Lucky Dog 1 translations 11 Bernardo route 03 best



Part 3: Daivan

Chapter 11 Best

Last Words

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giandaivanu2-1-2b Gian: …was what she’d said.
berndaivanc4-4-2 Bernardo: I understand. …I’m sorry for making you do that, Gian.
giandaivanu3-3-2c Gian: Dave’s going to the shop tonight. You’re OK with that?
berndaivanc2-1-2 Bernardo: There’s no reason to stop him. Besides … I … trust Ana.

Bernardo breathes a sigh laden with the stewed odor of humanity’s troubles all crammed into one kettle before returning to his seat and reaching towards a phone.

giandaivanu2-7-2b Gian: …You’re gonna spend the night in that chair again?

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Bernardo: Yeah… To tell the truth, I miss my bed, but there’s no other way. There’s still many things left that I have to finish.

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berndaivanc4-2-1 Bernardo: You should rest early, though, Gian. I think first thing tomorrow will be yet another conference.
giandaivanu2-2-2b Gian: S-Sure…

Why … do I feel like we skipped straight past something? Like, ’Wow, that was disappointing.’ Like, ‘Huh? The hell?’ …Like, ‘What, that’s it?!’

After what happened yesterday night, I’d thought there’d be at least be some mention or some kind of reaction even if we don’t do it tonight…

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…Rather, just what the hell was that last night?!

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But Bernardo’s started hitting the horns already, and his subordinates, out taking care of the records and helping in general, are already returning.

…I sigh desolately and swivel around on my heels. It’s then I hear,

Bernardo’s Subordinate A: Comandante, we’ve confirmed the whereabouts about the BOI agent.

…?? The Board of Investigations…? …Bernardo, why’re you looking stuff like that up…?

But both the report and conversation ended just like that. I give up on questioning him…

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…and return to our room, alone.

…And, once again, spend the night alone…

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I don’t bother taking a shower and climb into bed…

I curl up in the sheets. The only thing pacing through my mind and gut are gloomy chains of thought… I feel like one of those pill bugs you find under a rock that’s just been uprooted…

giandaivanu2-8-2 Gian: …Damn it…

Then, after I’ve rolled this way and that tens of times…

giandaivanu3-1-1b Gian: …?!

Someone’s in the room…? …No, it’s not just “someone”…

berndaivanc4-1-1 Bernardo: …

I can tell who it is from the fragrance of tobacco and the faint, unique, crackly dry body odor. …What’s he here for…?

Like a demented spider, just from the feel, I can sense Bernardo’s sat down.

…But … that’s all. No voice comes. No hand either.

We stay like that… One minute. Two…

giandaivanu2-1-2b Gian: S-So what’s up…?
berndaivanc2-1-1 Bernardo: What? You were awake?
giandaivanu1-4-2 Gian: I haven’t been able to sleep well lately…

And then, silence. I can’t bring myself to look at Bernardo.

The events from last night engulf my mind like floodwater. …I can practically feel Bernardo’s body warmth. That’s all it takes for the sparks to run up the back of my spine.

giandaivanu3-3-2c Gian: You fine with leaving the lady like that?

I bluff away the particularly suspect feeling in my gut by turning the topic over to Bernardo’s girl, Nastasha.

berndaivanc4-1-1 Bernardo: …I’m looking after her.
giandaivanu2-7-2 Gian: That’s not what I meant. Weren’t you in love with her anymore?
berndaivanc4-4-2 Bernardo: No … my feelings haven’t changed. It’s just, we’ve both grown older…
berndaivanc4-5-2b Bernardo: She’s also probably reached the age where she wants a man who can always be by her side… And that someone may not be me…
giandaivanu2-9-2 Gian: Then … head over to her right now. Didn’t you want a kid? Now’s not the time to be fucking me, right?
berndaivanc2-7-2 Bernardo: No, that’s not…! What I want is…!

Silence again. I give up on sleep and sit up.

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Bernardo’s face is in front of me, closer than I’d thought.

giandaivanu2-1-2b Gian: Then what the hell is it?

Bernardo: I want to watch over you. Until you become Boss, and after that… Forever…

giandaivanu3-3-2c Gian: You’re already doing that for me, aren’t you?

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berndaivanc2-1-2 Bernardo: Gian… You … you still believe in me?
giandaivanu2-5-2d Gian: Wh-What’re you talking about? You’re asking that after all this time…?

Bernardo averts his eyes. Why…? Is that it? Is he regretting what happened last night?

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Bernardo: Right. About yesterday…

Ba-thump.

giandaivanu3-11-3 Gian: …Ah! Y-Yeah. That thing. Right.

Bernardo: I wanted to mend things … or rather, apologize to you.

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…Apologize? If you’re gonna apologize, don’t do it in the first place!

berndaivanc3-3-1 Bernardo: I … did mention it, right? That if you were a woman…

The hell? That’s what he’s talking about…?!

giandaivanu3-1-3 Gian: Y-Yeah, sure did.

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Bernardo: I’m sorry… For…get about it. I said something stupid. …It’d be impossible anyways. Sorry. Pretend it never happened.

giandaivanu2-4-4 Gian: Huh? There’s nothing to apologize about there.

Bernardo: Gian, you are you. It doesn’t matter … whether you’re Boss… Whether you’re the Second. I…

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giandaivanu3-1-3 Gian: …
berndaivanc2-1-2 Bernardo: You’re my…

Bernardo extends his hand awkwardly. I … cringe. He probably noticed it, too…

berndaivanc4-5-2b Bernardo: Ah…

The hand stops. It slowly drops.

giandaivanu2-1-4 Gian: Wh-What’re you gonna do…?

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Bernardo: …Do … what?

giandaivanu2-2-4 Gian: What … d’you mean, ‘What?’ You gonna sleep here today?

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At my words, the eyes behind Bernardo’s spectacles … no other way to describe it, blink back in utter bewilderment. …I didn’t know he could look like that.

berndaivanc2-5-1 Bernardo: …Ha … ha…

His eyes shut. They open again.

berndaivanc4-3-2 Bernardo: I think … dark places might still be too much for me.

He says in a laughing, self-deprecating voice. His eyes close.

giandaivanu1-3-4 Gian: How about leaving the light on? I don’t mind.
berndaivanc2-1-2 Bernardo: No… It’s … probably because you’re here, Gian, that… With you here, most of my fear … vanishes…
giandaivanu2-2-4 Gian: ‘s that … how it works, huh?

Bernardo’s eyes rest on me again. They focus straight at me, so intense I can’t look away…

Before I lose the fight and avert my eyes, Bernardo stands up, getting off the bed.

berndaivanc4-2-2 Bernardo: I’ll take my leave for today. I’m sorry for intruding.
berndaivanc4-2-2 Gian: N-No… Show that work who’s boss.

Bernardo steps away into the darkness … and then…

…stops.

berndaivanc2-1-2 Bernardo: …Oh yeah. One more thing…

Bernardo’s shoulders, his hair’d start shifting, but stop … like he’d started to turn, but then cut the movement short halfway. I can only see his back as his voice travels to my ears.

berndaivanc4-2-2 Bernardo: …If … the power goes out in the workroom again… If the fuse blows out again… I’ll be counting on you again, Gian.
giandaivanu3-2-2b Gian: Huh…? S-Sure…

And Bernardo leaves.

…Rather, if I’m not there, how can I even tell if the fuse’s blown or not…?

…The hell’s up with him…?

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This whole night, I figured I’d never fall asleep…

…but, without turning and tossing once, drowsiness gradually overtakes me … and I drift into slumber.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. S
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 17:39:59

    So many wonderful updates! Thank you so much for all the hard work.

    “Gian: N-No… Show that work who’s boss.”
    ^ has a sprite for Bernardo

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  2. BleedingRapture
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 22:42:19

    Arigatou gozaimasu!
    —–
    “Gian: That’s not what I meant. Weren’t you in love with her anymore?” –> Aren’t instead of weren’t, or remove “anymore”

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  3. Morgan
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:16:53

    “Gian: N-No… Show that work who’s boss.”
    The picture should be Gian, not Bernardo, yes?
    Anyways, thank you so much for all the work you’re doing. I can’t imagine how much you’ve had to put into this and I just really appreciate it. This is one of my favorite VNs and it’s only thanks to you that I get to enjoy it~!

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  4. yuurei
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:30:25

    Kyaaa!! 😄
    Thank you for the update~~

    Bernardo act like he doesn’t want to scare Gian, but end up annoying and confusing him… poor them?

    Resistance come with age?? because this :

    “Bernardo’s eyes rest on me again. They focus straight
    at me, so intense I can’t look away…
    Before I lose the fight and avert my eyes, Bernardo
    stands up, getting off the bed.”

    is kind of a moment where they SHOULD kiss!! or maybe it is only me~~ oh, well~

    sorry for my english~

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  5. abc
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 16:37:46

    “After what happened yesterday night, I’d thought there’d be at least be some mention or some kind of reaction even if we don’t do it tonight…”
    ‘there’d be at least be’ —> ‘there’d at least be’

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  6. Niltiva
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 11:23:10

    Gian wishes that Bernardo would talk about what happened a lot. But when Bernardo actually does talk about it, he’s all shocked and blushing over it. That’s really cute of Gian. This pairing is my most favourite one as of now C:

    I can’t help it but I’m having the feeling that the talk on ‘fuse blowing’ was actually a subliminal message Bernardo hinting on his own limits like last time in that alley? Just my own opinion. Thank you for the great work as always!

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  7. abc
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 16:15:20

    “I bluff away the particularly suspect feeling in my gut by turning the topic over to Bernardo’s girl, Nastasha.”
    ‘suspect’ —> ‘suspicious’

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  8. Jacklyn1437
    Aug 30, 2014 @ 09:29:25

    thank you so much for your hardwork~~~ i enjoyed reading every single word^^ ~send flying unicorn hug~

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  9. Electric Mermaid
    Sep 17, 2014 @ 16:57:01

    Oh wow wow wow it’s been like two years (maybe longer I dunno like 1/3 ways through Ivan’s route) since I’ve been reading your translations and I’m finally commenting…so first of all let me thank you for all the wonderful work and dedication you’ve put into translating this game i’m enjoying your writing immensely….plot and character wise I really do find this one of the best BL games out there since it all feels so developed…..
    Secondly Atractiveness wise I’ve always had a thing for Bernardo (cause I’m a sucker for the dudes with lots of hair ((and it’s green wtf that seapunk hipster <3))) but had no idea what drama was going down in his route….and so far I am sure as hell not dissapointed wow those cute dorks
    The awkward fumbling going on here….
    I just really really cant wait for them to admit their feeling to eachother
    Enjoying this so much…..
    Anyway thanks again – and can't wait for the next updateeeeeeee!!!! EeeeeeEEEeeeEEeEeeeee!!!!!!!

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  10. Ludis
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 11:10:23

    Hehe can’t wait for more ~ Take your time :3

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  11. Belgium~girl
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 13:40:09

    Omg I just love you for translating all this! Thank you so much for doing this!

    Now time for some fangirling :3
    Nyaaaa ! Bernardo’s such a tease! Why didn’t they kiss? The timing was perfect! Although I prefer Gian and Ivan .. I think Bernardo could provide us with a few really sexy scenes (hope no one gets a nosebleed ;p )
    Lucky dog is really a heaven for fujoshi ! (TTvTT)

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  12. Sara
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 22:41:51

    Getting good

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  13. Amy
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 22:50:23

    Wow, thank you so much! I can’t wait for the next update!!!

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  14. Mazie
    Jun 25, 2015 @ 20:41:29

    “Poke”~
    helloooo~~
    *thinking what to say*….how’re you..?^^;;
    but really i honestly asked no ulterior motives or anything lol …
    *runs Away*

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  15. Soi
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 17:56:56

    [Gian: N-No… Show that work who’s boss.]
    It’s Gian here dear 😉

    Sorry I feel like I’m harassing you with the pictures… すまない!

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