Disclaimer：I cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of this translation
CV: Makino Hideki (牧野秀紀)
Track 1: The Heart that Sprouted within the Queen
Oh? You’re awake?
This is my room, please feel at home.
Hmm…that’s good. There is no returning to the halls, I want to be alone together with you.
Hey Alice, let’s play.
What do you want to do?
That’s your name, I chose it for you. And not just a name, I’ll be giving various other things to you from now on.
Oh, I got it, to start off…
Here, it’s a doll.
Let’s go with this. It’s cute, isn’t it?
Rejoice. If one isn’t enough, I’ll make it two. I can even make it three.
How about we play with these dolls? Or, would you like to play something different?
Oh, we also read books.
Hey, look, all the books lined up on that shelf belongs to me.
Encyclopedias, picture books, novels, everything. You can read anything you like as many times as you’d like.
If you’re interested in it then I’ll give it to you.
I wish to never say “no” or “stop” to you.
So Alice, what is it that you want to do?
I’m not exactly forcing myself.
You reacted to me, in other words, you acknowledged my existence. That made me very, very happy, and so, I want to treat you kindly and to cherish you, that’s all.
Gently like this…
I wish to spend my days patting your head like this, but if you don’t like it, I’ll stop.
What do you mean by “which”?
Ah, you’re comparing me to how I was in the halls.
Hmm, I no longer know what’s real. After forcing myself for so long, I, myself, have become a horribly twisted being.
That’s still a part of me after all so it’s not easy for me to tell you which one’s real.
That is true, I was always in an extremely tense situation when I’m in front of the soldiers. As the Queen of this mad kingdom, I had put on the craziest behavior in the country that no one would dare to mock me.
I was desperate.
However, a part of me also hoped that the people would revolve and bring the nation to ruins.
……Because I wanted to be free.
Regardless, it would be wrong to say that, at this moment, I’ve been freed from that tension.
Alice, give me one of your hands.
Have my heartbeats been conveyed to you through the palm of your hands?
It’s rather fast is it not?
I’m incredibly nervous right now.
Yes, I’m very anxious. I’m very worried about accidentally damaging your mood because that’s all I’ve ever done in the first place.
It can’t be helped if you want to run away but I will never let you escape, ever.
And that’s why I’m very uneasy about the possibility of you escaping, or you being unsurprisingly angry, or whether if forgiven, you would one day grow fond of me after carefully spending time together.
You won’t leave…?
I’m happy that you say that but why? If you’re clear on the reason, I know of a way to secure your place here so tell me.
Hey, stop teasing me and just tell me.
“Just that” what?
There’s no way I would be angry at you, say whatever you like.
So in other words, you pity me?
Is that so…
Then, did you want to hug me?
In the past, when I saw a scene of a puppy walking down the road while being pelleted by the cold rain in a picture book, I wanted to hug the puppy.
At that time, I certainly thought of the puppy as pitiful.
If the feeling I felt then and the emotion you hold now is the same then I was thinking that you must’ve wanted to hug me.
I knew it, you did want to hug me didn’t you?
Not at all, you’re hugging me right now, aren’t you?
Eh? I wanted to be hugged by you…?
That’s-no, wait, is that what it is? It’s true that right now I’m happy that you’re hugging me and that I’m able to feel your warmth.
M-m, it’s nothing. Nothing at all. That said, I just really wanted to say your name.
Alice. Alice, Aliceーー
I can’t quite express the feelings in my chest with words so what should I do? There’s something I’d like to convey to you and yet I-
Rather than words, it’s the things I wish to do?
Take your neck!? Of course not, I would never do that to you.
Instead, I want to…
I want to kiss you many, many more times, Alice. Please let me kiss you until the fuzzy feeling inside my chest turns into words.