July 4, 2013

Skip Beat! [Chapter 202]

[Free Talk: This is a long dialogue chapter, a very good one ^^, and some parts are a bit confusing to me so wait for the English scanlation for the clarification but I hope you pretty much get the essence of it ^^ ]

Yashiro tells Ren that he thought that Lory would give them some difficult problem. Ren is puzzled. Yashiro says that isn’t today the most favorite occasion of the president. Ren says yes, White day. [Day when the guys who got chocolates from the girls during Vday would return the favor] Yashiro admits that he doesn’t think that private matters will be talked about at the office. He says that if Lory is loyal to his desire and mention regarding THAT topic, it can obviously become a good opportunity for the thank you gift. Ren also finds it weird that Lory didn’t mention about today when he is obviously like that and even if he doesn’t know that they got Kyouko’s chocolates, he is the kind of person who would also be very happy to discussing about that topic. Ren thinks that he got a fruit jelly, though. Yashiro starts to wonder if Lory is not feeling well and it is kind of scary as if they are nearing the world’s doomsday. Ren agrees and he is more scared of some hidden plot of Lory. Yashiro says that it is a good opportunity to be able to meet on White Day itself and it is regretful that he cannot give it today. Pitying Ren, Yashiro tells him not to feel lost depressed for as long as she lives, he can give it to her. Ren looks surprised then says that it is alright for actually, he still hasn’t prepared the return gift. Yashiro is surprised. Still smiling, Ren says that now that he thinks of it, it is his advantage that Lory didn’t mention it or else, he would have unintentionally teased him to the point of making him feel uncomfortable. Then, Yashiro recalls that Ren doesn’t have time because they are pretending as the Heel siblings and after February, he is still quite busy with Dark Moon. Yashiro was taken aback that Ren was smiling brightly like that as if he doesn’t plan on giving something back. While riding the car, Yashiro thinks that in this profession, it is unlikely to meet on the day to give chocolates to that person and there are many times when the person cannot return the gift especially television drama stars. Because once the series ends, the people would scatter even if they do meet again in different series. He assumes that Ren seems to have already decided on when to give it or else, he would be very busy this year up to his head, and every beginning of the year, there are many newcomers so there bound to be a breather from work than before. Glancing at Ren, Yashiro thinks that every time he cannot help to think that it is really great that he isn’t Ren. Back to Kyouko who is looking quite dark and Lory looking at her. He comments that she looks as if she is on the guillotine. Kyouko wonders if he has super powers.
Lory asks if she did something that he has to scold her about. This puzzles Kyouko. He shouts ah, which startles her. He asks if she has prepared to start a ban Valentine’s day type of activity day. Kyouko is puzzled for why he is mentioning VDay even if she really thinks that day isn’t necessary and what about that issue regarding her feelings for Ren. Reading her reaction, Lory says no, for today is White day. Kyouko is totally clueless about White Day that Lory asks if she forgot about it. Kyouko doesn’t care about it since she doesn’t expect getting something in return. Lory tells her that Vday always ends on White day and doesn’t she have any anxiety and expectation in her heart granted that she met Ren. This startles Kyouko. Lory says that it would be a bit strange if she isn’t nervous[/anxious]. Kyouko asks why she has to be nervous upon seeing him. Lighting up his cigar, Lory says that in the heart, one would want to get some return gift from the guy that one likes. Kyouko is stunned for Lory has naturally gone back to main topic. She ponders on what would be the natural way to answer that and plans to say that even if it isn’t Ren she would be anxious and excited but she doesn’t have time to naturally answer that. She goes back to the plan to threaten him but she couldn’t think of anything that it feels like she is going to do a hara-kiri [/suicide]. Lory tells her that he won’t tell Ren. Kyouko is surprised and looks at him. Lory repeats that he doesn’t plan on telling Ren of her feelings. Somewhat relieved, Kyouko couldn’t believe it for he is quite curious of other people’s emotional situations whether in television dramas or real life. Lory admits that he truly likes it for he already made it his source of nutrition, his life’s food cereal. Kyouko says that like that, how come he would not take this opportunity to mix his foot in and itching to do strip dance in front of them. Lory sweatdrops over that. Kyouko continues to say that with open eyes, he must be quite happy that Love Me number 1 member has fallen into this embarrassment. Lory says that if wanted, it isn’t like he cannot be their cupid but she must ask him to because if he wasn’t asked of it, he won’t casually involve himself between two people out of his own enjoyment. He starts mentioning about love has to be made used with one’s strength to make this splendid flower open into a sweet beautiful thing. Lory says that even if things are going according to one’s set[/script] and the lovers would reduce his heart beat in half[?], the sprout isn’t totally enough. Lory informs her that her love drama needed to be poke by his essential sprout[?].Kyouko says that nothing has been happening[/carried out] between them. Lory says that they haven’t started on stage one yet – encounter, become Heel sibling, realize romantic feelings, undecided future.
Lory asks if she doesn’t have plans to making it progress. Kyouko says no, totally none. Lory asks if she is prepared not to let Ren know of her feelings and strive hard as if her life depended on it. Kyouko says yes, she will do it with her utmost strength to the highest most degree of the word ‘strive hard’. Lory asks even if Ren has a lover and in the end got married. Kyouko hesitates. Lory asks if she will smile and wish him happiness. After a long pause, Kyouko says yes, she is betting on her ‘actor’s pride and use her best smile to wish him happiness. Then, Lory notices that Kyouko suddenly looks dark and tears start to well on her eyes. She bends down and clenches her fists. She says that [she’s] disappointing so she hates ‘love’ so much, not only does it make one become a fool, it makes one fail utterly [/beaten to a hopeless position]. Lory pours some tea. He understands with ‘becoming like a fool’ but fail utterly, where did she came up with that conclusion. Kyouko mutters that he said that he cannot bring it out[/create]. Ren said that HERE, he cannot bring out that important existence, no matter where. That firm expression as if revealing his inner heart that firmly believed that he doesn’t have the right to attain happiness. She wonders what kind of feeling he had for him to say that and just thinking of that expression, she obviously can only imagine a bit of that scenario. But ‘it is alright’ ‘so’ ‘it is alright’ ‘Tsuruga-senpai’..’temporarily still hasn’t become someone else’s’..thinking of that for a second..’ She thinks that this opportunity of ‘happiness’ might possibly won’t come in one’s[/his] life, [kind of thing]--.. Kyouko sobs that she unexpectedly thought of such cruel things. Lory gestures to his servant to bring out something. Kyouko continues to cry that is why she hates love because she clearly knows what become of humans when in love, becoming very weak and disappointing[/awful]. And in the end, she is a fool and more disappointing than before. If she only knew that this would be the outcome, it would be good if she just endured a bit and stubbornly not admit it. Even if how many times the locks are opened, she won’t admit it. It wasn’t easy to abandon the her whose brain is only about love and it wasn’t easy to become the her who has self-love[/respect]. And she simply had fallen back to a much disappointing [state]. Lory tells her that in the end, he thinks that she is already in her hands the curtain of an excellent love play. Kyouko stops crying. As the servant puts a frame on the table, Lory tells her that no matter how excellent the play is, if she doesn’t raise up the curtain, then it has no meaning at all. Kyouko uncovers her hands from her face and looks at the small framed mirror[?/picture] on the table. Lory tells her whether to raise up the curtain or how one opens up the curtain, it all depends on her so what is she going to do. Next chapter will be out in August 5th in Japan.
Comment: Okay..White Day is mentioned so we are going to expect something from Ren soon ^^ I wonder if Ren really hasn’t prepared anything or he claims not to have one so that Yashiro won’t pester him about it. Hehe, and maybe it isn’t something Ren would want to give in front of all of them =P Ah, Lory really knows how to beat around the bush before the ‘bomb’. Ah, he’s really like the mangaka. As expected, Lory isn’t the type to meddle too much in someone else’s love life though he might give a little push. His plan for the Heel siblings worked. His line of questioning is really good especially the ‘what if Ren gets married’. That can pretty much make any denial girl admit the truth. From what Kyouko is saying, it seems to be assuming that Ren still feels that he doesn’t have the right to be happy. I’m not too sure if he still thinks that way though..ah, it seems as if it has been a long time since he first mentioned it. ^^; and, a lot of things has happened since then. Perhaps, Kyouko is hoping to remain ‘unattached’ to him while hoping that he’ll forever be single so that is probably the greatest reason why she is disappointed with herself for having those kind of thoughts. Even if it isn’t exactly what I thought but apparently and ironically, Ren has indeed unwittingly become a hindrance to his own possible love with Kyouko because of what he told her before. Since she doesn’t know of Ren’s feelings for her but Lory knows, maybe that is why he mentioned that this excellent love play is already in her hands. It is now up to her to decide on what to do. I’m curious though what is that frame. At first I thought it is a mirror to make her see that ‘she’s in love’ but that doesn’t seem to make sense since that is already established so it has to be something to make her decide to do something so I thought maybe it is a picture..of.. Hehe, anyway, another month’s wait to know Kyouko's decision. Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. ~ Omar N. Bradley