October 27, 2018

SSSS.Gridman Voice Drama - Episode 4.4

The Order of Things

Rikka Mama: Welcome back.

Takarada Rikka: I'm home...

Rikka Mama: You're back sooner than I thought. Didn't you say you were going to eat out?

Takarada Rikka: I did go... Ahh, I'm exhausted... It was all guys aside from me, too...

(I never told Hibiki-kun and the others that three of the Arcadia college guys went missing. Everyone was doing their best, but there are still people they couldn't protect... I thought about what it meant to tell them that fact, and in the end, I didn't get it either. And when I went to eat with everyone, I ended up not finishing the stuff I ordered and came home first...)

Rikka Mama: Rikka? How long are you gonna lie around for? Hurry and get changed.

Takarada Rikka: Say, mom...

Rikka Mama: What's up?

Takarad Rikka: What if... someone you got to know only recently, like, someone you're not particularly close with... How'd you feel if they suddenly died?

Rikka Mama: Wait, did someone die!?

Takarada Rikka: I said what if.

Rikka Mama: I see... Hmm... How, huh... Well, I guess I'd be super surprised? 

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm.

Rikka Mama: But at the same time, not really, I guess... But you know, love or hate, long time or no, everyone will die one day, so...

Takarada Rikka: Hmm...

Rikka Mama: Well, it might be sad, but... To live on is--

Takarada Rikka: And what if--

Rikka Mama: Hey, I was about to say something good there. Don't cut in like that.

Takarada Rikka: Uh, sorry. Go on.

Rikka Mama: It's fine, it's fine, jeez... So, what if what?

Takarada Rikka: Hmm... What if... If I die...

Rikka Mama: Oh?

Takarada Rikka: Even if you forget about me, I won't forget about you.

Rikka Mama: Oh. Hah!


Takarada Rikka: Yeowch--! Wh-what was that for!?

Rikka Mama: Hah!


Takarada Rikka: OWWW--! Why'd you hit me!? I said what if!

Rikka Mama: Listen here, you... It's your life, so you just live it however you like, alright?

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm.

Rikka Mama: But there are proper orders for some things.

Takarada Rikka: Order?

Rikka Mama: The order of our births can't be changed, so our deaths should be in the proper order as well. Dad and Mom first. Then your big brother. And then you, Rikka. If you don't keep that order, I won't forgive you.

Takarada Rikka: What'd you mean, won't forgive me...?

Rikka Mama: I might feel like killing my own daughter here...

Takarada Rikka: Wouldn't that mess up the order though...?

Rikka Mama: Hey, I know. You're talking what-ifs, so I'm talking what-ifs back.

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm...

Rikka Mama: So your grandpa died just this year, right?

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm.

Rikka Mama: And your grandpa is my father, right?

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm.

Rikka Mama: So you see, I don't think I was particularly great at listening to my parents. It's not something to be proud of, but I did keep the proper order. I didn't die before my parents.

Takarada Rikka: Mm-hm.

Rikka Mama: Your grandpa showed up in my dreams pretty often, you know. I know they're just dreams, but your grandpa praised me  just for that. You'd always stay up past your curfew, but at least you kept the proper dying order, he said. That makes me... a little happy. Somehow. 

Takarada Rikka: Hmm...

Rikka Mama: So, can you keep that order, Rikka?

Takarada Rikka: Sure.

Rikka mama: You better mean it, yeah?

Takarada Rikka: Gah... I get it!

Rikka Mama: Good! Well, I'm sure you're going through a lot. That's puberty for ya. Your body's changing and your hormones are actin' up.

Takarada Rikka: And you've been through lots of stuff too, right, Mom?

Rikka Mama: So you see, Rikka, when I was about your age--

Takarada Rikka: Okay, stop it. It'll go on forever.

Rikka Mama: Oh, you...

Takarada Rikka: Ahh, now I'm starving...

Rikka Mama: Wait, didn't you just eat?

Takarada Rikka: My body's been changing and my hormones are actin' up, yeah?

Rikka Mama: Right, right. But I didn't get any dinner ready since you didn't need it... Let's see if there's anything... Oh yeah, there's just this leftover eggs be-ne-dict I made for lunch.

Takarada Rikka: Eggs benedict?

Rikka Mama: What, not eating?

Takarada Rikka: I'll take it.

Rikka and Mama: Hehehehe....


  1. what a wise mother...........
    i... want to get slapped by her too....

  2. Thank you once again for the translation.

  3. Rikka Mama: The order of our births can't be changed, so our deaths should be in the proper order as well. Dad and Mom first. Then your BIG BROTHER. <Really dude?