Outside the school’s gate, Kaoru thanks Yuu who hands him his guitar. He asks Shinya if he thinks that he can play before tomorrow. Shinya casually says who knows. This made Kaoru flustered. Shinya adds that he thinks that it is already okay and he doesn’t know whether or not it can pass through Aki.. “By the way, after that guy says that it is OK, he would immediately mention a lot more requests, right? So, it causes the rehearsal to drag on a long time. A few days ago, he said that it is OK then he would very easily overthrow [everything] again. It is really messed up.” The two goes ‘ha?’ when Yuu asks what kind of person is this Aki and is it true that rumors that he has a dual personality. “I really hope to be able to see him once. *smiles* like, being able to see him during rehearsal-” Kaoru exclaims huh, what is he talking about, no way. Shinya says that he couldn’t dare believe it, it would be quite terrible. “Even if he’s an idiot, he also should be a bit careful or else, he’ll die quite miserably.” [<- referring to Yuu] Yuu is totally clueless. Kaoru grins and says that even if it is like that, this is quite good, right? “On contrary, it would be more interesting.” Shinya agrees with him. Still puzzled Yuu shouts for them to more or less tell him a bit [/explain a bit what they are talking about]. Back to the couple, Aki nervously looks at Riko and asks how is it. Riko can see his [imaginary] tail wagging. This made Riko burst out in laughter that Aki asks what it is, and what she is laughing at. Still laughing, Riko thinks that she has seen it [tail] and what to do, how come this person is so cute. Blushing Aki says that this is a work that he is confident of. She smiles at him and says that the outfit he’s wearing is exactly the same as yesterday’s. Aki apologizes for he was so engrossed in composing the music. In the car, Yuu apologizes for making Shinya drive him. Shinya says that driving kids is fundamentally the obligation of an adult. Yuu mutters if he is still a kid. Shinya says that he is since a 17 years old is basically a kid who can make all sorts of mistakes. “There are also a lot of things that one couldn’t see and it would be better to pay attention a bit. *Yuu quietly looks at Shinya* When I was 17 years old, it is because I don’t know this principle that I have blundered. Thinking about it, I’ve decided on it quite childishly as opposed to an adult. If it is the current 24 years old me, I absolutely wouldn’t have joined Crude Play.” Yuu tensely says, “that.. is..” He nervously laughs and Shinya didn’t react. Trying to improve the mood, Yuu asks if he can play some music. Shinya is surprised when Yuu pushes the play button of the car’s music player. The music is ‘For Rico’ [made by Aki].
At Marvel Office, Shibaken is shock that the suggestion was turned down. The manager says that it is an instant death, and that OT [Office Takagi] is quite amazing as a music company that it didn’t waver a bit. “It is such a good condition for a greenhorn newbie to appear as a Getsuku* lead and to act in a drama alongside with you, it kind of make one hesitate, right? At the very least, one would feel that it would be more advantageous to first make an appearance [/debut].” [*Monday at 9pm. This is traditionally the time when the most popular TV dramas air in Japan. Source: wiki ] Shibaken asks if they are idiots, and can they be Mush’s manager like this. The manager says that he is mistaken and there is definitely a reason for it. Using his iphone to search on Crude Play, the manager says that if it is him, at the height of Crude Play’s Shun’s popularity, he will definitely strike while the iron is hot and get him [Shun] a television drama. But for OT, whether it is a CM or a very small-time work, [OT] won’t accept it.” The manager tells Shibaken that they haven’t done the actor/actress list yet and they don’t have much time. Shibaken is infuriated. At Hearst, Miwako looks at her calendar regarding a discussion with Shinya at 14:00~ onwards regarding Mush&Co’s 2nd single. She sighs and becomes flustered upon recalling how Shinya answered her back at his place. A guy calls out to Miwako that Shinya has arrived. After Shinya greets the guy, Miwako scolds Shinya for being late. Shinya says that he plans on cancelling the meeting but as an adult, he responsibly came here so she ought to be praising him. While leading him to a room, Miwako says that even if the rehearsal is very tiring but he was the one who chose this time for the discussion. Shinya says that is right, he was the one who decided everything. Miwako asks if he is in a bad mood. Shinya says that she’s the one who is picking a fight first. Flustered Miwako says who told him to be late and normally, one would say that.. In the room, while Miwako puts a couple of drinks on the table, Shinya prepares to sit down and says that he is only late by 10 minutes so there’s no need to be that angry. “If it is Aki, the one you like, he would put it off without any misgivings and just say one sentence, ‘that music is done[/finished]’ then one couldn’t contact him and who knows where he ran off to.” Shinya looks at Miwako who seems to look happy as she says, is that so..
At Office Takagi, practicing with Yuu, Sou says that it’s great and he also wants to be called there, too. [<- I’m not too sure if Sou said that or it is a continuation of what Miwako is saying ^^;] Yuu exclaims that it’s super fun even if he..at the very end, still failed[/made a mistake]. Flashback: While listening to the music, Yuu exclaimed to Shinya that this song is super amazing and is this Mush&Co’s new song. “Compared to ‘Tomorrow Still’, this one is more praise-worthy!!” Shinya muttered, “More praise-worthy, huh..” Yuu happily said that that it felt that this music is showcasing Riko’s superior voice. “She’s obviously quite petit.. but having such an explosive feeling.. that kind of feeling as if it would suddenly burst people’s hearts.” Shinya knocked on the player and said, “This is the music that Aki composed.” Back at the meeting room, Shinya tells Miwako that he thinks that they shouldn’t use that music that he emailed her. This surprises and puzzles Miwako. She tells him to wait a minute, why, but the schedule is arranged.. Shinya says that doing it according to the original schedule has no meaning, right? “For you, whether Aki is late or even if he disappeared and couldn’t be found, you prefer him, right?” This made Miwako flustered. She exclaims what nonsense is he blabbing about and they are discussing about work, right!? Shinya apologizes for giving her trouble but in [comparing] whoever song is better, Aki is the winner. Miwako says that didn’t he already finish it and on the side of work, one must have balance time and quality. Shinya says so that’s it, because it is the music he makes so she already knows its quality that there is no need to continue waiting for it. “Where is quality displayed[/laid out]. Wanting to comply with a deadline, is that what you mean?” Miwako looks tense. She explains that it is because as a composer, he is only a newbie, that he still doesn’t have any achievement. “And, Crude Play’s Shinya is also more popular. It is undoubtedly advantageous to work together with someone who’ll easily become achiever/s [or easily become successful].” Shinya mutters that it is such a boring benefit, this kind of thing. Miwako asks him what’s the matter for it feels like he is a bit strange.. Shinya says, “..yes, very strange. Since the start of yesterday [daytime], I’m always quite strange. Because Aki said that he already made a song for Mush and Shun.. *Shinya glances at puzzled Miwako’s reaction* You.. you’re my supervisor [person-in-charge], and it is also okay even if it is a lie, pretend to tell me that my song is the best! *stands up and looks flustered* You should at least, pretend to anticipate the music that I did!” To Miwako’s surprise, Shinya suddenly grabs her and kisses her on the lips.
Comment: Ah..Shinya obviously flipped ^^; That’s the conclusion I make after all his ‘act as an responsible adult’ talk. Apparently, the guy is under a lot of stress, jealousy, pressure, etc and it doesn’t help that he is a loner type. I think it is like when he got too angry at Aki before that he tried and failed miserable to punch Aki. I guess it is when Shinya’s ‘emotional side’ took over the ‘logical side’ that he would do a very irrational thing. In a way, I cannot blame him because since he’s smart and everything, I think he already knows that his job with Mush & Co is pretty much over = taken over by Aki. It is also futile to struggle and compete against a genius so in that meeting, Shinya seems to have pretty much lost his motivation and is probably inclined to throw in the towel. It is indeed a complicated feeling since Shinya couldn’t hate Aki either for he likes the guy even if he is like that and he really likes Aki’s music. It is one thing to know that he’s inferior as a composer to Aki, it is another to be told by someone about it. Ah, the truth hurts. Even a person, who is usually blunt about the harsh truth and tend to accept it, would sometimes want to be lied to..probably as a temporary remedy for the frustration and other negative feelings he have. Anyway, I don’t think he has feelings for Miwako that he did that..it is probably just wanting to score with a girl who likes Aki or he probably imagines her as Riko, or well, as I assumed, just doing something very irrational to vent his frustrations =P Kaoru seems to have found what was missing in his playing but isn’t quite confident about it yet. I still wonder what Shinya was thinking that he decided to help out Kaoru. Is it because of ‘being a responsible band member’ or something else? He had admitted to Yuu that he wouldn’t have joined Crude Play so, does that mean he plans to quit soon or he is going to ride this along and be responsible for his choice? It seems that Yuu is like a ‘clueless shoujo lead’ ^^; He still didn’t know who CP’s Aki is?! I wonder if that is a running joke or it has some other implication later on. He even cluelessly hurt Shinya’s feelings and I’m glad that Shinya didn’t claim that the music is his. ^^ So much for the TV drama, better luck next time for Shibaken. As for Aki, well, he is acting like a puppy in this chapter – waiting patiently outside, happy to meet her, anticipates what she thinks of his music. And, if there are no hindrances, Riko would most probably sing Aki’s songs exclusively. Scans by 红莲&wink炖蘑菇汉化组
Quote of the day:
Anger, resentment and jealousy, doesn’t change the heart of others-- it only changes yours. ~ Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late