- The Chapter of Kafka -
The story theme is inspired by Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis": A beautiful, weak girl turned herself into a vampire /monster (schizophrenia) as a result of prolonged torture from her wicked father who worshipped black magic. And yet, no matter how hard she has tried to escape from the hardships via metamorphosis, tragedies still accompany her and destroy her dead. Her younger brother (the master of their inherited huge castle) even sacrificed himself for her . . .
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Please Note: These pages are extracted from the Vol. 3 of "Earl Cain", all the rights belong to the author "Kaori Yuki" and the publisher. If there is any violation of right, please do tell me, thanks!
Please read the pages from the Right to the Left!
A chambermaid holding a just-born baby rushing in, she passes Cain . . .
: "This child which brings disasters was finally born."
"With black feathers and blood drippings, this child comes into the world. "
many people are in hurry, carrying their belongings to flee ...
The voice continues, "This bloody cursed child was born at last."
A pregnant woman <Cain's mother> is screaming and crying," No -----, Please ----. Do Help Me.... I don't want it! God! Please pity me . . . . "
A woman walks towards Cain <Cain
treats this woman as his mother, but he doesn't know that she in fact is her
step mother> angrily, "Cain . . . You . . . "
The woman is trying to kill Cain with a scythe
"I don't want you to be born --------"
Cain (so scared), "Mama ------"
Cain runs towards his father for help...
Cain: "Father. . . Father !"
Alexial <Cain's father>, lit his pipe, holding Cain tightly, "Cain . . . Never forget this, Cain. That you will never get felicity . . . You never gain any love for the rest of your life. And you will die alone, lonely alone . . . !"
Alexial holds a whip and looks at his
own son greedy, "Cain . . . is the name of the first
murder of mankind" He then whips Cain
Cain: "Father ! "
A hand caught Cain's hand... a voice:
"That nightmare eats your soul up !" "You can't be caught !"
Cain in doubt , "Who is it ?"
"Come Here ", the voice from a shinning bright place keeps on voicing. . .
Cain (thinks): "Whose hand is it . . . Whose . . . "
Suddenly, he saw Lief and a man looking
Lief (in joy) : "Master Cain, you're awake ! You have had a very high fever for the whole 2 days. What do you feel now ?" "Miss Merryweather is so worrying . . . "
Merryweather rushes into her elder brother's
Cain :" Don't Come Closer !" , he then asks the doctor ,"Is it a transmitted disease ?"
The doctor :" No, it's just that you are too exhausted. "
Cain (with arms open to welcome his little sister): " Come Here !"
Merryweather (in a happy tune) : "Brother Cain !"
Cain suddenly discovered that a stranger
is in his room.
Cain: " Who is this guy ?"
The Doctor (in embarrassment): " You have forgotten?" He looks at Merryweather and says , "I've never known that the Hargreaves has such an adorable little girl, Earl !"
He then continue, "We Disrieal's is the family doctor of Hargeaves. My father retired last year and I succeeded his position. "
Cain (still can't figure out what's going
on ) " . . . . . . "
Cain: " I know him not. Throw him away ."
Doctor: "Earl ----!!"
The servants try to make the doctor leave the room . . .
The Doctor shows his scar to Cain, "Look!
Remember that when we were kids, we used to play together and this scar was
left because of the accident !"
Cain tries to recall . . . little Cain
and little Jezebel <the doctor> were playing . .
Little Jezebel, "It's too high. I can't get that hat!"
Little Cain kicks little Jezebl and says ," I don't care! Go to get it ! "
Cain: "Oh, yeah! I remember now!"