Whoa, how long -has- it been since I last did Tsubasa Rumor Mill? (Don't answer, it's a rhetorical question.)
And why -did- bare-san post at such an ungodly hour (3:49 AM JST)? Beats me.
For the ones she simply loves
the sleeping princess
continues to wander.
Promise from a far-off day
Splash: Separation of Sakura's ethereal body.
Kurogane points his sword to Yuui. Yuui is frightened.
Yuui: I can't die until Fai is revived, until I return him this name and his life.
Ashura-ou: Then, you must kill, right? Him. And, I must have you grant my wish.
While holding Fai with his right hand, Yuui points his finger to Kurogane.
Yuui fighting against a huge avalanche. He cuts through it with his powerful magic, and saves the village at the base. Inside a block of ice, he finds two feathers. Before touching them, their energy is transmitted. (T/N: I'm a bit confused by this sentence.)
Yuui: 'Let's make the feather not as it is, but into a person's form, so that it'll stay by Fai's side even when I'm not there.'
As for the other one, he thinks of his travelling companion and inadvertently starts to talk but thinks, 'This has nothing to do with me, because even if we're travelling together, it's not the same,' and his thoughts stop there. (T/N: My best guess here is that he was talking to an escort in the flashback.)
In the village, they were tired of waiting for the return of their savior. Yuui's expression is blank.
Villager: Thank you very much, wizard-sama! As expected from the person who carries the D title of supreme magician!
Yuui: ... No. I'm... glad that no one got hurt.
He immediately returns to his depressed facial expression, and tries to leave the village with a downcast look. Someone grabs him by his clothes.
Freckled little girl: Thank you! But, I'd be even happier if you smiled.
Girl's mother: Geeze, this child! I'm very sorry!
Yuui (meeting the little girl's gaze): I can't smile well. I'm not used to it.
Little girl: You should practice! See, like this!
Returning to the castle, the sentinel idly complains about the cold. Yuui's skin loosens only a little bit around his eyes. The sentinel doesn't miss that change.
Sentinel: You just smiled.
Yuui: Was it strange?
Sentinel: No! It was okay! You should smile more! Ashura-ou will also be happy.
Yuui enter's the king's room. Yuui's magic power has become so strong that Ashura-ou knows wherever he is.
Ashura-ou: Should you become lost in some world, I'll go pick you up.
Yuui: ... What should I do? About what you wanted to request from me.
Ashura-ou: ... I wonder, do you love Celes?
Ashura-ou (doubtfully, anxiously): Do you love this country?
Yuui: Yes. Everyone is kind. Besides... I'm allowed to stay here.
Ashura-ou: Then, should something happen, will you use your power for the sake of this country?
Yuui: ... But, if someone with stronger magic powers than mine appears in this country...
Ashura-ou: You're cursed to kill that person, right?
Yuui is scared by the precise guess. Ashura-ou continues speaking.
Ashura-ou: I can't remove that, but I can suppress it.
From Ashura-ou's right hand comes forth the tattoo that was later entrusted to Yuuko.
Ashura-ou: If I die, it'll lose it's effect, but...
Yuui: Die, you...?
Ashura-ou: People die, all the time. I would like you to destroy those who bring harm to the people of this country. No matter who that person is.
Yuui: ... Majesty?
Ashura-ou: That's my wish.
Yuui: ... If it's all right for the time I stay in this world.
Ashura-ou: Thank you, Fai.
Ashura-ou: You promised me. That, to those who brought harm to the people of this country you'd deliver...
Yuui: Death. (T/N: More rewording fun to accomodate the split sentence. It was originally "that you'd kill those who brought harm to the people of this country".)
A wall of magic power gushes out. Kurogane's sword smashes through it.
Kurogane: Get this farce over with!
---What does his companion's shout mean?
The whole little-girl-teaches-Yuui-to-smile scene must have been teh cute. Though I don't think anything can beat the hug from last chapter.
I can see where the whole "kill those who bring harm to the people of this country" thing is going. >< Ashura-ou, you're a bishounen, have the somewhat rare trait of thinking things ahead and are a wonderful father on top of that, but get one thing straight: contrary to popular assumption, just because they're blonde with blue eyes, it does not mean that they'll have the same reactions. 記憶したか？