Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on July 7, 2011
Cover page: “Forced into a corner, Sumi chose Nozomu. What will be her fate...!?” At Kiyomizu’s clinic, Soichiroh wakes up. Relieved Eisuke asks if he is alright. Soichiroh asks where he is. Eisuke tells him to relax, he is at the clinic/hospital. Soichiroh is a bit puzzled when Eisuke couldn’t quite answer him as to where Sumi is. At some restaurant [I think], Nozomu holds up a glass of wine for a toast with everyone there. He thanked everyone who are extremely busy yet found the time to come here to join his ‘becoming president’ party. He tells them that from today on, in place of his recuperating father, he will be holding two positions - one as Ijuin Bank’s bank president [and the other as president of the Ashida Products.] “And, at the same time, as a leader among corporations [/top tycoon], I will also definitely do my utmost best to not to put this work [/mission] into disgrace.” A woman asks another woman as to where Nozomu’s wife today. The other woman tells her that she heard their relationship isn’t good and right now, they are living separately. Then, the two women entertain thoughts on the possibility of Nozomu and his wife divorcing and thus, they will have a chance with Nozomu. Then, Nozomu says, “Before the banquet [/toast], there is someone whom I want to introduce to everyone.” While everyone is wondering who it is, Nozomu tells someone to come in. All dolled up, Sumi enters the room. The women exclaim that it is the past president’s wife. Nozomu smiles at serious looking Sumi who walks toward him. While Sumi stands beside him, Nozomu says, “She is my fiancee, Miss Sumi.” Everyone is in an uproar for Sumi is the past president’s wife. Then, barefooted Soichiroh charges into the room. A guy tries to stop Soichiroh and shouts that he cannot go in. Soichiroh shouts back for the guy not to hinder him. While Sumi isn’t reacting, Nozomu mutters in surprised that this voice is..