Tenkuuden: Stage One: Prologue

(Sound of airplane landing)

Announcer: 'The #6 flight of KAG airplane, departed from Los Angels, via Honolulu, has just landed ten minutes over schedule....(repeating)'

Touma: 'It's only (a small thing such as) welcoming (someone here). I'd be all right even if you guys didn't come with me (to the airport).'

Seiji: 'Won't you feel nervous if you're at Narita Airport (in Tokyo) by yourself since you're from Kansai (Western region of Japan, including Osaka, where Touma lives) ?'

Touma: 'But you're from the Northeast! Have you ever seen an airplane before?'

Seiji: 'You're so rude. I've been to an airport countless times'

Touma: 'Well, I didn't know that. You gave me the impression that you only know kago and hayauma as transportation(kago- a palanguin, ancient transportation using human force. hayauma: Literally, "Quick Horse"- ancient transportation using horse.)

Seiji: 'Too bad! Those traditional beauties are lost for a long time'

Touma:'It's very lonely.

(from the other side of the airport)
'TOUUMAA-KUN'

Seiji: 'THAT'S HER??'

Touma: 'I did warn you that "she is very different"'

Seiji: 'You're right, she doesn't look like a mother.'

Touma: 'I'm sorry that IS her.'

Touma's mother: 'I'M SORRY. IT SEEMS SOME TROUBLE HAPPENED AND THE PLANE WAS A LITTLE DELAYED.'

Touma: 'I understand'

Touma's mother: 'IT'S SO RARE. TOUMA-KUN CAME AND WELCOMED ME IN THE AIRPORT!!'

Touma: 'I'm just...happened to be around here.'

Touma's mother: 'HMMMM, BUT I'M SO GLAD, oh...'

Seiji: 'It's nice meeting you.'

Touma's mother: 'Me too.'

Touma: 'He's my friend.'

Seiji: 'My name is Date Seiji.'

Touma's mother: 'KYAAA, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE'

Seiji: 'Yes?'

Touma's mother: 'BECAUSE YOU ARE MUCH MORE AWESOME THAN WHAT I HEARD FROM TOUMA-KUN'

Seiji: '...Thank you.'
(to Touma) 'WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT ME???'

Touma's mother: 'Date-kun. Girls flirt with you, do they?'

Seiji: '...(well...)Yes.'(Seiji's reply here is 'ichiou', which gives a flavor of "yes, but I'm not interested in this topic.", or "yes, but it's not important", or "I don't really want to answer this question, but the answer is yes")

Touma's mother:' I'M SO GLAD THAT TOUMA'S FRIEND IS SO HANDSOME!!'

Touma: 'Hey, mother. (Of course) I won't feel bad if my friend is praised, but..'

Touma's mother: 'That's right! I want to say hello to your other friends who took care of you as well.'

Seiji: 'Everyone is waiting in the lobby there.'

Touma's mother: 'I'M GLAD. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM!! '

Touma: 'It's O.K. I'm not a child,and you don't need to say hello to anyone for me.'

Touma's mother: 'What are you talking about? "I" want to meet them. It's unfair that only you have the chance.'

Touma: (clearing the throat) 'By the way, how is NY and LA?'

Touma's mother: 'It's (a) busy (schedule), but it's wonderful. Japanese people would never have such kind of power. It's important for everyone to have international senses from now on. WAIT FOR ME HERE, I'M JUST GOING TO MAKE A PHONE CALL DOWN THERE!!'

(Touma's mother runs away)

Seiji: 'I see. Just as you said, she IS different.'

Touma: 'You got it, don't you?'

* * *

Touma: 'I'm Touma, the bearer of Tenku's armor, Hashiba Touma. I'm also called 'Living Computer' or 'Genius' by some. In fact, just because my brain runs a little faster than other children, I was always treated as a special child by others. It's true that the environment I grew up in was not an ordinary (family) environment. Father is a scientist. Mother, even like that, is an international journalist. You can say that it is a very intelligent/enriched (family) environment. However, both of them rarely stayed at home. Even when the whole family occasionally gathered, it was generally just the exchange of the latest knowledge in the world. Maybe also because I have no brother or sister, I didn't have any child-like (kodomo(child)-"rashii"- as a child, just like every child)hobby. But I wasn't aware of being unusual. I enjoyed the conversation with my parents. And when I was alone, I enjoyed having all the freedom to do whatever I wanted. However, if looking from others' viewpoints, I was probably (qualified to be) a really special child---I was a child who had unusual knowledge, a boy who liked studying very much. And I ...must have agreed (with them that I'm special) unconsciously, too. It was only when I met the others (the other troopers) that I came to awareness. Because this is the first time I ever experience either a friendship or a companionship, I didn't know how to behave when I'm within this (social) circle. I didn't know how to behave like A friend. I have no clue. And this confusion became a senseless argument. It was right after we defeated Arago and saved Shinjuku, and started living together in order to heal the tiredness of fighting.'

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