At the roof/balcony, Suzume thinks that in her situation, she felt that no matter what she chose, it is wrong. She thinks that Mamura understands her feelings and a good friend who confessed to her twice. “It is really very hard to meet that kind of person.” Then, she hears someone is coming that she decides to hide. She hears someone breathing out. She looks out to see that it is Shishio smoking. After another drag, Shishio hears a click. He looks behind to the closed door and imagined Suzume coming in. He thinks that he was mistaken. Narration: “So, if I missed it again, I absolutely cannot bear it.” Looking at the penguin stuffed toy, Suzume wonders why Mamura gave it to her. She thinks that it is because she was staying at the penguin section of the aquarium – ‘I am here’ ‘here you go’. Suzume thinks that she is always been accorded[/given]. It is morning. Yukichi yawns and is surprised that his niece is getting ready to go out at around 6am. Suzume says that she is going to run a round. Suzume thinks that thinking of it now, she is always been guided by Shishio and Mamura. A cellphone is ringing. Yuyuka angrily wonders who it is so early in the morning. It is ‘yam girl’. Wanting to kill Suzume, Yuyuka answers the phone. Suzume apologizes for interrupting her and there is also another thing that she wants to apologize for. Yuyuka is furious that there is one more thing. While running, Suzume shouts that she’ll let Yuyuka beat her up later on. This surprises Yuyuka that she asks if she’s an idiot for she won’t do such a barbaric thing. Yuyuka starts to make other demands from Suzume like carrying her bag for three months, treating her to some cake, give her a neck massage everyday, and a new umbrella. Suzume says okay to all of that. Yuyuka says, “—Also, because it’s you, I can give [him/it] to you.” This made Suzume blush. Just when she is about to say something, Yuyuka has already hanged up on her. Yuyuka clicks her tongue since her precious sleeping time has been interrupted but the weather is really good that it infuriates her. Narration: “So, this time around, I’ll go see you.” Mamura has just waked up and sees his cellphone vibrating. He answers the phone from Suzume. While breathing hard, Suzume tells him in front..at the porch..outside.. Mamura is puzzled but he tells her to wait, he’s going. He still went outside. Mamura is surprised to see Suzume catching her breath in front of his gate.
Comment: And, Mamura’s fans are now in a total frenzy. Is this it? Will Suzume’s love life finally have a progress? It isn’t like Suzume would run all the way to Mamura’s place at 6am in the morning and owed Yuyuka a lot of favors just for her to go there and reject him, right? What could have Suzume realized/decided that made her so eager to go at his place and not wanting to wait to tell whatever it is at school? It’s that, right? Well, Mamura’s fans would probably say yes to all that and Shishio’s fans are groaning and hoping, really hoping that this is a dream.. or well, Shishio would still have the last laugh = have Suzume in the end. Well, as expected, the mangaka would make Mamura tell Suzume not to answer it immediately. She also teases throughout this chapter – is it a ‘go’ or ‘not go’ with Mamura. Yuyuka gave her some good advice. It makes me think that Suzume went for the practical choice = accept the guy who loves her more than she loves him, and the one whom she is interested in has already rejected her, so... I guess Yuyuka and Suzume are a bit ‘old fashioned’ or it is a Japanese thing since Suzume seemed to asked for Yuyuka’s permission before doing what she wants to do with Mamura/taking Mamura from Yuyuka. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, I first knew of this in Skip Beat!..if your friend likes some guy first..she has the priority with him even if the guy rejected her..something like that..and the friend has the right to get angry at you if it turns out that the guy likes you instead. ^^; Perhaps it is ethics of ‘first like first serve’ so, one has to get the permission from the friend..maybe something like ‘no hard feelings’ kind of thing? Anyway, we will know how this cliffhanger will turn out on February since the magazine only has one publication this month due to the New Year holiday. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
Choices are the hinges of destiny. ~ Pythagoras