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Kuro and Neko’s side story “The Dog and Cat on the Distant Seas”

original scanned by tsukareteru-tako

written by Suzuki Suzu (Orange)

“Where is this place?”

Standing exhausted on a solitary island in a distant sea, Yatogami Kuroh dumbfoundedly murmured.

If he had to say the reason, Neko was to blame.
Neko - a young strain girl whose original name is unknown, and Kuro’s companion.

There is yet another companion but, they still haven’t found him. They had gotten themselves completely lost in order to find their king – Isana Yashiro.

Normally, they’d split up in order to search faster. With only a meeting point decided they’d make a simple agreement to search around the Japanese archipelago separately.

However, this time, at Neko’s suggestion, it was decided they would act together.

The plan was as follows: “Because Shiro is scattering his troubles on the ocean, we can suppose he’s drifting somewhere out at sea.”

Certainly, there was reason for this. If he lost sight of land, he would get into contact quickly with them, but oddly enough, he still hadn’t sent for them. The fact that he hasn’t contacted them before now, must mean that he hasn’t been able to. Why is it that he hasn’t been able to get into contact? It must be that is because he is still adrift out at sea. Following that logic, Kuro and Neko set sail from Tokyo bay.

Kuro nimbly cut through the North Pacific Ocean by motorboat while Neko headed west. Kuro was covering the east because according to Neko it was the “perfect” place to search.

This type of plan however was relying completely on this one place, and Kuro’s impatience was just starting to show. It was at this point, ten hours in, that Kuro was unexpectedly rolled by a sudden typhoon and cast into the ocean.

If someone were to call Neko a perpetrator, the first thing he would say is that she suits the role perfectly.


With a dangerous gleam in her eye, Neko lashed out into the water. While swimming in the shallows Neko caught some fish and brought it to base on the beach while waves lapped against the shore.

Standing on the shore was Kuro, frantically waving to Neko while maintaining an unreadable expression.

Splashing and kicking up water while returning to the beach, Neko pouted.

“Oi, Kurosuke. Stop playing around, hurry up and cook the fish.”

“I’m not playing around! I’m lighting a fire aren’t I!”

Neko tilted her head in confusion

“Huh? What for?”

“An SOS, because we’re marooned!”

It’s typical of Neko to completely and utterly forget the seriousness their current predicament. They’re completely shipwrecked and helplessly stranded.

Stuck with a stupid idiot and totally exhausted, Kuro once again built a fire. He made kindling from driftwood to light the fire, but even before he could get anywhere close to making smoke the distant sound of a helicopter could be heard.


Kuro looked up. He spotted a black dot slowly moving across the sky. It was their chance. However, there was no sign of the fire igniting.

He promptly stood up, then began waving his arms and yelling out.

“O–i! Over here! Help us!”

“… I don’t really get what’s happening, but is it a good idea to signal them?”

“Of course! As stupid as you are, even you –”

“In that case, it’s easy! Yah!”

Loud and clear, her voice rang out – full of fighting spirit and in perfect unison with her bells.

At that moment, a beckoning cat appeared behind Neko – a manifestation of her ability as a strain to project illusions.

Within an instant, the beckoning cat had transformed into a giant, reaching beyond the clouds. With eyes of gold and blue set on helicopter above, Neko gestured with her hand ‘over here’.

“Hehe, how about that? This is good isn’t it?”


The helicopter that was heading towards them came to a puzzled halt, then, seeming to think better of it, did a U-turn and disappeared over the horizon.

Neko tilted her head.


“Not ‘oh’!! Of course if out of nowhere a giant monstrous cat suddenly appeared they’d run away!”

“Nyahhahaha, I messed up! Oh Nyo~!”

Neko carried on, entirely unapologetically, leaving Kuro to crumble to his knees on the sandy beach.

I did it

the rough translation of short story is now complete

now begins the work to make it sound flowing in english

4 more lines and I’ll be finished with the rough translation of the Kuro and Neko Short story

just 4 more lines

finally finished writing out romaji of Kuro and Neko short story and half way through rough translating

but the summary is: Neko is the cause of Kuro’s suffering during their journey to find Shiro out on the seas

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