Written by: Pomelote
And These Freezing Hands, judging from Nogiku's reaction.
And now for something marginally different.
Told you it was a terrible, terrible idea, Nogiku!
This chapter manages to be both satisfying and frustrating, like that scab you keep picking at so it won't heal. Seriously, give the poor thing a break.
On the satisfying side, there's a lot being brought out into the open, and it's about time someone took Nogiku to task for trying to hurt Kasane for things she had nothing to do with. On the frustrating side, they're mostly just venting, not making any real attempts to engage each other. For example, Nogiku makes no attempt to mention that Nina was conscious and suffering when she killed her, or correct Kasane's impression that Nogiku was duping her from the very start, and Kasane seems more interested in being as spiteful as possible than talking about how hurt she is. Then again, Kasane's basically just found all of this information out in the last twenty-four hours, and Nogiku probably hasn't even been awake fifteen minutes, so it's understandable that tempers are running high for now. What. A plot-tease.
The next chapter looks set to be an Izana flashback, but I'm not sure if it'll bring anything new to light or if it'll just be a barebones recap of Izana. (Oh, and in a related note, when I finish Izana, I was thinking of putting up a translation at some point, if anyone's interested in it.)
Just a minor one! Nogiku calls Kasane a monster （化け物・ばけもの・bakemono), which has previously just been used to describe Kasane's face, but Nogiku uses it here in reference to her callousness and indifference. ... well, I thought it was interesting.
PomelotePomelote is the physical embodiment of first-world millenial entitlement. You can contact her on Skype with the name suukebind or Twitter at @poorlicoricekid, if you know any good spam bots. Editor's note: This article is not intended to be an endorsement of suicide, but it is an endorsement of imprisoning people in basements.