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[小说] 【官方小说试翻译】绝地传承(Legacy of the Jedi)第五章

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发表于 2009-7-6 23:51 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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CHAPTER No. 5
第五章

"Why expose ourselves to get the fruit at the start?" Dooku asked them. "Why not let the Gold Team try for the fruit, and pick them off one by one? We might lose a few team members, but not as many as they will. When you are intent on getting something, you take more chances. Then, when no Gold Team members are left, we can simply stroll to the market, pick a fruit, and head back to the Temple. Simple."
“难道就一定要先夺得水果吗?”杜库反问他们,“我们何不让金队先去找水果,然后攻其不意,把他们逐个击破?我们可能损失一些队员,但不会像他们那么惨重。风险越高,收益越大。当金队队员一个不剩时,我们就可以轻而易举地到集市上挑选水果,返回圣殿。这相当简单。”

"Sure, if we're able to pick them all off," Galinda said. "What if one of them gets through and makes it back to the Temple?"
“果真能把他们全部消灭,当然没问题,”Galinda说,“可万一有一人漏网,抢先回到圣殿怎么办?”
"That is not an acceptable outcome," Dooku said. His coolness made the others exchange glances. Dooku had learned early that in order to inspire confidence he should not admit doubt.
“那将是不可接受的结果。”杜库答道,他表现得十分沉着冷静,其他队员不由互相交换了下眼色。杜库很早就明白了这样一个道理:为了激发士气,统帅必须定力过人。

Galinda was still skeptical. "But where can we set up surveillance? There's not much cover in the market. We need good sight lines."
Galinda依然心存疑虑:“但是我们在哪建立盯梢据点?我们需要好的眼线,可集市上没有那么多隐蔽之地。”
"I have a plan for that, too," Dooku said.
“对此,我也有个计划。”杜库说道。
Dooku stood as the transport landed. He noticed that Master Doliq was watching him curiously. He tucked his data pad into his belt. "Follow me," he told the others.
这时飞船缓缓着陆,杜库站起身,他发现Doliq大师正在好奇地望着他。他把数据板插在腰带上,招呼队员们:“跟我来。”

He jumped off the ramp and led the way through the twisting streets to the Senate complex. He walked so purposefully that no one asked him where they were going.
他跳过斜坡,带领队员穿过弯弯曲曲的街道,直奔议员区。他行走得那么清晰流畅,以至于没人问他要去哪里。
When he arrived at the complex he led the others onto a turbolift and descended to the lower sub-offices. He had a foolproof strategy. It just depended on his powers of persuasion and how much a friend of his was willing to bend the rules. He was learning that sometimes it was better to come at things sideways, especially when his opponent assumed he would come at them head-on. Persuasion and deception could work better than battles.
到了议员区,他又带着队员们乘坐涡轮电梯,下到地下办公室。他已经想出了一个万全之策,而成败仅取决于他说服的技巧和他的朋友是否能通融了。他懂得,有些时候不妨试着走一条曲折之路,特别是你的对手假设你会迎头直击时,谎言与欺骗总比正面斗争有效。

Dooku turned to the others as he reached a door. "Wait here. I'll just be a minute."
杜库在一扇门前停下,转身吩咐其他人:“在这等我,我很快回来。”
He accessed the door and walked in. A tall, spindly creature with waving antennae and bright yellow eyes sat at a datascreen. He looked up and saw Dooku, then pretended to tremble.
他推门走了进去。屋内一个瘦高、细长的生物正坐在数据屏前,他长着摇动的触须和一双明亮的黄色眼睛。他抬头一看是杜库,就装出一副很忧虑的表情。
"Dooku! Oh, no! Have you come to show me up again?"
“杜库!哦,不!你又来让我丢脸了吗?”

"Not at all, Eero." Dooku smiled. His first meeting with the young Senatorial aide Eero Iridian had cemented their friendship, but not in the usual way. Dooku had been attending a seminar on the political history of the Correllian system. Eero had read a paper he'd written on the subject, and Dooku had raised a hand to correct a number of points he felt were inaccurate. Eero had bristled at the newcomer, but a quick search of the archives had revealed that Dooku had been right.
“怎么会,Eero。”杜库微笑着。他第一次见到这位年轻的议员助理Eero Iridian,就以一种极不寻常的方式奠定了他们之间牢固的友谊。杜库曾参加了一个研究Correnllian星系政治历史的团体,Eero在会上读了一篇他自己写的研究论文,而杜库轻而易举就挑出许多不恰当的地方。Eero当场被这个新成员激怒了,但在档案馆的快速搜索却证明了杜库的观点是正确的。

Eero had been hoping to impress both his father, a Senator, and his boss. Instead, he'd been publicly embarrassed. Yet after the seminar he'd come up to Dooku and asked if the student would be interested in joining his study group. He'd been annoyed at Dooku, but he wanted to learn from him, too. Dooku had joined the group for a time, and he and Eero had become friends. Eero's father was powerful and Eero longed to follow in his footsteps. Dooku admired how hard he studied and the fact that he took the job of a Senatorial aide so seriously.
Eero本想让他的议员父亲,同时也是他的上司,高兴一下。恰恰相反,他被当众羞辱。可是会后,他走向杜库,邀请他加入自己的学习小组。他虽然对杜库的行为甚感恼火,但他同时也想向杜库学习。于是杜库就在小组里呆了一段时间,他和Eero从此成为了朋友。Eero的父亲很有权势,Eero非常渴望能继承他父亲的事业。而杜库也很钦佩他的勤奋好学和对待助理工作的那股认真劲。

Of course that was not why he had come to see him today.
自然,这不是杜库今天来见他的目的。
"I need a favor," Dooku said.
“需要你帮个忙。”杜库说。
"Anything I have is yours," Eero declared.
“我所有的东西都是你的,”Eero宣称。
"I need your code card to the C level transport hallway," Dooku said.
“我要你的密码卡到C层运输平台。”杜库直截了当地提出。
"Except that," Eero said.
“那可不行,”Eero一口回绝。

Dooku said nothing. He just waited.
杜库保持沉默,他在等待。
Eero fiddled with a flexible antennae. "Okay, why?"
Eero摇动着他柔软灵活的触角:“好吧,告诉我为什么?”
"A Padawan exercise," Dooku said. "I need the element of surprise, and that passage overlooks the All Planets Market. There's also an exit with a turbolift straight down to market level. We can use it as a base."
“一次学徒训练。”杜库回答道,“我需要给对手来个出其不意,而那个地方可以俯瞰整个集市,而且还有一个可以乘坐电梯直达集市的出口,我们要用它做基地。”

"But it's restricted to Senate personnel."
“可那是只限议员使用的。”
"That's why I need your access card," Dooku said patiently. Eero's fault as a scholar, he recalled, was that he had trouble putting different facts together to reach a conclusion. He noted the reluctance on Eero's face. Maybe he should offer a favor as an exchange. This was the Senate, after all.
“所以我需要你的卡片,”杜库耐心地解释着。他忽然回想起来,Eero作为学者的失败之处就在于他不善于从诸多不同的事实中总结出结论。他留意到Eero脸上流露出极为难的神色,或许他应该帮Eero做点什么来作为交换。毕竟,这是在议员区,事关重大
"I'll help you with that Tolfranian brief that's giving you so much trouble," Dooku offered.
“我将帮你完善那份关于Tolfranian的概论,就是那篇给你惹了许多麻烦的论文。”杜库主动亮出筹码。

Eero looked torn. "I could use the help. But I could get in trouble with Senate security if I give you the code card. It could go on my record. On the other hand, this brief is really important to my boss...." Eero began to fiddle furiously with both antennae now, twirling them around his fingers until they sprang loose in coils. "Okay," he finally said in a rush of breath. He tossed the code card to Dooku.
Eero看起来相当矛盾痛苦:“我很想接受你的帮助。但如果给你,我可能会被议会保安系统发现。这还会记录在我的档案里。可另一方面,这篇论文对我的老板来说又太重要了……”Eero开始不停地晃动他的两只触角,触须在他的指间旋转,直到成为卷状松软地弹开。“好吧,”他终于做出决定,叹了一口气,把密码卡抛给杜库。
"I'll have it back to you by this evening," Dooku said, hurrying out.
“我天黑之前就还给你,”杜库说着就匆忙离开了。
Now I have you, Lorian. You won't beat me.
这下你逃不掉了。Lorian,你赢不了我。

The plan worked perfectly, for a while. Dooku and the team had a perfect view of the muja fruitseller from a window in a storage area. They could clearly see the bustling market and the fact that Lorian and the Gold Team members had set up several stakeout areas. They were waiting for Dooku to strike. Dooku knew that Lorian believed the Blue Team would make an aggressive first move. It was usually how Dooku began a lightsaber battle. But a trademark move could betray you. It was better to mix up tactics. Lorian had no idea that he, too, had a trademark move. When he began to lose a battle, he made a deliberately wide pass to the left, then spun around to his opponent's rear. This gave him precious seconds to catch his breath and compose his mind.
计划进展得相当顺利,至少是一时。杜库和他的小组利用储藏区的一扇窗户,清楚地监视着muja水果商的一举一动。他们可以清晰地看到整个繁华的集市,甚至看到Lorian和他的金队队员正在建立监视点,等着杜库来袭击。杜库知道Lorian深信蓝队会首先发起进攻——这是杜库在光剑格斗中时常采用的手段。不过,一个习惯性的招牌动作也许会背叛你。更好的办法是将各种战斗策略混合使用。Lorian也有自己的惯常的行动方式,而他对此一无所知——每当他快要输掉一场格斗时,他总是故意向左侧跳开,然后伺机旋转到对手后面。这为他争取到宝贵的几秒钟,使他得以喘息,重整旗鼓。

Dooku sent out his group in pairs. They communicated by comlink. From their perch above they were able to track the evasive procedures the other team employed. It was easy to direct their team members below. With a slight touch of the lightsaber, one after another, Gold Team members went down. Each hit was recorded on everyone's datapad.
杜库让队员们两人一组,分别出发,并用通讯器保持联络。居高临下,他们很容易发现金队所使用的种种伎俩,以便指挥全队行动。两队相遇,光剑轻触,金队队员一个接一个地减少。每次碰撞都会被记载在个人的数据板上。

They were winning. Lorian's team had managed to hit only one Blue Team member, and they'd taken out five of his.
他们正在赢得胜利。Lorian的队伍只击溃了一名蓝队成员,但他们已经损失五人。
Then Lorian must have figured out what they were doing.
至此,Lorian一定已经发觉他们的行动了。
Suddenly Dooku saw two Gold team members running toward the turbolift. Unable to access it, they began to use their cable launchers to scale the glass tube. They would find a way in. That left three Gold members. If Dooku were Lorian, he would try to ambush them at an exit.
突然,杜库看见两名金队队员奔向涡轮电梯。由于打不开电梯,他们开始用钢索发射器切割玻璃屏障。总之,他们一定要进去,有三名队员已经在那了。换做杜库是Lorian,他就会在出口处伏击他们。

Or Lorian would go for the muja fruit while he was running from him.
或者趁着杜库躲避他时,去寻找muja水果。
No, Dooku thought. Lorian knows the Senate well. He will think he can catch me here.
不,杜库暗想:Lorian非常熟悉议员区,他一定认为他会在这里抓到我。
Just in case, Dooku barked into his comlink at his two team members in the market. "Guard that fruitseller. We have to abandon the surveillance post." He turned to the remaining six members of his team. "Let's get out of here."
为以防万一,杜库对通讯器里两个正在集市的队员喊道:“看住那个水果商!我们得放弃这个监视点了。”他转身对剩下的六名队员说:“咱们离开这里。”

The team members raced out of the storage unit. There was only one other way down - through the turbolift that connected to the Senate main halls. Dooku thought rapidly as the turbolift sank downward. Lorian had also attended seminars in the Senate. Lorian knew the building even better than Dooku. Lorian loved poking around in places he shouldn't. If he didn't know before that this turbolift led to only two exits, he had no doubt made it his business to know. It would have been easy to access a Senate map and find out.
蓝队队员们冲出储藏区。只剩下一条可以下去的通道了——一架连通议会主厅的涡轮电梯。电梯向下运行时,杜库在脑里迅速地思考着:Lorian也参加了在议会的研究小组,甚至比杜库更清楚这座大楼的结构。因为Lorian喜欢在自己不应该到的地方闲逛。就算Lorian之前不知道电梯只有两个出口,毫无疑问,他也会想方设法知道。找张议会区地图,很容易就能找到问题的答案。
Dooku reached out and pressed the button to stop the turbolift. "We're not getting out," he told the others. "We're going up."
杜库伸手按下电梯停止的按钮,“我们不出去了,”他告诉其他人,“我们上去。”

He leaped up and balanced on the handrail. He accessed the escape hatch at the top and climbed up. Above his head was a door leading to a Senate level. A training lightsaber did not have the power of a true lightsaber, but it could most likely get through the metal door over his head.
他向上一跃,抓住扶手保持平衡,进入顶部的安全舱口,继续向上爬。头顶上方就是通往议会层的大门。训练专用的光剑虽然没有真正的光剑那样强大的力量,但也勉强可以戳穿他头顶的金属。
He worked his lightsaber along the seam of the door. "Galinda, Hran, I need some help," he called down as he worked.
他打开自己的光剑在门缝处切割金属门。“Galinda,Hran,快来帮帮我。”他一边忙着切割,一边向下面喊道。

The two Padawans squirmed up through the opening. They got out their lightsabers to help him. Within minutes they had peeled back the metal just enough for them to squeeze through.
两名学徒从缺口处爬了上来,掏出光剑帮助杜库。几分钟内,他们成功地削出一个可供他们钻出去的金属洞。
They crawled through the opening. Dooku saw an orientation kiosk and hurriedly accessed the Senate map. He found the fastest route to an exit.
他们陆续爬出洞口。杜库看到一个售货亭,他急忙跑过去找议员区地图,看过地图,他发现一条到达出口最近的路。
"We have about three to five minutes before Lorian figures out that we're not coming out of that turbolift and we're no longer in hallway C," Dooku said. "That's enough time to buy some muja fruit, I think."
“大概还剩3到5分钟,Lorian就会发觉我们已经离开了C大厅,而且并没有坐涡轮电梯,”杜库分析道,“我想,这足够我们去买muja水果的了。”

Stained and dirty now from the turbolift tunnel, the rest of the team grinned as they tucked their lightsabers into their utility belts. Winning was so close now they could taste it.
从涡轮电梯里爬出来的队员们,蹭了一身的灰尘污迹,他们把光剑别到万能腰带上,互相露齿一笑——胜利近在咫尺,他们几乎可以品尝到它的甜美了。
They ran down the hallway toward the exit. They burst into the open air and ran in the direction of the market. The sun was high overhead now, but clouds were beginning to gather. Shade and shadow dappled them as they dodged shoppers and carts and made their way toward the fruitsellers.
他们一路跑下大厅,奔向出口,迫不及待地跑出楼外,冲向集市。正值正午,烈日当空,但云团正悄悄地聚集。光影在他们身上投射下斑点,他们轻快地躲闪着集市中的商贩和货车,奔向水果商。

Suddenly Dooku wished they had formed a plan before they'd charged into the market. They were all running full-tilt, all of them hoping to be the first to buy a muja fruit and get it back safely to the Temple. He had lost his focus because the end was so near.
杜库突然有些后悔,他本应该在冲入集市前制定一个计划。他们都太急功近利了,所有人都拼命地向前跑,谁都想第一个买到水果并安全地返回圣殿。游戏就快结束了,杜库已经难以心神专注。
His datascreen flashed. His other two Blue Team members, the ones in the market, had been hit. Lorian hadn't set up an ambush in the Senate after all.
这时,他的数据板闪烁了一下:两名蓝队队员在集市中被袭击了。看来Lorian并没有在议员区设伏。
"They're in the market!" Dooku yelled. "Split up!"
“他们也在集市!”杜库大叫道,“分散隐蔽!”

A blur of red, then green came to Dooku out of the corner of his eye. He stopped so quickly he almost fell backward into a display of children's toys. Members of the Gold Team were charging at his team, their lightsabers held discreetly at their sides, but ready to strike. He saw Hran get tapped and he turned away, a disgusted look on his face. Galinda held a muja fruit in her hands as Lorian suddenly appeared from behind an awning. His lightsaber whirled gracefully and came down with the slightest touch on the back of her shoulder. Galinda winced. Lorian smiled, plucked the muja out of her hand, and tucked it into his tunic.
一道模糊的红光,接着是绿光闪现在杜库眼前,他急速后退,几乎跌倒在后面的一个儿童玩具摊上。金队偷袭了他们,只见每名金队队员小心谨慎地手握光剑,摆好进攻的姿势。杜库看到Hran不幸中剑,羞愧地转过了身。Galinda正紧握水果,Lorian突然从她身后的凉棚闪出,优雅地旋转光剑,轻触她的后肩,Galinda缩成一团。Lorian微笑着拾起从她手中掉落的水果,放入自己的衣袋里。
Now each team had five members left. It was a tie. Dooku had lost his lead.
现在,每队都剩下五名队员了。显然,这是个平局。杜库已经丧失了他的主动权。

Lorian threw a glance at Dooku through the crowd. Dooku saw a playful challenge in his friend's gaze. Fury coursed through him. He didn't feel playful.
Lorian穿过人群,望了杜库一眼。从Lorian的目光中,杜库读出了一种戏谑的挑衅。复仇女神在他耳边诅咒,他一点都不觉得好笑。
This isn't a game, he thought. Not for me.
这决不是一场游戏,他暗想,至少对我来说。

Dooku leaped over the display of toys. He snaked around a couple with a baby in a repulsorlift carrier. He dived under a table, rolled, and came up behind a Gold Team member. He struck him lightly between the shoulder blades. He didn't stay to notice his reaction, but moved on, striking another team member from behind, then moving in to engage in battle with another. He dodged the whirling lightsaber and kicked at a jar of syrup on display. It smashed on the floor, the Jedi student slipped, and Dooku claimed another hit. He did not pause but ran full-tilt toward another Gold Team member who was racing toward the fruitseller. Dooku accessed the Force and leaped. Usually his control wasn't the best for this maneuver - he still had much to learn - but he surprised himself with perfect execution. He landed in front of the student and simply tapped his shoulder.
杜库翻身越过玩具摊,如游龙般,从悬浮车中一对带着婴孩的夫妇间穿行而过。他埋伏在桌下,突然从一名金队队员背后出现,光剑轻轻击在他的肩胛骨间。杜库甚至没有留意他的反应,就继续从背后攻击另一名金队队员,紧接着又和另一个交战。他灵活地躲闪着飞舞的光剑,一脚踢中一罐小摊上的糖浆。糖浆罐碎裂在地,那名学徒也随之滑倒,杜库再次成功。他来不及停歇,就奔向另一名正跑向水果商的金队队员。杜库运用原力,一跃而起——通常情况下,他对这个动作的控制不是很到位,毕竟他还有很多要学的,但今天这一跳堪称完美,令他本人也大吃一惊。杜库精确地在这名队员面前着陆,光剑轻而易举地触到了他的肩膀。

Breathing hard, Dooku glanced at his datapad. Lorian's strike had been successful. Every one of his team members had been hit. But he had managed to take out the rest of Lorian's team. That made them even. Except for the fact that Lorian had a muja fruit. 杜库粗喘着气,瞟了一眼他的数据板。看来Lorian的袭击相当成功,杜库的其他队员全数被歼。但同时他也解决掉了Lorian的其他队员。这回又是平局,除了Lorian手中已有一个水果,略胜一筹。
No time to get the fruit. If he got Lorian, he'd get the muja. He'd make it to the Temple and deposit it politely right into the hands of Master Yoda.
没有时间再去另找水果了。唯有打败Lorian,抢得他手中的水果,杜库才能在规定时间内返回圣殿,将水果恭敬地放在尤达大师的手中。
The Padawans had all trudged off, some in pairs or groups, to make their way back to the Temple. They were not allowed to help their captains. Lorian had disappeared into the crowd.
学徒们三两成对地陆续踏上返回圣殿的路程,按规则,他们不能协助他们的队长。而Lorian此时已经在人群中消失得无影无踪。

Think, Dooku. Don't act until you think. Dooku called on the Force to help him. At first he saw only beings and goods in the market. He concentrated, waiting until his brain registered the familiar. A certain tilt of the head. A step. An angle of the chin. Some movement so tiny that his senses would pick it up in a sea of information that he couldn't process. But the Force could.
运用你的才智思考,杜库,千万别轻举妄动。杜库召唤原力来帮助他。起初,他只能看见集市上熙熙攘攘的人群和商品。他集中精力等待着,直到他的大脑记忆下所有熟悉的事物:倾斜的脑袋,脚步,下巴的棱角……其中一些动作是如此细微,但通过原力,他的直觉甚至可以在一片汪洋之海的信息中清晰地辨别出这些细微之处。

The Force surged. Everything fell away, and he saw Lorian. Cleverly he had reversed his cloak so that the darker underside was out. Dooku set off after him. He would not make the same mistake again. He would wait for his moment.
原力奔涌流动。万物都让开了道路,他感知到了Lorian。他很聪明地反穿着自己的袍子,把颜色更暗的内衬露在了外面。杜库立刻动身去追Lorian,他不能再犯同样的错误,这次他要耐心等待时机成熟。
He stayed well behind Lorian. He didn't think Lorian knew he was on his trail. Lorian headed out of the market and turned down an alley that Dooku wasn't familiar with. Leave it to Lorian to find all the back ways in Coruscant. Dooku faded back, careful to stay out of sight. It was afternoon now, and the sun had dropped behind heavy cloud cover. It was almost as dark as evening, and the glowlights were on their lowest setting.
他不远不近地紧跟着Lorian。他不认为Lorian能发觉他在后跟踪。Lorian走出集市后钻入一条杜库很陌生的小巷中。哼,就让Lorian带我回圣殿吧。杜库退后几步,小心地保持在Lorian视线之外。现在时近傍晚,太阳隐藏在浓重的黑云后,天色就像夜晚一样昏暗,远处的背景渐渐亮起了灯光。

The alley twisted back behind the market and made a sharp left turn, now snaking along the back entrances of a variety of shops and restaurants. The odor of garbage was strong. Dooku put his cloak over his nose. He had a fastidious nature. He liked cleanliness and order.
小巷弯曲迂回,突然向左急转,又蜿蜒在各色的商店酒家的后门间。仓库特有的味道越来越浓重,杜库拉起袍子一角,掩住鼻子。杜库生性挑剔,他一向崇尚整洁。
To Dooku's surprise, the Temple suddenly loomed ahead. They were much closer than he'd thought. His heartbeat raced. Lorian was in sight of winning! He couldn't let that happen. He had to strike now.
令杜库大吃一惊的是,圣殿的轮廓很快浮现在眼前。这比他想象得要近的多。他心跳加速,Lorian马上就要赢了,无论如何也不能让他赢。他必须出手了。

Gathering the Force, Dooku leaped. He landed on a soft heap of garbage, which gave him plenty of spring. Garbage is good for something, after all, he thought as the momentum sent him skyward. He flew over Lorian's head and landed in front of him, lightsaber activated. He did not wait to absorb the shock of his landing but used the bounce for his charge.
凝聚原力,杜库一跃而起。他踏在一堆软绵绵的垃圾上,这团垃圾给予了杜库充足的弹跳力。垃圾某些时候也不坏,杜库暗想着,这股冲力又把杜库抛向半空中。他飞过Lorian头顶,正好落在Lorian面前,光剑顺势点燃。他没有等落地的反冲力得到缓冲,就直接利用它发起进攻。
Lorian had less than a second to adjust, but his reflexes were excellent, a source of envy among the other students. He leaped backward, reaching for his lightsaber and tilting his move so that Dooku's first strike whistled through the air.
Lorian来不及作出调整,但他的应变能力极其出色,足以让其他学生嫉妒不已。他向后一个空翻,亮出光剑,同时使自己的动作尽量倾斜,杜库的光剑从空气中呼啸而过。

"So you found me," he said. He seemed delighted, not dismayed. Their friendship had been built on competition. It had always been fun. But Lorian's reaction only enraged Dooku. He resented Lorian's ease, his assumption that they would always be friends, no matter what. That's what made Lorian push the boundary of their friendship. He pushed too hard. Then he expected Dooku to take it.
“你终于找到了我。”Lorian似乎很高兴,没有一丝的沮丧。他们的友谊就是建立在竞争之上的,这也一度给他们带来不少欢乐。但Lorian的反应只能激怒杜库,他憎恨Lorian的漫不经心,憎恨他无论发生什么,他们都是朋友的设想。那是使得Lorian不断触犯他们友情底线的原因所在,Lorian做得太过分了,他竟然想让杜库也接受这些理念。

There was a flash of surprise on Lorian's face when he noted the coldness in Dooku's gaze. He stumbled backward as Dooku came at him furiously, his lightsaber a blur of color and motion.
Lorian的脸上闪过一丝惊讶的表情,他注意到杜库眼神中的冰冷与陌生。在杜库疯狂的进攻下,他踉跄着后退,他的光剑只成了无谓的抵抗。
Lorian recovered almost instantly. He counterattacked in a series of aggressive moves while Dooku was forced on the defensive.
Lorian很快清醒过来。他发起一连串激进的反攻,打得杜库被迫转为防御。

The two friends knew each other's moves so well by now. Again and again Dooku tried to surprise Lorian, but he was checked every time. Frustration built in him, clouding his mind. He knew he had to find his calm center in order to win, but he couldn't. He had lost his battle mind.
两个人对彼此的招式相当了解。一次又一次,杜库想攻其不意,却都被Lorian预料到。挫败感在杜库心中渐渐升腾,蒙蔽了他的心智。他知道为了赢得比赛,他必须冷静下来,但他却做不到。他已经丧失战斗必备的心态了。

They fought down the length of the alley, using the garbage bins as cover and occasionally as weapons, pushing the bins toward each other in order to gain a precious moment or two to take a breath.
他们在小巷中一路打斗,用垃圾桶作为掩护,还不时地将它们当做武器扔向对方,来换取宝贵的几秒钟来稍作喘息。
Time stopped. Dooku was lost in the battle, lost in his own sweat and his own need to win. They were both tired now. Lorian's face was bright red with effort, and his hair was wet. Every so often they both had to stop, exhausted, and lean over to catch their breaths. Then one of them would recover more quickly and launch himself at the other. Their grunts and cries echoed down the alleyway.
时间似乎停滞了。杜库完全沉迷在战斗、汗水和他强烈的获胜的意志之中。现在,他们都已经筋疲力尽了。Lorian的脸颊也红得发亮,显得非常吃力,他的头发浸透了汗水。有那么一两次,两人同时疲倦地停下来,弯下身大口喘气。而后他们其中的一个人又会马上恢复过来,发动另一轮进攻。两人的打斗声在小巷里一路回荡。
Time may have stopped, but the sun still moved. Long shadows snaked down the alley floor. It was past time for them to return to the Temple. By the rules, they had both already lost.

"Come on, Dooku," Lorian said. "It's over."
时间也许会停滞不前,但太阳依旧缓缓西移。长长的阴影渐渐在小巷之中蔓延开来——已经过了他们返回圣殿的时间,按规则来说,他们都已经输了。“算了吧,杜库”Lorian首先和解,“一切都结束了。”
Dooku took several ragged breaths. Spots had formed in front of his eyes, a sign that he was seriously exhausted. He felt dizzy. He reached for the Force. It was elusive. Instead of flowing through him, he could barely feel it trickle. But it was enough to send a small spurt of strength through his limbs.
杜库粗喘着气,眼前出现无数斑点,这表明他的体力已经严重透支了。杜库感到一阵眩晕。他再次求助于原力,可原力变得难以捕捉,他几乎感觉不到原力的流动,甚至连一点一滴也感受不到。但凭借着肢体,他仍然可以聚集起一小股力量。

"Not yet," he said, attacking Lorian.
“还没有,”杜库答道,再次举起光剑攻击Lorian。
Lorian was at the end of the alley now. He had only a few steps before his back would be against the wall. Dooku knew he could finish him there.
Lorian已经走到了小巷的尽头,只差几步,他的背就会撞到墙壁上。杜库盘算着他可以在那里解决掉Lorian。
But Lorian suddenly turned, leaving his back exposed for a split second, and ran at the wall. He used a basic Padawan exercise, but Dooku was surprised he still had the strength. He ran up the wall, then flipped over Dooku's head. As soon as he landed, he leaped again, this time on a pile of garbage. From there he gained the roof overhead.
这时Lorian突然一个转身,奔向墙壁,其间他只让自己的背部暴露了几秒钟。他运用了一项绝地学徒的基本技能,杜库不由吃了一惊,Lorian竟然还有力气。Lorian借助墙壁,飞身越过杜库头顶,脚刚着地,又再次跳起,落在一堆垃圾上。从垃圾堆,Lorian跳上了他们头顶上方的屋顶。

Dooku found the strength he was looking for. He followed Lorian's path, launching onto the garbage and then to the roof so quickly and gracefully it seemed one long, continuous movement.
杜库又找回了他渴望的力量。他也按照Lorian的方法,先跳到垃圾堆,再跳上房顶。他的动作是如此迅速优雅,简直就像是一个完整连续的动作。
The breeze had sharpened and quickened, and it gave them fresh energy. Dooku flew toward Lorian, putting extra strength into his moves, his footwork sure despite the uneven material of the roof.
此时,微风乍起,给两人注入新鲜的能量。杜库冲向Lorian,在动作中用上了额外的力量。尽管屋顶凹凸不平,但他步法依然坚定有力。

"You hate me, don't you?" Lorian grunted, parrying a thrust. "Just because I finally asked something of you."
“你恨我,是吧?”Lorian挥剑挡住杜库的光剑,叫道,“就因为我最终向你提出要求了。”
"Something it wasn't fair of you to ask."
“你要求的东西对我来说是不公平的。”
"That is what friendship is."
“可那是出于友谊。”
"Not my definition."
“那不是我对友情的定义。”
"Yes, your definition is that someone gives and you take. Someone admires you and you accept that admiration." Lorian was breathing hard now. "Someone you can use."
“不错,你的定义就是朋友无私奉献,而你贪得无厌。所有人都仰慕你,而你受之无愧。”Lorian呼吸加重,“总之,就是可以被你利用的人。”

"You have always resented me," Dooku said. "Now I know how much."
“你总憎恨我,”杜库反驳道,“到现在我才明白你有多恨我了。”
He drove forward. Lorian's words filled with him anger. He knew he was only supposed to touch Lorian to win, but that inability to reach him, to even graze his skin, had built up the frustration to a boiling point. His body felt hot.
他继续向前进攻,Lorian的话无异于火上浇油。杜库知道,只要他的光剑触到Lorian就赢了,可就是击不中他,甚至连他的皮肤也碰不到。这使得杜库心中的沮丧达到极点,浑身燥热不已。

Lorian made a half-turn to the left and swung out in a wide arc.
Lorian做了一个向左半转的动作,旋转出一个很大的弧度。
I have him now. He knows he's losing. It was Lorian's trademark move.
哼,你终于露出破绽了。杜库想,Lorian马上要输了。这是Lorian的招牌动作。
Dooku already knew Lorian would spring to his rear. If Lorian hadn't been so tired, he wouldn't have tried it. Instead of moving to the left, Dooku moved back two steps. When Lorian came at him, he was ready. He brought his lightsaber down on Lorian's shoulder, right where his tunic had torn along the seam.
杜库早已知晓Lorian会跳向他背后。如果Lorian不是累的实在不行,他不会这么做的。杜库没有向左移动,反而倒退两步,当Lorian袭击他时,他早已做好准备,一剑砍在Lorian的肩膀上,正中Lorian上衣撕裂的缝隙处。

Lorian cried out and stumbled back. He looked at Dooku with disbelief. It had been a true blow, designed to hurt.
Lorian惨叫一声,摔到在地。他难以置信地看了杜库一眼,这一剑,是故意的,有着真正的杀伤力。
"You gravel maggot," he said. He sprang at Dooku.
“你这只沙砾蛆虫!”Lorian破口大骂,扑向杜库。
Now they fought without regard for rules of engagement. They fought hard, using every trick. They used their feet and fists as well as their lightsabers. They kicked at each other and struck out blindly as they moved by. Dooku had never fought like this. In a part of his mind he knew that this style of fighting brought him nothing, that it was sloppy and unfocused and would turn them both into losers, but he couldn't stop.
两人不顾游戏规则,大打出手。他们用遍了各种伎俩,除了使用光剑,还拳脚相加。他们一边前行,一边疯狂地互相踢打。杜库从没这么打过架。他心里很清楚这种的打法毫无益处,而且粗俗、毫无章法,只会两败俱伤,但他无法让自己停手。

"Enough."
“够了。”
The word was spoken quietly but it cut through the sound of their battle. They stopped. Yoda had appeared on the roof. They hadn't noticed him. They hadn't noticed that their battle had brought them within sight of the Temple windows, either.
这句话虽然平静却掷地有声,穿破了二人的打斗之声。他们立刻停了下来。原来尤达大师不知什么时候出现在屋顶上,而他们俩却没注意到,当然,他们也没发觉在打斗中,两人已经进入了圣殿的视线范围内。
Yoda walked over to Lorian. Dooku saw now that the lightsaber blow had left a deep bruise on Lorian's bare arm. It looked terrible, the center a deep red with a blue-black bruise surrounding it. Lorian had a cut on his cheek and one hand was bleeding.
尤达走向Lorian,杜库这时才看到,光剑在Lorian赤裸的臂膀上留下一道极深的伤痕,伤口中心呈暗红色,周围泛着青紫色的淤痕,看起来很恐怖。不止如此,Lorian的脸上也划伤了,一只手还在流血。
"To the med clinic go you must, Lorian," Yoda said. "Dooku, to your quarters. Send for you both we will."
“去医疗室,你必须,Lorian,”尤达对两人说,“杜库,回你的住处。召见你们两,我们会的。”
Lorian's gaze rested on the ground. He lifted his head. His eyes met Dooku's. In that moment everything formed into a hard knot of certainty in Dooku's heart. They were enemies now.
Lorian失魂落魄地呆视地面。当他抬起头,正巧与杜库的目光对视。这一瞬间,一切在杜库心中定格,凝结成一个坚硬的死结——从今以后,他们是敌人了。

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发表于 2009-7-7 00:21 | 显示全部楼层
紧张而精彩!一气呵成!
Never  again  will  a  citizen  of  this  galaxy  watch  a  moonrise  in  quite  the  same  way.  He  will  stare  at  that  moon,  and  remember  that  the  Empire  is  firmly  in  control. ----Grand  Moff  Tarkin

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发表于 2009-7-9 00:07 | 显示全部楼层
不错不错。加油~
The universe is dominated by the dark side.

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发表于 2009-7-9 11:47 | 显示全部楼层
支持一下

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 楼主| 发表于 2009-7-9 22:51 | 显示全部楼层
非常感谢各位的鼓励和支持!!
我会再接再砺!我的英语功底一般,所以如果各位达人发现纰漏,敬请指正。
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发表于 2009-7-10 16:23 | 显示全部楼层
He walked so purposefully
这里可以说“他的步伐那么坚定”啊

Persuasion and deception could work better than battles.
这句好像漏译

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 楼主| 发表于 2009-7-10 19:42 | 显示全部楼层
汗颜==,的确是漏掉了。
谢谢楼上直言相告O(∩_∩)O~已改正。
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发表于 2012-9-17 21:16 | 显示全部楼层
杜库用光剑在洛瑞安手臂上划出了一道口子,那之前学徒互相之间的攻击也就是触碰感觉也不安全啊,而且还能切割金属,我个人难以理解

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