Slamming the divorce paper on the table, Isuzu exclaims if she still thinks of making Nao like her. He already told her not to do meaningless things, and face reality. While Karin stares at the divorce papers with blank eyes, Isuzu reminds her that Nao wanted to leave his house that he would marry anyone. He admits to have admonished Nao a bit and say that kind of thing is very strange yet Nao would easily sign the divorce paper. He tells her that she is just being played around by that despicable jerk. Karin starts to cry. She tearfully asks if she is really only being played around. This somewhat startles Isuzu. She asks him about someone [Nao] doing things like hug her from behind and hold her hand, even if he isn’t really thinking of it. Isuzu grinds his teeth. He angrily says that he absolutely couldn’t do it but that guy can. He repeats to Karin that Nao deceived her. He says that Nao is obviously a high schooler, yet he is the type of person who can do that kind of marriage thing. This made Karin think that it is like when they got married – after deciding to get married, Nao told her that he is really happy about marrying her, and he would always kept on smiling, then, during the wedding, he even kissed her, but after living together, he told her that hates shallow girls the most. She wonders if this situation is also the same as that situation. Karin says that she really felt that she got closer with Nao but could it be that she’s mistaken and it is only because he is putting up a pretense. Isuzu says that is right, after all, that guy is smiling when he said that they are going to divorce. This surprises Karin and she mutters that he is indeed smiling. Holding a pen, Isuzu urges her to quickly sign her name on the divorce paper and forget about that despicable jerk. Taking the pen, Karin says if that is so.. To Isuzu’s surprise, Karin stands up and slams the pen on the table. Teary-eyed Karin exclaims that she absolutely won’t forgive.. It is absolutely won’t do to let that kind of person to do what he pleases and she absolutely won’t be signing it. After recovering from his surprise, Isuzu calls her stupid, for wouldn’t it be better to divorce and thoroughly sever their relationship. Karin exclaims that he’s annoying and why is he getting involved in this. She tells him that he doesn’t have summer class today so he shouldn’t be in school. “This is Karin and Nao-senpai..a married couple’s problem! It has nothing to do with you, Rinrin!!” This surprises flustered Isuzu. He suddenly pulls Karin to him. Meanwhile, Nao and the rest of the soccer club’s members are practicing. While resting, Nao looks at the screaming fangirls and wonders what he is looking for. Yuuya comments that Nao’s stalker didn’t come today. Tall friend wonders if she didn’t come because it is summer vacation. While Yuuya is whining, Nao mutters that she won’t come again. Tall friend glances at flustered Nao and is puzzled by his expression. Back in the classroom, Isuzu says that that regarding Karin, it completely has something to do with him. Karin asks why. While hugging Karin, Isuzu exclaims, “I.. Because I like you..!”
Comment: And it seems that Isuzu is indeed a love rival? Comparing their looks among other things, Nao can easily beat Isuzu. ^^; No challenge at all especially because of the things that Isuzu has been doing behind Karin’s back = don’t have a better personality/character to edge out Nao. And, he most probably isn’t Karin’s type and based on the flashback, she seems to only think of him as a friend whom she is making manlier so that he won’t be cuter than her. ^^;; He is pretty much the childhood friend whose love interest got snatch from underneath his nose while he is still waiting to improve himself or well, be at marriageable age. He only has himself to blame for being complacent. I guess aside from jealousy for Nao, and perceived bad impression about Nao, Isuzu ought to be very desperate to break them apart since Karin has really fallen for Nao. It’s good that Karin isn’t going to let either guys have their way with her. She won’t sign the divorce paper and just let Nao get what he supposedly wants. I wonder if she is in ‘vengeful mode’ when she mentioned about not forgiving him but then, Karin has a soft spot for Nao after all, she easily forgive him after those harsh things he said to her after they got married. She finally noticed Isuzu’s very obvious meddling in her marriage problem. Because of what she said, Isuzu finally confessed..and would probably be rejected in the next chapter. Well, it would be nice for them to team up – maybe some fake going steady – to make Nao jealous and regret over what he is doing since they assumed that he is deceiving Karin. Then, maybe, keep a secret that there was no divorce after all when he finally admits and has really fallen in love with Karin. Nao is missing Karin and is probably being bothered by his guilty conscience over what he did. So, I guess the point of this divorce thing is to make Nao realize his love for Karin and appreciate her in a more dramatic way rather than ‘doing things slowly’, or perhaps, a lesson for him not to take marriage lightly = want to marry then marry, want to divorce, just divorce. And, Isuzu is just a catalyst for the divorce thing to happen? Scans by all★wink汉化组. By the way, the mangaka seems to have gotten sick ‘poor physical condition’ so she is going to take a break..the series is scheduled to resume on February, 5th issue of Shocomi.
Quote of the day:
Life does not obey our expectations. Life obeys our intentions, in ways we may not expect. ~ Llyod Strom