January 24, 2014

Akai Ito [Chapter 17]

Sho lies down on the ground which surprises Chihiro. Just when she is asking why he.., grumpy Sho says, “I want.. I WANT A KISS!” This made Chihiro blushes in surprise that she says, “Wait..what are you suddenly saying..” Sitting up, Sho insists, “I want. *serious* Come.” Entranced Chihiro says yes. While trying to kiss her, Chihiro snaps out of it and protests that she got carried away, no, that’s not right, it isn’t like that, and don’t be in a hurry. Sho asks why not. She says that they are in training camp and everyone is.. Sho says so what, no one is watching. Flustered Chihiro says that isn’t what she meant. She explains to him that they went here to train during this short period of time and they must do their best on this.. Sho lazily says, ya. She scolds him if he is seriously listening. He shouts if she’s serious. She shouts back that she is serious, what about it? They make irritated faces at each other. Sho cutely tells to just give him a little peck. Chihiro still says no. Sho sighs and stands up. He says okay, he understands. Chihiro tries to call him but he is already walking away. Then, she sweatdrops that Sho keeps on looking back at her while walking away. She wonders if she refused too strongly but.. Later at the gym, Captain Kagamido says that there are three days left for the training camp and they have free time starting at 14:00 today. He reminds them that they’ll train again at night and they better not go out of bounds [do improper things]. Outside, Chihiro holds a piece of paper and decides to go shopping since some of the things are in short supply. She agrees to Rino’s suggestion that they’ll go after hanging the clothes to dry. Rino asks her about asking about calling Ren and Sho to come along since they told them to get them if they are going to shop. Chihiro wants them to rest during their free time and she currently felt a bit awkward regarding that thing earlier. She glances at the side to see pouting Sho staring at with those unsatisfied eyes. She looks away and thinks that having that kind of expression is useless[/she couldn’t stand that look]. Chihiro tells Rino that they should go. While walking away, Chihiro feels Sho’s stare stabbing her from behind. She sighs that she’s not being a bit cute.
At the open road, Chihiro exclaims, “I’m..I’m sorry.. Actually.. I also want to kiss.. Even if I’m quite [/act] serious but it is only because I’m shy. Actually, I’m quite happy at that time... In..in short, I’m sorry.” With crossed arms, Rino replies, “Then, kiss. Kiss and I’ll forgive you.” Speechless Chihiro looks at Rino who tells her that Sho would say that, he ought to say that, right? While walking, Rino says that she isn’t Sho so tell the person himself what she said just now for she already repeated that for three times already. Chihiro explains that it is because during the crucial moments, the things she wanted to say just fly away, and it is the first time for her to see him so serious about wanting a kiss that she totally doesn’t know what to do. Rino asks if she’s showing off, at that time, she should have just kissed him. Chihiro protests that they are in training camp and for her to just as she pleases, it felt like she is some flirt. Rino says that doesn’t that mean that Sho is also a flirt[/lewd guy]. Chihiro tells her that he is one. Rino says is that so. Chihiro sternly says it is. Chihiro wonders out loud if she should have kissed him at that time. She thinks that to refuse him that way had perhaps startled him that right now, he seems to be in a bad mood so what should she say to him. Chihiro tells Rino, “So..so I’m saying, I’m actually a bit happy when you said that you wanted to kiss me. Ah. It isn’t a bit, it’s pretty much happy!? I’m sorry.” Rino tells her she knows, so calm down, she looks very scary, this is the 4th time she’s saying that. Suddenly, the wind blows hard. They notice that it is getting dark. Rino says that they quickly buy the things then talk about that later on. Chihiro says okay. Soon, they can only see fields and trees that they wonder where they are for there is no store there. Looking at the map, Chihiro says that they are here on this path, so they should be.. The map says that it is a straight path but there is a Y-path in front of them. They tensely mutter that they are lost. Chihiro apologizes to Rino that it is because she is submerged in talking. Rino says that it is mutual for she is also not paying attention. Rino suggests that they look around and they’ll find it sooner or later.
They kept on walking and looking that soon, they are tired and the sun is going to set soon. They dread more Captain Kagamido telling them to quickly come back to prepare dinner. Rino asks what time it is. Chihiro looks at her cellphone and says that it is a little past 4pm. Chihiro exclaims that they have a phone so they should call someone. Rino exclaims that’s right, she almost forgot. Chihiro is hesitant to call Sho regarding this situation and even if she feels awkward, she has no choice, would he come? Then, Chihiro gloomily tells Rino that there is no service area there. They hear a sound behind them. It is a couple of guys in a car asking if they are local girls and what are they doing there. They offer to drive them to their destination. The two girls creepily look at them and says, “There are people here..” The two guys freak out. They start driving the car and shouting that there’s a ghost. Thinking that they are villagers, Chihiro tries to chase after them to stop. This freaks out the two guys even more since the ‘ghost’ is chasing after them so they step on the gas and left. Breathing hard, Chihiro wonders why when she wants to ask for directions. Rino has caught up with her. They hear some sound behind them. They look back to see multiple warning signs of dangerous animals like bear, wild boar, and monkey[?]. The two nervously tell each other, no way. There is more noise that the girls freak out. There is a  figure coming out of the bushes. The girls scream and start to run. The guy holds Chihiro’s shoulder and calls her name. Chihiro screams that it is a bear..and it can talk. Sho grabs her hand and shouts that it’s him. After seeing him, Chihiro falls to her knees in relief. Sho asks if she’s okay and what are they doing at this time. Chihiro says that they got lost and she’s really scared. Seeing Sho’s stern look, Chihiro looks surprise and nods down to think that he is angry that she just do things on her own without saying anything. Ren asks Rino if she isn’t hurt. Rino says that she is okay. Ren says that didn’t he tell her to call him if they are going to buy things. Rino apologizes. Chihiro tells him that it isn’t Rino’s fault but hers.. Sho says that is enough, they go buy the things then go back.
Chihiro looks surprised upon seeing Sho’s back for she realized that they chased after them while wearing their kendo uniform when obviously, it is hard to run in that and the weather is quite hot, but he always.. Chihiro feels glum. Sho looks back and grabs her hand tight. He says, “Let’s go.” Chihiro blushes as they walk. At the JR station, Captain Kagamido dismisses the team for the training camp is officially over. He tells them to quickly go home and not go running off elsewhere. Soon, the two couples split up and they’ll meet at the club again. Looking at Sho, Chihiro thinks that since that time they weren’t able to talk and perhaps it is because she felt quite awkward that she avoid him a bit. She is surprised when Sho takes her bag and carries it. Chihiro wonders if he is going to walk her home. She thinks that his expression look the same as usual. She doesn’t want summer to end like this wherein they don’t talk like today and just part ways. Sho says that she’s home, here’s her luggage and he’s going. Sho is startled when Chihiro pulls his bag. He looks back and asks what. Snapping out of it, Chihiro stutters that she wants to be with him for some while. She freezes upon seeing him the pout-grumpy expression. Thinking that he has always been angry, Chihiro says that if she isn’t mistaken, he is still angry about that thing before. Looking away, Sho says that’s right. Really nervous over his scary expression, Chihiro tries to say something. Sho smiles then put on a serious look. With crossed arms, Sho exclaims, “If you want me to forgive you, then kiss!! That’s how it is.” After looking surprised, Chihiro asks if he’s saying that she’ll kiss him. Sho darkly says of course. Chihiro says that means he is angry about the kiss thing and not the shopping thing. Sho says if it isn’t that, what else, could it be. Chihiro is nervous about taking the initiative to kiss him. Sho teasingly says that if that’s no good, then come with him for a while. Chihiro is nervous over what Sho will make her do. At the amusement center, Sho brings her to a photo sticker booth. It turns out that he wants a picture – summer memory♪ Chihiro says that it is like a real boyfriend-girlfriend [thing]. Sho asks her if what she is saying is for real.
He notices her staring at him that he asks her what it is. Chihiro says that it is nothing, she is just thinking if he has taken a picture at a photo sticker booth with some other girl before and she’s slightly, a little bit bothered by it. To her shock, Sho says that he did, and she ought to have also done it. Then, he exclaims upon realizing it. Embarrassed Chihiro says that she had at least taken a picture with Rino and also with Souta. With an ‘I pity you’ look, Sho says that Rino isn’t counted and can her younger brother be counted. Chihiro tells him not to look at her with that sympathetic look. This made Chihiro think even if she knew, Sho indeed had a girlfriend before but she shouldn’t mind that kind of thing. “Yes. Past is past.” Sho asks her how they are going to take a picture. Chihiro is puzzled. To her surprise, Sho hugs her from behind and says something like this. He asks if she hates it. Chihiro freezes and says, hate.. And, she says okay with a thumbs up. Sho exclaims that’s great, they start taking pictures. They look glum over their pictures when it came out. Chihiro’s expressions are forced and weird. Chihiro says that her smile is quite twisted that it is super scary. Sho laughs and says that it is scary that he’ll have a nightmare. Chihiro pouts over this that Sho promptly apologizes for recklessly saying things. Chihiro says, “but, thank you.. *smiles* It’s quite fun..” This made Sho hold her and give her a kiss. He tells her, “I never done this with someone else before.. kissing photo sticker.” And, he hugs her to give her another kiss. Soon, embarrassed Chihiro is freaking out over their kissing photo sticker for when did he.. She had been focusing on the kiss that she didn’t notice. Sho says that they stick all of these pictures around. Holding the sticker, Chihiro exclaims no, absolutely not for if this are seen by someone. She realizes something. She can talk normally with him when obviously, she felt quite awkward earlier on. She blushes and looks at him. She wonders what to do for it really felt that she wanted to convey her feelings to him.. She reaches out to him and kisses him. She tells him, “Re..return gift..” Later on, Sho flashes a v-sign when Rino points out to Chihiro that there is a kissing photo sticker on her back.
Comment: What is summer without scary stuff and lovey-dovey =P I think this mangaka can do a comedy-horror based on the expressions that her characters make =P The chapter is pretty much about ‘much ado about wanting a kiss’ ^^; Chihiro seems to be ‘trying to get’ and well, even if she looks more mature than Rino, she is more immature in dealing with love and well, it is her first time. It is amusing how Rino pretty much know what Sho would say for him to forgive Chihiro. =P Those two can be quite stubborn but thankfully, usually someone gives in for their lover’s quarrel not to last long. Anyway, all ends well and Sho getting what he wanted = a kiss from her ^^ Scans by 深雪 PS. It seems that the next chapter has two chapters. So, if I understand the Japanese blurbs in the official page right, it would be 81pages in total. The theme is cultural festival – first half would be Sho x Chihiro, and the other half would be Ren x Rino. And, there would be no chapter for February. I guess that is what Sho is hinting with the v-sign =P

Quote of the day:
In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine. ~ Author Unknown

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the summary!! I love how they have typical stuff for shujo but not in the typical way. Such as doing the horror walk thing you see so much in mangas which makes for an excuse for skinship but this time it was accidental! And the hand holding was for a different kind of comfort. I think this is why im enjoying this series so much!

    Also super excited for the next super long chapter! I love our main couple but im really interested in Ren X Rino too! So the next chapter will be a treat I'm sure!!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Karen ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Indeed..hehe..

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  2. Kikou ... ^^
    Tks you so much Kat, for bringing us this new summary !!!! I like pretty much to see how Sho and Chihiro deal with their relationship ... it's in my opinion fresh... funny ... and cute ... !!! ....Well I think most of the guys had tried to have a kiss in a moment where the girl is not specialy into it ... so that's why I think the manga is real by some of the actions they made !!! Oh and well ... the "ghost scene" was a pure moment when I laughed front of my screen !!! So tks like always for your comment and for the info about the "extra long chapter" coming next !!!
    Bises ^^

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  3. Thanks for the summary! its a funny and cute chapter! The ghost scene made me laughed so hard which scare the heck out of my cat, he fell off the chair that he laid on. Heh! Im looking forward to see RenxRino soon! <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Yup. Hehe, is that so ^^

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  4. Beautiful ^^
    I liked this couple, I think I'll start to follow this.
    Thank you a lot, good job as always :)

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    1. Yup ^^

      Thanks for reading, Mineira ^-^

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  5. Thank you, it looks the chapter 18 is already out ;)

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    1. You're welcome ^^

      Ya, double chapters are out in Japan.

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  6. chapter 18 http://tieba.baidu.com/photo/p?kw=%C2%FE%BB%AD%C9%FA%C8%E2&fp=1&tid=2831392042
    chapter 19 http://tieba.baidu.com/photo/p?kw=%C2%FE%BB%AD%C9%FA%C8%E2&fp=1&tid=2831395934

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    1. Thanks for the info ^-^

      Still waiting for the Chinese scanlations..

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  7. Ahahaha... this is so funny Ms. Kat.. that scary look of the girls.. altough it been natural with Chihiro, i didn't know that Rino can also make that kind of expression.. hehehe..

    Sho really is mischievous.. but i also like his romantic side, and the teasing.. ^^ and Chihiro being able to express her feelings, what a lovely-cute couple..

    And there was some RenxRino moments, but very short conversation.. Well, hope there will be more of this interactions on the next chapters, even short as long as there is..

    Anyways, thank you again Ms. Kat..

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    1. Indeed, Chihiro is a natural ^^

      Yup ^^

      Indeed..it is mostly like that between those two.

      You're welcome ^^

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