Turn A Gundam novel scans vol. 2

Finished reading the second volume (’Disturbance’) of the Turn A Gundam novels. This one focuses on the aftermath of the attack on Nocis, Loran’s struggles with his loyalty to both Earth and Moon and Dianna’s advent, together with peace negotiations. First volume scans here.

Stuff that stayed in my mind (some of these might be in the anime too, but my memory isn’t too good):

∀ Loran’s struggles; it’s interesting to see his thought process some more (he also deserves the best);

∀ Sochie keeps being likened to a cat;

∀ Poe doesn’t sound like a crybaby anymore;

∀ Guin calls Loran his ‘Silver Queen’ lol;

∀ Harry guesses Loran is loyal to to Kihel because she resembles Dianna greatly (Loran wonders about that himself);

∀ Dianna is so otherworldly and spellbinding, she even manages to charm Guin;

∀ Loran thinking that if he values a person more than anyone else (Kihel), he won’t be able to value anyone else besides that person, which is obviously not a good thing;

∀ the way Guin sees the Turn A as both masculine and feminine and associating that with Loran…actually the entire second half of the volume goes on and on about this duality thing; at some point it seemed almost voyeuristic (…) when it came to Loran’s disguise;

∀ speaking of which, Harry’s got the hots of Laura Rolla, like, badly;

∀ and also speaking of which, since I was reading this yesterday, when Loran runs away from the party, he loses one of his shoes, which is picked up by Harry, Cinderella-style;

∀ Loran also compares the return of the Moonrace to the story of what seems to be Urashima Tarou…except it’s not Urashima Tarou, but Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘A Fisherman of the Inland Sea’…inspired by the tale of Urashima Tarou (he literally namedrops Le Guin’s story);

∀ the Moonrace people’s longing for Earth is illustrated quite nicely (Harry tearing up when he’s about to land, Dianna kissing the soil), same with the Earth people’s reluctance and recklessness;

∀ also Guin has a very nice assistant described as black-haired, almost as tall as him, good at fighting, bad at dancing, very good at wielding a gun, who teaches Loran how to use both his agility and his ‘womanly charms’ at the party and whom I wish had a name, because she’s definitely not Lily Borjano. _ノ乙(、ン、)_

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I translate things, mainly almost everything that has to do with gods screwing with humans' lives and getting their asses kicked in return.
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