them was someone's fleet.

Bone soldiers came into disarray when the barges around the ferry too began to fuss.

Naoe was surprised, even Kosaka in amazement stared into the distance, and there out of the mist in front of them was a ship - a large vessel, similar to a box.

“Iron Ship! ..”

The skeletons raised uproar. They opened wide their mouths and shouted: "Cookies, Cookies come! .. Cookies on an iron ship! .. "

Something crashed, along both sides of the ferry soared water columns into the air - was an iron ship bringing cannons into the game. Several kobune (boats) shattered to pieces, and bone oarsmen were scattered on the waves.

“The Devil is out of place! ..”

Kosaka chuckled, then turned and walked away, throwing from the middle of the ladder at Naoe: “You were lucky this time - which is a pity, you would cancelled out kindling ... Well, then, we'll meet again, and until then, live ... if you do not die.”

“ Kosaka! ..”

“Go!”- Shouted Takeesi. On his orders, the pirates deftly slipped back into the boats and retreated in strict order, moving with surprising speed.

Kosaka with Takeesi sekibune moved on, and a minute later they were no longer visible - the flotilla Murakami disappeared behind the wall of fog.
Their enemies on the iron ship, it seemes, came only to pick up the man with the woman. Soon gunfire ceased, and the floating fortress slowly turned around and went back to where it came from.

A few moments later the fog lifted, as if it had not been there at all.

Above his head stretched the blue sky, the sun was shining, mirrored reflections on the waves. The people standing on the deck were forlornly silent, and sighed uniformly around the calm as ever, Seto Inland sea.
Remember this scene it was so HOT!!! Thus another everlasting fan was born....



This was my first yaoi anime and even though I understood the beautifully shown tormented love relationship, I always wondered how Naoe & Takaya....you know 'Be' together together....what actually Naoe meant and wanted... than as I was researching I read a recommended mature yaoi manga......first I was like and than I was and my last reaction: where can I find more....
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Volume 10 Chapter 4

This is my first attempt at translation and I hope that I don't bungle up it for you, sorry for any grammatical mistakes...please comment


Chapter 04: Part 1

In the next three days, it became clear that the extent of the growing anomaly on the Inland Sea. For strange encounters followed by even more inexplicable things: ships started to disappear in the sea, full of people, and the present case was the third on the account.

"Fog takes people" Chiaki said aloud, reading the newspaper bought at the station. “Not much fun, eh?”

Takaya was lounging on a tilted seat, looking out of the window.
Their high-speed train from Nagoya swept now somewhere near Sekigahara.

“Sixty people have already perished ... What are they in doing in Hiroshima? Can’t they handle it themselves? We are still not at all finished in Gifu.”

“When we will arrive, we'll see” Takaya muttered, not looking up from the window. “It's no secret that Oda strengthen the fleet on the coast of Kansai, but in this case they may or may not be involved. In any event, there are victims, and the victims’ loss we may tolerate but that does not mean it should be. Hence, it is necessary to stop it immediately.”

“In Hiroshima, we will meet with Haruie and Naoe ...” Chiaki folded the newspaper and sat back on the sear. “What then?”

“We meet, I will take command of you. You have nothing to worry about.”

“I'm not worried, you blockhead.”

Then they heard a girl's voice rang out: “Chiaki-kun, Ogi-kun!”
Morino Saori handed them a bag of straw from the back seat.

“Will you? Oh, what are you doing, reading newspaper? Well, just like two retired old man ... What is it, sports or is there any porn?

“Morino ...”

“Let us better food change, or play cards. We can play Napoleon1 or we can play Uno ... Narita-kun already agreed!”

It was April 20, the first day of the trip, one car of the high-speed train "Shinkansen" was occupied by the Dzehoku high school students, including among whom was Takaya - in spite of all the difficulties.

In fact, until the very last moment he doubted that would be going. Now that they were investigating the incident at gold mines of Gifu, he just did not have the strength to be distracted by anything else. However, Takaya had decided to string up and make time - for the sake of Yuzuru’s promise to him.

Takaya had planned to travel to Hiroshima by car and leave earlier to forward the Gifu case as going with the group was not obligatory, but when he imagined the angry reproaches of Yuzuru “You broke your word!”, he had immediately wanted to spare his feelings, thus maintaining a semblance of journey together.

It was probably the same experience as a busy-at-work father when his son asks once again for a ride.

“Ogi-kun! All, all play! No retreat”, shrieked Saori.

“Enough is enough, stop nose pecking and pretending to read the newspaper” said Yuzuru. “Do you hear me? Hand it over.”

Takaya clutched his head. Chiaki thought for a moment, and then slapped him on the shoulder.

“I suggest to relax and have fun - all the same to go for a long time. Throw away the time.” - and with joyful exclamation leapt to his feet.

“What have you got there - game of cards? Too bad no drinks, but oh well, I will play, so be it.”

“Yay! Keep it up, Chiaki-kun!”

“I am Chiaki the Invincible, nice to meet you. Ogi, come on, you are afraid right? And rightly so - you would never win! I will personally take care of it, even if we were paired!”

Chiaki’s persistent zeal sparked Takaya’s new bout of irritation. He wanted to drop it when he caught Yuzuru’s wary glance, which instantly made him uncomfortable. He reluctantly got up, which was followed by a cheerful hooting by Saori.

“And he bravely accepts the challenge! Just think, Ogi-kun and maps ... It's like the heaven and earth!”

“A salute to His Excellency. Show us, what repeaters are.”

“Ha ha! Loser treats all the juice!”

Takaya gave Chiaki and Saori an angry glance: “Maybe enough to stop mocking?”
“Okay, I go for diamond pearl Dumpling.”

“Boys, I'll pass.”

Takaya silently clenched his fists. "Someday, I'll throw that stupid school."

The train easily raced across the tracks, taking away a noisy company forward to Hiroshima.

***
1 Napoleon – Japanese card game

The second disappearance happened the day after Naoe came in
Hiroshima. Before he could begin to investigate the clash, the situation turned for the worse, forcing him to forget the original plan.

The ferry from Ètadzimy in Kure was deprived of its passengers and crew during a very short voyage. Exactly twenty minutes to ship to overcome a short distance, and during this time all the people on board, half of them school children, disappeared without a trace.

On that day the sea really was foggy, but not so strong as to cancel flights. Ferry had left on schedule, but it soon reported that the fog had thickened, and after ten minutes the connection was lost, and the ship had stopped running. When the Marine Patrol arrived on the scene shortly, there was not a living soul found on the ferry.

There was no explanation of what had happened. It was as if from nowhere it was swooped by pirates and all-aboard were captured. Of course, this could not have possibly happened due to the fog, and the fog radar hadn’t documented approach of any other vessels either.

What happened during the twenty minute flight? Did all the people really jumped into the sea all at once?

But this did not end the puzzle.

“The Ghost Of "Yamato"?” asked Naoe. “What is that?”

He was sitting in the lobby of the hotel and listened to the report of the spies – nokizaru2, who came before him and had to work hard already. Since the Scout came in a body of customary clerk, their conversation seemed like a mundane business meeting, but if anyone was to overhear their conversation, they would learn a lot of surprising bits and pieces.


2 Nokizaru - the so-called ninja in the service of the Uesugi. In the novel, they continue their service, but in the form sharing even spirits.


“So far it’s only a rumour that the ship appears in the sea at night when there is fog. But there are many witnesses, so these conversations may not be entirely unfounded.”

“First Flotilla, now Battleship "Yamato"?”

An hour from bad to worse ...

“This ship, created by Combined Fleet by extreme effort went into
history as the largest battleship in the world. It was built at the shipyards of Kure in 1937, launched on the forty-first, but it was battle involved only a single time. The sixth of April 1945, when over the country already in danger of defeat, the Yamato was ordered to attack the US forces off the coast of Okinawa, and on 7 April was attacked by Americans and was sunk near Cape Sata, South of Kagoshima. This was the last raid of the greatest battleship in the world, because from the very beginning it was meant to travel one way, as the ship did not had enough fuel supply for the return journey.

Naoe was silent for some time, seized by the memories of those dark times. Then forced himself to get away from dark thoughts and return to the current issue.

"What makes the ship sunk in Kagoshima, in the Seto Inland Sea?"

“Mass Hypnosis?”

Naoe began to think out loud. “Hardly ... And certainly not "Ghost", an inanimate object cannot become a ghost ... Rather, a bundle of energy,
Tsukumogami3 kind ...

“But why here and now?”

“I do not know. But the connection with the case in Osaka is obvious.”

“Do you think Oda?”

“And these wonderful lights” - Naoe lit a cigarette and inhaled.

“How to act with Oda in these parts?

“We found no trace of their presence ... Rather, they should be wary of Mori and those who try to resist them. Throughout the Chugoku there is a wave of sabotage, which any moment can turn into a major war.”

“Ah, yes ... Mori.”

In Hiroshima there was still a castle, built by Mori Terumoto, but the main force Clan was now focused not there. Their camp was located near the destroyed Citadel Yoshida-Koriyama, there flashed most clashes between Mori and their once-defeated rivals.

And yet it was not clear what linked the ships and vessels of the Second World era of civil wars, except for the fact that they were seen at one time in one place. However, it would be foolish assume that there was no connection ... As between the disappearance of people and the emergence of "Yamato".

To solve this puzzle Naoe did not have enough information.

“I need to get to the scene and see with your own eyes, or cause will not shift ... I hope you will join me?

“Without fail. And Mr. Hakkai will expect you to Kure.”

Naoe was surprised to hear that name. Hakkai was another sleeping spirit, the leader of the all nokizaru Uesugi. Naoe chuckled out of the corner of his mouth.

“Sam volunteered to help me? That's really a miracle, it’s a wonder... Hakkai, who does not listen, draws orders only”- Naoe crushed the barely begun cigarette in the ashtray.

“If it turns out that the cause is the strife Spirits, search for missing fall on our shoulders. We can only pray that by the time they are still alive…”

He quickly got to his feet and said: “We’ll, go out to sea. Perhaps the spectre of "Yamato" will find us.”

3 Tsukumogami - virtually any object, “that has reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and self-aware

They left the hotel and went to the car to the port to board the ferry in
Kure. Port Hiroshima was beautiful - new buildings, good infrastructure...

Naoe already going to go through the gate when the scout- nokizaru addressed him in a low voice: “Naoe-sama ... Do not you feel?”

“What?”

“Someone’s watching us.”

Naoe flinched, but did not allow himself to turn around. Instead, he asked: “What kind?”

“I do not know ... I feel a strange chi4, Which should be long behind us, but I cannot identify from whom it comes. It appears to be divided up, but he is adept at hiding, and my strength is not enough to calculate it ... You did not notice?”

"... That is obvious even to me ..."

Unspoken words hung in the air. Naoe met the puzzled look of nokizaru and for a moment, his face turned to stone, but he quickly recovered and tried to take a casual look.

“It seems that fatigue takes its toll,” he said with a sigh, putting his hand to his forehead. “Perception of dim...”

Naoe stretched his lips curve into a grin, and nokizaru in no doubt. On the polite question about his health Naoe nodded “They say that there are no problems.”

Scout smiled, and then said: “And yet, who would it be? ... His energy is negative, we need to beware...”

“Let's see. If this is the spirit- General, I want to know whose.”

4 Chi – life energy

Mirage of Blaze translations

Hello MOB fans! I have been waiting and waiting that someone compiles the Mirage of Blaze translations together so that we can read it in one go. Till now Volume 1 to volume 6 are fully translated and available but sadly Volume 7 to Volume 11 are not. Everyone recommends watching its anime episode 10 to 13 but it somehow breaks the flow.... Thankfully demitas is currently translating the Volume 10 and has finished till chapter 3....since reading it I have been super hyper and anxiously waiting and have finally found Russian translation of Vol 10, 11, 12 etc at this site: http://lj2.karlson.ru/mirage/ and have decided to give a try at translations by myself too....

Soooo till now I have translated a small portion of Volume 10 Chapter 4 so wish me luck !!