Takamura-kun is Cursed.

Takamura-kun is Cursed. Chapter 17

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Takamura-kun wa Norowarete Iru.

Chapter 17 – Takamura Mahiro Falls

 My feelings are, probably, not love. They’re sympathy.
 I think a 17-year-old is too young to reciprocate such a heavy love. All I’ve to do is pretend that nothing happened, to not believe in fantasy-ish things like past lives. All I’ve to do is pretend that nothing happened. However, I’m wavering.
 For me to think that I can save him, I really don’t know my place.
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 Sunohara had already withdrew from school when the second semester arrived and I head to school.
 There’s no one in Sunohara’s house in Jiyuugaoka. Even when I visited Hiwatari’s granny’s house, thinking that he may be living there, there’s no one. Regarding Hiwatari’s house, it’s so run-down that the beautiful mansion we saw seemed to be a lie. There aren’t even any signs of the cows, horses and chickens raised in the backyard. Was the mansion we saw that day a different one?
 I stand unmoving in front of the run-down mansion.
 In the end, I’m still male and Sena is similarly still female. Is all well if I come to like Sena from now on and lift the curse on both of us? Do I come to like someone else and lift the curse? Or do I not lift the curse for the rest of my life? I haven’t the slightest idea.
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 Sunohara said that he likes me. That he’d always been liking me for 140 years.
 My feelings turned extremely complicated upon hearing that. More than feelings of happiness or such, I merely felt that it was heavy. At the very least, I should’ve been happy if I had romantic feelings for him, but I didn’t feel anything like that. I probably don’t like Sunohara Chiharu romantically.

“So what does Mahiro want to do?”

“I want to forget. I want to pretend that nothing happened, at all.”

 The answer I reached in this one month is to forget it all.
 I wanted to to toss this hazy feeling in the pit of my stomach away too.
 I would have been able to do something if it could be resolved through actions, but there’s nothing I could do about my heart. On top of that, Sunohara had also left. A hypocritical feeling of wanting to do something continues to rise up even though things are already beyond my control.
 I wanted to completely forget these feelings and bring back how I used to be.
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 Perhaps I told Takafumi, who came with me, everything because I began to have such feelings.

“There’s nothing wrong with forgetting.”

 It was a voice so cold you won’t think it’s from Takafumi.

“I can’t forget even though I want to. Do I like Chiha? Did sympathy turn into love?”

“Sympathy and love are different. It’s easy to sympathise but difficult to love. The one Mahiro likes is me.”

“Wha…?”
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 Did Takafumi realise I liked him?
 Bam! I feel my cheeks turning warm.

“I thought Mahiro would always be chasing me but you became an adult before I knew it, huh.”

“Even if I want to chase you, you already have a girlfriend, Takafumi-kun. I can’t remain chasing you forever.”

“… That’s true.”
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 Takafumi smiles faintly.
 Seeing that smile had brought me the greatest joy thus far. However, my heart doesn’t really skip a beat now. I’m slightly surprised at my change of heart.
 It’s terribly hard to change one’s heart intentionally. It doesn’t like when you tell it to like. However, just like my feelings of love for Takafumi, I believe there are many that changes bit by bit.
 Similarly, even without asking for it, these feelings of sympathy for Sunohara will probably fade as I live on. Perhaps I’ll forget about Sunohara and even about my gender, living my life one way or another.

“Mahiro had been perceptive and easily swept by the flow from young. There’s also how you tend to give up by saying things can’t be helped. As for Sunohara-kun, I’m sure you’ll regret regardless of whether you chase after or throw him away. Moreover, even if you’ve thrown him, it’ll definitely be painful till you forget about him. In that case, I think you should just do whatever you want, Mahiro. Since it’ll hurt either way.”

“… Will anyone be happy if I force my hypocrisy? Even if I remain by Chiha’s side, the curse won’t be lifted if I don’t like him from the bottom of my heart. Besides, I’ll die someday and leave Chiha behind. If so, Chiha will be saddened again. I may even fall in love with someone else halfway.”
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“Ask Sunohara-kun about that. No one can say anything as long as Sunohara-kun is fine with that right?”

 Takafumi has a point. However, a person’s life is at stake. It’s unquestionably not an easy step to take.

“I’m fine with that, Hii-chan.”

 The one coming out from the run-down house is him, Sunohara. Surprise and astonishment arrive together as I question what on earth is this elusive person. At the same time, there’s a tiny bit of joy at meeting him again.

“Fine with, that, you say… No, more importantly, what have you been doing until now? Where were you?”
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“Are you really fine with that, Sunohara-kun? I think it’ll just be saddening for you both.”

“It’s fine. Even if Hii-chan dies before me, I’ll wait for his next life again. Even if Hii-chan’s feelings change halfway, that’s fine on its own too.”

 The two proceed with the conversation, pretty much ignoring my words.
 I listen on as if they’re talking about some distant world.
 Why is such a serious conversation unfolding when that curse seems as though some apathetic God had cast it impulsively? This is getting more and more idiotic. I tug Sunohara’s arm.

“You’re an idiot. A huge idiot. I thought you were an idiot ever since we met but you’re seriously idiotic and extremely childish.”

“Y-Yeah… Even then, I’m 140 years old…”
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“Even if you ask me to like, I won’t come to like someone so quickly. It took me 17 years to finally realise that I like Takafumi-kun. That’s why, it may take 17 years for me to come to like you. So don’t disappear on me all of a sudden like that, idiot.”

 My words are considerably cruel. I know I’m the worst for sprinkling the possibility that I may like him in order to retain him. Even then, I didn’t want Sunohara to go elsewhere.

 Sunohara appears surprised. He then smiles slightly.

“Right… sorry.”
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 I’m aware I said something selfish. Nevertheless, these are my honest feelings.
 Possessing feelings make it such that staying silent and eventually forgetting about him is impossible. The one who’ll be saddened in the end is probably Sunohara Chiharu.

“I understand why you left us. No matter how sad I get, everything will be over for me when I reach my end. On the other hand, Chiha has to continue living with the sadness. I may be doing something cruel but…”

“That’s right. Hii-chan’s cruel. Still, I’m saying that I’m with that. Also, didn’t I tell you? I’ll listen to anything Hii-chan says. If you tell me to stay by your side, I’ll stay by your side forever.”

“I’d like you to give me more time then. I don’t want to spend time living in such a serious manner, but like how we spent time when we just met, when we enjoyed ourselves at Umibukuro.”
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 I hang my head while holding onto Sunohara’s arm.
 Ah, this isn’t sympathy. It’s friendship.
 The reason I thought Sunohara was pitiful and wanted to lift his curse wasn’t due to sympathy, but friendship.

“Yeah.”

 Sunohara smiles faintly and displays his cunning head tilt.
 In the end, my curse, Sena’s curse and of course Sunohara’s curse are still not lifted.
 The following few days, Sunohara goes back to school as though nothing happened. He resumes his thoroughly normal school life as though things like past lives, curses and the shadiness he had the past few days didn’t exist.

“In other words, the conclusion is postponed.”
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 With the eyes of a spectator, I watch Sunohara serve girls in the centre of the classroom as Sena and I peck at our boxed lunches.
 Sena’s boxed lunch is filled with vivid colours and is very delicious-looking. By the way, it seems she made it herself.

“It’s as you say.”

“That means I still have a chance.”

“Chance?”

 Sena stands up suddenly, puts both hands on the table and leans forward. Ignoring me, who has question marks flying above my head, Sena’s glossy lips press against my lips. She may have put on some makeup, for her lips have the faint colour of cherry blossoms. They are also soft and tender.
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“A~ah, as expected, we aren’t turning back.”

 After doing something like a kiss, Sena goes back to eating the boxed lunch like nothing happened.
 Be it Sunohara or Sena, what do they think my kisses are, huh? I’m not the type of woman that’s comfortable with kissing anyone.

“We won’t be having so much trouble if it’s so easy to turn back.”

“Hey heyy! Hii-chan and Sena-san! It’s unfair to leave me out alone you know?”
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 The one clinging to my neck is Sunohara.
 I heave a sigh and push Sunohara’s arm away.

“I’ll kiss Hii-chan too~”

“It’s good that you erased your shadiness but can’t you behave more intelligently?”

“It’s ‘cos I’m having fun. It’s so much fun being together with Hii-chan and Sena-san.”

 Happy at Sunohara’s words, I smile slightly.
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 The root of the curse is deep and can’t be easily dug up.
 However, I’m starting to feel that even this life, that’s way too different from others’, isn’t too bad. Having such a positive outlook is my strength and also my weakness.

 Takamura-kun is cursed.
 Will a saviour appear to lift Takamura-kun’s curse before he hits 20?

 The end.

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T/N: Open ending… >< Honestly, this series wasn’t a 5/5 for me but I thought the twists and references to older eras were noteworthy. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! On another note, do consider supporting NakimushiTL. Every contribution is highly appreciated!


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13 thoughts on “Takamura-kun is Cursed. Chapter 17

  1. WHAT WAS THAT ENDING??????????
    I READ THAT UNTIL 3am JUST TO GET THE FRIENDSHIP ENDING???????
    NOOOOOO blood tears copiusly falling
    Well, anyways, thanks, translator-san for your good job

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