Mamura suggested to Suzume that they go somewhere else before going home. They ride a train and Suzume wonders where he suddenly wanted to go. She wonders if he is treating her to something delicious. She starts to drool until Mamura tells her that they are getting off the next station. It is Shinagawa. Suzume finds the way where Mamura is leading her familiar. Yes, it is the aquarium where she spent time with Shishio before. Suzume recalls Shishio’s expressions at that time. Mamura tells her that she was quite happy before at the Tsukiji [fish market] so he thinks that she would definitely like this. This is also his thanks for her since she is always helping him out. Suzume apologizes that she couldn’t go in. She tells him that she’ll be more relaxed in any place except for this aquarium. Suzume is troubled for she couldn’t think of happy things and her memories are crueler than seeing Shishio in front of her. Mamura grabs her bag and says that she’s coming with him. Suzume protests but Mamura doesn’t care about that since it is rare to come with her and she should just go in with gratitude. Suzume continues to protest until Mamura asks her if she will always live like that. Could it be that she’ll forever run away from the places she went with that guy, also the things she ate with him, and everything else. He tells her that every time she recalls things, she repeatedly hurt herself and does she want to live on like that. This made Suzume relent and agree to go in the aquarium. Soon, gloomy Suzume watches the seal show with Mamura. Suzume is irked over how stupid Mamura told that to her. She continues to pout and be glum as they walk around the aquarium. Finally, Mamura asks her up to when she is going to have that long face. Suzume denies that she has a long face. He asks her if she doesn’t want to see a shark. She tells him to go if he wants to but she’s staying there. Mamura scratches his head and says okay.
To her surprise, Mamura left. Suzume grumbles over this when obviously he was the one who wanted to go there with her. She thinks over how frustrated and hurt she is when Mamura said those words but she totally has no way of refuting it and she really doesn’t want to admit it. She also finds fault at herself for being difficult with, like a child. She recalls again a memory with Shishio at the aquarium. She becomes gloomy over her imagination [/thoughts] starting to go wild when she’s alone. She wonders if after everything has happened up to now, does she still thinks of those things with Shishio..? Then, Mamura drops a penguin stuffed toy on her head. He says that it is for her. She asks what is this, she doesn’t want it, and didn’t he already left. Mamura says that he didn’t left, he only bought it. She asks why. He says that it is because he wanted to change her mood a bit. He apologizes for dragging her in. Suzume thinks that it isn’t like that. She starts hitting him which causes him to blush. Mamura angrily says that he already apologized. Suzume says that she should be the one apologizing. She thinks that obviously she is venting her temper on him and also thinking about Shishio, her feelings and what she says are contradicting that she doesn’t quite understand herself. She starts hitting him again and says that in short, obviously, it is okay for him to have just left her so why he is so nice to her. Mamura grabs her hand and exclaims, “It is because I like you!” Suzume looks surprised. Mamura holds his neck and curses for he fundamentally doesn’t plan on saying it at this time. He looks at Suzume who blushes and bows her head. Suzume is wondering over what to do over this and she should change the topic but what should she say. Mamura calls out, “-Hey, Yosano Suzume, look at me.” Suzume looks at him from his feet to his head. Mamura continues, “Even if you’re stupid and annoying, and I also know that you have no way of forgetting that guy, --obviously I was rejected once, but even if it is like that, I also couldn’t give up and I’m truly still an incurable idiot. I like you.”
Comment: And, Mamura’s fans go wild over that confession. Yes, that was quite sudden and pretty much what Mamura’s fans are impatiently waiting for. This confession will now negate/replace those happy memories with Shishio at the aquarium. Mamura pretty much hit the bull’s eye over Suzume avoiding things related to Shishio. Even if it is harsh, he is pretty much telling her to move on. Based on his confession, it might not exactly be ulterior motive for her to immediately go with him. He seems to want Suzume to be thoroughly over Shishio before confessing or something like that since he admitted that this isn’t when he planned to confess. Well, he already blurted it out so might as well, go through with it. Shishio’s fans are quite tense now and secretly praying for Suzume to say no, still end up with Shishio in the end, or something. Apparently until now, she still has Shishio in her mind and in her thoughts especially in a place that reminds her of him. Though, she seems to be slightly falling for Mamura. I don’t think she would say yes yet so it might be a case of, ‘think it over, you don’t have to answer immediately’. And, perhaps, in the recent chapters, she would just suddenly blurt out the answer like how Mamura does – suddenly go ‘fake girlfriend’, suddenly that is over, suddenly confess. Anyway, I wonder what Shishio’s reaction would be if they did go steady and he still think that it is fake. ^^; Or, would he make a move soon if he learns that Mamura confessed? Scans by all★wink汉化组 PS. Apparently, the English scanlations had caught up. For the meantime, I’ll continue summarizing this – it’s easy to do, and there are many readers + comments ^^ Also, we might see some major progress in the plot soon..or maybe not.. ^^;
Quote of the day:
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. ~ Bil Keane