Shiki tells her that the injury caused by the car is only fracture/s near the leg area, the rest are..she has been attacked by strangling her [to death] until she lost consciousness and then, she was buried by the mountain. But, she woke up and climbed out the mound of soil with all her strength [as if her life depended on it]. In tears, Yuki trembles and starts breathing fast and hard. [<- probably recalling she couldn’t breathe while buried alive] Holding a paper bag to her [to stop her from hyperventilating], Shiki asks if she is alright. Yuki thinks that she remembered..it was raining in the forest, and she headed towards the lit place.. [<- the headlights of Shiki’s car] Yuki tries to reach for Shiki’s arm. Shiki asks if she is alright. Yuki remembers [after he removed her clothes before] Shiki asking her if she is alright and he’ll definitely save her. Yuki instinctively grabs Shiki’s arm like how she, as Saki did and, she says, “I really want to die. Kill me..” After looking surprised, Shiki tells her that those are the words that the her on that day, kept on repeatedly telling him. Yuki screams. Later on, Yuki is still breathing hard while lying on the bed. Shiki asks if they should let it be for in the end, it is better not to recall those memories.. While looking awful, Yuki says no, she wants to remember everything that has happened. Shiki looks tense. Flashback: It has been four days since he brought Saki home and saved her. While carrying a tray of food for Saki, Shiki sees the news on the television about two high school students who went missing on their way home from school. He went to sleeping Saki and touched her cheek. To his surprise, Saki woke up. She asked where this place is. Shiki told her not to stand up for she’s injured. Saki is puzzled. He told her that she is currently being treated and can she tell him her name. Closing her eyes again, Saki said that she doesn’t know her name and she couldn’t remember anything. “Are you a..doctor?” While touching her hair, Shiki said yes, and also her brother. She opened her eyes and muttered, “Bro..ther.” Shiki smiled and said, yes. He told her that she got into an accident and injured her head. She also fractured her legs. He informed her that there might be a scar when it is healed though he wants to extract the bone out through surgery, can he. She asked if it is that serious. While fixing her IV fluid, Shiki said that it might not be that serious but it is a bit deep. He assured her not to worry for it is a simple surgery. Saki says is that so.
After some time, there is more news and the pictures and names of the missing female high schoolers were publicly revealed. It is then, he knew that her name is Matsushima Saki. While he is preparing for the surgery, Shiki thought that the other girl must be buried in the forest but she already couldn’t be saved. End flashback. Shiki tells her that she ought to be dead so if she still lives, she might be targeted once more so he thought of replacing her with his younger sister and make her happily live on so he performed plastic surgery on her and he probably already done something that cannot be undone. “If you want to go back to the past, I can restore you back to your original look but like this, would you truly be happy? Seriously think about it.” Surprised, crying and trembling Yuki thinks that her heart and body had become messed up but.. Yuki tells him that she’ll seriously think about it. “I accept.. the things that had happened in reality, I accept it..” After looking surprised, Shiki smiles and says, okay. Looking determined, Yuki thinks that she didn’t imagine that Saki is unexpectedly this strong. Shiki holds her hand and says, everything is as she wished.. Meanwhile, Eiji has arrived at his apartment and is surprised to see Yuuya waiting for him. Yuuya says that he is working so late and he came to see him for there is something that he wants to explain first to him. He tells Eiji that this morning at the hospital, when he said that Yuuki is in the hotel with him as if something had happened, actually, nothing happened between them. He explains that it is because the police would doubt Yuki so he said it that way and it is impossible for Yuki to injure Yoshiharu. “Even if it is a fact that we spent the night together, but actually, nothing happened at all. If I didn’t tell things clearly to you, you and Yuki would suffer, right?” Looking away, Eiji asks why would he.. Yuuya says that he wants to tell him clearly because Yuki likes him. “I like Eiji and I think of you as my best friend but I absolutely won’t give Yuki-chan to you.” Eiji looks flustered and tense. He mutters that he already has Saki. Yuuya nods and says that he knows. Eiji looks flustered and Yuuya smiles at him. Yuuya says that he’s leaving but Eiji suddenly grabs his arm. When Yuuya says that it hurts, Eiji quickly apologizes for he’s injured. He tells Yuuya that there is no train anymore. Yuuya smiles and says that he can go back since it is just three stations. Eiji holds his hand and suggests that he spend the night at his house.
Then, he notices that Yuuya’s hand is hot that he asks if he has a fever. Yuuya laughs it off by saying that perhaps, it is because of the injury. Eiji uses his forehead to check Yuuya’s temperature and says that in the end, he has a fever and he won’t let him go home. Yuuya smiles and says okay. Dream: Someone is laughing and said that she no longer needs this. A bracelet[/necklace] was taken off from her. Someone else[?] laughs again and shouts to hold a bit tighter again. While someone is strangling Saki and a faint ‘hold tight’ urging [<- not sure if it is the same person], someone says, “..you must definitely..live on.” Yuki wakes up from her nightmare. She sits up and wonders if it was a dream. She wonders if she slept alone and where is her brother. She wonders who told her ‘to live on’. She touches her neck and mutters, “..I’m still alive..” At the JR station, Souichirou sees Yuki. He informs her that Yuuya and Eiji went to their hometown today and he just returned to Tokyo. She asks if he’ll attend tomorrow’s funeral. He says that he only plans to participate in today’s wake[/vigil for the dead]. While walking in the streets, Yuki tells him that she plans to talk with the president of the modeling company tomorrow and tell him that she doesn’t want to be a model anymore and she isn’t suited for it. He says is that so. Yuki thinks that she went into modeling to find her previous memories so if she is Saki, then there is no meaning in doing that. Souichirou mentions that he heard from Yuuya that they weren’t going steady and nothing happened at the hotel yesterday. This surprises Yuki that she asks if Yuuya said that. He says yes, yesterday night, it seems that he also told Eiji. He informs her that Yuuya was feverish from his injury but he still forced himself to wait outside of Eiji’s apartment to always wait until he comes home, truly honest up to that degree. This made Yuki blush. Souichirou glances at her and asks why do girls like Eiji. “I think Yuuya is also a good guy, nice and also charming, but girls like Eiji.” Yuki asks if there are other girls. Souichiro says that he’s talking about Erika. He heard that she is obviously going steady with Yuuya but likes Eiji so she dumped Yuuya. “Erika is a beautiful girl and cannot resist a guy’s attraction[/lure] because she easily change her mind [/fickle]. It just so happen that it seems that Yuuya is also tired of it that the two simply drifted apart. The problem is Saki. Saki came to like Yuuya.. *Yuki is surprised* She wanted to break up with Eiji but Eiji won’t agree.” Yuki tells him to wait, what’s up with that. Souichiro looks at her and says, “You also know, right? Even if she’s been missing for such a long time, but Eiji still won’t stop searching for Saki. Saki would often cry. It is said that Eiji’s attachment to Saki is absolutely frightening..” Blurb: “Souichirou’s shocking statement!! Saki unexpectedly fears Eiji!?”
Comment: Just when I thought I got things figured out, things got a bit complicated. ^^; From this chapter, Eiji is a potential suspect if what Souichirou is saying is true. He has a motive to kill Saki since she is going to break up with him. He might also be the one who is telling her to live. He might be conflicted over his obsession with her but want to kill her since she is going to leave him. And, the reason why he is still currently searching for her if he was the culprit is perhaps, he had gone back to the burial site to find that Saki is missing. So, those previous seemingly innocent reactions might be just acting. Hehe, thanks to that information, Yuki won’t be having that plastic surgery anytime soon. She might stick to finding out who killed Erika and tried to kill her. Also based on her reaction to Shiki after being saved and her panties missing, I think she was also raped. Now, who has the motive to kill Erika? It seems that Yuuya and Erika parted ways because of Erika’s fickleness so maybe someone else is lusting after her? I start to wonder what is the possibility that someone/some people has some twisted notion of ‘punishing the two girls’ since they aren’t ‘loyal girlfriends’. Could it be that it is most of Eiji’s gang? Obviously, Shiki is no longer a suspect since her memories also confirm that he is a good Samaritan type who saved her not just to make her into his sister..it just came afterwards with his good[?] intention to give her a new identity and life. Though, he is still a suspect in moving Erika’s corpse which as Souichirou mentioned, to taunt the living which is probably the ones who killed her. Now, there is also a possibility that Souichirou is bluffing since he seems to be more on Yuuya’s side and well, Yuki’s expressions betray her feelings. He might be helping Yuuya from behind the scenes and make Yuki scared of Eiji..at least be suspicious about him. I guess it helps here that Eiji told her off like that so Yuki has an alibi to avoid him. If Eiji is the culprit, would he still be obsessed with Saki if she looks like Yuki? Ya, I know..those two really seem to be gay there. ^^; So, what is Yuuya’s motive for going there to tell Eiji about it? Is it really because he is nice and doesn’t want to have a bad impression on Yuki that he clarified things to everyone or he is pretty much warning Eiji that he knows so keep his hands off Yuki = might be a repeat of his relationship with Erika? Hm..so many questions and possibilities and I guess I shouldn’t hope/expect much about that fate love story thing between Eiji and Yuki. ^^;;; Scans by 深雪汉化组
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