Lucky Dog 1 translations 11 Ivan route 07

Part 3: Daivan

Chapter 11

Just Another Day

If Ivan Affection > 10, Luck > 95, Omerta < 24, then view best ending.  Otherwise view normal ending.

Gian: I’ve finished the rounds over on my end.
Ivan: …Good.  The only thing left’s to check the books at Sam’s place.

The two of us stroll down the alley through the warehouses on the lonely port in the completely cold sea wind.  The cold of the wind is clearly pregnant with snow and ice.

Ivan slurps at the small stick candy poking out of his mouth.  I follow up by sticking some gum in mine.

…It’s been about a month since then…

The war with GD’s still continuing.  After the first surprise attack and after we’d finished off the traitors they’d snuck into our side, the GD are the ones at a disadvantage.

…The whole thing wrapped up by Christmas…

Boss Alessandro’s back as capo, and he’s hopping about as vigorously as ever.  All the captains are also in great shape.

…The CR:5’s looking good, better than before everyone’d been thrown into lockup.  …Rather, I feel a good breeze blowing through right now.  And, as for me…


Ivan: …Shit, business’s gone down the hole since the rumors about the Prohibition’s ending’ve started up.  I wonder if they’ll ban food or sex next.
Gian: That’d be awesome!  We’d make big bucks.  The bigwigs up in the senate’re practically chimpanzees.  …Oh.  I just had a good idea!

Ivan answers, “Don’t wanna hear it,” by turning his back and walking away.  I trot after him…

Gian: Why don’t we become bigwigs ourselves?   Doncha think things’ll go a whole lot smoother that way?  Doncha think we could even take over the country?
Ivan: Stupid, don’t you know you need a crapload of money to have any voice in politics?  Where’ll we get all that dough from, hah?  …Go earn it yourself.  Shoo.
Gian: Tsk.  Spoilsport.

In the hearing … I’d basically gotten my seat as next boss rescinded, but … well, I’m actually kinda relieved.

…If the Boss hadn’t returned back then…  …Could I have handled the current family as it was, full of its turncoats and all those soldiers staying back in reserve like a hungry swarm…?

It … probably would’ve gone down worse than what the Boss’d experienced when he was young – an even worse blood purge and internal conflict…  That’s what I feel.

Gian: …This might’ve been for the best.
Ivan: Hah?  What is?

In the end, I … stayed in my spot as the lowest-ranking captain as I stick with Ivan, patrolling through the city and taking care of business…

Sometimes, we also have a big brawl with a rivaling gang.  And at night, we head back to the hotel room, and…

…Never thought I’d have such a relationship with him…   …Never thought the relationship’d continue…

Gian: …Guess I really am a Lucky Dog after all…
Ivan: What the hell’ve you been muttering about this whole time?
Gian: Noooothing.  Hey, you hungry?
Ivan: Aah … it’s already past noon.  Wanna head over to the stands by the street over there and get something to fill us up?

I slap Ivan’s ass as I walk alongside him.  …I … am totally the luckiest guy in the world.  I really think so.

Ivan: It’s ‘bout time for the fried clams to be coming out, too.  …Aaah, crunchy, deep-fried clams with hot, spicy chili…!  I could get a whole basket of that!
Gian: Sounds nice!  The crabs should be getting tasty about now, too!  …  …Oh.  Shit.  I forgot my wallet again.

Ivan: Again?!  …Heeey … you’re not doing it on purpose, are you, you dipshit?!

Gian: I’m not!!  I forgot it when I changed jackets ‘cause it’s cold out!

The two men whap each other on the back and trade angry shouts back and forth as they climb into the back seat of a black Chevrolet sedan.

White exhaust smoke immediately billows out from the sedan’s rear as it starts moving, cutting through the traffic leading up to the main street…

…before disappearing into the distance.


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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trish
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 13:19:34

    “Bernardo: (…) During the attack … I helped myself to listening in on your phone lines. That is all I have to say.”

    Woah. BERNARDO. SCARY. And so unexpectedly badass, like the time where he told Cavalli ‘Sorry man, but you’re fucked.’. Everyone just goes FFFFFFFFFF— I DIDN’T TURN OFF THE STOVE-THERE’S THAT THING I GOTTA DO- BRB KTHX BAIBAI XDD

    “Cavalli: Capo Ivan Fiore. Do you know why you have been called here?”

    In my honest opinion, because he finally gets that lollipop he deserves for sticking with his racist peers, who’ve never made it easy on him not to doubt them, for daring to trust and becoming a better person although it was hard, but okay go on.

    “Luchino: Oh dear … it’s rather nasty of you to tell us the truth straight off the bat. It makes it such that about the only thing we can do is nod and accept.”


    "Giulio: I … never once thought that … Signor Gian was any trouble at all…"

    …no, Giulio. When you look at Gian, all you see is Bishie-Sparkles, pink roses, rainbow-colored-candy, butterflies and ice cream. You should technically never, EVER be allowed to vote on the matter.

    "I slap Ivan’s ass as I walk alongside him. …I … am totally the luckiest guy in the world. I really think so."

    D'awwwwwwwwwwwwww. I couldn't help it. Just. Fluffy kittens. Everywhere.



    • terracannon876
      Jun 24, 2012 @ 13:33:09

      You know, Bernardo’s characterized as the nerd in all this. Basically, this is what happens when you drive a nerd (who’s in the Mafia) off the edge and make him really stressed and pissy. …omg Bernardo XD

      D’aww, don’t be too hard on Cavalli, Luchino and Giulio XD They had their hands tied with red tape (that Ivan just ignores, for better or for worse).

      And Giulio can be serious! …When Gian’s not around! …You know, he actually offered to help Ivan a few chapters ago. I lol’d, because Giulio really does dislike Ivan (and non-Italians) and doesn’t make much of a secret of it, but still he actually offered to help to better the situation (not just because Gian said so, because he didn’t really say anything at the time).

      Watch the AMVs! And look! New icon!



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:01:34

        I AM WATCHING THE AMVS (and fangirling 8DD damnit you’ll infect me with your abundance of warm squishy feelings for dark!gian, whom, I believe, I see in your icon right now :D:D:D) Speaking of which, when I woke up, there was a DIFFERENT icon, so, technically, this is the second in 24hrs! I am onto you, Ma’am! xD

        öisejöoifjdhiuyshd thank you for re-awakening my Bernardo-feelz. His nerdiness gets just ridiculously attractive when it’s accompanied by ass-kicking. He may not break your arm, or shoot your face clean full of holes from 300yrds away, but if you make him have a stress-induced bad-hair-day*, he’ll make you lose your house and wife and children the second you blink, buy your company, make it fire you, dig up all the dirty things you’ve ever done in highschool, publish them in every paper, and in the end, stare you down until you decide to set yourself on fire. XD

        I’m not mad at Cavalli, he’s a sweetheart – and Luchino, well, somebody had to say it, makes him maybe more of a deadpan-snarker than captain obvious. XD

        I WOULD NEVER SAY A BAD THING ABOUT GIULIO MY BBY q__q Well, it’s just, he, well, he’s special. Like. Just. … special. God bless him. XDD;
        I blame everything even remotely negative on his deadbeat sicko grandpa anyway. Is he dead in this route? I hope he’s dead. I hope Giulio went fullblown Mad Dog on him when we weren’t looking. Although. Completely unlikely, without Gian’s active influence, don’t you think? >_<

        *(nod to the dôjinshi that has Luchino commenting on Ivan's tendency to get pinched every five minutes ruining Bernardo's hair due to stress 😀 )



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:07:08

          Oh. That was because I was like “…I ❤ this icon, but I'm not evil … not really. So this icon doesn't really suit me… =|" So I changed it. I think too much about these things XD

          Bernardo is constantly teased as having a receding hairline (by everyone except Giulio, who doesn't tease anyone anyways). I'm not sure what's so receding about it, since he has more hair than all the other characters combined.

          Giulio is definitely special. Yeah. In the common way that word is used, too. I ❤ him, though. He's certainly a unique character.

          I'm sorry, di Bondone is not dead in this chapter XD It's too bad ^^;



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:15:01

        “Basically, this is what happens when you drive a nerd (who’s in the Mafia) off the edge and make him really stressed and pissy. …omg Bernardo XD”
        this gets exceedingly funnier every time I read it

        “I’m not sure what’s so receding about it, since he has more hair than all the other characters combined.”
        HAHAHAHAHAHA OHHHH you – I don’t even know what’s so fucking funny about this but I laughed out loud like a crazy person XDDDDDD
        Well, then again, you’re NOT an old man the minute you hit 30, one thing amongst many the Japanese are simply weird about. So I take the hair-jokes like I choose to take Gian’s “Oyaji” comments; Bernardo likes his hair, obviously, so – perfect thing to tease him with. He’s the oldest, that makes him ancient. Or. Something. 😀

        You cannot NOT ❤ Giulio. If he doesn't turn you on, he awakens maternal feelz you never knew you were even capable of. It's 10000000% his VA. He's like. Fucking brilliant. Everytime I hear him adress anybody who isn't Gian about something not related to Gian, my blood just runs cold. I LOVE that.

        ….. Q_Q



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:18:30

          LOL. Yes, anyone that isn’t Gian has Giulio going “Who are you, you’re not worth my time >(” In Ivan’s route, when the group are all saying “we need you, Ivan!” Giulio alone turns to Gian and goes “…Maybe. …I kind of need him. I think.”

          Bernardo may be the oldest, but Luchino’s not far behind. I think they actually mean this literally. In fact, technically Gian’s hitting 28 soon (already?) And the game takes the ages as real-time ^^;

          …That was one loud link o_o



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:25:56

        DI BONDONE DESERVES YOUR EARDRUMS BLEEDING wtf am I even saying sry I probably should have warned you XD;

        Giulio is just fucking terrifying when you’re not Gian. He has crazy-ass mutated ninja-killing-skillz, likes the job, L-O-V-E-S dead bodies (just thinking about the way he says “shitai” makes wanna call my Mom), and DOES NOT APPRECIATE YOUR FACE. That’s just. … kind of so fucking awesome. XDDD (in fiction, mind you, in reality, I’d like that kid heavily medicated XD)

        Age-thingy! … WAT. WAIT. So you mean they’ve been counting from LD1’s release, realtime birthdays and all that? :O That’s pretty cool actually. … … YES EVERYONE IS OLDER THAN ME IDEK WHY I CARE BUT THIS PLEASES ME >D



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:31:21

          Yeah, that’s what the Birthday SS are. They were serialized around the characters’ birthdays. They didn’t do them this year, though. The thought of LD coming to an end makes me sad (but actually gives me the opportunity to catch up??!)

          ….coffin comfort??? XD



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:30:00

        also, I still maintain Japan’s obsession with youth is a bit over the top. at least wait until they’re 40 with sizing them up for coffin-comfort. <_<;



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:39:38

        … it’s… a phrase. Since ten minutes ago. XDDD

        IT CAN’T END. Development hell be damned, we still get Bad Egg! >(
        And LD Blast is doing very well too, I thought… ;_;



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:42:34

          …Uh, I didn’t mean immediately XD But the fact that they’re serializing fewer and fewer SS seems to be a sign (to me) that they’re starting to slow down on the LD craze. Of course they’re still working on Bad Egg+ … although the writers and Yura have apologized profoundly for their writer’s block (which was what eventually turned into IFG and LHL, imo, so there’s nothing really there to apologize for XD).

          Ah. Blast. The second volume should be out soon / is out already. I can’t get myself to get used to the art, but I love iskultrip’s reader for it. I admit that when I first started out on this project, I was worried that I’d get caught behind the manga…



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:49:51

        “(which was what eventually turned into IFG and LHL, imo, so there’s nothing really there to apologize for XD).”
        WORRRRDDDD. 8DDD People tend to take their own franchise wayyyyy too seriously, LD is one of the best examples that you don’t have to and can still do right by it. ❤

        The second volume comes out the day after tomorrow I think, according to XD I've considered ordering it. But the shipping's so bloody expensive and I'd have to go through extra channels such as Ooh!Japan to pay for it in the first place, so… <_<;

        I instantly liked the art. A bit more soft around the edges and stuff, but it's okay. c: I know what you mean though.
        … just imagine for a second YuGiOh style hairdos, if you please XDDD teh horror…



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:52:45

          IFG and LHL actually fit into canon, although not in any notable way. The advancement in the stories will happen in the 3rd anni SS instead.

          Aah … the art I didn’t like because of its exaggeration. Like … wow. Dramatic. DR-A-M-A-T-I-C O_O Ahem.

          I also ‘lol’d at the little black monsters running around because I just knew that people would wonder if Gian was insane because he sees little mouth-tongue critters running around everywhere that get macabre-ly squished every other panel.



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 14:58:31

        I thought it was pretty obvious; visualized “bad luck” :DDD At least that’s my take on those cute pitch-black little critters c:

        YOU KNOW SO MUCH hnnnnggggggg god I should really amp up my daily kanji dose. … to. any amount, daily, and not just ten every other week. XDD I wish I could help you so much. y__y PROMPT ME. LET ME DRAW YOU STUFF. MAKE ME FEEL USEFUL!



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 15:01:08

          That’s only because you’ve played the game XD

          Haha, quick random prompt then. Dark Gian (who else?! There’s not enough love for him anywhere!) interacting with the others in whichever way you see fit (confronting them? Recruiting them? Molesting them????)

          Have fun! XD



  2. Trish
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 15:07:25

    I REJECT THAT NOTION ;DDD Nah, you’re probably right. But there are enough indicators to make that connection in my opinion. It’s not like the “luck” trope gets swept under the carpet or anything. If you pause to think in which kinds of situations the critters appear, and how they stick to him, try to engulf him, it’s really not that hard. But not everyone finds this interesting enough an aspect to dwell on it, I suppose. All a matter of taste, as with everything. 😀

    ME GUSTA. ON IT. 8DD (might take me a bit, got another presentation tomorrow, but I’ll doodle <3) THANK YOU



    • terracannon876
      Jun 24, 2012 @ 15:21:25

      It’s the little demons sitting on his shoulder, telling him what direction and what choice he should make. Pssst… XD

      And he’s hallucinating. Always. That’s what his luck is 8D

      …Anyone reading this comment should not take the above lines seriously. Please. Don’t. It’d make me sad T_T Gian is as sane as a moonbrain!



      • Trish
        Jun 24, 2012 @ 16:20:08

        Hey, nothing against a little cray-cray 8DD *pats giulio lovingly* Nawww you’re just special honey I meant nothing by it here have a dollar go have some ice cream AND JUST THE ICE CREAM, NOT THE MAN SELL- never mind. Lovely boy.



        • terracannon876
          Jun 24, 2012 @ 16:21:23

          Your comments always make me crack up XD

          I think you should be more worried about him buying out the store. (Yes. With a dollar. Because he can haggle (with his knife).)

          Btw, email.



  3. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 14:17:52

    Aaand this is the end of Ivan route (normal)! Let give a round of applause! *clap clap* Honourful mention goes to… terracannon876! *clap clap clap*
    … … …
    And now… on to the next part!



  4. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 14:34:36

    That’s the point of being a fan, don’t you think?



  5. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 14:43:25

    So do I. I hope you’re not diagnosing me as rabid, though. That’d make me cry.



  6. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 14:59:25

    You should’ve noticed by now that I’m filling the site with my comments at the moment. I wonder if you’ve found them all yet. I have one more hour left until I have to retire to my bed…



  7. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 15:14:37

    Let me guess… you’ve seen the abbriviation at the end of my e-mail adress?



    • Trish
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 15:18:58

      … damnit I can’t see anything XD I suppose Terra was right, tho.
      Hey, my best friend lives in the Netherlands! We’re practically neighbors! 8D



    • terracannon876
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 15:26:17

      When I look at comments on the web, the site usually cuts the addresses off, but on the phone, it’s clear as day.

      Yeah, I cheated XD

      I almost said Newfoundland, but then you mentioned the time difference.



  8. Li
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 15:33:07

    Well, I seriously doubt you would’ve guessed it right on your own within, let’s say, three tries? My country’s just too small, I figure.
    @Trish – Yeah, I think it’s very possible, since I live in the very south. That means I live very near the border with both Belgium and Germany.



  9. best_of_luck
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 17:56:30

    Talking about ,,who’s from where … ,, Where are you from terra? 🙂



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