Suatu sore di lereng Gunung Kuwu tepatnya di Kampung Pandangi. Kampung Pandangi merupakan kampung para petani sayur dan buah. Hampir semua penduduknya menyukai sayur dan buah, sehingga sehat-sehat.  (One afternoon, on the slopes of Mount Kuwu, beside the Pandangi Village. Pandangi Village is the home of farmers growing fruits and vegetables. Almost all of its villagers love fruits and vegetables, naturally they’re all healthy.)

Dikisahkan, ada anak petani kembar namun mereka memiliki tabiat yang berbeda. Sebagai kembar identik, Bayu dan Bani terlihat sangat mirip. Hanya orang tuanya saja yang bisa membedakan mereka. (It’s said that a farmer has a twin children with different personalities. As identical twins, Bayu and Bani look really alike. Only their parents could tell them apart.)

Suatu hari, Bani sakit. Kepalanya pusing, badannya pegal-pegal, dan perutnya kembung. Sementara, Bayu sehat-sehat saja. Orang tua mereka bingung bagaimana cara menyembuhkan Bani. Untuk dibawa ke dokter tidak mungkin karena dokter baru datang ke desa mereka sebulan sekali. Orang tuanya pun menyuruh Bani minum jus sayur dan buah untuk meredakan sakitnya, tetapi Bani tidak mau. Setiap diberi jus sayur dan buah, Bani selalu memberikannya kepada Bayu, saudara kembarnya. (One day, Bani falls ill. His head is aching, body is sore, and his stomach is bloated. Bayu is healthy as he can be. Their parents are confused on how to cure Bani. Taking him to the doctor is impossible because the doctor comes to the village once a month.  His parents then tells Bani to drink vegetable and fruit juices to ease his illness, but Bani says no. Whenever he is given fruit and vegetable juice, Bani always gives it to Bayu, his twin brother.)

Dua hari berselang, Bani mengerang kesakitan karena pusingnya semakin menjadi. Perutnya semakin kembung karena gas yang ada di dalam perutnya tidak bisa dibuang. Di tengah kondisi sakit yang luar biasa, tiba-tiba, Bani mendengar suara. Bani bingung karena hanya dia yang berada di dalam kamar itu. (Two days passed, Bani is whining in agony because his headache is getting worse. His stomach is much more bloated because the gas inside has no way to escape. Amidst his agonizing pain, suddenly Bani hears a voice. Bani is confused because he is the only one in the room.)

“Anak bandel, disuruh minum jus malah dikasih ke saudaranya. Aku kan jadi susah keluar dari perutnya,” ujar gas dalam perut Bani menggerutu. “Coba dia mau minum jus sayur dan buah, pasti pusingnya cepat sembuh. Buah dan sayur kan mengandung banyak vitamin dan serat,” ujar urat-urat di kepala Bani menimpali. (“Bad kid, all he needs to do is drink the juice but he gave it to his brother. I can’t get out of his stomach,” says the gas inside Bani’s stomach, grunting. “If only he’d drink the fruit and vegetable juice, his head would stop aching. Fruits and vegetables have a lot of vitamin and fibers,” reply the nerves in Bani’s head.)

Bani yang masih menahan sakit, ketakutan dan berlari ke luar kamar mencari saudara kembarnya. Bani pun menceritakan obrolan aneh yang ia dengar di kamar kepada Bayu. “Itu protes dari tubuh kamu karena tidak mau makan sayur dan buah,” ujar Bayu. “Baiklah, aku mau mencoba makan sayur dan buah supaya cepat sembuh dan tubuhku tidak protes lagi,” ujar Bani. (Bani who is still holding his pain is terrified and runs outside his room in search of his twin brother. Bani then tell the strange conversation he heard to Bayu. “That’s your body protesting for not wanting to eat fruit and vegetables,” says Bayu. “Alright, I’ll try and eat fruit and vegetables to get better and stop my body from protesting ever again,” replies Bani.)

 

Cerita: JFK    Ilustrasi: JFK    Translator: YK

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