Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Episode Zero: Part III Chapter Seven

I actually had no problems getting away from my watchdogs. I had always gone to that store to buy presents for Dajh. I knew every corner. That’ll teach them to underestimate a civilian. Once I left Palumpolum, I jumped from trains to rental airbikes, never stopping. I couldn’t stop.
The most difficult part should have been trying to get into Bowdam, but it was far easier than I would have thought. PSICOM had orders to let nothing out, not even a rat. But they wouldn’t suspect anyone trying to get in.
I told them my wife and child were in the city, so I wanted to be with them. If they were going to be sent to Pulse, then they could at least be sent as a family. It was so easy, they didn’t even bother checking me. I did pretty well, don’t you think?
Well now it’s time we part ways, me and you. After all, Pulse is said to be hell. Before I get there though, I’ll have to defeat that fal’Cie. That won’t be easy. So, I’m sorry to say, I just can’t take you with me. I don’t think any soldiers will stop me from letting you out of the city. Once you’re outside of Bowdam, you can go wherever you want. We were only together a short while, but you’ve helped me out a lot. You helped out Dajh too, I think. Gave him something to be cheerful about. So, thanks.
Gwaaaah, what the hell!? What are you doing? Owowowow. Quite attacking me with your beak! What’s wrong with you!
Do you... want to come with me? So you don’t think I can handle it on my own? Alright, alright. Fine. Will complete his Focus for him, and we’ll return to him together. Okay?
Oh yeah, we never did find a name for you. Dajh was so into playing with you, he couldn’t even remember to do that. When we get back it will be the first thing we do. What was it, a cool, cute name? Yeah, we’ll give you one of those. A promise, just between us guys. Well... no one can tell what sex chocobos are, but whatever..

All the trains at Bowdam Station were blocked off, except one. The one that was left goes to Hanged Edge, at the farthest end of Cocoon. It was the train that went to Pulse, the only train that went there. The rail was old and rusted.
Everything had changed from what it was like on the news yesterday. No one was going against the soldiers. They had all given up, were in despair. Now they were all heading towards their last train ride.
He couldn’t let them know that he was there for a different reason. That he wasn’t heading towards Pulse, he was heading towards the Pulse fal’Cie. Sazh walked like the rest of them, looking down at his feet. Even so, he felt he had more hope than these others. He had a plan, he was going towards something. Even if he never saw his beloved son again...
“When we get on there, we’ll never get to come back again. You still okay with that?” He said in a quiet voice to the baby chocobo riding on his head. He felt a peck through his hair.
“Ow. Okay, I get you. We're in this together.”
Let’s go then, he whispered, heading towards the entrance of the station. To the start of a new journey, one with no return ticket.

13 comments:

sakurazaki90 said...

Thanks for the translation, Lissar :D

So that's why Sazh & Lightning go to Hanged Edge... They want to defeat the fal'Cie >.< I wonder how Sazh & Lightning met each other.

By the way, is the webnovel ends at Part III?

Daniel said...

Yup. Sazh wants to complete his son's focus. Lightning probably wants to take Serah back from the ruins.

If this is the end, we're not gonna have chapters dedicated to Fang and Vanille? Awwwwwwww....

Thanks a lot, Lissar. You're awesome!

Eduardo said...

Thanks for all the work done! You're amazing at translating!!

Ty! =)

Meryl said...

You're awesome, thanks for all your wonderful translations!

It says episode zero so I wonder...

:P

zunnoab said...

Thanks a ton for translating all of this!

It's neat to see how all of this ties in with the trailers and story information given for the game already.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the translation!!!

Kokayi said...

Thanks for doing this.
I know good deeds on the net good unnoticed but I just wanted to say thanks personally.
I don't read novels much, but I will read this one.

Anonymous said...

What you did was great translating all this i bet it was a lot of work.
But well i'm sure you notice it's not finished if you fing the japanese text of the book will you translate it. sorry for my english

Daniele said...

@Meryl: I don't think there are gonna be more episodes, since the game itself will be out in less than 2 weeks in Japan :P

Lissar said...

Thank you for catching the typo! I really appreciate it!

ryotzalcoatl said...

Thanks for your awesome work!
Now, to wait until I get the game...

Gameskyjumper said...

In conclusion,
Serah became l'cie. She is going to complete her focus.
Snow and his group(Nora)try to stop the train of sending people to Pulse(Vanille, Hope, and his mother).
Lightning is going to Pulse to save Serah.
Hope and his mother being moved to Pulse due to the appearance in the scene of the accident.
Dajh became l'cie and capture by PSICOM.
Sazh board the train to complete Dajh's focus(with mini Chocobo).
Feng and Vanille appear in the town but no more details.
Chocobo want to go with Sazh.
Oh! I stiil want that little bird!

Sorrows Neptune said...

@Meryl: I'm positive they won't be making anymore novellas related to Final Fantasy XIII. The reason it's called "Episode Zero" is because it's a prequel to the game.

 
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