Kyouko notices Ren pointing his finger on the globe aquarium and the fishes are approaching his finger. Kyouko notices that Ren is wearing his watch on his left hand today when usually, it is on the right hand. At the reception area, Jelly tells the two to quit fooling around and quickly come over. While they are eating, Jelly is reprimanding Ren to properly eat more vegetables. Ren says he is eating them. Jelly tells him not to just eat only vegetables. Kyouko is still thinking over Ren telling her that during acting, it [kissing] is okay no matter how many times but in private, do not kiss the person twice. She starts to think that Ren meant about that is regarding that thing with Shou. She didn’t know when the ‘no second time’ became ‘do not kiss someone else’. She finds how Ren mentioned it to her as very strange and it is simply as if he’s restricting her. After drinking some soup, she starts to blush really red as if she is thinking of something absurd[/vain attempt?], seems to want to smile..no, great fear and what is she groundlessly thinking about, Ren isn’t some low tolerance person. [<- probably thinking that he’ll be angry over the kiss] Jelly calls out to Kyouko and asks what happened for her face is completely red, and can’t she eat hot food. Realizing that she is eating Tom Yum [Thailand spicy and sour soup], she just says yes, only a little bit and it is spicier than she imagined but if she slowly eat it, it becomes delicious and it is possible that she isn’t quite used to it since it is the first time she ate it. Jelly tells her to eat something sweet for a change of taste like some Turkish ice cream [dondurma]. Kyouko exclaims if it is the ice cream she heard that is continuously being pulled. Jelly says that’s right. It turns out that they are having all sorts of delicious food from different parts of the world like Vietnamese, Korean, German, Russian, etc. Feeling adventurous, Kyouko wants to try it so Jelly orders one. She asks if Ren wants one, too but dead-looking Ren declines as he has to finish his fixed quota of spring rolls. Jelly complains what’s up with that half-dead expression of his, such a boring kid. Kyouko just sweatdrops as Ren continues to slowly munch his food. Kyouko looks at him and wonders if it is alright to tell Ren about meeting Corn here today and if the ‘in private, do not kiss the person twice’ is also applicable to others then, the first one is acting so forget it. The problem is only her purity and she doesn’t want Ren to know about that, that’s all. She recalls Corn telling her that it would be okay if Ren doesn’t find out. Kyouko seems to realize something.
Kyouko snaps out of it when Jelly says that she’ll go and settle the bill. She tells Kyouko that if the ice cream comes, to also eat her share. Kyouko tries to call her back but Jelly already left. Ren tells her that it seems Lory called. Kyouko thinks so that is why Jelly happily went out. Kyouko worries about the bill and should she give her some money. Ren tells her that she is the youngest so there’s no need to worry about that so just leave it to the older sister[/miss]. Kyouko timidly says okay as Ren continues to munch on his fixed quota of spring rolls. She glances at him and their eyes meet. He asks hm? She says that it is nothing. Munch. Munch. She recalls Corn’s smile. She puts down her spoon and calls out to Ren. Finally, managing to put all the spring roll inside his mouth, he asks, ‘hm?’ Kyouko says that actually, there is something that she wanted to say. “Actually..today.. I.. *decisive* experienced my first kiss.” Ren chokes on his food and covers his mouth. While Ren goes all !!!??, Kyouko stands up and shouts that the other person is Corn. Rushing near him, Kyouko shouts that it is the one she told him about before who gave her that magic stone that can take away the painful feelings, the fairy prince, Corn. They’ve met again today and they were together always until dusk. And, when he is going back to his world, he told her that ‘we’ll meet again’ and that is probably an agreement, no, that should be a promise to her. “That kiss..!!” Holding her hand on her chest, she says that even if she’s very shock but this absolutely isn’t hate [<- she didn’t hate what happened]. For things to reach this stage, for her, THAT is to imitate [/based on the] ‘acting heart rule’... With a freaking out face in front of him, Kyouko shouts that is her life’s first kiss and isn’t that her first kiss, she’s thinking of that. Bewildered Ren mentally tells her to stop, FROM WHERE she is unexpectedly saying this and doesn’t she think this is very strange at all, and besides, THAT for her, could it be that it isn’t ‘guilty conscience’..no, her expression is telling him she has this kind of guilt. And for things to reach this point, she’s telling him this, when a while ago, she is asserting her purity and if she always didn’t say it, he also won’t know it throughout his life. Ren mutters why she is reporting all this to him.. Kyouko tells him that today, Corn was able to smile, a special day worth commemorating. “—as far as I’m concerned, for him who was like that, being together with me is a beautiful day. I don’t want to treat it as if it didn’t happen, not even a second of that time.” Kyouko thinks that regardless if Ren thinks of her as some frivolous[/flirty] girl so she couldn’t hide it, because it isn’t some shameful thing that has to be kept a secret.
Ren is moved by what she said that he starts to move up his hand. Then, Kyouko says, “..besides..the most important thing is, I don’t want to tell Tsuruga-senpai..a lie..” Bang. She is startled for Ren had suddenly slammed both arms on the table. She timidly asks what was that just now.. The words on his back is ‘discharging smoke’ [/it could also mean fuming with rage]. Putting on a smile, Ren tells her to please sit down and calm down first. He says that it is rare for her to tell him such a beautiful topic that for her to hurriedly say it, he won’t understand so say it again from the start. He asks if she can say it in accordance to its sequence and he’ll listen to her. This delights Kyouko. With flowers all around, Kyouko exclaims okay. As she happily tells him all about it, Ren smiles and holds his arms tight. Ren thinks that he particularly switched wearing his watch on the left hand because he has confidence and it already doesn’t matter. He won’t lose control again. There won’t be a next time when he lose his reason [/mind] and hurt someone. He felt that hand with the watch heavy even if there is no shackles on them..even if it is like this.. He glances at Kyouko who is bowing and thanking Jelly for the treat and she’s very happy. Jelly tells her to leave her change to Setsuka up to her. Kyouko thanks her. Ren sighs and thinks from a different sense, he still needs another shackle. He wonders about wearing it again on the right hand, just in case he gets careless and do something to her [<- ‘attacking’ Kyouko type of stuff] and it will be the first thing he’ll see. He pauses and thinks that if he would still depend on Rick about this, then that’s too mean, and how many favors has he been asking him.. Jelly says that they would be going to the set tomorrow and she decided to return to Japan one more time so until tomorrow night, she’ll stay here. She tells Kyouko to immediately contact her if something happens. She reminds the two that this is ‘Tragic Marker’s last stage/scene so gambatte [/good luck]. Kyouko says yes.. Ren looks at Jelly and asks her if she’ll meet with Lory. Jelly says that she doesn’t know if they will meet. Ren asks her to pass a message for him. While Jelly is surprised by Ren’s expression, Ren looks confident as he tells himself that it is alright, even if the clock’s hand of the watch, that is on his hand, isn’t moving forward but he won’t stop nor would he fall back [/go in reverse]..his time has already started to flow. While Kyouko is also surprised by Ren’s expression, Ren says to please tell him that ‘My life has neither light nor darkness. Right now, I can look forward to a vast endless future that is filled with sparkling radiance’. Next chapter will be out in Japan on July 19th.
Comment: And, I guess this is a transition chapter to go back to Cain and Setsuka. And, it would be the last time we’ll see them since it will be the last part for Tragic Marker. It seems that Ren has a feeling that he might do something to Kyouko and might need the watch to restrain himself. =P Is that a preview for us or the mangaka is teasing us again? I wonder why he suddenly stopped there when Kyouko is talking about not wanting to lie. Is it because she mentioned ‘lie’ or because of that, he snapped out of wanting to do something to her which is why he thought of needing something to restrain himself. Obviously, it isn’t his past that is the cause anymore..maybe because as the mangaka reminded us, Kyouko is still a minor. Hehe, maybe that is why he really need a restrain now since that ‘I mustn’t be happy because of my past’ no longer binds him. As usual, Ren is back to his old teasing self..bullying Kyouko though that teasing guilty Kyouko didn’t last long since to his shock, Kyouko immediately confessed everything. To Kyouko’s delight, Ren took it well and would even want to hear her tell him about Corn. Hehe, Kyouko didn’t seem to have wondered why that is okay but with Shou, it wasn’t okay. =P Especially since, in Kyouko’s mind, that was her first kiss. So, yes, Kuon/Corn got the official first kiss. Maybe she thinks that Ren is very understanding since it helped out her friend Corn? I think that if Kyouko thinks more about it as to why Ren is restricting her and making a fuss about the kiss before, maybe she’ll get a hint that he likes her. =P Well, it is pretty much confirmed that Ren/Kuon is moving on from the past. It would be interesting to see how this development will play out later on. And, we're still waiting for him to tell her the truth. When everything is revealed later on, Guam ought to be a very memorable place for these two especially that restaurant. ^^
Quote of the day:
Because you've had a dark past, doesn't mean you can't have a bright future. ~ Rashida Rowe