Mirai tells her that it appears that she is still cautious towards him but there’s no need to worry, he already has someone he likes. This perks Mairu up that she asks who it is. Mirai says that he won’t tell her. Mairu laughs and says that’s right. This somewhat relieves Mairu. Mirai says that compared to him, what is troubling her. Just when Mairu is going to tell him, Mirai tells her that even if he doesn’t know the source of her trouble but isn’t it better for her to make a move about it herself. “Compared to being alone and stressing over it non-stop, and finding someone to consult with, I think that going straight to the person and say things clearly is much better in resolving the issue.” Mairu says that he’s right so she’s going ahead. She starts running off and turns back to thank Mirai. Watching her run off, Mirai mutters, “Actually, the ‘person I like’ has always not changed..stupid.” Deciding to tell the person herself, Mairu calls Fuyu on her cellphone since there’s something that she wants to ask him. Mairu thinks that she doesn’t want to see Tenyuu like that, a smile as if he had abandoned something, she doesn’t want to see that kind of Tenyuu again. Ding Dong. Mairu decides to go to the source of the issue. The door opens and Momo greets Mairu. Mairu says that she has something to tell her so can she come in. Momo says okay. While pouring some drink, Momo asks if she is Kinoshita Mairu. Mairu says yes. Momo says that she must be Tenyuu’s friend at the photo shoot before, ‘good job’ [<- polite greeting]. Momo says that it’s quite scary for what does Mairu want to tell her. After a pause, Mairu says that it might be rude for her to say this but.. Momo interrupts and asks her if it is about not making things difficult for Tenyuu. Holding a drink to Mairu, Momo tells her, “Something like, it’s quite despicable that you’re using divorce as a weapon to start all over again with Tenyuu, isn’t that it?” Mairu takes the mug and thinks that Momo reprimanded her. Somewhat smiling, Momo takes a sip from the hot drink. She enters her ‘dark room’ [where pictures are developed] and tells her that she’s developing pictures, does she want to take a look. Entering inside, Mairu thinks that Momo just said what she wanted to say. Momo says that an aunt [older lady] like her, is quite outrageous [/shameless] to unexpectedly do things at all costs towards a younger man. “About that kind of thing, I myself clearly know that. I know that it is a kind of despicable method to seduce Tenyuu using divorce and using tears. *developing pictures of Tenyuu* ..but, despite the start being like that, isn’t it okay if I’ll put my all-out effort to make Tenyuu happy afterwards? *looks at Mairu* I swear that I’ll definitely make Tenyuu happy. I’m swearing it to you right now, Mairu.” Mairu looks stunned and thinks that she couldn’t refute her on that she went home humiliated. Night becomes day and it is 0 days until Tenyuu and Momo go steady again.
Comment: So, all the others including Mairu herself are of little to no help at all in advising her or doing something to make sure that Tenyuu doesn’t get hurt again by Momo. Of course, Mairu also has some feelings towards Tenyuu so it has some ulterior motive that she hopes that they don’t end up together. I get a feeling that Fuyu will probably do something on the day itself since he did tell her that he will, and he would really want to ‘show off’ to Mairu. For Mairu to ask where Momo lives, I think Fuyu ought to have guessed what Mairu planned to do. I wonder if he is understanding that Mairu couldn’t sit still and has to do something or he be hurt that she isn’t waiting for him..well, he didn’t contact her again about it so Mairu is forced to do that. ^^ Anyway, it turns out that Mirai is still in the running for Mairu’s heart since he is still harboring an unrequited love for her. I give the guy a thumbs up for helping out an ex-girlfriend whom he still loves. As for Momo, as an adult, she is good in how she ‘turned away’ Mairu. Since Momo promised her, it is really hard to say anything else after that. Since Momo is drawn that way, somewhat emotionless, I wonder if she’s sincere about it or she finds Mairu a threat, or irritated that Mairu would suddenly barge in there when she’s developing pictures of Tenyuu. Actually, I don’t know how to interpret that..somehow it feels kind of creepy that she got those pictures like some sort of stalker, or she loves him very much that she has those pictures. Some of them seem to be stolen shots. ^^; Lastly, if you are also reading Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai, what Mairu is doing somewhat reminds me of Isuzu. It makes me think how far one should you meddle in your friend’s love life. Your friend and the other like/love each other, or seemed to be, even if there might be some issues like the other party is manipulating/deceiving your friend. So, should one step in and break them up or just let them be even if the possibility of the friend getting hurt is high? It is also a bit bias that you somewhat like your friend. I think those who really meddle are those who really care for their friend to the point of knowing what’s good for them and do something about it. Well, that is a bit excessive though the other way of doing it is just let the friend do whatever he/she wants with the other person since it is his/her life..and you’ll just comfort him/her if one’s worst scenario comes true. Actually, perhaps, the least one can do is tell the friend about one’s misgivings about the other then, it will be up to the friend if he/she would listen to one’s worries about him/her. If things work out, that’s great, if it doesn’t,
I told you so? Just comfort him/her and hope the
best for the two of you =P Well, Mairu didn’t seem to do that and my guess is
it is because Tenyuu has already decided what he’ll do so she cannot exactly
change his mind about it. And, it is THE DAY in the next chapter. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Word of the day:
Give God each perplexing problem, all your needs to Him make known; Bring to Him your daily burdens— Never carry them alone! ~ Adams from Our Daily Bread.