Corn says no, sorry that isn’t necessary. He mutters that it seems that the things she mentioned are things needed for a curse. He tells her that seriously thinking of it, his curse is inborn and not man-made so traditional methods might not be effective. Kyouko exclaims that curses don’t have ‘relatives and old friends’ and a so-called curse is to specifically to bring about disaster to the other person and betting on one’s life to pray for it to happen. If there’s A and no B, it absolutely wouldn’t hold water!! [I think] Corn is imagining Kyouko A cursing Shou B. He mutters that is quite persuasive. Kyouko says that if it is an inborn curse that means there is someone who cursed him before he was born. No..no, it isn’t for sure that it is specifically to curse Corn, what if a thousand years ago, there is someone who hated the royal family that s/he chose to curse a future generation king so that the royal family would have no inkling and lived a happy life then unexpectedly, fall into disaster and spiral of tragedy. Thus, Corn unluckily became that accursed ‘king’s successor’. Kyouko asks him if he heard of that kind of story. Corn says totally no. While Kyouko sighs over this, he tells her, but before, there was an involvement in a war in the human world between ‘angels’ and ‘devils’ and it seems that his ancestor totally stands at the angels’ side as an ally. Perhaps the devils totally directed their hatred towards the king. Kyouko listens attentively then snaps herself out of it. Shaking her head, she calls herself stupid for being too excited over it even if she is truly interested in this different world history. While telling herself that this isn’t the time to be fond of that era, Kyouko says if that is the case, the one suspected to be A [person who cursed him] is some devil then it is a bit..no, a completely thorny problem. She didn’t imagine that the enemy is a very powerful character for she thought it is just some commoner fairy, who has to pay high taxes. Corn says that in the end, no matter what it is, a demon’s curse is very strong. While thinking, Kyouko mutters ya. While telling her to drop this topic for now, Corn thinks that as expected, Kyouko has regained her liveliness [/energy] even if Kuon (I) wanted to deny[/reject] the ‘happiness’ that he felt while he’s with this girl but he does not want this girl to be hurt. [<- seeing her cry a while ago, I presume]
Kyouko suddenly holds Corn’s shoulders and asks if he wants to give up, and he actually doesn’t want to continue on like this, right? Corn looks at her and says whether it is good or bad, he.. *recalls Tina crying and shouting at him while cradling Rick on her arms* he has no choice. Kyouko kneels down and wonders if Corn is afraid and it is because she doesn’t know that she is able to say such strong words for the enemy might be an old immortal devil who placed the curse, and it is also inevitable to carelessly become gutless. Then, she recalls Ren eating the yucky omurice before. Kyouko says, Maui omurice. While Corn is puzzled, Kyouko pulls him up and tells him that they eat together that food that can make one feel victorious. She eagerly says that she’ll make one for him and it is possible that she can do something like it. While pulling him along, Kyouko grabs her bag and says that when humans got into a predicament in order to fight victoriously, they would hold a kind of ‘ax to grind’ ceremony even if each person have their own way of doing it. “But after all, it is Tsuruga-senpai who did it. *Corn is startled* Ah, this is my own point of view. Before, Tsuruga-senpai is harboring perhaps of some thoughts on boosting himself [/his morale] up and he ate this food. After Tsuruga-senpai ate that food, he defeated the enemy without a hitch. So, Corn, you also go try it. It’s alright. Having this reliable ‘victorious precedent’, Corn will also definitely be successful in..” Kyouko is surprised when Corn suddenly pulls his hand from hers. She turns to look at him. Looking serious, Corn says that she said that in order to lift the curse, she said that she is willing to do anything no matter what it is. After looking puzzled, Kyouko excitedly exclaims yes for Corn has changed his mind. Corn says then, he has something to ask of her. Kyouko exclaims what it is, what does he want her to do. Corn says, “You ought to know it right, Kyouko-chan? *Kyouko asks what* Since ancient time until now, it has not changed. In order to save the cursed prince or perhaps, princess, the most traditional way is..” Kyouko looks on as Corn lifts up his hand and touches his lips with his finger. Next chapter will be out in Japan on February 20th.
Comment: Well, we got an elaborate lie alright but it isn’t exactly about Ren’s past. It seems that he isn’t ready to talk about it or deal with it yet. For a while there, I really wonder what am I summarizing..a fairy tale and does it have anything to do with the story. ^^;; Actually, in a way, it does because the ‘remedy to lift the curse’ is based on Sleeping Beauty which is the story that Kyouko is mentioning as the source of the curse. For now, Kyouko’s words that he isn’t a curse to everyone has fallen into his deaf ears that even if she pointed it out that she didn’t fall into misfortune because of him but on contrary, he helped her a lot. This made her realize that his problem is much deeper than she thought and it is like what Reino told her. But then, that ‘feeling’ on Corn the stone that Reino felt was before what happened to Rick so there must be something more than that..probably the pressure to succeed because of his famous father? [Edit: Re-reading chapter 169, it seems that is so since even Rick tried to help Kuon regarding a 'chicken/coward' problem within himself.] Hehe, Ren carelessly made her cry. His chibi reactions on that are quite amusing. And, to cheer her up again, Ren deceives her again. In a way, she seems more than happy to be deceived with all that fairy tale-fantasy stuff. =P And, even if she’s stupid and so into fairy tales to believe all that, in a way, she really suits to be with Ren who is the only one who can make those elaborate stories for her ^-^ Now that I recall it, Kyouko is quite knowledgeable with curses since she made those voodoo dolls before and threatened to curse Shou. Now, she isn’t going to make them but lift one for Corn. I guess Ren didn’t anticipate that Kyouko isn’t going to easily give up on this curse thing. From that last part, was he jealous with his created persona, Ren? He had that reaction when Kyouko told him not to destroy Ren’s image. This time, it was a mention of how Ren overcame his problem with a Maui omurice. Then, he is now saying on how to supposedly remove the curse which is a kiss. So, is the mangaka teasing us again deceiving us like Kyouko into thinking that there might actually be a kiss in the next chapter? And, even if there is no kiss, Kyouko might give a reason like she likes someone else – Ren. I wonder how Corn would react to that. ‘Kill off Ren’? ^^; It would be quite complicated feeling whether she kisses him or not. I mean, if she kisses him that would be like betraying Ren’s warning on ‘keeping her purity’ and it would be like being able to kiss without love. Wait, in fairy tales, there should be love with the kiss to break the curse, right? The scenario that I do not want to happen is someone interrupting and saying that it is time to go to the beauty parlor. ^^;; Well, Kyouko will surely be able to help him out with his ‘curse’ but the question would be ‘how’ especially since no one seems to be able to do it and he isn’t willing to deal with it. And based on the pacing of the series, as usual, it might take a long time before we get to know what it is..or maybe not? The mangaka tends to tease us with ‘beating around the bush then dropping the bomb’ then, possibly, ‘that bomb turned into a dud’ =P Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Be an inspiration to others by refusing to give up. Who knows what someone else can achieve because you never gave up and in turn inspired them not to give up. ~ Author Unknown