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21 November 2008 @ 10:47 pm
Newtype November Short Story  
Old magazine, but I didn't think this was shared before.

This was a short story in the November 2008 issue of Newtype. It's about Lelouch's ideal world. It was a really touching little piece so I thought I'd post it here. My Japanese is not perfect, but I got most of it so if you don't mind I've posted a brief summary along with the scans.

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The story began with Lelouch waking up to a sunny morning. After washing up he found his little siblings, Nunnally and Rolo, in the living room, already setting up breakfast. (Awww...he counts both of them as his little siblings ;_;, and Nunnally and Rolo were portrayed to be siblings that squabble a lot here) After breakfast they discussed about Nunnally's doctor appointment in the afternoon. She mentioned that she'd be able to walk after a few surgeries. (at this point she was still in wheelchair, but it seems she was able to see) Lelouch stroke her hair when Rolo interrupted saying he'd escort Nunnally. Lelouch ruffled Rolo's hair in appreciation. Then Nunnally and Rolo got into a fight; Nunnally said he'd probably get them lost again since he was bad at directions, while Rolo fought back saying she never watched where she was going and crossed streets at red lights. Lelouch just smiled at his cute siblings.

As he watched them head off to the junior section in school, Lelouch went into the student council room and found Nina already there looking at the computer. After gathering the necessary documents, Lelouch asked Nina for help in developing a computer program. Nina agreed to help and asked is Lelouch going into Science and Math in university. Lelouch said he was interested but he probably couldn't beat Nina if she would go there too. Nina was slightly embarrassed. Lelouch observed her action and noted that she had a nice face, if only she'd smile more.

Lelouch exited the room and headed into the school garden, where he found Kallen munching on a curry bread. She went on quite a drastic change from her Miss Goody-goody look before, as she now had her tie and collar loose, and hair flying out, in Lelouch's words, like a crab. Lelouch was asking why did she change it as the hair do before looked nice too, which compare to what was inside, should be nice compliment. Kallen said she changed it because of exactly what he said, followed with a kick in the shin. Lelouch said her fan base had changed because of this and began doing a run down (with percentage) of how many people preferred her old and new looks. When she asked how did he know he said it was because he was the school idol Kallen's agent. He also commented that Milly has set her up for "Monster Kallen on Stage" since her monster look received good feed-backs last time. Before she could skin him Lelouch made a break for it, and ran into Gino and Anya.

Gino "borrowed" Rivalz's bike and was heading out for a ride. He commented that riding bike was great, you could feel the wind. Anya, who was in the side seat, said the wind was too cold for her. Gino asked whether or not was it because she showed her belly. She countered saying that was sexual harassment. Before they could go one Rivialz and Milly came to them riding a bicycle and they made a break for it.

Lelouch asked what were they doing here, Rivialz said it was obvious that he was chasing the bike thief, while Milly said she left a memo pad in the side seat. It contained top secret event lists and ideas. Lelouch asked was it the legendary "Devil's Diary" while Milly told him to please call it the "Angel's Conceptual Note". As Rivialz suggested that they should give up Milly said her hunter's blood was boiling and they should give chase, even if Rivialz *was* the one paddling. And so off they went.

Lelouch proceeded into the school building while Suzaku came greet him cheerfully. Lelouch said Suzaku was always cheerful in the morning, not knowing the pain and suffering of ones who suffered bad mornings due to lack of sleep and low blood pressure. Suzaku commented that Lelouch looked fine this morning and Lelouch agreed that he woke up nicely, though he'd had his share of sleepless nights. Suzaku said it must be because he was thinking up evil plots again, he continued to say that he'd know since he had always been on the receiving end. They laughed, then Suzaku made a sudden exit, leaving Lelouch confused, until Shirley ran up to greet him from behind.

Shirley asked him what was wrong, Lelouch noticed that his heart felt funny whenever he saw her warm smile, as if he knew some truth about her that not even she herself knew about, it was a complicated feeling. They walked towards class together while making small talks. Every little stuff they talked about gave Lelouch a sense of fulfillment. He showed her the concert tickets he obtained and asked her to go with him. Shirley was skeptical and asked why didn't he go with Nunnally or Rolo, Lelouch replied he only had two tickets. He then asked her was she not interested in classical music, she replied strongly saying she was, she *really really* was.

They arrived at the classroom right on the dot. Lelouch thought it probably would be another boring class as he met Shirley's gaze, who gave him a smiling nod.

The classroom door opened. Light poured in and swallowed him whole.

In the end C.C. commented saying "so this was what you wanted, Lelouch." It was a small and beautiful dream. Now that his journey was over he could forever rest within her heart. The dream would go on forever.

Good night, Lelouch.


...if you read the Japanese yourself and realized something is wrong please tell me, I'll correct it. ~_~
Current Mood: touchedtouched
woobie destroyer of worlds: cg ╗ AND THE SHADOW OF THE DAYdarth on November 22nd, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)

So beautiful, omg.

(Best parts were Rolo and Nunnally BOTH being there, and Kallen's hair being like "a crab." LOL.)
Charis: baby dry your eyesrobotlove on December 11th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
!! YOUR ICON!! 8D May I trouble you to ask if you know where I can get the original image to that?? It's so sweet as well x)

EDIT: Whoops found it xD -FAIL- But agreed. Rolo and Nunnally together was the BEST <3

Edited at 2008-12-11 07:11 am (UTC)
(no subject) - darth on December 11th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
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A k i r ahimehikari on November 22nd, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
aww aww..this is so beautiful T____T
Thank you for sharing.
aya_kari: rolo awwwwwwaya_kari on November 22nd, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD ;__________________________________________________;
Th-this this this is so.... omg Rolo and Nunnally and the LuluShirley ;________________; IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!! LELOUCH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING THIS DREAM

Wow.... thanks so much for posting! =') I feel really fluffy-happy now ^^
Ana: Bawwwwdreamlink on November 22nd, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
D'awwwww ;___;

Thanks for the summary <3
unasuvas on November 22nd, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
;~; I d'aaaaawwwwwwd.
That was so touching and it's a shame that this couldn't have been the GOOD END we could've gotten in the anime (I don't mind the real ending but this would've just... d'awwwwww).

I too loved the fact that Lelou acctpted both Rolo and Nunna as his siblings, especialy with my newfound love for all three of the Lamperouge siblings♥

Thanks for sharing~!!
khallandra on November 22nd, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for translating. It is such a lovely story =)
Bay: Lulu♥faye_naruse on November 22nd, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for this ;___;

LOL @ Rolo and Nunnally fighting all the time XD

Suzaku commented that Lelouch looked fine this morning
Piggy Ho Ho: Gino x Kallenpiggyhoho on November 22nd, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
I just *knew* there was no way to translate/say that without it sounding suggestive. XD
azu-chanallen93 on November 22nd, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
thanks for translating... it was so touching... Q-Q
funny08funny08 on November 22nd, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
awwwwwwww ;____; so beautiful
Thank you soooo much for this
Emilytenshi789 on November 22nd, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)

Lack of some characters makes me sad though.

If Shirley gets to be in the story then I think Euphie should too.
krazykrowkrazykrow on November 22nd, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing this with us!

wow..that was so sad and heartbreaking! ;________;
aquarius_vsaquarius_vs on November 22nd, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
thank u for translating :)
Kaihelreginn on November 22nd, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
;___________________________; it was so cute. Even though I'm not a big fan of LuluShirley.

The thing that killed me was the siblings. *goes to bawl in a corner*
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fisha_onigiri on November 22nd, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
I feel like a bad person now, but I'm quite happy C.C. isn't in Lelouch's ideal world -_-''
akatsukinoshinakatsukinoshin on November 22nd, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
(nic sie nie zminiasz)...
♫ Thea » Meira Stellaris Za Burrel Barvon ♫: Lelouch - Emperorxedosarthea on November 22nd, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
Awww, such a beautiful dream. Lulu~ ;__;

Thanks for sharing~
Luiza / Eiko Makimachi: leloucheikomakimachi on November 22nd, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
That's so beautiful, Lulu ;_;!!!

Thank you very much for sharing and translating it for us ^^.

I kind of understand why C.C. is not in his "ideal world" but what the heck is Gino and Anya doing there?! Lulu didn't even have time to know those two well enough... unless he counts them as "Suzaku's friends" or "random people whom I happen to know the name".
Agumon: do wantsevoth on November 22nd, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Suzaku said it must be because he was thinking up evil plots again, he continued to say that he'd know since he had always been on the receiving end.

uke!Suzaku confirmed.
Kei: awesomekei_natsu on November 23rd, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
confirmed. XD

Lelouch looked fine this morning.

My god, so suggestive. XD
A wild LUXREY appeared!。: lelouch -- .__.kaorutsukiko on November 22nd, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Excuse me, while I go cry in a corner... ;______;

But yeah. Quite happy CC or the Geass or Britannia aren't there. But he probably considers Gino and Anya only as "Suzaku's friends" since there weren't much interaction between them and Lelouch on the dream...

....Bah. ;______;
Lamer McSillypants: believe in me who believes in yourainbow_cnxn on November 22nd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
D'awwww. So sweet I got diabetes. ♥ GOOD END.
plooblooploobloo on November 23rd, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
I lol'd at your icon! xD

And I wish Euphie was in his dream ;_; The part that got me was that he included Rolo. >_
starryburst on November 22nd, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Awww, Rolo and Nunnally siblings<3

But LuluShirley = ):
Miriallia: C.C.angel_katsumi on November 22nd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for this translation, is really touching reading it now.
I'd really want to know if that is how Lelouch really wanted to live... a normal life... T___T

Thanks again!! :D
Adriana: Cute Misha-sanaoko on November 22nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
That was so beautiful ♥~!
Thanks for sharing and for translating It :3!!
It surprise me to read about Gino and Anya. And the Lulu x Shirley moment was really cute too n_n!

minamino_hiei on November 22nd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
"Awww...he counts both of them as his little siblings" ;_; totally touched my heart! TT_TT the three of them as sibblings *snif* (and LMAO because of rollo and nunally fighting!)

oh XD loved the gino+anya moment XDDDDDDDDDDDD so carefree Gino is XD and anya always telling him the truth xD... I loved the two of them

Shirleylulu... waaa I never really liked the pair but I suppose that even if lulu wasnt interested in her at first, he'd be more than just content to be interested in her (like expecting himself to fall for her?) after all she's been always at his side ^^UU

thanks for translating! ^-^
blottyparchmentblottyparchment on November 22nd, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks for this. I was planning on translating the whole thing (laziness got to me and you got to it first, LOL), but you did a good job with your summary.

I love this, especially the part with Kallen. In Lelouch's dream world, Kallen is not the Stadtfelt who is hiding behind a fake personality, but the Kouzuki with the wild 'crab' hair! The part with the Lamperouge siblings and Shirley is very sweet too.

Oh, I wish that they'd continue with more parallel world stories for CG like this one.