Manga Translation: Rayearth 2 Volume 3

This translation of Rayearth  was intended to aid in the reading of the original Japanese manga release. These translations are not for sale. This is merely a secondary archive of the translations hosted on Cephiro.


The Disclaimer and background info:
The Book: Magic Knight RayEarth 2  Volume 3, Kodansha Comics Deluxe #698.
           ISBN4-06-319698-4, retailed at 680 yen.
The original Copyright (Japanese): CLAMP and Kodansha, 1996.
First printing: April 23, `1996.

  This "script" was written as an _aid_ for those who wanted to read the 
Japanese manga (as the US version is not available yet... someday I hope
it will be.....)... not for sale or for commercial/public use.  Please 
keep it for your own personal use.  Thanks.

  Thanks to all of ye for your patience in waiting for me to put this up.

					Fuu (fuu@cephiro.anime.net)

		Magic Knight RayEarth 2  --  Volume 3, Version 1.0

% indicates lines not spoken
$ indicates flashback lines
[ ] indicates lines in handwriting or captions
{ } indicates footnotes
< > indicates sounds
<< >> indicates spells, {} indicate the original kanji used

P.3
<touch>

P.4
<wake>

PRESEA
She came to.

<sigh of relief>

HIKARU
I......

UMI
You went inside the Road of light that one of the attacking countries 
created, and you fainted.

HIKARU
.... Oh yeah.  There was a battleship inside the Road.....

CALDINA
A battleship.... 
That would be Autozam.

FUU
But....
Why was Hikaru-san able to enter a Road when Umi-san couldn't?

P.5
UMI
I don't know.....

HIKARU
%.... That was......
%Eagle of Autozam....
%... he had beautiful eyes....
%Beautiful, yet sad eyes....

PRESEA
Hikaru?
What's wrong?  Do you still feel ill?

<shake>

HIKARU
No, I'm okay.  
I don't hurt anywhere.

P.6
<lean>

UMI
Really?  You're not doing something outrageous again, are you?

<nod nod>

FUU
Umi-san was really anxious until you woke up, Hikaru-san.

UMI
Fuu, you too!
You looked really worried!

<blush>
<Fuu giggles>

HIKARU
..... Thank you.

P.7
[MOKONA: Puu puu!]

HIKARU
You worried about me too, Mokona?
Thank you.

[Butting in... with a backhand punch!]

CALDINA
This fluffy ol' thing was just watching absentmindedly.

PRESEA
Yes.  While I was giving you the medication, it hung on my hair...

<boing>

... kept running around me.....

<twirl twirl twirl>

.... and it was just being in the way.

<tuggle>
<Caldina, Fuu, and Umi trip>
<tug tug>

Moo...... Koooo.... Naaaaaaa......

P.8
PRESEA
Looks like it's time to punish you... it's been a while!
So..... should I test whether those eyes really open!?

<grasp>

... Or should I see how much stuff fits into your mouth!?

<pounce>

Weeeelll!!  It's time to have some fuuuuuun!

CALDINA
I'll help---!

<running>

PRESEA
O-hohohohoho!

<running>

UMI
It's been a while since I've seen Presea lose herself.

FUU
It is great to see that she is still so energetic.

P.9
[MOKONA: Pupupu---!]

<dash>
<plop>

HIKARU
%The ornament......
%..... turned yellow.....?

PRESEA
Prepare for punishment--!!

<pounce>
<Hikaru starts>
<running>

P.10
HIKARU
%Mm....?  It's red again......
%Was it just me....?

<roar>

P.11
<roar>

P.12
EAGLE
Can I ask you to stop attacking Cephiro?

TARTA, ASUKA
NO!

EAGLE
<giggle>

Why are you invading Cephiro?

ASUKA
I'm gonna be the Pillar of Cephiro and make that country a happy place 
full of candy!!

P.15
<Sanyun watches in suspense>

EAGLE
Full of candy.  That sounds fun.  
But what about Fahren, your country?

ASUKA
I'll make both countries happy.
[humph]

EAGLE
.... That is not possible.

ASUKA
Why!?

EAGLE
Cephiro's Pillar is not allowed to love anything but Cephiro.  If you 
were to have something that you care about besides Cephiro.....

P.14
EAGLE
.... that country will easily crumble.... like this.
The two princesses from Chizeta -- why are you going to Cephiro?

TARTA
To expand Chizeta's empire!!

P.15
EAGLE
Are you trying to make Cephiro into the agricultural and residential 
portion of your empire?

TARTA
I have no intentions of putting pressure onto the people of Cephiro!

EAGLE
Even if you don't mean to, if you invade.... you will definitely end up 
fighting with those that live there. 
You would invade regardless......
...... It seems difficult to become the Pillar of Cephiro unless you are 
willing to sacrifice your life for the sake of the country.

P.16
TATRA
And you?
What about you?
I have heard about the Pillar of Cephiro.  That the Pillar is the center 
of that world, the one that supports the whole country with Willpower....
That cannot be done unless you are willing to live and die with the 
country.
I also know a little about Autozam.
The atmosphere of that country is too harsh for man to live in....

P.17
TATRA
Is the reason that Autozam is attacking Cephiro to figure out the Pillar 
system, where all the laws of the world are controlled by the Pillar?
Or is it to make Cephiro itself the new land for the people of Autozam to 
live in?
.... Cephiro is a dangerous country.....  
Are you willing to die for that country?

P.18
EAGLE
I know why both of you are attacking Cephiro now.  But I cannot retreat, 
either.
I will wait three hours in our time.  If you promise that you will not 
invade Cephiro, I will release Doumu and Bravada.
But, if you say that you still wish to fight....

P.19
EAGLE
You will have to deal with us first.

P.20
<flap>
<footsteps>

ZAZU
Eagle seems a bit scary....

GEO
..... so he is hiding something from us.

ZAZU
Eh?

P.21
GEO
Well, it looks like we're hanging out for three hours.  Let's have some 
tea.

[ZAZU: Um... okay...]

<waffle>

You don't want that booze that I promised you?

ZAZU
IwantitIwantitIwantitIwantit---!

<wag wag>

GEO
I'll bring some teatime sweets so invite Eagle too.

ZAZU
Okay.

<footsteps>
<rustle>

P.22
<beep>
<whirr>

GEO
This is Eagle's medical data.

<beep>
<typing>

Analyze this within three hours.

<beep>
<kachink>
<beepbeep>

%.... Eagle.... you.....

P.23
UMI
%But....
%Why was Hikaru able to pass through the Road when I couldn't.....?

<Umi pops her head in>

Ascot!

P.24
<running>

UMI
What are you doing?

ASCOT
Um... getting some food....

UMI
Those are Cephiro's fruits, right?
Oh, I've eaten this before!
Mokona gave it to us!
I love it.

<smile>
<heartbeat>

What's wrong, Ascot?
Your face is all red.

ASCOT
No, no, no, nothing...!

P.25
UMI
Ah!  I've seen you before.
Is everyone okay?
Are these fruits for the people in the residential district?  Everyone is 
helping each other.
That's really kind.

<lifts hand>

Ugh... I can't reach...

[I can't pat you on the head...]

But you sure grew. It's probably because your Heart Matured.

ASCOT
Thanks to the Magic Knights....

<curious look>

P.26
ASCOT
Thanks to you... who scolded me when I was wrong...

UMI
You're making me blush....

<slap slap>

I'll help!

<pluck pluck>

We have to collect the fruits that grow here?

<lift>

Thanks--!

P.27
FUU
Umi-san!

UMI
Oh, hi Fuu!

FERIO
What are you doing?

UMI
Getting fruit.
See?

<ta-dah>

FUU
Oh!  You have so much!

<glide>

UMI
Heheheh... I've always been good at this kind of stuff -- from when I was 
a little kindergartner.

FUU
Umi-san, have you seen Hikaru-san around?

P.28
UMI
Eh?
Isn't she sleeping in her room?

FUU
She's not there.

FERIO
Fuu asked me, and I've been looking around with her, but she's not here.

UMI
Oooooohhhh!!!
When we take our eyes off her for one second....!!!

<roar>
<glow>

P.29
CLEF
%There still is no sign of a new Path appearing....
%That means there is no one worthy of becoming a Pillar in Cephiro
%yet.......

<hissssssss>

%Or.... 
%It's a Path that I can't perceive.....
%I do not know where the Path to the Pillar is, or what it is like.

<grasp>

%The only ones that know are the Pillars themselves....

PP.30-31
CLEF
%I am not wishing for a birth of another Pillar...
%Princess Emeraude...
%This country that you Protected using your life....
%If you knew how I feel now, would you think I am at fault...?
%Or.....

P.32
<roar>

HIKARU
Well, I'm going now, Mokona.
It's okay, I'll be right back.

[MOKONA: Puu puu!!]

<running>

UMI
Hikaru---!!

HIKARU
[eh, eh?]

<running>

What's wrong, everyone?

UMI
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHAT'S WRONG!!!?

<Umi lashes out at Hikaru>

FUU
We were looking for you.

P.33
HIKARU
Eh.... why?

<hisssssss>

UMI
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHY!!!?
Where do you think you're going, right after you collapsed!?

HIKARU
I thought about going outside.....

UMI
OUTSIDE-----!?!?

<trembling>

[Fuu: Please, calm down...]

P.34
FUU
You are not completely well.  You should not go out.

HIKARU
I'm all right, I feel fine!

UMI
YOU'RE NOT FINE!!!

FERIO
[Calm down...]

Why do you want to go outside?
The only thing outside right now is land that is ready to crumble.
.... Do you want to see if there is a Path to the Pillar somewhere?

<gasp>

P.35
<gasp>

FERIO
In the last battle, you.... were not able to see nor understand anything 
for yourselves.

HIKARU
Ferio....

FERIO
I understand.
BUT!
I won't let you go alone.
I'll go with you!

<point>

HIKARU
Eh!?  But...!!

P.36
FERIO
Sometimes I go out with Lafarga to tell Guru Clef about the condition of 
Cephiro.  Although I can't be a guide because the landscape keeps 
changing, I should be able to help.

FUU
Then I will come along with you too.

UMI
I'll go too, of course!!

ASCOT
I'll go too!
I can't wait here at the castle... I won't take no for an answer!

UMI
Ascot...

HIKARU
But, but....!

P.37
<point>

HIKARU
It's like an ocean outside!
We don't have anything for transportation....!

UMI
Mokona!  You gotta have something!

<shake shake>

Something to ride in!!!

<glow>

HIKARU (? speaker uncertain)
Waaaa.......

UMI
See, you CAN do it.

P.38
FUU
Since there are three....

FERIO
[hmmm....]

Two people each?

<clutch>

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

HIKARU
Mo... Mokona!

FERIO
Then let's go together.

[MOKONA: Pupuuuuu---!
         Puu Puu]

<tug tug>

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

<tug tug>

UMI
Why do you get to assign pairs, Mokona?

[MOKONA: Puu puuuuuuuuuu
 Mokona is very satisfied.]

P.39
FERIO
You okay with me?

FUU
Y, yes....

UMI
Oh well.
Hope you don't mind, Ascot.

<blush>
<flap>

[MOKONA: Puuuuuuuuuu!]

<lift>

PP.40-41
<sinking>

HIKARU
%This is..... Cephiro.... now......
%A pillar is necessary after all for this country to regain its beauty...

P.42
HIKARU
%But is that the only Way!?
%Is there another Way.....!?

P.43
<zoom>
<crackle>

HIKARU
Umi-chan!
Fuu-chan!

<rustle>
<jump>

P.44
<rumble>
<glow>
<boom>

ASCOT
<<Askice>>!!
{guard, electric, break, extreme}

P.45
<hissssssss>

FUU
Thank you very much!

FERIO 
You're welcome.

UMI
Ascot, was that a summoning spell?

<shakes head>

ASCOT
It's my own magic.  Guru Clef taught it to me.
I can't rely on others forever.

P.46
UMI
It was cool.

<Hikaru sighs in relief>
<roar>

HIKARU
%Where is the Path to the Pillar!?

P.47
HIKARU
%But, if a new Pillar is born...
%Another person will not be Allowed to Love Someone...
%And someday, Magic Knights will be summoned from another world.  
%Just like we were.....

P.48
HIKARU
%And....
%That tragic battle will be repeated.....!

Why.....
Why can't they fall in love......?

P.49
HIKARU
Mokona.  People can't live all alone...
Can't fall in love with anyone.  Can't come to understand anyone.
That is too sad.....

<roar>

[MOKONA: Puu]

P.50
EAGLE
%Lantis....

$ (Geo)
$Would someone usually oversleep on a day like this?

$ (Eagle)
$I did remember that there was a military festival today...

[$GEO: Yes, yes, you're always like this.
 Eagle looks absentminded.]

P.51
$ (Geo)
$Oh yeah.  About Lantis...

<flap>

$He declined the offer to be officially registered as a fighter
$of the Autozam army.

<hands over the gloves>
<turn>

$ (Eagle)
$... Geo, I'm going to borrow your bike.

$ (Geo)
$Eh!?
$What are you going to do about the festival!?

<flap>

$ (Eagle)
$Tell them that I'm still asleep.

P.52
<whirrrr>

$ (Geo)
$You know your dad's going to yell at me for this---!!

<unsheathe>
<glow>

$ (Lantis)
$ ..... <<Clefto>>.
 {elemental, beast, summon}

<roar>

P.53
$ (Eagle)
$Lantis!

<shoom>

$..... you're returning to Cephiro?
$To end the Pillar system of Cephiro?

$ (Lantis)
$ ..... Yeah.

$ (Eagle)
$Is there a way?

P.54
$ (Lantis)
$The Pillar must travel through the Path to the Pillar and accept a
$Challenge.
$Only the past Pillars know where that Path is....

$ (Eagle)
$You plan to find, and destroy, that Path.

$ (Lantis)
$ .... Yeah.

<footsteps>

$ (Eagle)
$Will your life be at risk...?

$..... It will be, isn't it....

P.55
<rustle>

$ (Eagle)
$Use my hovercraft.
$I can't lend you FTO because Zazu will get mad at me.
$But I think this is faster than your seijyu.

$ (Lantis)
$.... Eagle.

$ (Eagle)
$.... It is what you decided.  You will go through with it no matter
$what happens.

P.56
$ (Eagle)
$I have decided something now too.

$ (Lantis)
$.... What did you decide...?

$ (Eagle)
$A little secret.

LANTIS
%.... Eagle.

P.57
LANTIS
%What you decided....
%was to invade Cephiro.

..... Do I have to fight against you....?

P.58
<roar>

SANYUN
It is the promised time, Asuka-sama.
What will you answer to Autozam?

ASUKA
..... Cephiro is what it is now......
..... because it lost its ruler?

P.59
CHANAN
Yes.  The Pillar system of Cephiro completely differs from the Emperor-
based ruling in our Fahren.
The Pillar supports all order within the country with the power of his 
Will.  You could say that the Pillar is the country.

ASUKA
Why did Cephiro's princess pass away?

CHANAN
I do not know.  But I had not heard of the princess falling to an 
illness.
Whether it be an accident or a will of the Heaven, or even a plan by 
another person... it is only known that she disappeared suddenly one day.

ASUKA
We will go to Cephiro.

P.60
ASUKA
I will go to Cephiro.
To see with my own eyes.
Why the Pillar passed away.  Why Cephiro is about ready to collapse...

SANYUN
.... Not to become the Pillar of Cephiro?

ASUKA
I love Fahren.
I love Grandpa {Chanan}, Sanyun, and everyone that lives in my country.
I can't possibly love Cephiro and only Cephiro.

P.61
ASUKA
I must rule over Fahren.
To be able to rule Fahren, I want to know what happened in Cephiro.  No, 
I think I need to know.
Am I still being selfish?

<pat pat>

CHANAN
You have grown up.....

<turn>

I will prepare for battle against Autozam.

<smile>

ASUKA
Sanyun...

P.62
ASUKA
We will be fighting Autozam.  I'm worried that I'm putting everyone in 
danger.

SANYUN
I believe what you have decided is the right thing to do, Asuka-sama.
There will be a lot learned by going to Cephiro.  That is probably why 
Chanan-sama decided to go along with your plan.  He believes in you, 
Asuka-sama.  
We all believe in you.
I hope you will believe in all of us too.

ASUKA
Yup!

P.63
SANYUN
.... and I will protect you.

ASUKA
Sanyun....
Thank you.

P.64
<roar>

TATRA
It's time.

<stands>

TARTA
We're going to Cephiro!

TATRA
You don't mind being called invaders?

P.65
TARTA
We're going!
I can't turn back just because a commander from Autozam said something!

TATRA
Can I guess what you're thinking?
Even if we turn back now, Autozam will invade Cephiro.
Autozam has a lot at stake.  They can't survive much longer with their 
atmospheric conditions.

P.66
TATRA
Whether Autozam wants the cleaner air of Cephiro, or only their Pillar 
system, they cannot avoid fighting the people that live there.
Cephiro is a magical country that moves everything with willpower.
But, because it has been peaceful for so long, it doesn't have an army.  
It is not certain whether it can win against an enemy from another 
country.
So you want to fight Autozam for them.

P.67
<Tarta swallows>
<Tatra giggles>

TATRA
You can talk to the people of Cephiro, Tarta.  And you can give up if 
they don't like your ideas about expanding our territory.  
But that's not the case for Autozam.  There might be bloodshed.

P.68
<pat pat>

TATRA
You're such a good girl, Tarta.

TARTA
What do you want to do, sister?

TATRA
Me?
I don't care if cute little Tarta is happy.

<blush>

TATRA
We will now fight the battleship from Autozam.

<crowd>

To your places!

P.69
TARTA
Sister...

TATRA
That commander from Autozam is strong.

TARTA
He has enough mental energy to pierce through the road that we created.

TATRA
Not only that.

TARTA
Eh?

TATRA
.... Tarta.  Remember this.
A man who is "prepared to die" is strong.

P.70
TATRA
The only person that can win against such a person is the one who "knows 
the value of his life".

P.71
<roar>

[ZAZU: My, that was delicious.  The best thing that goes with cake is 
booze.]

<bebeep>

GEO
Give me the analysis results for Eagle's medical data.

<pipipipi>
<shunk>
<footstep>
<gasp>

P.72
<stand>
<beep>
<monitor goes black>

EAGLE
It is now time.  Have you come to a decision?

<Asuka flashes on screen>

ASUKA
I will go to Cephiro.

<The princesses flash on screen>

TARTA
Me too.

P.73
EAGLE
I see....
.... Then we shall begin.

<roar>
<pounce>
<slash>
<flap>

P.74
HIKARU
<<Blazing Arrow>>!!

<whoosh>
<roar>
<burn>

FERIO
<whistle>

You guys are really strong now, Magic Knights.

FUU
.... That reminds me.
Why are we called "Magic Knights"?

P.75
FUU
Clef-san is called "Guru".
Presea-san is called "Pharle".
Ascot-san is a "Bal".
These are all words from Cephiro.

ASCOT
Yes.

FUU
Then why are we, and only we, "Magic Knights" -- a term in English?

FERIO
English?

UMI
A language spoken by one of the countries in the world that we live in.

FUU
Did a person who came from another world, summoned by a past Pillar, call 
himself that?

P.76
FERIO
No, I haven't heard of such a thing.

FUU
That means that someone from Cephiro named us "Magic Knights"....

UMI
Who is that someone...?

<roar>

P.77
<roar>

HIKARU
What is that?

FUU
Those are the Roads from the other countries!

UMI
They've reached Cephiro already!?

HIKARU
%I have to fight him again.....

<roar>

P.78
<roar>
<glow>

P.79
<panting>
<flap>

ASUKA
Ha!

<roar>

EAGLE
Fire the Laguna cannons.

PP.80-81
<whirrrrrr>
<crackle>
<kaboom>

P.82
<grind>

[ASUKA: Kyaaaaaaaaa]

<sinking>
<flash>
<zzzzzzzzz>
<da da da da da>

P.83
<da da da da da>
<crackle>
<squeeze>
<pi pi pi>
<beep>

EAGLE
Concentrate the missiles in this region.

GEO
Roger.

<clank>
<thud thud>

P.84
<boom>
<grrrrrrr>
<slam slam slam>

[TARTA, TATRA: Kyaaaaaaaaa]

P.85
<thud thud thud>
<boom>
<grasp>

FUU
Kya!

<flap>
<thud>

P.86
HIKARU
%The ornament is yellow again!

<whirrrr>
<thud thud thud>

FUU
<<Guarding Wind>>!

<glow>

P.87
<sink>
<thud thud thud>
<roar>
<crash>
<tip>
<wind>

[HIKARU: Waaaaaaaaaa]

P.88
UMI
Hikaru!

FUU
Hikaru-san!

<catch>
<Hikaru opens eyes>

HIKARU
..... Lantis!!

P.89
<beep>
<clank>

EAGLE
I'm going out.

ZAZU
Roger!

<pi pi>
<footsteps>

P.90
<pi pi pi pi>
<whirrr>

GEO
Give me the analysis results!

<beeeeep>
<kashink>

It can't be....!

P.91
<whirrr>

LANTIS
Are you hurt?

P.92
<shake shake>
<anger>

PRIMERA
Wait.... why are you staring at each other----!
[Mmm?
 The stone on the forehead is yellow?]

P.93
<roar>
<whirrr>
<pyun pyun pyun>

EAGLE
I will lead commands from the field from now on.  Release the defensive 
shields as soon as FTO leaves the ship.

ZAZU
Roger!

<grasp>

GEO
Eagle!!
Don't go!
Eagle!!

P.94
GEO
I analyzed your medical data!
You are....!!

<gasp>
<donk>

EAGLE
Lifting off...!

<vroom vroom>

GEO
Wait!  Eagle!!

P.95
<siren>
<roar>

ZAZU
What's wrong, Geo!!?

GEO
I'm going after him on GTO!!

ZAZU
I can't let you out without word from the commander!

GEO
I'm going out to bring back that commander!!

<stands>

ZAZU
Geo!?
I can't unless you explain it to me!

<grinds teeth>

GEO 
You... shouldn't be hearing it from me.......

P.96
GEO
But, I can't let Eagle fight!

ZAZU
..... Okay, I understand.  I'll get it ready for takeoff.

<grasp>
<sits>
<beep>

P.97
<beeeeeep>
<pi pi pi pi>

GEO
What's wrong!?

ZAZU
GTO is turned off!!

GEO
WHAT?

<clang>
<pi pi pi pi>
<beeeep>

It's Eagle!
All the initialization passwords for every fighter-mechas including GTO 
have been changed by order of the commander!!

<slam>

P.98
GEO
Eagle!!

<pi pi pi pi>

P.99
<beep>
<whirrrrrrr>

EAGLE
%... That is....
%The girl on the red Mashin.....

<gasp>

P.100
<roar>

HIKARU
%..... Sad eyes....
%My heart hurts.....

<glow>

P.101
<roar>

CLEF
They are finally here....!

P.102
<flash>

CLEF
%What is this...?

<flash>

%Such Enormous Power....!
%Who......!!?

<glow>
<running>

PRESEA
Guru Clef!

<slam>

The Magic Knights have disappeared!

CALDINA
Ascot and the Prince are gone too!

LAFARGA
Guru!  Autozam, Fahren, and Chizeta have reached the skies of 
Cephiro....!

P.103
<gasp>

PRESEA
Clef!!

CLEF
The Path....

P.104
CLEF
Is the Path to the Pillar starting to open!?

<roar>

UMI
Are you all right, Hikaru!!?

FUU
Hikaru-san!!

P.105
<thud thud thud>

[FUU, UMI: Kyaaaaaaa]

<slam slam>
<roar>
<rrr>
<crash>

P.106
<flash>
<slam>
<shoom>
<thud thud>

P.107
<boom>
<roar>
<panting>

EAGLE
%..... Lantis....

P.108
EAGLE
%..... I'm sorry.
%Lantis, I.....
%I have come here to become the Pillar of Cephiro.
%And...... I will...... to Cephiro......
%Thus.... I can't let you destroy the Path to the Pillar!!

P.109
<beam>
<whirrr>
<grasp>

LANTIS
<<Cresta>>!!

<crash>
<roar>

P.110
LANTIS
%Do I really have to fight you!!?

Primera!!

<flap>
<sparkle>

PRIMERA
<<Futura>>!!
{magic, multiplication}

P.111
LANTIS
<<Chronos>>!!
{thunder, guard, attack, shoot}

<thud>

P.112
<turn>
<nod>

UMI
Ascot, I....

ASCOT
You're going to summon the Mashin.

FUU
Ferio.

FERIO
Don't worry.  Ascot and I can take care of ourselves.

ASCOT
.... I regret being so powerless.
If I had more power, I wouldn't have to put you in such a dangerous 
position, Umi.

P.113
FERIO 
Cephiro is a World of the Will.
The Believing Heart becomes Power.
I believe in you.  So, please come back.

<flap>

P.114
HIKARU
Thank you very much for saving me.

LANTIS
.... Why do you guys fight?  Why are you fighting for Cephiro?  This is 
not your country......

HIKARU
For ourselves.

P.115
HIKARU
Because I never want to cry again because of regret.

<steps down>
<glow>

P.116-117
<glow>

PP.118-119
<sparkle>

VOICE (*******)
The time has come.

<glow>
<flash>

P.120
<glow>

PRESEA, CALDINA (?? speaker(s) uncertain)
Prince!!
Ascot!!

<flap flap>

PRIMERA
Wh... why are we here....!?

<point>

P.121
<glow>

ALL
Magic Knights!!

P.122
<glow>
<sparkle>

HIKARU
Mokona...!?

VOICE (*******)
The time has come to choose the new Pillar of Cephiro.

P.123
UMI
Whose voice is that!?

VOICE (*******)
Those with strong Hearts that have gathered in Cephiro.

Asuka of Fahren.  
Your Wish is to make a country that makes all your thoughts become 
reality.  
However, that Wish is not Strong enough for you to become the Pillar of 
Cephiro.  
You have within your Heart people and a country you love more than the 
future of Cephiro.

P.124
VOICE (*******)
Tarta and Tatra of Chizeta.  
Your Wish is to make Cephiro part of your kingdom for your parents and 
for your native country.  
However, your Wish is also too weak of Heart for you to be the Pillar of 
this country.

These Wishes are too weak because they are not Wishes that you Grant by 
risking everything you have.

P.125
VOICE (*******)
Only those that want to create the future of Cephiro with a Heart that is 
Stronger than anyone else has the right to be the Pillar.

.... Lantis.

<gasp>

You have a strong Heart.

P.126
VOICE (*******)
Your Wish to destroy the Path to the Pillar so Cephiro will no longer 
have a Pillar... 
A Wish that you would risk your life to grant.
Your Heart is the strongest of those in Cephiro.

P.127
VOICE (*******)
However.  
There is someone here that has a stronger Heart than even you.

PP.128-129
VOICE (*******)
The Path to the Pillar will now open.
Those that have the right to become Pillar, follow my Path and accept my 
Challenge!

P.130
<suck>
<shumm>
<shuummm>

P.131
<roar>

UMI
Hikaru!!

FUU
Hikaru-san!

[HIKARU: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa....]

P.133
EAGLE
Where are we......!?

HIKARU
Tokyo!?

<silence>

P.134

HIKARU
%Nobody is moving!?
%Has time stopped!?

VOICE (*******)
That is the site of the Pillar's Challenge.
The one who overcomes the Challenge and returns to Cephiro will become 
the new Pillar.

HIKARU
The new Pillar!?

P.135
EAGLE
...... Could you tell me your name?

HIKARU
Hikaru.
Hikaru Shidou.

<smile>

EAGLE
.... Hikaru.
That is a cute name.
But I have decided to become the Pillar of Cephiro. 
So.....
I will defeat you, and return to Cephiro.

P.136
<clank>
<gasp>
<thud thud thud thud>
<slam slam slam slam>

P.137
<glow>

GEO
Eagle!!

ZAZU
FTO isn't showing up on the radar!  It completely disappeared from 
Cephiro!

<dash>

UMI
Mokona!  Where did you put Hikaru!!?

<flash>
<slam>

P.138
<grasp>
<whooooosh>

ASCOT
Umi!!

FERIO
Fuu!!

CALDINA
Hikaru and the white thing from Autozam were swallowed by that fluffy 
thing!!

PRESEA (or Lafarga.  uncertain.)
Guru Clef!!
What is Mokona.....!?

<standing up>

P.139
CLEF
..... Mokona is something that Princess Emeraude had given me, telling me 
that "It should not fall into Zagato's hands until the Day to Come"....
Princess Emeraude is the only one that knows what Mokona truly is.....

<screech>
<melt>

PRESEA
Guru!!

CLEF
This tremendous power...!!
Mokona can't be....!!

P.140
LANTIS
Where have Eagle and the Magic Knight gone!?

VOICE (*******)
Another world.
A place where you, Magic Knights, call Earth.

FUU, UMI
Earth!?

LANTIS
..... Who are you.....?

P.141
<flurry of feathers>

VOICE (*******)
I am the one who Created this World.

P.142
VOICE (Creator)
The land.
  Order.
    Reason.  
I am the one who Created all.

And...

P.143
VOICE (Creator)
I also created the World that you, Magic Knights, live in.

P.144
<roar>
<surge>
<wave>

EAGLE
%At a time like this.....

HIKARU
<<Blazing Arrow>>!

<roar>
<slam>

P.145
<hisssss>
<lands>

HIKARU
Why do you want to become the Pillar of Cephiro!?
Is it for Autozam!?

EAGLE
..... no, not for them.

<shink>

I want to be Pillar.....

P.146
<stab>

EAGLE
.... for myself.

P.147
CLEF
.... Creator......?

VOICE (Creator)
Yes.
I first created the world that contained Earth... a world without an 
absolute leader, a world lacking order and full of confusion.
But a world where the Will of the living weave their futures.  
That was Earth.

P.148
VOICE (Creator)
But the Earthians fought day after day and they are continuing to destroy 
their Land, their World.  
That is why I created this new World, including Cephiro.  A world where 
one Will determines all.

FUU
Then... the one that named us "Magic Knights".....

UMI
.... is Mokona?

P.149
HIKARU
What do you want to do with Cephiro!?

<clang>
<falter>

EAGLE
I want to.....

<slip>
<grasp>

P.150
VOICE (Creator)
Eagle of Autozam.  Your body has been taken over by an illness?

EAGLE
.... Yes.
The doctors told me that I would die before I reached Cephiro.

HIKARU
That can't be!?

EAGLE
Overuse of mental energy.
Autozam is a highly machine-based country.
We have changed mental powers into energy -- into Power that is used to 
move things.
I seem to have used too much of my Heart.... I am like a mecha that is 
about to run out of fuel.

P.151
EAGLE
I will soon fall into a slumber.
A slumber from which I will Never Wake.

HIKARU
Never....?

EAGLE
This illness culminates by stopping all bodily functions.  But it is not 
death.  
The person falls into the same condition as a person who is asleep.... 
although he will never wake again.
I plan to put Cephiro into an eternal sleep......
I will move all inhabitants into neighboring countries.... 
All that will remain here will be myself, the Pillar.  And I will sleep 
forever with Cephiro..... so tragedy will never strike again.

P.152
HIKARU
Why....?
Why are you, the commander of Autozam, doing this!?

EAGLE
When I found out that I did not have much time left to live.... I swore 
to myself.
That I will decide how my life is to end.  And....
My Wish is to end the history of Cephiro with me.

P.153
VOICE (Creator)
Is it for your friend... Lantis, the Kailu of Cephiro?

HIKARU
Lantis!?

EAGLE
No, it is not.
It is true that Lantis risked his life to end the history of Cephiro that 
can only be written with the sacrifice of the Pillar.

P.154
EAGLE
Because that was his Wish.... after he found out about the tragic ending 
to the love story... between his older brother and the princess that he 
guarded for so long.
But I don't want Lantis to die.
I don't want someone with eyes colored like the skies of Cephiro to die.  
Someone with the eyes that remind me of a place where I always longed to 
be......
.... I am being Selfish.  I know that I am ignoring what he wants to do.
I am going to become the Pillar of Cephiro for _my_ Wish.

P.155
<flash>
<glow>

HIKARU
..... That's wrong......
That would be doing the same thing that Princess Emeraude did!

P.156
HIKARU
Princess Emeraude sacrificed herself to protect the people that she 
loved.... 
But what should the people that are left do when she's gone!?

<gasp>

P.157
HIKARU
What happens to the hearts of all the people who love the Princess and 
care deeply about her!?

<roar>

P.158
HIKARU
%What happens!?

UMI
Hikaru!?

FUU
Hikaru-san!!

VOICE (Creator)
Hikaru Shidou, one of the Magic Knights, is taking the Challenge to 
become Pillar of Cephiro along with Eagle of Autozam.

UMI
I DON'T want Hikaru to be facing hardship alone!

FUU
Mokona-san!  Take us to Earth!

P.159
VOICE (Creator)
I cannot.
Only those who are qualified to go can enter the Site of the Challenge.

UMI
I don't care about qualifications!!
We promised that no matter what happens, all three of us would work 
together!!

FUU
I cannot let Hikaru-san fight by herself!!

P.160
<lends a hand>

HIKARU
Let's go back to Cephiro together.
The ones that love you are awaiting you.
If you become the Pillar, Lantis... he would be very sad.

P.161
HIKARU
I killed his brother....  
Lantis didn't blame me.  He was nice to me.... but he had sad eyes.
You're like him, Eagle.
You have sad eyes.....  
I can tell that you really love Lantis.  And he probably.....

P.162
HIKARU
I think it was like that for Princess Emeraude and Zagato.  But... they 
Ended Up that way.  
I don't want to hurt anyone anymore.  
I don't want to see people crying because they lost their loved ones.  
And I....

<flash>

P.163
HIKARU
... NEVER want to regret doing something!!

<roar>

P.164
<creak>

VOICE (Creator)
A new Path has opened.
A Path connecting Cephiro to Earth.
The next Pillar is Hikaru.

P.165
UMI, FUU
It can't be....!!

GEO
Eagle!!

LANTIS
.... What will happen to Eagle?

VOICE (Creator)
The one who could not overcome the Pillar's Challenge.....
will disappear.

P.166
<fly>
<clang>

HIKARU
%I can't go through!?

VOICE (Creator)
The only one who can return to Cephiro along that Path is the new Pillar.  
Those who are not qualified will disappear.

HIKARU
NO!
I will take him home!

<crackle>

P.167
<push>

VOICE (Creator)
Those who are not qualified cannot pass through the Path.

<roar>

HIKARU
Qualifications don't matter!  
Mokona..... I.... I thought you were a comrade, a valuable friend... 
You nodded only because I was Qualified?  

<roar>

It wasn't because you liked me?  

I like you, Mokona, so I want to be with you.

<crack crack>

Because being with you is more fun than being alone.  Because I like you 
so much.....

P.168
<drip drip>
<gasp>

EAGLE
Please, let go of my hand!

<whip>

Hikaru!!

HIKARU
Mokona......  Nobody can live alone......  
The Pillar is Alone.  She can do anything, but she is Alone.  
I think that's why Princess Emeraude fell in love with Zagato.

P.169
HIKARU
I was able to do my best because Umi-chan and Fuu-chan were there for me.  
Because I wasn't alone, because I live my life to the fullest, I am able 
to be happy with the people I love.

P.170
<grasp>

HIKARU
%Umi-chan!
%Fuu-chan!

<whip>

%I'm coming back!

<thunder>

P.171
<point>

LANTIS
Open the Path to the Pillar again!

VOICE (Creator)
The Path to the Pillar can only be opened once.
..... The new Pillar Hikaru is trying to bring back Eagle of Autozam with 
her.
But only the Pillar can pass through the Path.... at this rate, both of 
them will disappear!

P.172
<dash>

LANTIS
Open the Path to the Pillar again.....!

<crackle>

.... it doesn't matter if you are the Creator.

P.173
LANTIS
If Eagle and the girl from another world die, I....

<thrash>

.... I will kill you!
Open the Path!!

P.174
EAGLE
Please let go of my hand!

<panting>

Even if I go back to Cephiro, I won't be able to live long!
At this rate, you....!!

<grasp>

HIKARU
But still!!
You still have to live until the end.

P.175
HIKARU
For the people that you care about.
And for yourself.

<hug>
<whip>

%I promised Umi-chan and Fuu-chan.
%I can't lose here!

<roar>

P.176
UMI
Hikaru---!!

FUU
Hikaru-san----!!

UMI
Mokona, open the path!!

FUU
Please, open the path!!

<glow>

P.177
<roar>
<shrrrrrrrrrr>

[HIKARU: Waaaaaaaaa]

P.178
<grasp>
<roar>

HIKARU
Umi-chan!!
Fuu-chan!!
Why.....!?

UMI
We promised, remember?

FUU
We will never lose!

P.179
HIKARU
For the ones we love and our valuable comrades... 
We can't lose!!

<flash>
<screech>

PP.180-181
<door slams open>

P.182
HIKARU
.... Mokona...
These Mashin were created to kill the Pillar.
But.

<glow>

We were able to save this person.  With these Mashin.
You said I was the new Pillar, right?

VOICE (Creator)
..... Yes.

P.183
HIKARU
I can make the new Promises in this world, right?

VOICE (Creator)
Yes.

HIKARU
I think this world's idea that The Believing Heart becomes your Strength 
is beautiful.  
But it is too much to ask one set of shoulders to carry all the burdens 
of this country.....
So... Fuu-chan and Umi-chan that fought with me.  The people I met here 
in Cephiro that I care about.  And the people from the other countries in 
this world.... Autozam, Chizeta, and Fahren...

P.184
HIKARU
I want to take some time to think about what this country needs, and what 
we need to do, to be happy.  
Maybe we can't do anything, but there might be something that we can only 
see from the other world that you created, Mokona... Earth.

VOICE (Creator)
Does that mean you will abolish the Pillar system?

HIKARU
Cephiro is not for one person.  It's for everyone that loves this 
country.

P.185
HIKARU
All the people that I love....
are wishing that too....
Mokona, you created Cephiro looking at what the Earth is like now, right?

VOICE (Creator)
Yes.

UMI
I can understand why you would get sad.

P.186
FUU
I can't say that everyone on Earth is happy right now.

HIKARU
But.  At least Clef... Lantis... Ferio... everyone in Cephiro... we who 
know the tragic end of Princess Emeraude... feel from the bottom of our 
hearts.... that we don't want anyone else to sacrifice themselves.
We want to live with all the people we love and be happy... here in 
Cephiro!

<glow>

P.187
VOICE (Creator)
....Princess Emeraude loved Cephiro and everyone in it.  
But perhaps she did not believe in them.  
She tried to protect the people she loved by risking her life....
.... but she did not try to walk along with them, feeling each other's 
pain.

P.188
VOICE (Creator)
Cephiro is a world where the Pillar rules over all.
The Princess could have abolished the Pillar system.
Still, Princess Emeraude wished for her own death -- and wished for the 
preservation of the current system.  An Unchanging Tomorrow that one 
person determines for all.....
But the new Pillar of Cephiro wished for the Death of the System instead 
of her Own Death.
Not to only protect the ones she loved by sacrificing herself....
... but to understand and help each other out through good times and bad, 
to create a Tomorrow that Differs from Today together with the ones she 
loves.

P.189
VOICE (Creator)
You believe in the ones that you love.

P.190
<wind>

HIKARU
Mokona!

VOICE (Creator)
The fate of this world are in your hands.
We shall depart to another dimension.

<glow>

P.191
FUU
Mokona-san.
You were the one that sent up to the Pillar to the Path, right?

UMI
Because you Loved us.... because we were Comrades, you helped us, right?

[MOKONA:  Puu]

P.192
<glow>

CLEF
.... A new Path has opened in Cephiro.....
Magic Knights, no, three girls from another world...

P.193
CLEF
.... showed us the way.
To a world where truly the Believing Heart becomes the Power.

P.196
[1996.]

UMI
I'm on my way--!

PARENTS
Be careful--!

DAD
Umi seems to be even more energetic lately, Mama.

MOM
Really.
I wonder if she found a lovely boyfriend, like you, Papa? <heartmark>

DAD
I hope so! <heartmark>

P.197
FUU
I'm on my way now!

KUU
Tokyo Tower again?
Please buy me some Hiyoko donuts again! <heartmark>

FUU
Yes!

P.198
HIKARU
I'm gonna be late---!
I'm sorry, Hikari!
I'm going out now.  I'll take you on a walk when I get back.

<whimper>
<Kakeru pokes his head out>

KAKERU
You going out--?

HIKARU
Yup, with Umi-chan and Fuu-chan.

<Satoru enters doorway>

SATORU
You coming back by dinner?

HIKARU
Yup!

<dashing>

Definitely!

P.199
MASARU
Where are you going today---?

HIKARU
Another world---!

P.200
[Tokyo.  Tokyo Tower.]

<dashing>

UMI
Leave it to Hikaru to be right on time!

HIKARU
I'm glad I made it.

<panting>

FUU
Well, let's go.

<hold>

HIKARU
Okay!

<glow>

P.201
<glow>

P.202
<glow>

ASCOT
Oh!
Hello!

FERIO
Yo!

UMI
Ufufu...
Ta-dah!
I baked a cake!
[ahem!]

ASCOT
You mean the confectionery on Earth that you were talking about the other 
day?

FERIO
Perfect.  The people from Autozam, Chizeta, and Fahren are here today.

UMI
What good timing!
Let's have a tea party!
Ascot, can you help me?

FUU
Oh, I will help too.

P.203
<smile>

UMI
We can handle it ourselves.  Right!?

<blush>

HIKARU
I'll head over to Eagle's first!

<footsteps>

FUU
..... It is quite peaceful.

FERIO
Yeah, thanks to you guys.

FUU
Happiness is not something one can make alone.

<takes hand>

FERIO
I guess...

<fling>

You did bring me my happiness.

P.204
ASCOT
ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, um, um....!
..... Umi, do you have anyone you are seeing right now?

UMI
[hmmmm...]
No, I don't.

ASCOT
Then!
Um, um, do you have anyone you would like to see?

<shake shake>

[Yaaaahhoooooooo]

UMI
Wh, wh, wh, wh, wh, what happened?

ASCOT
Well, let's make some tea!
Okay!!

P.205
<pops her head in>

HIKARU
.... How are you feeling, Eagle?

EAGLE
%I'm all right.  Although I am asleep, I can still hear your voice.
%Because of your strong Wish, I am heading slowly towards recovery.
%That is what Guru Clef told me.
%The Believing Heart becomes the Power..... it is truly a strange
%country here.

<creak>
<footstep>

HIKARU
Oh, Hello!

P.206
<flap>

LANTIS
You done with 'school' today?

HIKARU
Today is Sunday.

[LANTIS: 'Sunday'?
 HIKARU: A day off.]

EAGLE
%Have you met everyone yet?

HIKARU
No, not yet.  I wanted to see you, Eagle.

EAGLE
%Geo, along with the princesses of Chizeta and Fahren, are here today.
%Lantis, would you take Hikaru to where everyone is?
[Zazu has been wanting to see her.]

LANTIS
.... okay.

<stands up>

HIKARU
Oh! I can go by myself!
[I'm all right!]

P.207
EAGLE
%No... it seems as though Lantis wants to show you the way. 
[giggle]

HIKARU
I'll come back later with Lantis!

<closes door>

EAGLE
%Hikaru..... 
%Thank you...

HIKARU
Eagle is such a wonderful person!  I wish I could be just like him.

LANTIS
.... I think you guys are alike....

P.208
<lift>

LANTIS
... especially your strong Hearts.

PRIMERA
Waaait a minute!

P.209
<punch punch>

PRIMERA
Lantis is miiiinnne!!

LANTIS
Hikaru.

<tuggggggle>

In your country, what do people say when they confess their love to 
someone else?

<Primera trips>

HIKARU
I think it would be.... 'Will you marry me?'

LANTIS
'Marry'....?

HIKARU
To promise that you will be with the person you love for the rest of your 
life!

P.210
LANTIS
Do you want to 'marry' anyone?

HIKARU
You... and Eagle!

LANTIS
So you usually 'marry' two people?

<shake shake>

P.211
<smile>

HIKARU
But I love both of you guys.  
And Umi-chan, Fuu-chan, Clef, Presea, Ferio, Ascot, Caldina, Lafarga.... 
I want to be with all of you for the rest of my life!

<flap>

LANTIS
... Your Heart is what made Cephiro into the beautiful place we have 
now...

HIKARU
No, it's everyone's Hearts.

P.212
<flap>

[PRIMERA: Waiiiiiittt.... What do you mean by that....!?
 by any chance......!?]

GEO
I'm sorry that our commander has been in your care for so long.

CLEF
It's no problem....  We are looking at all the good parts about Autozam, 
Chizeta, and Fahren as reference in building the new system under which 
Cephiro will be running.

P.213
GEO
And we are getting help with research on how to stop the environmental 
pollution.

TATRA
Nothing is perfect.  It would be wonderful if we could satisfy all our 
needs with the things another one of us has plenty of.

ASUKA
But, to think that that white fluffy thing created this world....
[That surprised even me.]

CLEF
I.... 
I believe that the Creator (Mokona) was wishing for a Revolution in 
Cephiro.

PRESEA
Eh?

P.214
CLEF
If Mokona wanted status quo, then he wouldn't have placed countries 
around it that had completely different environments.
And there would be no need for the Magic Knights to come from another 
world.
I think the Creator (Mokona) was hoping for a Better World created by 
seeing, feeling, and understanding something other than yourself.
The Mashin that Hikaru controlled was named "Rayearth".
In the words of Earth, it means
"glowing(Ray) land(Earth)".  They taught us that.

P.215
CLEF
Maybe there was a wish there -- that all worlds will be full of Light.

<rustle>

FUU
Then....
The one that summoned us here again was....

CLEF
The only one that can summon people from another world in a Pillar-less 
Cephiro would be the Creator (Mokona).

P.216
CLEF
The strong Wish to go to Cephiro again.... and the wish to change this 
country, made by the girls from another world... moved the Creator 
(Mokona).
Maybe He Believed that you would be able to bring Change into this world.

UMI
Of course... because we are Comrades!  Right?

P.217
FUU
Yes!

UMI
We've started already--!

FUU
By the way, have you thought of the new name for the country?

HIKARU
[ummmmm]
Not yet.... it's really hard.

UMI
If you don't decide soon, it will forever be "The country used to be 
known as Cephiro"!

<Ferio and Ascot laugh>

HIKARU
Hmmmmm....
I know!

P.218
HIKARU
Name the new country!
Yes you, who have been watching us the whole time!

[Enter a name for you, and only you.]

---END---

***** Character Profiles.

First page top: Rayearth

	Rayearth, holder of the Power of Fire, is shaped like a red lion.  
Hikaru revived him in the Fire Shrine, and he fought with her as a 
Mashin.
	As with Mokona, his true figure was not revealed in the main 
portion of the story, but he represents Fire, Passion, and Future.

First page bottom: Selece

	Selece, holder of the Power of Water, is shaped like a blue sea 
dragon.  Umi revived him in the Water Shrine and fought with her since as 
a Mashin.
	He represents Water, Kindness, and Present.

Second page top: Windam

	Windam, the holder of the Power of Wind, is shaped like a green 
bird with four wings.  He fought with Fuu after being revived in the Wind 
Shrine.
	He represents Wind, Knowledge, and Past.

Second page bottom: ?

	This Creator (Mokona) created not only Cephiro and its 
surrounding countries, but also Earth.  Disappeared into another 
dimension with the three Mashin.  Supposedly shows its true powers when 
the ornament on the forehead turns yellow.  But no matter how 
authoritatively he talks, his body remains fluffy -- making it very 
awkward.