Part 108: Episode 100: Brothers
It is hardly easy to change your name and face.
Nageki Hes calling. Hes calling me, you know?
Isa. I came to greet Nageki. Where is he?
I see you are losing hold of your sanity.
Im serious. Ive been waiting for this from the beginning.
He told me what you were doing to him here. But then you closed the facility.
Hes still here, isnt he? Nageki.
There were indeed some pieces of him left after the fire. They would have degraded in mere hours, had I left them.
If it pleases you to call those bits of meat Fujishiro Nageki, I will not attempt to stop you.
Mr. Nanaki didnt seem to take kindly to the doctors attitude, and unloaded another bullet into his body.
You wont die just yet, Isa. Dont worry. Dont worry.
So tell me. Where is Nageki? I have to take him home now.
If by Nageki you mean what was left of him after the fire, then it is Mr. Kawaras liver.
The cells from his body that contained the Charon Virus are now inside Mr. Kawara, parasitizing him.
Oh, is that it? I see. Thank you, Isa.
Mr. Nanaki comes over to me, the same soft smile on his face as when he teaches class.
Can you hear me, Nageki? Im sorry I made you wait so long. Im here now.
Sir, its me! Kawara Ryouta! From your class! Please, snap out of it !
I dont know what happened in the past, Nanaki, but this is not the time for such tomfoolery!
We have only a few more minutes before the humans enter the school grounds! It wont take them long to find this place!
Mmm Could you move over for a second, Shirogane? I need to talk to Kawara.
He points the gun at Sakuya.
Sakuya, h-hes serious !
Kazuaki forcibly led me through the door and locked it once we were both in the adjoining room.
Open the door! Open it, I say!
The music stops.
Where is the liver, I wonder? Do you know, Kawara?
S-sir Nageki would never have wanted this !
He stares thoughtfully at my stomach, a knife in his hand.
My body feels weak. I think I must have put too much into that fight earlier. I wont be able to resist !
Nageki Nageki Nageki Can you hear me? Ive come to save you again.
Where are you? Tell me. What part of Kawara do I need to cut open to find you?
Sir, listen to me !
He moves the knife from one place to another, as if making an estimation. Hes going to--
Oh, I see. Its hide and seek. Ill look as hard as I can, then.
The music stops.
I closed my eyes as I saw Mr. Nanaki raise the knife, and I heard the sound of the knife cutting through the air.
The knife is stuck deep into the wall under my wing.
I can hear Nagekis voice.
But I cant see him. The voice is coming from inside me.
Mr. Kawara. Let me use your body for a bit.
Okay Go ahead.
I was still having trouble trying to wrap my head around what was going on, but I thought that if anyone would be able to save Mr. Nanaki, it would be Nageki.
Of course. Ive talked with you every night
You told me, Nageki. Told me to come get you. Told me to exact revenge on Isa.
No, Hitori. That was not me. I never told you to do that.
Have you forgotten what I asked you to do, Hitori? The second thing.
I remember. Of course I remember. So lets go home.
Listen, Hitori. I am no longer here. I can no longer go home with you.
Who said that? Oh, I see. It was Isa, wasnt it? Only he would say something mean like that.
No, it wasnt him.
Dont worry, Nageki. Ill take care of him in a minute. Dont worry.
Hitori. I never asked for you to come for me. I never asked for you to exact revenge.
Who was it?
Nageki. It was Nageki--
The music stops.
Im sorry, Nageki But I know that no apology will ever fix it
Sir, what ?
There is a shadow in Hitoris heart. His own shadow, pretending to be mine.
Come for me, Hitori. Im here.
I know, I know. I dont want to be alone. I dont want you to be alone.
Thats what you want, isnt it? If you want me to carry this pain I will, Nageki.
I wont ask for forgiveness I wont
Tortured by his own shadow.
Im sorry, Nageki. Im sorry.
Hitori I dont want you to be in pain.
Hes trying to destroy his feelings of guilt He wants to be saved.
If youre here, his pain will go far away. Help me save him.
Isa and the others should die in pain. All of them should die. As long as they live, my pain will never disappear.
Sir, you and Nageki both lost those most important to you to strife.
You should know best of all that revenge helps no one. It brings no happiness, only pain.
Im sorry, Nageki. If I had been better, this never would have happened !
Everything would have been fine if youd never met me. If I hadnt been there, you never would have felt pain
The time Nageki spent with you was his greatest treasure. I know how wonderful it is to be able to be together with loved ones, too.
Nageki is glad he got to be with you, sir. There is nothing to regret!
Look at me, Hitori.
Hear only my voice, Hitori.
I will tear your heart to pieces. And when it heals I will tear it again. And again. And again. That is your punishment. It will be wonderful to live with me again. Wonderful.
Please, Hitori. Listen to me.
The voice you hear is that of your own shadow. You have been hurting yourself all this time.
Stop blaming yourself. I dont want to see you in pain.
The first was come save me. So I--
My first wish was for you to make my body disappear from this world..
As long as I live, as long as my body remains, someone will try to use the Charon Virus.
That virus must disappear, and my body with it. It will bring only sadness as long as it remains.
You asked me to take revenge on Dr. Isa. On all those who brought you pain.
Yes. I need to grant this wish. I need to--
No, Hitori. That was not my wish.
Remember, Hitori. Remember my final wish.
That doesnt help. With my body like this, I cant work or go to school. Thats just how it is.
Youre thinking too hand, Nageki.
Lets go pick some millet in the yard. Its almost dinner time. A full stomach scares the bad things away. Right?
The music stops.
What a beautiful sunset I guess its autumn already.
Are you cold, Nageki?
It would be easier for you without me, right?
Why do you think that?
I heard you and the others talking about it. Medicine costs a lot more than food.
Youre paying for it out of your salary, right? If you had that money for yourself, you could buy better food. You wouldnt have to work so much. So, you would be better off without me.
Dont say that, Nageki. I dont care about fancy food, or free time. Youre more important than any of that. You mean more to us than you think, Nageki.
You were very young when you came here, so maybe you dont remember, but losing family is hard. I want to stay like this, watching over the people I love, forever.
So, listen. Maybe it looks like Im working just for you, but its for me, too. Seeing you happy makes me happy.
Thank you, Hitori. I just wish I wasnt such a burden to you
Stop that, already! Youve never been a burden to me.
Here, have some millet. Eat well and we can sleep well, too Lets hope for good dreams, okay?
I hope we can stay with everyone like this forever.
The shadow had finally disappeared from Mr. Nanaki.
Look at me, Hitori. I want you to live. You dont have to feel guilty for me.
I couldnt tell why I was still here
At first I thought my remains--The parts of me that are inside Mr. Kawara now were keeping me here
But I dont think so now.
I cant, Nageki. I cant go on without you! I dont want to live without you !
Weve stayed here too long, Hitori. We have to move on.
As Nageki began to fade away, he turned to me.
Mr. Kawara. Thank you.