Translation from Psycho-pass 下 Kougami and Akane's last scene
CONTAINS UNAIRED SCENES – QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE ANIME!
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Kougami pointed the dominator at the refrigerating van but it didn’t change its shape into decomposer. It was stuck in paralizer mode, it couldn’t be helped. He dodged by a hair the refrigerator van that was running against them, stepping aside from it with all his might.
The van sped up and ran away breaking through the fence dividing the factory from the wheat fields. Rolled to the ground, Kougami jumped up to his feet and --- Akane’s figure, who was supposed to be behind him, was not there.
Kougami ran after the escaping van. Akane was clinging to the vehicle side.
Without realizing, he screamed her name. He started running with a desperate look on his face.
The refrigerator van was running fast on the farm road between the wheat fields. Akane was hanging to the side of it with her left hand. She was about to dislocate her shoulder but, come this far, she couldn’t whine about it. She desperately focused all her strength not to be thrusted out as well as not to let go of the revolver in her right hand.
From that unstable position, Akane aimed at the tire of the refrigerating van with the revolver.
She pulled the trigger.
At the recoil of the magnum bullet, she remembered the tactile sensation of the time she had shot with Toyohisa’s shotgun*.
The tire of the refrigerator van blew out. The van lost control and started weaving. Akane was thrown off and the refrigerator van fell sidelong and plunged into the wheat field.
“… ! …”
Akane, who had hit the ground, lost consciousness.
--- that moment, was it shortly before the murder case of the avatars thief started?
When Akane had entered the large office at the Criminal Investigation Department, Kougami was dozing at his desk.
Maybe he was hot after the training or something and he had taken off the suit jacket.
Without any particular reason, Akane stared at Kougami’s face. He was resting with his chin on his hands swaying his chest slowly like he was rowing a boat. That defenseless sleeping face was really unexpected and Akane felt her heart beat so fast.
--- broad shoulders, a thick chest. Probably the type who looked thinner in his clothes than he really was. She also watched his arms carefully and they were quite thick. A muscular, masculine body. Just looking at him, for some reason she hadn’t enough of it. An incredibly well-shaped nose. The thin mouth was attractive but the lips were a bit chapped…
The sound of a ventilating fan not fitting for a contemporary building. There was no one else apart from the two of them in the large room.
--- I wonder why.
Suddenly Akane got antsy. This man --- Kougami Shinya --- someday, he will surely go somewhere far. She had such a feeling.
Kougami woke up.
“…mm?” he looked around with a confused face. “Inspector…Tsunemori?”
“I…was I sleeping?”
--- Akane awakened too.
At the same time she regained consciousness, she had an attack of severe pain.
--- that’s right, I’ve been thrown off the refrigerator van.
When Akane tried to stand up, she was kicked hard at her side.
Akane screamed, writhing in pain. She let go of the revolver.
Makishima was standing right beside her.
“Now that I think about it…Inspector Tsunemori…I should have killed you in the first place” he stated coldly. “My biggest mistake. As a result of my information gathering, I thought ‘you were the weak point of the Public Safety Bureau CID’s Division 1’. At least, that had been a correct perception until Funahara Yuki was killed…”*
Enduring the pain, Akane crawled on the ground and extended her hand toward the revolver. Makishima raised his foot stepping on the back of her head --- .
Kougami caught up with them with the dominator at a ready.
Makishima laughed scornfully at Akane and ran away towards the field.
“…tsk” clicking his tongue, Kougami rushed over Akane.
Akane was still trying to pick up the revolver desperately.
Instead of her, it was Kougami the one who grasped the revolver. Holding the dominator in his right hand and the revolver in the left one, Kougami was comparing the two guns with a blank expression.
“…don’t…don’t do it…” sensing that Kougami was thinking about something, Akane grimaced in sadness. “Kougami-san! There’s still room for negotiating with the Sibyl System. As long as we catch Makishima alive…”
Kougami threw away the dominator. Gritting her teeth in frustration*, Akane shed regretful tears.
“That…is your choice, Kougami-san”
“Somehow, we are like the destiny that makes a different choice at each fork road. I think we’ve not been a bad pair but… we would gradually part ways, like travelers who carry a wrong map”
“I don’t want it. At this rate, going on with your escape someone will kill you…”
“If someone asked me how precious my own life is or so, I would be unsure but…being killed by the Sibyl System wouldn’t be too pleasant for sure. So, I’ll try to put up resistance until the end. That’s really a goodbye. Tsunemori Akane” Kougami gave her a kind glance. “…this is a matter between me and him only”
With the revolver in his hand, Kougami rushed towards the middle of the wheat field where Makishima had escaped.
Akane’s cry was heartrending but it faded away without reaching no one’s ear.
NOTES TO TRANSLATION:
*Akane: very personal note…I’d like to underline that this is the unique, only moment when Kougami calls Akane by her first name. There won’t be any other moment in all the seasons +movie where he does it. Three syllables, just a single kanji, but it means the whole world for me.
*Toyohisa’s shotgun: here the author is referring to the moment when Akane tried to shoot Makishima with the rifle he had given her (that was Toyohisa Senguchi’s one) the day Yuki died.
*until Funahara Yuki was killed: I know that this sentence may sound strange. I mean…Makishima who simply says Yuki was killed, like he has no other information about it. I translated the passive form literally for a precise reason. Japanese often uses passive form, in particular when the action and the person who undergoes it is more important that the subject doing it. I found particularly disgusting that Makishima said “Funehara Yuki was killed” and not “I killed Funehara Yuki”, especially in front of Akane and I wanted to let all the readers know a bit about the original text.
*gritting her teeth in frustration: the expression in the original text is 奥歯を噛む. It’s used to indicate the internal struggle in making a hard choice or a hard surrender or something you’re forced to do but you don’t want to. In this case, it’s regret and frustration for not convincing Kougami to let go of his objective.