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第百二十季 水無月の一
Season 120, Minazuki issue #1 (est. 2005/07/06 ~ 2005/08/05)
氷の妖精、大ガマに喰われる
Ice Fairy Eaten by Giant Toad
悪戯が過ぎた妖精に手痛いお仕置き
Severe punishment for fairy whose prank went too far
○月○日12時頃、悪戯好きな妖精が大ガマに喰われるという事件が起きた。何とか自力で脱出し、怪我も大したことが無かった。 On the Xth of X at around noon, a prank-loving fairy was eaten by a giant toad. She somehow escaped, and suffered no major injuries.
被害に遭ったのは、氷を使う妖精チルノ(妖精)。沼で普通の蛙を凍らせて遊んでいた所、その沼にいた大きさも人間二人分はあると思われる大ガマ(妖怪)に見つかって喰われたのだという。自業自得の為、大ガマには罪は無い。 The victim is an ice fairy, Cirno (fairy). It seems that while she was enjoying herself by freezing frogs in a swamp, she was discovered and eaten by a giant toad that was nearly the size of two humans. Since she simply reaped what she sowed, the giant toad was not at fault.

「もう、何であんな小さな沼に大ガマが居るのよ~。これで私じゃなかったら逃げられなかったわ」

"Geez, why the heck was there a giant toad in such a small swamp?! If it was anyone else but me, they wouldn't have been able to get away."

被害者は呑み込まれた瞬間にガマの内側を冷やし、びっくりさせて自分を吐き出させた。大ガマはその小さな沼の主であり、自分の沼で蛙を凍らせている妖精が居ると聞いて懲らしめてやろうと思ったと言う。被害者は、カエルを凍らせて遊んでいたについてこう語った。 The instant the victim was devoured, she chilled the insides of the toad which surprised it enough to spit her out. The giant toad was the master of that small swamp and, after hearing that a fairy was freezing the frogs there, decided to punish her. The fairy had this to say about her game of freezing frogs:

「蛙を瞬時にまんべんなく凍らせれば、蛙は死ぬことなく溶ければ元通りになるのよ。これは遊びじゃなくて氷の修行なの。決して氷漬けの蛙が可愛いだとか、鳴き声が五月蠅いからだとか、お手玉にして遊ぶと砕けそうでハラハラするだとか、そんなんじゃないの」

"If immediately I freeze the frogs all the way, they won't die, and when they thaw, it's like nothing happened. I'm not playing, but training my ice powers. I'm definitely not doing it because frozen frogs are cute, or because their croaking gets on my nerves, or because I get excited when I juggle them since they might break if I drop one."

妖精は元々悪戯好きな物であり、それにより手痛いお仕置きを受けることも多々ある。今回被害に遭われた妖精もその物の一例であると考えられる。ただ、妖精とはいえ悪戯は、自分より力のある物に対して行う物である。いくらいつも虐められてばかりいたとしてもか弱い蛙相手に腹いせをしているようでは、些か情けないと思うがいかがだろうか。 Fairies generally enjoy pranks, so there are many cases in which they receive severe punishment for such pranks. The victim in this case is one such fairy. However, most fairies only try to prank those stronger than themselves. Even if she is always bullied, perhaps most would see that taking out her frustrations on weak, little frogs is somewhat pathetic.
(射命丸 文) (Aya Shameimaru)

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紅魔館でメイドとして働きませんか Interested in working as a maid at the Scarlet Devil Mansion?
制服貸与、3食つき。昼寝・休日・有給なし。血の気の多い方尚可。 Uniforms and three meals a day included. No afternoon naps, holidays, or salary. Hot-blooded people are welcome.[1]
問い合わせ:紅魔館メイド長・十六夜咲夜まで Enquire the Scarlet Devil Mansion's Chief Maid, Sakuya Izayoi

Interview[edit]

llustration by Masato Takashina.
The headline reads "Ice Fairy Defeats Despicable Giant Toad!".

Cirno

何これ!

What the heck is this!?

Aya

幻想郷一、確かな情報を素早く伝える『文々。新聞』ですわ

Gensokyo's fastest source of accurate information, the Bunbunmaru Newspaper.

Cirno

じゃなくて内容よ、内容! これじゃまるで私が悪いみたいじゃない

No, not that! I mean the article! You made it look like I'm the bad guy here!

Aya

それが客観的な眼で見た内容です

The content was based on objective views.

Cirno

キー! 大ガマに喰われたこと無いくせに、あんたに一体何が判るって言うのよ

Grrrrr! You've never been eaten by a giant toad! What do you know!?

Aya

大ガマに喰われたことがあるなんて……蠅かあなたくらいです

The only things that the giant toad has ever eaten would be... flies and you.

Cirno

蠅……

Flies...

Aya

そう蠅。人の迷惑も顧みず、小さな羽根を忙しなく動かしてブンブンと飛び回る蟲。

Yes, flies. An insect that doesn't think about the annoyance they cause, flapping their wings so busily as they buzz around.

Cirno

私はもっと落ち着いて飛ぶってば!

I don't buzz around!

Aya

あら今のは蠅の話です

Oh, but I was talking about flies.

Cirno

と、とにかく。もっと私を格好良く記事に出来なかったの? 氷の妖精、にっくき大ガマをやっつける! とか

A-anyway, couldn't you have made a cooler article about me? Like, "Ice Fairy Defeats Despicable Giant Toad!"

Aya

いつやっつけたのですか? 私は嘘の情報はお金を積まれても記事にはしません

When did you defeat it? I don't write lies, even if it makes money.

Cirno

お金は積まないけど!

I ain't gonna make you money!

Aya

では尚更です

Then all the more reason not to.

Cirno

でもこの記事じゃあ、いくら何でも私が格好悪いだけじゃない……

But this article just makes me seem really lame...

Aya

実際、端から見ると非常に格好悪かったのですが

I'm sure anyone who saw it happen would've thought you looked extremely lame.

Cirno

せめて記事だけでも格好良く!

At least make the article cool!

Aya

格好良く食べられることに成功したら、そう書いてあげますよ

If you succeed in being eaten in a cool way, then I will.

Cirno

じゃあ普通の蛙を大ガマということにして

Then change the normal frogs part to giant toads.

Aya

お断りです。悔しかったら本当に大ガマを倒したら如何?

I refuse. If it bothers you so much why don't you go and defeat the giant toad?

Cirno

良い勝負はしてるわ! 逃げる時に胃腸を思いっきり冷やしたから、お腹を壊すぐらいはした筈よ!

It was an even match! When I ran away I completely chilled its stomach, enough to cause more than stomach problems!

Aya

大ガマ本人はびっくりしただけで実害は無かったと証言してます

I have a direct testimony from the giant toad who said that it only surprised him and that no actual harm was done.

Cirno

ガマが獲物を呑み込む時の、目玉をへこませて押し込む感触も知らないで!

You don't even know what it feels like to have your eyeballs pushed in while you're being swallowed by a giant toad!

Aya

そんな感触、誰も知ろうとも思いませんよ

I don't think anyone would want to know that feeling.

Cirno

蛙を凍らせて生き返らせるのは高等技術なのよ!

Freezing toads and bringing them back to life is a high-class technique!

Aya

何の役にも立ちませんね

It isn't useful at all.

Cirno

うきーっ!

Eeeeeeek!

Aya

実際、貴方は大ガマに敗北した負け犬、いえ負け妖精なのです

You're really just an underdog... or rather, underfairy, that lost to a giant toad.

Cirno

それをわざわざ幻想郷中に広めてどーしよーっていうのよー! だまってれば判らないのに~

What are you trying to do by spreading that all over Gensokyo!? If you stayed quiet about it, nobody would know!

Aya

まぁ、人妖の噂も七十五年といいますし。笑われるのもそんなに長い間じゃないと思いますよ?

Now, now. They say rumors between humans and youkai only last 75 years.[2] I don't think you'll be laughed at for too long.

Cirno

あなたが原因でしょう

You're the one that started it!

Aya

私は日々幻想郷の真実を住人の皆様に伝えているだけです

I just tell everyone the truth of daily happenings in Gensokyo.

Cirno

第一、お仕置きされる妖精なんて掃いて捨てるほどいる筈なのにーっ! なんで私だけーっ!

There should be more than enough fairies being punished in the first place! Why only me!?

Aya

この日は本当に平和で、他になんにも事件が無かったの。くたびれて飛んでいたら貴方が大ガマの口に頭をつっこんでいたのが見えたのです。記事になっただけ運が良かったと思いなさい

That day was really peaceful, so there wasn't anything else happening. As I was worn out from flying everywhere, I saw you sticking your head out of a giant toad's mouth. You should consider yourself lucky that there was an article on you at all.

Cirno

実はラッキー? やったー

I'm actually lucky then? All right!

Aya

そう、ラッキー

Yes, lucky.

Profile[edit]

チルノ Cirno
いたずら好きな、湖上の妖精。冷気を操る程度の能力を持つ。 A mischievous fairy at the lake. Has the ability to manipulate cold.
出演作:『東方紅魔郷』『東方妖々夢』『東方花映塚』 Appearances: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Phantasmagoria of Flower View

Notes[edit]

  1. The Japanese for "hot-blooded people" here can also read "people having much blood". No need to explain why this type of people are welcome at the vampire's mansion.
  2. A Japanese idiom says "rumors among people only last 75 days".


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