It is Ayano who asked her if she know what’s up with Tenyuu since he’s going to work in Hokkaido. This stuns Mairu. Ayano tells her about a new establishment for make-up stylists in Sapporo and Tenyuu went there to help. When she heard of it, Tenyuu is already gone. Maehara told her that Tenyu himself wanted to go so why would he go when he is obviously quite happy working with Maehara. “Why would he suddenly go to Hokkaido.. could it be that you did something to Tenyuu--!?” After a pause, Mairu tells her that she confessed to him and got rejected. Ayano exclaims that it is because of that, stupid, stupid, stupid. She says that Tenyu is definitely thinking of avoiding her for it would be very awkward to be hanging around the girl whom he had rejected. A staff member calls out to Ayano that it is almost time to go onstage. Ayano angrily tells Mairu when did she confess to Tenyuu and she better tell her. Mairu wonders what to do. After school dismissal, Mairu heads out the school gate to see Fuyu waiting for her. Fuyu tells her that she’s so slow that the girls are flirting with him. He tells her that they go home together. She asks him if it is true that Tenyuu went to Hokkaido. Fuyu says ya, she also knew, that’s quick. Mairu exclaims that in the end, it’s true. He tells her that it is infuriating that she would talk about Tenyuu upon seeing him. Mairu gloomily apologizes. Aghast Fuyu says forget it, it doesn’t matter. Mairu tells him that Ayano said that in order to keep distance from her, he transferred to another post. She asks what she is going to do for Tenyuu is really avoiding her. Fuyu says that actually, Hokkaido isn’t that far. He tells her that they go right now. Holding up his cellphone, he says that he’ll help her find the latest scheduled flight. Mairu protests that even if she goes, he would still avoid her. Fuyu tells her that this time around, they’ll stop him in front of his house’s door and they will absolutely capture him. Holding up his cellphone, he says okay, he got the tickets. He tells her to go home now and prepare clothes for an overnight stay outside then they will meet at the first terminal of Haneda airport. Mairu tries to protest again.
Fuyu says that even if he said that Hokkaido isn’t that far but if she doesn’t go see him, this distance might perhaps make her not see him throughout her life. This surprises Mairu. She asks him why he is doing so much for her. He admits that he wants to earn good points from her. He smiles and says that obviously, he wants to be of good use to her. Blushing a bit, Mairu thinks that ever since that day [confession], he would call her ‘Mairu’. It is somewhat different from the ‘Mairu’ that comes out of Tenyuu’s mouth since it is a ‘Mairu’ with eagerness[/devotion]. While packing her things, Mairu has sent an email to her brother even if he’ll be angry, put in a change of clothes inside, and she prepared her money. Mairu is ready to go to Hokkaido and then no matter what, she’s going to meet with Tenyuu and beg him with all her strength to come back, even if she might cry, but that way, Tenyuu’s heart would definitely soften and he’ll return to her side. She imagines herself crying to Tenyuu to consider that confession as something that didn’t happen. She stops by the door and imagines Tenyuu smiling. She wonders about hurrying to his side, and using tears to get his sympathy to make him come back there. If she would do that, isn’t she being too headstrong[/unruly] towards Tenyuu. At the airport, Fuyu is waiting by a post when he sees Mairu. He asks her where her luggage is. While holding her head down, she apologizes to him for she decided not to go to Hokkaido. “I’m truly sorry..” Narration: “It is Tenyuu’s decision in ‘wanting to part from me’. So, even if I feel lonely, and hurt that I won’t be able to see him but it is wrong to force him to return to my side. Obviously I was rejected by him so I don’t have that kind of right. Until now, I’m quite willful towards Tenyuu. Tenyuu always forgive[/is tolerant of] me and understands me. It is because of this that I’m very useless.” Looking at Fuyu, Mairu says that he won’t chase after Tenyuu again. Narration: “Goodbye, Tenyuu. Until now, I have so many apologies[/regret] towards you. I want to graduate from Tenyuu.”
Comment: I like proactive, supportive guys, and I really like what Fuyu is doing for Mairu. ^^ I’m not sure if it is a good idea asking for her answer to his confession on Feb 14 because if she rejects him, that date would always remind him of that..until he finds the one for him. It turns out that when he said that he’ll disappear, Tenyuu is way serious about it. He might be thinking that he’s doing her a favor when she just wants to still be with him. Maybe, for him to do that, he probably wants her to forget about him and move on? Well, it seems that is indeed what Mairu is going to do. I think her way of thinking is right. Why chase after someone who would rather leave her for whatever reason especially when she has been recently rejected by him? They would need some time to reconsider things and maybe, if they are meant to be together later on, it will happen with one’s own choice rather than forcing things. Anyway, we got three more chapters to go so this early, I’m going to ask the readers here to please do not spoil me on what happens afterwards up to the last chapter. Thank you. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
There are things in life we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn, and people we can’t live without, but have to let go. ~ Author Unknown