January 8, 2014

Akai Ito [Chapter 16]

Riding a bus, Rino tells Chihiro to look, they can see the sea. Chihiro says that’s right. Starting from today, it is summer vacation + club training camp. Holding her face, Chihiro wonders what to do for if she relaxes, she’ll unconsciously smile. Sho teases her for being lewd for making that kind of expression. Embarrassed Chihiro denies that she is making that kind of expression. Sho asks wasn’t she thinking of some unspeakable things, and could it be that she’s thinking of making a sneak attack on him. Just when Chihiro is about to protest, Kagamido captain who is sitting behind them tells them not to be overly relaxed. They timidly say okay. Sho whispers to Chihiro that it is because she’s thinking of some lewd things. Embarrassed Chihiro retorts back that it is because he is saying some strange things. Chihiro thinks that their relationship wasn’t made public in the club and even if she knows that she shouldn’t be too happy but even if it is only a training camp, this is the first time she’ll stay overnight with him. Chihiro glances at Sho who smiles back at her. This made Chihiro giddy with happiness because starting today, she can be together with Sho from morning to night the whole day. Upon arriving at the place, Chihiro and the others were greeted by flashy beautiful sexy girls. This made Chihiro mutter that they are in training right. Rino says, ya. Kagamido captain says that this year, they’re going to be together again. A beautiful girl says that the kendo club makes the dorm reek with sweat. Kagamido retorts back that they are the ones who can kill people with their perfume. The girl answers back that it is because of them that they have to put on more perfume. While Chihiro couldn’t believe their captain’s reaction to that, she notices how lively the kendo members are because they are together this year again with the cheerleading team. Chihiro is aghast over how they are trying to make themselves look handsome. To her surprise, some girls are mentioning to Sho about the first year kendo club members in a high level and he’s good looking. The beautiful girl [whom the captain is bickering with] tells Chihiro that this year, they have a female manager. She compliments Chihiro for being cute and she looks innocent like how she was two years ago. Vigorously shaking her hand, the girl introduces herself as Midzuki [觀月] the cheerleading team’s captain and if that menacing third year [captain] bullies her, come and tell her about it. Chihiro mutters okay. While waving goodbye to Midzuki, Chihiro mutters that she’s quite strong. Rino says that they should go first to their rooms. Chihiro laughs over the place being unexpectedly spacious and clean. Rino says that’s right. Kagamido tells them that their room is at that side.
At a rundown building with crows, Kagamido captain apologizes for the other clubs are staying in the same dorm so the main building doesn’t have any vacant rooms. He tells them that the washing area [<- to wash face and brush teeth] and bathroom are shared with the main building. He says that right now, as they can see, this place isn’t quite used so they’ll have to manage things on their own. Chihiro wonders what he meant by that and isn’t he quite casual to say that. Then, Kagamido captain says that it isn’t good if they [managers] were to live in the same dorm as the club members and then, something happens. This surprises Chihiro. She thinks that is wrong, and it’s too strange because if he were to think about that, it is more possible that something will happen if they are together with the cheerleading team. Pouting and scowling, Chihiro thinks that on contrary, she felt defeated if they were considered to be harmless so her feelings are quite complicated. Kagamido captain says that it seems that she’s quite unsatisfied. Snapping out of it, Chihiro quickly denies it. Before leaving, Kagamido captain tells them that starting tonight, they will prepare the food. He says that their manager duty isn’t the same during the usual training so they should do their best. That scratches out any ‘romantic progress for the two girls’ and it became ‘perhaps they’re dreaming’. The two girls gloomily tell each other good luck [/gambatte]. Then, someone says that it seems to be coming out. This made Chihiro scream. It turns out to be Sho. Chihiro exclaims when he arrived. Sho says that this place is quite amazing. Pointing to a torn paper on the wall, Ren says that this place seems to have traces of an talisman [protective charm paper against ghosts/monster] stuck on it. Sho happily exclaims if that is for real. The two guys look back to see the two girls looking really scared. Sho says that they’re just joking and what are they afraid of. Ren also says that they are joking. Chihiro says that their smile is quite suspicious. Sho tells them to call them if they are going to buy the food because they are going to help them. Ren says that it would be easier if they have guys to help them since there are a lot of people to feed. The girls look at each other and Chihiro says, okay. Chihiro decides to let it be and this [situation] is okay, she thinks.. and she’s too naïve. At the dining hall, the kendo members are grumbling where the food is and it is almost time for taking a bath. [<- they are taking turns with the other clubs] While hurrying with Rino, Chihiro apologizes and says that it will be done soon. It turns out that they made a mistake in allocating their time. 
While Chihiro is freaking out since they need more time to prepare, Midzuki and the others arrive with some food. Midzuki offers them with the food they made but couldn’t finish. Midzuki even offered to help them out. She calls out for the members to line up since they are going to eat. The Kagamido twins are laughing over Chihiro being slow and it is definitely yucky whereas the cheerleading team’s food looks delicious and they’re [members] beautiful. This made Chihiro slam a pot on the table and darkly apologizes for the wait. White Kagamido screams in fright. Chihiro thinks that really puts her in a bad mood. At the bath with Rino, Chihiro thinks that the senpai-s ought not to have malice and they obviously treated them very amiable so it is no use to [over] think about it. She thinks that the reason she’s irritated is because they were happily talking with Sho. Then, she overhears the others saying that first year guy called Hinase is not bad at all since he is handsome, and easy to get along with. They wonder out loud if he has a girlfriend and he ought to have one since he’s handsome. Chihiro looks at the others and starts to become jealous as she dips down the water. She thinks that she couldn’t win against them. The next day, Chihiro has finished washing up. After being relieved that there is no monster coming out yesterday, she takes out a lipstick and puts it on her lips. She is surprised when Sho yawns and comes in. He greets her and asks why she is up early. She tells him that they have to prepare breakfast. She glances at him while he’s washing his face. She thinks that this is how he looks when he just woke up and it feels a bit erotic. Just when Chihiro is about to touch his messed up bed hair, she stops upon recalling some of the cheerleading members having an eye on him. Sho turns around and says, huh? This made Chihiro exclaim that she was mistaken for she thought that there is something dirty on him. He touches her hairclip and says that it is going to fall. While blushing, Chihiro mutters if he also likes that [sexy, mature] type more. This puzzles Sho. It snaps Chihiro out and wonders what she is saying. She backs away from him and tells him to take his time washing. Then, she runs off. Sho thinks that she’s quite lively so early in the morning. Later on, while doing the laundry, Chihiro thinks that she ran away when it is hard to have an opportunity for them to be alone. And, she’s not like Sho who has experience because her bearing [/thoughts] are easily exposed. Then, she overhears Midzuki telling the first years to run faster and they are to do it 10x. She sees the cheerleading team climbing up the stairs.
Chihiro is surprised when Midzuki stands beside her and asks if she washes all of that everyday. Sitting beside Chihiro, Midzuki says that it must be hard to be a kendo manager that she also has to wash everyone’s clothes [sports/kendo shirts] and why not use a washing machine. Chihiro timidly tells her that the captain said that there are too many clothes and they have to save funds. Midzuki says that guy would absolutely say that and he won’t care even if others work themselves to death. Chihiro tells her that compared to what she thought, cheerleading practice is quite hard. Midzuki says that in the end, when performing, they would have to do some tossing [people] and catching type of activity so all the more they have to train in order not to get injured. She tells Chihiro that when they are cheering, it is like they are also fighting so if they don’t have a good foundation [/give it all out] during normal times, then at that time, the other party [team they are cheering for] won’t be able to feel their feelings. A girl calls out to Midzuki and says that the second years are all assembled. Midzuki apologizes for interrupting Chihiro and she left. Chihiro thinks over what Midzuki just told her. At the gym, while everyone is tired and breathing hard, Captain Kagamido tells them that next, they have to do 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and after a change of clothes, 2000 practice swings [suburi]. He says that the result of this training is related to the choice of candidates for the next tournament so they better not be goofing off. Holding the laundry, Chihiro looks up and thinks that she’s an idiot. Later on, Captain Kagamido asks what Chihiro is doing since she’s holding a video camera. Chihiro says that she plans to record each member’s practice competition during the training. She tells him that if they knew their strengths and weaknesses, it can help them form some countermeasures during the tournament. Captain Kagamido says is that so. Later on, everyone is complaining – it’s too hot, they are tired to death, and they couldn’t stand up. White Kagamido is asking for water. To his surprise, a bottled water is given to him from the window. He starts thanking the forest’s fairy for giving him water. Shou wonders if he is alright. Ren says that it is because it is exceptionally hot today. While White Kagamido is thanking the fairy, Chihiro feels frustrated but then, she’ll let it be if it is just occasionally.
She wonders how come she wasn’t aware that everyone in the club as well as the cheerleading squad didn’t come here to have fun and she’s the only one who got excessively overexcited by herself. *vigorously washing the clothes* And, compared to Sho, who is striving to compete, he has been practicing as if his life depended on it, *vigorously chopping the vegetable in the kitchen* speaking of that, although 70% of the time Sho is doing some shameful[/lewd] things but in reality, he cannot be seen like that since he is actually seriously working hard. Whereas, she would only think of herself. *wiping the floor with a rag* This isn’t the time for her to be depressed, she would properly strive hard and support Sho and the others from behind. She has to do more! After taking a brief rest, Chihiro becomes dizzy. To Rino’s surprise, Chihiro faints. Later on, Chihiro feels that her whole body is light and she felt comfortable. She immediately opens her eyes and finds herself on Sho’s lap. He asks her if she is alright. Blushing Chihiro wonders how did the situation ended up like this? Sho says that she really startled him for he ran to see them upon hearing Rino scream and Chihiro unexpectedly fainted. Chihiro recalls that she has been cleaning and doing all sorts of other things. She suddenly realizes that it will be bad if someone see them together there. She quickly sits up and hits Sho’s face. She holds her head in pain while Sho holds his nose in pain. Sho scolds her for suddenly sitting up. She apologizes. Chihiro freaks out since his nose is bleeding. She asks if he is alright and she’ll get a medical kit. Sho grabs her and demands a LAP PILLOW. Soon, Sho is lying down on Chihiro’s lap. Chihiro thinks that obviously she shouldn’t do this, and be like this, and she just decided to prioritize the club activity. Seeing his beautiful face, Chihiro holds out her hand and thinks just a bit ought to be okay. She blushes when Sho looks at her. Chihiro tries to change the topic by saying that this is like that period drama wherein a huge rock is put on one’s lap as torture. She is surprised when Sho holds her face. He sits up and says, “I..” She suddenly pushes Sho to the ground and shouts that she isn’t in the mood for that right now. While Chihiro is shock over what she did, Sho sits up, scowls and frowns. Chihiro nervously wonders if she messed up again.
Comment: And, it is suddenly training camp time. And, it is Chihiro who is expecting something romantic to happen..actually, she wants to do something but kept on hesitating or stopping herself. And when, she’s no longer in the mood for that, Sho wants it. ^^; Somehow, contrary to what they think, I think that the captain knows that they have a relationship unless he is the clueless type. Maybe that is why he is a bit strict on her because he thinks that she only joined the club for Sho. Somehow, it seems like the captain is paired up with Midzuki since they have a bickering relationship like how Sho and Chihiro started. ^^; I was kind of hoping that scary dorm where the girls are staying would be played up a bit more. That kind of scenario has potential. It seems that Chihiro’s dark expression can freak out White Kagamido =P That might be useful later on. Well, Chihiro is in the right track on becoming an ideal manager but she exerted herself too much. I guess Sho would want something from Chihiro in return for pushing him down like that. =P Scans by 深雪

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18 comments:

  1. Thank you, Chihiro is a little tsundere ;)

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    1. tsuntsun-deredere.. typical female lead in anime..

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  2. awwwwww....thank you Kat for your hardwork! It's funny to see chihiro's dark expression :D ~~ lid.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      True..I think that is one of the forte of this series..outrageous expressions ^^

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  3. Thanks for the summary! the cheerleader captain and the captain kadamigo's arguments made me laugh. I wonder if they will end up being together. <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, they have chemistry ^^

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  4. Thank you! I really love this manga ^^

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  5. Kikou ... ^^
    Tks you so much Kat for the new summary !!! .... I really love to see how this two "built" their love ... And I think they're really cute together !!! .....
    Have a rest of a good day/night ^^
    Bises ^^

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, and have a good day/night, too ^^

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  6. ohhh.. Still no good scenes for RenxRino huh? Well those two, ShoxChihiro, they're interactions are cute but seems less romantic to me.. i think i want more.. hehehe.. ^_^

    I would also like to follow both captains relationship,seems they look good as couple too.. will they end up together in the end? ^_-

    Thank you for your effort again Ms.Kat, your comments adds up to my interest in the story.. Have a nice weekend..

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    1. I think on the chapter after the next one - Ren x Rino..if I understood Cheese! magazine's preview right. Ugh, it seems to be 85 pages..

      Is that so..I actually think so, too..and wondered if it's only me.

      Yup, they do..indeed, would they? Hehe, it would be amusing how she treats his younger brothers =P

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^ Have a nice weekend, too ^^

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    2. I've seen those kind of scenes (ShoxChihiro) with other manga's,and i just feel its not as romantic.. hehehe..

      Well, maybe Midzuki is eldest, that's why she acts strict and protective; or maybe she just developed that strong personality with the experiences she had while training 2 years ago.. ^_-

      If the two captain will end up together,maybe Midzuki will be nicer with the younger brothers if they are being bullied by Captain Kagamido, knowing his behavior/ attitude.. hehehe..

      two chapters of wait for my favorite couple.. well, it would be worth, i think, also with your effort in summarizing and commenting.. Thank you Ms. Kat..

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    3. I see..

      Probably..I'm thinking that maybe Chihiro would become like her in the future =P

      Is that so..I think she'll whip those younger brothers into shape =P Captain Kagamido doesn't know what they are doing behind his back.

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  7. Ohhh... I've been waiting for Ren X Rino relationship to progress!

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