Riko looks disturbed as she clenches her trembling fist. Soichiro says that anyway, there is a high probability that the password is definitely the birthday. Sou didn’t refute him and just says that he’ll immediately close the forwarding function now. To Sou’s surprise, Soichiro tells him not to cancel it because it is better not to close it now. Sou exclaims why. Soichiro explains that if he immediately cancels the forwarding, it is possible that the other party would notice it and, at that time, it is possible that she’ll be agitated. He says that since she isn’t quite rational so he is unable to say what will provoke her. Soichiro tells them that from today on, everyone will be using new cellphones. “With new emails and phone numbers, those would be used for contact regarding work. And then, you can still continue on using your current cellphones.” Sou says, understood. He looks at Riko. Riko notices this and she smiles. While Sou hasn’t hanged up his phone on speaker, Shinya says, “Mushroom, do not worry. It has nothing to do with you. It isn’t your fault.” Tears start to fall from Riko’s eye. Meanwhile, in the car, Shibaken exclaims over how ferociously Riko is being bashed[/cursed]. Looking at the messages on his cellphone, Shibaken says that before she can act together with him in the drama, she is already attacked from all sides. His manager reminds him that no, they were bluntly rejected. His band mate reminds him that Riko is going to participate in CP’s LIVE. Shibaken continues to say, but no one paid attention to the topic of acting in the drama. The manager reminds him again that they were firmly refused. Another band mate says that he wants to see a drama of Shibaken and Mush, and it should be very interesting. Shibaken claims that he doesn’t want to act together with Mushroom Head, and furthermore, few female actresses who acted with him will scolded [him], ‘for you to say that, make one feel that Mushroom Head is quite cute(?), is she a very important(?) existence, I think so.’ He adds, but then, it is just his proposal to use Mushroom Head. The band member says that he’s so nice. [<- not wanting to add more women/actresses who’ll hate Riko?] Shibaken says is that so. All four band members think that Shibaken really wants to act with her.
Back at the meeting room, Riko bends down and wipes her tears. She apologizes for she unconsciously cried. Continuing to wipe her tears, she tells them that she’ll be fine soon. This made Yuu flustered that says that he’ll go and viciously scold Reiko until he has had his fill. “Just let her off like that, I absolutely won’t allow it--” Riko is surprised by his reaction. Shinya says that he thinks that it would be more effective if he does it. “Because, isn’t the leaker my fan? Then, what if I go and give her a direct head-on blow, she would feel very hurt, right?” Clapping to lighten the mood, Shun happily tells everyone to stop, for that can kill someone since it will be such a huge pain that she’ll take things too hard [/be very depressed]. Shinya coldly glances at Shun and asks, “What about it? Even if she commits suicide, it doesn’t adversely affect us, right?” Riko and the others are absolutely horrified about this since Shinya-sama is furious. Aki says that it has an effect for what if she leaves a suicide note, it will damage Shinya’s reputation. Shinya looks surprised. Aki says, “Besides, I think winning through tooth for a tooth isn’t quite a glorious win because we are musicians. Since it is a fight, we don’t use fist, but rather, we use music to determine the winner. *smiles* Ah, I thought of an extremely fiendish revenge music plan.” While walking in the streets, the three friends feel drained. Riko starts saying that it feels like.. Yuu says that CP’s Aki is very scary even if they didn’t get to properly talk. Sou says that he really has a strategy[/means]. Riko says speaking of that, that guy always use music to baffle people. Meanwhile, Miwako has returned to her office. Just when she is going to sit down on her desk, her cellphone rings. It is an email from Shinya asking if he can see her tonight. She blushes. At Bar A Noir, Miwako is waiting while holding her drink. She tenses up when the waiter welcomes a customer. She turns to see that it is just a couple of lovers. The bartender asks Miwako if she wants another one. Just before Miwako can answer, Shinya asks if she is already on her second glass. Sitting down beside her, he tells her that her pacing[/speed in drinking] is quite fast.
Flustered Miwako says that it is because she came a bit early. Shinya tells her not to drink too much since she cannot take alcohol that well. Miwako protests that was an exception. Shinya says that it is good if it is like that. He orders a whiskey soda. After he takes a sip, Miwako tries to say something but Shinya cuts her off by asking about today, why did she let Riko see the leaker’s Twitter page. This puzzles Miwako. He asks why did she let a [performing] artist see that. “Do you want to hurt Mush?” This stuns Miwako and exclaims how could she possibly.. Putting his drink down, Shinya says that if it isn’t that, then, she truly is a woman with a heart of stone. This surprises Miwako. Before leaving, Shinya tells her that he despises that kind of woman. Meanwhile, it is around 10:50am, Aki is busy composing and eating chocolates on the sofa. Sitting by the table, Shun asks what’s the best thing to do.. He continues to ask if, as CP’s Shun, [he/it?] doesn’t matter or rather, totally doesn’t matter. Not replying to him, Aki keeps on composing. This made Shun angrily kick him on the butt. Aki looks at Shun and asks what.. Shun says that he’s already finished since it is already totally outlined in his brain. Aki protests that he has to write it down for him to properly tidy it up clearly. Shun answers back that it is totally finished, right? Aki pouts. Shun tells him that he thinks that in the end, it won’t change whether he do that two hours later. “If you don’t immediately go to Riko right now, you’re going to be dumped, okay?” Aki looks at him in surprised and asks why. Holding his music sheets, Aki says that he is obviously doing his best in composing their revenge song and they still have to strictly practice according to the performance plan. Shun is in disbelief. He wipes his tears and says that Aki is truly a pitiful guy. Aki exclaims, so, he’s saying, why. Somewhat flustered, Aki says that it is the biggest help that he can do for Riko. “I cannot make a song that is ill-prepared[/half-assed] and lose to that person. Absolutely will get victory..!” Meanwhile, at the vegetable store, surprised Riko asks how come he came. Shinya replies, “I’ll definitely come because I’m worried about you.” Blurb: “The guy that came, the guy that didn’t come..”
Comment: Ah, lots of stuff can be talked about in this chapter. ^^ Again, there is that comparison between IQ type of guy vs EQ type of guy. Excluding feelings of love, it makes me think that if Riko wants great music and such, choose Aki. If she wants someone who’ll support her and be there for her especially in this kind of times, choose Shinya whether as a producer or as lover. I must be somewhat callous though for not thinking of doing the things that Shinya did for Riko here. ^^; Sou is also worried about Riko that he glanced at her after they knew who the leaker was and knew what to do about it. It was Shinya who told her not to worry about it and reassured her that it isn’t her fault that this happened. For Riko to cry there, I think he hit a bull’s eye that it made her release whatever pent-up emotions she had while reading all those nasty tweets about her. And, he wasn’t even with Riko at that time. I guess in a way, he can relate to her regarding what happened to him before though I’m not sure if it was up to this extent since I don’t think they have Twitter, Facebook, etc during his time. I’m also not so sure if it is cyberbullying, but is that what Reiko and other CP like-mind fans are doing to Riko? For Shibaken to comment that she is viciously attack from all sides, it must be that bad and that there are a lot of girls bashing her. It would have been different if it is only just a few or only Reiko typing up all those stuff. That might be what made Shinya to bluntly give Miwako a dressing down for letting Riko see that, and he just stole a kiss from her a while ago. I don’t know if I should feel sorry for Miwako or what..fall in love/infatuation and out in just a day. ^^; I’m thinking that Miwako should have shown that for them to know who the leaker is. Though, is it possible to just show the username-photo instead of all the bashing Riko tweets? Or at least, not make Riko keep on reading what they are writing? Or, maybe give some sort of assurance/comfort to Riko like what he did rather than be oblivious over how the kid is feeling over those posts? I’m not sure how it goes with producers/managers of celebrities. Should they keep their talent in the dark or at least, know but not read all of that? Maybe aside from having feelings for Riko, Shinya wants to protect Riko since she is still a minor and she is just starting her career. It must hurt more since Riko didn’t do anything bad to Reiko yet being treated that badly. Hm..can we say that it is because of Shinya’s attitude towards Riko that is why Reiko attacks Riko? That is one factor but for the other girls, I don’t think that they are all Shinya’s fans. Shinya must have been really angry about this that he can bluntly say that he doesn’t care if Reiko commits suicide as payback for Riko. Shinya is a very straightforward person because when he cares, he really cares but when he doesn’t like something, he voices it out and not really care what the other feels about his brutally painful comment but still open-minded with other’s opinion like Aki’s plan for the revenge. And well, since Shun is good with girls and Shinya went to check on Riko, it does seem that Aki made the wrong decision on not going. I’m not too sure if Aki will be dumped over that or, maybe, he’ll change his mind and go there, or call her? Anyway, this revenge using music somewhat reminds me of what singer Taylor Swift did. Anyway, I’m sure with Aki and the other’s help, Riko can ‘counterattack’ Reiko and make her ‘go away’ like what happened with Mari. Scans by 红莲&wink炖蘑菇汉化组
Word of the day:
Sometimes, the best solution to a problem is very different from what we’re expecting or looking for. It’s wise to stay open-minded when solution-hunting, lest we miss the best possibility because we’re too focused on a particular desired outcome. ‘Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.