December 13, 2013

Hirunaka No Ryuusei [Chapter 58]

A week after the fake girlfriend [tactic] fight, girls are gossiping about Mamura going steady with a certain long-haired classmate. Some ask if it is that girl who looks like a mixed-blood with curly hair. The others correct them not that one, it is the Japanese looking one. A girl tells her friend over how regretful that Mamura’s taste in girls is quite crazy. Her friend tells her no good, the person herself is here. And, walking at the hallways with her friends, Suzume is quietly munching her onigiri [rice ball]. Her friends are all thinking over the other girls’ comment about it being ‘crazy’. Even if it wasn’t the real intention but everything has been resolved. While Yuyuka tells Suzume to quickly eat that, Nana is quite happy over the very good outcome. Monika says that if they knew earlier how effective it was, they should have done it earlier. She suggests to Suzume to get Mamura to treat her to something delicious to eat. Stil munching on her onigiri, Suzume asks sushi. Just when Nana is going to comment on that, Monika asks Suzume why everyone quickly believed that they are lovers. Suzume recalls the holding hands. Eating all the onigiri up, Suzume tells them why, actually, they only went home together. Then, Nana says speaking of Mamura, he’s here. While Suzume looks tense, Nana[?] teases Mamura for being a lewd guy. Someone tells her not to greet like that so early in the morning and someone calms everyone down. Suzume energetically greets Mamura and Mamura ordinarily greets her back. Nana tells Mamura to thank them and in return, tell her what his father’s type is. Mamura tells her to shut up so Nana asks for the phone number. Yuyuka quietly watches Suzume who looks a bit tense while Mamura is acting casual. This made Yuyuka curious [like a cat] that she wants to investigate it. And so, it is a week after the ‘holding hands thing’ and Suzume doesn’t know why she couldn’t properly face Mamura. In the toilet, while looking at her hair which became longer on the mirror, Yuyuka tells Suzume that something ought to have happened between them. Suzume looks tense. While wiping her hand with a handkerchief, Suzume says nothing happened. Yuyuka calls her a liar for her expression already sold her out. Suzume insists that there’s nothing, truly nothing. “It’s true. Nothing happened. It is only that I’m not used to it that I’m somewhat nervous. Suspicious Yuyuka says is that so. Suzume is relieved that it wasn’t exposed and regarding this thing, she doesn’t know why she felt that she couldn’t openly talk about it with Yuyuka.
While eating, Kotetsu asks Mamura up to when he is going to play this boyfriend-girlfriend fight. Mamura stops midway from eating his egg roll. Then, he says that he didn’t think of that. Kotetsu tells him that it’s quite troublesome, simply just continue on going steady like this for it seems that the other party is also quite interested. Mamura says that he is becoming more and more like Nana. Kotetsu says is that so, but then, he should properly thank that girl. Kotetsu continues to talk about forgetting about that thing, girls are troublesome and this time, his mother.. Mamura is quietly thinking of ‘expressing thanks’ until he couldn’t think of anything and wonders if it is because he’s eating. At the faculty room, a co-teacher tells Shishio that he is going to eat a bento box from a convenience store again. Shishio says that lately, bento is very delicious. The co-teacher asks if he doesn’t have a girlfriend who’ll make him a bento. Shishio lamely chuckles. The co-teacher says that even if Shishio is young, he is already 26 years old and that’s right, a friend’s daughter is quite nice so how about introducing her to him. He asks if Shishio is free next Sunday. While the co-teacher is talking, Shishio quickly ate his lunch and excuses himself to buy some drink. He goes out the room as the co-teacher is telling him that he isn’t finished talking. Outside the room, Shishio sighs and thinks that he isn’t in the mood for a blind date [/miai = date to get married]. Then, he spots Monika eating together with Manabu by the stairs in front of a door. They were startled when Shishio calls out to them. Shishio asks what they are doing, eating at this place and why not eat at the courtyard. Manabu tells him not to suddenly startle them and this place is quite nice because it is quiet. “Also, in class, we are the only lovers who are going steady so if people would see us, we would be teased.” Shishio says is that so, youth is really beautiful. Then, he realizes something. He asks why ‘only lovers’, weren’t Suzume and Mamura going steady. Monika tells him that they are only pretending because Mamura is quite popular that he is being chased by the first year girls so for the time being, Suzume would be his fake girlfriend. Recalling how Mamura pulled Suzume to him and said that they are going steady, Shishio mutters, pretending..what, is that so. Manabu asks if Shishio is also one of those who were tricked. Shishio smiles and thinks, is that so..Mamura that guy #, it turns out to be just pretend. “How embarrassing. What kind of expression should I use. [<- not sure if it is Shishio’s since it has his picture or the start of Suzume’s narration on the next page] On contrary, after thinking too much, it made me more nervous. Would it be much better to simply cut the Gordian knot [/decisive action in a complex situation = just stop the fake girlfriend thing]?”
Sitting by the door, Mamura calls out to her and asks if she’s going home. Wanting to act normal, Suzume stiffly says okay!! Meanwhile, Yuyuka is at the library. Someone takes a book in front of her and asks if she is alone today. It is Minagawa. While Yuyuka looks tense, Minagawa asks if she isn’t going home together with Suzume. Yuyuka says that she’s busy lately and it’s a long story so she won’t talk about it. She tells him that compared to that, he better pay attention to his body, or he’ll catch a cold. He tells her that it is alright because after having a cold once, he has antibodies. After the librarian coughs for them to keep it down, Yuyuka asks if it is okay already, and does he have any business with her. Minagawa says that even if he doesn’t, *leans close to her ear* why won’t she look at him. This made Yuyuka tense that she punches his face using the back of her hand. While he says that hurts, Yuyuka says that she got something to do. She leaves Minagawa with the librarian who is angry over their noise. Minagawa wonders what’s up, for her to suddenly be like that. While walking, Yuyuka thinks that after admitting it [to Suzume before], she simply couldn’t look straight at him. “Ah~ enough! *blushing* Why couldn’t I be a bit honest??” At the street, Suzume and Mamura are quietly walking together. Suzume wonders what they talked about in normal times. “The more I want to be a bit natural, the more my consciousness becomes chaotic.” Suzume casually says that the first year girls appear to be no longer chasing after him. Mamura says ya. Mamura’s clenched fist loosens up. Suzume is thinking that it would be relaxing a bit if they are at the school’s hallway. With hands on his pocket, Mamura says that he thought that it is alright for them to end this play today. Suzume looks at him and says, ah, okay, *nods* she understands. Mamura says so that’s it. Suzume exclaims, okay! Suzume thinks that it is unexpectedly short. This surprised Suzume for isn’t her way of thinking contradicting. [<- earlier she wanted to swiftly end it] Mamura tells her that today, he’ll conveniently walk home together with her. Suzume says, okay! Then, she looks surprised just as Mamura glances back at her. She wonders if it will be the first and also the last time they’ll go home together.
Comment: That was indeed fast. Usually fake lovers plan can take a lot of chapters or even a whole series. It makes me wonder if this is just a set-up or preview of the real one or that’s it for Mamura, time to go back to Shishio. ^^; With just holding hands, it is enough for Suzume to be somewhat confused, tense and shy in facing Mamura. Obviously, something is amiss with her when she’s with Mamura. Is it love or is it only because of this fake lover thing? Would that ‘walk home together’ indeed be the first and the last? I wonder if Mamura ended it quickly so that he’ll formally ask her to go steady with him for real. He wasn’t exactly keen on this idea in the first place. He is also slightly pressured to do something for Suzume as thanks. I wonder what that will be ^^ Well, since Shishio learns that it is just pretend, I wonder what he plans to do next. Would he suddenly start pursuing Suzume or perhaps, he is still biding his time..like until she graduates so he can court her..that is if she is still single? ^^; I’m curious though what his reaction would be if he thought it is just pretend and miraculously, those two ended up together for real =P Well, depending on what Suzume’s feelings for Mamura and if Mamura is really going to make his move, Shishio might still have a chance..if he ever makes a move. Love triangles usually remind me of some ball game with the one, being after by the two persons, as the ball. In this series, it is like Suzume was in Shishio’s court, he was now going to score when he suddenly dropped the ball because of circumstances. The ball/Suzume is wandering around when Mamura picks it up. Suzume is now in Mamura’s court. Will he score or will Shishio steal her back? Respective fans of Mamura and Shishio are tense..which will it be? =P Or it will be back to square one again? ^^; As for Yuyuka, she is sharp to notice but I wonder if she is convinced by Suzume’s denial. Apparently, she is also shy in facing Minagawa and that might make him misunderstand things or if he’s also sharp, maybe he’ll figure out the reason for it. ^^ Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it. ~ Gordon Graham

42 comments:

  1. Wow I wonder what will happen next. Will Shishio make a move or will Mamura win Suzume o>_<o
    Btw thanks for the summary Kat! Keep up the good work ^_^

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  2. Thanks for the summary, Kat. I've started reading ur recaps when Shishio broke up with Suzume. I dont know why i picked up this manga out of the blue. But becoz of their breakup, i am more inclined to root for Mamura even though i would normally fall for Shishio-types. Lol.

    I find that Yuyuka intrigues me. The tsundere-girls always does. Lol. Not that i like Suzume any less. She reminds me of Teru from Dengeki Daisy, with her calm manner of facing problems and going weird-faced when someone teases/'attacks' her. Lol. Oh....and their older-man-crush. ^^ Kurosaki's pervy-ness is his hotness as well. Lol. Only Motomi-sensei can write pervy heroes whom are warm and lovable and leading ladies whom are equals to their men. Have you read Otokomae! Beads Club? That is one of my top 10 mangas. ^^

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    1. LOL! I just love your Dengeki Daisy reference to HnR! <3<3

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^ I agree..I actually thought that they are going to become a couple there then that happens. ^^;

      Yup, Yuyuka is amusing. Hehe, is that so.

      Nope, I haven't read it.

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    3. Hi Ms. Niki.. been reading Dengeki Daisy and love it.. yeah, Yuyuka seems to be like Teru when she's with Minagawa, though i think Yuyuka is more sensitive and mature thinking.. :)

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  3. I adore Mamura. I hope we get to see a bit more Mazume next chapter. :)

    Thank you for your hard work!

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    1. Hopefully~

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  4. thank you for the summary kat! I was waiting for more mamura and suzume's moments being a couple, but it's only 1 chapter T^T oh well, at least I could see mamura holding hands with suzume, but still..I want more~

    and now shishio knew, I wonder what will happen next..this is the first time in reading a love triangle manga,I'm okay with both pairing XD

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ya..I thought it would be longer so I begin to wonder if something is going to happen between them or nothing at all.

      Is that so ^^

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  5. thank you for the summary!!! a big and huge THANK YOU !!!! i would love to see more Mazume !!!please God make my wish come true :X:X

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hehe..we'll see in the next chapter..

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  6. Thank you so much. I really love this series and I am glad you decided to keep doing the summaries. I'm anxious to see what going to happen next. I was always a shisho fan but mamura won me over. Right now it's anyone's chance. I wonder how shisho would pursue suzume after the choice of words he used for the break up. Mamura has the biggest possibility of winning suzume over but he is a bit reluctant. Right now I feel like I'll be okay with any of the two. Thanks again for the summary.

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      That's right ^^

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  7. Thank you very much for this summary!! :D :D

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  8. Uh oh poor Mamura must want to end the "fake" (can it really be fake when both people have those kinds of feelings?) thingy so quickly because he thinks it is a bother to Suzume.

    As for Shishio... Everytime his age is casually mentioned in the story it makes him sound even more like a lolicon. Stories where there is an older/younger relationship which stems from childhood friends rarely feel this creepy.

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    1. Good question..it might not exactly be 'fake'. ^^ Probably..

      Is that so..and, I guessing it is about 10 years age gap for them.

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  9. Thank you very much! I always look up your blog before I sleep. reading your blog is my favourite before bedtime activity.

    Mamura is so cute! xD I have always been on team Mamura. I find Shishio a bit... heartless? He casually played with Suzume's innocent heart. Well, I guess he loved Suzume, but a guy his age should no better than to give a young lady, especially a newbie at love, the perfect image of a blooming love and then smash her heart into tiny little pieces because he can't handle the hurdles that comes with this kind of love.

    I hope Suzume and Mamura end up together just like fruits basket where everyone thought Yuki and Tohru ended up together, but in the end Tohru and Kyo became a couple and had a happy family. <3

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    1. You're welcome ^-^ Hehe, bedtime habit huh..thanks~

      Good point.

      Ya..I was one of those who thought that they would end up together in Fruit Basket. ^^;; Though, I kind of stopped reading in the middle..iirc..due to lost of interest.

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    2. Loved fruit basket too.. its ok whether to whom Suzume ends up with a long as 'he' really loves her, just how i felt with Tohru between Yuki and Kyo.. ;)

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  10. So curious to what will happen next!! I'm not sure wheter Mamura is giving up or going for the real thing. I've been a Mamura fan for so long but now, i'm okay if she ends up with Sensei too. Both guys are great but Mamura has been the one that treated Suzume the best. So I'd prefer Mamura more. And i have a feeling this manga is far from over, now that the plot is past love vs. present love!!<3 Thanks for the summary!!

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    1. Is that so. Currently, I also lean more on Mamura after the rejection.

      Probably so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  11. Thank you Kat I love your summaries :) that pic of Shishio makes him look like a lolicon bleh....

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Hehe, is that so..

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  12. I extremely root for MAMURAAAAAAAA.

    Thank you for the summaries.

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    1. Is that so..

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  13. Thank you for the summary :)))!
    I am a huge fan of Mamura-kun ♥! I hope Mamura and Suzume will end up together ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Well, currently, there is a huge possibility for that ^^

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  14. Thank you dear for the summary ^^
    I'm rooting for mamura too ! ♥

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  15. whoah! so that's it for MamuraxSuzume? Chapter seems short. But really appreaciate your hardwork Ms. Kat. :) I also agree with your comments.

    Though i loved ShishioxSuzume, and would be wanting for them to come back together, i thinks its not time yet..

    We already knew how Mamura feels for Susume and Suzume seems to think more of Mamura this time.. Maybe the ending of this "fake" relationship of theirs, will be the start of their "true" relationship.. well depending on Mamura's next move.. hehehe.. Now, this will make Shishio think more of his situation and would be really serious of taking actions for the "steal" or maybe "rebound"?

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    1. Based on the blurbs in the official site using goggle translate..it is not yet over.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      I'm also thinking along that line and it seems that Mamura will take the next move. Hm..if Shishio still thinks that it is a 'fake relationship', he might not do anything.

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    2. hmm.. you have a point there Ms. Kat, about Shishio not doing anything.. Well, his image shows feeling of confidence, thinking that Susume will not be over him after all.. Well, if that happens, i can't wait to see what will be his reaction when he learns of MamuraxSusume going steady "for real".. ^_^

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    3. Ya.. and that's right, that ought to be an interesting reaction =P

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