2015.01.31【英译中】谎言书第四节(2)字数:557

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It’s a fair question. I close my eyes and tell myself I’m still in the poorly lit park, but all I see is the tarnished doorknob in that spearmint-gum-and hairspray room where my dad and I said good-bye. I blink once and the doorknob twists, revealing the child psychologist assigned by the state. It’s like that Moby song. When you have a damaged kid, you don’t ask, “How you feeling?”You give him a crayon and say, “Draw something nice.”

这是一个公平的问题。我闭上双眼,告诉自己仍在那个昏暗的公园。但是我能看到的,只有那个有着暗淡的门把手的,充满了薄荷口香糖及发胶味道的房间,只有那个我和父亲说再见的房间。我眨了下眼,门把手被转开了,进来了一个由国家派来的儿童心理学家。那就像莫比的歌一般,当你有一个受伤的孩子时,你不问:“你感觉怎么样?”,而是给他一只蜡笔,对他说:“画点好看的东西。”


I drew lots of nice.

我画了很多好看的东西。


“Med kit!” Roosevelt snaps again.

“急救箱!”罗斯福再次尖叫道。


I scramble to my feet. Years of training rush back. So do decade-old escape plans. I should turn around now. Let Roosevelt handle it. But if I do — No. Not until—

我攀坐到自己的脚上。多年以来训练的场景全都涌现到脑海里。我那十几年以来的逃跑计划也是。我现在应该转身回去,让罗斯福处理。但是如果我……不。不能到……


I need to know if it’s him.

我需要知道那是不是他。


Ten feet in front of me, Roosevelt still has the flashlight tucked under his armpit. It shines like a spotlight, showcasing the bloody inkblot stained into the man’s silk shirt. As I barrel toward them, Roosevelt turns my way and the armpit flashlight follows. There’s no missing the terror on my face. “Cal, what’re you—?”

在我的面前还有十英尺路,罗斯福还是把他的手电筒塞在腋下。那就像聚光灯一般明亮,照出了那个男人丝绸衬衫上的血迹斑斑。在我迅速向他们走去之时,罗斯福向我这边转过来,他腋下的手电随后也朝向我这边照来。我脸上的恐惧一览无遗。“加尔,你……”


Like a baseball player rounding third, I drop to one knee and slide through the wet grass, slamming the med kit into Roosevelt’s chest and almost knocking him over.

就像棒球选手打第三棒一样,我单膝着地并滑入了潮湿的草丛,随后将急救箱往罗斯福的胸膛用力一放,这几乎要将他弄倒在地。


“Cal, what’s wrong? Do you know this guy?” Roosevelt asks.

“加尔,你怎么了?你认识这个男人吗?”罗斯福问道。


Grabbing the flashlight, I don’t answer. I’m hunched over the man, shining the light and studying his face. He’s got a beard now, tightly trimmed and speckled with gray.
我拿起手电筒,没有回答罗斯福的问题。我弯下腰凑近那个男人,将光打到他的脸上开始仔细看他的脸。他现在有了紧密地修剪过的胡子,其中还夹杂着些灰色。

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