February 10, 2014

Sugar*Soldier [Chapter 31]

That night, Makoto couldn’t sleep. She kept on thinking of being kissed by Iriya. Tossing and turning on her bed, she thinks that she also had slept throughout the day. She calms down a bit and recalls how the kiss made her feel – very elated and fuzzy upon recalling it. With that, she hopes to go into a long sleep. Then, she hears some noise. She realizes that it is her sister. Makoto quickly sits up and thinks that she must thank her sister. Before Rika goes in her room, Makoto calls out to her. Rika asks why she hasn’t slept yet and doesn’t she still have school tomorrow. Makoto says that it is because she wants to thank her. Rika teases her that something really good must have happened that she deserved to be thanked. Rika smiles and says, that’s great. Makoto timidly says yes, so she is really thankful to her. “Also today, thanks to you, sis, that Iriya-kun stayed over and also.. for so many other things.. Thank you. And, and.. I’m sorry.. (Until now, there are so many times which I had one-sidedly became envious of you.)” After Rika flicks Makoto’s forehead, her cellphone rings. It is from Shouki who wrote that he is serious. Makoto thinks that it is already late. She asks if it is Rika’s boyfriend. Rika admits that it is. Makoto sheepishly says that her boyfriend ought to be lonely since she has to work on Christmas Eve. Rika recalls Shouki telling her to properly think about that thing. Makoto timidly asks if her boyfriend is an actor, hair stylist, or a model like before. Rika says that he is a photographer. She tells Makoto to quickly go to sleep or she might have a fever again. Makoto thinks that her sister is amazing for the guy is a person from the industry but unlike before, she won’t have that feeling of inferiority again. Snuggling her bunny in bed, Makoto thinks that everyone in the world is happy. “So-called love is really amazing. Iriya-kun is truly an awesome person...” In school, Uki pops a party popper to Makoto and greets her a Merry Christmas. She tells Makoto that she heard that Iriya went to see her yesterday. “You won’t say that nothing has happened, right?” Nanami asks if she doesn’t have a fever anymore and they are bit worried since she is late. Taking off her coat, Makoto says that she is already okay. She is a bit late because it will be dawn soon when she managed to sleep. Iriya comes in and calls her, ‘Makoto’. He asks her if she no longer has any fever. Makoto says yes.
Uki asks Iriya how come he started to call her as ‘Makoto’ [<- use first name = they are closer]. Makoto remembers that Iriya has been calling her that since yesterday. Iriya says that it is because it is a cute name so he wanted to call it, that’s all. Makoto says that it feels like he really dotes[/spoil] her. Iriya says that he want to give her a whole 16 year worth of doting. Makoto is puzzled why he would do that but then, she really wants to record his voice saying, ‘Makoto’. During clean-up time, Yusa complains of being hungry that Iriya asks if he is already finished cleaning his classroom. Yusa says that he saw Iriya from the window but he’s helping so don’t worry. Uki suggests that they hang out somewhere on the way home. Glancing at Iriya, Makoto is shy about asking Iriya for she might be thought of as some pervert but then, since he said that he’ll dote on her and luckily, she’s his girlfriend. Holding her cellphone tight, Makoto stares at Iriya who notices her. He goes to her and asks what it is. Holding her cellphone, Makoto says that she wants to record him saying, ‘Makoto’. This surprises Iriya that he asks, his voice, record, now? Thinking that it is too far-fetched, Makoto explains that it is only for pleasure and she won’t use it for any other thing. She is going to set it as her morning alarm clock and she won’t use it for any bad thing. Makoto is aghast that for her to say bad thing, it seems like she is going to use it for something bad. “I’m so stupid. In the end, I should have not said that..” Iriya asks for her phone and asks if it is okay whatever he would say on it. Makoto asks if it is okay. After figuring out how to record, Iriya says on the phone, “If you don’t get up, I’m going to eat you up, MAKOTO” Makoto freaks out over that. She thinks that if she hears that early in the morning, her heart might stop. She nervously tells him to say something ordinary like ‘quickly wake up’. Iriya laughs and says okay, something ordinary. Iriya start to say, “Makoto, wake” Furious Yusa grabs the cellphone and throws it away before Iriya can finish what he’s saying. It fell into the water fountain. While Makoto picks it up, Uki angrily shouts what he is doing. Yusa says that his hand slipped. Iriya angrily says, ‘hey’ in a low tone with three stars degree of anger. Iriya grabs Yusa’s collar and says, why you.. Makoto tells him not to be angry for actually, she is planning to change her cellphone for she has extra money from work so it is alright.
Iriya tells her to wait until New Year to buy it because the electronic store above the train station would have a discount sale on New Year. Makoto says is that so. Iriya says that they can also go to hatsumode [first shrine visit] together. Delighted Makoto says okay. Yusa is aghast over how things turned out. He screams and calls himself an idiot. Uki sighs and says that there’s nothing can be done with Yusa. Nanami comments that it seems that she is nice to him today because usually, she would at least punch him. Uki says that it is because yesterday, he.. After a pause, she says that some things happened. Nanami is puzzled over this. So, after a lot of things happened, this year has ended. It is now, New Year. Makoto meets up with Iriya. While riding on the train, they felt that it has been a long time since they’ve seen each other because she has no cellphone so they couldn’t send text. Bunny says that obviously it is already enough to call each other. Then, they exchange, ‘yoroshiku’ [I’ll be in your care] this year. At the shrine, Iriya is surprised over how many times Makoto is clapping as she tosses in the offering. Makoto is thinking that she must properly thank God. They got fortunes [omikuji]. Makoto got ‘middle blessing’ while Iriya got ‘blessing’. Iriya says that before they buy the cellphone, how about going someplace first like to drink tea or something. Makoto says okay, for she wants to drink something hot and steaming. While walking and Iriya is saying that there are many people there, Makoto sees a couple women wearing beautiful kimonos. She wants to wear one next year but then how does one wear a kimono. Looking at the women, Makoto plans to research on it when she goes home. Then, she suddenly bumps into someone. She turns to apologize but the guy has dropped his camera on the floor and the lens was broken. Freaking out, Makoto apologizes again. Picking up the camera, the guy, Shouki, says that it is alright, he is also not paying attention so don’t mind it. Makoto insists that she’ll pay for it. She is freaking out though since it looks very expensive. Shouki tells her that there’s really no need to for he actually wanted to throw it away. They are surprised that he suddenly fainted. Iriya quickly catches him and asks if he is alright. Shouki apologizes and says that he hasn’t eaten for three days. He looks at Makoto and calls her, Rika. Makoto thinks for him to call her Rika and Rika told her that her boyfriend is a photographer, could it be that he’s... Shouki faints while saying that he’s very hungry. Iriya and Makoto look surprised at each other.
Comment: It is really nice how Makoto intentionally thanks her sister for her help with Iriya. What Iriya told her seems to have broken her ‘inferiority complex’ with her sister. ^^ It is really nice of him that he plans to make up for the ‘doting/spoiling’ that Makoto missed out from her parents all those years. And what he recorded on the cellphone..the first one. That is a good one that it makes me wonder how experienced is Iriya with girls. I guess it helped that Iriya had a lot of girlfriends before and given his past, he has a tendency to please them..well, he knows how to do it. =P Yusa is still jealous as usual though it seems that something happened between him and Uki..not necessarily romantic though. New Year is going well..until someone literally faints on them. I wonder if Shouki was dumped by Rika that he is depressed enough to not eat and no longer want to become a photographer. ^^; Unless, it is work-related = he got fired. Rika ought to be surprised if they brought him to Makoto’s house. Actually, I don’t think they can carry around an unconscious guy =P So, they’ll probably treat him to some food and hear his sob story. If his problem is Rika-related, I think the two might help him and Rika out as a return thanks for what she did for them. Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
For those who have helped you, take time to give them thanks. ~ Our Daily Bread

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for the summary. Iriya made me laugh so hard what he said (the first one) on Makato's recording phone. I can't wait for a next chapter to see what happens :) <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Ya, that was pretty good ^^

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  2. Iriya is getting bolder showing his affections for Makoto xD Although it makes me wonder too how experienced he is with girls >.< I like that Iriya is spoiling Makoto, it just shows how much he cares for her. I really adore Makoto's character. She's a really kind person and really adorable when it comes to Iriya ^^ I wonder what happened to Shouki...for him to collapse like that..I guess it's time to focus a little bit about Rika's life?

    Thank you so much for the summary kat! :)

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    1. Indeed. Yup ^^

      It seems that it will focus a bit on Rika.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  3. Thank you for this chapter! keep up the hard work~ Kat!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  4. Iriya is so cuteeeeeee >~<
    Hope I have a boyfriend like him lol. XD
    Shouki.... Seem to be an interesting guy :3 wonder about his relation with Rika and also Uki&yusa ~~~ ><
    Haha :) Thx for this chapter and waiting for next chapter ^^

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    1. Yup, Samila ^^

      Hehe..

      Maybe more on that in the next chapter.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  5. Thank you so much for the summary, thanks for your hardwork! I'll happier if the picture is larger hehe :) keep working!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment, Tantri ^-^

      Hehe, that's my standard size for pics ^^; You can check out the 'lists' link above and find the series for bigger pictures. ^^

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