Monogatari Series:Kizumonogatari/Koyomi Vamp 007
A giant who is over 2 metres in height.
A duel-wielder who carries giant wavy blades in his two hands.
I think that kind of giant sword is a type called Flamberge.
Muscular – a man that is like a piece of muscle.
Also I have a deep image of his headband holding his bangs.
He took Kissshot's right leg, and is a vampire hunting specialist.
It was a really tortuous process - well, in the end only Oshino knows what kind of tortuous process it was, actually, I don’t know why it became like this, either way, he is my first opponent.
While sighing, I was walking at night in the small town.
The date is March 31.
The last day of March.
Over the change of time, after 12 o'clock it’ll be April Fool's Day... ... I should be careful.
No, I'm already a high school third year student, I’m not saying I have any particular thoughts about April Fool's Day, but, it’s just a problem with my mood.
I don’t have any thoughts about April Fool's Day itself, it’s just that I’m not good with days that have events.
"Dramaturgie is a vampire."
Before going out, in the classroom on the second floor, Kissshot once again introduced me to Dramaturgie.
If anything, this is the first time I have heard of this information.
"Vamp ... ... vampire?"
So of course I was surprised.
"That guy - a vampire?"
"... ... You can tell just by looking at him. Or are you saying that there exist humans with a body like his? I have lived for five hundred years, that kind of human, I have never even heard of one. "
"... ... ... ..."
Indeed, this can’t be solely described as him being tall, and he trained his body well, it’s completely not even in that level anymore.
But, you still don’t have to use the kind of eyes where you look at an idiot on me.
"But, why did a vampire become a vampire exorcising specialist? There’s no reason."
"A vampire that would kill his brethren isn’t that special. An eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth, to deal with a vampire of course you use a vampire."
"But – he is not a traitor?"
"We don’t have that kind of concept."
In fact although Dramaturgie took her right leg, Kissshot is still using a tone that doesn’t carry any hatred to talk.
"Or are you saying that you humans do not kill each other?"
"... ... ... ..."
"Let me say this first, as I know, there doesn’t exist a single animal that doesn’t kill his own kind. No, even plants, trees of the same kind would take nutrients from each other."
Well, speaking strictly you can’t count vampires as living beings, in the end Kissshot added such a sentence.
It was a really detailed note.
"Even plants --- ah. Well, I understand the reason - but, you really didn’t mention this thing before!"
"Mmmm, well, probably it’s like this because presently I’m in a weakened state, in order to maintain this, my thinking and memory are fading --- "
"Well, then what should I do?"
"Well, there isn’t any other way. All you can do is take advantage of the characteristics of vampires. Haven't I already told you this before?"
These definitely can’t be called tips. It is only fit as random talk.
"Well, in Dramaturgie’s position, it’s unlikely that he’ll use this battle method, but at least pay attention about not letting that guy suck your blood. If a vampire has its blood sucked by another vampire, its existence will disappear. "
Only this point.
... ... It sounds like since the moment I woke up, Kissshot has had a very high rating for me.
You’re definitely going to win anyway – a feeling like that.
Quickly collect those arms and legs back for me – a feeling like that.
Is the reason why you don’t even prepare me for failure because your rating for me is too high? However, although your rating for me is very high, I feel that it’s a bit too high.
Well, to her I’m a subordinate and a servant--- as if she’s bragging about her own strongest legend, she's also rating me as such.
"... ... ... ..."
I’m walking slowly---- currently reading a book.
Entitled "Learn Aikido Starting from Nothing!"
It’s a guide book for fighting.
"Mmmmm... ... ... ..."
Coming out from the cram school ruin, I first went to this town's only large-scale bookstore.
That bookstore where I bought stuff, before encountering Kissshot under that streetlamp.
This is the second time, and this time I can say it is official, although I was looking forward to getting some constructive suggestions from Kissshot.
But after knowing that there is no hope in that, I can only do something about it myself.
That is why I have this book.
One more thing, because buying a fighting book was too embarrassing, I also bought a baseball teaching guide and a list of classical music recommendations book.
Why can I buy a single ero book, but not overcome the embarrassment of buying this one book?
While thinking about that and reading the book – anyway, I need to finish this book.
In the evening, it’s actually very convenient to be able to see in the dark, but – really I don’t think much of it.
Nothing at all.
Speaking of it, I suddenly thought about how my older little sister used a fighting technique on me.
Yeah, although I have no experience in fighting, but there were several times where I practiced with my little sister....
That girl really doesn’t know about severity.
Thinking about this I can only smile bitterly--- later on, with a scary vampire, moreover fighting with a vampire-killing vampire, for this, I only have my half-baked knowledge and the experience of quarreling with my little sisters, up to this point I’m still thinking about this; it really feels strange.
Can’t you become a little more serious, me!
Basically there’s a problem with this living style.
What should I do in order to live a serious life?
"Is that you, Araragi-kun?"
Just like that a sound came from behind.
Turning over to that direction - there was Hanekawa Tsubasa.
Even though it’s Spring Break it’s still her uniform look.
Glasses, three pigtails, it was the same as when she was at school.
"Ah - ha, Hanekawa."
This girl - why is she here?
A place where there wouldn’t be anything happening.
It’s just that starting from the big bookstore, it’s the shortest route Oshino set up to the 【battlefield】.
It’s the same as the three-divergent crossroad where I was attacked by those three people, just a residential area.
Hanekawa’s home, is near here?
Or is it that, in order to recapture the phrase "very serious" in my heart- this guy, is that crazy a person?
No, it’s impossible that it's that.
Naturally, it turned into a situation where Hanekawa and I were looking at each other.
And then Hanakawa -
Head inclined over.
Then, suddenly she used both hands and pressed the front of her skirt.
"No. Today I won't let you see them."
"... ... ... ..."
This woman ... ....
She said such an incredible line so naturally.
So moe, you!
"Wh-wh-what a-are y-you sa-saying I-I d-don’t un-understand."
I originally intended to say it fluently, I did not expect the stuttering.
"Unfortunately I have no idea what you are saying."
Voice and will were completely opposite.
This is completely the reaction of someone who doesn’t know anything.
"Hmm? What, did you forget?"
Hanekawa bit her lip, and spoke with a tone of doubt.
What forget -
I thought Hanekawa would have immediately forgotten about that meeting that day.
"You obviously saw my underwear."
"... ... ... ..."
"Moreover you were staring all along."
Moreover it was remembered in a very annoying way.
"Underwear? Ah, you mean the anti-cold clothing for your bottom that this country uses?"
"Do not pretend to be a person from another cultural circle."
"... ... No, no! Misunderstanding, misunderstanding! I just noticed the texture of the skirt! I was only paying attention to the texture of the skirt!"
"Saying that is still pretty perverted."
Being laughed at.
Being laughed at just like that.
No ... ....
Let’s not talk about this first.
"Hanekawa ... ... what are you doing at a place like this?"
"Hmm? A stroll? Right?"
"... ... At this time?"
It is now nine at night.
Although there’s no rule, let’s not mention people like me, it definitely isn’t a time for going out for a serious student like Hanekawa.
I’m thinking that.
"Everyone is the same. Araragi-kun too, why are you walking like G-man 75 at a time like this?"
"One person walking like G-man 75 is impossible."
"Hmm? What are you reading, Araragi-kun? Baseball book?"
"That ... ..."
First of all I should close the book.
Of course if I displayed the fact that I became a vampire it would be really stupid—I don’t know why you can’t see vampires through a mirror (anyway it’s that), right now what my appearance became like, I truthfully don’t even know.
First of all, canine teeth.
If I don’t open my mouth wide when talking there shouldn’t be any problems.
Also there is – the wound on my neck?
The wound from Kissshot’s bite -
If that gets found out it would be really hard to cover up.
Speaking of any other changes with my outer appearance, right now I’m a vampire so I don’t have a shadow—as long as I don’t go near a streetlamp, I shouldn’t be discovered.
Another thing would be my clothes’ smell.
Of course I turned into vampire, but I don’t have to mind my body odor, however inside that cram school I haven’t changed clothes nor taken a bath.
It’s about time I should go buy some clothes....
I also want to take a bath too.
However, the precious money inside my wallet, is basically my military funding right now- because I just bought a book, I don’t have any surplus anymore. When can I sneak back home?
"What, a book you can’t let others see? Ah, could it be an ero-book?"
"What kind of nonsense are you saying. I have never touched such dirty books. Your soul will be defiled."
I should script my lie.
But Hanekawa didn’t rebuke back - such a good person.
"Well, ah, because of this."
What "ah" "because of this", I don’t even know what I’m saying, in general, I want to quickly end this conversion, and then say good-bye to Hanekawa—I didn’t think that reading a book would waste this much time, that’s why I need to quickly get there.
Also there is an even more obvious worry.
I don’t want to get her involved.
Because of vampires.
Later on the opponent I’m facing is also a vampire.
That place isn’t somewhere an ordinary person like Hanekawa should go.
No matter how much of an honors student, how much of a class rep.
Hanekawa is only a normal person.
"Hmm? Wait a minute. Araragi-kun you’re going really fast. We met so coincidentally, Araragi-kun, let’s stay and talk more.”
I valiantly walked forward with my back towards her, but Hanekawa still followed me.
Just like that day.
"Talk ... ... talk about what?"
"Hmm? Ah - Well, Araragi-kun, how was studying today?"
"... ... ... ..."
I have never heard of such a chat.
Didn’t I say that I wouldn’t do independent study during Spring Break.
Even if not, starting from when I turned into a vampire, day and night has completely been flipped around, today for me, has just started.
"Today, I specialized in mathematics."
"Math, mathematics huh."
After entering high school, ever since turning into the worst student, I’ve experience a fail in practically every subject, but only math was an exception.
Thanks to my math grades, I've still at least protected the lifeline of my high school life of getting into a private advancement school. The misconception of being good at math means your brain is smart, there’s a bit of that in the staffroom.
However, thinking that just because of that I can talk to Hanekawa about math, I totally didn’t mean that.
Because, if the rumors are true, Hanekawa completely doesn’t need to think about calculations between 99 to 500.
That means, calculations like 465 plus 321 she doesn’t need to think, she’ll directly have the answer.
Of course we say that people who can use an abacus are even more incredible - but in the end, no matter how difficult the calculation is, math is just addition and subtraction.
If you don’t need any time for addition and subtraction calculations, then answering questions will only use overwhelmingly less time.
For me, I’m good at it because you don’t need to memorize in math, Hanekawa can even memorize math.
Even more of a monster than a vampire.
"Un, unfortunately for me today what I studied was a little bit of Spanish."
"Spanish? ... ... Ah!!"
Hanekawa showed a very surprised look.
If she’s surprised then that means she believes.
I didn’t think that she’ll believe it.
"Unfortunately, I completely don’t know Spanish."
"That, that’s too bad."
"Yes. I just know about everyday conversation"
"... ... ... ..."
You know everyday conversation... ... ... ...
I said a sentence without thinking.
"... ... Spasibo is Russian!"
Hanekawa began to rebuke.
"Also, doesn't spasibo have the meaning of amazing?"
"... ... ... ..."
An unexpected rebuke came back at me.
Also, Hanekawa, you really do know the Russian for amazing .......
"No, you need to think about what it means before you speak."
"Well ... ... you really do know everything."
"I don’t know everything, I just know what I know."
"Well ... ..."
She said something implicit so naturally.
She really is the class rep of class reps.
... ... Thinking about it calmly, during spring break, it’s neither second nor third year, so Hanekawa isn’t a class rep ... ... well, whatever.
The same feeling as a class rep.
"All in all, learning is a good thing, humans are learning their whole life."
"Huh? You said something good, Araragi-kun"
"That’s why we need to think more constructively, that’s right, something like a way to better society."
Hanekawa really did believe what I say.
"I was thinking in what way will no one be bullied?"
"... ... ... ..."
How should I know.
Towards a simple conversation this topic is too heavy.
"You can’t run away because the mission is too heavy. Isn’t it said that difficult roads start from one step?”
"No, that is a thousand miles begins with one step."
Thousand miles, is very difficult.
... ... What’s being said is too great, this girl.
Would most people say it like that?
"... ... First of all, place surveillance cameras in the school, on the surface will it not remove bullying?"
Although I don’t know the reason, the results can be prevented.
"Hm. This point is good, but this leaves the privacy problem. What about locker rooms?"
Reached an important point.
Bullying can happen in a place like that too.
No, actually a confined space like that is more dangerous.
"... ... Alright, I know. The responsibility of inspecting the girls locker room videos would be given to me, the proposer."
Hanekawa-sensei was serious shaking her head.
There has to be limit to embarrassment.
"Also, I'm not limiting it to girls’ locker rooms."
The panicked me.
"Araragi-kun wants to see that kind of place."
"No, wait, the boys locker room videos would be for you to inspect, just pretend I didn’t say what I just said."
"I don’t want to see."
... ... ... ...
It’s not this matter.
If I don’t say farewell to Hanekawa – I would be late for Dramaturgie.
Also, I don’t want to get her involved.
"Hanekawa......isn’t it time to go back? It’s also about time for me to head back."
"Huh? Well, even if you’re not me it's about time for you to head back."
"Hanekawa’s home is around here?"
"Absolutely incorrect. When strolling, I feel like I should come here."
"... ... At night, don’t go outside."
I said that.
"You might meet a vampire?"
Abusive to oneself, saying this towards myself.
However, I didn’t think that these words would hurt myself.
I did not expect my own words would hurt myself.
"No, in fact, I’m kind of hoping for it."
Hanekawa in front of me, said that.
"Well, I think that it’s just a rumor - but I might encounter a vampire."
"... ... Why?"
I carelessly asked.
"Why do you want to encounter a vampire?"
"No, I have not really thought about it - because I’m in the age where you hope for this kind of non-daily thing. Encountering a vampire, something like having a brief conversation with it."
"What are you joking!"
I started roaring like that.
"Ah ... ..., huh?"
Hanekawa started doubting, smiling ambiguously - began panicking.
Said it like that.
"Did I say something I shouldn’t have said?"
"... ... ... ..."
Nothing like that – saying that is very simple.
I think that it is very simple.
Actually, the one who’s shocked – it’s me rather than Hanekawa.
Originally I’m ready to accept the current situation.
Handling everything in a cool way.
The thing about becoming a vampire.
The thing about helping to collect Kissshot’s arms and legs later.
This way I can turn back into a human.
Already understood and accepted.
It should be like that.
The thing about saving a dying Kissshot, I don’t regret it at all – turning into this situation, I still have a bit of confidence.
Hanekawa’s sentence - I was shaken.
When did I start roaring towards people other than my blood-relatives?
Ahhh ... ...
Sure enough, my strength as a human has already hit the ground.
But - no, that’s why I said.
That why I must -
"... ... No."
I shook my head.
I swallowed my apologetic words down my stomach.
"You provoked me."
"It really pissed a person off, your nose."
Let’s first leave the fact that I do not understand the reasoning behind those words, towards Hanekawa who’s exposing an embarrassing smile, I used up all of the mean words I can say.
It feels just like torturing a kitten.
Basically the worst feeling.
However, I cannot not say.
"I like standing around by myself, so don’t follow me."
"Ah, Araragi-kun, what are you suddenly saying? Up to just now weren’t you happily talking to me?"
"Not happy at all."
I said without emotions.
"I was just pretending to be happy."
"How could -"
"I had my goal towards your money."
"I, my family, isn’t a rich family."
I said something funny.
Then I changed it a bit.
"... ... Who knows if you are adding points for yourself, for a poor student like me, can excellent-sama not care about me. You might think that you have a sense of superiority, but being sympathized on this side is troublesome.”
The expression on Hanekawa’s face suddenly disappeared.
I can’t be timid just because of that.
I can’t not continue.
From my pocket I took out my cellphone- and then I stretched it out towards Hanekawa’s side.
"Don’t touch other people’s phone by yourself!"
While letting her look, in my phone book I deleted Hanekawa’s name, phone number, email.
"... ... So, go away now."
After listening to my words - Hanekawa closed her eyes.
She may start crying.
Something like making a girl cry is a first since elementary school.
That’s what I thought.
But she didn’t cry - she opened her eyes, although very weak, but, she still smiled.
Up to this point you still ......
Said it like that.
"I'm sorry, for making you say such things."
Hanekawa with her back towards me, left from here.
This girl, in the end she apologizes?
Huh, I even said it to that degree.
To tell the truth, even for me who said such things my mood turned black - how can you still smile like that?
... ... Isn’t that obvious..
That girl, is different from me.
Really is a very good person.
Next, it’s not only because I need to hurry to the agreed place that I had to quickly say farewell to Hanekawa - there is also that I can’t involve a ordinary human like Hanekawa.
There is the more important point - I may have made Hanwkawa very sad. Using a variety of names - perhaps it is just random anger.
Wanting to meet with a vampire.
Towards an innocent her who spoke such things – random anger.
Of course I know Hanekawa didn’t have any ill-intent.
Do I really not have any regrets?
Things such as saving Kissshot.
In actuality I really hated it?
Things such as taking back Kissshot’s arms and legs.
For this, I can only face the danger.
There is also one thing I’m even more scared of.
Can I really change back into a human?
Appearing under the sun would cause me to taste hell.
There are also other kinds of constraints.
But – for now I’ll have one eye open and one eye closed. Vampires, this kind of existence above that of humans, is there really no point in looking forward to it?
I'm getting more nervous.
That’s why, great.
Not only did I say farewell to Hanekawa here.
But I also cut off our fate.
No, probably she’ll definitely not see me again - this time also is just, the extent of an occasional passing.
So fortunately I said good-bye before I made a bond with her.
"... ... This would do."
I gently said.
I put my phone that I took out and put it back into my pocket.
"This way I can raise my strength as a human a little bit.”
I've gotten stronger -- so.
So I can be certain about the thing with battling with Dramaturgie, the assignment of taking back Kissshot’s right leg, completing it with no problems.
For now this thing is the most important.
Heartbreak absolutely is no problem.
Heartbreak absolutely is not a problem.
I took a step forward.
It took more time than expected, but I didn’t have to worry about being late – because the destination wasn’t that far from that bookstore in the first place.
The place Oshino designated, the setting for the battle with Dramaturgie - this is a place I’m very familiar with.
In other words, the sports field of Naoetsu Private High School.
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