by Takahashi Rumiko
Translated By Song Bang
slightly edited by Ben Elgin
Part 2: Coming Soon (Page 22) Akane: Wow! What a beautiful lake. Soun: Now, to prepare the barbecue... Soun: Then let's wait for the food to arrive. Nabiki: How stupid, leaving all the food in the train. Kasumi: Ranma-kun left to buy the food at the foot of the mountain, so... Ranma: Okay, now to take back the food. Ranma: Hm?! (Page 23) Ryouga: Where is the plateau?! Ranma: Why, if it isn't Ryouga. Ryouga: Eh. Ryouga: . o O ( W... what the?! ) Ryouga: . o O ( Ranma is here... that means... ) Ryouga: This is Tendou doujou?! Ranma: This is the plateau. Ryouga: It is?! Ranma: Yeah, it is. (Page 24) Ryouga: *Smirk*, I'm practically there then. Ranma: What the? A map? Ryouga: Give it back, you idiot! Ryouga: I have a very important thing to do from here on. Ryouga: It's not something you should care about. Ryouga: It's this way... okay. Ranma: Hm? Ranma: A letter...? Letter: [...Near the lake on a plateau, I'll wait for you under a "otome no zou" (maiden's statue*)] (*"Otome" means maiden, and "zou" means statue... but "zou" also means elephant, so "otome no zou" here can mean "statue of a female elephant." But I'll put "maiden's statue" since that's the pure translation of it.) (Page 25) Letter: [Enclosed in the letter is a map which is easy to understand, even for you, Ryouga-sama. - Unryuu Akari] Akari: . o O ( Please come soon, Ryouga-sama. ) Map: <.-----------------------------------------------------. | Bottom| | /' `\ | | /' .-------------. `\ | | /' /' _.- Here. `\ | | | /' __\D/__ Maiden's statue | | | | Rented /' |*| `\ | | | | | Bungalow | Lake ~~~| | Forest | | | | *** |(Very top)~| | | | | | | \~~~ |||/ | O O | | | | O \ `-------'**Boat House `O` | | | \ O`O `\ /!\ /' O ` / | | `\ ` ` `---. ! .---' ` /' | | `\ | ! |One /' | | `\ | ! |Main /' | | `\ Climb Up! |Road /' | | `-------| ! |-------' | | | ! |Plateau Entrance | |Bottom Bottom| `-----------------------------------------------------'> Ranma: That idiot... took my grocery shopping map by mistake. (Page 26) Butcher shop owner: A boy with a bandanna? Ranma: So he didn't come this way? Vegetable shop owner: No, he didn't come this way. Ranma: That 'no sense of direction' fool, Ranma: He's still a lost child... Soun: I'm very hungry... Kasumi: Oh, Ranma-kun. Nabiki: What took you so long?! Ryouga: That's weird... according to this map, there should be a butcher shop here... Akane: Ranma..., Ryouga-kun is here. Ryouga: Hm?! What are YOU doing here?! Ranma: That's what I wanted to ask you! Nabiki: Let's eat, let's eat. Akane: Why don't you join us, Ryouga-kun? Ryouga: Eh?! Is it okay? (Page 27) Ryouga: . o O ( At a romantic plateau like this, enjoying meal time with Akane-san... ) Ranma: Hey you! Ranma: What about Akari-chan?! Ryouga: *Gasp* Ryouga: Oh no! It's already time for the meeting!! Ranma: So stop wandering around like this! Ranma: Got it, Ryouga? Ranma: The place you are at right now is this bungalow. Ranma: And the maiden's statue is here. Ryouga: What the... I can see it from here. Ranma: The place is right there. (Page 28) Ranma: Just walk along the lake, okay? Ryouga: Just walk along the lake... got it. Nabiki: Oh, so Ryouga-kun has a date with Akari-chan. Akane: Ranma, you could've just taken him there. Ranma: He can't miss it from here. Ryouga: I'm coming now, Akari-chan. Ryouga: Okay, this way... Ryouga: Follow along the lake... Nabiki: ...Right now... Ranma: ...He turned left...? Ryouga: Where is the lake?! Ryouga: I... I know. At a time like this, I should keep my composure. Ryouga: "Bakusaitenketsu"! (Page 29) Ranma: Ah! Ranma: What good is going underground?! Ryouga: O... oh... it's up there then. Ryouga: Ooh! I did it! I'm near the lake! Ranma: But how?! Ryouga: . o O ( B... but what are you going to do, Hibiki Ryouga. ) Ryouga: . o O ( Walking along the lake is no use. ) Ryouga: . o O ( I can see the maiden's statue right in front of my eyes... ) Ryouga: . o O ( Oh, I know! ) Ryouga: Wahahahaha! I can't get lost if I go in straight line like this. (Page 30) Man: Ah, excuse me. Soun: Yo, Ryouga-kun. Nabiki: What happened to your date? Ranma: I thought of something that might work. Ryouga: Ranma... Ranma: You, stop moving around! Ranma: Now, I'll take you to the maiden's statue. Nabiki: That's a good idea. Ranma: What the...? Note: [Ryouga-sama. If you get here, please wait for me right here. - Akari] (Page 31) Akane: Oh? Akari-san. Akane: You didn't meet Ryouga-kun yet? Akari: Eh...? Akari: That means... Akari: He successfully made it here! Akane: Ah, Ranma. Akari: Ranma-sama... Ranma: Ah, there you are. Akane: Where is Ryouga-kun? Ranma: *Smirk*, I made him wait at the statue. Ryouga: Huh... (Page 32) Ryouga: Damn it, that Ranma. Ryouga: Where am I?! Ryouga: *Trying to get freed sound* Ryouga: I have to look for that maiden's statue. Ryouga: Akari-chan! Soun: Hm? Nabiki: ...I guess he made it to the statue. Akari: Um... where is Ryouga-sama... Akane: Ah, at the other side of the lake! (Page 33) Ranma: Hey, Ryouga!! Akari: Ryouga-sama! Ryouga: Eh?! Ryouga: Damn it! Ryouga: Where is that maiden's statue?! Ranma: You idiot! Akane: Ryouga-kun... here! Here! Ranma: Wait here, Akari-chan. Akane: We can get him if we cover both ways. (Page 34) Ryouga: T... that's weird. I don't see the maiden's statue anywhere... Ryouga: . o O ( Wait a minute... ) Ryouga: . o O ( Maybe I'm on a different plateau...?! ) Ranma: Ryouga...!! Ryouga: . o O ( That's gotta be it! It certainly can happen to me. ) Akane: Ryouga-kun!! Ryouga: I gotta get there! "Bakusaitenketsu"!! Ranma: I... idiot! Still acting like a lost child... Ranma: We're too late... Akane: Ryouga-kun, where'd you go... Akari: Ryouga-sama... (Page 35) Ryouga: Where am I?! Voice: Ryouga-sama. Ryouga: Hm?! Ryouga: Where are you, Akari-chan! Voice: Over here, Ryouga-sama. Ranma: Hmmm. Akari: Over here. Ryouga: Where?! Akane: I'm sure they'll meet each other soon... Ranma: Let's not bother them. Ryouga: Akari-chan, where on earth are you? Ryouga: ! (Page 36) Ryouga: A... Akari-chan!! Akari: Ryouga-sama!! Ryouga: I'm coming now!! Akari: Eh...?! Akane: Hm? Ranma: Just turn around. Akari: Ryouga-sama... Ryouga: Sorry about that. Did you wait long? Akari: Just a little... Nabiki: She's so understanding... Akane: You two must be so glad you finally met each other. Ranma: Hey, how long are you going to have a date like this?
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