At the park, Uesugi is feeding some birds. A couple of women see him and comment how handsome that high schooler is, and he looks like a model. Then, Uesugi notices a trembling bird. He says, “What, don’t you want to eat? Come here. Do not fail to disappoint or else, you’ll be eliminated [through natural selection]. Whether human or animal, in this world, only the strongest ones, survives.” And, the birds fly away. At Toushou High, while holding some books, Shino ‘tells’ Mego that her hairstyle is very cute. Blushing Mego thanks her. Mego is using the new hairclip that Aoi gave her. Shino ‘asks’ if it is a gift from her brother. Mego says, ya. Shino happily ‘says’ that Aoi consulted her about it by asking what would Mego like, though in the end, Aoi was the one who chose it and it really suits her, it’s so cute. Mego is moved. She tearfully says thanks and that she’ll treat it like a treasure. Then, Mego’s friends arrive and greet the others good morning. They compliment her new hair clip and say that it must be from her boyfriend, they are very sweet♡♡ Shizu takes out a notebook from her bag and thanks Mego for lending her history notebook to her. She says that it is quite clear and easy to understand. It turns out that Mego drew a comic of penguins regarding the Incident at Honnō-ji [It is about Akechi Mitsuhide betrayal of Oda Nobunaga who was with his loyal retainer, Ranmaru Mori] Comic: Ranmaru called out Oda to quickly escaped because of the fire. Oda is furious about Mitsuhide’s betrayal. Then he narrated that this is the 1582 incident at Honnō-ji. End comic. Tomo exclaims if it was Mego who drew it. She says that it is amazing and she wants to borrow it, too. Shizu says that Mego’s notebook uses comic to depict the events which makes it more interesting. Mego explains that it is hard to remember the years[/eras] it happened so she attaches a drawing with a story to make it easier to remember. Tomo says that the attached drawing is quite good and makes reading easy to understand. “Mego, do you want to be a mangaka[/comic artist]?”
Mego says no, that really for she is just randomly scribbling and doodling. Tomo tells her that there’s nothing bad about it for dreams should be grand. “In the future, I want to be a famous make-up artist for idols.” Shizu says that she wants to be an editor for a BL magazine. Tomo comments that is quite her style. Mego is amazed that everyone already has a dream for the future as to what they kind of work they are going to do. Shino blushes and holds tight her books which include a book about novelists. While walking out from Akechi Academy, Mitsuru sighs and wonders what’s going on for his heart had unexpectedly beat continuously for a second towards Azusa. “No no, it is definitely because I was rejected by Shino-chan that it was just a huge blow to my head!! And even if we are in an abandoned island with only the two of us, all except that girl, it is absolutely impossible-!!#” Then, he bumps into Aoi who asks him if he isn’t feeling well. Mitsuru is embarrassed that he asks if Aoi is going home towards this direction. Aoi says no, he is going to the [train] station to go to his work. Smiling Mitsuru says that he heard from Mego that he started working. He teases Aoi not to womanize at work where there are cute girls because that would make Mego cry. Aoi tells him that he shouldn’t worry about that because he cannot touch girls nor go near them. This surprises Mitsuru. Aoi also tells him that if he did, he’ll have a flare-out wherein he’ll collapse and not be able to get up so except for Shino, he has to maintain a distance of 30 cm from other girls. “Your younger sister knows everything yet she still accepted me. *Mego saying that it is alright* And, there is no second girl like her. *blush* On contrary, I’m the one who’s worried of whether she’ll get fed up with me.” After looking surprised, Mitsuru smiles and asks if he has time before going to work. He invites Aoi to his house to rest up a bit and Mego would be very happy about it. At home, Mego looks for her old drawing pads and finds it quite nostalgic – Princess Penguin that she drew before. When she was young, she really loves it the most when she draws together with her mother and Mitsuru. Recalling Tomo asking her if she wants to try and become a mangaka as her goal, Mego decides to try practice drawing.
Thirty minutes later, she draws a picture of Aoi. She tearfully says how handsome he is and since she’s drawing it for the first time, her drawing level isn’t quite bad. She exclaims if this is her power[/ability]. Then, she draws a speech bubble for Aoi, “I like Mego!!” Jumping up and down while squealing, Mego shouts, “Ah-- geez, Aoi-kun♡♡ Me, too.. I also adore you!!♡♡” While giggling, Mego continues to draw and thinks that this seems quite fun. Later on, Mitsuru arrives home with Aoi. He tells Aoi that apparently his mother is not at home. They went upstairs and Mitsuru opens Mego’s room to say that he has a pleasant surprise for Mego, he got Aoi to come over. And, they find her sound asleep on the floor along with her drawing pads. Mitsuru asks if it is a noon nap when it is rare for him to bring Aoi back for her. Mitsuru notices a drawing of Aoi and Mego on the pad. He picks it up and exclaims if it is Mego’s drawing and it’s not bad. Then, the guys become aghast upon seeing the full picture. Comic Mego is saying that she likes Aoi the most. Holding her hand and a rose with the other hand, Comic Aoi said, me, too. End Comic. Mitsuru couldn’t believe it for she obviously perfectly drew the faces but aside from that, everything else is horrible. Aoi nervously thinks that it is a three jointed arm [two elbows]. Comic Aoi exclaims for Mego to wait, he always loves her!! Mitsuru thinks that it makes Mego’s feelings [for Aoi] too obviously and the role doesn’t conform with Aoi’s trait. Closing the drawing pad, Mitsuru nervously thinks about pretending that they didn’t see anything. Mitsuru tells Aoi that he’ll make some tea so wait there for a moment. Aoi sits on the floor. Mego is still sound asleep. Aoi thinks that he couldn’t calm down when the two of them are alone together in a girl’s room. Then, his heart beats fast upon seeing Mego’s sexy sleeping pose with her sparkling bare legs. Aoi starts blushing really red. Aoi frantically covers his eye and mentally exclaims about how shameful and unguarded of her, if this keeps up, she will be attacked by a guy. “Wrong, right now, I’m the only guy here, right..!! In short, I should first cover her with something..”
Aoi takes a blanket and covers her up. Aoi looks really tense while looking at Mego’s sexy face. Mego giggles and calls out to in her dream, “Aoi-kunkun..♡ I adore you the most. *smiles* We’ll always be together..♡” Aoi remembers the comic Mego saying that they’ll always be together and Mitsuru telling him not to womanize. Looking down at sleeping Mego with his hand just a few cm [around 10-15, I think] over her head, Aoi smiles and thinks, “Even if [she is] very clumsy[/awkward] but love is overflowing from [her] whole body. Making my uneasiness and hesitation[/wavering] slowly become hotter and just melt away.” Blushing Aoi mutters to her, “..I don’t want any other girl. *recall Mego saying, ‘Adore you the most’* ..ya, me, too, Mego. (You’re the one I want to protect. An irreplaceable light[/radiance].)” Walking at the pedestrian bridge, Mogami, together with his two followers, complains that he unexpectedly have to repeat another year as a third year student. A note says that his grades are very bad that he couldn’t graduate. His two followers tell him not to mind that for it is their honor to be in third year again for another year with him, and think about it, he also gets to be with his beloved Kobayashi for another year. Mogami happily says that’s right☆ His followers are glad that Mogami is quite pure[/simple-minded]. Then, Mogami notices below some guys ganging up on a hooded guy [Uesugi]. A guy grabs Uesugi’s collar and says that he’s saying, he wants to borrow some money for him to spend with, even if he isn’t exactly going to return it..haha. Mogami says that aren’t those Akechi students who are threatening to extort that guy. Just when Mogami is telling them not to act smart[alecks?]..Uesugi tells the guy to get his dirty hands off him. To Mogami’s surprise, Uesugi punches all three guys away and they fall down. The delinquent guy and others wonder if it is some sort of wind pressure that caused them to fall down. Uesugi takes off his hood and says that they’re pathetic. “Compared to the guy I’m looking for, you guys are far too inferior.” Mogami thinks that with just one hit, those guys are all send off. “How strong. Who is that guy? Is he like Sanada or more amazing [/terrible] than him..!!” Blurb: “Is this guy friend or foe?! Next, Mego finally meets the new character and the story has a new progress!!”
Comment: I guess we are still at the ‘calm before the storm’. The ‘future-in-laws’ interaction is quite nice. Is it a coincidence that whenever Aoi is with Mitsuru, he tends to expose Mego’s ‘embarrassing moments’? Before it was at the karaoke, and now, it is her comic drawing. ^^; Nevertheless, it makes Aoi know how much Mego loves him and amusingly, Aoi loves her even more because of those ‘embarrassing moments/revelations’. And, while she’s sleeping, the 30 cm distance got broken through. Hmm..apparently, if that is broken, it won’t only be with Mego, but also with other girls because when Aoi told it to Mitsuru, he said 30 cm. I guess it is a flag when couples say ‘always together’ because that is like saying something/someone is going to try to separate them soon. We still don’t know why Uesugi is looking for Aoi but from the flashback, it might be another duel. The cover page also hinted of a love triangle but I wonder how exactly Uesugi is going to ‘win’ Mego since her love life totally revolves around Aoi. There is a possibility of blackmailing Aoi or Mego about Aoi’s past. Apparently, Mitsuru is in denial over how he felt that moment for Azusa. Well, it isn’t surprising because Mitsuru saw the other side of her ‘sparkling’ personality and he had a bad first impression of her. And, I guess she is probably not his type for I suspect that he goes for ‘damsel in distress’-types like Shino. I guess the mangaka isn’t going to dwell much on what the girls would want to be when they grow up since they pretty much know it already. If Mego isn’t cut out to be a mangaka, maybe she can be a history teacher. =P I’m curious about the guys though. I’m amused that Mogami didn’t graduate. I guess he still has some role here..or unless, he continues to be a side joke. ^^; Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
One of the greatest feelings in life comes when you look at the person you love and they're already smiling at you. ~ Author Unknown