Woohoo! The last chapter of vol. 20! Hopefully I’ll have some of 21 for you guys soon, too. And vol. 22 will be released on June 8th, so there’s that to look forward to as well. :D
Beneath the cut is a detailed summary of 7 Seeds vol. 20, chapter 106 by Tamura Yumi. Don’t click through if you don’t want spoilers. Download the raw here.
Arashi and Natsu find themselves in a dead end. There’s no way to go but up. The walls and floor are made of iron. The bacteria is coming.
Arashi shouts up to Ango, asking him how he means to pull them up. Semimaru is wondering the same thing, but Ango just takes one look around and takes stock of the situation. He remembers Kaname telling him that’s always the most important thing to do in any situation, to understand where you are, what’s around you, how much time you have, what your priorities are, and what you can use. Semimaru is impressed that it only took Ango a second to grasp that.
Ango grabs a rope and calls down to Arashi, telling them to wrap it around them. “Both of us!? Together!?” Arashi says, and Ango says yes. After asking Arashi if he knows how to secure the ropes, Ango begins securing them on his side as well. He estimates that including their clothing and backpacks, the two of them weigh about 110 kg, and he finds something that weighs more than that. With Semimaru’s help, he pushes it towards the edge.
Semimaru protests at first, saying the rope might break and that it would be better to pull them up by hand one by one, but Ango says that’ll take too long, and as if on cue, the bacteria starts eating the wall around the door that Natsu and Arashi came through.
“Ango, we’re ready! The bacteria are here!” Arashi shouts, and Semimaru and Ango shove the machine over the edge. However, it’s connected to the wall by a thick rope of cables, which keeps it from falling more than a few feet.
Semimaru makes to cut it with his knife, but Ango says he might get electrocuted. “You can’t pull us both up at once!” Arashi shouts. “At least take Natsu up first!”
Although Natsu realises that Arashi is prioritising her over himself, it doesn’t make her happy. Even though she’s so close to him, it just sounds to her like he’s saying he’s willing to die here to be with Hana.
But Ango just pulls out his gun and shoots the cables. The machine plunges down, jerking Natsu and Arashi upwards. The weight causes the pipe the rope is tied around to crumple, but it holds.
Once Arashi and Natsu are as high as they can get, Ango yells at Semimaru to pull them in, but Semimaru can’t reach.
Ryou hears the gun shot and comes running. Semimaru notices that Ryou, too, can take in the situation in an instant. Ryou tosses down another rope to Arashi and Natsu and tells it to wrap it around themselves. He tells Arashi to cut the other rope with his knife, and Ango, Semimaru, and Ryou steel themselves, holding the second rope as Arashi and Natsu drop.
As they pull Arashi and Natsu up, Ango looks down and sees the bacteria swarming over the machine they dropped down. The bacteria is coming after Natsu and Arashi fast, and so Ango throws his gun down, hoping the bacteria will follow it instead. The gun bounces into a side shaft and the bacteria swarms after it.
Ango remembers Kaname saying what they’ll need in the future is focus, judgement, determination, and the ability to get things done, and that they already have those things.
Once Arashi and Natsu are up, the five of them run back to Hotaru, who contacts Botan and Matsuri to let them know the others are safe. Botan says they’ve found an exit, and for everyone to join them. As they are about to leave, Arashi stops Ango and thanks him. Ango says he doesn’t need thanks, and wonders to himself why he hadn’t tried to save Hana when he had the chance.
Natsu thanks Semimaru, but he says it was Ango and Ryou, not him. I couldn’t do a thing, he thinks. Not a single thing.
Meanwhile, Matsuri is glad everyone’s safe, even if the missiles haven’t been stopped. She asks Botan if she trusts Ryou a little bit more, and says she was glad when Botan asked Ryou to go find Natsu and the others because she’d noticed Botan had her eye on Ryou. She sees a lot, Botan thinks. And while she doesn’t say it to Matsuri, the reason she told Ryou to go is not just because she trusted him to go after them, but because she didn’t trust him to be the first out, because who knew what he might do then.
Once everyone’s together again, they look up the shaft and can see the sky. Arashi looks sadly at the countdown still ticking away, and says they weren’t able to stop it despite all they did. Semimaru says they did what they could. Natsu comments that Arashi’s thinking of Hana, and Arashi says that, too, but also the other teams and for himself. “I wanted to live here. I want to live in this world.”
He shouts at the missiles to please stop, but Ango just tells him to get going. The last page ends with Arashi thinking about Hana. “Hana…are you okay? I want to introduce you to everyone. Let’s live together. In this world.”
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