After Chiharu realized that Kobayashi is that girl from that time, he starts to ask around about second year’s Kobayashi Mitsuru. A guy says that even if he is small but he is fairly strong since he is Akechi’s third strongest. “It seems that he is Sanada-senpai’s disciple [/younger brother] and he is very easy to approach.” Another guy says that he heard that Mitsuru has a twin younger sister who is studying in a different school. Chiharu takes note of this ‘younger sister’. Recalling how Kobayashi tried to stop him and seeing ‘him’ without the wig, Chiharu smiles and licks his lips. He mutters so that’s how it is, [‘he’s] the ‘twin younger sister’. At Toushou High, Azusa is blushing and looks very tense-nervous. At the courtyard while eating some sandwiches, Azusa couldn’t believe it that Kobayashi Mitsuru would unexpectedly dress up as a girl for her. “And, in order to protect me, he would even be my bodyguard!!” Sitting beside her, Mitsuru is vigilantly watching around while holding his shinai. Mitsuru asks Azusa that regarding yesterday’s pervert, does she have any clue and does she have people who harbors a grudge in their hearts against her. Surprised Azusa says, “Harbors a grudge..? There are too many people who hate me that I’m not too sure [how many they are?]. Tsk.” Mitsuru looks away and mutters that is right because her personality is truly quite awful. Then, there is a ring. Mitsuru asks what it is. Azusa says that it is a text’s ringtone but she has never seen this [email] address before, could it be a malicious message..? Azusa reads it and looks surprised. She angrily throws her phone on the ground. Mitsuru asks what it is. He reads the message, “Azusa-chan, the sandwich looks quite delicious. The girl with you, is she your friend?” Quickly looking around, Mitsuru wonders who it is and could it be that yesterday’s pervert is at their school.
Holding herself, Azusa curses and mutters what’s up with that. She panics when she realizes that person could have been always watching her each and every move. Mitsuru grabs her shoulder and tells her, “Pull yourself together, Tokugawa. It is alright, don’t be afraid. *uses other hand to hold Azusa’s hand* I’ve told you that I’ll protect you. Believe in me.” Azusa notices that her body gradually stops trembling. Moved Azusa holds both of Mitsuru’s hands which surprise him. She thinks, “How frustrating. Until now, I have not depended on anyone. All by myself, I would also properly live on like this. *blushes* But, every time Kobayashi treated me nicely, it is as if my heart would become weak.” This made Mitsuru blush that he wonders why he is blushing. Back at Akechi Academy, Chiharu is staring at Mego who is trying to eat some udon at the canteen. ‘He’ asks what it is. While sitting beside her, Chiharu kept on staring at her and says that it’s nothing. Mego wonders what’s up with this guy that he has been staring at her for the whole day and it seems like she is being closely watched that she basically has no way of calming down. While slurping the noodles, Mego thinks that it is obviously her favorite udon and she couldn’t concentrate [in eating it].. Chiharu wonders if this person is Aoi’s girl. He recalls the drawing on the sketchbook and Aoi’s threat if he hurts Kobayashi. Chiharu thinks that actually, it doesn’t feel like they are going steady and it is more possible that it is like a relative or cousin type of relationship. Mego tries to eat fast but the food is too hot. Aoi arrives at the canteen and sees the two together. Chiharu sees Aoi looking somewhat flustered that he darkly smiled. Standing up, Mego says that ‘he’s finished eating so ‘he’ll’ go ahead.
Chiharu suddenly grabs Mego to him and says, “Hey, how about touring me a bit around the school. There’s no problem, right? *Aoi is surprised as Chiharu puts his arm around Mego’s shoulder* Ah, hello Sanada-senpai. It just so happen that the two of us are in the same class.” Aoi tells Chiharu to quickly let go of his hand from Kobayashi. Chiharu asks why he is angry. “Is there a problem to have such a good relationship with one’s class seatmate? *Mego looks tense* Look at this guy’s [expression in his] eyes, it seems like he is looking at his girl.” This startles Aoi. He clenches his fist and thinks that if Chiharu found out that Kobayashi is a girl and his lover, it would definitely put her in danger.. Aoi decided that he should act calm. Aoi looks away and says no, he isn’t interested in that kind of person. This was a shock to Mego. While watching Aoi turn around to leave, Mego mutters, ‘That..that kind of person..*tearful* (Aoi-kun--!!)” Chiharu is smiling. At the courtyard, Aoi clenches his fist again and curses upon remembering how Chiharu held Mego. After school dismissal, Mego is on cleaning duty. While mopping, she thinks that Aoi’s expression is quite cold and could it be that he hated her because she didn’t listen to what he told her. Then, from the window, she notices Aoi walking out of school. She opens the window and calls out to him. This startles Aoi. Feeling awkward, blushing Aoi asks what it is. This made Mego nervous. The two are trembling. Aoi is doing his best not to feel guilty and kept on telling himself to have an intimidating expression. Mego is thinking that Aoi is very angry at her.
Mego summons her courage and says, “About that, I’m truly sorry for calling you an idiot before. Aoi-kun, you are just worried about me, I understand that. But, if I’m the only one who is in a safe place and if something were to happen to you, I’ll definitely be so worried that I couldn’t sit still. My heart is filled with that kind of uneasiness. I also won’t feel a bit happy about it. If you get hurt in a place that I couldn’t see *clenches shirt* and, I’m the only one who is safe and sound. *cries* For me, I won’t feel a bit delighted about it.. (if you’ll be hurt, then, the two of us will take on it together) I will make myself strong enough to protect myself. *karate poses –hya, hya* And, in order to protect you, Aoi-kun, I’ll also properly work out!! So..” Aoi can no longer endure it that he suddenly slams the window close on Mego. Pressing her face on the window glass, stunned Mego tearfully says, “Ah.. Aoi-kun..” She is surprised when Aoi mutters, “[I’m] really speechless..” Then, he kisses her with the window glass in between them. Aoi says, “If I truly am extremely treasuring you, I must get you far away from me.. but right now, *blushing and bowing down* hearing you say those words, I’m very happy that, this kind of me is really speechless..” Mego blushes and her heart beats fast when Aoi looks at her. Aoi says that just now, she said that she’s going to protect him, right? Aghast and surprised, Mego says ye..yes!! Even if she’s very weak, but she said some very arrogant words, sorry... Aoi says, “Then come, and protect me. Relatively, you also let me protect [you]. *closes eyes* Always stay within the range of my vision and don’t make me worry.” They held hands on the glass. Crying Mego says, “Yes.” Aoi smiles and they kiss each other on the glass again. Narration: “I for Aoi-kun. Aoi-kun for me. ‘Protect each other’, I swear.” Watching the two from the stairs of the other building, Chiharu says so that’s how it is. “In the end, that girl is Sanada’s lover. *smiles* It seems that things are starting to become interesting, isn’t it so, Sanada?” Blurb: “Mego and Aoi sworn to protect each other but in the next chapter, Uesugi starts to move..!!”
Comment: Ah..how sweet and romantic these two are ^^ Mego has told Aoi why she wanted to stay with him and it is kind of like a married couple swearing that they’ll be together for better or for worse =P Aoi has finally succumb to her request. Well, he is barely able to restrain himself ^^; Since Mego herself admitted that she’s weak, I hope the mangaka won’t make her utterly useless but rather protect Aoi in her own way which isn’t exactly physically protecting him. Maybe something like preventing him from being hurt further emotionally and traumatically? Ah, the kiss on the glass is very nice..and it happened twice ^^ As for Chiharu, too bad he knew that Kobayashi has a twin. I’m still hoping that they do a switch later on and Chiharu thought that Mitsuru is Mego..just to see his reaction ^^ Well, Chiharu is indeed going to use Mego against Aoi. In this chapter, it seems to just make Aoi angry and jealous. After seeing and confirming the relationship between the two, Chiharu would most probably step up his game to get Aoi to fight him seriously. Of course, that might be bad since Aoi has no intention to hurt anyone based on how he fights before and it might be related to his trauma = he used to be violent before, that is why he won’t be like that anymore? I guess that is where Mego comes in to probably keep Aoi from regressing from his ‘illness regarding girls’. I think Chiharu knows of Aoi’s problem with girls since he isn’t surprised over the kissing on glass between the two. And, things are going smoothly with Mitsuru and Azusa..even if Mitsuru is still a bit clueless over his feelings =P I don’t think the stalker is someone who hates Azusa, because on contrary, I think it is a very avid obsessed-type fan of hers. That is, unless, someone who hates her provide information about Azusa to a pervert stalker fan to harass her. Maybe one of those girls in the photo shoot before since I wondering what made the stalker to act boldly now. I mean is there should be a trigger for it and those girls were the latest one whom she had angered. Well, it is also possible that it is from someone who had a grudge before and it is only now that he/she acted on it. Well, it depends if the stalker is doing this alone by himself or with the help of someone else. Lastly, aside from the theme between the twins being ‘protecting the other one’, it seems that their ‘enemies’ are also ‘stalker-types’ = always watching the girls ^^; PS. The next chapter will be out on February because the magazine has only one publication this month due to the New Year holiday. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~ Author Unknown