WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU PART 3 Full Translation
Just a small note; now that I have a physical copy of the novel, I can see that from the contents page, the book is split into sections and within those sections there are smaller sections. So what we thought was ‘chapter 2’ last time was actually just a continuation of the so called ‘chapter 1’, the first section is reports, that’s why after the prologue it says ‘Report 1’ (and I thought it was weird that the second part on the Bleach app didn’t have ‘report 2’ or something when I was writing down the translations but I just assumed it was ‘chapter 2’ anyway), so THIS is the start of report 2, the last two ‘chapters’ were actually report 1 split in half. I’ll rename the title of those posts to Part 1 and Part 2 respectively and will continue to post future translations in parts like the Bleach app does.
Central Shinou Library.
A long period of Ise Nanao’s break was assigned to reading.
Going to the library that had just been rebuilt, there’s no trace of the original building that she’d normally be accustomed to, it feels a little out of place. Nevertheless, whilst turning over pages engulfed in the smell of paper one after the other, she was not concerned with things other than the contents of the books.
Her hand picked up a new book. It was her favourite book she reread many times over. When she turned over the front cover there was an emblem stamped there indicating that it was a book belonging to the 8th division’s library.
(This book, I stamped it…)
Next to the emblem, the name of the person in charge is filled in [Ise Nanao]. It was her clumsy writing from when she was still very young.
A mid-size library was erected in the residential area of each Gotei 13 division respectively. The damage caused by the Great War varied, since the reconstruction efforts focused on and progressed from the locations that were indispensable to daily life, any libraries with damaged sections were left as it is in a state of closure. When they went to inspect the reconstruction sites, the state of affairs hurt Nanao’s heart, she appealed to captain Commander Shunsui Kyouraku about whether the central library alone could be preferentially restored.
Construction began immediately, the books that survived through war damage were gathered from each library, and stored on brand new bookshelves.
(It was not burnt… Good)
Nanao, who was a member of the 8th division from a very early age, immediately after enlistment was entrusted with organising the book collection of the 8th division’s library.
He remembered one of their lasts discussions, probably the last face-to-face conversation they had. He could almost see Shin, standing in front of him, taking a drag of the cigarette between his fingers before slowly expiring the smoke after it took a trip to his lungs. “Maybe your ghost friends don’t like nicotine. - Or maybe they don’t like your bitchy attitude and that’s why they don’t come and say hi, Taro.”
… Perhaps it was because of his attitude that his boyfriend’s ghost haven’t appeared yet.