Lucky Dog 1 translations 11 Giulio route 02



Part 3: Daivan

Chapter 11

Night Visit

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When I come to, I’m back in my room.

giandaivann4-2-2b Gian: Ah … I…

…The blurry memories are still there.

Someone’d hauled me here, and some doctor-looking guy in a white coat’d come and there’s needles and drips and…

…How pathetic.  Did I pass out…?

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…That torrent of fury that’d torn my brain apart…  …They’d attacked my old home … my church…  The knowledge rolls into a thick, heavy lump in my mind and gut and sinks.

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…Shit…  I just want to curl up and die…

I curl up under the waves of sheets, to get away from everything…  It was then…

Click.

…Is … is that…? Giulio…  He’s back…?

giandaivann4-8-2b Gian: …Giu…lio…?

I lift my head and ask through shivering lips, but before me stands…

Click.

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Ivan: Wha?  What the hell are you on, douchebag?

…It’s just Ivan…  Idiot.  What do you want, jeez…

giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: …What d’you want…?  Fuck…

Ivan: Man, you look like a truck backed over you.  Just look at me!  I’ve never caught a single cold in my life!

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…Stupid stupidhead.  …I can’t even work up the energy to bring the insult to voice, so I just roll over.

ivandaivan3-3-1 Ivan: …Oh?  Aren’t you getting all grumpy today.  Jeez, you can’t be left alone for a second, can you?

There’s the sound of some paper bags getting left on the table.

ivandaivan2-4-1 Ivan: …Eat up.  When your body’s down, all you’ve gotta do is fill it up and it’ll get right as gold.
giandaivann1-2-2 Gian: …Ack.  Do you think I’m a chimpanzee or something?

Cheap-looking oranges and apples, all rough and patchy, are practically spilling out of the bag.  …And are those eggs there in the corner…?

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Ivan: How long d’you think you can bum when we’re all working our asses off?!  I’m gonna make you my Ivan Special, and blow that shitty cold away.

giandaivann1-1-2 Gian: Don’t want.

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Ivan: Don’t say ‘no’ off the bat, stupid!  I’m gonna fucking kill you!  …Now, just wait a second here…

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Ivan opens up another tattered bag he’d been toting around…  From inside, he pulls out a small petro gas burner, a beat-up bot, and … a beer can … and eggs … and…

giandaivann3-3-2 Gian: …Waitwaitwait.  Wait!  The fuck are you pulling out a burner in my roo—  Holy fuck, that stinks!  Wh-What’d you do, boil down piss or something?!
ivandaivan2-3-1 Ivan: See?  Just the smell’s got you all gung-ho already!

Tsssss.

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Ivan: Here we go.  Drink it while it’s hot.

giandaivann1-2-2 Gian: …The fuck is this puke.

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Ivan: Aren’t you a rude son of a bitch, dickwad!  Haven’t you ever heard of eggnog?

giandaivann3-9-1 Gian: …Plus!  The hell’s up with this ‘cup’?  It’s just an empty can!  There’s an actual cup right over there!

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Ivan: The fuck’s it matter?!  It all goes down the same!  Jeez, you’re one nitpicky bastard.  That’s what happens when you overcompensate.

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Still … the steam feels so good to my throat and nose…  Before I know it, I’ve put the thing to my mouth and started sipping it.

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…Ugh, it’s downright awful!!  …And it’s so sweet!!  …There’s boiled beer and eggs … and just what else is in here…?

giandaivann1-2-2 Gian: Ugh, the egg’s still raw…  Feels nasty…
ivandaivan3-3-1 Ivan: Idiot, that’s the part that gives you the kick!  I can glug the whole thing down, raw or not!  Sooometimes it gives me the runs, but it’s like an express train.  Not a sound.
giandaivann3-3-2 Gian: Stupid.  Doofus.  Douchface.  Dickhead.
ivandaivan3-5-2 Ivan: Shut up and get workin’ on it!

…This shit tastes really, really disgusting … but I glug it down…

While I’m emptying the can of hot mystery drink…

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…Ivan’s … not leaving.  Instead, he’s looking left and right, shifting about like he’s sitting on a bed of tacks.  …Did something happen…?

giandaivann2-3-2 Gian: …You’ve got something to get off your chest?
ivandaivan4-1-2 Ivan: …You know how shit’s hit the fan in the city?
giandaivann1-9-2 Gian: Yeah…  I’ve heard…
ivandaivan4-6-2 Ivan: So, leaving Giulio there’da been bad, right?  If he gets pinched by the cops, even I’d get in hot water, so then, I actually went out to look for him, right…?
giandaivann3-3-2 Gian: A-Ah, right…  You and Giulio met up and—
ivandaivan3-2-2b Ivan: …The fucker…  He was jacking off in the middle of all those bodies.
giandaivann2-3-2 Gian: …Huh?

His words came out of nowhere, and completely without any previous context…  Combined, the two manage to squeeze a pathetic squeak out of me.

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Ivan: What I’m saying is…!  When I found that idiot, he was in the middle of all the fucking GD he’d whacked and…  And he was drenched in guts and blood…

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Ivan: I almost puked just seeing it, but he…  He was cackling and fisting himself … and covered in entrails all the while…

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…Even Ivan’s looking completely, utterly unnerved.

ivandaivan3-1-2c Ivan: …And then, when I finally come out so he could see me, he just stayed there, completely outta it.   I was already getting the willies … but I couldn’t just leave him there … so I dragged him back.
giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: Don’t know what to say, but … sorry…
ivandaivan4-6-2 Ivan: He, is he…?  Was he always like that when he was with you?

…I don’t try to answer.  Truth is, he was, though…

giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: …Hey, Ivan…  When you went…
ivandaivan3-2-1 Ivan: Hmm?
giandaivann1-4-2 Gian: …did Giulio … do anything like … rape you?

There’s a few second’s silence.

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Ivan: Hah?  The fuck’re you saying, you shithead?!  You’re not making a lick a’ sense!  Why the fuck would another guy like him make a move on a guy like me?!

giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: …I see…

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…It’s times like these I’m grateful for Ivan’s simplemindedness.

…But … that means…  Why’d Giulio … at that time…

giandaivann3-3-2 Gian: Then … is Giulio still up in your roost?
ivandaivan2-5-1 Ivan: Naw.  He left the second he got a lick of sense back.
giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: I … see…

…Fuck…!!  The second the thought that Giulio might come here’d crossed my mind, I’d felt a chill…

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Ivan: So!  I’m not getting mixed up with someone that twisted ever again!  So you better keep him in line, dipshit!!

…I can’t find a retort…  …Is it impossible for the Lucky Dog to be the boss of the Mad Dog…?

…Is getting eaten the only possibility?

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After Ivan leaves…

I lie in bed, head dazed from the fever, and roll restlessly with a body in pain…

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I try to forget that nasty image … but I fail.

giandaivann1-10-2 Gian: …That … stupid…

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…Masturbating surrounded by all those corpses…  …Besides, how’s something like that get fun in the first place…?  Giulio … are you actually, really insa—

giandaivann2-3-2 Gian: …Hm?  …H-Huh…?

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Something feels off.  …The second I try to label everything about Giulio as insane and call it a day, something pulls at my memories…

Yesterday, when Giulio’d attacked me…  It was after we’d gotten separated and after I found him…  Today, Giulio was alone from the very start…

In my mind, I pull up the scene…

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…That’s right…!!  When we’d finished off that Maxwhatever GD person, Giulio’d been his usual self.

…I mean, he did lick at the blood, but still…

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giandaivann3-3-2 Gian: No way…  Could it be if I’m not there, he…

It’s just my guess, but…

…even so, why’m I the designated mental stabilizer?  Because he likes me?  Because I’m the Boss?  Or is it something else…

giandaivann1-9-2 Gian: I haven’t got a clue…

I feel the fever start blazing up again, so I burrow into the bed.  …But…

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…It’s no good.  The second it gets dark, I see what happened again.

I pick myself up…

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giandaivann1-10-2 Gian: …Fucking bastard…!

Irritated, I snatch a cheap fruit from the paper bag Ivan’d left behind, and, like a bona fide chimpanzee, devour the thing, skin and all.

I eat and eat until food’s practically leaking out of my ears, and, for another night, I bury myself in bed with the lights still on.  …The codeine should let me get some shuteye…

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…D’I ever turn off the lights…?  …Oh well…

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…Huh … someone’s here…

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giuliodaivan2-5-2 Giulio: …

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giandaivann2-10-2 Gian: …Giulio…?

…Giulio came back…?  Why’s he just standing all the way over there…?  He could … just come over here…

It kinda feels like … Giulio’s kinda mad…

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My mind’s all fuzzy…  It’s not working right…

giuliodaivan5-4-2 Giulio: …Never again…  I do not ever … want to allow Signor Gian to be in danger again…

…Eh…?

…Maybe my head’s going all funky ‘cause of the fever…?

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Giulio: …My … apologies…  I will … never appear before you again…

…What’s that … supposed to mean…?  …I don’t get what you’re saying at all…

…Damn it all…!  Giulio, you stupid idiot…!  …Take fucking responsibility, damn bastard…!  Take responsibility … of … everything…

Giulio: …You … are my…

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…H-Huh…?  He disappeared…

…That … stupid idiot…

…I’ll stay with you … so … c’mon…

…Come … back…

…here…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pijon
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 16:13:51

    Ivan’s so adorable in this scene. The amount of effort Mr. Self-centered would go through for the sick Gian shows he does care about Gian even when the two haven’t gotten along.

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