Criminale! 3 – Tempesta
CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki
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11AM. Downtown Rome, Italy.
Excuse me. Have you got a moment?
Yes. I’m talking to you.
There’s something I want to ask you.
I’m not trying to hit on you. Does it seem like I am?
Anyway… Have you got something like this?
The lid of this pocket watch is decorated with a crest, isn’t it?
Have you seen the crest engraved onto this watch before?
It doesn’t necessarily have to be on a watch.
Judging by the look of surprise on your face… You have something, don’t you?
Tell me. It’s important.
A bracelet, hmm?
Sorry. Let me have a look.
It’s alright. I’m not going to steal it.
It certainly does have the same pattern engraved on it.
So I was right after all.
Do you always wear it on your left wrist like this?
I see. You’ve worn it since you were a child.
Someone made sure that it was handed down to you.
Do you know the person who gave you this bracelet?
You got it from your mother?
No… Someone else entrusted this to your mother.
So you really don’t know anything about it.
That is unfortunate.
Someone will see us here.
Let’s go into the alleyway.
Don’t be so suspicious.
I’m not trying to hit on you or steal from you.
I’ve been looking for you.
Don’t be afraid. Listen to me.
My name is Tempesta. I’m a member of an organisation called Amphisbaena. 
Have you heard of Amphisbaena?
It’s an international mafia organisation which is based in Rome.
In other words, I’m a member of the mafia too.
Don’t look so shocked. I haven’t come to kill you.
Someone gave me this pocket watch.
It was the same person who gave you that bracelet.
We call him “Father”. He’s the boss of Amphisbaena.
Objects with this crest on them are proof of Father’s trust.
Only a limited number of people possess them.
You have one of those objects.
Do you understand what that means?
You probably won’t believe this, but we don’t have much time.
I want you to listen.
Our boss is your father. In other words, you’re the daughter of a mafia boss.
You were probably told that your father died when you were young, weren’t you?
However, that wasn’t true. Father cut his ties with you in order to protect you from any conflict.
That bracelet makes everything certain.
You’re Father’s daughter. The person I’ve been looking for.
Yes. I’ve been looking for you.
I don’t know how to tell you this, but your father has been murdered.
It only happened the other day.
As a result of that, there are people fighting over the right to become the next boss.
You’re the Father’s daughter, so there’ll be people trying to kill you.
They’re members of rival mafia organisations.
That’s why I came here.
I came to see you.
You still don’t believe me yet?
Tch. They’ve found us?
I spent too long trying to explain.
I understand. I’m not going to resist.
I’m not reckless enough to put up a fight when guns are being pointed at me.
Do you understand the situation now?
These members of the mafia are chasing you.
Don’t move right now. Otherwise they’re going to fill you with bullets.
What is it?
Why are you handcuffing the two of us together?
Are you going to throw us into the Adriatic Sea? 
Or are you going to kill us right here?
She’ll be killed if I dodge the bullet.
If I die protecting her, she won’t be able to escape while she’s dragging my body around.
I see. So that’s why you put us in handcuffs.
How terrible. You’ll kill anyone, even women and children.
It’s ridiculous. What a joke.
It really is. It’s just like that time!
I had a gun hidden underneath my coat.
Didn’t you notice?
Ah. You didn’t last long.
You can’t move already?
It’s not enough, is it?
This doesn’t mean your actions can be forgiven.
These losers are worthless!
It’s not enough. It’s not enough!
My body aches. It won’t calm down.
Ah. Where do you think you’re going?
You’re going to pull the chain too far.
Did you get surprised because I was shooting?
You can’t go anywhere as long as we’ve got these handcuffs on.
It isn’t so bad when you think of it this way.
I’ll have the target cornered right against the wall.
Wonderful. You’re trembling.
When someone tries to escape, it makes me want to destroy them after I’ve hunted them down and got them cornered.
You should resist a little more. That’s not enough.
They didn’t put up much of a fight.
I want you to put me in a better mood.
Go on. Cry and struggle. Until nothing matters anymore…
The police are here? Damn it.
I’m not going to…
Sorry. I just got a little worked up.
My medicine should start working soon.
I’m fine now. Are you okay?
I’m sorry for attacking you all of a sudden.
Tell me if you’re hurt anywhere.
It’s only natural that you’re scared.
But we’ll get caught if we stay here.
You understand now, don’t you?
That the mafia really is targeting you…
You’ll be killed if you stay here.
I’m sorry, but you’ll have to come with me.
We’re wearing these handcuffs too. We can’t go our separate ways.
You don’t have a choice.
It seems that you understand.
You might be scared, but if you want to hate anyone, then you should hate me.
You can hate me as much as you want to.
But I’ll make you one promise.
I won’t let you die. It’s for the sake of my mission too.
The police are almost here. I’ve got a motorbike nearby. Let’s go.
I’ve found Father’s daughter. Now all I have to do is wait for them to make their move.
I’ll definitely kill that man.
 The amphisbaena is a mythological ant-eating snake, which has heads at both ends of its body.
 The Adriatic Sea is a body of water which separates the Italian peninsula and the Balkan peninsula.
3PM. Downtown Naples. Four hours have passed.
It’s pretty crowded here.
This is around the time the Carnevale is held in Naples.
That’s why it’s so lively.
We came at just the right time. Let’s have a look round.
What’s the matter? Come with me.
You look as if you’re wondering why we’ve stopped here.
Unfortunately, I’m not planning on telling you.
You just have to walk around here with me.
That’s not a problem, is it?
You think this place is too dangerous because there’s someone chasing us?
You’re right. It’s not safe to stay somewhere people will see us.
But that doesn’t matter.
No… It’s nothing.
Just come with me.
Hmm? Why’d you step backwards?
Hey, don’t run away! Watch out!
What are you doing? Did you forget that we’re handcuffed together?
You would’ve fallen over if I hadn’t caught you.
Don’t be scared. I’m not going to do anything to you.
As long as you follow me obediently.
No… Just stay still.
The chains got caught on one of the decorations.
It’s the decoration behind you.
It’s pretty tangled up. Don’t move until it’s loose.
Don’t be so tense. It’s not as if I’m going to bite you all of a sudden.
It’s true that I turned on you after shooting two men.
I know I made the worst first impression possible.
But it was…
Ah… Right… It doesn’t matter if you’re scared of me.
Just listen to what I have to say though.
Seems like it’s not tangled up anymore. Does your arm hurt anywhere?
I see. I’m glad to hear that.
Let’s go somewhere with more people around.
This time you’re going to follow me without resisting.
Alright, let’s go. There are a lot of people around, so be careful.
Sorry for bumping into you, Miss.
Are you okay?
Please don’t cry. I’m not angry.
Does it hurt anywhere?
Thank goodness. Be careful then.
Make sure you look where you’re going now.
My goodness. She’s so clumsy. She might bump into someone else.
Why do you look so surprised?
Ah… I wouldn’t get angry at such a small child.
There’s someone I know who always got excited about the Carnevale.
No… She was enjoying the Carnevale. So of course she got excited.
She can enjoy it as much as she wants to.
Is it unusual for me to say that?
You’re not supposed to agree! It seems that you really don’t like me.
It also makes things difficult for me when you’re so cautious.
Is there anything you want?
Tell me if there’s something that you want to buy or look at.
I’ve decided that things would be difficult if you didn’t trust me at all.
Let’s go around and look at the Carnevale for a while.
You can relax as if you’d come here to have fun.
Well… You probably wouldn’t come here for fun with handcuffs on.
I’m sorry, but I don’t think they’ll come off that easily.
No one will probably take any notice of them in the middle of the Carnevale.
Come on, let’s have a look around.
Be careful when you’re walking.
Unlike the stylish city of Venice where people disguise themselves with masks during the Carnevale, this one is a little more dangerous.
You’ll get eggs thrown at you if you’re standing still.
I wondered what was happening, and it turned out to be a dance in the main square.
That explains why it’s so noisy here.
Never mind the children, it’s the adults who are drinking a bit too much wine.
Everyone’s lining up at the street stalls.
Ah… There’s something I haven’t seen in a while.
That’s right. It’s a type of firework.
When you throw it on the ground, instead of sparks coming out, it releases smoke.
Children play with them.
My parents scolded me when I let one off inside.
But I’d always go and buy them when the Carnevale came around.
What’s the matter?
Ah… Well, of course I’d be curious if you were staring at me.
I see. Just wait a minute.
Excuse me. Could I get one of these?
There you go. I’ve got one.
Hmm? I thought you wanted one.
You were staring at me pretty intently.
You’re surprised that I’m a normal person?
Hey… For your information, I am a normal person.
I’m not a demon or a monster. I’m a member of the mafia though.
It’s not as if I’m going to eat you up or anything.
We’re just travelling together because we have a reason to.
Do you understand now?
I see. That’s fine.
Hmm? The reason I’m travelling with you?
You don’t have to know why.
Come on. Let’s walk a little further.
There’s someone watching us.
Are they here?
Come this way. Don’t look back.
We’re going into the alleyways. Somewhere as empty as possible.
Someone’s following us.
Don’t try and turn around.
We don’t know who it is yet.
Don’t do anything unnecessary.
Can you hear those footsteps coming from behind?
It sounds like there’s only one person.
We’re going to wait after we’ve turned at the next corner.
Keep quiet. They’re coming.
Don’t move. What do you want from us?
I’m sure I told you not to move.
Answer the question. Don’t say anything else.
I’ll shoot you if you try anything.
Why are you following us?
You don’t know what I’m talking about?
I’m not going to miss next time.
Tell me why you were following us.
Ah… You were ordered to do it? By who?
I see… That man is a mafia boss whose territory is around here.
You’re telling the truth?
Then that means those other people are your allies.
Hmm… I see. I understand now.
That makes you my enemy!
Don’t worry! It’s nothing more than a scratch!
The other two guys were too easy to kill.
I’m going to torture you to death.
It should scare them if a few of their men end up dead.
That won’t stop them from chasing us though.
As long as the Father’s daughter is here.
Once I get rid of nobodies like you, then the boss himself should make an appearance.
At that time.. That’s when I’ll get my revenge!
What’s the matter? Your injuries are nothing more than scratches!
The fun is only just beginning!
Hey! What are you doing? Don’t get in my way!
Let go! What are you trying to do?
Huh? Don’t be ridiculous!
What’s wrong with killing him?
He’s another member of the mafia who is targeting you!
He’s a piece of trash who’s better off dead!
I’m not letting you escape!
Come on! Move!
Do you plan on making me drag you there?!
You don’t know what’s going on?
It’s simple. I told you, didn’t I?
Those mafia have made you their target.
They’re desperate to kill you.
They’ll definitely approach us if we stay out in the open.
That’s how I’m going to lure them to us and kill them with my own hands.
Yes, that’s right. You’re going to be the bait that lures them to us.
Why do you look so surprised now?
I wouldn’t have taken you with me if you weren’t useful.
You’re going to make yourself useful to me.
Come on. I’m going to fill that guy with bullets.
Then I’ll kill the man I’ve been searching for.
Don’t struggle. You can’t escape. Just give up.
If you keep on struggling… I’ll put a bullet in you.
I’ll make you suffer, but it won’t be enough to kill you.
That would be exciting too. However…
I won’t be satisfied with that.
Not until I kill that man!
Let’s go. That guy ran right into the Carnevale.
Where did he go?
Tch… We’ll never find him in this crowd.
But he’s injured. The people around him should panic if he’s in a crowd.
He fired his gun in the middle of this crowd!
He’s going to get innocent people involved too?
We’re going to follow the shooter! Come with me!
Wait! I’m not going to let you escape!
You’ve finally realised that you can’t run away?
You’re… I’ve finally found you.
I’ve been waiting for this moment. I’ve been looking for you.
All this time…
I’ve been waiting for the day when I could kill you since I was a child.
I can finally kill you!
Don’t think you can escape! I’m going to shoot you from behind!
Hey, you! Let go of me!
Are you trying to stop me?
The other people are running around trying to escape?
You’re right. The Carnevale is in chaos too.
Just run while you can! Aren’t you lucky you can escape?
Some people can’t escape and have no choice but to be killed.
Run as far as you can!
However, he is the only one who won’t be allowed to escape.
I have to kill that man.
Just let go of me. If you try and stop me again, I’m going to kill you and drag you with me!
You don’t want to die, do you? Come with me!
He ran into the alleyway… There he is!
It’s a dead end. I’ve finally got you cornered.
I’ve been waiting for this moment… The time when I would shoot you to pieces with this gun!
You probably don’t remember me. There are too many people with a grudge against you.
I haven’t forgotten though.
The moment that my father, mother and younger sister were killed!
What… Where did that come from?
All these people were hidden away…
I can’t believe you lured me in and waited for me.
Did you think that would stop me?
Even if I get shot or my body is torn to shreds, I’m not going to stop!
Not until I kill you!
Don’t get carried away just because you managed to hit my shoulder!
You… You’re the only person I won’t forgive!
What is it? Don’t pull on the chains!
You want us to run away? There’s no way I can do that.
I don’t care if I get killed. We’ll all be dead in a hundred years anyway.
It’s only a matter of time.
Hey! What are you doing?
A smoke screen?!
The toy we bought at the street stall…
Don’t pull me! Let go, damn it!
Let go of me!
6PM. A sewer in the city of Naples. Seven hours have passed.
I was so close… I was almost there…
I was just about to kill him…
Shut up! If you hadn’t interrupted me…
The injury on my shoulder doesn’t matter.
I don’t need to treat it!
You’re going to use your scarf as a bandage?
Don’t worry about me!
No… That’s not what I meant…
I’m sorry. I lost my cool.
Will you treat my injury then?
Sorry for the trouble.
I know that you’re right.
I would’ve been killed if I’d kept on fighting.
The damage would have spread throughout the city too.
Losing my cool and not caring who I’m shooting at makes me no different from those other guys.
I’m sorry about your scarf. I’ll get you a new one sometime.
It’s as if you’re looking at a completely different person, isn’t it?
The way I was earlier and the way I am now…
You must have noticed. Sometimes I start acting strangely and I can’t control myself.
That’s why I need this medicine. It’s a sedative.
When I get attacks like that one, I can’t calm down unless I take this medicine.
I can’t stop myself from wanting to break everything.
It happens right away when I see those guys…
Yes, those guys. Unlike us, they’re cruel men who’ve gone far beyond what the normal mafia are.
You saw that big guy, didn’t you? He’s one of the bosses.
He won’t even hesitate to torment and crush someone who can’t fight back.
That’s what kind of people they are.
He killed my family too.
Yes. It happened when I was still a child.
My father, mother and younger sister…
They were killed and I was the only one left alive.
At that time, I promised I would get my revenge.
That I would kill him with my own hands…
Hey. You look really tense.
Did I frighten you?
If you’re feeling sorry for me, then there’s no need to.
You saw what I looked like when I had the gun in my hand, didn’t you?
The man in front of you isn’t someone you should feel sorry for.
I’m the kind of person who hasn’t thought of anything but revenge since becoming an orphan.
I became a member of Amphisbaena for that reason. The best way to fight a member of the mafia is to become one yourself.
I still wasn’t able to find that man though.
He’s careful and he won’t show his face that easily.
He finally made his move when I came here.
The leader of Amphisbaena was assassinated.
It was uncertain who the new leader would be.
They started fighting for the position of the boss.
Do you know the word “Conclave”?
That’s what we call the conflict over the right to become the next boss.
You’re the key to the current Conclave.
According to the rules, you can choose the next boss as you’re a blood relative of the Father.
That’s why people are targeting you.
There are people who want to use you and others who will kill you, then take advantage of the confusion.
We’ll be approached by our enemies as long as you’re here.
There’s no way that you wouldn’t be used.
I came here because their headquarters are in Naples.
That’s right. I was making use of your father’s death and you being the key to the struggle for power.
Aren’t you going to say anything?
It’s alright for you to be angry.
You’re not going to get angry? Why not?
You finally understand the situation. You must be angry.
It doesn’t matter if you criticise me. I deserve it.
I couldn’t even complain if you killed me.
You don’t have to deny it like that. It’s the truth.
It doesn’t matter if someone like me gets killed.
I’m the one person who’s most aware of that.
I know I’m not normal. There’s been something strange about me for a long time.
I can’t let him get away with this though.
I’m not going to miss this opportunity that’s taken me years to find.
I’m going to blow his brains out. I won’t fail to do it.
What is it? Something’s coming this way.
No… It’s not a person…
Yes, they’re rats. Plenty of them too.
Stay behind me if you’re scared.
They’re all going in the same direction.
What’s going on?
Hold your breath! It’s poisonous gas!
Don’t breathe! Get out of here quickly!
No… We won’t be able to hold our breath for that long!
I’ll make sure at least you survive…
I’m sorry. You need to stay unconscious for a little while.
11PM. At a safe-house in Naples. Twelve hours have passed.
Are you awake? How are you feeling?
Can you get up?
Yes. This is a safe-house.
Do you understand what that means?
We’ve got hideouts all over Italy.
Fortunately, we were able to get here without them finding us.
It must actually hurt. I’m sorry.
I didn’t have a choice about knocking you out.
Someone filled the sewer with poisonous gas.
That’s why all the rats were running away.
If you had been breathing, the gas would have entered your body.
You’d breathe in less of the gas if you were unconscious rather than running around in a panic.
You shouldn’t have been affected by the gas.
You’re not going to die.
What about me?
That’s nothing for you to be concerned about.
Just don’t worry about it.
Since I didn’t die immediately, it must be a slow-acting poison.
That’s right. I breathed in a lot of the gas.
You don’t have to be surprised. I knew what I was doing.
They were probably planning to slowly torture me to death.
That’s the kind of thing that man would do.
I still have some time left though.
Time to kill that man…
Don’t worry about it. It was just a little difficult to breathe.
I should go to hospital? There’s no point in doing that.
I wouldn’t be in this mess if you could find the antidote at a hospital.
Killing him is more important than that.
As long as my body lasts long enough to do that, I don’t care what happens next.
Don’t stop me. I’m going to find that man.
Even if it kills me.
That’s right. I won’t forgive that man, even after I’m dead.
I was so close. This time I’m going to turn him the colour of blood, just like he did to my family.
It doesn’t matter if everything is destroyed.
Those men… Myself… And everything else…
What is it? Why are you trying to stop me?
There’s no way that you’d understand my feelings… The despair I felt…
Or should I tell you right now?
You want me to stop? Then you just have to fight back.
Try to escape on your own.
You can’t escape? Then you’ll just have to stay like this.
I didn’t think you’d be the type of person to kick someone.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get that far away as long as we’re handcuffed together.
Come on. What are you going to do?
You don’t mind if I catch you?
Run away. Hurry up.
You understand, don’t you? The handcuffs won’t come off.
Hey. How does it feel being unable to escape?
I like that look on your face. I want you to feel even more despair.
Cry out. Become broken.
I like that painful expression.
Keep on crying. No one’s going to come here anyway.
Cry out for help as much as you want to. Shout out loud.
It’s not enough. It’s not enough to stop my attacks.
I won’t be satisfied unless I destroy everything.
That’s right. I’ve never been able to stop them before.
I’ve been broken for a long time now. I can’t go back to normal.
Everything was broken back then.
My father, mother and younger sister. Everything important to me was broken!
What’s the matter? Why did you stop fighting back?
Keep on struggling!
I can still get it back? What do you mean?
The dead can’t come back to life! The past can’t be changed either!
I’m not broken yet…? I can change things…?
A person who loses control of themselves like an animal can look normal?
Then try and stop those attacks!
Prove that I can go back to being a normal person!
What’s the matter? Try and resist.
This isn’t enough? It seems like you won’t understand unless I make this more painful for you.
It’s so simple. It doesn’t take much to push you down.
Your clothes are in the way. You look terrible.
Just look. Your reflection is in that mirror.
Your skin is exposed. I’m doing whatever I like with you.
How do you feel right now?
Make sure you look. This is what you’re like right now.
You look pathetic. You’re about to become even more pitiful.
I wonder how much of this you can put up with.
Keep looking at the mirror. Fall into despair and go down to hell.
It seems that you can’t bear this.
Ah… Hey… Get up.
I’m going to do something fun while I embrace you from behind like this.
You can see these chains, can’t you?
They connect my left hand and your right hand.
I’m going to move your right hand.
I’ll touch these taut chains against your skin.
All I did was press them against your collar bone.
Were they cold enough to make you tremble?
Come on. Look at the mirror.
I’ll slowly bring the chains down and brush them against your skin.
Going past your chest and down to your stomach.
How does it feel to have the cold metal brush against your skin?
Does feel better than me using my hands?
Why’d you shake your head?
You don’t know the answer?
I’ll do it one more time then.
This time I’ll start from your stomach and go upwards.
What’s the matter? Is this spot good?
Even if you deny it, you can’t take your mind off it, can you?
I’ll brush the chains against your skin over and over.
You wriggle when the chains brush against your skin, don’t you?
Just look. You’ve got a pitiful expression on your face.
Don’t close your eyes. If you’re not going to look properly…
Come on. Look carefully.
That’s right. Keep your eyes open.
This is reality. No one can escape from it, even if they close their eyes.
No matter how many times I wake up and fall asleep, it never disappears.
It’s difficult to breathe when I hold the chains around your neck, isn’t it?
It’s painful enough to make you breathe harder.
You’re exhausted, aren’t you?
Hey… Someone who’s lived a peaceful life like you have probably doesn’t know anything about the realities people don’t want to face.
Now I’m going to tell you about the fear of being unable to escape that reality.
The cruel reality that will never go away.
What is it? How can you say that it doesn’t bother you?
Do you know what I’m going to do now?
Why… Why aren’t you resisting?
You’re frightened of me, aren’t you?
You can still say that, even after I’ve pushed you down?
Why are you accepting it?
I’m going to strangle you now.
No… I’ll break your neck instead.
I’ll rip off your nails one by one and shoot you in the stomach.
I’ll even make your corpse look horrible.
Are you happy with that?
Why are you saying yes? Of course it’s not okay!
Damn it… Don’t look at me like that!
Stop it! I don’t want to go back to being sane!
I want you to hate me! Let me keep being a terrible man!
Break me now…!
Be quiet. It’s just the poison going round my body.
Don’t be concerned about me.
Please… Please don’t accept me.
6AM. At a safe-house in the city of Naples. Nineteen hours have passed.
Where am I?
I see. That’s right.
Yes. I remember.
I fell asleep right after I collapsed.
I had one of those attacks when I was weakened by the gas.
My body couldn’t take it anymore.
I’m sorry. I lost control of myself again.
Sorry… I held your hand without realising it.
Did you keep holding my hand while I was asleep?
I was having a nightmare?
I see. I must have looked so pathetic.
Were you able to get some sleep?
Don’t lie. You’ve got dark circles under your eyes.
You were watching me all night?
Even though carrying me to the bed alone must have been difficult enough…
You could have left me alone. Wouldn’t it have been better for you if I just died?
Don’t you hate me? I’ve only done terrible things to you.
You could have used that gun to kill me while I was sleeping.
Don’t get angry. I know you’re not that kind of person.
I had a bad dream. It was a dream about when my family was murdered.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had that dream.
It always starts with a happy scene.
My father, mother and younger sister are there.
Everyone is smiling happily.
I know what happens after that. But my voice doesn’t reach them.
No matter how much I cry or shout, it doesn’t reach them.
The door gets kicked open and the sound of gunshots echoes throughout the room.
My parents had collapsed to the floor, covered in blood.
At that moment, I had gone to the kitchen to get some milk.
I quickly hid underneath the sink.
I knew I had to help them. But my body wouldn’t move.
I was scared. Several men were in front of my younger sister.
I could hear what they were saying.
She’s still a child. She doesn’t have anything to do with this.
She saw our faces.
We’ll all be dead in a hundred years anyway. It’s only a matter of time.
The gunshots sounded strangely distant.
That was the first time I’d seen someone die.
I had no choice but to look at that scene until someone rescued me.
I couldn’t leave. I was alone, staring at the pool of blood.
That scene… My parents’ bodies… My sister’s face… Her last words…
I can’t stop myself from seeing and hearing them.
Even though it’s been so many years… They’re still as clear as ever.
I’ll never forgive that man. I won’t stop until I kill him with my own hands.
There’s no need to worry. I’m just feeling a little unwell.
It’s more important that I kill him.
It gets worse as time passes by.
At this rate, it won’t be long…
Damn it… I’m so close…
When I’ve finally come this far…
Why are you holding onto me?
There’s no need for you to worry.
Just get away from me. It’s difficult to breathe because of the poison.
I might have another attack.
I could actually destroy you this time. Do you understand?
Why won’t you let go of me?
Please don’t be kind to me.
I’ll end up wanting to depend on you.
Whenever I had an attack and lost control of myself, I felt as if I wanted to go insane.
But I couldn’t even do that. I had no choice but to keep on suffering in a reality where I couldn’t go insane.
I’m afraid that everything would fall apart if I were to depend on you, even if it was only for a moment. So please let go of me.
I’m sorry. There’s no need for you to feel sorry for me with that expression on your face.
I’m nothing more than a murderer after all. I’m not someone you should be concerned about.
You think I’m kind? That’s ridiculous.
Why would you even say that?
The reason I took you away from the sewer… That was…
You’re right. If I was only thinking about revenge, then I wouldn’t have worried about you.
You didn’t breathe in too much of the poison, did you?
Although I said I was only living for the sake of revenge, it seems that I’m not a cruel person.
You don’t have to thank me. It’s not necessary for you to apologise either.
Please don’t say anything kind to me. It’ll just confuse me if you do.
Don’t be like that!
You’re the one who’s kind.
I feel strangely relaxed when I’m talking to you.
I might just be saying this to make myself feel better, but someone worrying about me is enough to make me think that I can be saved.
I’m breathing more normally too. I think I’ll be able to move a little now.
But I don’t think I’ve got much more time left before the poison takes effect completely.
Hey. Can you do one thing for me?
I want to kill him, no matter what it takes.
It seems that I won’t last much longer though.
I won’t get another chance if I let this one slip away.
No matter how dangerous it is, I want to take this last chance.
But that means I’ll have to take you with me.
As long as we can’t take these off, you won’t be free.
I could become unable to move because of what’s happening to my body.
I’m more likely to have an attack because I’m finding it difficult to breathe.
Will you still come with me?
I could force you to come along with me like I did before.
But I want to respect your feelings from now on.
Will you come with me?
You’ll do it? You can say no if you don’t want to come.
You must be scared.
I’m sorry. Thank you.
I’m going to tell you what we’ll do next then.
Yes. I’ve got a plan.
I’m not going to use you as bait again.
Since our bodies weren’t in the sewer, they must be desperately looking for us.
We caused that disturbance at the Carnevale. The police must be on the lookout.
If things go wrong, Amphisbaena wouldn’t be able to ignore it either.
We can’t draw too much attention to ourselves.
What do you think they’d do to stop us in that situation?
This is it. A train ticket.
It leaves for Rome at 8:20 this evening. I bought it before we met, just in case.
No, it’s not for us to escape. It’s going to lure them to us.
One of their main jobs is transporting contraband items.
This train is personally owned by them.
I know that much. How long do you think I’ve been following his movements?
He has never made an appearance before, but it’s different this time.
People who buy tickets for this train are marked just in case.
Normal passengers will usually be ignored though.
I’m sure they know that I’ve booked these tickets.
It’s convenient for them. They can just kill us in a train we can’t escape from.
I’m sure that plenty of his subordinates will be on that train.
He will definitely be watching from somewhere.
He’s a cautious person. He wouldn’t even believe a report from his subordinates unless he saw our bodies.
I’m going to destroy him when he least expects it.
Will you follow the plan?
But the train won’t be leaving for a while.
Can I ask for one more thing?
There’s one last place I’d like to go.
It’s around 30 kilometres away from Naples.
We can get there quickly if we take a motorcycle.
I want to visit my family’s graves.
I’m going to say goodbye to them.
9AM. A countryside town in the province of Caserta.  Twenty two hours have passed.
This town hasn’t changed at all. It’s so quiet.
Yes. I suppose you could call this my hometown.
I left this town when I was still a child, so I don’t really remember it.
But these cobblestones feel somewhat nostalgic.
There’s a cemetery at the top of this hill.
I want you to go there with me.
Ah… I’m sorry.
Do I look that pale?
To tell the truth, this is the first time I’ve been to their graves.
Are you surprised?
I suppose you would be.
I thought about going many times. I just couldn’t bring myself to come here though.
I walked up this hill once before, but I didn’t make it to the cemetery.
I struggled to accept the reality that my family was dead. That was when I had an attack.
I stopped visiting this town after that.
The attacks that make me turn violent are a defence mechanism which helps me escape from the reality I can’t accept.
Even now, I’m scared about whether I can face this.
Hmm? Why’d you hold my hand all of a sudden?
You’ll take me there?
I might end up turning on you if I have an attack.
You don’t mind that?
Of course it’s not okay!
This is unbelievable…
The poison is spreading throughout my body, but it somehow feels lighter.
I feel as if I’ll be able to walk to the top of the hill.
Got it. Will you hold onto me so that I don’t run away?
You’re right. As long as we have the handcuffs on, I can’t escape from you.
That makes me feel strangely relieved right now.
Yes, I’m fine. Let’s go.
Hmm? There’s a florist over there.
Can we go in?
Yes. I haven’t seen them for a long time.
I want to bring them some flowers.
This shop is bigger than I thought it’d be.
It’s difficult to choose when there are this many flowers.
Excuse me. I’d like a bouquet of flowers.
I’m not really sure what kind of bouquet I want…
Hey… What kind of flowers do you like?
This one? Alright then.
Please use this as the main flower in the bouquet. I’ll leave the rest of the bouquet up to you. It doesn’t have to be a big one.
That’s good enough.
Could you also wrap one of these up?
Thank you. I’m just not used to shops like this one, so I don’t know what to do.
Is it really that strange for me to be at a florist?
You don’t have to be so honest. I’m well aware that I look out of place in a lovely shop like this one.
You fit right in here though.
Yes. You look just like a flower.
You’re cute and smell sweet.
I think you’d make a beautiful bouquet if you were wrapped up.
What’s the matter? Why are you blushing?
I meant it as a compliment. Did it bother you?
I’m glad it didn’t…
Ah. Is it done?
It’s a beautiful bouquet. How much will it be?
Alright. There you go.
Please keep the change.
We’re ready now. All we have to do is go to the cemetery.
Before we go… I want you to have this.
No. I don’t just want you to hold it for me. It’s for you to keep.
I won’t be satisfied unless I give you something.
It doesn’t make up for what you’ve been through, but I want you to forgive me.
I only bought one so it wouldn’t be too much to carry.
It shouldn’t get in your way, seeing as it’s a small flower.
You can throw it away when I’m not looking if you don’t want it.
I see. That’s fine if you want to keep it.
Shall we go? My family is waiting.
 Caserta is a province in Southern Italy. Its capital is also called Caserta and is famous for the Royal Palace of Caserta.
11AM. A cemetery at the top of a small hill. Twenty four hours have passed.
Father… Everyone… I’m sorry I took so long to come here.
I’m sorry I couldn’t save you back then.
I’ve said what I want to say.
Now I’ve done everything I need.
I’m thankful to you too.
Thank you for praying for my family.
I’m sure that they’re all happy.
Yes. There’s no need to worry. It doesn’t seem like I’m going to have an attack.
It’s been a long time since I last felt like this.
I’ve never felt this way in the years that I’ve been alone.
I feel as if I’ve finally been able to face things.
Don’t worry. It just hurts a little.
Come on. Let’s go back to Naples.
I’m sorry you had to come with me.
But the sun was shining just a few moments ago…
It looks as if it’s going to start pouring down. Let’s find somewhere to shelter from the rain.
It’s a good thing this shed was close by. I hope the rain stops soon.
We got pretty wet out there.
Are you alright?
It doesn’t seem like it…
Come this way. You’ll get cold if you stay near the door.
Your body feels cold.
The both of us will catch a cold if we stay like this.
The poison might also spread faster if I’m weakened.
I don’t know how much longer I’m going to survive.
That’s an unlucky thing to say?
Don’t worry. I’ll force myself to keep going until I get my revenge.
What about after that?
I haven’t really thought about it.
If I survive… Hmm…
Well… The old me probably had no reason to live.
Or maybe I had been driven mad from the pressure of the reality I had been left with.
But if I’m allowed to make a wish for the future…
I want to stay by your side.
I thought that depending on someone else would make me unable to confront things, so I never let my guard down.
Things are different now. I feel as if I’m truly satisfied when we touch.
My heart feels as if it’s being cleansed when I sense your warmth.
I think about how wonderful it would be if I could spend more time with you.
Hmm? Are you cold?
You can hold onto me more tightly.
That should warm you up, even if it’s only a little.
Are you still cold? If only we had something to dry ourselves with.
Your hair is wet and your cheeks feel cold.
Your eyes and lips are wet too.
I’m sorry… But may I kiss you?
I feel really calm. It’s strange for me to feel this way.
Tell me if you don’t like this.
I’ve done a lot of terrible things to you.
I don’t want to do anything else that makes you unhappy.
But I want to touch you.
I want to feel you close by.
Will you let me do that?
Don’t be so nervous.
You’ll make me nervous too.
I won’t do anything that frightens you again.
There’s no way I could do that.
I promise that I’ll take good care of you.
No… I can’t stop my feelings from coming out.
Your skin looks beautiful.
I might leave lots of marks on your skin, but I want you to forgive me.
Even though those marks will eventually disappear, just for now…
You don’t mind?
If you say things like that, then I really won’t hold back.
You dummy. You should be a little more cautious around me.
Do your ears tickle?
Hey… If you move around that much…
I told you so. Your hair got caught on the chains.
Stay still. If you pull it the wrong way, your hair will get pulled out.
I’ll take it off for you.
Is this it?
Come to think of it, the chains got caught on one of the festival decorations before.
Do you remember when I untangled them?
You were pretty nervous back then.
Did you think I was going to bite you?
Just like this…
Your reactions are completely different from before.
Alright. Got it.
Your hair is fine too.
You look really beautiful.
You don’t mind, do you?
I want to kiss your hair and ears over and over again.
The blush on your neck looks beautiful too. I can feel your warmth when I touch you.
Does it tickle?
Then how about this?
There’s a clear mark there.
Look, right here. You can see it too, can’t you?
Don’t look away.
It’s proof of my feelings for you.
I’m going to disappear soon.
I don’t want to have any regrets though.
I want to remember everything about you and this day.
I’d like you to remember it too.
That’s why I want you to feel me even more.
With your whole body…
I shouldn’t touch you here?
I can’t stop when you say it in that kind of voice.
If you really don’t like it, then say it properly.
What was that? I couldn’t hear you.
You don’t mind, do you?
I see. I wasn’t trying to tease you when I asked that question.
I really want to take good care of you.
And teasing someone is more like this…
You won’t be able to look away if I do this.
I’m not going to let you escape.
You can’t take it any longer?
You’re being stubborn as usual.
I’m surprised you can keep a straight face when you’re reacting this easily.
Your neck too…
It’s alright. I’ll make sure it doesn’t hurt.
Don’t hold back. Let me hear your voice.
This will probably be the last time.
Don’t look at me like that. I didn’t mean to make you feel sad.
The poison is slowly eating away at me. Nothing can change the truth of that.
But I feel calm because you’re with me.
Even though I’m about to kill someone I hate…
You’re right. I feel a slight sense of regret now.
I might have had a calmer life if I had spent it with you.
But that’s nothing more than a dream.
It’s nothing like reality. It’s just my imagination.
My true self won’t have anything left once I get my revenge.
Not even my life…
What? You want to live with me…
You’re the only one who’s ever said that.
It makes me happier than anything that’s ever been said to me.
I’m glad I met you.
8PM. In front of Naples Central Station. Thirty three hours have passed.
They’re here. That’s the car.
Just stay behind me. I’ll be done soon.
I’m fine. You don’t need to worry.
I just need enough strength to shoot him.
Once I do that, everything will be over.
He’s coming. Stay back!
He’s here, just as I expected.
It’s fine! I’m not going to lose control of myself.
I won’t go mad when you’re with me.
Did I get him?
He’s still alive…
He used his men as a shield…
He should be dead, but he got away with nothing more than a few scratches.
It’s meaningless if he doesn’t die. I’m not going to let him escape.
I’m okay. Hurry up! We have to follow him!
What’s the matter? You dropped something?
This is…the flower I gave you…
You had it with you?
What are you doing?
Now’s not the time to worry about that. Let’s go!
There he is! Over there!
I missed the target… I only managed to hit his legs.
But at least he won’t be able to move now.
You’re trying to escape by crawling on the ground like that?
I’m so close though…
Don’t worry. I can still stand.
I don’t have any strength left in my hands… Damn it…
Move! Just long enough for me to aim and pull the trigger…
You don’t need to support me!
I’m going to kill someone.
This is my revenge. There’s no need for you to get your hands dirty.
You’re trying to help me again, like you always do.
I’m sorry. Please support my arm like that.
I won’t miss. We’re going to pull the trigger together.
This is the end. Is there anything you want to say?
You’re begging for your life after all that’s happened?
You think I’d forgive you after you killed people who begged you for help?
That’s right. I’m going to die soon. The poison is eating away at my body.
As long as I can drag you down to hell, then that doesn’t matter at all.
Don’t move! What are you trying to find?
There’s an antidote… What are you talking about?
That bottle… Is it really the antidote?
Are you asking me to let you go in exchange for that?
How ridiculous. No matter what happens to me, my will won’t change.
Don’t change your mind. There’s no need to worry about me.
Keep holding onto my arm. No matter what happens to me…
Alright… Thank you.
Is he dead?
It’s really over now…
I did it…
I’m sorry. I don’t have the strength left to hold onto you.
But there’s one more thing I need to do.
I’m looking for something. He should have it with him.
Got it. Thank goodness.
He’s a worthless man who doesn’t even trust his subordinates.
I thought he would have it.
I’m sure this is the key to the handcuffs.
Now you’ll be free. Hurry up and show me your hand.
I can use this key to let you go.
What are you doing? Show me your hand.
Don’t worry about me.
There’s nothing left for me anyway.
You’re different though. So you should…
Thank goodness. It really was the key.
Hurry up and run away. It’ll be dangerous for you to stay here.
If you go back to Rome, my allies will find somewhere you can hide.
I’m sorry I can’t take you there.
Don’t look at me like that… There’s no need for you to feel sad.
I knew this would happen.
How strange… I feel a little lonely without the handcuffs.
The hours I spent connected to you must have made me happy.
Revenge was the only thing that kept me going, but you helped me remember happier times.
I really am grateful.
So I want you to escape…
Where am I?
Why is she crying?
Ah… I see… I ran out of strength and collapsed…
But I can still see her clearly…
It’s just like the dreams I always have.
This isn’t a nightmare though.
I was able to get my revenge.
She’s safe too.
Now I can finally take my time resting.
What’s the matter?
That bottle is…
What are you drinking?
Why are you coming over here?
What did you make me drink just now?
That bottle is the antidote…
8PM. In front of Naples Central Station. Going back to when thirty three hours had passed.
What’s the matter? You dropped something?
This is…the flower I gave you…
You had it with you?
What are you doing?
Come on! Make sure you don’t drop it this time.
Why do you look so surprised? There’s no way I’d be angry.
It’s fine. That man got shot in the leg. He can’t have gone that far.
I know these words won’t suit a bloody place like this one, but I didn’t want you to lose that flower either.
Come on, let’s follow him!
What’s that bag? Does it belong to him?
I suppose it got left behind because he was in a hurry.
No… Now’s not the time to worry about that!
You could have left me behind and run away.
You searched that bag for the antidote?
You might not have seen that bag if you hadn’t gone back for the flower.
It’s a little easier to breathe now.
It looks like that really was the antidote.
What were you going to do if it was actually poison?
You might have died because you made me swallow it from your mouth.
We’ll all be dead in a hundred years. So you decided to place your bets on the present.
You really are the most amazing woman in this world.
11AM. Naples Port Terminal. Forty-eight hours have passed.
There you are.
Yes, I’m feeling much better. It looks like the antidote worked.
It’ll take some time before I’ve completely recovered though.
That man was carrying several bottles of the antidote in case he breathed in the poisonous gas by mistake. He didn’t even trust his own subordinates. He was probably cautious about things like that.
To tell the truth, there’s something I’ve been thinking about.
I thought it wouldn’t have been so bad if my life came to an end after I killed him.
That was because I didn’t know what else to live for.
But when I saw you crying after giving me the antidote, I felt a sense of regret.
It might have been you who gave me strength at the very end.
Right now, it’s as if I’m living for you.
Hey. Do you have any regrets?
You could have gone back to your normal life if you had left me to die and thrown away the bracelet.
You would be a wonderful woman, instead of being known as Father’s secret child.
Abandoning me was never an option to begin with?
You didn’t hesitate to make that clear.
I’m really happy.
I’m sorry. There are a lot of things I’d like to tell you, but we’re going to talk business now.
My allies have contacted me. You’ll be going abroad for a while.
I killed that man, so things are a bit complicated at Amphisbaena right now.
It’s nothing to worry about. We found out that those men assassinated Father.
So everything I did was in accordance with our rules. I won’t be punished for it.
On the other hand, the family that man belonged to are the ones being criticised.
Because of that confusion, we need some more time before we can choose the new Father.
There’ll be a change to the date of the Conclave too.
It’d be no good if something happened to you during that time.
That’s why you’ll be hiding out in a different country for a while.
Don’t worry. Amphisbaena is a bigger organisation than you think.
We won’t have any trouble protecting you outside of Italy.
But it’ll be inconvenient for you.
Me? I’ll be leaving Italy too.
I think I’ll be hiding out somewhere for a while.
I killed the boss of a family, you see.
I’ve been told to go to the countryside for my own safety.
Revenge was the only thing I had. Now that I’ve achieved my revenge, there’s nothing more for me to do. I don’t have a reason to be a member of the mafia.
Hey… If I were to…
Ah. It looks like the ship is here.
That’s the ship you’ll be travelling on.
Yes. You’re going to leave right away.
It’s better to leave the country sooner rather than later.
You won’t be able to take much with you, but I hope you’ll understand.
Please be careful.
What’s the matter?
Is there something bothering you?
What could it be?
Hey… Those are…the handcuffs from before!
How come you have those? And why are you handcuffed to me?
We don’t have time for this nonsense! Give me that key!
What… Why on earth would you throw it into the sea?!
What have you done?!
Now we won’t have to be apart…?
You want me to come with you?
My goodness. That’s what kind of person you are though.
You’re right. We don’t have a choice if we’re handcuffed together.
I’ll follow you wherever you go.
Both of us are fugitives escaping to another country.
We should try to get along well with each other.
I need you too. This time I’ll be the one following you.
I’ll support you no matter where you go.
There was something I couldn’t tell you because I didn’t plan on living, but I want you to let me tell you now.
I love you.
Let’s survive together from now on.
O-hisashiburi desu! Thanks as always for sharing these translations!! I hope you have been well! Finally, but most importantly, I would like to wish you “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays!”
Thank you for your kind message! Sorry for my late reply, but I hope that you are well too ^^
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Thank you so much for translating Tempesta’s CD! I hope you will round off the first series of Criminale! with Chiave’s CD next. Your translations made me fall in love with Criminale! and I hope you will continue translating the rest of the series