While Wakamatsu tries to apologize to Karin, it turns out that she fell on top of Nao. Karin is delighted when Nao says that they’re going home. Wakamatsu tries to stop them but Isuzu tells him that it is okay, and get the car ready for them. Karin is starry-eyed when Nao says that he already talked things out with Isuzu. Outside, Karin calls Isuzu stupid and don’t pull this stunt again or else, she’ll sever ties with him. Isuzu just looks away. Nao opens the door for Karin but to her surprise, he didn’t go in the car with her. Nao says that he’s going to his friend’s place to do something. The car leaves with bewildered Karin. Nao asks Isuzu if it is okay not to let Karin go to their apartment temporarily, but rather stay at her main house. He asks Isuzu to give him time regarding the divorce for he has to consult it with his[/their] parents. Isuzu asks why he has to consult his parents. When minors get married, they need the parents’ consent but it isn’t needed for divorce. Also, by law, he is already an adult. Nao says that it isn’t like that because he wasn’t the only one who decided on the marriage for it includes the opinion of the both party’s parents. There is a lot of problems because it is a strategic[mutual benefit] marriage. He will give his answer a week after the closing ceremony and as promised, he’ll live separately from Karin. Nao tells Isuzu not to threaten Karin again. Isuzu says that he’s annoying and don’t order him around. Isuzu goes back in the mansion. Nao quietly walks away. At Oriyama mansion, Kazuki hugs her daughter as she complains over how bad and troublesome Isuzu is. He tells her that it is okay as long as she is fine. Then, he asks where Nao is. She says that he has to go at his friend’s, but it is late and what if it is an extramarital affair. Kazuki looks tense. Riding the train, Nao recalls holding hands with Karin there before. He goes back to the rundown apartment and recalls how Karin would greet him and say that she made a lot of food again. He lies down on the floor and recalls how he used to snub Karin who kept on asking if he is sleeping, she’s going to sleep so good night. Flashback: Typing on his computer, he is irritated that she has to report every single thing to him. There is silence that he thought that she is already sleeping. Then, he had a shock when he saw Karin looking at him from the window. Karin said that she is checking on him and it turned out that he’s still awake so he’s snubbing her. Nao shouted for her not to peep on him through the window. End flashback. Nao looks at the window and mutters that he never thought that it can be so quiet when he’s all by himself. His cellphone rings. Slightly blushing, he answers it. It is Karin who is shocked that he actually answered it. Then, she dropped the phone. Nao smiles and mutters how noisy. Nao asks what it is. Karin says that this is the first time they didn’t spend the night with each other since they were married so she is just a little bit lonely, but it’s only a little bit, just a tiny bit. Nao says ya, he too..a tiny bit.
Comment: So, there are no fireworks here for the two are quite civil. I think it doesn’t help that Nao is too honest and seems to not yet realize that he likes Karin..but at least, he is starting to realize that he misses her and likes her around. The question is, is that enough to stay married? As some of you mentioned, Nao ought to have told Isuzu that it is none of his business about their marriage but obviously, that didn’t happen and Nao would even consider Isuzu’s offer. Nao also forgot one important thing as his alibi, and that is he didn’t mention that Karin doesn’t want a divorce. I’m sure he’s not stupid/clueless enough not to realize that Karin is really crazy, head over heels in love with him. Divorcing her would just hurt her..unless he also thinks that it is for the best like Isuzu = be with the one who truly loves her. Ah, but then, I don’t think Karin would easily give up just because of divorce and would continue to ‘stalk’ and ‘pamper’ him. In a way, I get the impression that Karin got really used to Nao treating her badly that she is so happy and everything if he treats her nicely as if it is some miracle. ^^;; So, from what Nao is saying and doing, I think it just confirms to Isuzu that he is ‘bad’ for Karin especially since it is already exposed that Isuzu’s threat is an empty one. On a side note, it is funny how Nao can easily pick up Isuzu and move him aside. His father turns out to have a huge corporation though it seems to be into a bit of shady business since they can alter registry records aside from picking locks, very good detective work, etc. Given their wealth and influence, I think Isuzu can do worst in forcing them to separate. I’m wondering about Isuzu’s ‘don’t care what others think of me as long as she’s with me’..is that romantically or as a friend? Also, since Isuzu is somewhat messing around with his studies, his father ought to be worried about their company if Isuzu becomes heir..unless, they hire a very good, loyal and trusted manager to do it all for him. Anyway, I think with this temporary separation, Nao can sort out what he really thinks of/feels for Karin. I’m sure Isuzu would have no complaints if they mutually love each other. And, if they divorce, maybe they would go through things the normal way – courting first before marriage. Maybe it is a running joke but this is the second time around Karin would jump into conclusion about extramarital affairs. ^^; Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
Missing someone is part of loving them. Not until you are apart do you realize how much they mean to you. ~ Nikhil Saluja