Karin keeps on giggling and immediately falls asleep. This surprises Nao. Nao goes to look at her and mutters that she is really asleep. “I thought that I’ve hurt her.. how should I say it, she’s optimistic, right..” He notices Karin’s exposed chest. Blushing, he looks away and covers her with the blanket. He thinks that she should properly button it up. And, he goes to sleep on the sofa. And, he cannot quite sleep since he remebers Karin’s chest. He shakes his head and urges himself to sleep. Karin is still sound asleep. And, Nao wakes up from the bright sunlight. Sitting up, he rubs his eyes and thinks that it is already morning, he didn’t realize that he has fallen asleep. He is startled to see Karin sleeping at the corner of the sofa with the blanket around her. He quickly backs away. He wonders why she is sleeping like that on the floor and she still hasn’t buttoned that up [he can see her cleavage]..even if he was the one who unbuttoned it. Looking away, Nao buttons her pajamas up. Karin giggles in her sleep. He looks at her and recalls her telling him that she hasn’t thought that this marriage is a failure. Patting her head, Nao mutters, “..after marrying me, it seems that Karin always encounter some cruel things.. [= living in a run-down apartment, he was mean to her, she took a cold shower and walked to school even if she doesn’t know where it is] Actually..whether it is going back to your [own] house or wanting a divorce, not even once, did you mention those words..” He looks at her lips and leans to kiss her. Ding Dong. Blushing Nao immediately pushes Karin away. Ding dong Ding Dong DING DONG While Nao is sitting at the sofa trying to calm himself, Karin wakes up after hitting her head on the floor. She wonders why she is on the floor. She pulls away the curtain and looks outside the window. She exclaims who is the one who kept ringing the door bell and is it some sort of mischief. She looks surprised upon seeing a woman quickly walking towards the house while the maid tries to stop her. Karin says that isn’t that Nao’s mother. Nao is surprised. The couple goes out their room to hear Nao’s mother calling for Katsunori [guesswork from 和紀] at the living room. Grabbing his collar, Nao’s mother angrily tells Katsunori, Karin’s father, to listen to her, that useless [/incapable] guy had unexpectedly become unfaithful to her again and he even send over a 20 year old girl. “I cannot forgive that~~” Katsunori says, “Miss..miss Renka [guesswork from 蓮華], calm down.. there are guests sleeping..” To Katsunori’s surprise, tearful Renka hugs him and says, “Help me out, Katsunori.. I only have you..!!” Nao looks somewhat surprised but Karin is shock, thinking that her father has an extramarital affair.
Comment: Hmm..it turns out that the parents will have a bigger role in this series. From Renka’s complaints before, it seems that she has someone in mind about the person whom she would have married if she didn’t get pregnant. She seems to have this idea that marrying that person would make her happy. It might actually be Katsunori. I don’t think it is an extramarital affair like what Karin thinks since he called Renka in a polite way with suffix rather than just the first name but it does seem that they had a past..romance in college? Since they were all friends in college, my theory is: Renka is probably a popular, demanding type of girl. Katsunori and Nao’s father are probably her admirers/suitors. I think she chose or had a fling with Nao’s father and ended up pregnant. Since she thought that he wasn’t bad, compared to penniless nerdy Katsunori, she married Nao’s father but it turns out that he was a womanizer and isn’t successful at business like Katsunori turned out to be in the future. Of course, the womanizing could be from Renka’s nagging and shouting that he seeks some other woman’s affection. It seems that Katsunori is Renka’s confidant who would help her as a friend. Since she mentioned ‘unfaithful again’, I think Katsunori had advised her before to stay with her husband. Hm..I wonder if Renka timed her visit when Katsunori’s wife isn’t around, or it is just a coincidence. Renka seems to be clingy on Katsunori to help her out with her problems though it doesn’t seem like Katsunori has romantic feelings for her..maybe more on ‘since we’re friends’. Well, it reminds to be seen if Renka is just using Katsunori like a spare tire when things are rocky with her husband. As I’ve mentioned before, why didn’t she just divorce her husband. Now that I think of it, Katsunori knew Nao’s situation in that family since Renka is telling him about her problems. Ah, so many speculations for now. I guess their parents’ marriage will somehow affect the couple on how they view/deal with theirs..or at least, they do not want it to be like that of Nao’s parents in the future. As for the couple, Karin is indeed winning Nao’s heart. He is still denying it and tries to act that he wasn’t falling for her, though he would have kissed her if the doorbell didn’t interrupted him. =P I think he would only really act if there is some other guy who is quite close to Karin, like a rival..maybe her childhood friend? Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart, or burn down your house, you can never tell. ~ Author Unknown