Lucky Dog 1 translations 12 Bernardo route 04 best

Part 3: Daivan

Chapter 12 Best

Backwards Rescue


giandaivanu2-8-2 Gian: Shit … we’re blocked in from all sides…! After we came all this way…! Fuck, Lucky Dog my ass, shit…!

I turn my eyes away from the world as I keep cussing. Bernardo is still keeping his eyes trained out the window. The Boss’s…

aless06 Alessandro: …It’s very inconvenient that we don’t have a watch.

…muttering and moaning things as he stares at his empty wrist. …It’s over. We’re done for…

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Bang! Bang bang!

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…They’re firing…!! …No, wait. The shots are coming from far away? …From outside the building?!

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Bang bang.

GD Soldier 6: Sh-Shit! Fuck? The hell’s goin’ on?!

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Bang bang.

Crossfire erupts inside the apartment building. Confined within the hallways, bullets and bursts of gunfire roar. Without a freaking clue what’s going on, I stay down low…


GD Soldier 7: Fuck! More wops?!

Bang bang.

GD Soldier 6: How’d they find out ‘bout this joint?! Fucking shit!!


Ivan: …Jack yourselves to this!


…?! Wait. Was that…?

I see something fly out from the first floor staircase into the rain of metal. A small lump of something … spitting fireworks…

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aless10 Alessandro: …Get down!!


The instant the Boss’s body throws itself over me…

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giandaivanu4-6-2 Gian: U-Uwaaah?!

The building, the air itself, my organs shivered. …Was that a … dynamite, just now? Would you use something like that inside a building, usually?!

Fuck, there’s only one idiot who’d pull that kind of stunt…


Ivan: …Take thiiiis!!

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Between the attacks and Boss’s body covering me, I can’t see a thing. With my paralyzed hearing, I hear the shouts of men rushing by, and in response…

GD Soldier 7: E-Ee! Stop! We give—

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giandaivanu3-1-1b Gian: …Eugh?! Why’s Ivan—?!
ivandaivan2-3-1b Ivan: Hey, wouldn’t you know it, you’re still alive! …Hey. You guys go clean up the other rooms.

Ivan’s Subordinate A: Yes, Boss!

The Boss sits up. I follow suit, waveringly, and see…


Ivan: …Fucking Christ. Damn mutt. It’s all ‘cause you vanished without a word that I thought you’d both gone and turned traitor on us!


With men in tow, Ivan looks down at me with a grimace from his spot by the holey remains of the door.

ivandaivan2-2-2b Ivan: …No way.

When he sees the Boss, a strange noise escapes from his mouth.

aless02 Alessandro: Good job getting here, Ivan. Just what I’d expect from the man I took a shine to.


Ivan: …Ya gotta be shitting me… Ehhh?! Whuh?! Why?! Why’re you here?!

Ivan’s voice rises into a screech like a cat howling into a rich spring night. The Boss shrugs and turns to me.

aless11 Alessandro: …See? Didn’t I tell you?! You want to repeat this with Luchino, Giulio, and Tonio, and then again with the board of directors and the public masses?
giandaivanu2-10-2 Gian: Better reap what you sow!
aless06 Alessandro: Fuck that shit! Once we get back, we’ll find some place and jam everyone in there. I’ll apologize to the lot of them at once.
berndaivan2-1-2 Bernardo: Boss… How are you feeling…?
aless02 Alessandro: Just a little slow from not having moved these muscles for a while. How about you? Didn’t they lynch you?
berndaivanc4-6-2b Bernardo: No, I…

Bernardo shakes his head, but … stupid. He can’t even stand straight. …Hah, guess I’ve gotta.

giandaivanu3-9-2 Gian: Hey, Bernardo!
berndaivanc3-3-2b Bernardo: Nh…

I lend Bernardo my shoulder and thread our arms together so I can support him. …Gradually, his body warmth seeps through our clothes to my skin.

berndaivanc2-3-2 Bernardo: …Lucky Dog… You’re the real thing…
giandaivanu3-13-2 Gian: I can’t believe it myself… Hahaha! Haha!
berndaivanc2-6-2 Bernardo: …Same here. Hehehe … hahaha…!

We start chuckling to each other with each breath. Both of us start teetering on our feet, but keep blissfully laughing.

…We’re alive. We’re alive! …Bernardo … and I are alive…!

ivandaivan4-10-1 Ivan: Now then. Boss, my crew’ll take care of the cleaning and recovery. Let’s get a move on, on the double.
aless02 Alessandro: All right. I’m counting on you.
giandaivanu2-1-2b Gian: But man, Ivan, how’d you know about this place?


Ivan: That? …What’d you think this guy practically got his bangs completely shot off for when he went ringing lines up through the city?


Ivan smirks, and … out from behind pokes the head of a kid. …It’s the street urchin watching the phone…

berndaivanc2-2-2 Bernardo: …Gianmarco!

Street Kid 1: Hehe, looks like I made it in time!

giandaivanu3-2-2b Gian: Don’t tell me you let him know?
ivandaivan2-3-1b Ivan: That’s right! Just when I show up at one of my shops, suddenly there’s this punkass kid I don’t know calling me on the phone crying that Lucky Dog’s in trouble.
ivandaivan4-5-1b Ivan: It suddenly hit me then, so I came running.

Street Kid 1: …’m sorry, Don Ortolani. I went straight down the list of numbers for shops you asked me to ring up last time… I got yelled at a lot.

giandaivanu3-8-2b Gian: Haha, I’m not surprised, given the hour!
berndaivanc2-3-2 Bernardo: …Good work, Marco. I’m … no, the famiglia is in your debt.

The gutsy, quick-thinking brat turns beet-red and looks down as he kicks at the wreck of a floor with broken shoes.

…He’s much more able than I was as a kid.

aless07 Alessandro: Let’s get going, then. Ivan, can you drive?


Ivan: ‘course! Let’s take off!


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