CLOVER -- Volume 1, Version 1.02


P.5
[If you find
a four-leaf clover,
It will bring happiness.

But
don't tell Anyone

Where its white flower
blooms

Or how many leaflets from its stem extend.

The four-leaved clover.

I only want your happiness, knowing
I can never be yours to share it.]


P.6
[A LEAF]

MAN (Kazuhiko)
I decline.

I'm not in the military anymore.
I have no reason to accept the government's job offers.

VOICE (Kou)
There is a reason.


P.7
OLD WOMAN (Kou)
How many times did I make allowances for you when you were court-
martialed?

MAN (Kazuhiko)
I never asked you to be nice to me.

OLD WOMAN (Kou)
Oh? We can put you on trial again.

MAN (Kazuhiko)
Are you threatening me?

OLD WOMAN (Kou)
You are guilty to some extent if you think I am threatening you.

MAN (Kazuhiko)
Gramps.
No, General Kou.
You should have plenty of Agents*......

KOU
After your sixth court-martial, I told you....


P.8
KOU
"You shortened an elder's lifespan. Therefore, when I ask you a favor in
the future you will accept without question."

MAN (Kazuhiko)
How many years ago was that?

KOU
Shall I show you the {memory} movie?

Kazuhiko Faye Ryuu.

KAZUHIKO
Don't call me by my full name.....

KOU
You are the one most suited for this job.


P.9
KAZUHIKO
...... A decision as a Wizard, I see.
This is the only time I'll do this.

KOU
Give me your hand.
I'll give you a Cord*.

KAZUHIKO
....... Confidential and proprietary information.
To a civilian? Is that all right?

KOU
You are good with secrets. I don't have to keep reminding you.


P.10
<zz>
<zzzzzzzzz>

[A green leaf?]


P.11
KAZUHIKO
A Code*?
Or a Spell*?

KOU
Something you need for this job.
It will disappear once you are done.

KAZUHIKO
And what am I forced to do?

KOU
I want you to transport something for me.


P.13
[I want happiness
I seek happiness

to cause your happiness]


P.14
[TINY WINGS IN THE FOREST]

<beep>
<creeeeeeeeek>

RABBIT
Welcome.
Kou-sama has informed me about your arrival.


P.15
KAZUHIKO
%There is something really important hidden here.

RABBIT
Your hand.

KAZUHIKO
%These are the latest Auto-Dolls*.

<click>


P.16-17
[I want happiness
I seek happiness]

<flap flap flap>

[to cause your happiness
to be your happiness]


P.18
GIRL (Suu)
Are you...


P.19
GIRL (Suu)
... the one that will take me?


P.20
<click>
<blup blup blup>

[THE SINGING WAIF]

[I want happiness
I seek happiness

so
take me]

MAN (Lan)
She's cute.

[someplace far away]


P.21
MAN (Gingetsu)
Did your tastes change?
I thought you didn't like children.

KAZUHIKO
I'll get you for that.

MAN (Gingetsu)
Say it again.

KAZUHIKO
I said, I'll get you for that, Gingetsu.

MAN (Lan)
When Gingetsu brought me, you made this whole fuss that he had a taste
for young children.

KAZUHIKO
Lan, you were a kid two years ago.

LAN
I was more mature than this child.

GINGETSU
And who is this?


P.22
KAZUHIKO
Her name is Suu.
I don't know her last name.

She's a favor of Grandma Kou.

GINGETSU
General Kou...

KAZUHIKO
Basically, she wants me to escort the child.

GINGETSU
To where?

[to a true Elsewhere]

KAZUHIKO
I don't know myself. That girl supposedly knows.


P.23
KAZUHIKO
It looks bad to leave the country using the usual routes.

So I'm asking Lan to do some work.

GINGETSU
Hey.

LAN
I accepted.
There is no problem.

KAZUHIKO
Gingetsu is a lieutenant colonel and has high pay. What are you going to
do with all your earnings?

LAN (? uncertain speaker)
Saving it for post-retirement.


P.24
LAN (? uncertain speaker)
Do you want to hear it again?

SUU
Yes.

<click>

[please take me there

magic that lasts
never-ending kiss
revery {sic, probably meant "reverie"} without break
unperishable bliss]

P.25
[take me
I want happiness]


P.26
SUU
We're going to Fairy Park.

KAZUHIKO (? speaker uncertain)
To such a run-down amusement park?

[THE CAGE]

A transportation device.
Altered by Lan.


P.27
KAZUHIKO
No matter how you look at it, it's a Bus*.
But this is faster than a Brain*.

SUU
I've never used anything like this.

KAZUHIKO
What rural parts are you from?

GINGETSU
This is a Modem* that the military has developed.

KAZUHIKO
Is it all right to give one to a civilian?

GINGETSU
It's General Kou's orders.
This will not be easy.


P.28
KAZUHIKO
I hope my right arm will suffice again, like before.

I'll take this.


P.29
SUU (? speaker uncertain)
Take me.

<crash>


P.30
LAN
.... Someone interfered.

GINGETSU
Where did they fall?

LAN
I'm searching now.

GINGETSU
Who got in the way?

LAN
I'm searching that, too.

Gingetsu.

That child...


P.31
[take me
to a true Elsewhere]

[A green leaf?]

[please take me there

m a g i c t h a t l a s t s
n e v e r e n d i n g k i s s
r e v e r y w i t h o u t b r e a k
u n p e r i s h a b l e b l i s s ]


P.32
[take me]

[Those leaves... a clover?]

[I want happiness]


P.33
[A MAZE]

KAZUHIKO
Is this the destination?

SUU
No.

KAZUHIKO
Stay still.


P.34
<fffft>


P.35
KAZUHIKO
Are you all right?

SUU
Yes.

KAZUHIKO
Why are we getting attacked all of a sudden?


P.36
<panting>

KAZUHIKO
Sorry. Was it heavy?

SUU
No.

Your right arm.

KAZUHIKO
It's gone.
This is a fake.

Military weapons _are_ made better.

<static>

The radiation is not stable.

<thunk>


P.37
<whoosh>
<halt>


P.38
[THE CAT]

KID (Xiaomao leader)
You came here, but not because you wanted to?

KAZUHIKO
That's right.

KID (Xiaomao leader)
And, where were you planning to go?

KAZUHIKO
Dunno.

KID (Xiaomao leader)
You do not want to answer?

KAZUHIKO
Where we go on a date is our little secret.

SUU
A date?

KID (Xiaomao leader)
Your date does not seem to acknowledge that fact.


P.39
KID (Xiaomao leader)
Do you like cats?

SUU
Yes.
It's real.

KID (Xiaomao leader)
Real cats are valuable. I have it mimicked because there are fools that
think about stealing it. How did you know it was real?
{take "mimicked" as "turn into cyborg-esque" in this context, that is how
I think you're supposed to take it.}

SUU
Meow

CAT
Meow


P.40
KID (Xiaomao leader)
I will have you stay here until we find out your identities.

KAZUHIKO
I'm in a hurry.

KID (Xiaomao leader)
Tao-fua.
Escort them.

[A RADIO]


P.41
KAZUHIKO
The wall is 5 centimeters thick.
The door, of course, is locked.

I guess the rumors -- that the leader of the Xiaomao, a group pretending
to be Robin Hood, still being a kid -- are true.

If we're in Xiaomao territory, that means we're still inside the Peak.

SUU
Peak?

KAZUHIKO
We haven't crossed the border yet.

You really are clueless.

SUU
Oh.

RADIO
[I want happiness]


P.42
[I want happiness
I seek happiness
to cause your happiness
to be your happiness]

<clap clap clap clap>

KAZUHIKO
I applauded because I thought you were good.
Was that bad?

SUU
Nobody has applauded me before.

KAZUHIKO
This is very unlikely, but there are no humans in that building?

SUU
No.

KAZUHIKO
Just the dolls?

SUU
Yes.

KAZUHIKO
You were there since you were born?

SUU
No.

KAZUHIKO
Is someone keeping you in there?

SUU
Not really.


P.43
SUU
I'm there because I wanted to be.

[take me
to a true Elsewhere
please take me there
magic that lasts
never-ending kiss
revery without break
unperishable bliss
take me]


P.44
KAZUHIKO
%Lan never screws up his jobs.
%Someone got in the way.

%That means that there is something worth the interruption.

%In this child.


P.45
KAZUHIKO
%The ones that attacked first.... Those were Beams* from Azurite.
%This involves military force. Just as I thought. Damn that gramps.
%Azurite.
%The country with the guy that I least get along with.


P.46
[A TRACE]

MAN (Barus)
Still energetic as ever.
But Kazuhiko.
This is our, the Azurite military's, new creation. It can trace the
noise that follows the usage of a Modem*.


P.47
<beep>

MAN (Barus)
I'm coming now.
Prince.


P.48
[A DEBT]

KAZUHIKO
Yo.

SUU
... You're not sleeping?

KAZUHIKO
I'm working.

SUU
Grandmother said that you were an all-purpose person.

KAZUHIKO
I do everything, but this is the first time that I'm escorting a person.

SUU
What about the other person? The one that brought us here...

KAZUHIKO
Lan?
He's Gingetsu's roommate of two years.


P.49
SUU
.... Lucky.

<boom>


P.50
XIAOMAO LEADER
We figured out who you are.

KAZUHIKO
That was fast.

<crunch crunch>

XIAOMAO LEADER
Kazuhiko Ryuu is a celebrity among locals of the Junk.

KAZUHIKO
Guests?

XIAOMAO LEADER
Looks like they're after you.
We will handle the guests. Please leave from the back door.

KAZUHIKO
Why aren't you handing us over?

XIAOMAO LEADER
Why didn't you use the weapon on your right hand when one of my people
captured you?


P.51
KAZUHIKO
They didn't have a threatening aura. They were only trying to capture
people who came into their territory.

XIAOMAO LEADER
No needless killing. Just like the rumors.
I will return the favor.

CAT
meow

SUU
meow


P.52
XIAOMAO LEADER
Looks like the farewells are over. Tao-fua, guide them.

[A FLOWER]

<boom>


P.53
TAO-FUA
Please, continue your date.

<boom>


P.54
<boom>

KAZUHIKO
Let's go.

<zz>
<zzzz>
<zzzzz.......>

[...me.... Else....

take me
to a true Elsewhere
please take me there]


P.55
[birds sing
song of unknown tongue
though winged, they
still fail to reach the sky

a place not to be treaded alone

so
take me
to a true Elsewhere

to cause your happiness
to be your happiness]


P.56
VOICE
The Azurite army has started to move.

[PARLIAMENT]

OLD MAN 1
Information, no matter how well-hidden, always manages to leak.
More so if they are important.

MAN 1
Is that man good enough?

MAN 2
He was an efficient military personnel, but we also had a lot of problems
with him.

MAN 3
If your words were not given, he definitely would have gone to jail.

VOICE
Kazuhiko Faye Ryuu.
Former vice captain of the Secret Colors Battalion.


P.57
VOICE
He seems to be doing something like private investigation in the Po-fuh
district now.
He was working under Lieutenant Colonel Gingetsu.
Why wasn't the lieutenant colonel assigned with this mission?

KOU
He is the only one that can take her.


P.58
LAN
Kazuhiko.

<static>
<static>

Kazuhiko.

[CLOVER]

A Four-Leaf Clover.
It really exists.


P.59
[A TELEPHONE]

<static>
<static>


P.60
<static>

SUU
Who are you calling?

KAZUHIKO
Lan. I need to contact him for a re-transport.

<click>
<beep beep beep beep>


P.61
<beep>

KAZUHIKO
What's up with this?

<beep beep beep>

We were in a hurry, right?

SUU
Yes.

KAZUHIKO
Then I guess we'll take a more mundane route.


P.62
[WINGED FISH THAT FLIES THROUGH THE NIGHT]


P.63
KAZUHIKO
Is this your first time on this?

SUU
Yes.

<click>

[I want happiness
I seek happiness
to cause your happiness]


P.64
KAZUHIKO
You like this song, right?

SUU
Like?

KAZUHIKO
You don't?

SUU
I don't know.

[take me
to a true Elsewhere
please take me there]


P.65
[birds sing song of unknown tongue
though winged, they still fail to reach the sky
a place not to be treaded alone

so
take me
to a true Elsewhere]


P.66
KAZUHIKO
Evergreen eyes.

[to cause your happiness
to be your happiness]

SUU
You're not going to ask?

KAZUHIKO
What?

SUU
Things.

KAZUHIKO
Do you want me to ask?


P.67
SUU
Not yet.

[take me]


P.68
SUU
Can I ask about you?

KAZUHIKO
What are you going to do by asking?

SUU
I want to know.

KAZUHIKO
On one condition.
Stop calling me "you".
It makes me feel like I'm back in the military.

SUU
What should I say then?

KAZUHIKO
Whatever you like.


P.69
[I want ]

SUU
Then.

[ happiness]

Kazuhiko.


P.70
[A LEOPARD]

MAN (Barus)
Long time no see, Prince.

KAZUHIKO
I told you to stop calling me that.
Barus.

BARUS
Prince. It's the perfect name for such an energetic, cute person like
you.


P.71
BARUS
We're having trouble with the Xiaomao... most of our battalion is still
being stopped by them.

KAZUHIKO
How did you know we were landing here?

BARUS
We searched most vehicles.
A Prince and a Princess are noticeable, so it was relatively easy.

KAZUHIKO
It must be a big deal for you of the Special Information Collection
Bureau to come out here.
But you have no need for me. I'm retired.

BARUS
We want the girl.
I personally want to play with you, the Prince.
It's a legitimate excuse.


P.72
KAZUHIKO
She was lent to me.

BARUS
>From the Wizards.
Pretty classy to call the elders of the Supreme Parliament as Wizards.
Those old geisers hold all the secrets behind this country.


P.73
KAZUHIKO
I'll take you on if it's one-on-one.

BARUS
Here?

KAZUHIKO
Idiot, of course I mean in an alleyway.

BARUS
I wouldn't mind if we fought here.

KAZUHIKO
I mind.

BARUS
Don't want to involve civilians.
You haven't changed, Prince.


P.74
[AN ALLEY] {note: this chapter is not in the table of contents ^^;}

KAZUHIKO
When I signal, run east.

SUU
Okay.

KAZUHIKO
No matter what happens to me, you have to run away.


P.75
<vrrr>

BARUS
I'm happy that I can play with you again, Kazuhiko.

<vrrrr>

KAZUHIKO
Nobody wants to play with Barus the White Leopard, it seems.
You're hated.


P.76
BARUS
Your right hand.
It adorns my bedroom.
I take care of it everyday... in bed.
Can't you feel it?


P.77
BARUS
You're really cute, Prince.

<clang>


P.78
KAZUHIKO
Figures that you're like this.

BARUS
I said that I would take you on one-on-one.
I did not promise anything for the girl.


P.79
<beeeeeep>


P.80
KAZUHIKO
Go!
RUN!


P.81
KAZUHIKO
... Gingetsu.

[THE SCAR]


P.82
KAZUHIKO
Hey.
Why am I lying down?

GINGETSU
Barus's two-handed sword had a Shock Shot* on it.

KAZUHIKO
That pervert.
Where is he?

GINGETSU
He retreated.

KAZUHIKO
How did you know where we were?

GINGETSU
Lan found you.


P.83
KAZUHIKO
I hate how this painkiller tastes.

GINGETSU
Then don't drink it.

KAZUHIKO
Why didn't you run away?


P.84
SUU
I didn't want to go.

KAZUHIKO
You know....

SUU
I don't know why myself.
But.
I didn't want to be away from you.


P.85
KAZUHIKO
Tell that only to the guy you fall in love with.


P.86
SUU
Is it something I'm not supposed to say?

KAZUHIKO
It's not that.


P.87
SUU
Does it hurt?

KAZUHIKO
No.
I had some of that awful-tasting medicine.

SUU
There's a scar.

KAZUHIKO
It's an old scar.


P.88
SUU
What about in here?


P.89
KAZUHIKO
Who knows?


P.90
KAZUHIKO
I'm going to change.
You want to watch?

SUU
Is it better if I didn't?

KAZUHIKO
I'm kinda shy.


P.91
KAZUHIKO
So you're on duty now.

GINGETSU
Why do you think that?

KAZUHIKO
You're normally too busy working to sleep in Lan's home (that house).
You surely can't be bored enough to be chasing me around.
What I told you when I was working under you is still valid.

KAZUHIKO
Gingetsu.


P.92
GINGETSU
Barus has the Public Moves* covered.


P.93
[A SONG]

<static>

RADIO
There was an explosion in the Lao Sia Hong district. All routes in that
district are closed.......

KAZUHIKO
The Xiaomao.


P.94
[I want happiness
I seek happiness

so take me
someplace far away

I want happiness
I seek happiness

take me
to a true Elsewhere

please take me there]


P.95
[wet feathers,
locked fingers,
melting flesh,
fusing minds

take me
I want happiness]

KAZUHIKO
Are you not happy?

SUU
Why?

KAZUHIKO
Because the woman that liked this song was not happy.

SUU
Who?

KAZUHIKO
A singer.


P.96
[to cause your happiness
to be your happiness]

SUU
Your lover?

KAZUHIKO
Something like that.

SUU
Even now?

[I want happiness]

KAZUHIKO
No.
She died.


P.97
SUU
Tell me her name.

KAZUHIKO
.... Oruha.

SUU
I know. I like her songs.

KAZUHIKO
Oruha never publicly released an album. You possibly can't know......

[not your
past
but your
present
is what I seek,]

SUU
I know.


P.98
KAZUHIKO
Although you were in that building the whole time?

[carefully winding
back
its fragile thread

please take me there]

SUU
I'm not happy now.
Because you haven't taken me away.


P.99
KAZUHIKO
Will you be happy if I do?

SUU
I don't know.

[I want happiness]

I hope so.


P.100
[NONEXISTENT]

GINGETSU
The two are on their way to the destination using the car we provided.

KOU
Azurite is not the only ones that want that girl.
Continue to support (follow) them.


P.101
GINGETSU
Ryuu has caught on.

KOU
To your mission?

Even if it wasn't an order, you would have done the same thing.

Although he is lucky, this ending might be different from others.
Because he is carrying a top secret of the government.

Suu has one more "Leaf" than the boy you are protecting.


P.102
KOU
She is a "Four-Leaf Clover" -- something that cannot exist in this world.


P.103
SUU
What are you doing?

KAZUHIKO
Getting ready to greet the rude guys that jump in on us.

[GOODNIGHT.]

SUU
This is a pretty place.

KAZUHIKO
There is a higher possibility of them coming after us if we stay in a
cheaper inn.
High-end hotels are safer because they have better security.
I'm sure Barus doesn't want to make a commotion at such an eye-catching
place either.


P.104
SUU
Do you always sleep like this?

KAZUHIKO
No.
But this time the requested goods is very popular.

SUU
Nobody wants me because they love me.


P.105
SUU
Was that guy your friend?

KAZUHIKO
Who?

SUU
The one in the sunglasses.
The one that saved us earlier.

KAZUHIKO
Kind of like a friend...
I've been stuck with him ever since I joined the military.


P.106
SUU
He.... here....

KAZUHIKO
What about Gingetsu's head here?

SUU
In here.....

KAZUHIKO
Broken?

SUU
You don't know?

KAZUHIKO
What?

SUU
It's okay if you don't know.


P.107
KAZUHIKO
I don't know what will happen between here and the destination. Sleep
while you can.

SUU
Aren't you going to sleep?

KAZUHIKO
Well, we might have guests.

SUU
Are you going to stay awake for a long, long time then?

KAZUHIKO
I use drugs* when I'm working.
Don't worry, I won't doze off.

SUU
I'll stay up.
I'll keep watch to see if anyone comes.
So sleep.

KAZUHIKO
Hey now...


P.108
KAZUHIKO
You're so eager.
Do you like to sleep that much?

SUU
I can forget when I'm asleep.


P.109
SUU
That I'm alone.


P.110
KAZUHIKO
Okay.
When I want to sleep, I'll wake you up and you can take my place.

SUU
Were you sad when Oruha died?

KAZUHIKO
Yeah.

SUU
Did you cry?

KAZUHIKO
..... dunno.


P.111
SUU
Even if I die, nobody will cry for me.

KAZUHIKO
Why?

SUU
Because I'm alone.


P.112
SUU
Oruha had such a sweet voice.

She sang this song often at her live concerts.

[wet feathers,
locked fingers,
melting flesh,
fusing minds

take me
I want
happiness]


P.113
[I seek happiness]

SUU
.... Kazuhiko.

KAZUHIKO
Good night.


P.114
<psss>

KAZUHIKO
I have to get there before I run out of this.

To Fairy Park.


P.115
KAZUHIKO
.... Alone.


P.116
[PURSUIT]

BARUS
The lieutenant colonel is coming out.
I was thinking that maybe Kazuhiko was the false lead -- that the real
thing was being transported elsewhere.
But if Gingetsu of the Secret Colors Battalion is coming here...
This is the real thing.


P.117
BARUS
Damn, he really slashed me with that sword.
That's why I hate him. He's not cute.
In that respect, Kazuhiko's so good. So cute.
I just want to harass him so much because he's so cute.

The Prince is waiting.
Let's go.


P.118
<CRASH>

[FEATHERS]

KAZUHIKO
You guys aren't from Azurite.


P.119
KAZUHIKO
Isn't it a little troublesome to be making a commotion in a hotel that
the VIPs of the government like to use?


P.120
<vrr>
<slash>


P.121
KAZUHIKO
You guys have worked with me before.
I see.
Military personnel of this country can snuff out the press even if
something happens.

SUU
Kazuhiko.

-----to be continued-----


-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
** Short Glossary of terms. (unfortunately the kanji and the yomigana
are different like in RayEarth so....)

word page meaning
---- ---- -------
AGENT p.7 engineer (kousakuin).
CORD p.9 symbol (in). along the lines of a "code word".
CODE p.10 a chart of understanding and/or perception
(ninshikihyou). I used different spellings to
differeniate from "cord" although the katakana
are identical.
SPELL p.10 code (angou).
AUTO-DOLL p.15 killer weapons (satsujin heiki). Seems like
they are robots that are programmed to protect
and kill if necessary.
BUS p.27 near-distance transmission device (kinkyori
tensou souchi).
BRAIN p.27 instantaneous transmission device (shunkan
tensou souchi).
MODEM p.27, weapon summoning device (heiki shoukan
p.46 souchi).
BEAM p.45 manual laser (shudou koujyuu).
SHOCK SHOT p.82 mental shock-inducing option on a weapon
(shinkei shougeki tsuki).
PUBLIC MOVES p.92 traditional transportation devices (seiki no
norimono).
DRUGS p.107 in this case, stimulants along the line of
No-Doz<tm>.


***** And Now: the script writer's appendix *****

** Censorship, but then Kazuhiko-san wouldn't cuss, right?
On P.21, I had Kazuhiko saying "I'll do you in." -- but that was
actually a bit toned down. I just didn't want him saying "fuck you!"
(which would be the more literal way to translate "okasuzo", which is
"rape, I will") so I apologize here. Yeah, reread that scene and replace
the conversation with "Fuck you!" "What was that?" "Fuck you, Gingetsu!"
...... a little censorship can't hurt, really, I can go through a whole
script without cussing, really I can! ^^;;;;

The following are remnants of my pre-alpha scripting right off AMIE.

** First off, an apology: In the pre-alpha scripting I translated
"feathers" as "wings" in the April 1997 issue -- sorry about that if
you actually read the pre-alphas.

** Some of the chapter titles that I got off AMIE lack articles, and I
sometimes used "other possibilities" than CLAMP's translator. If you
are so bored, you can go compare them with the chapter titles that
are buried up there in the script ^_^

[LEAF]
[LITTLE WINGS INSIDE THE FOREST]
[THE SINGING GIRL]
[BIRDCAGE]
[MAZE]
[CAT]
[RADIO]
[TRACE]
[LOAN]
[FLOWER]
[CONFERENCE]
[CLOVER]
[TELEPHONE]
[A WINGED FISH THAT FLIES THROUGH THE NIGHT SKY]
[LEOPARD]
[ALLEY]
[PAST]
[SONG]
[SOMETHING WHICH CANNOT BE]
[GOOD NIGHT]
[CHASE]
[FEATHERS]

Note that the chapter entitled "THE SCAR" (kizuato) in the tankoubon was
entitled "PAST" (kako) in the March 1997 issue of AMIE.


** And how differently did I translate the songs compared to CLAMP's
translator? Here, have a look. This I'll type up their version
next to mine. ^_^

Me CLAMP's translator
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If you find a four-leaf clover If you find a four-leaf clover,
You will be happy. It will bring happiness;

But But
keep it a secret don't tell Anyone

Where the white flower Where its white flower
of the clover was blooming blooms

How many leaves it had. Or how many leaflets from its stem
extend.

A four-leaf clover. The four-leaved clover.

I want to make you happy I only want your happiness, knowing
but I cannot be yours. I can never be yours to share it.

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I want to be happy I want happiness
I want to be happy I seek happiness

I want to be happy with you to cause your happiness
I want to be your happiness to be your happiness

so take me so take me
take me far away someplace far away
someplace that is not here to a true Elsewhere
take me away please take me there

everlasting magic magic that lasts
never-ending kiss never-ending kiss
a dream you cannot wake from revery without break
happiness that can't be erased unperishable bliss

take me away take me
I want to be happy I want happiness

the birds sing birds sing
a poem in foreign words song of unknown tongue
an unreachable sky though winged, they
even with wings still fail to reach the sky

someplace where you cannot go a place not to be treaded alone
alone

so take me so take me
someplace that is not here to a true Elsewhere

drenched feathers wet feathers
entwined fingers locked fingers
melting bodies melting flesh
hearts piled up fusing minds

take me away take me
I want to be happy I want happiness

I want your present Not your past
more than your past but your present is what I seek,

pulling on the future (tomorrow) carefully winding back its fragile
that is about to fall apart thread

take me away please take me there

I want to be happy I want happiness


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