Lucky Dog 1 translations 03 Ivan Route 17



Part 1: Prison

Chapter 3

Ivan Visit 4

I was just thinking of going over to Ivan’s room when I see him ambling his way over.

Ivan: Hope you don’t mind me dropping in.  Here, a little gift.

Gian: My, aren’t you thoughtful!

I help myself to the cigarettes, lean up against the wall and slide down to the floor.  I hold a stick in my mouth and light it up.  …Mm, normal prison tobacco.  Pungent.

Ivan takes a seat next to me and starts on his joint, too.

Our shoulders aren’t touching, but they’re pretty close.  Don’t know when he’s gotten fine with me being this close.  This would’ve been impossible prior to receiving Boss’s orders.

We stay this way for a while longer when our eyes suddenly meet.  Ivan takes the cigarette out of his mouth and extinguishes it on the floor.

Ivan: …By the way, I’ve heard stuff about you in the cafeteria.
Gian: Stop putting your cigs out on other people’s floors.
Ivan: Wha?  You do it too!  There’re marks and ashes all over the place here!
Gian: I don’t like other people doing it.
Ivan: Who do you think you are, making demands like that?  A princess?

Though he says this, he heaves himself up and tosses his finished cigarette into the ashtray attached to the room’s wall.

Gian: Grazie.

Ivan: …So, you were Cavalli’s little favorite?  Which means you’ve never mentored any guys under you, right?

Oh, we’re back to that line of conversation?

Gian: “Favorite” isn’t quite it…  Gramps did look after me.  Didn’t get a whiff of the fact he’d give me his seat as captain though.

Surprise and shock, that was.  I think Gramps has several guys under him that are great, but I’d never thought he’d fly past them and pick me.

Ivan: So, no mentors and no lackeys?

Gian: Yeah.  When I’d just stepped foot into the family, I’d teamed up with Bernardo – he wasn’t captain at the time yet – but we didn’t have that kind of relationship.

So, why are we talking about this?

Ivan: If you become boss, you’re gonna need someone to take over the empty captain seat…  I was just thinking that you probably didn’t have anyone in mind.

…Now that he mentions it, it’s true.  If I become boss, then one of the five capo seats is gonna be empty.

Like Cavalli did, captains leave after choosing their successors.  Which means, with me up next, I’m gonna have to pick someone.

Ivan: If you think about it with the current power balance, the next captain should be an old-fashioned guy, and as old as possible.
Ivan: It looks like Boss is heading for a renewal in the organization, but if we completely ignore the older followers, then that’s just gonna create trouble.

Don’t say that when you’re the youngest one here.

Well, it’s understandable, if you think of it as needing someone to replace the hole the Gramps left behind.

To tell the truth, I have absolutely no confidence in succeeding like the other four capos.  I mean, racket?  The hell’s that?

Get out of here ASAP, sit my little butt on that Boss’s seat … and have the other capos work for me while I laze off…  No?  Too ideal…?

Ivan: So, I was thinking.  Since you’ve got no idea about what’s going on, I’m gonna recommend a good candidate to you.
Gian: …He someone you know?

Ivan: Not anyone particularly close.  I was just playing around with the idea of who I’d choose if I became boss.

Lies.  This person’s definitely some guy Ivan’s supporting.

Pete or Turk, anyone’d go gaga over Ivan’s economic clout…

He’s been barking and howling away this whole time … but now he’s trying to recommend some guy he’s tight with in preparation for when I become boss.  Pretending to be kindhearted.

Ivan: Giulio’s ignorant about this kind of stuff.  Bernardo and Luchino might bring something up, but you should listen to what I’ve got to say first, as someone young and liberal.

Well, it’s not like I dislike this brand of craftiness.

He’s someone who managed to make capo at such a young age.  Means the Boss didn’t just pick him because he’s young so the Boss could revolutionize the family with a younger generation.

He acts like an idiot, but that doesn’t mean he is one.  Our Boss Alessandro truly is a great boss.

Gian: …Yeah, probably.  I’ll bring this up with you later, after we’re out.  Right now, I’m busy.
Ivan: Really?  Then at least let me give you his name…

Ah, I’ve got a great idea.

Gian: I just thought of the perfect candidate for captain.

Ivan: Wha?  …Who?

Gian: Grampa Cavalli.  He’s old-fashioned.  He’s old.  See?  Perfect.

Ivan: A-Are you stupid?!

No can do?  Tsk.

Realistically, it’d be best to pick someone from Gramps’ crew.  Whatever.  Let’s save this for after get out of here.

Ivan’s really persistent about selling candidates he sponsors, so I make an excuse about being busy and flee from my own cell.  Just give it a rest, Jeez!

…Now then, who to talk to next?

choice1-bernardo

choice1-luchino

choice1-giulio

choice1-prisoners

choice1-guards

choice1-visitor

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Britches
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 08:04:23

    “Ivan: Hope you don’t mind me dropping in. Here, a little gift.
    Gian: My, aren’t you thoughtful!”

    He is, isn’t he? Well buckle up then, that usually means something’s up.

    “Ivan takes a seat next to me and starts on his joint, too.”

    …..Terra, a joint contains weed. Marijuana. If you want a clever colloquial word for cigarette, use fag. Or cancer stick. I know I’m a tad bit late to the party with that, but I’m really sure we already had this talk and you opted to be enraptured by virtual squirrels instead of paying attention to what I was typing.😀

    “Our shoulders aren’t touching, but they’re pretty close. Don’t know when he’s gotten fine with me being this close.”

    He’s really drawn to Gian like a bee to honey, isn’t he. °u°

    “Gian: I don’t like other people doing it.”

    Ivan’s really too easy. He’s like a hobby you could never get bored of. If you enjoy needling people.

    “Ivan: Who do you think you are, making demands like that? A princess?”

    YES HE IS OH GAWD HE IS man I just had the weirdest Gian no tame nara flashback

    “Gian: Yeah. When I’d just stepped foot into the family, I’d teamed up with Bernardo – he wasn’t captain at the time yet – but we didn’t have that kind of relationship.”

    …. I really need to play LHL again, don’t I.

    “Ivan: If you become boss, you’re gonna need someone to take over the empty captain seat… I was just thinking that you probably didn’t have anyone in mind.”

    See, this is something Ivan’s really, really good at. He may not always be right up to date concerning the present, but he’s immensely clever when it comes to planning ahead. He’d be one hell of a chess player.

    “Get out of here ASAP, sit my little butt on that Boss’s seat … and have the other capos work for me while I laze off… No? Too ideal…?”

    …………………………………………………

    “Ivan: Giulio’s ignorant about this kind of stuff. Bernardo and Luchino might bring something up, but you should listen to what I’ve got to say first, as someone young and liberal.”

    True, true, true.

    “He acts like an idiot, but that doesn’t mean he is one. “

    Exactly. But he’s so naive sometimes he’ll keep you on your toes forever.

    “Ivan’s really persistent about selling candidates he sponsors, so I make an excuse about being busy and flee from my own cell. Just give it a rest, Jeez!”

    Like a true politician.

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  2. Ageha
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 08:38:05

    [Gian: Stop putting out your cigs out on other people’s floors.]<– extra "out"?

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  3. Lisa
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 18:03:46

    What do I pick if I’m on the alternate route?

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    • terracannon876
      Feb 26, 2014 @ 20:22:27

      It’s not really an alternate ROUTE so much as an alternate SCENE. There are minor differences in the dialogue, but the main difference is that you will get shunted to the normal ending (not the best) even if you follow the rest of the walkthrough. What you do to get on the Best Route is go to the previous choice (either via save file or quick save) and choose the choice presented in the translation (that isn’t the alternate route) to go down the right route. That’s the only way.

      (When I say Quick Save, I mean go to the last page of your saves and you will see that your game automatically saves every time you come across a choice. Take a guess as to which is the latest choice (probably by looking at the timestamp) and then choose the right choice.)

      I hope this helps. Please visit the Walkthrough page from the sidebar, too. It might help.

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  4. Zokushi
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 03:51:31

    Seems to be an extra “visitor” link on this page too.. At least, doing the best route I didn’t have that option, only the first 5 at the end of the meeting.

    Apologies if I’m wrong : )

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