Lele cries again for she thought that he disappeared again. He holds her head and asks if she knew that she is forever his greatest weakness. He says that she blames her for not persevering that is because regarding her, he forever has no way of having enough assurance so upon getting that text, it made him lose the courage to make her stay. He tells her that it isn’t about not trusting her, but rather, he doesn’t have self-confidence. He says that it’s great that she came to talk with him. Holding his face, Lele says that both of them are really the same because he is also her greatest weakness. She hugs him and says that if he forever disappeared in her life, she would also lose the courage to live on. This made Eros hug her tight. Soon, after a hot bath and dinner, it is time for hot and steamy sex. He asks her if it is true that she couldn’t live without him. She kisses him and says that actually, that is somewhat of an exaggeration. She says that cannot live on is too much and he also doesn’t want her to die, right but it is true that she’ll be sad for a long time. Eros couldn’t believe it when she says that it will be definitely more than three years but after almost five years, she would have forgotten about it. Eros couldn’t believe that she’ll forget about him after 5 years. He starts tickling her that Lele shouts that she’s just kidding. He angrily says that isn’t even a bit funny and if she really forgot about him, he absolutely won’t forgive her. Lele says that she knows already. Soon, she is on top of him. She asks if he is that scared of her forgetting about him. He asks if she would. Lele tells her that she won’t let that kind of thing happen because she won’t give him another opportunity to disappear from her side. With that, she kisses him. The next day, Xiao Yu is on top of sleeping Eros. A note says that even if she’s still young, she is a genius who can identify good looking guys. Xiao Yu kisses Eros on the lips. This wakes him up. He holds her face and says that she’s called Xiao Yu, does she know who he is. A woman shouts, Lou Xiao Yu didn’t she tell her not to recklessly run around. Xiao Yu calls out, ‘mommy’ and Eros sweatdrops, ‘mommy’? Hugging Xiao Yu, Fei Hong tells him that she is her daughter and it has been a long time, Eros. Eros turns into wood upon realizing who Xiao Yu is. This made Fei Hong sweatdrop. She tells him that it seems that he and her Lele is truly a fated pair but she won’t apologize for that text that even if time were to flow backwards, she would still do it, understand? Eros nods and says that he understands. She tells him that’s good then afterwards, they should properly be together and if he dares hurt Lele again, she’ll kill him. Eros tells her okay. After she left, Eros sighs. Lele arrives with breakfast and jumps on top of Eros. She kisses him and asks if he already knows about Xiao Yu. Eros darkly says that she truly made him miserable. Then, he tickles her again.
One week after during the stage rehearsal, the other models are scared of Eros since Lele who is already their ‘senior’ is having a difficult time. Eros is shouting at Lele that the outfit gives of a mysterious aura and does she only know to act cool, is she worthy being called a famous model, do it again, maybe she should retire soon since she couldn’t even do this, and try glaring at him again, what’s with that walk, are you a swinging [hips] grandpa. Infuriated Lele throws her shoe on his face and shouts that he try doing that swinging hips thing and she has never met such a hard to get along show director. She shouts that if he dares act terrible with her again, he better prepare to sleep on the floor when he comes back tonight, you bastard. The other models think that they are lovers and earlier, it was with Andre, it is quite chaotic that even their private lives are mentioned. Eros grabs her arm and asks what she is saying about sleeping on the floor. Lele shouts for him to let go, and if he grabs her like that again, he is going to sleep in the living room. He tells her why don’t she bluntly tell him to sleep at the park. Lele shouts the better, anyway, he is basically a stinky bum.. And, he kisses her. He tells her to listen up, he won’t be going anywhere every night except in her room. Also, it is alright for her to be headstrong during normal times but it is only at work when she must listen to him, understand? Lele says she understands. They kiss again and hear a loud coughing. It is Leo says that it seems that their help isn’t needed and they came over for nothing. Taylor agrees. Berry thinks that they are so passionate that it makes her blush. Angus, together with An Bai, gives his brother a thumbs up for doing well. The couple is surprised that everyone came over. At a bar-diner, Angus stand on the table and wants to propose a toast to Lele, his future sis-in-law, and he’ll leave his beloved brother to him from here on. He also asks her to forgive him for the foolish thing that he did to her before and for taking Eros away from her side and monopolizing him for three years. “I’m sorry, and also, thank you!” Lele is touched by this. She says that it is nothing, compared to seeing him healthy and happy, and congratulates him for getting An Bai. Angus timidly says that An Bai hasn’t answered his proposal. An Bai is surprised by that. Leo says that it is truly a good day and there is also someone who wanted to talk with Eros.. It is Feidna. Feidna tearfully apologizes to Eros for always disappointing him and she really regretted it. She tells him that she’ll cherish the days when they are getting along together like family. She wants to return to her pure self and Lele told her that if she continues to decline, it would make him feel sad. She asks Eros if this is true, would he really feel sad for her and would he forgive her for everything that she has done.
While she cries, Eros holds her head and calls her an idiot, for anyone makes mistakes and one is worthy to be forgiven if one is willing to turn back. He tells her that right now, she looks the same when he first picked her up. “Welcome back, Feidna!” She sobs on Eros while the others happily look on. That night, Eros asks if Lele went to see Feidna when she went to New York. Lele says yes, at that time, she always avoided her that she thought Feidna still hates her for stealing him and later on, she learned that it is because she is ashamed that is why she won’t dare see her. Eros says that Feidna hurt her yet she cares for her. Lele says that didn’t he say that she is his ‘family’ and for Feidna to be regarding as family, then, she is definitely very important to him. Lele says that despite how much Feidna disappointed him, he also won’t give up on her, and if Feidna got into an accident when he isn’t around, he would definitely be distressed. So, she won’t let Feidna continue that kind of reckless life. Eros says so she did that for him, even if he already ‘abandoned’ her for three years. Lele says yes, she also felt responsible because, after all, Feidna become like that is partly because of her. Touching her face, Eros tells her good work and thank you. Lele smiles and says, don’t mention it. Eros says, “Do you know? I truly love you, Cane Lele!” Lele replies, “I know..” Soon, at the busy backstage of the fashion show, Glenn claps his hand and tells everyone to be quick. Lele nervously asks Glenn if she is okay for it has been a long time since she walked at his show so she’s very nervous. Glenn tells her not to worry and right now, she is totally okay, my smiling goddess. This puzzles Lele that Glenn says that he really likes that carefree smile of hers that has returned on her face. He tells her that he noticed what the show director this time had contributed in reviving her vitality. “How about it? After this show is over, come with me to Europe! Accompany me, my unrivalled smiling goddess, for the next expedition for the world stage!” Narration: “The curtain is pulled up, stretching across the stage are filled with model silhouette drawings. Only my silhouette drawing is arranged in the middle of the stage! If you raise your head, there is a huge silhouette squatting above, with arms spread protecting me! That is my familiar figure *image of Eros that made her fall for him*, and that distinctly projected huge birdcage no longer exists! *walks on stage* You are already free of what binds you. Are you ready to embrace the world? You..want to embrace the world together with me, right? Then, come on! Let’s..fly together!”
Two years after in Paris, Eros is on the phone while carrying a young girl. He says okay, inform the others that he’ll go to New York next week and of course, together with Lele. She will fly straight from Taiwan. The girl calls out, ‘Mommy!’ Eros says that Lele is quite busy and she went back to help her aunt on stage so until they get together again, bye. The young girl is screaming ‘Mommy’ at a poster which has Lele’s picture together with her daughter. Eros says that’s right, that is mommy and you. Narration: “A lot of things can happen in two years’ time. The only thing that didn’t change is.. the persevering passion for life and one’s dream. That is what we’ve been chasing after throughout our lives until we’re exhausted!” Angus has officially come back and while working together with Andre, they became a ‘match’. While the female fans are screaming over the two, Angus tells Andre that isn’t it like a crime to make those girls neglect their studies so how about they make them disillusioned. To Andre and the fangirls’ horror, Angus kisses Andre. This made Andre faint. An Bai pulls Angus’s ear and scolds him for adding oil to fire and does he want for only otaku girls [who are into BL] to fall for him. Xiao Qui grabs hold of Andre who asks why she is here. Xiao Qui says that it is almost half a year since she came to New York to form her own group and she thought that he is still in Paris. Andre says that he just came over and plans to stay for a month. She says that aren’t things progressing well for him in Paris. Andre says that it isn’t really that.. he only felt that it is almost time when he should have a change of surroundings. Xiao Qui thinks that he is pitiful for he wants to escape from Paris where Lele and Eros are, after all, the family of three is living happily there now. Putting her arm around Andre’s, Xiao Qui tells him to let her who lived in New York for half a year to take care of rookie him for a month and she’ll treat him out. An Bai is scolding Angus if what he did to Andre is pre-meditated. Angus thinks that no wonder she is his other half for she truly knows him. Angus says that it is because Andre looks very delicious and it is a waste not to taste him. An Bai angrily shouts what did he say. Angus says that it is her fault for not wanting to marry him so he couldn’t settle down. An Bai angrily shouts what kind of alibi is that, and it is because he is always like that so she wouldn’t dare marry him. Angus asks her to marry him so that he’ll have a baby to play with. An Bai shouts for him to give birth on his own. Leo sweatdrops over this couple. Leo calls Young and asks where he is, and how about eating dinner together tonight. Young says that he is in the library and he’ll quickly go there. Leo says that he is at the library again, okay, he’ll wait for him.
On a wheelchair, Young is trying to get a book from the shelf when a gorgeous guy helps him get it. Flustered Young thanks him. The guy asks if what he is studying related to clothes. Young asks how he knew that. The guy says that it is because he is always looking at the books on this side and he has been observing him for a long time. Narration: “By persevering, happiness..won’t be far away..” Back in Taipei, while Fei Hong is fitting the dress on her, Lele says that a rock n roll inspired wedding dress is cool. Fei Hong says of course, for an international super model like Lele, she even got that band as music accompaniment. Lele excitedly asks if it is that band that she is into lately. Her aunt says of course, and it was quite hard to get them since it is noon. Lele squeals for it’s great to see them perform live and she really loves that guitarist, Shang Guan Fei. Her gossiping aunt asks for more stories from Lele like what happened to that shipping king who is quite infatuated with Angus. Lele says that afterwards, they never saw him again and it appears that he deliberately severed ties with them. And thinking about it, he truly loves Angus but Angus can only pay him his very deep gratitude. Fei Hong says that he’s truly a melancholic person. Lele says that there’s no need to be sad about it for that kind of ruthless character because he doesn’t need them to worry about him for he has a different [not ordinary] life. When the duke got sent to prison, Ulysses has taken over the rest of his territory and right now, he is the biggest boss in the shipping industry which links Europe to the world. Fei Hong says that is right. A guy calls out if the models are ready for the show is about to start. The band starts to play their music and as Fei Hong watches on, Lele goes out to the runaway. Narration: “Shaking within the beat of rock n roll music, I made a dazzling entrance on stage! From one side to the other side of the stage, I playfully walk my catwalk, my feeling is very focused..because this is all of my passionate love! Forever not stopping..gorgeous adventure..!” The End. Blurb: Nicky Lee thanks everyone for their support and her new series ‘非愛宣言 No one else’ [the literal translation is ‘Persistent? Love Declaration’ I’m not sure of the first word because it can also mean ‘no’. ^^;] will be out on March in ‘Star Girls’ magazine. PS. Backstage: It is all dark that the audience wonders if it is a blackout. The band is about to go home since they are finished with work, Lele is embarrassed that the readers[/cameraman] are eavesdropping on her conversation on the phone with her husband. She says that the story is already over so quickly close the book. She screams upon seeing Shang Guan Fei who uses the camera lens as a mirror. Lele asks for his autograph. Guan Fei gladly signs for her and tells her to remember to read ‘Persistent Love Declaration’ in Star Girls and also, all the readers. Fin.
Comment: And, that is a satisfying ending. ^^ It slightly reminds me of Kaichou wa Maid-sama’s ending but instead of talking about what everyone is currently doing, we got to see a glimpse of it here. Of course, that is in exchange of a wedding scene which is pretty much what is shown on the cover. Too bad it wasn’t a full color spread. Well, as expected, the two lovebirds made up after talking properly and explaining their sides..or rather, Eros explaining his side of the story. Thumbs up to Andre for giving Lele that push to finally go after Eros. Well, hot sex usually happens after a fight =P Nice to hear them saying lovey-dovey things again. Eros’ expression upon learning who Xiao Yu is, is amusing. Fei Hong is still strict as ever and very protective of Lele but I guess she can only grudgingly give her approval since Lele really wants Eros. And, that is how they work together. Well, thanks to Eros’s ‘harsh training’ and reuniting with him, it has revive/elevated Lele’s modeling that Glenn wants to work with her again. Angus’ toast and apology is quite nice ^^ Even if it is a little off, it is nice that thanks to Lele, Feinda managed to pick herself up again back on the right track. The theme there is pretty much forgiveness and moving on. So, after two years, Eros go his real ‘little Lele’ =P Since Lele is the busy one who travels all around the world, Eros seem to be the one who takes care of their daughter and I don’t think he minds at all ^^ Unlike before, they now keep in touch and get together whenever Lele is free. Hehe, doesn’t that seem like how KwMS! couple would be like after they got married? The good guys stuck in unrequited love got what they deserve with Andre will most likely find a new love in Xiao Qui while Young is found by someone who is interested in him. I’m thinking it is deliberate that he is on a wheelchair for that scene because he should be able to move around with a clutch. We only know what happened to Ulysses business-wise. Thanks to Shea for the tag, for me to know who that band is to find the name of that character. ^^ It is indeed nice for Nicky to crossover her characters from a previous series here. It makes me wonder, if it will also happen in her new series. Somehow I have a gut feel that she likes Ulysses, that one pic is quite nice. ^^; Overall, the series is quite good. I like the start since it somewhat reminds me of Skip Beat! especially how it alternates with romance and her work. The parts especially about the twins’ history and what kind of life their father made life are a bit overly dramatic that it makes me wonder what kind of series I am reading again. It doesn’t help that she focused quite a lot more on this near the end of the series and have to make the couple quarrel like that, after all they have gone through before. Oh well, I guess it is because she want a reunion for the finale. Everything and everyone is forgiven as Eros mentioned, everyone makes mistakes. Thankfully, there is an opportunity for them to remedy things. So, thank you to everyone for read my summaries for this series ^-^ I don’t know if there are still anyone here who actually read it from the first chapter summary at pitas before – when it wasn’t English scanlated before – that was in March 2007. Well, thank you everyone and those who posted the link that it is up which is quite helpful ^-^ Scans by Icy_Chrisy
Word of the day:
We don’t need to parade our failures or to pretend they didn’t happen. Instead, we can thank the Lord that through His grace and power, our past is forgiven, our present is changed, and our future is bright with hope for all He has prepared for us. ~ Our Daily Bread