Title: Indignant Lamentation over the Evils of the Times [It’s an idiom and no matter where I searched in the net, it is the same meaning in Jap-Eng dictionaries. ^^;] Hana cannot believe that this is the time when the hooded man would appear just when she is going after the culprit who threw a stone at Akesato. She hesitates a bit until she hears Natsu helping Akesato. Akesato tells Natsu that she is alright and it isn’t a grave wound. Natsu protests that there’s blood. This made Hana become resolved in chasing after the culprit for if that woman is indeed the one threw the stone, she won’t let her get away with it. While chasing after the woman, Hana thinks that even if that woman is far away and she can’t see her features clearly but that person could be.. Pushing the people aside, Hana shouts, “Move aside. Ah ah, it’s really hard to move in this. (no good, I totally couldn’t catch up with her) Who can help me catch that person!!” Suddenly a couple of men catches the culprit and shouts if she was the one who threw that stone at Akesato and what is she doing to their woman. Hana recognizes them as Akesato’s customers. Pushing them aside with her shoulder, the culprit shouts for them to quickly let her go. This made the man hit the other man’s head. ^^; Hana manages to grab the culprit just when her scarf falls down. Hana exclaims, “So, it is you!” It is Murasaki. The people around recognizes Murasaki. Murasaki angrily says that Hana is too meddlesome. The man manages to hold on to Murasaki again and says that does she think that he’ll let her run off. Murasaki starts to struggle and fight off everyone. She shouts that everyone is like that, and don’t touch her. This made Hana lose her balance but Rennosuke catches her from behind. He tells her to be careful. The men had managed to grab Murasaki tightly and say that this woman really won’t give up. They plan to bring her to Shiromatsuya for her to apologize to Akesato. Rennosuke tells Hana that upon seeing her run, he was thinking of being able to help [her] or not but it seems that it isn’t needed since the others already got Murasaki. He tells her to proper stand up and Hana thanks him.
Then, he notices that Hana is looking around so he asks her what’s up. Hana gloomily says that hooded man is no longer around when he was there a while ago. Rennosuke asks her what she is doing for didn’t he say that if she saw that man, she should quickly tell him. Hana shouts that someone treated Akesato like that and she doesn’t have time to do a lot [of things]. After calming down, Hana thinks that of course, that is a clue to helping her go back to her original world and if she can get it back, of course, she would want to go back now. Hana tells him that they should head back for she is worried about Akesato. Turning her around, Rennosuke says that if she is so worried then they should first head back. [<- not a typo; it is redundant.] She tells him to wait. Rennosuke tells them that about Akesato, leave it up to Takamichi and it is alright, but from his [Rennosuke] point of view, if during the parade, Hana is too conscious about the hooded man, then he [Rennosuke] will be troubled if she gorgeously falls down. He says that he’ll pay attention a bit at the side [to look for the hooded man] on her behalf so that she can concentrate on walking in the parade. This made Hana frustrated for he knew what she is thinking but he won’t let her know what he is thinking. Rennosuke tells her that in exchange, she must absolutely not fall down. Hana angrily shouts that she knows already, it will be fine as long as she doesn’t fall down. Back at Shiromatsuya, there is a ruckus. Hana rushes to Natsu and asks about Akesato. Natsu asks where she ran off to, and Akesato is being treated inside. Katsuki angrily shouts at Murasaki over what she planned to do. A man tries to restrain Katsuki. Murasaki shouts that she only hated [/cannot bear to see] them. Katsuki grabs her collar and angrily tells her to quit joking around for how she could do such a thing just because of that. Akesato arrives and tells her younger brother that is enough. Katsuki tries to protest but Akesato asks Murasaki why she would do such a thing for she will be punished by her store for doing this thing. Murasaki laughs and exclaims what about the punishment, she isn’t scared of that. “Anyway, starting tomorrow, I’ll be a Kashimise*’s teppou** prostitute!!” [*it is a low class brothel. According to the net, those brothels are located by the moat side of either east or west of Shin Yoshiwara. **Teppou means a Japanese matchlock rifle used during the Edo times. Teppou prostitute is a generic term used for yujo-s working in Kashimise. The women working in this area have a huge risk of acquiring syphilis. In case one has become infected with it, it means death so they are called Teppou prostitutes.]