She breaks the news to him that they won’t divorce. Isuzu grabs Nao’s collar and shouts what he is trying to do and didn’t he told him that for Karin, it is better to divorce. Flustered Isuzu asks if he said those words impulsively and he is really a lying bastard. Nao tells him that whether he is a bastard or not, he only wants to be with Karin and that is enough. He also tells Isuzu that Karin has already forgiven him. Isuzu lets him go and says that he won’t forgive him and he would continue on lying and hurting Karin. Karin says that didn’t Isuzu also deceive Nao for actually, he cannot erase the divorce record from the registry. This surprises the two. Isuzu protests that if he asks his father. Karin reminds him that her relationship with his father isn’t good so even if he asked his father, he won’t listen to him. Nao exclaims if she knew that then how come he didn’t tell her, then he wouldn’t want to divorce her. Karin says because she hates this thing about messing with the registry and she simply won’t accept it as a deciding factor on whether they would divorce or not. She wants it to be decided by his feelings for her and even if they were to divorce in the end, she doesn’t want their marriage to be blotted out. To the two’s surprise, Karin claims that she knew earlier on that he actually doesn’t want to divorce for the smile he had when he told her about the divorce, it told her that it actually it isn’t his intention. That is why she waited for him at the apartment because she believes that he would definitely come back. Nao says that she’s amazing and she saw through everything. She happily says that is because she is his wife. Isuzu starts to leave but Karin calls out to him that they aren’t finished talking. He tells her that he doesn’t have anything to say. Karin shouts that she still has something to say so turn to face him. He did as told and Karin slaps him hard. She angrily shouts that she won’t forgive him for kissing her in front of the school. She says that she also likes him and cherishes him, it doesn’t equate to her like[/love] for Nao. She apologizes to him and thanks him for always having a favorable impression towards her. Isuzu turns around and tells him not to be smug for he doesn’t have a favorable impression towards her, a proud arrogant ugly wretch. Karin shouts in anger. As he leaves, flustered Isuzu tells her that if she married someone else, she should make sure that she’ll be happy, stupid. While the couple happily looks at each other, Karin says ya. She apologizes for making him worry and she’s very happy.
Comment: Yay, the awful divorce arc is over. ^^ It has somewhat turned me off from the characters and I really wonder what the mangaka is thinking. Well, as expected, there is no divorce and hopefully, things pick up from here and somehow revive my interest in this series after it being interrupted by this ‘I want to divorce for lame reasons but actually, for real, I don’t want to’. For me, this is a damage control chapter to make Nao look good again and doing what he should be doing, and to pity Karin less with that, ‘I knew it all along’. Isuzu pretty much had it coming. Oh well, at least she rejected Isuzu with finality though I’m not sure whether Isuzu would still do this or not if Nao had treated her better, didn’t lie too much and didn’t easily gave her up earlier on. So, I guess with the reunion, there would be some love progress to anticipate, so says the blurb for the next chapter. And Chinese readers are asking, did someone forget to color Nao’s hair? ^^;; Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
I know we could both go on with our lives and we could both be fine, but I’ve seen what we could be like together and I choose us. ~ Family Man