Pointing his shinai at the stalker, Mitsuru says that he’s helping Mego and this is her thanks. “Owing someone a favor isn’t my nature. Tokugawa, you just let me do the protecting.” Mitsuru prepares to attack. Azusa blushes. This made the stalker turn around and run off. Mitsuru angrily shouts, “Stop!! Wanting to escape huh..you scoundrel..” Before he can chase after the stalker, Azusa grabs his hood from behind. Mitsuru turns around to see furious Azusa. Grabbing his collar, Azusa darkly says, “What’s up with you? Unexpectedly, planning to leave a dainty pitiful beautiful girl all alone in a pitch-black street, are you? Furthermore, at this time, you want to go on a hot pursuit and even provoked the culprit. On the contrary, wouldn’t it be more dangerous? [<- for her?] Don’t you even know that? Are you an idiot? Or what? Huh?” Mitsuru timidly replies, “I’m.. I’m extremely sorry.” He angrily thinks, “Darn it. I obviously saved her. This girl is too arrogant and she’s quite rude. At that time, the moment my heart beat continuously for her is only my misconception!! Right now, there’s no heart beat at the very least!! But rather, she’s making me burn with rage!!” Then, he notices Azusa’s hand that is holding his collar is trembling and she mutters, “Th..” He asks what. Blushing Azusa says, “I’m saying thank you!! Idiot!!” This made Mitsuru blush. He tells her that he obviously saved her yet she unexpectedly scolds him. “Stupid, your personality is quite awful!!” Azusa retorts back, “Ha!? I just thanked you yet you would still say that I’m awful. You blockhead!!” Mitsuru thinks that even if Azusa’s mouth is complaining nonstop, but her hand is always trembling. “Ya. Tokugawa is also an ‘ordinary girl’.” Soon, at a huge mansion, Mitsuru comments so this is her house. He thinks that it is amazing that they even have two [Mercedes] Benz cars. He tells Azusa to properly lock the door when she’s sleeping and she has to be a bit vigilant. “It is possible that guy would come back at any time.” Azusa tells him that she knows that and it isn’t necessary for him to remind her of that. After a pause, she says, “You too. Be careful on your way and quickly go home.” Azusa goes inside and a maid greets her. The maid is puzzled that she isn’t reacting. Azusa starts blushing really red and blows off steam like a whistling kettle pot.
To the maid’s surprise, Azusa starts banging her head on the floor [/table] and shouts, “What’s up with that guy, he’s really cool to the max!! Really cool to the max!! Isn’t this making me fall harder for him!! *angry* How cunning!! It’s really infuriating!!” Somewhat calmed down, blushing Azusa thinks that it is because Mitsuru is quite a good guy so she also knows that he has no way of leaving her without a care. “But, this feeling of someone, using all his strength to protect, makes me so happy that I never experienced it before--..” While walking home, Mitsuru thinks that this time, he wasn’t able to catch THAT GUY. “Perhaps, it is possible that he’ll attack Tokugawa once again. *recalls blushing Azusa thanking him* Darn.. that kind of girl. Why am I so worried about her..” At Mego’s room, Mego looks at her sketchbook and laments that it is damaged and ruined. “What’s up with that guy... It is my favorite portrait of Aoi-kun. The face portion is smashed up.. That guy. Earlier, he gives a feeling of warmth but it seems that after he saw something, he changed into someone else.. *recalls Uesugi looking at the sketchbook and it has the drawing of Aoi, then he asked her if she knew that person* ‘That person’ Could it be that he’s referring to..!!” She runs out of the room. Mitsuru runs upstairs. The twins call each other and say, “I have a favor to ask of you!!” The twins are surprised that they said the same thing. Narration: “No wonder we’re twins. What we’re thinking just so happen to be the same.” Soon, it is morning. The maid tells Azusa to be careful on her way. Azusa sees someone outside waiting. She says, “No way.. *blush* You. Dressing up like this. Why..? Kobayashi Mitsuru..!!” Slightly blushing Mitsuru who dressed up as Mego says, “Didn’t I tell you that I’ll protect you. *Azusa blushes* From today on, I’ll be your personal bodyguard.”
At home, Mego puts the wig on. She wonders if it isn’t strange that she made the wig somewhat shorter than before. “Okay. After half a year, I’m once again switching identity with Mitsuru. Change outfit complete☆” Narration: “Only that person. In order to protect ‘that person’. *changed outfit* But I always feel that there’s something that is making me feel uneasy--..” While walking upstairs to the roof, nervous Mego thinks that she went to the boys school again and would Aoi be angry at her. She opens the door and wonders if Aoi is there. She spots him. She rushes to sleeping Aoi who is having a noon nap♡♡. “Long eyelashes!! More beautiful than Sleeping Beauty♡♡ *stares at Aoi* Let me take advantage of this moment. *sniffs* Such a fragrant scent.. Hihihi♡ *looks at sleeping Aoi* so cute♡ I’m uneasy because of that guy that I once again when to the boys’ school. But, it would be good if it is only because I’m thinking too much. If I only have a puny strength and helpless, I’m afraid that it is possible that I won’t be of much help while staying at your side. Even if that is so--.. *Aoi suddenly falls towards her* Ah!? Huh!? AhhhAoi-kun..!? *Aoi is still sleeping* That.. *seeing Aoi’s defenseless lips and his ‘clearly can be seen’ collarbone, Mego nosebleeds.* Ob..obviously he’s a guy but he’s so sexy.. How..how amazing. It is really super rare to gaze at Aoi from this angle. So, it is like this. While sleeping, he doesn’t have consciousness so it is also alright to be touched by a girl. *Aoi suddenly hugs her* Aoi-kun..!? *blush and tears of joy* What to do. Right now, it is such an excessively lucky situation.. ♡♡ *Aoi mutters, ‘stay at my side, Mego..’* In his dream, he’s tightly hugging me..? Aoi-kun. *hugs Aoi tight* gods, I request you to grant me enough strength to be able to protect this person. *kisses Aoi on the nose[?]* [I] like you..”
Later on, Aoi wakes up and wonders when he fell asleep. He holds a coat and wonders whose it is. Sitting in seiza position, Mego giggles and greets him a good morning. Blushing Aoi calls out, “Kobayashi..!? Why did you come to the school again..!? Also, switching with your brother again!?” Looking cute, Mego apologizes for startling him but then, there’s something that she’s worried about. Aoi asks worried about? Just when Mego is asking if he and that guy who destroyed her sketchbook are.., they hear a commotion below. Aoi and Mego look down to see what it is. Near the gate, a guy asks Uesugi what’s up with him. “Never saw your face here before. Are you a transfer student? You bumped into someone yet you’re still strutting around. You really got a lot of nerve, don’t you.” Uesugi grabs the guy’s face and holds it tight. Then, he tosses the guy down and says, “Small fry, got nothing to do with you. There is only one goal for me to come to Akechi Gakuen. *holds a piece of paper tight. Looks up the roof and sees Aoi* Finally found you. *dark smile* Sanada Aoi. *crumples a small paper that has Mego’s drawing of Aoi* Thanks to THAT GIRL, I was able to find this place. *looks up to Aoi* From today on, I’ll also be a student of Akechi Academy. I’ll be under your care[/yoroshiku], SENPAI.” Mego couldn’t believe that guy would also go to Akechi. Mego is surprised when Aoi suddenly clenches his fist near his bandaged right eye. Tense Aoi looks somewhat flustered and mutters, “Uesugi.. Chiharu [guesswork from知永]..!!” Uesugi smiles and Mego looks nervous. Narration: “Until now, I never saw that kind of expression on Aoi-kun. The picture that I’ve drawn had unexpectedly become the start of bringing about the instability to this [romantic] love.” Blurb: “Uesugi and Aoi’s relationship is..? Uesugi will draw near to Mego..?!”
Comment: To those who can read Japanese and has seen the Jap raws, can you tell me if I got Uesugi’s name right? If just basing on the kanji, it is not ‘Chiharu’ but squinting on the raws, it seems to be ‘Chiharu’. Thanks in advance. ^^ Now, for the chapter..Mitsuru is so cool. And the only girl who can deal with him like that is Azusa =P In a way, she did slightly reveal her cute side which she seems to be, deliberately or not, concealing. Actually, aside from her past, etc, maybe it is partly her pride like she doesn’t want to show that she’s head over heels in love with Mitsuru because he is not in love with her..well, yet. It appears that Mitsuru is starting to fall for her but he is still clueless about it. For now, he and also, Azusa, might attribute it to Mitsuru being a gentleman who protects a ‘damsel in distress’. So, thanks to the stalker, the two will have a romance soon and I still hope that they do some sort of teamwork against/to catch the stalker ^^ I do find it strange that Azusa is still walking home by herself or ride a taxi, rather than being driven since she is an ojousama. Maybe it is a coincidences or there is a different reason for it. Since she is dealing with the stalker herself, either Azusa is very independent or she got no one to depend on. She’s probably a ‘poor rich girl’ since the one who greets her when she comes and leaves home is a maid. Well, I guess it is because of her circumstances, it made Azusa stronger. And, it is Mego’s turn for ‘while you were sleeping’. ^^ So cute, nice and romantic. For a while, I wondered what these two might do to each other if they are both asleep. ^^; I guess because of that, Mego would be more reluctant to leave Aoi as Aoi is..so most probably if they did, it would be forced by someone or circumstance. Since Mitsuru is busy with Azusa, I think Mego would have to deal with this Uesugi problem mostly by herself. Thinking too much, I wonder if it is possible that Uesugi is actually rich that he has enough resources and connections to immediately find which school Aoi goes to based on his uniform on the drawing and then, transfer to the school. After all, it is just a day. Also, how come Aoi would somewhat gesture towards his injured eye? He was already had an eye patch during that junior high flashback with Uesugi. So, unless Uesugi has also injured Aoi’s already injured eye, could it be that aside from Uesugi possibly being related to Azusa because of the hair color and he’s possibly rich, is that he’s related to that woman in Aoi’s flashback? Well, the blurb kept on mentioning of a problem a few chapters ago, I wonder when it will be revealed. I guess we might get a crack on knowing what happened to Aoi and the others in the past. It is nice how the mangaka can still make the twins think and do the same things even if Mitsuru wasn’t lucky to get Shino. This time around, it is ‘protect someone’. ^^ Scans by 夜莺工作室
Word of the day:
Though danger lurks on every side, In Christ our Lord we will abide; Our God is strong, our hope is sure— In Him alone we are secure! ~ Fitzhugh from Our Daily Bread