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KH2 manga: Chapter 2, "The Trespasser"

Disclaimer: The Kingdom Hearts 2 manga belongs to Square-Enix, Gangan Comics, Nomura Tetsuya, Amano Shiro, Tokyopop or whoever, and other assorted persons of great renown. This translation authored by unedited with massive amounts of assistance and proofreading from libekory, for which she is owed great love. Please do not reproduce without permission of the translators.

This translation is meant to be read alongside the manga. You'll probably be confused if you don't have it. Please support the franchise, they're desperately going broke and need the money. Buy the official releases when they come out.

( ) = thoughts
[ ] = narration, sounds



PAGE 1

[Chapter 2: The Trespasser]



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ROXAS
(Could these guys be ghosts?!)


PAGE 2

ROXAS
!!
There's too many of them.


PAGE 3

ROXAS
(Just as I thought, there's no resistance...!!)
Guh-- What are Hayner and the others doing!
... (I should run.)


PAGE 5

ROXAS
Let g... AH.


PAGE 6

ROXAS
H-- HEY!!!
Let me out, you...


PAGE 7

ROXAS
What is that...?!
(We're turning around?!)
HEY WAIT A MINUTE!
Damnit...


PAGE 8

ROXAS
!?


PAGE 9

ROXAS
Wh... What is...~?!


PAGE 10

ROXAS
!! Wah--
(It connected!!)
......


PAGE 13

ROXAS
Haa... Haa... Haa... Haa... (panting)


PAGE 14

OLETTE
Tadaa~ It's been restored!

HAYNER
Oh~

OLETTE
It's good that we were able to return it just the way it was.
After all, it's a 'photo' of our precious memory.


PAGE 15

OLETTE
Ah... I can say it.

PENCE
The word is back too!

HAYNER
But it sure was a strange incident, huh.

OLETTE
The only things stolen from anyone in town were photographs.

HAYNER
What a weird thief.

PENCE
I've got it!
The culprit was a stalker after Roxas!!

ROXAS
Eh...~


PAGE 16

PENCE
Well, look.
All the photos are of Roxas.

ROXAS
...

HAYNER
It's true.
No one's been going through your trash or anything, right?

OLETTE
You should be sure to close your curtains all the way.

PENCE
There could be a wiretap under your TV or something.

ROXAS
You guys are HORRIBLE!!!


PAGE 17

HAYNER
Even if this was a joke or something, what kind of guy was the culprit?

ROXAS
Eh? You all saw, didn't you?
It took the camera and ran off!
It wasn't human, right?!
And none of you came, and I...
It seemed like they were trying to take me off to some weird place, and...

HAYNER
Roxas.


PAGE 18

HAYNER
You're not scaring me.

ROXAS
No, I'm not trying to scare you, but...

PENCE
Hey, guys.
If we're going to talk about scary stories, then--

ROXAS
(Already they couldn't care less about the culprit...)

OLETTE
Ah.


PAGE 19

OLETTE?
It's that time already, huh...

PENCE?
The last two days have been really surprising, haven't they.


PAGE 20

HAYNER
So there's only one week left until summer vacation's over.

OLETTE
That means tomorrow we're totally going to do it!
Our homework.

HAYNER
Haahaa.

OLETTE
What's with that?!
Don't be so laid-back!
You're not blameless, Hayner!!

HAYNER
Shut up.

PENCE
That's the "beauty of the blank page!"

ROXAS
Ahaha, what's that supposed to mean?


PAGE 21

HAYNER
Okay, we'll all meet again tomorrow!

PENCE
You got it!

OLETTE
See~ you~

ROXAS
So bright...
Hu...h?!


PAGE 22

[It won't be long now...]

ROXAS
(Won't... be long...? What won't...?)

DiZ
It seems that they are also becoming desperate.


PAGE 23

DiZ
But I will not allow them to snatch it away from us so easily.
That's the reason why we scattered pictures of Roxas throughout the town.

???
It's like they can't make the distinction between that and the real thing...

DiZ
Because to the underlings, both appear to be the same "Roxas."


PAGE 24

???
Damn Organization XIII.

DiZ
He thinks that he can behave however he likes in this realm.
This redheaded man.
Don't take your eyes off Roxas for a moment.

???
...all right.


PAGE 25

DiZ
Those clothes suit you.

???
Stop it.
I'm not wearing this because I want to.

DiZ
Huhuhu... That's true...
At any rate.
The awakening won't be long now... it seems.


PAGE 27

AXEL
Really, you guys...
What am I supposed to do with these pictures you brought me?


PAGE 28

AXEL
Well then.
Where could he be? The real thing.

[Organization XIII Number 8: Axel]

???
Sora...


PAGE 29

ROXAS
...Sora? Yeah...

Flashbacks
Who's there?
This world has been connected.
Tied to the darkness...
The door has opened.
Riku!

ROXAS
Another dream of that guy...


PAGE 30

Flashbacks
You understand nothing.
[We have come to bring you back, our master.]
They'll come at you out of nowhere.
As long as you continue to use the keyblade.


PAGE 31

Flashbacks
Keyblade...?


PAGE 32

ROXAS
Huh?
When did I get back...?
Key...blade...




Note that DiZ's line, "But I will not allow them to snatch it away from us so easily," refers to Roxas. We debated for a while about whether DiZ should call him "he" or "it" and decided on "it," due to some things he says later on that reeeeally make it sound like he thinks of Roxas as a thing more than a person.
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