At the twins’ house, their mother calls out to Mitsuru who is still sleepy in bed. She shouts, up to when does he plan to sleep and he’ll be late. Mitsuru sits up and blushes upon recalling Azusa telling him that she lost and she likes him, and then, she kissed him. He still couldn’t believe it, that Azusa would truly..? “Wrong, perhaps I’m just being teased by her!! *turning around the bed* Ah, but that girl, is obviously the type who doesn’t go very near to guys. And she also won’t easily kiss with someone.” He recalls her telling him that the moment their eyes met, she had already fallen in love. He thinks that if he were to believe what she said then.. at that time.. *Scene 1: She blushingly tells him that she likes him. [<- when he was with Shino]* And that time, too. *Scene 2: Azusa telling him that he will have a whole day date with her on Sunday and she dressed cutely on that day* Always ‘liking’ him.. *Scene 3: Azusa blushes as she slightly covers her face.* Hugging his pillow, Mitsuru thinks that he really don’t understand her, idiot..!! On the other side, at Akechi Academy’s clinic, sleeping Mego is mumbling in her sleep. “Uuuh.. Uesugi-kun Aoiaoi *blush* do not quarrel again over me.. Quarreling is bad~~~♥ This is the so-called momo [peach blossom] period~~ [<- I don’t know what she is hinting on ^^;] Hihihi Geez, this is making me perplex~~♡ *the two guys are speechless =X and aghast* Sorry, Uesugi-kun. I, Mego’s love towards Aoiaoi is world’s number one, okay~~~♡” Pointing at sleeping and mumbling Mego, Chiharu shouts at Aoi that since a while ago, this girl always kept on talking in her sleep and it’s annoying to death!! “Quickly shut her up!!” Sweatdropping Aoi says that in any case, she is a sick person so don’t be that angry. He recalls Mego telling Chiharu that he actually only want Aoi to turn around and look at him. With one crossed arm, Aoi apologizes to Chiharu for he also didn’t say much [at that time].. “Actually, from the start, I’m not quite good in dealing with other people. But honestly speaking, for you to want to play together with me, I’m truly very happy. You are my only friend. I only do not want to you to be injured because of me. Sorry..”
This surprises Chiharu. He clenches his teeth and fist. He asks how come Aoi is apologizing..actually.. He tells Aoi that he has changed and is it from this girl’s influence. Aoi smiles and says ya, possible.. Chiharu says that actually, compared to her outside appearance, she is a girl who is quite calm and collected in the inside. “If it is this girl, I think she ought to be able to accept it. Whether it is your past or your true appearance[/facial features], and also, your everything. *Aoi is surprised and mutters his name* What.. by reason, I shouldn’t say that kind of words..” Narration: “Five years ago at that time..” After Aoi’s eye patch was removed, Chiharu is aghast to see what was supposed to be Aoi’s right eye. Aoi tried to reach for him but Chiharu quickly backs away and moved his hand away from Aoi in disgust. Chiharu was surprised by what he did. He thought, this is bad, I didn’t think that.. And his heart started to act up again so he fell down on his knees while holding his chest. Narration: “After the surgery, I needed a long time to recuperate so I have to stop schooling. Upon returning to school, Sanada had already transferred school. Wait, that was the last time we saw each other, what kind of joke is that. I wasn’t even able to utter a single word of apology. I also won’t be able to make you use your fists in exerting all out effort to beat up that day’s [<- he was disgusted with Aoi] weak me. Thus, I harbored these regretful feelings. Unable to move forward.” Chiharu recalls how Mego tearfully told him to stop it, for actually, he only want to make Aoi to turn around and look at him, and he is actually very concerned about Aoi. While looking down at sleeping Mego, Chiharu says that he never thought that he would be seen through by a girl whom he has met for just a few times. Aoi looks surprised and asks, “Uesugi.. You..” Chiharu turns around and passes by Aoi. He tells Aoi, “If I noticed that you’re slacking off, I can steal that girl at any time. Properly face it, okay. Do not choose to run away just like that time with us.” With that, Chiharu left. Mego sits up and calls out to Aoiaoi and asks where this is. Puzzled yet smiling, Mego looks at Aoi who recalls Chiharu saying that if it is Mego, he thinks that she ought to be able to accept his everything.
At Harajuku, dolled up Azusa has an ugly expression while she is staring off somewhere. She is currently in a photo shoot. While everyone is worried, the photographer whispers to the staff member as to what’s up with her today. While the staff member is shouting to Azusa to smile, he thinks that professional, prideful, obsessed [/fanatic] kid would unexpectedly be absent-minded. While blushing, Azusa tightly clenches the two balloons that she is holding. She totally couldn’t believe that she unexpectedly confessed and kissed Mitsuru. She falls on the ground and starts screaming. The photographer says that she is making some strange sound as if she’s depressed. The staff member exclaims that it isn’t good and tells Azusa to take a break. Blushing Azusa thinks that at that time, her body just naturally moved by itself. While sitting on a bench, she recalls the moments with Mitsuru, before fighting the stalkers. She thinks that strong sense of vanity, and shame had become insignificant. “This feeling of liking him has already bubbled up in my mind[/heart]--..” Then, someone calls out to her. She looks up to see Mitsuru. She blushes really red. She exclaims if he didn’t go to school. Mitsuru says that he heard that she has a shooting. The two blush at each other. Feeling really nervous, Azusa crosses her arms and says that he’s really quite idle. “Is yesterday’s injury okay now? You commoner!!” Mitsuru shouts back, “You, for you to talk! For you to be so lively, then I’m quite relieved. Rotten personality ugly girl!!” Soon, they are both quiet and tense. Someone thinks that it is over, carelessly saying some detestable words..!! Mitsuru sits beside her and says that actually, he is just a bit concerned about those stalkers as to whether they are still stalking her. “But, it seems that it is already okay. That’s great..” Azusa blushes for it turns out that he is worried so he came over for her. She wonders what to do, for in the end..this love is surging in her heart. Azusa calls out to him and says that what she said yesterday is true. “I like you..” Mitsuru looks surprised over blushing timid Azusa.
Before Mitsuru can say something, Azusa holds out her hand to him to stop him. She says, “But, don’t think highly of yourself [/be opinionated]. Right now, I totally don’t have this feeling of wanting to go steady with you!! *being blunt* I also don’t need that ‘it is rare for a girl to confess to me and it is too pitiful if I reject her’ type of sympathy.” As Azusa stands up, puzzled Mitsuru thinks that how come he has this feeling that he was rejected when he was the one being confessed to. Azusa faces him and says, “Right now, I’m just having an unrequited love, that’s all. One day, you will grovel at my skirt, Kobayashi Mitsuru. It is unforgiveable for you to like me because of sympathy and compromise. Betting on my, Tokugawa Azusa’ pride, I’ll make you fall in love with me 200%. This is the real decisive duel. (I beg of you) One day, I’ll make you kneel down and say, ‘Please go steady with me’. Infatuated with me compared to anyone. Until then, I will agree to go steady with you. (‘Gaze only at me’ ‘Like only me’) Liking me more, compared to Shino or even the other girls whom you had gone steady until now. Understand!?” After looking surprised, Mitsuru is trembling in anger. He wonders if that ‘I will agree to go steady with you’, why is that confession have this ‘arrogance’ [/belittling] feeling to it. “I still haven’t said a single word yet!? But..” He trembles, then he bends down. “It is truly like Tokugawa’s style.” He starts laughing and tells blushing Azusa that it is the first time he has seen that kind of confession. “Understood. *smiles at Azusa* I’ll wait and see. Defeat me as soon as possible, Queen-sama.” Embarrassed Azusa shouts what he is laughing for and she’s really serious. Laughing Mitsuru says ya, ya. Narration: “Actually, it is totally unnecessary [for you] to win the duel. I only want to still see you showing off and having a very red face, so I didn’t tell you, okay.” Azusa whacks his face with the balloon and shouts, up to when he is going to smile foolishly, disgusting. Geez.. Then, she smiles. While holding the balloon, Mitsuru angrily calls out, “Hey, you’ll unexpectedly say disgusting to the guy you like..” He stops when Azusa giggles and says, “Ha ha, no good. I’m also very disgusting. *holds the other balloon, and happily smiles* Right?” Narration: “Shyly smiling like this, Queen-sama is actually viciously cute.” Blurb: “Finally, the puzzle to Aoi’s eye patch, shocking new development about to happen!!”
Comment: Ah, Azusa is really wow. Unlike the usual girls who confessed, she wants not just 100% but 200% and be the one whom Mitsuru will love the most as a condition before she would goes steady with him. She really has a high pride which can be good or bad depending on the situation. In this situation, it is good especially since it turns Mitsuru on =P And, she isn’t shortchanging herself in settling for a relationship wherein the other party is only half-hearted with her. Too bad she immediately concluded that Mitsuru still doesn’t like her very much but at least, I guess we’ll have some fun in Azusa trying to totally win his heart when apparently, she already got him. ^^ Ah..I wonder what she’ll do to him if she knew later on. Ah..such a cute bickering couple. And, we know the other reason for Aoi and Chiharu’s falling out. This chapter pretty much explains why Aoi would really avoid showing his right eye or telling Mego about it when his ‘only friend’ was disgusted by it. Now that I think of it, could it be that ‘woman’ in his flashbacks was disgusted over him because of it? It must have looked really horrible. That must have caused him to be reclusive. Anyway, it seems that Chiharu had somewhat made up with Aoi with a subtle threat of warning him not to let his guard down or else, he’ll steal Mego. Hehe, that is one thing since Mego is obviously really, really in love with Aoi so maybe more on if Aoi mess things up like what happened with them before. And, because of what Chiharu said and from the blurb, it seems that we are going to know Aoi’s past soon..or at least, know what’s behind the eye patch. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy. ~ Author Unknown