2014.05.07 【英译中】21 The lucky one 幸运符第二章(节选)

stormyzhong (harriette-媞澈) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-05-07 08:39 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

The bombing of the World Trade Center had little to do with his decision. Instead, joining the military seemed the natural thing to do, since his dad had served with the marines for twenty-five years. His dad had gone in as a private and finished as one of those grizzled, steel-jawed sergeants who intimidated pretty much everyone except his wife and the platoons he commanded. He treated those young men like his sons; his sole intent, he used to tell them, was to bring them back home to their mothers alive and well and all grown up. His dad must have attended more than fifty weddings over the years of guys he'd led who couldn't imagine getting married without having his blessing. Good marine, too.


世贸中心的爆炸并没有影响到他的决定。相反,因为蒂博的父亲从军已有25年,他加入海军陆战队似乎是很自然的决定。他的父亲以个人名义参军而且退伍时他已白发苍苍,而且他是一名硬汉中士。他使每个人还有他带的那一队士兵们都感到胆战心惊,当然除了他的妻子。他待这些年轻人如同自己的儿子,他过去告诉过这些年轻人,他唯一的目标就是希望把他们活着而且都安然无恙、成熟的带回到他们的妈妈身边。在过去的一些年里,他爸爸一定参加了50多次婚礼,这些孩子们如果没有他的照顾(此处的blessing 不光是祝福,我觉得更是一种在军队里、战场上对这些孩子的照看,所以翻译成了照顾)根本无法想象自己可以结婚。蒂博的父亲也是是个好军官。

 

He'd picked up a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts inVietnamand over the years had served inGrenada,Panama,Bosnia, and the First Gulf War. His dad was a marine who didn't mind transfers, and Thibault had spent the majority of his youth moving from place to place, living on bases around the world. In some ways, Okinawa seemed more like home thanColorado, and though his Japanese was a bit rusty, he figured a week spent inTokyowould rekindle the fluency he'd once known. Like his dad, he figured he'd end up retiring from the corps, but unlike his dad, he intended to live long enough afterward to enjoy it. His dad had died of a heart attack only two years after he'd slipped his dress blues onto the hanger for the last time, a massive infarction that came out of the blue. One minute he was shoveling snow from the driveway, and the next minute he was gone. That was thirteen years ago. Thibault had been fifteen years old at the time.

他拿到了青铜星章和两个在越南参战时的紫心勋章,这些年,他在格林纳达、巴拿马、波斯尼亚参军,而且参加了第一次海湾战争。他爸爸是一个不介意来回奔波的军官,所以蒂博大部分青春都是花在从一个地方搬到另一个地方上,他基本是住在这个世界。某种意义而言,冲绳县似乎比科罗拉多州更有家的感觉,虽然他的日语有些蹩脚。他觉得在东京呆的一周会让他重燃对流畅的认知。他认为自己可以像他爸爸一样退役而终,但是他又希望自己可以活很长来享受生活,而不是像他的爸爸在退伍两年后便死于心脏病——突然心梗。(本意是把海军服凉到衣架,被人觉得应该是暗指退伍)。前一分钟还好好的扫着路上的雪,下一分钟人便不在了。这已经是13年前的事情了。蒂博那时15岁。

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