October 7th, 2012

Musk translation ( 1 page only )

hi guys, this is the translation for the first page of Musk. There may be some translation errors. It was hard for me cuz I'm not good at english and japanese. Many thanks to Angua and Chris for proof-reading it. I dont think I can translate the remaining 21 pages, so I'll just post the first page :)

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MUSK - special episode of Ai no Kusabi in Chara.25

p. 134

TANAGURA - The computer city ruled by the artificial intelligence, Λ (Lambda) --3000, commonly known as "Jupiter". This metallic city was built by androids, which their brains are the only organic part in their body. Everything in the city emitted an artificial dazing glow. Inside the only living area for human, EOS, the Annex was a pet leisure center that separated from the residential area.

EOS, Annex

The social place just for the pets was lively as usual. No there was a riot going on.

To say why, although young boys and girls who known as "pets" were strongly self-advocated, they were still children with no endurance. Referring them as children was not a metaphor. The average age of the pets that gathered in the salon was 13-years-old and no more than 15.

Illiteracy, counting ignorance and shameless as the highest virtues, promiscuous as their self-value, the only pride they possessed was identified by their origin, the licensed breeding facilities from which they were produced. They were a group of twisted presence.

However, when RIKI, without a care of such distorted philosophy in EOS, appeared with charm of youth, ripeness and dignity of adulthood, the lively atmosphere was replaced by an absolute silence in a moment. Obvious jealousy, undisguised loathing, came together with unhidden taboo, these emotions mixed and nurtured a strong sense of sinister. The sharp sight just liked spikes ruthlessly stabbed RIKI. However, RIKI ignored the resentment no matter how deep it was. He never averted his eyes, nor stopped his pace. Fighting with them was just a waste of time and energy.

A huge gap existed between RIKI and other pets. For a group of regularly recycled pets under the age of 15 in EOS, the existence of a 20-year-old RIKI with an extraordinary experience of ”the one who came back” was far beyond general perception... No, it was an unjustifiable reality.

Even in RIKI’s point of view, he was forced to return without an option, but it wasn’t for the eyes of others. The honor of being selected as pets in EOS was a pillar of confidence and was the meaning of their life. He posed a threat to the recognition of pets. They looked at him with hostility. RIKI, the presence of extreme contrast, was not only a mongrel from the slum but also a Blondy’s pet, and the only pet in EOS who obviously didn’t attend sex soirees, yet hickeys never disappeared from his skin. The fact that his owner made love with him was far beyond common sense.

For RIKI, sex with IASON was a daily routine that he was powerless to refuse. Even masturbation was not allowed. He was taken greedily as IASON pleased, without a single chance to resist. He was toyed in the names of instinct and pleasure, both physically and mentally exhausted.

RIKI was not an exhibitionist that proudly exposed his hickeys, nor did he have the inclination to act like the other pets. He walked towards the Annex without averting his eyes straight to his destination, the Botanical Garden. If anything, it would have been easier to walk directly to the Garden without passing through the pets salons. But there was only one route from the residential area to the entrance of the Annex. To get there, he must go through the salon and took a maglev elevator.

p. 135

It was trouble enough indeed.

What annoyed him apart from having to ignore the pets around him was mostly this walk. Even so, RIKI still went to the Botanical Garden every day. The whole floor of greenery was a healing space filled with flowers, trees and running water.

Even the furniture would never come here. Of course, security monitoring devices might be hidden in several corners, but these artificial camera lenses had a significant difference from human eyes in which emotions couldn’t be detected. For example, he noticed that Cal seemed more tensed than him when being in the same room with RIKI.  In any case, no one would disturb him in the Botanical Garden. He was able to fully enjoy his time spending alone in this secret base.

Perhaps this was a tiny joy of immersing in solitude.....

In the slums, naturally he hanged out with GUY and others, he hadn’t thought of such a thing. Apart from this, there were no other particular reasons for the uninterrupted daily visit of the Botanical Garden.

"Well .... Where should I start today?"

Talking to himself, RIKI took out a Herbarium e-book from the pockets of his pants, to avoid getting bored from just meaninglessly walking around. Were there any new things somewhere? RIKI really intent to walk through the whole Botanical Garden.