At Yuuya’s place, he calls out to Sou and asks where he has been for he has always been looking for him. Sou apologizes. He touches Yuuya’s forehead wound and says that he has been thinking of the possibility that Kousuke and Yoshiharu were killed. He mentions that there is someone is targeting Yuuya and he’s very worried. Yuuya is touched. While making some coffee, Yuuya says that if Saki still lives, the two other guys were definitely killed by her since the only one who knew about the murderer is Saki. As Yuuya gives Sou some coffee, he[/Sou] says that those two aren’t the type who’ll commit suicide because of guilt. Sou says that he couldn’t think of the reason why would Keita be targeted so they’ll leave that problem aside for a while. Sou tells Yuuya that it isn’t quite simple for a female to kill two males all by herself, and Saki definitely has an accomplice. Putting the coffee mug down, Sou wonders out loud as to who is Saki’s accomplice. Yuuya apologetically says that he actually wanted to confirm if Saki is alive or dead so he went to the burial site and re-dug it. Sou says is that so, and no wonder that site has been exposed. Yuuya apologizes for it is because he always couldn’t contact Sou. Sou says that probably, his actions has been captured by the [surveillance] video camera there and this way, he will be suspected soon.. Panicking Yuuya asks what he has to do. Sou tells him to kill Eiji. Yuuya is startled by this. Sou coldly tells Yuuya to make Eiji the scapegoat. They will make Eiji carry that criminal charge and die. He asks won’t things progress better with him [Yuuya] and Yuki. Yuuya looks aghast and tense. Removing his glasses, Sou says that Yuki is a girl that can be put to good use. Yuuya asks what about Saki for they should prioritize their lives. Sou tells him not to worry since they have Saki’s beloved Eiji-kun. Later on, at some place, Yuki meets up with Sou. Sou apologizes for suddenly calling her out and they talk there at that side. Yuki asks what’s up. Sou says that actually, he doesn’t want to tell her but she’s the only one he can ask. This made Yuki tense. Sou tells her that actually, there is a high possibility that Eiji is the killer.
At some roof top, Sou says that he had noticed it early on, Saki’s love had make Eiji have this stubborn[/attachment] feeling that gradually deteriorated. When they were together with Eiji, they also slightly noticed this. He asks wasn’t the site, where the body were abandoned, found and it doesn’t have Saki’s corpse. “Saki is still alive. *Yuki looks a bit tense* If Eiji knew about this, Saki will still be targeted by him. *glances at Yuki’s reaction* Eiji cannot forgive Saki’s betrayal in this lifetime. Why is only Saki saved? Even if I don’t know whether or not, she is still alive, but if Saki is currently healthily doing well, I want to help. During high school, I had not helped Saki. ..I already don’t want to regret again.” Yuki looks slightly surprised-flustered by this. Sou says that because of this, there is something he wants to ask of her. To Yuki’s surprise, Sou says that Yuuya probably already knows that Eiji is the murderer. He says that Eiji’s attitude is very strange. He tells Yuki that perhaps Eiji had already come clean with Yuuya and using remorseful over the crime as a pretext, Yuuya possibly has already forgiven what Eiji did. Yuki exclaims how it can be forgiven when he [Eiji] killed his [Yuuya] ex-girlfriend. Sou says that even if Erika is very important to Yuuya but he thinks that for Yuuya, Eiji exceeds [/is more valued than] the existence of Erika. In tears, Yuki says how can that.. Holding Yuki’s hands, Sou says but, doing that is wrong. He tells her that Yuuya definitely won’t tell him and his [Sou] dignity absolutely cannot forgive Eiji. “Yuuya also knows that I’ll definitely make Eiji atone for his crime so I want you to go see Yuuya and ask him about Eiji. I want Eiji to give himself up. *Yuki is somewhat flustered* Yuuya is deeply attracted to you. If you say it, maybe, it can change his mind.” Yuki says okay, she’ll talk with Yuuya. Later on, Yuki meets up with Yuuya who is glad that he was able to see her for it felt that it had been such a long time. He happily asks if she wants to go eat together with him. Yuki tells him that she’s not hungry. He sighs. She tells him that she won’t beat around the bush and will ask him straight on. “Is the one who killed Erika-san Eiji-kun?” Yuuya looks uneasy and surprised. Yuki asks him to please tell her directly if she’s mistaken. He asks her what she knows.
Yuki counters that is what she ought to be asking him. Yuuya pauses and continues to look tense. He tells her that actually, before, he talked with Eiji before, when that thing happened to Yoshiharu, and about nothing happened between him and her at the hotel. “At that time, Eiji told me that he was the one who had killed Erika and Saki. *Yuki looked aghast* In order to confirm if this is for real or not, I went by myself to the place where he told me that he had buried Erika and Saki at the mountain. Even if I wasn’t able to see the remains, *covers face with hand* but according to the news, that was where was where Erika was buried but I couldn’t refute the facts. Eiji..has totally regretted that crime. He said that he cannot forgive Erika and Saki’s frivolous unfaithful actions but Eiji cannot endure Saki leaving him.” Teary-eyed Yuki couldn’t believe that it is because of that reason. She wobbles a bit so she steadies herself on the wall. Yuuya holds on to her and asks if she is alright. Yuki wonders that even if Saki actually hurt Eiji, but does he hate her so much for that to the point of ruthlessly killing them.. “Moreover, why do I.. *crying* ..still like Eiji-kun..?” She tells him that she wants Eiji to surrender himself. Yuuya holds Yuki’s shoulder and tells her he also thinks that way so let him go and talk with Eiji alone. Slightly knocking the wall, Yuuya says that he absolutely cannot let this continue on. “Eiji and I must change. It is because we are close friends so I must make this decision. *hugs crying Yuki* ..don’t cry.” At the roof, Sou is reading a report file. Yuuya joins him and says that it turns out that he’s here. “I’ve talked with Yuki.” Sou coldly turns around to Yuuya. Yuuya tells him that they’ve decided to let him [Yuuya] go and convince Eiji to surrender himself. “Killing and burying the best friend’s ex-girlfriend and the best friend was urged to surrender himself then he commits suicide.. It is a very common plot.” Sou says that a common plot is better so that no one would be suspicious. Yuuya tells him that Eiji also contacted him and he has been asking him if he knew of the police’s investigation progress. “I’ll see him in two days and then, I’ll talk with him.” Sou asks if he hasn’t told Eiji that Saki’s corpse isn’t there. Yuuya says that the regular news didn’t report on it and he didn’t tell Eiji. “About Saki being still alive, when is the best opportunity to tell him?” Sou says that he’ll think of a way that has impact. Yuuya smiles and says that there is still Saki. “Where could she be hiding? Must find her and kill her.” Sou says that isn’t a problem. “With her beloved Eiji used a bait, she’ll definitely show herself.” And in Sou’s pocket, is a report file on Yuki and Shiki. Blurb: “And, a trap is set for Eiji..!?”
Comment: Well, the mangaka is no longer beating around the bush. We already know the culprits. Now, we’ll just have to know the motive and how the ‘clueless good guys’ are going to survive this. From this chapter, we pretty much know who is the ‘mastermind’ or at least, the one who has the brains to effectively cover things up. In a way, I think instead of Shiki, Sou is the one killing off the others to shut them up, and with Yuuya, it is a failed attempt. Yuuya, and the other two guys were the ones who were visibly shaken when there was a report about Erika’s items being found. Kousuke probably contacted Sou about wanting to surrender and everything so he got killed. Sou probably saw Yoshiharu confronting Yuki at school and he might tell her everything so he also got killed. Poor Keita. He just so happen to saw that and told Yuuya who is with Sou at that time. Fearing he might see something else or he did see Sou there so Keita got pushed down the bridge? Yuuya is already somewhat unstable so off with him but lucky for him, he survived. Well, that’s my current theory. The way Sou kept on mentioning ‘her beloved Eiji’, it seems somewhat like a sarcasm or something. It makes me wonder if he had feelings for Saki but Saki still chose Eiji. I’m just thinking that if he is the one obsessed with Saki and try to portray Eiji like that. He didn’t know Yuki is Saki before when he told her that. Is it him or, maybe it is Yuuya who is like that? He seems to be actively making Yuki to be with Yuuya rather than Eiji. Does he owe Yuuya for something? I wonder if Sou just so happen to conveniently frame up Eiji or, it was his purpose to get rid of Eiji after knowing that Yuki is Saki? From how Yuuya is acting here, he seems to fear Saki. In a way, even if he seems somewhat timid at times, he doesn’t seem hesitant to kill her though a bit hesitant with Eiji at first. Well, in order to be not punished for the crime, they can frame up their friend and kill him. It makes me wonder if Sou works as an intern or something with the police since he knows a lot and can get files about Yuki and Shiki. It makes me wonder if he was the one who arranged Erika’s body to be like that since Sou seems to be very intelligent and composed. He did mention Eiji that the murderer might be taunting them..well, since he is one of the murderers..could he be actually also warning the others to keep their mouths shut? I’m still wondering if he was also the one who placed Erika’s belongings on the road which started all of this. What triggered it all recently? In chapter 2, Sou seems puzzled over why those things are at that place. It would go back to Shiki who seems to be the one on the phone and spying on Yuki when she first met with Eiji. So maybe the skeleton was him? I start to wonder where the remains of the real Yuki are. Anyway, since Sou has that file, my theory about him knowing Shiki crumbles. In a way, I guess it helps that Shiki isn’t because well, from the looks of things and how things are progressing, because Sou can pretty much kill off everyone here since he has the advantage of knowing a lot while the others do not have a single clue. Sou is also very good in making others thing that he is their reliable friend. Yup, we got a very good villain here. And, maybe Shiki would be the match for him. Still, we are not sure of Shiki’s real role with the death of his sister. Well, I’m still hoping that Saki would come out and be better than always crying Yuki. ^^; I cannot really blame Yuki for going along with the plan. When faced with ‘facts’, sometimes, one feels that one shouldn’t rely on one’s feelings. It doesn’t help that she has amnesia so hope she remembers more soon..for her and Eiji’s survival since they are being used for their own benefit. I cannot wait to see their reactions when they realize who were the culprits especially Eiji. Scans by 深雪汉化组
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