Chapter 9:

Birthmark and National Anthem

Student life of Buissy in Tokyo

 « Sorry I was just thinking... Hoshiko was described by you. But what about me ? The readers essentially don't know what the main character looks like... »Bookmark here

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« You don't have to worry. It seems that Narrator made a long description of me because his mind is polluted with lewdness. »Bookmark here

« Maybe... But until now nobody knew I had a birth mark on my forehead. »Bookmark here

« That's a birth mark ? It kinda looks like a 'J' now that I closely look. »Bookmark here

To think you would be saddened by the fact I didn't describe your appearance. Look I'm sorry... If I disseapeard you would surely cry ahah...Bookmark here

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« Hey Louis ! I heard from a classmate that I should hear the french national anthem. Apparently it's very long compared to ours which is a waka. » said Hoshiko-chan excitedly.Bookmark here

« Well It is long but only a part of it is actually learned in school and sung... I'll sing it to you in french and then sing it in Japanese. Still, give me time to translate through... »Bookmark here

Louis then successfully sang the french national anthem. However, as Hoshiko-chan didn't understand a single lyric, she looked forward to what the translation was...Bookmark here

« And now I'll sing the translation ! »Bookmark here

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« Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny
Raises its bloody banner
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!Bookmark here

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To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!
Let the impure blood
Water our furrows!Bookmark here

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What does this horde of slaves,
Of traitors and conjured kings want?
For whom are these vile chains,
These long-prepared irons?
Frenchmen, for us, ah! What outrage!
What fury must it arouse!
It is us they dare plan
To return to the old slavery!
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Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!
Let the impure blood
Water our furrows! »Bookmark here

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« That's... Not really it right ? It's a joke ? »Bookmark here

« Eh ? Why would it be a joke ? »Bookmark here

« But it's so... violent... Like... 'They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!'. You had me in the first half, not gonna lie. But what's with the imagery ? Also what's with 'Let the impure blood
Water our furrows!' ? Huh ? Huh ? I have so many questions ! »Bookmark here

« Oh don't worry. The impure blood is the blood of commoners... This was made during the french revolution... »Bookmark here

« Then it's not even the blood of your ennemy you're spilling but you're own ! I don't know if it's better or worse ! »Bookmark here

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Don't worry I had the same reaction the first time Hoshiko-chan Ahahah...Bookmark here

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