Given — end of chapter 19
This is the translation of the end of chapter 19. (I’m sorry it took me so long, @things-all-love.) I had troubles with a sentence, so I asked my friend A. to help. I have looked only briefly at the previous chapters, so I hope there isn’t any errors. I might come back to this post after I read the other chapters in detail. Please let me know if you spot a mistake!
The translation starts at the end of Chapter 19 of Given, the scene between Haruki and Akihiko, starting from the last panel of page 16 of the scans, where Haruki is lying in bed and receives a text message.
Message from Akihiko: “Are you still up?”
Haruki: *What’s this rare conversation starter* “I’m up…”
Message from A: “It’s just that I’m in front of your house”
Messages from A: “You let me stay?”
H: WHAT’S THAT FACE!?
A: That, well, I got in a little argument with my roommate…
H: An argument!? But you fought!?
A: Well, that’s why, for now, I’ll keep out and stay somewhere else.
H: What!? So you’re not going back home at all!?
A: … It’s not forever…
H: *Somehow… he looks a bit like the Akihiko from before*
A: … How was studio practice today?
H: Ah, we listened to new songs. For now, we’d like to determine the live and concentrate on composing.
A: If we are a lot at the studio, apart from my part-time job, I can make it a priority and find time but
you do also have time this summer?
A: What, is there something?
H: No… nothing, there’s nothing.
A: …… You
Is there something you’re hiding?
H: —— Ah…
A: What are you hiding?
H: No, there’s something that’s puting me in a bad mood.
A: So there is something.
H: There… is, but…
*remembers earlier (see chapter 18) when Akihiko picked up the phone while he was with a girl*
H: I don’t want to be said that by you!
H: !? hey! it hurts
A: It’s ok, tell me.
H: It was my ex girlfriend who invited me to join the band as a support role!
H: Anyways, it’s got nothing to do with you!?
A: So, are you going there? to your ex’s?
A: Because it’s gotten painful, you’re leaving it? our current band?
H: That’s not… I’m not talking about that.
A: You too!!
A: You, even though you like me, you’re running away.
H: Wha… what are you saying, wait!