In section 2-3, while everyone is busy chatting with friends, etc, Nino is alone on her table as she works on some handicraft. She thinks that it isn’t like before since she isn’t a bit frightened of class. She also occasionally meets up together with Rei or with Ikigoma and others. Today, she is going to drink tea with Yabe so there’s no need to care about it. Sensei quietly watches her. At the café, Nino and Yabe are surprised after eating Rei told them that she is going to transfer school. Rei tells them that a few days ago, while strolling at Shibuya, she got an enthusiastic solicitation from the president of a company. He told her that if she is interested, he can put all his effort in helping her out and it would be better for her to go to an acting school. Sensei thinks that this is quite good. Rei admits that at first, she is very suspicious but after investigating, she realized that he is an upright person. While Yabe looks tense, Nino says that no matter what, it’s quite sudden. Rei agrees but she immediately decided. She tells them that during the time before when she is always sick, an idol’s smile has healed her, so she always longed to be one. “Yuiji is doing his best now so I also won’t lose [to him].” While Nino is speechless, Sensei whispers that he supports Rei because she is quite cute and also very fun. Rei thanks Robert-san. Nino apologizes for being speechless many times. She says that when she thinks of it carefully, it is really amazing and she also supports her. Rei thanks Nino. Then, Rei looks at Yabe who asks what it is. Looking away, Yabe says if she wants to, then go since it has nothing to do with him. He tells her not to call him out just for this kind of thing. Rei pauses and excuses herself by saying that she’ll go to the toilet. After she left, Nino grabs Yabe and calls out to him. She tells him that from today on, Rei would be very busy and the more famous she becomes, the more it is harder to see her often like how they do right now. Nino tells him that it is his reaction that Rei is most concerned with. Looking away, Yabe says that it doesn’t matter to him. Nino tells him that it is not good for him to be quite dishonest when he obviously is quite concerned about her. Yabe blushes then admits that he is somewhat concerned. Nino looks up and calls out his name. Rei asks Yabe if that is for real. Yabe realizes that Rei is standing behind him.
While Nino is glad over Rei’s NICE appearance, blushing Yabe stands up in shock. Rei says that she tricked him about going to the toilet. Just when he is saying what.., Rei grabs the hem of his shirt. Blushing a bit, she says that if that is true, she wants to be his girlfriend. While Yabe is speechless, he overhears some girls asking why such a cute girl is together with that kind of guy when he looks quite undependable. This embarrassed Yabe that he pulls away from Rei. Tucking in his shirt, Yabe calls Rei an idiot for he won’t go steady with her and is she mistaken and don’t be so happy that she lost herself. Nino shouts Yabe’s name and he snaps out of it. Noticing Rei looking down, Yabe thinks that was disastrous and she’s crying again. He tries to reach out and call to her. She stares at him and clicks her tongue. She says that in the end, he is very loathsome. Taking her bag, she says that she’s going. Nino nervously thinks that’s disastrous. At Yabe’s home, Yabe is on video-chat with Kira but the camera is turned off. Kira asks Yabe if he is an idiot and it is inevitable for Rei to get angry like that. While patting Arashi the cat, Yabe is speechless. Kira tells him to be quick and not to stand there and use his brain in recklessly saying things. Kira urges him to change that meaningless habit of his. Yabe protests that until now, he isn’t sure if he likes Rei or not, and also, if he must have her in his life. Kira asks if he is serious. Yabe asks what he means. Kira laughs and says that if he must have her, he would have quickly become aware of it. “When you clearly know it, you better properly act. Ah- in the end, you’re an idiot-” Yabe totally do not understand him. Arashi holds up its paw and meows. Yabe happily says that’s right, he’ll show him Arashi’s newest appearance so switch on the screen and open the camera lens. Kira pauses then apologizes for right now, he is going out and it isn’t convenient. Yabe says is that so, then, he’ll send him a picture. He tells Kira that next time, they go on a face-to-face video chat. Kira thanks him and says that that’s it for now. After hanging up, it turns out that Kira is on a wheelchair with an IV, an oxygen tank and a portable vital sign monitor [/oxygen machine, I presume]. Tiara arrives and asks if they’ve finished talking. Kira says yes, they can go back to the ward [/sickroom]. His father asks if he really won’t tell the others that he fainted this noon. Kira says yes, he doesn’t want them to worry and he can only deceive Nino through email. He smiles and says, “Anyway, in 2-3 days, I’ll be discharged from the hospital so it doesn’t matter.”
In her room, Nino looks gloomy that Sensei asks if her stomach hurts. Nino says no, she is thinking whether she admonished Yabe too much regarding the school transfer. She admits to Sensei that without Rin around, the one who is most perplexed ought to be her. This surprises Sensei. She tells him that even if she wanted to ask Kira’s opinion but it seems that Kira is preparing to be hospitalized tomorrow. They cannot talk on the phone for 2-3 days. Sensei looks serious. Nino says but, she still has Sensei to accompany her. Sensei says that he fundamentally doesn’t want to tell this to her at this time but actually, he plans on not going to school anymore. This surprises Nino. Sensei apologizes for it being sudden and how can he say, he feels a bit tired that he wants to rest a bit. He tells her how afraid he is of hot weather and tomorrow is the start of the ferocious summer days. Nino still looks surprised. And, the sun is shining brightly. At the pet store, Nino is looking at the bird food display. She thinks that later on, she would really be all alone but then Sensei wants to be carefree so it is understandable. Then, she notices Yabe by the cat food display. He is looking serious at his cellphone. She calls out to him. He asks if she came to buy food for Robert. Nino asks what happened for he is always staring at his cellphone. Yabe looks tense and speechless. By the pedestrian bridge, Yabe tells her that in short, he has to apologize first, how frightening. He says that Rei would always idly send him an email but after that time, she didn’t send anymore and didn’t she say that she loathe him so even if he want to make the move in sending one to her, but he couldn’t do it. While he curses, Nino sweatdrops and thinks that like this, it is obviously that he has fallen for Rei. Nino smiles and says that today is her and Rei’s last afternoon break together. Taking out something from her bag, she says that she heard that the company had published on their official webpage the file so she’ll go look at it. She says that what she has written as her ‘type’ is quite interesting. Nino holds up her cellphone for Yabe to see. It is a profile of Rei –blood type B, favorite food: chocolate, fresh cream and strawberry, then the type she likes – from start to end, doesn’t give up pestering [/stalker] insect. Yabe looks surprised over this. Nino tells him that a person like this who believes in him without condition, she’s afraid that it’s very difficult for him to meet someone like that again.
Yabe starts to recall how Rei cheers and encourages him. He looks flustered that smiling Nino tells him that Rei is currently still at school. At school, Rei has finished filling up the data for the school transfer. When she goes out the classroom, she is surprised to see Yabe suddenly appearing. Then he’s winking and posing. Rei didn’t react. Yabe says that he has something to tell her but she turns and starts to walk away. She stops when he says that he is an idiot, so he’s slow[-witted] and he realized that she is always the one giving him the push from behind. Rei turns and asks, ‘and then’. She is surprised when Yabe corners her to the wall and says, “I like you. From today on, even up to the strand of your hair, you belong to me. *blushes really red* That is what I’ve decided!! There’s no problem, right!?” Rei blushes. After a pause, she says yes. Narration: “Right now, the two ought to progress very smoothly.” Nino holds up her hand to the bright sun and thinks that the weather is truly quite hot today. She thinks that it is dusk and the cicadas are calling out. She plans to go home early and write about those two on her diary. She passes by a messy haired guy who is looking at his cellphone. Nino looks tense that she turns and looks back at the back figure of the guy. She recalls the kids who bullied her before. Turning to leave, she thinks that she is mistaken, she’s thinking too much, and it isn’t the same person. As she walks away, the guy looks back at her. Then, Nino’s cellphone is ringing. It is from Kira. She is surprised for it is still midnight at his side and he obviously told her that he couldn’t call. Nevertheless, she is very happy and excited. While waving her bag around, she happily greets hello, how are you♪ There is no reply. She looks at the phone and they are still connected. She puts the phone to her ear again and someone says, “Nino?” Nino is surprised for it is Kira’s father. There is a scene of Tiara is sitting down and covering his eyes. The cicadas continue to chirp. After a pause, he tells her, “Calm down a bit and listen to me.” Nino starts to become nervous and asks, eh? Tiara continues, “Just now, he unexpectedly had an attack. It is very serious. Yuiji’s heart has already stopped beating.” Nino’s eyes widen in surprise. She drops her bag and kneels on the ground in disbelief. Blurb: “Because of the sudden news, it gave Nino quite a shock. After all, Kira’s life and death is!?” The series is going on a break so it will resume on the June issue. Based on my calculation, that will be on May. For the May issue, there will be a side story for the mangaka’s previous series, Kinkyori Renai.
Comment: Okay, based on this chapter, it really looks bad especially how Kira is hiding the true state of his health from the others, and of course, that serious heart attack. Honestly, I’m conflicted whether I want him to live or not because if he doesn’t live, that is so sad after everything that has happened though of course, in a way, it shows how he caused an impact and change the lives of Nino and the others. If he lives, it might be some miracle/magical way. It might not be realistic but then, this is a series that has a talking bird. I’m a bit suspicious about Sensei suddenly declining to accompany Nino to school when she is becoming lonelier with Rei transferring school. Did what he and Kira talked about during the bath important and related to this? For Kira to always smile even if his health is deteriorating, I guess he is optimistic about the surgery that he would be discharged after 2-3 days. I’m actually not sure if that deterioration is just natural because of his condition or the travel and examinations had taken a toll on him. ^^; So, it comes to the question, wouldn’t it be better if he just stayed with Nino if this is the outcome? But then, no one does know what will happen and they did take the gamble on this hope. In a way, I think it is really nice how Kira kept in touch with Nino and Yabe. I’m not sure about Rei though. With modern technology, it is easier to have a long distance relationship. And, it is touching that how they kissed even if it is only on the screen. ^^ For Kira to no longer use the video chat, I guess he doesn’t want to be seen very frail and later on, with tubes connected to him. He probably doesn’t want to be remembered that way if something bad happens. Even if I’m not sure if it is okay not to tell the others about the real situation because they would worry, there are people who prefer to do that. Of course, the possibly dying person’s wish is usually respected. So, the question is did the attack happened before or during the surgery which I assumed is already happening that day? Did his heart temporarily stopped and they are currently resuscitating him when his father called Nino? I mean, he didn’t say Kira died but rather, his heart stopped so it might have stopped temporarily. Though, it is still not good news for it depends on how long it stopped, how it will affect Kira’s body and if it is before the surgery, can his body still undergo it? Oh well, these questions can only be answered in the next chapter. Well, things had gone smoothly for Yabe and Rei even if Yabe is a bit slow and has a tendency to say things recklessly when he easily loses his confidence. I wonder if they would have to keep their relationship a secret though, because usually, idols in Japan have to be single and having a lover is being frown on because fans don’t like that. As for the other guy, would that be a ‘guy who bullied you when you were young actually likes you’ and Nino ends up with him? It isn’t like he is Kira’s ghost, right? Or maybe reincarnation? ^^; Unlikely, right? Hehe, since the cicadas are chirping around that scene, I wonder if it has a meaning. I’m not sure if it is the same with in Japan but in China, it is said to symbolize rebirth and life after death. Source: wildthingsgrow] Anyway, I’m preparing myself for the worst case scenario and perhaps, what Kira is doing with those scissors might have something to do with leaving Nino a memento? ;_; Scans by 离境汉化组
Quote of the day:
One of our greatest fears is that of losing someone we love. This fear plagues us from our childhood and continues to do so all through adulthood. ~ Simran Khurana.