#2. The Book of Fuujin (2)
Flames are Like the Wind #2
#2. The Book of Fuujin (2)
1: Ready? Here we go.
2: Don't screw up!
3: You said it!
6: What was that...
7: OK, scramble!
8: Someone, get over here!
1: You dirty rotten kids! You little minsters!!
2: It was them again?!
3: They aren't kids. They're bonafide thieves! If we let them go, sooner or later, our lives will be in danger too!
4: We need to crush them while we still can...
1: Did you see those farmers' faces?! That was hilarious!
2: Serves 'em right!
3: Thanks to you, things went a lot more smoothly, Kazanagi! I'll be counting on you next time, too!
5: Oh, you look a lot better than before. What was your name again?
7: Hey, take me with you next time, OK? I'll make sure I come in handy.
8: Yeah, sure.
9: But you need to watch out for yourself, got it?
10: Here, the whole strategy of sticking with someone to take advantage of their good fortune doesn't fly.
11: The spoiled kids get thrown out.
12: Sounds great!
13: That's what I like to hear.
1: Well, what you'd come up with?
2: Money-wise, about 200 mon.
3: That's it?!
4: Well, people were rough with the goods, and a lot of it got ruined.
5: You need to take more care when you bring stuff home!
6: Grrr... 200 mon, for THIS?!
7: If I took it in, I'd get 500! Easily!!
8: OK then, see you later!!
10(small): Come back safely!
11: I'll be back by evening!!
12: Where's Shirou going?
13: To sell our loot in the city.
14: But he's our boss, right? Shouldn't he just let someone else do that?
15: He's got pull with some of the adults in the city.
16: And besides, he likes doing that stuff.
1: Hmm. I'm gonna work hard too! I'm a newbie, so I need to earn my share!
2: Haha! There's no reason to get so serious.
3: As you can see, we even have little kids and girls here who can't do any real work.
4: Everyone just does their best to do what they can,
5: and that's enough.
6: Shirou seems pretty strict, though. Guess that's what makes him a good boss.
7: He never really had any desire to be the boss, you know...
8: We all just naturally followed him.
9: It sort of feels like... as long as we've got him, things will turn out OK. Some people say he's too cold, though.
10: But as long as you can complain, you're still happy, I think. And besides, we would have never gotten this far if it wasn't for him and the way he does things.
11: Akane, where are you going? You're still...
1: Hmph! You think I'm just gonna keep doing
2: a stupid job like that?! Yeah right!!
3: Hey, Yuka, my sandal broke. Fix it.
4: Just fix it yourself!
5: What'd you say?!
6: Hey! Who do you think makes sure you have something to eat everyday, huh?!
7: Stop it! Himushi, Mukade! Yuka's busy!
10: Looks like you don't understand your place either!
11: You guys sure get noisy when Shirou's not around... I told you not to swing those things around inside the temple!
13: Shirou gets scary when Jousuke gets hurt, remember?!
14: Himushiii! C'mon! It's no fun fighting with those idiots, is it?
2: What's with them?
3: Don't worry about it.
4: Cheap! Super cheap!!
5(top left no bubble): How about some fabrics?
6: How about a fresh taste that you could never get in the city?!
7: Well, mister, how about some chickens?! Looking at 'em just makes you drool, doesn't it?!
8: They're perfect if you need eggs, too! Oh, wait, I think this one's a male!
9: I'll take one.
10: Thank you!
1: Hey Shirou, how's business going?
2: Not bad! I've got some good wares this time.
3: Trust is the most important thing to a merchant! I'm not a stingy scammer like you.
4: Cocky little punk!
5: Hey, Shirou.
6: How about coming with me?
7: What's so fun about taking care of those pipsqueaks, huh?
8: I'm planning to go to Sakai and start a business there...
10: I've heard of that place. It's a port town in Sen, right?
11: It's supposedly a peaceful town overflowing with gold, that acts as a neutral zone for the warring states...
12: You know that you can do whatever you want, so long as you set your mind to it. Well? How about coming with me?!
13: Heh! You sure make it sound good! But I know all you really want is a slave to do your dirty work!
14: Well count me out!
15: Hey! Shirou!
16: Shirou! Think about it!
17: We live in an age now where men need to take chances!!
1: What's so fun about taking care of those pipsqueaks, huh?
2: I'm doing it because I want to. What does he know?
3: I'll decide how I live my life!
5: I wonder what kind of a town it is?
6: How could such a peaceful, rich town even exist in the world right now?
7: But if it does...
10: Sell anything?
11: Of course! I always sell what I take out!
12: I knew it!
13(bottom right): Then he said, 'but that's my wife!'
SFX(bottom right): GYAHAHAHA
1: What's wrong, Shirou? You look down.
3: But you didn't finish all of your dinner.
5: Eat it.
6: Or you'll definitely get hungry.
9: You just leave him alone. Shirou's mine!!
10: But I was just...
11: I don't care! Ever since Tsuyo died, you've been acting way too close to him!!
12: Hey, Akane!
13: What are you saying?!
1: You shut up! You're still just a newbie!
3: All you do is try to seduce people and get out of doing work! Who do you think you are?!
5: That's a pretty serious accusation...
6: Himushi! Do something about this cheeky little brat!
7: Hey, newbie. You may know how to act tough, but you don't know the first thing about manners.
8: Here, I'll teach you all the rules you need to know. C'mon.
9: Himushi, cut it out!
10: If there are some rules I need to know, then I'll just ask Shirou! He's our boss, right?
11: Yeah, but I'm second in command.
12: No, Jousuke is!
13: Even a newbie can see that, Himushi!!
14: Tch... he really is nothing but a little twerp!!
15: Time to teach you how to speak to your superiors!!
1: Stop it, Himushi! Heiroku!!
3: Get 'im, Himushi!!
1: Shirou, stop them!
2: Make them stop fighting!
5: Enough already! I'm not your dad!!
6: Whoever wants to start fights can just go on and get out! I won't stop anyone who wants to leave!
7: Got it?!
1: Don't sweat it. This kinda thing happens a lot.
2: But I should apologize to Shirou...
3: Nah. Come tomorrow, he won't even remember what happened.
4: C'mon, guys, let's get to sleep!
6(small): OK, bedtime it is!
7: That kid sucks.
8: Oh yeah? Well so do you!
9: Sorry, but I can't beat Shirou.
10: If you want to get on his good side, then you've got to start using your head a little more.
12: Well, at any rate, we can't just leave things like this.
SFX: HOO HOO
SFX: BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
SFX: CHIRP CHIRP
1: Hey, Shirou, how've you been?
2: Where's Gonsuke?
3: He left for Sakai yesterday.
4: I've never been there, but apparently it's really prospering...
5: Hey, kid!
1: You've been bugging me for a while now... I'm sick of seeing you around here!
2: Kids need to stay off the main strip when they peddle your wares!
3: Now, now, Yasuzo. Shirou's not that bad...
4: Outta the way! I'm sitting there! Didn't you hear me, kid?!
5: "Kid"... you really like that word.
6: But it seems like you're just jealous because I'm making more than you! Absolutely pathetic! What, do you want me to share my profits with you or something? Well, old man?!
7: Uhh... erm...
1: Cheeky little runt...
2: Time to teach you how the world really works!!
3: Hey, guess I just taught YOU something.
4(small): S-so strong...
5: Although I suppose the lesson fee was a bit high.
1: Is that him?!
2: Yeah, I'm sure of it!
3: We found him!!
5: Haha... my, my, what's everyone all gathered up for?
6: And you all look so serious...
7: You've got some nerve to be selling the stuff you stole from us out here in broad daylight!!
8: Oh no!
10: I'm gonna kill him!!
12: This is cowardly, Himushi!!
14: Maybe. But the way you do things doesn't fly in this world...
2: Wait, you little brat!
3: Heh! Catch me if you can!
4: I'd like to see you try!!
1: Master Soujin still hasn't come back yet...
2: Princess! Again?!
3: You can't kneel down like that! Please stand up! Otherwise your clothes will get soiled!
2: Wh-who goes there?!
3: Who was that just now?
4: Wait, you stupid kid!
1: Someone, grab that kid!
1: OWWW... Wh-what did you do that for?!
2: Now we gotcha!
3: You just managed to piss us off even more!
4: Grrr... let me go!
5: Let me goooo!!
6(upper left): Let me goooo!
7(border): Let me goooo!
1: I said lemme go, you jerks!!
3: How are we gonna carry him back like this?!
4: Tie his hands and gag him!!
6: Idiots! You loosened up, didn't you?!
7: He's getting away!
8: Just sit still, you little monster!
10: Hey, don't kill him here! We need to take him back alive...
11: Who cares about that? Let's kill him here!
12: He's nothing but a dirty little thief!
3: I-I don't believe this kid!
4: He's a wild animal...
1: Time to die, kiiiiid!
2: What happened? Why are you all alone?
3: Where's Shirou?
4: Did something happen to him?!
2: What are you standing around for, you fools?!
3: Hurry up and pin him down!!
4: Himushi!! What are you doing?!
6: Get outta here! This has nothing to do with... owww!!
8: Now isn't the time for that! Come quick! Something happened to Shirou!!
9: To Shirou?!
10: The villagers captured him! They might try to kill him!!
1: We need to go save him!
2: Himushi! We need your strength!!
3: OK, eave it to me!
4: Let's go, boys!
5: I-I'm coming too!!
6: Lead the way, Kazanagi!
7: Get offa there!!
8: Just hurry up and go, or we might not make it!!
9: Fine, fine!!
SFX: RUMBLE RUMBLE...
1: I said, let meeee
3: Time for you to get what you deserve, thief!
4: 100 lashes!!
5: You've been wreaking havoc for long enough!
6: Kill him! Hurry up and kill him!!
7: You people, kill me? I'd like to see you try!!
8: And if you do, I'll come back as a ghost and curse you forever!
9: You never shut up, do you?!
10: Fine, if you wanna die so badly, we WILL kill you!
11: Wait, wait!
12: Remember, he's still a child!
1: You must have had enough by now, eh, son? It's time to repent and...
3: How dare you?!
4: Someone bring me a spear!!
5: I'm gonna use this to skewer you!!
2: A horse!
3: Oh no! They came to rescue their boss!
4: Are you OK, Shirou?!
6: We just need to kill their boss!!
2: Aaahh... I...
3: I killed him! Hiieee!
4: What are you getting scared for, you idiot?!
5: He was about to kill you!
6: It's kill or be killed!!
1: We must be going, Lady Mitsuyu.
1: Heh! Serves ya right!!
2: Let's get outta here!
3: Th-those little beasts...
4: They aren't human! They're monsters! They're monster children!!
1: Hey, Shirou, are you still alive?!
3: I-is he OK?
4: Heheh... I'm home.
1: This is bad... his ribs are broken. I can't believe you made it all the way back...
2: And you did it with a strange face... why do you always have to act so tough?!
5: Is Shirou gonna die?
6: He'll be fine. Shirou's strong, remember?
7: You all know that, don't you?
3: Mom, um...
4: who are you praying to?
6: Please... save us weak creatures...
1: She prays all day, yet we still go hungry.
2: We never get anything to eat!
3: I don't care about Hiuri. I just want some rice...
4: Hey, mom...
5: Mom... I'm hungry...
3: Want some?
1(side): Roasted pond snails
2: I don't really feel hungry...
3: Just eat it. Yuka won't leave Shirou's side, so there'll be no breakfast today.
4: You're not bad, y'know. I actually respect you a little now. Even though you're still a jerk.
6: I'm pathetic, though. Can't believe I let myself get scared back there.
7: Don't worry. You'll get used to it in no time. I'll teach you know.
8: Tch! Sorry, but no thanks.
9: It's really falling hard.
3: Sh-Shirou! Don't get up!
4: You still need rest!!
1: Oww... How long have I been asleep?
2: Just since last night...
3: Where is everyone?
4: They stayed up all night. They're sleeping next door now.
5: I... think I went a little overboard.
6: I'm sorry... for making everyone worry.
side: Usually they just eat in a hurry, but today they're celebrating, so they're using special trays.
1: Yuka, you've done enough. You can go to sleep now.
2: One all-nighter isn't going to kill me!
3: Stop acting tough. Here, gimme that!
6: It's not fair if you get to steal all the thunder!
7(small): OK, whoever wants more foot has to kiss my feet first!
8(small): Don't give the trays to her!
9: Isn't this great, Jousuke? Since Shirou woke up, everyone's been in a much better mood!
11: They all rely on him too much.
12: At this rate, he'll only feel more and more pressure. Everyone needs to get stronger so that we can really start supporting each other.
13(small): Hey, Shirou, how do you feel?!
14(small): About as good as I look!
15: At this rate, if we lose him, we'll all be done for...
17(small): Does this hurt?
18(small): No way!
19(small): She strapped a board to you? Wow...
2: Owww. Geez...
3: Those kids don't know their own strength...
7: This is crazy...
8: I never knew breaking bones hurt this bad...
1: What are you doing? You need rest!!
3: Stop making everyone worry!!
4: No, I-
5: Get in bed!!
6: You've got it wrong!
11: You should have just called me if you needed to use the toilet!
12: I told you, I could get there on my own!!
13: I don't think so!
14: No one's out here, right? If someone was to see this...
15: So what if they did?
16: Are you nuts?! I'm always telling them they need to take care of themselves! If they saw me being carried like this... I'd be done for!
17(bottom, small): They're coming back from the toilet.
18: You're blowing this way out of proportion.
1: This does bring back memories, though... of when we first started traveling together.
3: You got the measles, and had a fever for seven days and seven nights. When you woke up, I fell right off my feet.
4: Then I carried you on my back...
5: Just forget about that stuff already!!
6: Oh, hey, Jousuke... put me down here.
7: Ahhh, this feels so good!
8: The wind already smells like autumn...
9: Hey, Shirou...
1: Don't push yourself. You've gotten stronger every time you've managed to escape death...
2: But at this rate, someday...
3: I know.
4: I always feel sorry for how all the worry I've caused you has made you looked ten years older than you really are.
6: A man like you shouldn't die in a place like this.
7: You need to take better care of yourself...
9: I know you'll grow up to become a great man...
10: which means you need to work hard enough for all of us as well.
2: What's that supposed to mean?!
3: We said that no matter what happens, we'd survive together!!
4: You're right.
5: I just meant that I want you to experience the success we'll never get.
6: We'll probably just grow old like normal people... get it?
10: You disappeared all of a sudden! I was so scared! What are you doing?
11: Going for a walk. Shirou may get sick again unless he gets some fresh air.
1: As the autumn of 1571 deepened, the mountain wind started to smell like the blood of war.
2: In this year, Nobunaga mobilized his forces in Owari Tsushima to take on the rebellious monks in Ise Nagashima.
3: By September, he had burned down Mt. Hiei and the 21 shrines on the mountain, and killed 3-4,000 monks in a series of battles.
1: Shirou, you're so cool!
2: Hyougo, you suck!
3: OK, who's next?!
4: Me, me!
5: Yeah! Umekichi!
6: Get 'im! He still isn't fully recovered yet!
7: Geez! You beat five in a row!
8: I may not be fully recovered yet, but you're still no match for me!
9: Woah! Hey!
10: How about this, then?!
11: Take him down, guys!!
12: I give up! Mercy! I lose, I lose!
1: Whew, am I tired!
2: You seem like you've gotten a lot better, Shirou!
3: Yeah! It's such a relief!
4: Heiroku's really gotten stronger. It took a lot of work to beat him!
5: It's only a matter of time before the younger ones start catching up to you...
6: Hey, where's Akane?
7: She's usually around at times like these.
8: She's gathering mushrooms with Kayo.
9: Akane is?!
10: She's been working hard lately.
11: That lazy girl?!
12: I guess the plan Himushi and Heiroku came up is working pretty well.
14: Hard to believe they used to hate each other!
15: Oh yeah, I still have to finish weeding the front of the temple before the sun goes down! See ya later!
1: What's going on here?
2: Everyone decided to try and make as much money as possible while you were under the weather.
3: They said that we can't keep relying on you forever, so everyone's been doing their best to get stronger so that we can all work together.
4: They've been going to the city, too. They don't do as well as you, but they've been getting better.
5: Shirou, you've done everything for us so far, so we all decided that it's our turn to help you!!
6: Yuka, wait!
9: Things are slowly changing, Shirou.
10: Everyone's working together,
11: in order to survive together...
1: Lately, rogue samurai have been going wild in the east village.
2: There are always more bandits after a war ends.
3: The west village has been tense too.
4: Then, when I went to check on them today, they were all praying to Hiuri.
1: Hiuri? Who's that?
2: Don't you know? Its a god that's been gaining more followers at the port. It's a beast servant of the Buddha that possesses mysterious powers. And it has horns and flies and stuff.
3: It's a beast? Not a god?
4: It's a beast, but it's really powerful, so technically it is a god.
5: What kind of powers does it have?
6: I dunno, it can just do anything it wants. Rain, wind, storms, earthquakes, anything. Woah!
7: It's scary when it gets angry, but my dad said that if you worship it faithfully, it rewards you with prosperity.
8: Wow! If only I had those kinda powers,
9: it'd be so much easier to get food!
10: Stop it!!
11: You think stuff like that is gonna help us?!
1: What are you getting so mad for, Shirou?
2: Hiuri doesn't help anyone, no matter how hard you pray to it!
3: People have no choice but to find their own food!!
4: Well... yeah. I guess none of it's actually real.
5: Besides, why would such a magnificent god ever come to visit some grungy orphans like us?!
6: He's got a point!
SFX: CLOP CLOP
SFX: BONG BONG BONG
1: Looks like the west village had a good harvest this year.
2: Yeah. They're going crazy with their harvest festival. I can hardly wait...
3: See? There is a limit to how far good old-fashioned effort can get you!
4: Just wait... we're going to have you all shivering again in no time!
5: Sounds like the old Shirou is finally back!
6: Just watch... I'm going to survive without relying on anyone.
7: But you're all down there enjoying their festival...
8: I'm going to teach you all just how powerless your god really is!!
1: Shirou! It's a battle!!
2: Oda's flags are heading west! There's a ton of them!
3: The battlefield must be Rishigahara!
4: OK! Kids, go home! Men, get ready!
5: This'll be our first big job in a while!!
1: Oda's got the advantage.
2: They're retreating!
3: Wait. Not yet!
4: Why not? If we wait too long, they'll steal all the spoils!
1: The west village...
2: I never got a chance to teach them anything.
3: In the face of war, I couldn't do a single thing.
1: A helmet...