Yes, No, or Maybe Half? – Vol. 3 Extra

Extra: Where Marks Are (+ Afterword)




—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at daydrop.nowaki.net.

“What do you want to do about your place?” Ushio asked.

“What do you mean?”

“Just that it’s not too late to swap places if you want to.”

“Why?”

“Even if we wallpaper over it, it probably doesn’t feel too good to have other people’s handprints on your wall. I only chose this place for you because it was the one away from the main street.”

“It’s fine, unless you want to change them— No wait, scratch that. This one has a window in the bathroom.”

“A window? But I’m pretty sure there are more situations that call for keeping it closed.”

What the hell are you assuming?

“Anyway, you don’t need to cover it with wallpaper,” Kei answered magnanimously, well, more half-assed than anything.

“…Seriously?”

“It’s not like it’s a bloodstain.”

“Okay, how about we paint around it?”

Thus, for Kei’s new home, they left a rectangular section around the handprints like a poster or a painting and painted the walls a sand beige. And at a section hidden by the bed, they secretly made their own handprints on the wall in sky blue paint.

“Your life line is insanely long…”

“Don’t tell me you believe in that palm reading crap? That’s pretty dumb of you, but yeah, of course I’ll have a long life.”

“Oh, and you have the abnormality line.”1

“Liar! Which one is it!?”

“It’s a secret.”

Kei stretched out on the bed and ran his fingers against the handprints that had dried on the wall. It was cold and hard to the touch, but when he thought about how they had their own secret marks here, it didn’t feel distant at all. Sometimes Ushio would lay out like this too, pressing down against Kei’s back and stretching his hand out to touch the handprints. The marks that they could see, the marks that they couldn’t see—they belonged only to the two of them.  

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Thank you very much.

Ichiho Michi




Translator Note: The translation for the main books is complete, but there are side stories and direct epilogues for Volume 3 that wrap up this story arc in Off Air. Also, I am translating the spinoffs about Tatsuki and other colleagues at Asahi TV! There are new story developments in the spinoffs that involve Kei and Ushio too!




—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at daydrop.nowaki.net.

Translation Notes

  1. Tajima Shuuhei, an entertainer who does palm readings, says that if there’s a downward-curved line around the base of the middle finger, it might indicate that the person is a pervert.
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5 thoughts on “Yes, No, or Maybe Half? – Vol. 3 Extra”

  1. I love how Kei treasures the little things that mean so much to them. As demanding and difficult that he can be, he truly only needs these little small gestures of love.

  2. These are the wholesome interactions I love! I feel like these little but sweet things really pull together the picture of their relationship <3

  3. This story left me with such a warm fuzzy feeling after reading it. Now that I’m caught up, it’s going to be hard to wait for the next part. Thank you so much for the translation!

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