At the living room where tea is served, Karin’s father repeats that the whole month’s living expense has been totally used up for just one dinner. Nao apologizes when they obviously received a lot of money for their living expense. Karin’s father says that it is okay, relax, for they didn’t use it up for some unnecessary thing and they are still not used to living together. Glancing at her father, Karin slightly bows and says, “It’s Karin’s fault.. I’m sorry, daddy..” The two are surprised when her father starts crying ala waterfalls. He shouts, “Karin unexpectedly would bluntly say I’m sorry.. Ah..! How come mama [his wife] went on a trip on this special day! Ah, ah..I should have recorded it..! And Nao-kun, you get to eat the food that Karin made. Papa is really so jea-lous!! *calming down* No, sorry, sorry about that. Not being able to properly teach my daughter on how to use money is my responsibility. Right now, I’ll go prepare the living expense for half the month. There’s no need to return it to me.” Nao declines and wants him to treat it as an interest expenditure. “We will repay you at the shortest amount of time. If I don’t do it like this, then, how can I become a businessman who’ll engage in an enterprise[/corporation].” Karin’s father asks if he is.. Clenching his fist, Karin’s father happily says that it is really amazing, no wonder he [Nao] is a highly regarded follower of his – an otaku who is engaging in business. Karin’s father invites Nao to the latest news conference regarding a certain building of a model to attract customers. Clenching his fist, Nao happily wants to go. Soon, the two are happily talking about economy, financial crisis and business topics. Karin is clueless over what they are talking about but for Nao to be able to properly communicate with her father over a difficult topic, he is really amazing. Karin is very happy about that when she hears someone calling her. It is the three cooks. They apologize to Karin because when she asked them about it, they would always recommend for her to use high grade ingredients and this is how it ended up into. Karin says that senpai said that it is very delicious and afterwards, he ate it all up. She also apologizes to the cooks for totally wasting the food [cakes] that they made when things weren’t going her way. She had realized how hard it is to make them, and until she made it herself, she didn’t know how hard it is. “And also, until now, *smiles* thank you very much for the delicious food that you’ve made me eat..!” Nao overhears this and smiles. While the cooks are touched by what Karin said, she tells them to teach her some other recipes.
Soon, a maid informs Karin’s father that it is time for dinner. Karin’s father says that he didn’t notice the time and it is because Nao’s way of thinking is original[/fresh and new] and interesting so they’ve chatted up to the point of forgetting time. Nao tells him that he had fun chatting with him about it. While walking at the hallway, Karin’s father asks if his daughter, being like that, is quite troublesome. Nao nervously denies it. Karin’s father says that when Karin was born, they are very poor. “Not only did your parents help us, they would even buy whatever things to give to Karin. *While baby Karin is crying, Karin’s father gloomily mutters to his wife that he rack his brains out for [money so that they’ll have] this dinner* But, I wholeheartedly want to see Karin’s happy face so I always work my best as if my life depended on it. So, I didn’t know when it started that [her?] life became dependent. No matter what it is that Karin wants, I’ll give it to her. So, slowly..due to this, she had become extremely spoiled and also became willfully[/headstrong] rash [in taking action]. But, Karin, she is very pure and frank. She is a good child who’ll really strive hard.” Smiling Nao says, “Yes, I know.” This made Karin’s father smile and reply back, “I’ll leave Karin up to you.” Later that night, Karin asks her father if she and senpai are going to spend the night in this room. There is only one bed in the room. Grabbing her father’s shoulder, blushing Karin asks if he is serious, for how can he let his high school daughter pass the night on a single bed with a guy. Karin’s father asks aren’t they already a married couple and it would be strange if they sleep separately. Karin says, ya..that is right. She looks at Nao and thinks, “Finally, tonight..I’ll get to sleep together in one bed with senpai--..” Karin happily hugs her father and shouts, “Daddy, I like you the most.” Flustered Nao looks somewhat nervous.
Comment: Regarding saving their money to the point of being hungry, I wonder if Nao is just being independent to the point of not wanting to ask for help from anyone or that is just part of his pride of wanting to become a great businessman and yet, he can’t budget money. But, it is nice that he is willing to also take responsibility for what happened and not just blame Karin for it. He is willing to ‘suffer’ for it, too. I guess as a wanna-be business, it is like taking responsibility for the staff and their failures. His thoughts about wanting to be ‘live separately’ with her makes me think that Nao tends to distance himself. I’m not sure if it is only with Karin or his fangirls but it makes me think that he doesn’t want to fall in love which is maybe due to his parents’ marriage. It makes me wonder what will happen that night with them especially since he doesn’t seem too happy about it. =P As shown in this chapter, Karin is not such a spoiled mean ‘lost cause’ girl at all. She is willing to learn from her mistakes and take responsibility for it. I guess this is changing Nao’s mind about her. The way Nao hits off with Karin’s father, I wonder Nao might be a heir to his business, unless Nao wants to start from scratch. The author goes on a break in the next Shocomi issue so the next chapter would come out on April 20th..well, for the summary, it would be around end of the month depending on the Chinese scanlator. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
The first choice is always yours, take responsibility for your actions. ~ Author Unknown