FINALLY I found it! MY TRUE LOVE.. ‘Is love more important than anything else?’ ‘I don’t know so right now, I’m going to start searching for the answer.’ Narration: “What kind of flavor[/sensation] is love? What kind of feeling is it? In the end, would I cry or would I still laugh happily? That day, the day when I decided to change, Mirai-chan asked me that, and the answer to that question.. ..I have finally found it.” Mairu wrote in the calendar = February 14th = Appointment with Fuyu and birthday. There is a gift box and Mairu exclaims that it’s finished. There is an email from Fuyu says that he just went out. It is already 13:50pm. After two minutes, she replied that she also went out just now. She heads out to a park and sees Fuyu waiting for her by the bench. Fuyu waves to her and greets her a happy birthday. Mairu thanks him. He asks if she put on make-up. Mairu says yes, she put on some herself. He smiles and tells her that she’s very cute. She blushes. Holding the paper bag, Mairu exclaims that here’s the Valentine day chocolate. Waving up his arms, Fuyu exclaims that’s great. While he happily opens the box, Fuyu says that it is definitely homemade. Mairu says yes, but she didn’t do it very well. Fuyu says that it is more important that she made it herself and it is fine even if it doesn’t taste good. The heart chocolate has the words, ‘Thank you for looking after me for such a long time.’ Fuyu’s smile freezes. He complains what trick did she wrote on top and it is already the last moment and she won’t let him experience a lovers’ mood. Mairu timidly apologizes for she only wants to express her gratitude. Still pouting, Fuyu says what..forget it, he’ll still eat it. He laughs and says it really has her style. “Thank you for listening to my last wish.” Mairu blushes a bit and recalls what happened. Flashback: Fuyu asked Mairu if he can kiss her. Mairu looked surprised. Leaning closer, Fuyu told her that if she’s silent, then he’ll treat it as an okay. Mairu told him that she is always, always thinking of such a mean thing. “..I You’re obviously quite nice to me. Truly treated me well.. but I’m always thinking, if you’re.. it would be nice if only you’re Tenyuu. *cries* No matter where I go.. No matter what I do.. I’m thinking if it’s Tenyuu who’s beside me.. ..I’m sorry. I’m truly sorry.. ..Sorry..”
Fuyu asked why she would still..and wasn’t she been rejected by Tenyuu. Looking at him, Mairu said that if losing one’s ‘in love with him’ heart is called being jilted then for her, it is not being jilted by Tenyuu since she hasn’t lose the ‘in love with Tenyuu’ heart. Fuyu lay down in the bed and shouted that he surrenders. “I know, I know!! I’ve been rejected!! I’m still been rejected by you!!” Mairu apologized to him. Fuyu complained that he obviously told her to give her answer to him on her birthday and in the end, he was quickly and thoroughly rejected. He asked Mairu if they can meet on February 14th and can she give him a homemade chocolate. “That is my last wish. The last time we’ll see each other..” End flashback. While eating the chocolate, Fuyu says that it is truly insensible that she rejected him for later on, he will become a popular photographer and she can take advantage of his connections and also handsome face. Then, he says, “Regarding your birthday gift--.. For you, I carefully considered your birthday gift. *finishes eating up the chocolate* Accept it okay♡ *holding up his cellphone* It’s Tenyuu. *Mairu is surprised* I’ve inquired about Tenyuu’s number and contacted him. Tenyuu is quickly coming over here.” Mairu shouts no, she already decided not to see Tenyuu again. Fuyu tells her that an hour ago, Tenyuu already arrived at Haneda [airport] and he ought to be here soon. Mairu couldn’t believe that Tenyuu is going here. Starting to run away, Mairu shouts that she’s going to escape. Waving goodbye at her, Fuyu says ya, he’ll just tell Tenyuu the direction where she ran away. Mairu stops and shouts, “-About that! That shell, I’ll properly treasure it throughout my life!” As Mairu runs off, Fuyu shouts for her not to say That Kind of Words again. Fuyu smiles and mutters, “..I like you. Goodbye.” While Mairu is running through the park, she passes by a guy who asked a girl Fujisaki [藤崎], what it is. He asked Fujisaki that for her to call him out on Valentine’s day, could it be because of that. He laughs and asks if she is going to give him chocolate.
Holding out a small paper bag, Fujisaki shouts that’s right, Yamakawa, take her chocolates and she super likes that super self-confidence that he always has. Yamakawa blushes and is surprised by that. Mairu passes by a café where another guy is asking a girl if she is currently a reader model, that’s truly amazing! The guy says that upon seeing Emi, he realized that she is simply cuter in personal than on the pictures. Emi says ya. Then, Emi calls out to Kudou who is waiting for her by the bushes. Kudou greets her[/Emi] as Moe. Kudou asks if she has finished writing the schedule. She exclaims yes, she filled it up for her to have time together with him. She apologizes for making him wait. Kudou says that it is okay for he has been eating the chocolate that she gave him while waiting, and for him, it is a heaven-like happiness. Moe sheepishly says that her kitchen skill is quite awful that it couldn’t even reach his ex-girlfriend’s level. Then, there is an awkward silence for Moe realized what she just mentioned. He tells her that ever since he quit from the convenient store where he worked and met her, a lot of things had happened. In order for a change, he went for a direct interview at a DVD rental store and unexpectedly, she has started working there. Moe says that it is truly such a coincidence. He says, for him, too. Moe says that she thought that she won’t see him again. Kudou says that perhaps, it isn’t a coincidence but rather fate that he got to see her again. Holding her hands, he declares that she is definitely his fated person. Moe happily hugs him and exclaims, ya. While Mairu kept on running, a train passes by overhead. Mirai’s friend is saying that just now, a female manager of some club gave him her email but then, didn’t he just throw out a piece of paper a while ago at the station. The other guys start to get angry if it was the paper with the email and he should have given it to them. They scold him that girl is very cute so what’s wrong with her and why is it always Mirai. Mirai just keep quiet. His friend says that Mirai still kept on thinking of his ex-girlfriend. The others angrily say that they heard that when one goes steady for three years, it would take three months to forget.
Since Mirai only went steady for a day, then it should only take him an hour to forget about her. They urge him to quickly find the next target. Mirai says that even if they only went steady for a day, but he likes her for 10 years. His friend says then, it would take 10 months. Mirai is surprised by this. He looks thoughtful as someone says that it’s a long road. Then, Mairu passes by a van wherein Ayano is sitting inside. Upon seeing Mairu, Ayano tells the driver to stop for a while. Ayano grabs Mairi’s collar from behind and tosses her to the side. She darkly asks what she’s doing. Ayano angrily gives her a scolding over what she is doing, is she being chased, she’s definitely in the middle of running away and could it be that she’s running away from Tenyuu. Ayano slaps her hard and starts ranting about how gifted Mairu is from the start since that simple face is quite cute and compared to her, Mairu is much better, so what is she unsatisfied about, is she an idiot, and yet, she is such a honest good girl which is unlike her who is quite unreasonable. Ayano exclaims how she hates Mairu for those stuff which made Mairu and Tenyuu’s relationship to become quite good. Ayano tearfully says that Mairu has everything and she’s so envious and frustrated. Mairu shouts back, about that, it is the same with her, Ayano is truly quite intelligent, very cool, what she says is always correct, her make-up is very skillful and her heart is very strong. “You’re the kind of person whom I longed for the most!!” Ayano looks at her that Mairu timidly apologizes for shouting. Ayano calls someone on the phone and asks the other person if he is looking for Mairu. She tells him where Mairu is and it is quite nearby. After hanging up, Ayano tells Mairu that Tenyuu is coming and she’s going back to work. Mairu goes into shock. Ayano bids her goodbye and tells her good luck [/gambatte]. Mairu asks her why she is doing this. Before heading inside the van, Ayano says, “Who knows?” And, Tenyuu arrives. As the van leaves, Ayano watches the Mairu with Tenyuu. A glasses girl asks Ayano who is that person just now and it would be bad if someone took a picture of them. Ayano says that it’s just a girl who is in the same year as she is, and perhaps, she is originally her rival or perhaps, a friend.
After reality sinks in that Tenyuu is in front of her, Mairu turns around and covers her face. She apologizes for unexpectedly appearing in front of him and she knows that he doesn’t want to see her again. Tenyuu says no, he’s looking for her. Mairu exclaims that it is because he’s so nice that Fuyu only has to tell him, ‘Mairu is currently very weak’-type of stuff and he’ll quickly come over to see her. Mairu exclaims that she would no longer take advantage of his kindness towards her so she’s going to disappear. Before Mairu can run away, Tenyuu grabs her arm and tells her to wait. He apologizes for not saying a word and just went to Hokkaido that he even changed his cellphone number. Mairu says that it is because she confessed to him and she’s the one who’s wrong so sorry, please forget about it. Tenyuu shouts that he couldn’t forget it. This surprises Mairu. He says that he has always been thinking of her at Hokkaido. “Thinking over a lot of things, there are times when I feel angry, there are times when I laugh[/smile], and afterwards, I feel angry again. My whole mind is all about Mairu. *Mairu’s eyes widen* ..on the way back to Tokyo, I got Fuyu’s phone call and learned where you are. I’m very grateful to Fuyu yet at the same time, I’m also very unhappy. ..Even if as matters stand, I’m very willful like this but this is my feeling. I truly.. do not want to see some other guy beside Mairu except for me.” Mairu quietly looks at him then starts to cry. She asks, “..huh?” Tenyuu concludes it by saying that probably, he had unknowingly already come to like her. “..Please, let me become your boyfriend.” Sobbing Mairu covers her face and asks if it is really okay, her who is like this. Tenyuu smiles and says, “I only want Mairu.” And, he hugs her. Narration: “—will it be long? Or will it be short? My last him.” At an outdoor café, Fuwari smiles over an email then sees a guy in stripes walking. Fuwari shouts that he finally found him, wait, Alexander, quickly come home. Through an email, Fuwari congratulated Mairu and that he’s sincerely happy for her. Last scene: Mairu and Tenyuu happily walking around town while holding hands. Narration: “This love. It would be good if this is the last love. In the future, two people might still be holding each other’s hands or perhaps, there’s a moment of separation, until then, just hold the other person’s hand once again. No matter how many times, no matter how many times! Even if I also don’t have any right to give a suggestion to others. ^v^ Hihi□.” The end.
Comment: Well, too bad, Fuyu didn’t get Mairu but nevertheless, I like the scenes where he is in since he was first introduced. I find him an interesting and cute character. He tried his best but in the end, Mairu’s heart cannot be won since she is still deeply in love with Tenyuu. Not surprising though since Tenyuu was with her for a long time already and as mentioned in the Mirai part, it takes some time for one to fall out of love. In a way, just like Mairu, Fuyu is nice until the end that he went out of his way to tell Tenyuu where Mairu is. That was sad yet nice. And, Tenyuu’s confession and everything with Mairu is okay though maybe I would be more moved if Tenyuu’s realization wasn’t delayed and very sudden like that. ^^; It seems like a forced sudden resolution to Mairu’s love problem. As for her ex-s, it does seem unfair that the ‘good guys’ are empty-handed while the not so ‘good guys’ got the love of their lives. For Yamakawa, I guess the mangaka is saying that even if he is like that, some girl will love him. For Kudou, even after what happened before, fate will lead him again to the one he should be with. For Mirai and Fuyu, maybe someday, they’ll find the one they deserve though that might be for the reader’s imagination, and not just because you’re ‘good guys’, you’ll get something. ^^; It seems that Ayano is more like a fre-enemy..rivals yet friends, jealous of each other yet admire each other. Like Fuyu, she also helped Mairu to be with Tenyuu. And, Fuwari found the one who is ‘lost’. So, just like the opening narration, when in love, some would be happily laughing and some would be sad/crying. There is no overall impression of the series since I only read this for Fuyu but from the Chinese readers, some are happy that it is Mairu and Tenyuu while the others are dissatisfied with the ending. When I read chapter 1, I got the impression that Mairu would change personality-wise like becoming strong but here, she kept on apologizing and crying. Is that a regression or is she the same as before? Well, a Chinese reader said that there is not much change and she is pretty much all about love and love. So, I’ll leave the overall impression of the series to those who had pretty much read almost of the series even if there is a gap between my summaries and the English scanlation as of this writing. So, thank you for reading my summaries for this series even if it is just partial of it. ^-^
Word of the day:
With a word or a deed, you can make or break someone’s day. ‘Do not forget to do good and to share, for which such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:16’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.