One of those bad days (dialogue)
ирил ѕетков ¬лахов (декадента)–аздел: ѕроза на чужд език ÷икъл:
Х IТve already told you ten times that IТm sorry. What do you want from me? - ThatТs not enough! If you think one simple apologize can fix our friendshipЕ Х One! But I apologized to you over ten times. - Oh, now they are Уover tenФ. Make up something clever if you want me to forgive you. Х OK. But want can I do? ... Yes, IТve got it. Can I buy you a drink? - How sweet of you. I accept the invitation. LetТs go. Е Mmm! The orange juice is great, but that is not exactly what I wanted. Х What do you mean? - Well, I was thinking of drinking some whisky or gin and maybe Е Х Oh, my god! ThatТs terrible! - ItТs not! I mean whatТs the terrible about that?! Е Why are you looking like that? Is there something behind me? Х Just run! ThereТs no time to waste! Quickly! - Tell me. Why are we running? ... Х Е Are you sure you want to know? - Am I sure! We are running for almost an hour. If there was something behind my back it sure is gone already. Х ItТs a Еdragon! - Oh, come on! There are no such things as dragons. Let me have a look. Х No itТs too dangerous! We canТt waste more time! - Why are we getting out of the town! Hey, thatТs my house. Х After a few minutes there wonТt be any house. Come to think of it, there will be no town afterЕ exactly four minutes. - What do you mean? Х After four minutes this dragon will destroy our city. - A dragon! ThatТs ridiculous! Have you drunk something today? Х Well, yes. A few glasses of Е Hey, wait a minute! ThatТs not the point. - I think it is. You are drunk. Or you have bumped you head somewhere. And now you are dragging me to somewhere. Let me go! Х You donТt believe me, do you? - Not at all. Х Now we shall see about that. Stop! Now, turn around. - A-a-a-a-a! Oh, my god, itТs true! A dragon is destroying the city. Х Stop shouting or he will hear us. LetТs disappear quickly. - Е Ah, now I get it. Your time is ending, right? This dragon isnТt real and those people are actors. A well paid actors, that is. УAfter four minutes it will destroy the cityФ. You have made a big theatre, havenТt you? And all this hard work just to like you. Am I right? Hero? Х Listen! I donТt know how this had come to your mind, but it is nonsense. I am trying to save you? - To save me from what? From your stupid friends? With the same stupid sense of humor? Х Look, let me explain Е - ThereТs nothing to be explained. Everything is clear as a blue sky. Х Well, it looks like this sky is overcast with black clouds, because this dragon is real and alive like us. Well, almostЕ - Oh, yeah! I wonТt move from here. Х Do you know what? - What? Х OK. Stay here, of you want. But when the dragon destroys the city I wonТt be here. If you prefer to die, thatТs all right with me! Goodbye! And thatТs the last farewell youТll hear in your life! - Very convincing! IТm shaking! DonТt leave me alone with this horrifying Е dragon. Х What? That was your house, wasnТt it? Now itТs gone. And, hey, isnТt that my house. Boom, now itТs gone, too. - Well, I suppose you wouldnТt destroy your own house. And Е that means Е Х Very good! Now she passed out. And IТll have to drag her ЕCorrection; I will have to carry her, because УThis is my new dress, Michael. Mind you donТt make it dirty.Ф Е Х A car! It looks like it isnТt such a bad day after all! I mean IТve just been chased by a dragon, which I had managed to enrage, and I have to protect Е Уmiss air and graceФ Е and what is more important Ц I have to save the world. But complaining wonТt change anything. I have to pull myself together. And the first thing to do is Ц to stop talking to myselfЕ (On the following morning) - Where am I? Why am I in a Е stolen car? What happened? Х Well, I explained to the driver that we need this car more than him, because we are chased by a mad dragon who wants to destroy the world Е And after he stopped laughing I gave him two thousand dollars and he kindly gave us his car. - So itТs true! But how is this possible? I donТt understand! Е Wait a minute! That thing is chasing us! Х Yes. - But why? Х Do you remember when we were students? And we visited that Chinese temple? - Of course, but what has that to do with the dragon? Х DonТt you get it Ц УChinese templeФ, УdragonФ? - So the dragon is Chinese? Х You knowЕ Sometimes I wonder how you graduated Oxford. - Sorry if my slow thinking bothers you, but I happened to be chased by a mad dragon from the past, who has destroyed my house right in front of my eyes and who probably wants to kill me. Х ItТs the same with me, but I have pulled myself together and it will be better for you to do the same. - OK. IТll try. Now I remember Ц this dragon looks exactly like the one at the Chinese temple. You know, the statue Е The statue is a symbol of the Great Chinese Dragon, lived in China millions of years ago. The legend says that its spirit is still looking for the two mortals, whose spirits will bring him back to life again. Х Not anymore. - But he looks pretty much alive to me. Х It looks like it has found a way to free from the statue. - ErrЕ Х What УerrФ? Do you know anything about it? - Who? Me? No, of course. Х ItТs very important to tell me all you know about the dragon, if it could help. - No, it canТt be that! Х It canТt be what? - ItТs silly. I was silly then, you know. Х I knowЕ - What? Х Oh. Nothing, nothing. Please, tell me about it. - Well, if you insist Е ItТs that thing again! Х IТm afraid this time youТre right. - What do you mean Уthis timeФ? Х ThereТs no time for arguing now. - What shall we do? Х Run, I suppose. - From the dragon? Х Е We have to fight it with water. - But where can we find that much water? Х The lake! - The lake! Х OK. ThereТs the lake. We can escape down the river which runs down it. - Hurry! He is getting on us! Х Now what was that thing? - If I tell it to you it wonТt make our condition better. Х Nothing can make our condition worse. No matter what it is. - Well, we are that two mortals. Х I know but why? - According to the legend, these two mortals have to be i-i-i-i-inЕ Х Oh, no! The rive-e-e-e-e-erЕ (two hours after) Х I think we got rid of the dragon at least for a while. - I want to tell you something very important. Х Me, eitherЕ You start. - Michael, I Е canТt shim! IТm drowning! Help me! Х IТm coming! - ThatТs better. Х Everything is going to be all right. - But of course. After all, we are only chased by a fire-breathing dragon; in the middle of the nowhere; without food and water. Everything is just fine. Х Calm down. Now, what was the think you started to tell me? - The legend says that the two mortals have to be in Е love. Х ThatТs wonderful! - ?! Х CanТt you understand? The dragon is not chasing us. I mean we are not in loveЕ Or are we? - What was the think you wanted to tell me? Х OhЕ itТs not important. - Is that so? I think I know what it is. Х Yes, it is. And how about you? - Е No, I donТt. Х In that case, letТs split and go to our homes. We are in danger no more. - ThatТs not a good idea! Х Why? - Well, our houses are destroyed. Besides, the dragon can accidentally find us. Х OK. ThatТs all right with me. But I have one question. - Yes. Х Will you accept my apology? - I accept it. Х Friends? - Friends! Х Now, letТs go. - LetТs think. Who else was in the temple with us? Х The other students. - Yes, but who is the dragon after? Х We are looking for a couple. - How about Jim and Terry? Х No. They are not the type which can be chased by an ancient Chinese dragon. - Then who? Х Listen, thatТs not possible. Do you know how many people have visited the same temple before our group? - But the dragon came alive now. Х There is some special action which the two mortals or just one of them have to do, so that the dragon can recognize them. - No, thatТs not correct. Х OK, you are the expert. But the dragon needs two certain mortals with some special features, so they can be useful to himЕ DonТt you agree with me? - What? Ah, yes, yes, of course. I was thinking. Х About what? - Е What are these special features. ThatТs right, I was thinking about that. Х You are acting strange. - No. WhatТs wrong with thinking? Х IТm not talking about that. I have the feeling you are hiding something from me. - ThatТs silly. What can I possibly hide? Х I donТt know. Something about the legend? - No, IТve already told you everything about the legend. Х In that case itТs the other thing I am thinking about. - What is that? Х Are you sure that the dragon wonТt come again? - I donТt know. Why are you asking me? Ask him. Х I mean, has the dragon any reason to chase us? - I said I donТt know. Do you know why? Х I have a theory. - You and your theories. And can I hear what you theory is? Х No, you canТt for now. But it explains your strange behaviour. - Apparently, you will not tell me, so can we go now? Х Why? You think the dragon will come back? - No, but itТs cold and itТs humid. Х We are the ones that are wet, not the weather. Now letТs go to the nearest town and change our clothes. - On foot! Х Yes. Unless you have a better idea. - Е How about with him? Х With who? - Turn around. Х Oh, no! ItТs the dragon again. It looks like today is not my lucky day after all. Hide behind that rock. Quickly! - Now I have a better idea. How about that cave. Х Ok. Just hurry or he will see us. - I think heТs already seen us. Х Why do you think so? Ah, the fire! (in the cave) - A-a. WhatТs that? Another dragon! Х No, silly. ItТs just a statue. - Sorry, I got scared because, it looks exactly like Е Х Like what? Have you seen such a thing before? - Е No, never. Х HmЕ - What УHmФ? Х It is time for me to tell you my theory. - Go ahead. Х According to me, you have seen this statue before. Is that right? - Yes. Х In the Chinese temple. - Yes. Х And you have made the special sign which the dragon has been waiting for. - What sign? Х You have wished something. - What? Х You perfectly know what. - No. Please, tell me. Х Oh, youТre Е - What am I? Х Nothing. - No, no. Tell me! Х The feeling is not pleasant, is it? First you tell me and then I Е - Е I have nothing to tell you. Х LetТs end this conversation Ц it doesnТt worth continuing it. Besides, we have more serious problem now. - What problem? Х Do you know where we are? - Yes, in a cave. Х And canТt you feel something extraordinary? - Well, itТs cold, wet and scaryЕ nothing strange for a cave. Х And why is it scary? - Because of that statueЕ Oh, my good! Х Indeed. We are in HIS cave. He has finally taken us to his territory. - He has got us just where he wanted. What are we going to do now? Х What can we possibly do? We donТt have many options. - But we arenТt going to stay here, in the middle of the cave of an ancient Chinese Dragon who wants to become alive with our spirits! Х Why do you think he is after us? - Well, I donТt Е I just Е Х Yes, youТre hiding something. You have one more chance to say it before itТs too late. - Е I have nothing to say. Х Ok. You made me do this. If we arenТt the chosen ones then our next action wonТt be dangerous. - And what is our next action? Х We are going deeper. - What?! Х YouТve heard me. (deeper in the cave) - I canТt see anything. I hope you know what youТre doing. Х Of course. Or we do have something to be frightened of? - Oh, my god! WhatТs that? Х Nothing to be afraid of. Or Е how is your memory now? - Well, actually, I want to tell you something. Х Go ahead. IТm listening. - LetТs go back first. Х No. We are staying here until you tell me what it is. - Е You see Е I Е Oh, itТs not just that easyЕ I lЕ Х The dragon! Hide behind that stone! Sh-h-h! Keep quiet. And donТt look. - What is he doing? Х He seems to be making a Е table! - Not good, not goodЕ Х And judging from the size of the dishes the victims are bigЕ as big as Е us two. - This canТt be happening. I want a normal life for heavenТs sake! Х You donТt have to scream. HeТll hear us. Х YOU DONТT NEED TO WHISPER. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE. - WeТre in trouble! Х IF I WERE YOU Ц I WOULDNТT RUN. THEREТS NO PLACE TO HIDE. AND PLEASE, DONТT TAKE IT PERSONAL. I JUST NEED YOUR SPIRITS. YOUR SPIRITS... YOUR SPIRITS... SPIRITS.... - the echo repeated. Х But you have missed on detail. Х WHAT DETAIL? - We need them, too. Х Run! - He is after us. Watch for that fire! (after 10 minutes) - We got lost. Х No. We just donТt know where we are. - Oh, yeah. The difference is very big. Х YouТve heard the dragon. We are the chosen ones. - No. There must be a mistake. Х In both cases it'll all end with us eaten by an ancient Chinese dragon. And we donТt want that, do we? - Of course not. I donТt even like Chinese food. Х But he likes European food. - ItТs not funny. We are going to be killed. Х We cannot hide forever. He will find us in the end. We must fight! - With what? Sticks? Against a dragon! Х I donТt mean by an object. Usually the fire is put out by water, right? - But where are we going to find that much water? Е The lake. Х ItТs next to the cave. (the lake) Х Ok. You stay here and I am going to hit the Dragon with this old tree, when he comes to eat you. - I wonder why, but this plan doesnТt seem very good to me. Х ItТs perfect. - You say that only because you arenТt the one who will be eaten if the plan doesnТt work. Х What do you suggest then? You want me to be the bait, fine! And just who do you think will push the tree over the dragon? - Actually, I donТt suggest that. I think it will be better if nobody is the bait. Х IТve already told you we canТt run forever. - I donТt mean that. Maybe we should Е I donТt knowЕ Х I think I got your point. - You did? Х One of us has to die. In that case the dragon wonТt chase the other. - Well Е Х Е Ok I agree with you. IТll be the one, who will die. But, please, letТs leave that in the last case. - Oh, how sweet sacrifice. But you donТt need to do that, because I canТt liЕ He is coming! Х I have got a plan. Take a deep breath and hold it. Quickly! Now jump! - ButЕ (down the river) - Oh, boy! That was close! Х We are not save yet. I donТt think he will give up. - What shall we do now? Х I donТt know. Do you have a plan? - A plan! You expect me to have a plan! Х Ok. Take it easy. - ThatТs no problem Ц to calm down. After all, it was a fine day. A dragon destroyed my house, the whole town, he tried to kill me, and he is after me againЕ Х Sh-h-h! Listen! - Listen to what? I canТt hear anything. Х Exactly. The silenceЕ - What are you doing? Х Е I am checking something Е - YouТve kissed me. Х YesЕ - Hey, you did it again. Х Ok. I confess. Arrest me. - What were you checking? Х Are you feeling anything? - Well, IТm cold. Actually I am freezing, butЕ Х But what? - Strange. I donТt care. Х I want to ask you somethiЕ - Yes. Х I know. My question is: what is your sign? - My sign? What has that to do with Е Х Quickly! What is your astrological signЕ From the Chinese calendar. - IТm not sure. I think Е Х Wait a minute, I will calculate itЕ 17+4 Е + 26 Е Ц 28 Е - How do you know my birthday? Х Е Oh, I know a lot about you Е Yes! You are a УdragonФ, too. - You mean Е Х Yes. ThereТs the connection. We are two Е mortals Е in love Е - Е who have a Dragon in the astrological sign. Х And your wish in the temple? - But I wasnТt the only one with the wish. Х Well, thatТs not very calming, but at least we know the Dragon is after us. - I will ask you one questЕ Х Yes. - No not that question, silly. I already know the answer. I want to ask you: what are we going to do? Х We will probably live happily many years in a new house with Е - You know darn well what I am talking about! Х Sorry. I was just kidding. Our condition at the moment is not very pleasant. - HmЕ Х You have a plan! - No, I was just thinking. If we could only persuade the Dragon that we arenТt the chosen ones. Х That wonТt be easy. - I almost forgot. We have to get dry clothes. Х LetТs go south. ThereТs a small settlement two miles down the river. - ThatТs all right with me. (in the settlement) - What nice people are these Chinese! TheyТve given us clothes and food without asking or wanting anything. Х And we havenТt even told them about the dragon yet. I suggest telling them right now. - I agree with you. We canТt hide such a thing. I mean, the dragon can destroy their village. DonТt worry. We know about the dragon. Х So, will you help us? - We canТt kill it ourselves. IТm afraid none of us can kill the dragon. - Oh, no! But we do can tell you how to handle it. - Thank you! Ok. HereТs what weТll do Е (a few hours later) - Do you think the plan will work? Х I donТt know. WeТll see in the morning. - That man looked very suspicious. Х What precisely in him? - I donТt know. Х Well, itТs our only choice. - I donТt like to be a decoy. Х DonТt worry. Nothing will happen to you. - Е So, weТll have to wait until tomorrowЕ Х Do me a favour, will you? - Yes, what is it? Х Try to sleep. The morning is wiser than the evening. - IТm not sure that was the saying, but Ok, IТll try to get some sleep. Х What was that? - Е Oh, no! ItТs the dragon again. Х WeТve been betrayed. - I told you he looked suspicious. Х No time for that now. Quickly! Run! - IТm running. IТm runningЕ (at the Уend of the worldФ) Х Е WeТll have to split here. Hide behind that rock! IТll try to distract its attention. - Michael! Help me! Х Hey, Draco, catch me. If you can! Х I AM GOING TO KILL HER FIRST! Х Oh, no, you wonТtЕ Х YOU WON'T DARE TO JUMP! Х Oh, yeah Е - No-o-o! Michael! Х NOT ANOTHER 5000 years - Why did you do it, Michael? Е WhatТs this in my pocket? A letter? To the woman I only loved, If you are reading this letter, that means I have died. DonТt be crossed with me. You know I only did it for you. Besides, I couldnТt let him take our souls, could I? And remember, no matter what happens in the future, IТll be with you. DonТt be sad. WeТll see each other again, IТm sure Ц in some other life. Till then Ц cheer up! Always yours, Michael When she read the note she wanted to scream, but suddenly she felt that they would see each other again. (In 7003) Х IТve already told you ten times that IТm sorry. What do you want from me? - ThatТs not enough! If you think one simple apologize can fix our friendshipЕ Х Strange, I have the feeling IТve heard that before. - When you mention it, so have IЕ BUT YOU DO BELIEVE IN FATE, DON'T YOU?