And, Eros is flying in the airplane. He recalls crying Angus saying that he remembered and Angus kept on apologizing. Recalling how Taylor, Berry, Angus and An Bai tell Eros to get Lele back, Eros thinks that finally, there’s no need to worry about Angus. It turns out that when he lost his memory, it has temporarily taken away Angus’ pain and hatred. It caused his twisted spirit to be restored at its purest state wherein he sees and believes that the people beside him love him. So now, Eros can now be totally at ease. Meanwhile, it is big news that Glenn came to hold a fashion season[?] in Taiwan. At a restaurant, Glenn meets up with Lele. Glenn says that it has been many years but he finally got on this trip. Lele tells him that it is because he is a perfectionist that there should be no little bit flaw that this kept on being postponed. Giving her an okay sign, Glenn says that the clothes, the entire season’s theme, and the whole working team are all re-positioned..[everything is] perfect! The only constant is Lele would be responsible for the opening and the finale [of the fashion show, I presume]. “Are you ready, my goddess?” Lele beams and says, “Of course!” At the magazine stand, Eros reads on Lele and Andre’s fashion show which states that they are passionately in love. The picture of their kiss is also there. While walking with Lele, Andre is playing around with Xiao Yu. Lele tells him that he’s spoiling her [Xiao Yu] rotten. Andre says that this kid should be spoiled. Lele says that every time he comes, he buys her a toy, and spend a lot of time to play with her so she’ll be quite miserable when he goes back..at least crying for a week. Andre laughs and says that it is inevitable for who made their Little Lele so cute. Lele exclaims that she’s called Xiao Yu. Andre says that he likes calling her Little Lele. From the bushes, jealous Eros is stalking them. At her apartment, Lele is relieved that Xiao Yu has fallen asleep. She tells Andre that she’ll carry her to bed and good job on accompanying Xiao Yu and let her play with him the whole day. Andre says that it’s no problem and does she always stay with her. Lele says pretty much for there is always a few days in a month when Xiao Yu stays because her aunt and her husband are workaholic that even if there is a nanny in the morning, there are times when they have to stay up all night working so they bring Xiao Yu to her place. Andre says that no wonder she is becoming more and more like a ‘good wife and loving mother’ and the way she carries Xiao Yu is quite gentle. “All the more I want to bring take you home for my wife! I really want to know what kind of expression you’ll have when you carry our child.” Lele scolds him that his brain fast-forwarded way too ahead. Andre tells her to quickly answer him then, whether or not, she’ll go steady with him. Lele looks flustered.
Lele wonders if the time has really come for her to let go. Lele says that she promises him that she’ll properly think about it. In her room, Lele starts to remove her ‘Angus’ posters. She thinks that three years is too long and she shouldn’t have expectations. The next day, Glenn calls Lele not to forget to meet up with the show director. Lele says that she’s on her way. Glenn tells her good luck. Lele wonders if Glenn really values this show, because it is always his assistant who would notify her about this kind of thing yet he personally called her. Today’s work is for her to go to hotel where the show director is checked in. The show director will be doing some silhouette painting of the models and this time around, some of the silhouette paintings will be laid out [/arranged] on the main stage. Upon arriving at the room, she is surprised that the door isn’t locked. She knocks and asks if anyone is there. Someone tells her to come in. The man tells her that she’s the last one. He asks her to close the door. Lele goes in the room and sees the other models’ silhouette painting. The man tells her to strip to her underwear and do a good pose in front of the canvas. Lele takes off her clothes and sits on the chair near the canvas. The man enters and says that didn’t he tell her to do a good pose. Lele looks behind her and is flustered to see Eros. While wiping his hand on a cloth and the two look at each other, Eros coldly tells her to how many times does he have to tell her, stand in front of the canvas. Lele stands up and goes in front of the canvas. Eros asks what is it, couldn’t she even make a pose. Flustered Lele wonders what’s going on. She made a pose. She thinks that even if the spotlight is hot, Eros’ stare made her feel cold. Lele is trembling. While Eros traces her outline on the canvas, Lele thinks that it felt intimate when his hand that holds the pen touches her body as it draws her curves but the way he looks at her isn’t a bit intimate at all. “On contrary, it seems like..he’s punishing me!” Eros says that it is done. Lele sighs in relief. Covering herself with her hands, Lele asks him if she can put her clothes on. To her surprise, Eros says of course not. She looks back and sees him holding her clothes. She shouts her clothes.. Eros opens the window and throws them out. Lele shouts what he is doing. Eros casually tells her not to think that she can leave this place, unless she dares to go out of the hotel in her underwear. While Lele is freaking out that he..he is.., Eros darkly says that’s right, he’s kidnapping her. He approaches her that Lele tells him not to come near her. Lele screams. Eros carries her on his shoulders. Lele shouts how come he likes to carry her on his shoulders and bring her here and there, it’s very humiliating. Eros throws her into the bed.
Going on top of her, Eros asks if she is afraid of being humiliated and isn’t it humiliating compared to what she did to him. Lele starts to cry. She covers her face and says that in the end, he is angry at her. He grabs her hand off her face and tells her to look at him. “You woman..you even have the nerve to cry? Of course, I’m blowing my top.. You actually dared to hide from me that you secretly gave birth to a child, and you would even go dating with some other guy along with my daughter!” Lele asks wasn’t he angry that she forced him to tell Angus the truth that caused that Angus and Young’s accident. Eros angrily shouts, “Of course not!” This made Lele look aghast in shock. She gave Eros a heavy blow on the stomach and shouts, “Then, how come you didn’t contact me for three full years! *Eros clutches his stomach* Do you know how much I blamed myself [for that]? How can you just not say a word and disappear for three years?” Eros shouts back that she said that she wants to break up. Puzzled Lele asks when she said that she wants to break up. Holding his cellphone, Eros says that it is when he informed her of the news that he has to live in seclusion with Angus, and then, this is her reply, so could it be that she is only casually saying that. Lele reads the message and recalls how her aunt said that she accidentally broke her phone. To Eros’ surprise, Lele says that it is definitely her aunt.. “But, that is also not important! It turns out that you basically don’t understand me nor trust me that you actually believe that I’ll just easily give up! And, your perseverance is only just this little bit.. *looks at him* With just one text, it made you not contact [me] for three whole years?” Eros looks flustered. He holds her crying face and apologizes. “I’m sorry.. but afterwards, I called your cellphone for almost a week and you didn’t answer, like that..how else would you want me to think [about it]?” Lele pushes him away and shouts, “I don’t care anymore! Anyway, your feelings towards me aren’t committed [/resolute]! What Andre said is right, a guy like you is basically not worthy for me to wait on! I won’t mind you again!” As Lele starts walking fast away from the bed, Eros asks where she is going when she’s only wearing that. Lele shouts, “Don’t even think that you can keep me in house arrest here! *Eros is surprised when Lele puts on a bathrobe from the bathroom.* I’ll let you see how a famous model can wear a hotel’s bathrobe and make it like a high class custom-made outfit! *takes her bag and walks out* Hmph!” She slams door at sweatdropping and speechless Eros. At the hotel’s reception area, Lele says, “Handsome, can you help me in calling a taxi.” Lele looks so gorgeous and full of confidence that the receptionists are all wow-ed by her. The others are saying that isn’t that famous model Lele, her outfit is like a hotel bathrobe, how can that be, that is definitely the latest fashion style, a bathrobe that is like a dress, it looks sexy with high heels, hubby I also want one.
By the time Eros emerges out of the hotel, Lele had already ridden on the taxi and left. Then, a man bumps into Eros. It is his unlucky day for he just got pickpocketed since his wallet is gone. At her house, Lele informs Andre that Eros has appeared. Nervous Andre says that means that the problem with Angus is already resolved, and does..he want to start all over again with her? Lele hits the table and exclaims don’t even think about it, for she still doesn’t plan on forgiving him. “Even if because of auntie doing that hindrance and caused a misunderstanding, but to be indifferent [/no news and not asking about her] for three years, that is too heartless! There’s eighty percent [chance] that he has a new flame at the countryside!” Holding her hands, Andre says that’s right, guys are like that, thinking that she broke up with him, he’ll definitely take this special opportunity to play around to heal [his heart]! Lele says right, she’s also thinking of that, he is definitely has so many country girls that he’s awfully busy! “Or else, disappearing for three years is too much! *Andre is surprised when Lele stomps on the table* Why would I painstakingly wait for such a rotten person!” Andre gives her a thumbs up and exclaims that’s right, she’s so cool! “Venting out your anger is always stronger than crying! *Lele’s expression softens as she looks at Andre* It’s true.. I’m actually always very worried that when you see him again, you’ll definitely fall apart! But, I’m at ease seeing you like this! You’re so much stronger than I imagined!” Lele is moved. She invites Andre to go to a hot spring for didn’t he always say that he wanted to try out Taiwan’s hot spring. “I’ll bring you to Beitou [district of Taipei]’s most amazing hot spring.” Soon, it is dark. Eros is sitting outside the sidewalk. Lele and Andre are happily holding hands and singing as they walk back to the house. They are shock when Eros suddenly appears in front of them and asks where they went at 3:30 in the morning. Lele shouts how come he appeared in front of her house. Eros timidly says that his wallet got stolen. Lele angrily shouts what does that got to do with her. Eros asks instead that for them to have fun so late at night, did they left his daughter alone in the house. The two are face by Eros ‘caring father’s fury’. Lele whispers to Andre that Eros think that Xiao Yu is his daughter, and let him misunderstand a bit to make him angry. Acting casual, Lele says that the place they went, isn’t suitable to bring a child so she left the child at her aunt’s place. Eros angrily asks a place not suitable for a child, could it be that she went to outside open store[?, probably a hotel].. Lele shouts that it has nothing to do with him. She tells Andre that they are going inside.
Then, she notices something. She looks back and shouts how come Eros is coming along. Eros timidly says that he got no place to go to. His ID, passport and hotel’s [proximity] card are in the wallet and he used up the cash he has in riding a taxi to this place. Pointing at Andre, Eros says, “That guy can stay at your house, then, I’ll also [stay here]!” Lele exclaims on what basis he is leaning on [as to why he has to stay there]. Eros says that the basis is he is her child’s father! Lele shouts that he has already abandoned them, mother and the child, for three years and he has no right to say those words! Eros is speechless and sweatdrops. Inside, Andre wonders if Eros really got his wallet and ID stolen. Lele exclaims that most likely, it is a trick [to win her confidence/trust] and even if it is true, there’s no need to mind him anyway, he is amazing as a bum, since that is his expertise. Flustered Eros sits down and sighs. Looking out the window, Andre says that it is already night, that guy is always sitting at the door and not moving at all. He asks her what she meant about Eros being an expert on being a bum. Lele says that is his usual hobby when he got nothing to do, and he was a bum when she got acquainted with him. Andre is puzzled. Lele says that at first, she thought that it is just for fun that he’s acting as a bum, and after knowing his past, she realized that he had experienced living a life wherein the streets is his home. For him to like acting as a bum, perhaps it is through it, he can constantly observe the dark side of the lowest layer of society. “It ought to be a way to remind oneself not to repeat that disastrous thing [/way of life] again, right?” Feeling defeated since he became an ordinary person, Andre says that guy’s life is really special that it unexpectedly gave him a feeling of ‘you lost’ and if he knew earlier, he would have stayed into a not man, not woman transvestite. Lele calls him an idiot for what’s up with that comparison. Two days later, Andre who went out to buy something passes by Eros. He tells Lele that he thinks that the situation isn’t quite reassuring for it seems that Eros really doesn’t have money to buy food. He says that Eros’ face looks haggard, his lips are dry and cracked, and very weak looking. “What will [we] do in case, he really dies in front of your house’s door?” This surprises Lele. Holding a sandwich on a plate, Andre comes out and tells Eros that he’s still really stubborn. “According to logic, you are my love rival, I actually don’t have the heart to help you a little bit! But, it is also of no advantage to me if you were to die of hunger here! Come and eat! Lele made this!” Just when Andre is holding down the plate to him, the sandwich slips and falls on the floor in front of Eros. Andre freaks out over this. The next chapter will be the finale. It will be out in Taiwan on February 5th.
Comment: And so, I will indeed get my grand fashion show of Lele with Eros directing..I didn’t expect it to be the finale though. ^^; I wonder if in some way Angus and Feidna are also joining. Is there anyone here studying psychology or anything related to that? Can you tell me if the thing regarding Angus actually happens in real life? It seems a bit unbelievable. Just like that, it’s okay already? Since it is like that, I guess for Angus, An Bai is indeed ‘the one’ for him. Apparently, Eros thought that Xiao Yu is his daughter with Lele. Well, Andre calls her Little Lele. ^^; That part is amusing if you don’t take the chapter too seriously. I think in a way, Eros has been infected by Angus’ bad side because of how awful he acted there at the hotel. I guess that is his ‘dark side’..and perhaps, like what was mentioned before, ‘a bit like his father’. Thankfully, after all the crying and harassment, Lele immediately recovers or else, that would be really painful to read. It turns out that Lele also feels angry over how easily Eros gave up just because of her aunt’s hindrance. Lele pretty much blew her top as if all her waiting and suffering is for nothing. Eros pretty much blew this opportunity ^^;; The way Lele walk out with the bathrobe, I think there is already no question on how amazing Lele is as a model. The receptionist are probably too dazzled by her and didn’t charged her for ‘taking out’ the bathrobe. ^^;; Ah, Eros is probably too stunned by what Lele did that she already left by the time he chased after her..and he is too depressed that he didn’t notice that his wallet is stolen. Ah, I’m assuming that since he lived on the streets before, he somewhat knows those kind of tricks that he can immediately stop such things from happening. I think Lele just needs to vent off some anger and steam, and then, she’ll forgive Eros. In a way, it really does seem that Andre is more like a friend than a lover for Lele because of their interaction. Regarding how he is goading her on, I somewhat remember Leo. Furious Lele is indeed better than crying Lele. In a way, this chapter shows how caring Lele and Eros be a parents..well, Eros can be a bit overprotective =P Somehow, I wonder how Xiao Yu would react if bum Eros suddenly insist to her that he’s her father. =P From the looks of things, it is currently, ‘make Eros suffer a bit’ before getting Lele back. In a way, I guess it is good that Lele still like Eros even if she is currently angry at him..I mean, won’t it be really creepy/scary if your ex-lover is going on hunger strike in front of your house if you don’t reconcile with him? Perhaps, that wasn’t his intention here but rather because he got nowhere else to go to? As a story, it is a catalyst to probably make the two reconcile..even if it seems to be a pity effect..or, showing how serious he is with her. Practically though, I wonder if that is a good thing to do..use up one’s remaining cash to go to the house of one’s lover whom you just had a quarrel with and thick-facedly/humbly ask for her help. I’m thinking why not call the police for help, or the US embassy if he is a US citizen, or even call Taylor to send some money or something..surely, he knows the number, right? If he has his credit card, I hope he got it cancelled. Because of such things/loopholes, it seems things are slightly rushed. I think the mangaka made a mistake with the pacing in this last arc. It would be better if she rushed a bit those Angus parts and focus more on this part which I think is more interesting to most, if not, all readers. Unless she doesn’t want to prolong the ‘make Eros suffer’ bit. ^^; Or at least, she could have made Eros look better in trying to win Lele back = more chapters, rather than how things are and make Eros look..sigh. I guess since making him look good was already done in Spain so, to make things a full circle, he is a bum again in Taiwan. Anyway, we can pretty much guess what’s going to happen at the finale = reconcile and fashion show..it is how it will be done which I hope will be great. ^^ Ah, since this series can do time skips, maybe the mangaka would put in a bit of time skip for their wedding or family? Scans by Icy_Chrisy
Quote of the day:
A single moment of misunderstanding can be so poisonous, That it can make us forget the many lovable moments we spent together. ~Melchor Lim