Harassing Thief Girl Ch. 61

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n3461cg/61/

This song has a 4X4 scheme. Each verse has four lines, each line is broken into 4 parts, and each part contains 4 syllables. The way the lines were broken up was weird because sometimes it meant that certain words were broken up in the middle as well. I don’t know too much about poetry, it might be that you’re supposed to put extra emphasis at the beginning of each part. I adjusted it below so that the beginning of every part would be capitalized though for all of you who are more cultured than me. I’ll also try and get the next chapter out tomorrow…well, today now as well.

 

Pi-tan’s Lullaby

An impromptu song that Reeve invented when putting Pi-tan to bed.
The melody is to Schubert’s Lullaby.¹



 

I really hate myself
     Watashi wa Jibun ga Tottemo Kiraida
Because everyone hates me
     Nazenara Minna waTashi o kiRaukara
I am probably bad
     Watashi wa warui ko tabun wa rui koda
I do not have anywhere I belong
Watashi wa Dokoni mo Iba shoganainda

I am over there and over here, but I am a monster
     Asoko mo Koko demo Watashi wa Nokemono
Everyone looks at me with hatred
     Minna no meSen ga Watashi o Kirau no
That’s why I will torture them
     Dakara waTashi hakaRera o iJimeruno
And eat their arms² and shields
     Karera noBuki toka Yoroi o Taberuno

Then one day a gold girl came
     Aru toki Kiniro Musume ga Kitanda
She showed me a dagger
     Watashi ni Daga– o SashidashiTandayo
I snatched it away and ate
     Watashi wa Daga– o Ubatte Tabetano
The girl looked at me and smiled
     Musume wa Watashi o Mitsumete Hohoemu

Then the girl suddenly hit me
     Musume wa Watashi o Ikinari Nagutta
It didn’t hurt much at all
     Itaku wa Nainda Itami wa Nainda
However it was the first time I was hit
     Dakedo waTashi wa haJimete naGurareta
But it was the first time someone met my gaze
     Mesen o AwaseraReta no mo Hajimete

I became deeply afraid of the girl
     Watashi wa Musume ga OsoroshiKu natta
The girl did nothing but hit me
     Musume wa Hitasura Watashi o Naguruno
My eyes saw nothing but her hitting me
     Watashi no Me o mite Hitasura Naguruno
I protected my head
     Watashi wa Jibun no Atama oKabauno

Then the girl took me in her arms
     Soshitara Musume ga Watashi o Daitano
I am thrilled to be in her heart
     Sokode wa Tokutoku Shinzou Natteru
The girl gives me love
     Musume wa Watashi o Aishite Kuretano
I felt love for the first time
     Watashi wa Hajimete Aishite Moraeta

The place I belong is a big basket
     Watashi no Ibasho wa ōkina Kagonano
I like lying here
     Koko de waTashi wa suKina you Ni neruno
Sometimes someone cradles me
     Yoru wa daReka ga waTashi o daKko suru
And then I enjoy a bath
     Soshite waTashi wa oFuro o taNoshimuno

I am very happy now
     Watashi wa Tottemo ShiawaseNandayo
Gold, Blue, Red, Black,
     Kiniro Aoiro Akairo Kuroiro
White, everyone pets me gently
     Shiroiro Minna ga Watashi o Naderuno
I am happy. I am happy.
     Watashi wa Shiawase Watashi wa Shiawase


1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd_6fNLpPQ8

2. Just in case, I wanted to make sure everyone knew that arms here meant weapons. Pi-tan was not eating anyone’s actual arms.

Chapter 60

Chapter 62

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