Gorgon Bride

ゴルゴンの花嫁


[on a beach]

Medusa:

*sigh*…

  1. What’s wrong?
  2. What happened?

Medusa:

Ah, Gudao? The truth is… I’ve received a request regarding an arranged marriage…

  1. Oh, okay- Wait, arranged marriage!?
  2. From whom!?

Medusa:

I actually have two older sisters, and they came to me about it.

  1. I-I see…
  2. Who’s the match, by the way?

Medusa:

Ah, I don’t think they’re actually serious about following through with this.
I think they just enjoy seeing how I react…

  1. Can’t you just refuse?
  2. Turn them down!

Medusa:

Yes, well… My sisters also included a condition if I refuse…

[in a town]

Mash:

…So. Senpai, you and Medusa-san are just pretending to be lovers, right?

Fou:

Foh…

Dr. Roman:

Okay, okay. Cheer up, Mash. It’s all an act. It’s not like they’re actually going to walk arm-in-arm and kiss-
Wait, are you? I guess you wouldn’t seem like lovers if you didn’t.

Mash:

!

Medusa:

N-No, well… I’m not, um, really used to that, so…

Mash:

….Phew. Right, Medusa-san wouldn’t do that.

Medusa:

Your relief alone makes me anxious… I just meant that I’m not used to a “lovers’ relationship.”
In any case, I apologize, Gudao. You’ve gone out of your way to help me.

  1. [MALE] Let’s enjoy ourselves.
  2. [FEMALE] I’m a girl, though.

[1] Medusa:

Yes, let’s.

[2] Medusa:

Yes, I don’t mind. In fact…

Mash:

Dr. Roman:

Now then, leave it to me to record the evidence. Mash, back them up.

Mash:

…Fine, I understand.

[later]

Medusa:

Heh heh. It’s nice to do this every now and then. Though, I’m sorry for making you go through the trouble.

  1. It’s no trouble.
  2. Actually, I’m all for it.

Medusa:

Is that so? You’re a curious one.

[later]

Mash:

………

Dr. Roman:

Now, now. Mash, it’s about time to turn that frown upside down!

Young Man:

Hey there, sister. Fine body you got there. Why don’t you come with us?

Medusa:

…? Gudao, who are they talking to?

  1. You, Medusa-san.
  2. Hmm, isn’t this your stereotypical…

Young Man:

Hee hee hee, we’ll show you a much better time than that punk kid there~

Medusa:

Excuse me, but I’m trying to enjoy my time with Gudao.
I’d appreciate it if you’d immediately remove yourselves from my sight…

Young Man:

‘the fuck you say? Sure lookin’ down on us, ain’t ya? Guys, make her feel a little pain!

Medusa:

…*sigh* I’m used to this, but it gives me headache to see it always go this way.
Forgive me, Gudao. I need to get violent for a moment.

[beat up on some street punks]

Young Man:

She- She’s insanely strong! Damn this woman… The Mentor! Call our Mentor!

Mentor:

Now then… you kidding me, punks? Fighting a woman and a kid? How pathetic.

Young Man:

It’s ’cause that huge lady is monstrously strong!

Medusa:

… (irritated)

Mentor:

Tch, how could lose to a lone woman? Well, it’s true that she’d be cuter if she wasn’t so big.
I wouldn’t take a giantess even if she was free!

Medusa:

… (annoyed)

Young Man:

Heh! Now that the Mentor’s here, we’ve got the strength of a hundred men! Let’s get her, boys!

Medusa:

…Master. Do you mind if I get just a bit serious?
No, I’m not angry. I’m not angry… but my Mystic Eyes are throbbing.

Mash:

Senpai, let’s help her! This isn’t part of the act, is it?

[battle]

Mentor:

!? (harden)

Young Man:

Ahhh!? Why is the Mentor turning to stone!? Shit, we’ll remember this!!!

[they flee]

Medusa:

Phew… it’s finally over.
I’m sorry, Gudao.

  1. I don’t mind.
  2. It happens.

Medusa:

…Heh heh. That’s kind of you. I appreciate the consideration.
And I’m glad that you were willing to accompany someone like me.
Everyone that’s ever approached me has been petrified in fear of my frightful visage…

Mash:

Medusa-san…

Dr. Roman:

The Gorgon monster Medusa, huh…
By the way, exactly what did your sisters-

Mash:

Doctor!

Medusa:

My sisters are rather lovely. They’re a far cry from their rough, savage little sister.

  1. You’re cute too, Medusa!
  2. You get along well with your sister.

Medusa:

…!
Thank you, Gudao. I very much enjoyed our time together.

Medusa:

You may not find me very competent, but I look forward to working with you.

 

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