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Knight 88 English translation  

This is NOT a direct Japanese-English translation!

Night 88 The resolution of a 17-year-old

Page 1 The tip of the sword is more eloquent than lips

Page 3 (please note that I didn't include the color page)

Yuuki: Kaname…

Page 4

Yuuki: Wait…he’s gone…

Page 5

Yuuki: He must have gone to Isaya-san!

Page 6

Isaya: About that child who's left behind by my friends…

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(cont’d) and about you…I don’t think I can stand by and watch any longer, especially if I’m going to become a target one day. That’s why I hosted this masquerade, so that I can talk to you alone.

Page 8

Isaya: Welcome, Kaname-kun. I’m glad to meet you like this. Have you come here to take my life…or is there something that you need my help with? Or are you just here to make sure she’s alright, here for the girl who inherited your thickest blood?

Page 9

Isaya: You, the ancestor who has been left alone in the world...most of the weapons that can kill purebloods have disappeared. If you want to eliminate all the purebloods all by yourself, their number is going to pose a problem for you.

Page 10

(cont’d) Under such a circumstance, and knowing that this was a trap, you came to me anyway. So is there something…that only I can do?

Kaname: I once considered turning Yuuki human with my life.

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(cont’d) But I can’t do that anymore, because I’m going to be the new “original metal”.

Page 12

Vampire A: Don’t you think that something is wrong?

Vampire B: Yeah…

Vampire C: Not only did Isaya-sama leave the ball, but the Kuran princess and her company both disappeared as awell…

Vampire D: That’s probably because the Kuran family patriarch showed up.

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(cont’d) He’s the one who killed the younger brother of this one over here and my husband. Don’t let him get away.

Rima: Excuse me, please wait.

Yuuki: Er…

Page 14

Shiki: They are busy in there, so we can’t let you through.

Isaya: If I can bid farewell to this cursed and indestructible body, I will do it in your stead when the time comes.

Page 17

Takuma (at least I hope that’s him): That’s enough, come, Shiki, Rima.

Page 18

Zero: Looks like it’s extremely difficult to stop him if he truly intends to get away.

Yuuki: Hmmm…right, just as you said, right…

Page 19

Yuuki: Are you ready?

Zero: Almost.

Yuuki: That’s quick. It’s great that Isaya-san and everyone else are alright…

Zero: Are you not concerned about what Shoutou Isaya and Kuran Kaname talked about?

Yuuki: Of course I’m concerned. I’ve thought about what happened tonight…

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(cont’d) everything…such as I didn't even know that you could dance.

Zero: What are you talking about?

Yuuki: Hmmm…yeah, that was just an illusion, because the Zero I know can’t dance at all. I’m reminded of what happened at the dancing festival of the academy.

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(cont’d) Zero came in late, covered in blood when I was decorating the venue. There was a girl who wanted to dance with you and approached you for this, but you turned her down flat…hey, after the masquerade, I’ve been thinking…if…we had been able to meet each other as ordinary humans instead of a vampire and a hunter, what would have happened to us?

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(cont’d) Could I have told myself frankly that I thought Zero was so handsome? Because you wouldn’t have been held back for your grades, you would have been my senpai by one year. But you probably wouldn’t have been on good terms with my brother Kaname. And the day before the dancing festival, I would have run into "Zero-senpai", covered in blood because he got into a fight. Then I would have taken out a band-aid and told him that “you are not supposed to fight”.

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(cont’d) I would have been mad while attending to “Zero-senpai”’s wounds, and he would have just let me do it. And then…what would have happened after that, or maybe nothing at all?

Page 24

(cont’d) What would the 17-year-old human Yuuki have done?

Zero: You really are an idiot, aren’t you?

Page 25

Yuuki: Eh?

Zero: If we were both human, we wouldn’t have crossed paths to start with. So don’t trouble yourself with impossible fantasies. Let’s go.

Page 26

Yuuki: Zero…Zero…Zero…

Page 27

Yuuki: Zero…

Zero: Yuu…

Page 28

Zero: Something…something (inside me) is disappearing…um…

Page 29

Zero: What…are you doing…

Page 30

Zero: Yuuki…ugh

Yuuki: If I suck out your memories about me, and erase me from your heart, you’ll be relieved of your burden.

Zero: Erase….?

Page 31

Zero: My memories of her...Stop, I won’t let you do this. Stop it, Yuuki!

Yuuki: Sorry…

Page 32

Yuuki: I’m so sorry…but I can’t leave before I do this. The only way to stop Kaname is for me to turn him human.

The final arc starts in January! (yup, no VK next month)

I hope there aren't too many mistakes, I couldn't spare more than 30 seconds on each page, and I don't have to time to go over the translation. Also, I regret to tell you all that I won't be able to do the translation as fast from this month onward, 'cos I just started my new-1 hr and 40 mins away from home-night shift-9 hr/day job. So each month when a new chapter is released on baidu, I would be elbows deep in my work and when I come home it'd be way past midnight. I'll try to find sometime when I can, but don't get your hopes up since my only free time is weekends. Let's just pray that the remaining chapters get released on weekends.

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cocobi: ZeroNCcocobi on November 21st, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Just what I have thought, Caffeyne-chan.... ;-;

I didn't feel surprised at all now, everything went according to what I thought when I saw the raw... O___o This is... upsetting.

Anyway.. Thank you very much senby my dear savior!! T^T
O m n i a ♛: pic#119202260ShatterThemAll on November 21st, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm dying right now .. my ship went canon then it all got broken.. *ugly sobbing*

but thank you for your work. <3
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Nikki: pic#110909187eviter_novices on November 21st, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)


DAMNIT HINO, WHY? ToT This chapter was going great til.. my poor Zeki ship!! *dies*
szysia on November 21st, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
No, no, no! Sucking out Zero's memoris - that's just...unacceptable. I just hope that something'll go wrong with this and Zero won't forget. Or he just overcome it somehow, because he is too much attached to Yuuki. At least that he'll realise that he is forgetting something important...
Nikki: pic#110909187eviter_novices on November 21st, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm honestly just keeping my fingers crossed that Mr. strong willed Zero pulls through. Both Kaname and Yuuki intend on sacrificing themselves, so the question is - who will beat the other to it? Hino said before this anime IS a tragedy, meaning someone's going to die more than likely. Also, she never has things turn out the way she suggests, she loves plot twists so I doubt that things are going to happen the way either of them said in this chapter.

I just want Zero and Yuuki to be together. Seriously.

If Yuuki is turned human, she'll lose her memories again. Meaning she'll forget about Zero. What if neither of them remember eachother? D:

SO MANY POSSIBILITIES and the majority of them scream neither ship being fulfilled. Hino is a professional troll ToT
ImpossibleDream: pic#110786920violetsleep on November 21st, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I don't quiet understand why everybody thinks that turning someone into a human erases memory. I always thought that Yuuki's memory was erased on purpose. There would be little sense in turning her human is she kept remembering whom she used to be.

Is there something in the manga to suggest that it's an unavoidable side-effect?

Edited at 2012-11-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
Nikkieviter_novices on November 21st, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Not quite, but I'm sure Kaname would probably want her to be able to live on without having to remember all the painful things that happened. But maybe not? I guess we'll only be able to find out in future chapters XD if it even happens
ImpossibleDream: pic#110786920violetsleep on November 21st, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, to be honest, I find the whole memory erasing business very criminal. You can't decide for somebody else if they should remember something or not. Not even for their own good. Ok, in Yuuki's case in her childhood it was probably ok, she was a child, after all and couldnt' decide for herself. But now it would be a crime to blast her memories against her will, just like what she did to Zero is criminal in my eyes.

I just can't picture her agreeing to forget everybody she knew and all life she had. If that happens, then it would truly be a manga that ended with the worst thing possible. Not even the real ending, but everybody "forgot" what happened in the manga...
miabella2010: Mr. Edmiabella2010 on November 21st, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Agreed ... it would be criminal. Yuki ... robbed Zero of his choice and that was wrong.
carolinelj01 on November 21st, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a chapter! I hope Zero's memories of Yuuki have not been erased! Thank you for the translation. Good luck on your new job!
Jules: FT: Gray | Making it an odd habit todiapadme on November 21st, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Three things: Yuuki, no, not the memories D:

Second: Now she's planning to turn Kaname human? Whaaaat. (or wait, whom did she talk about turning human? Zero?)

Third: the final arc is about to start? Hooh. That came all of a sudden. Now I'm all psyched for it. Wow.

Thank you for the translation!

Edited at 2012-11-21 06:34 pm (UTC)
Laury: Padanilaury_kos on November 22nd, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Kaname. She wants to turn Kaname into a human, therefore she will sacrifces herself, but she doesn't want Zero to suffer her death, thus erasing his memories and Kaname's(when he is turned into a human).
Jules: DW: There were cracksdiapadme on November 22nd, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Sounds reasonable. Ish. To be honest, I wouldn't have thought Hino'd pull one like that off. I'm a bit impressed.
Laury: Padani IIlaury_kos on November 22nd, 2012 09:47 am (UTC)
is not the perfect plan, yet is perfect!
very dramatics~~ :3
ImpossibleDream: pic#110786920violetsleep on November 21st, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
NOOO! WHAT HAPPENED?! It's equal to Zero's death for me... Zero is only Zero with all his memories intact, now he's not Zero at all, but somebody else under his name. And this somebody else is a crippled person.

On a side note, what could possibly make Yuuki think that turning Kaname into a human will change his mind about killing all purebloods? I totally do not get it.

Thank you a lot Senby, and it's sad that you have to spend so much time getting to work now. Almost two hours, that's really horrible, this way you have very little free time left for your own life :( And if you mean almost two hours one way, and then 2 more back, then I can't even imagine... Hopefully it's a really, really high paying job.

Edited at 2012-11-21 06:51 pm (UTC)
mariangie: pic#101900646mariangie on November 21st, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
I was expecting Yuuki could die to turn Zero human . But never imagine she would do it for Kaname !!!! HA ! HA ! HA ! This is why V. K. is so difficult to predict anything !!!

So Kaname did ignore Zero and Yuuki's kiss ! Actually Kaname had no other choice . He had to continue the charade of not loving Yuuki . If he knows he will die , he prefers Yuuki to be with one who can protect her . No matter how jealous or mad he really was .

Isaya's trap was just for talking to Kaname ! Kaname coud play a role during the final Yuuki / Kaname confrontation . Could Isaya being considering the one who sacrifice himself for the anti - vampire weapons ? Or the one who turns Kaname and / or Yuuki human ??????

At least I was right about Kaname wanting to be the new source for anti - vampire weapons . Now the thing to see is if he was planning to throw himself in the active volcano for creating the new furnace . Or where is the new furnace to be . As this is the final place for Yuuki / Kaname confrontation .

At last I get what Yuuki was looking for in the Kuran Manor . The location of the manor near the active lava place .

A thing to see is how Yuuki expects to change Kaname to human . I don't expect this to be easy . As this could be the sacrifice Kaname had premonitions before . The useless sacrifice he talked in the past that he wanted to prevent .

Before Yuuki make her final choice to turn Kaname human . She will expect Kaname to explain everything . So will get a flashback chapter before the end .

Another thing to see is the role of the rose resin vial Kaname is keeping with him . If Yuuki is going to ask for it or not ? If Kaname become a human without memories ; but one with a vial of a rose he didn't know for who he intended to give it ?

A thing I like to confirm later : could be chapter 88 the end of Zeki ? Or there is some surprise left ? She told Zero before this was their last trip together . ( chap. 86 ) She kissed Zero to knew her true feelings for him at chapter 87 . And now at chapter 88 told Zero the only way for her to be with him was in another life . A life as a real normal human . Where Kaname was her real brother and Zero her human sempai .( As Hino's comment from the Christmas rose Zeki pic . ) Them proceed to erase Zero's memories of her . As she did with the little kid's before . If Zero did forget Yuuki . This is her farewell . She doesn't expect to see Zero ever . And for Zero didn't remember her existance ever . As her plan now is to die to save Kaname . So is no way for Zeki to happen . Unless a miracle happen. As both amnesic human Yuuki and Zero meeting again ?
QueenBee: pic#11702223719esmaeil on November 21st, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Woaaaaah! i did not see that coming at all! i totally thought it was all good for zeki :(, hino sensei is unpredictable. i remember this movie where the same scenario happened and the guy just fell in love with her again, or something along those lines. Maybe it is a good thing! we shall see what will happen in two months :(
chkusiyachkusiya on November 21st, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation!

Actually, with two purebloods willing to sacrifice themselves to turn Yuuki into human there is a possibility for turning into human both Yuuki and Zero. And this way they can find their answer to "what if?..." What i they both were human and not vampire and hunter?</p>

I don't know how to take all the plot twist yet, though. And why is she taking only memories of HER, his only light??? Why doesn't she take all other bad memories if she decided to make him get rid of the pain???

chkusiyachkusiya on November 21st, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Actually, i think she's thinkig too little of cosequences of her choice. Who will guard humansfrom vampires if those purebloods who care about that will die???
bastblack: pic#104487306bastblack on November 21st, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yuki is a moron. She keeps Zero sane. Without her as his "safe place to hide even when things get scary," Zero will turn very evil, or fall to Level E. Yuki prevented his fall into total darkness. His love for her kept him going. His brother gave the last of life so that Zero could have a chance at love. Now Zero is very power hunter/vampire who lost his reason for living. His reason to live will return to "revenge" for the death of his family. He will turn level E or need to be killed. He will go on a massive killing spree, purebloods and vampires, maybe even humans who get in the way. He will make Kaname's rampage look like child's play. In stories, Vampires who loose their memories always turn very evil, even attacking their former loved ones. ...URGH

p.s. Thank you the translation.

Edited at 2012-11-21 08:12 pm (UTC)
miabella2010: Mr. Edmiabella2010 on November 21st, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah ... agreed ... there is this possiblity, totally. So far, Zero has been the only one brave enough to face his past, so lets see if Hino gives him a chance ...

Edited at 2012-11-21 09:19 pm (UTC)
bastblack: pic#104487306bastblack on November 23rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
YES! It's like the story has been wanting Zero to accept that his a vampire and accept Yuki as really Yuki and she a pureblood. And he finally does. But.... Yuki discovers she doesn't like this "new" Zero. She likes the vampire hating one better. She was the one who was trying to change him. And now she regrets it and makes it go away? I guess her excuse for doing it she doesn't Zero to stop her.

I'm mad at her. She threw Zero up against the wall like he was ragdoll! That means she's gained more pureblood power, and she's already abusing it like a pureblood. She thinks she doing the "right thing" but she's not. She's not sweet now for doing what she did. Zero said, "I will never forgive you." That means, Zero will see her as another evil pureblood up to no good.

Remember when they faced off against each other the first time? Zero was going to shoot her. But..... his memories stopped him. He said, "I don't want to to remember." But he did, and he couldn't kill her. Well, now if this memory wipe did take hold, there is nothing stopping him from wasting her. Especially if he knows she stole his memories. He will totally come after her I bet. And she will have to find out the hard way just how deadly Zero really is, or Kaname will have to protect her.

But several things might ruin Yuki's plan to wipe Zero's memory.
1) Ichiru. He's inside Zero and human, and he seems to be independent of Zero. Zero I think will go back it Ichi for guidance.

2) Kaname. Zero's duty is to protect Yuki. If Yuki undoes Kamane'e plan for Zero, I bet he will undo her plans and easily restore Zero so he will continue to protect Yuki. BUT... Zero already said he won't forgive her, so maybe he won't do as Kaname wishes.

3) Maria. Maria is going to move in on Zero and claim him for sure. But she might know how to break the memory wipe because Shizuka broke the one Kaname did on Yuki in the first arc when the cat clawed Yuki and she bled. So we have seen this spell broken before.

4) Isaya. He is very strong and he knows what Kaname's plan is. He might stop Yuki before she even starts with her plan and break the spell over Zero. Isaya said that Kaname was not able to kill the remaining Purebloods, they are too strong for him, so he needs help to finish it. That means either Isaya helps him... or....... ZERO. Zero might end up joining Kaname to wipe out pureblood if Kaname tells him what he plan is, to become the new "metal."

So Yuki wants to stop Kaname. And she is very naive and stupid and will cause problems.

Zero will most likely go on a killing rampage and come after Yuki too.

Kaname needs help to finish off the purebloods, and that means Zero I bet.

That means... Zero who is after the truth and about why what was done to him was done, is going to end up facing down Kaname, since only he knows. And there might be some serious eye brow raising here when Zero finds out. And possibly, Zero and Kaname team up.

Edited at 2012-11-24 04:43 am (UTC)
Isilenisilen on November 24th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
I love so much for you theory! Its so vk-like. So thst could be tje fimally way to put the three of them tpghetjer finally. *threesome lover* cos the love thingy is already resolve she love both forever and they her and theres not questioning and period. Now ots more about how to stick them together finally. Maybe isaya can be the father metal... cos its sadly stated that the wepons are needed even for peace. I hve alwyas envisioned the hunters as police. Someti,es warriors, but most of the time civile and office like.
ImpossibleDream: pic#110786920violetsleep on November 22nd, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
After reading your post, I fully agree. And isn't it strange that Zero finally found strength to face his past and figure everything out, and suddenly Yuuki destroys his newly found positive motivation? I mean, surely forgetting everything can't be the right way to figure things out... As you wrote, it only makes things worse.

And I dislike what Yuuki did for ethical reasons. You can't erase memory when somebody tells you not to do it. She never dominated anybody with her pureblood skills before. That's the first ever deed of Yuuki that looks immoral to me.
miabella2010: Mr. Edmiabella2010 on November 22nd, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
I am all sorts of pissed about the unethical action Yuuki has taken ... this is exactly why Zero resents PBS!!!

Edited at 2012-11-22 07:41 am (UTC)
bastblack: pic#104487306bastblack on November 23rd, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
YES! Me too! She's totally wrong. Unethical. and Stupid
miabella2010: Mr. Edmiabella2010 on November 21st, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation :-)

Edited at 2012-11-21 09:18 pm (UTC)
Luvark: pic#118392849rlovely15 on November 21st, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Wow! Quite an interesting chapter! Been a while it didn't bore me to death. So...human!Kaname, huh? I really wondered how Kaname would have been if he wasn't a pureblood, didn't go through what he's been through etc. Seriously didn't expect Yuuki to plan to turn Kaname into a human.

Read a Kaname/Zero fic quite a while back, but the events that happened in the fic is quite similar to this. Zero's memories was erased and lived a pretty normal life, but he started getting this feeling like he was missing something which eventually led him to getting all his memories back. Haha.

I don't think K&Z will end up forgetting about her. But it would be quite a big plot twist to the story if the girl dies. So no one wins. Haha.
szysia on November 22nd, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
I hope as well that Zerio's memories will not be totally erased or at least that if sth like that happens - he will be able to get them back - like the president of the day class regained his memories of Ruka/Luka.
Laury: Charleslaury_kos on November 22nd, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)

this is so fucking perfect, omg ...January, final arc...*in tears*

Thank you so much for the translation
ImpossibleDream: pic#110786920violetsleep on November 22nd, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
I have to ask: what does Hino-sensei mean by "final arc"?

People in this LJ kept saying about a few more chapters... But I remember that we usually call the whole school period "first arc"! In this case arc can be quite long and span a couple of more years.

Maybe somebody can clarify? Surely it should be clear for LaLa readers what that means, otherwise it would be spelled out in more details. So somebody who can read Japanese will surely know the correct meaning of "arc" in this context?..
kaigerberkaigerber on November 22nd, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing
Artemis_77: zeroartemis_77 on November 22nd, 2012 07:04 am (UTC)
Oh my god...
I hate Yuuki for erasing Zero's memories! That's so unfair! She complained about the pureblood's arrogance and now she's being exactly like that, using her powers to control Zero's feelings! Although I'd like to think that she did this because she truly loves him and wants what's best for him (but c'mon! you stupid girl! couldn't you find something less painful and unfair to do?! You'll be leaving him "forever" with Zero's last words being: I WON'T FORGIVE YOU!)

Anyways, with the ending arc coming soon I believe there are three possibilities:

a) Yuuki dies turning Kaname into human and both guys end up with their memories erased. (And live happily ever after together LOL KxZ Expect the unexpected!!)

b) Kaname accomplishes his mission, Isaya turns Yuuki into human and Zero becomes the president of the Hunter Association with no memories of his beloved Yuuki (sniff! sniff!) BUT with a good chance to cross paths with her again (IF she ends up living with Kaien)

c) Kaname gives up on his mission and takes Yuuki away with him. And Zero lives on with his memories erased, meets another girl (Maria Kurenai perhaps?) and lives "happily" ever after --------> If VK ends up like this it will be totally RUBBISH! Not because Yume becomes the end game, but because Hino said that VK was a tragedy! So I'm expecting some drama out of it!

Nevertheless, I guess that Hino sensei is the only one who knows exactly what will happen, and after reading this chapter I'm guessing that she'll come up with a few surprises at the very end.

Thank you so much for the translation :) You did a great job!
lindarosslindaross on November 24th, 2012 09:00 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing
Danieluchis AlvarezDanieluchis Alvarez on November 24th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
This is like MeruPuri all over again!!!! I hope that artemis_77's b) theory would apply, that's at least more appealing..
Isilenisilen on November 24th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
I rhiungh on it the intant. Iread it. I was happy cos it makes real thismanga is made by hino-sensei. At least these is more creappier. Hope at the same time it just a wink and in vk will have its onwsense and path.
Isilenisilen on November 24th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
At the same time its funny. Maria could be as mellibea in merupuri! But kzname will always be kaname *grins* ok whatever: vk its darker and with more pjs. So hino, p,ease gives us the best of you without repeting yourself! KxYxZxYxK forever!
D: dreamsquare: cloverrubyd on November 25th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
I question the sense in turning Kaname human. One assumes it's because she wants to stop Kaname, but probably doesn't want him to die or have him killed - but if he is turned into human (and mind-wiped, I'm guessing) there's still the problem that all the hunters and vampires out there know Kaname's face. He won't be safe. It only worked well with Yuuki because their parents kept her secret.

Also, you'd have to hope no one revamps Kaname or does something to turn him back into a vampire and pureblood, a thing we know is possible because of Yuuki.