December 16, 2013

Kedamono Kareshi [Chapter 24]

Looking at Keita, Himari recalls Shigeru’s conversation with her deceased father. She thinks that she likes Keita but.. Just when Keita is about to hold her hand, Himari quickly turns away. She thinks of ending this kind of feelings. She looks at their parents and is relieved that they didn’t notice. Keita calls out to her but Himari just kept quiet without looking at him. Just when Keita says that he’s calling her, Keiko calls out to them and asks what they are doing, they’re going. Himari goes to her parents and tells them to wait, she’s coming. Keita calls out to Himari then mutters what’s going on. Approaching her happy looking parents, Himari thinks that’s right, she must treasure this difficult to attain happiness of their parents because they are family. Upon arriving home, Shigeru says that they’re safely back home. Keiko says that she’ll get the bath ready. Keiko tells the children to change their clothes. Himari glances at Keita and thinks that after that time, they didn’t talked. Then, Keita notices that Himari is going upstairs. He calls out for her to quit while she’s ahead. He turns around and notices that Himari no longer has the fox strap on her cellphone. This surprises him and he mutters why it doesn’t have a strap. Himari wants to quickly go to her room so that she can calm down and re-think about things. Just when she is turning the door knob, Keita stops her. While she looks surprised, Keita asks what’s up with her attitude the whole day. He also asks what’s bothering her and she isn’t using that strap they bought at Nagasaki. Himari looks flustered. Keita says that she was the one who said to buy it and if she doesn’t use it then there’s no meaning to it. Holding her cellphone tight, Himari says that it is because if one thinks about it in detail, it is very strange for siblings to have a matching pair of straps and if the students at school see it, it is possible that there would be lots of rumors. Keita mutters, siblings. He asks if she still minds that kind of thing, what’s up with that for isn’t it okay if they think it is okay. He is surprised when Himari scolds him not to shout here for what if their parents hear it. She asks if he thinks that this is really okay, wherein they only think of being together..and fundamentally, it is impossible..
Keita is surprised to see her teary-eyed. He scowls and asks what about their feelings. Just before Himari is about to say something, Keita tells her that is already enough, he understands. He turns around and goes to his room. Himari goes to her own room and starts crying that it is because it is truly out of the question [for them to be together]. The scene changes to dinner. Keiko looks at the clock and it is already 9:07pm. She wonders how come Keita comes home late since the start of the school’s second term. She asks Himari if she knows something. Himari didn’t answer. So, they continue on their lives with Himari always looking at Keita even obviously she wants to forget and not meet him. Then, they meet each other on the stairs at home. Himari is flustered for it has been a long time since they directly meet but to her shock, Keita ignores her and walks past her. Himari is hurt even if obviously, she was the one who decided it by herself. Soon, class 1-2 is noisy because they are now going to prepare for the cultural festival this month. They need two committee members then, the teacher is going to talk with the ones who got chosen. The students do not want to do it because it is troublesome and the others have club activity so it is impossible. Noticing that no one wants to be a committee member, Himari thinks that lately, Keita doesn’t go home much and while staying home, she doesn’t feel good seeing their parents so how about trying to be a committee member. She raises her hand and volunteers by saying that she doesn’t have club activity so she has free time. While some girls are surprised by this, the teacher asks for a male volunteer. Raising his hand, Ryou says that he’ll do it. The teacher cheers him on since he ought to be busy with soccer club. As Ryou and Himari stand in front of the class and the teacher is saying some things. Himari couldn’t believe that she’ll be with Ryou and she doesn’t want scowling Keita [who is sitting at the back of class] to see this kind of scene. While Ryou smiles at tense Himari, she thinks that obviously she doesn’t want things to become like this..
Comment: And, Himari chose her parents’ happiness = family, rather than her romantic feelings for Keita. Unlike Keita’s treatment with his father, Himari really loves her mother and is very grateful for how she single-handedly brought her up after her father passed away. So, she would want her mother to be happy this time around. That decision is pretty much a rejection so Keita is ignoring her and stays out of the house as much as possible. Given his trauma regarding his mother, he is handling that well..for now. Of course, a total snub is also hurting Himari and she still has feelings for him. Well, that rejection gives Ryou an opportunity. Ryou is becoming proactive now. It might also give Himari a good excuse to forget about her feelings for Keita. Now, how will Keita react to this? Unless he still wants Himari, he cannot exactly keep on ignoring her and do what he is currently doing after the rejection. Will it lead to a full blown love triangle battle for Himari? =P Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
No one else can ever make your choices for you. Your choices are yours alone. They are as much a part of you as every breath you will take, every moment of your life. ~ Dr. Shad Helmstetter

16 comments:

  1. Kikou ... ^^
    Tks you Kat !!! ... Tks you Kat ...!!! I'm totally into this story !!! I really do hope that the author will goes on with a good story line !!!!
    Bises ^^

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ Hopefully ^^

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  2. Thank you for another translation, I really don't know what's going to happen next but what whatever happens, Keita +Himari forever.
    Thanks again Kat!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      I'm sure they will..based on the colored pages of them together.

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  3. Thank you very much!!! I loved your translation ^^

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  4. Thanks for the update Kat! It's funny how she broke things off to avoid making things uncomfortable at home, but now she can't face her parents anyway. There is really nothing more Keita can do at this point so I don't see a competition between Ryou and him for her attention happening. Keita can't go back to being her "brother" and he can't push her for a relationship so there is no way for him to actually compete. Although a bit childish, distancing himself is really the only option, leaving Ryou an opening for his second chance. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. - RC

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      That's right. We'll see how far Keita can keep that up since he'll be jealous. =P

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  5. Thanks Kat for your summary, as usual love it!
    Btw another good cliffhanger, make me wanting more drama :D ~~

    *sapo*

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, it's always this kind of cliffhangers to keep us hooked ^^

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  6. thnx for the summary. Ahh himari is acting just the way i guessed! Keita is really left without no way. Lets see what happens with ryou coming in the picture :P

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  7. Omg thanks so much I love reading ur translations and it helps me figure. Out what happens next thank u kat!!

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  8. Thanks for posting!! This manga has totally pulled me in! Keita is just so adorable! Cant wait to see what happens next!!!

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