Let's put a new coat of paint on this lonesome ol' town.
Set 'em up we'll be knockin 'em down.
You wear adress baby,I'll wear a tie.
We'll laugh at that ol' bloodshot moon
In that burgundy sky(TOM WAITS).
■Horizon (ホライゾン)台本■ written by Shiro Tomura(Artmic8neo)／2009 Translation(English captions) by Yuki S.Franklin
Lute is living in the forest. He was born in this forest, and he loves his forest.
He also loves watching stars. Every time he looked up the stars, he dreams about his ancestors.
Lute…: My Mother moon, Kuwakluankua” “Our Mother Earth will be ending her duties” “What does it mean?” Everything has his own life and each life starts like a rising sun or ends like a sunset. This spares that you’ve had have a fate and these rolling stones have also. What’s happening? How about my father and mother? “You should take a rest and let it go” “Don’t we have any way to save the earth?” “We’ll see….do not look above, look forward and go without haste” “’Until when?” “‘Until you can find end of the earth” “If it was the best for us, I will believe and follow your advice” “Look at the sands on the ground. These sands are our pleasure of the earth, grab it and blow the sand in your hand” He did what he said. Look at these birds, they will watch and bless you….Go. Just Go.”
Lute started to walk without haste.
Since he started to walk, he got rained upon alot. However he kept walking to reach the end of the earth. The rain made him exhausted sometimes but it brought him happiness sometimes. Lute kept walking every single day to reach the end of the earth
Then, Lute met an old man.
The old man asked “where are you going, young man?” Lute answered him “I’m going to go end of the earth He said “Wow….You are going to the end of the earth Lute asked him “Do you know where the end of the earth is?”
The old man said “well, you should go through the Gorgon Gate” Luke said “Gorgon’s Gate?” The old man said “That’s right, that gate will send you to the end of the earth” Bring this fruit. This fruit will tell you where you should go” Lute appreciated his help and continued walking. The way was steep and long. And his feet were sore and tired. Eventually his toe nail came off. However he never stops walking to reach the end of the earth.
Lute met a knight later.
The knight asked Lute “Where are you going, young man?” Lute answered “I’m looking for the Gorgon’s Gate, Sir” The knight said “Me too. Look, that’s the Gorgon’s Gate”
Gorgon’s Gate was very creepy and smells like dead animals. It was made of rocks and seems like a human’s face. Also seems like it has swallowed many peoples. The knight said “This is the Gorgon’s Gate and everybody has to go through for fighting”
Lute walked through the Gorgon’s gate fearfully. The place where he passed through was a terrible world. When the drumbeat sounded once, the fire’s flames would are get higher. When drumbeat sounded twice, the fire’s flames would get even bigger. This scene made Lute freak out and leave immediately.
The old man said “Ha Ha Ha …..You just saw the center of the earth” Lute said “Why are they doing that?” He said “That is the human. If you wanted to go to the end of the earth, you have to pass through there. Lute, you have no time left… Hurry”
A Long time ago, there was a man who tried to split the earth. The border line that was made, separated people into believers and non believers. After awhile, these separated people started curious another world and started fight to find out. The peaceful sky was dyed by blood. The mother earth was hurt and ripped by blood
On his way to the end of earth, Lute met a little girl who was crying. Lute asked the girl why she is crying. She said she was going to take a train with her parents, but she missed the train. Lute offered her to walk together and said “Now, your goal is my goal because that might be my fate (destiny). I will be your direction. She accepted his offer and started to walk together.
Why do people want to be with someone? Nobody is perfect, that’s why.
Nobody is perfect, so we need to be with someone to be completed. It must be Love..... We love people and afraid of people. Eventually, our fears will toward to someone other than self.
The civilization that our ancestors created has been destroyed by us.
Lute cracked the fruit that old man gave him and shared with the girl. She stared to walk again. Then a few birds flew over. The birds seemed hungry, so he gave some fruits to the birds.
HA HA HA….I’ve been waiting for this moment since thousands of years ago. I am destined to become a ruler of this earth” “Who are you?” Me? I am the hatred that you, humans, created” Lute, we are the birds that got food from you. Use the sands from the ground!” Get out of here!!”
The hatred and the sorrow disappeared. Lute and the girl started to walk together again to save the earth.
They sometimes had snow during the trip. “It must be the souls of our ancestors who became stars” Lute said “They’re having fun communicating with our earth” Since they started this quest to save the earth, they have become known by people all over.
Suddenly the knight showed up in front of them without the spear. Many people were willing to join them to save the earth together. There were no racial of the walls between them. They were all together to save the earth. And then, they finally got to the top of the hill and gazed beautiful city view around the hill.
Is this real or a dream?”
The people who live in the city welcomed them immediately. They started to walk again after they accepted their hospitalities.
My mother moon, Kuwakluankua”, I have traveled such a long time to find end of the earth. However I couldn’t find it. What can I do, mother earth, Kuwakluankua? “Lute, I should take off my mask to show you who I am” Who are you?” My name is Nefilum; I belong to the family of the sun. I have been watching you people. Once the people got together, they tried to invade everything that other people own and made a stupid decision. However, at the same time, I understood that some people love other people and were willing to walk to save the earth.”
Where is the end of the earth? Probably you already knew Lute that there is no end on the earth. The place that you are standing on is your beginning of the earth and end of the earth also,” “Since you took your first step in life, mother earth is sometimes smiling, crying and yelling to you whatever you do until your life end.” The earth will be overflowed for vitality after all hatred went away.
Can you see that horizon?”
Look at that horizon, Lute. That horizon is the only border of your future. Go back to your forest with your girl and be happy forever”
Right after Nefilum disappeared, it was the moment of the sunrise was in the horizon.
Lute, it’s time for the sunrise. It’s beginning of the new day.”
Let’s go back to the Forest where it is nice to live. And I want you to meet my parents” The girl nodded to him.
When they back to the forest, they got together and became our ancestors.
When the humans looked at the earth at first time, they expressed the beauty with “BLUE”. Did he realize that sky is same as blue as earth and that brightness of blue has more shine than Gold and can be seen by everyone.