Could it be that he thinks that she will be very happy if he said that, no!! She isn’t happy and the current her won’t becomes happy merely with those words, she won’t fall down in the same place twice-!!! [<- that Kyouko expression that Lory saw when Ren hugged and said something to her] Whether it is acting or perhaps the words of a fake Ren. Kyouko asks Corn if he knows the meaning of what he just said. Corn says of course. Kyouko orders him to sit down..he sits with crossed legs that she told him to sit formally [seiza]. Kyouko says that even if she is very happy but she is a human and he is a fairy so it is impossible for them to live together forever. And, didn’t he say before that for fairies to live in the human world, no matter how hard they try, they would only live at most for 10 years. And it is the same vice-versa [if she lives in the fairy world]. Corn thinks that she still remembered, darn, if he knew early he won’t do some strange cover-up and just normally say, ‘even if you reincarnated 100 times, I can still live to go see you’. Kyouko says that she thought that he, who has knew well of her growing up history, can understand that she already do not want to see someone very close to her to pass away again..and also... Kyouko bows her head and says that actually, she cannot do any kiss-related thing. Corn recalls Kyouko swearing to Ren that she’ll use her life to protect her purity until death. Corn asks if it is because someone is already in her heart, someone she likes. Kyouo denies it and she doesn’t mean that. She tells him that it is a promise with Tsuruga-senpai that she will protect to the death, this body’s purity. Corn asks why, why would she make that promise when obviously, they aren’t lovers and that Ren is really super thick-faced. This made Kyouko start wondering, it’s true, why is it, and if she were to think of that situation, it seems that at that time, it was because she had a huge shock over that unpleasant thing with Shou. And for her to treat it as nothing, he taught her ‘actor’s heart rule’ = if you think it is your first kiss, then it is your first kiss, during acting, it is effective no matter how many times [it is done], but in reality, it cannot be used twice on the same person so later on, she must be careful and not let it happen twice. Then, she recalls Ren kissing her on the cheek.
Kyouko wonders out loud if what Ren meant at that time was only referring to that Shou incident – ‘do not let it happen twice’. Kyouko exclaims if she was mistaken about it all by herself, no way, what is that protect her chastity something throughout her life when they aren’t lovers, how humiliating. Standing up, Corn says forget that, if she doesn’t ask Ren himself, she won’t know of the real situation. No matter how unreasonable, one cannot ignore the boss after all, in the fairy world, it is all ranked according to age so it isn’t like he cannot understand her position. Kyouko says that she didn’t find it unreasonable and she only doesn’t clearly know Ren’s true meaning. Corn says ya, so he thinks no matter what Ren’s true meaning is, he saying that it only has to be not exposed then it is alright, yes? Kyouko’s eyes widen. She wonders how come he is sparkling god-like but his expression seems to be some ‘villain face’..was she mistaken. Corn tells her that it is alright, she’ll just have an expression that nothing has happened and it absolutely won’t be found out. Backing away from advancing Corn, Kyouko says that it is absolutely impossible, for she doesn’t have faith in herself that she can act as if nothing happened in front of Ren, especially since that guy has clairvoyance. Corn says doesn’t she act to make a living, if she cannot do this deceiving acting then she couldn’t exist[/survive on] in this industry. He urges her to use this as practice from today on. Looking away, Kyouko thinks that just now, she indeed wanted to use it for practice in controlling her facial look but in this situation, controlling that strangling happy mood [<- supposedly refers to being confessed to by Corn] and hiding one’s own artificial act[/behavior], is a bit different. She couldn’t do this difficult thing. To her surprise, Corn says that she lied since she told him that she’ll do anything within her power for him so it turns out to be merely talk. Kyouko protests that it isn’t like that. Corn says that for him, the only one who can save him in this world is only her alone, whereas, in her heart, Ren is more important than him, right? This made Kyouko look flustered. She exclaims how can she have such a thought on whether who is more important, Ren or him, and how could he believe that on his own. Corn says, but she couldn’t do it, right, she couldn’t betray Ren. Kyouko felt like crying as she clenches her fist.
Corn thinks that he made her depressed again and it wasn’t easy to cheer her up. He wonders what he is so angry about for this girl just wants to firmly protect her and Ren’s promise. He wonders why he would do such a thing as if he is bullying her. What is so objectionable about it. He looks at his hands and wonders to himself as Kuon as to what he wants to do. Kyouko thinks that it’s awful that she would unexpectedly be distressed[/worried] when obviously Corn is quite perplexed. She only doesn’t want Ren to see it but she also wants to help Corn out. She doesn’t have the courage and until now, she totally doesn’t understand Ren’s feelings. What is she to do. Then, she recalls Ren telling her that he hopes that there would be an opportunity to practice their depending on acting skill in controlling the heart rule. Kyouko looks at Corn who is looking at the side. She looks up and takes a deep breathe with her eyes closed. She holds out her hand as if gathering something [courage?] and puts it in her heart. Corn is looking at the mirror then he notices Kyouko leaning on the balcony. He approaches her and becomes worried for could it be that he made her cry again. He starts to apologize to her for saying such mean things. He is startled when Kyouko starts screaming out loud. He tries to call her name then she looks at him with teary-eyes. While Corn is taken aback by that, Kyouko says, “Unexpectedly, there’s such a thing..Prince Corn..!! My beloved Corn was unexpectedly forced to experience such a sorrowful life. *Corn is dumbfounded* Please forgive me, this person who still doesn’t know anything until this moment!! ..You obviously had given me such deep kindness[/favor] that I cannot express my gratitude..!! *shakes head* but, I’m quite ungrateful.. I felt such a heartbreaking guilt over my uselessness.. if it is okay.. *trembling and clasps hands* ..if it is okay.. I want to free you from that curse..” Corn looks at serious crying Kyouko and recalls the ‘in acting it is effective no matter how many times it is used, but in reality, it cannot be used twice on the same person’. Corn looks surprised. Kyouko says, “..after all, I’m also obtained the ability to directly converse with the gods [<- Ren I presume], this blessed high priest must. Let me help you..” Next chapter will be out in Japan on March 20th.
Comment: Okay..those who want a confession from Ren got that, even if it is in that kind of situation ^^; Those who want Kyouko to say that she likes Ren, well, it didn’t happen. Those who want to see more of Kyouko acting, got that, too..of course, without any costume, etc. Boy, Corn is really persistent to the point of bullying Kyouko just to get his kiss. And, he is indeed jealous of his ‘Ren’ persona. ^^;; It seems that whatever Ren told her has a great impact on Kyouko as if he is some sort of ‘god’ to her and those advices/encouragement always help her out when she’s in trouble. This situation is no exception so she is now going to use acting to give Corn his kiss. And, with that flashback of ‘cannot use twice on the same person’, I have a feeling that Corn might back out on this one. So, I guess the question would be, would we have a kiss within this encounter/arc or not. Hm..somehow, I think there would be a kiss..hehe, fearless guess..=P Well, just look at the title, ‘Hot Spell’ in this chapter and the last one, what else could it mean and lead to, right? Two chapters about removing the curse and it is supposed to be hot. If there is, I demand a full spread of two pages dedicated to the first kissing scene on the lips. And, don’t get too excited over my expectations since I might end up hanging my head in embarrassment over that prediction =P And, it would be an ‘acting kiss’. ^^; And the title might just be about them talking about it and not real action ^^;; Based on that last two pages, there is a high probability that Corn would try to wiggle out of that kiss thing since ‘it cannot be used twice on the same person in reality’ and it would be Kyouko who’ll insist on it. ^^; Though, it will take some willpower since he is weak against her tears. As usual, the mangaka is putting in the predictable and the unpredictable scenes. Ugh, she’s really teasing us. Well, however things come out here, Kyouko would have to confront Ren later on about what he meant about that ‘don’t let it happen twice’ thing. Anyway, I kind of hope this stuff would continue and hope that it would lead into something really good before any interruption whatsoever happens. See, I’m no longer expecting progress in their relationship, I’m now only expecting something good. =P Also, aside from improving her acting, this is Kyouko’s golden opportunity to play a character in some fantasy fairy tale world ^^ I almost forgot, I think the one whom Kyouko mentioned had passed away is her father so perhaps, that is somehow related to how or why Kyouko’s mother treat her that way in the past. Maybe it was because of some sort of false expectations on Kyouko to make up for the grief? And wanting to forget that she easily abandoned Kyouko? This is the second time something about Kyouko’s past that is revealed, aside from contacting her mother for the passport. And, the conversation in the first was is amusing..hopefully, you guys know which fairy tales they are from ^^ In a way, there seems to be more emphasis on Sleeping Beauty’s story. I’m thinking that if her acting life is like Cinderella, her love story would be like Sleeping Beauty especially with those hints like knowing each other when they were young, and she ‘slept’ in a ruined caste = place with Shou before. Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances. ~ Sanford Meisner