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[Narration] 二人は苦しそうにおなかを抑え、噴水の脇に腰かけている。

The two rubbed their stomachs, seemingly in pain, and seated themselves on the side of a fountain.

[Anri] た、食べたな……結局、中華飯店の飲茶コースのはずだったのに、いつの間に満漢全席に箸をつけてたんだ?それも二人で競うように。

W-we really ate…in the end, we should have had a course with rice and tea at a Chinese restaurant, but when did we start sticking our chopsticks into a Qing-Han imperial feast? It's like we were competing over how much we could eat.

[Soyeon] ふいい……あたしももう入りません。

Fuah….I can't fit anything else either.

[Soyeon] あたしもけっこう食べる方ですけど、杏里さんには……

I'm someone who eats a lot, but compared to Anri-san…

[Anri] おいしそうな美少女が一緒だとめっぽう箸が進むんだ。

If I'm together with a delicious looking beautiful girl, my chopsticks will move by themselves.

[Soyeon] え?

Eh?

[Anri] 料理は調味料が大事だねって言ったのさ。さてと、話って?

I just said that the seasoning is important in cooking. Now then, you said that you had something to talk to me about?

[Soyeon] はい、実は……

Yes. Actually…

[Narration] ソヨンは杏里に向かって居住まいをただした。

So-yeon turned to Anri, adjusting her posture.

[Soyeon] 杏里さんに、ぜひ手伝ってほしいことがあるんです。杏里さんでなければ頼めないことなんです。

There is something that I definitely want Anri-san to help with. It's something that I can't ask anyone but you.

[Anri] ……ボクでなければ?聞くよ。言ってごらん。

…Nobody but me? I'm listening. Go ahead and say it.

[Soyeon] では……えと……

Then…um…

[Soyeon] あ、杏里さん、あたしのワトソンになってくれませんか?

A-Anri-san, won't you be my Watson?

[Anri] ワトソン?

Watson?

[Soyeon] はい。

Yes.

[Narration] 杏里は面くらったが、切実そうなソヨンの表情からは冗談の気配は読みとれなかった。

Anri was taken aback, but she could not read the slightest indication that this was a joke from So-yeon's earnest expression.

あたしのワトソンになってください!

Please be my Watson!

ワトソンって……?

By 'Watson', you mean…?

[Anri] ワトソンって、あの怪奇小説の?

'Watson' refers to the Watson in that mystery novel?

[Soyeon] 推理小説です。

It's a detective novel.

[Soyeon] ホームズ探偵の親友にして助手をつとめるワトソンです。

The Watson who serves as detective Holmes' assistant, and is his best friend.

[Anri] あ、ああ、ホームズ。ホームズね。うんうん、知ってるよ。

Ah, yeah, Holmes. Holmes, huh. Yep, yep, I know about him.

それよりボクは……

Rather than that, for me…

[Anri] ワトソンか……うん、ワトソンも悪くない。でもそれならば、ボクは───

Being Watson…mm, being Watson isn't bad. But if that's the case, would I—

[Anri] アルセーヌ=ルパンがいいかな?

Be good as Arsene Lupin?

[Soyeon] え? ルパンは怪盗ですよ?

Eh? Lupin is a thief, you know?

[Anri] あれ? それならブラウン、カドフェル、カーナッキ、マクガイバー……

Huh? Then, what about Brown, or Cadfael, or Carnacki, or MacGyver…

[Soyeon] 神父です。修道士です。幽霊狩人です。冒険野郎です!

He's a priest. He's a monk. He's a ghost hunter. And he's a secret agent!

[Soyeon] あの、あたしがお願いしたいのは、探偵助手なんです!

Um, what I want for you to be is a detective assistant!

[Soyeon] あっ、あたし……勢いにまかせて……

Ah, I…got carried away…

[Soyeon] 助手だなんて、失礼ですよね。でも、とにかくお力をお借りしたくて!

Calling you an assistant is rude, isn't it? However, putting that aside, I want to borrow your strength!

[Soyeon] どうかあたしと一緒にレ……、レイプ事件の犯人をさがしてほしいんです。

Please, I want you to find the…perpetrator of the rape incidents together with me.

[Soyeon] お願いします、杏里さん!

I beg of you, Anri-san!

[Narration] ソヨンは膝に額がつくほど体を折っておじぎした。

So-yeon bowed, bending her body to a degree where her forehead touched her knees.

[Soyeon] あたし、どうしても犯人を見つけたいんです!

No matter what, I want to find the criminal!

[Soyeon] みんな、誰もが杏里さんを犯人と思いこんでいて、全然とりあっていただけないんです。

Everyone thinks that you're the perpetrator, they don't take heed of me at all.

[Soyeon] でも、このままじゃ……このままじゃだめです。

But, the way things are now..the way things are now, I can't accept it.

[Soyeon] 杏里さんに対して、いきなり助手だなんて、失礼なのは承知しています。

I know that calling you my assistant all of a sudden ia rude.

[Soyeon] でも、一緒に犯人を捜してほしいという気持ちは……

But, the feeling that makes me want to search for the criminal together with you…

[Anri] 嘘じゃないと?

Isn't a lie?

[Soyeon] だ、だめですか?それなら名探偵ポワロのヘイスティングス大尉でも、ネロ・ウルフのアーチー・グッドウィンでも。

Wo-won't you? If you won't, then even the famous detective Poirot's Captain Hastings, or Nero Wolfe's Archie Goodwin is fine.

[Anri] ……うん。

…Mm.

面白い。面白いね。

Interesting. This is interesting.

[Soyeon] え?

Eh?

[Anri] 実は、ボクのほうからも折り入ってお願いがある。

The truth is, I too have a serious request.

[Anri] きみにはボクの小林少年になってほしい。

I want you to be my Kobayashi Kid.

[Soyeon] えっ?

Ehh?

[Narration] 杏里は腕を組み、顎に手をやって笑った

Anri folded her arms, putting her hand at her chin, and laughed.

[Anri] というか……つまりボクらは二人とも探偵の助手になるんだ。

I mean…In short, both of us will be detective assistants.

[Soyeon] あれ、じゃあ、いちばん肝心の探偵は?

Huh, then, the most relevant detective is?

[Anri] ふふふふ。ホームズもポワロも、明智探偵だってかなわない名探偵を紹介しよう。

Fufufufu. Let me introduce a detective that Holmes, Poirot, or even Detective Akechi can't match.
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