Some delinquents see Chiharu with Mego by the gazebo. One of them says that isn’t that Chiharu, and it turns out that he has a girl. “We definitely won’t be able to rival against him if they were to attack directly. Since it is like that, we should take advantage of that girl and show him a bit who’s boss.” While Chiharu holds blushing Mego’s face, Mego thinks that looking at Chiharu who seems to have uttered the words, ‘don’t cry anymore or next time, I’ll really kiss you’, and the warmth of this hand, that is touching her, is affecting her body’s warmth since it seems to be also raising up. She thinks that until now, she never noticed that looking at Chiharu from this angle, he would become good-looking. And besides, his external appearance [<- villain looking] isn’t the same with his heart because he is actually quite nice. Chiharu is startled when blushing Mego is staring at him. He wonders why she is always staring at him. While he continues to touch her, Mego thinks that it is the first time that she is liked by some other guy besides Aoi. He treats her nicely and would feel perplex over her when she’s hurt and uneasy.
Then, her devil penguins are telling her: “You might as well go with Uesugi, right? Anyway, you’re being hated by Aoi-kun. It is impossible for you to have another handsome guy like this, who’ll fall for you, yes!? Yup, yup! Aoi-kun has no way of touching a girl. If it is Uesugi-kun, he can tightly hug you, right? Compared to Aoi who easily got angry, this simply won’t get any better!!” Recalling how Aoi shouted for her not to look, Mego thinks that she carelessly provoked Aoi to angry and possibly, she is already hated by him, but.. Chiharu is surprised when Mego starts crying. Mego thinks that it is obviously warm like this but it isn’t Aoi’s hand. This makes her feel even more, extremely lonely. While Chiharu is moved by Mego’s expression, Mego thinks that after being touched by a different guy, it became clearer to her that if it isn’t Aoi, no matter how gentle it is, it only makes her more frustrated. Chiharu asks her if her crying nonstop means that she wants to be kissed by him. This startles Mego that she says no. She wipes her tears and tries to stop her tears.
And, there is a dispute inside Chiharu’s heart. Devil Chiharu exclaims, “She’s so strong and cute, that I cannot just give up without a care. Ah-!! Actually, I really want to kiss her!! It is fine to just toughly push her down.” Angel Chiharu protests, “But she is Sanada’s lover.” Devil Chiharu answers back, “Wrong, it is Sanada’s fault that she is crying.” Giving Devil Chiharu an uppercut, Angel Chiharu shouts, “Shut up, you’re not allowed to say bad things about Sanada.” So, conscience wins the case. Chiharu turns around. He sighs and curses. He glances at Mego and says that even if she’s the girl whom he likes, but, all the more he doesn’t want to betray Aoi. He tells her that for today he’ll restrain himself. Blushing Mego asks him what he likes about her. Blushing Chiharu says that she’s strong and has guts, that for Aoi, she’ll do things as if her life depended on it. “You’re like a single-minded [/do things whole-heartedly] idiot...” Mego giggles and thanks him. “I’m very happy but *smiles* the one whom you like is the me who is ‘IN LOVE WITH AOI-KUN’. Because if there is no Aoi-kun, I will just be a dull ordinary person. (Want to protect Aoi-kun and become strong. For Aoi-kun, I gave it my all-out strength.) So, if I chose you, Uesugi-kun, then, I will become different from the me, whom you had fallen in love with. You’ll definitely be very disappointed, *smiles* right?”
Speechless Chiharu blushes. Mego giggles and says that he really likes Aoi. This makes him blush redder. Chiharu angrily shouts for her not to easily say things that will make others misunderstand, and what kind of joke is that. Smiling with tears, Mego says that she isn’t joking around, and she also really likes Aoi. “Even if I’m hated by Aoi, I’ll also always like him. (I’m truly thankful that you made me notice this important thing)” Then, Mego tells Chiharu that the rain stopped and there is even a rainbow. Her cellphone beeps. It is a LINE [internet messaging app] message from Aoi. She nervously looks at the message and blushes. Then, she exclaims in surprise that it is a brand new Wanmune [<- or Woofmune, based on Masamune] emoticon. Aoi had written: “I’m feeling unwell today, sorry. I’ll see you tomorrow, okay. *Sticker of Wanmune saying, ‘Sorry, woof!!’*” With his hairs standing up, Chiharu is a bit shocked by that ‘sorry woof’ for Aoi would unexpectedly send that kind of thing. Trembling, he mutters if this is that guy’s interest[/hobby].
Moved Mego says no, Aoi isn’t good at sending this kind of thing. “It is my favorite character. Just for me to become happy, he specially did this.” At his bedroom, blushing all over Aoi thinks that emotion, this kind of thing, just for him to send it has used up a great amount of strength. He thinks that Mego obviously didn’t do anything wrong but he unexpectedly snarled at her. His chaotic emotional state caused him to carelessly hurt her and he has these repentant feelings. He gulps and thinks that right now, the best way that he can do for him to show his love, can only be this!! He presses the send button on his cellphone. He sends a love kiss emoticon of Wanmune kissing a rabbit character. Mego is moved and Chiharu is aghast. It is a Love Kiss!! Mego imagines herself kissing Aoi. Crying Mego exclaims that possibly, this is the only one in the love series emoticons. She shouts that even if it is like this, she is also super happy. Trembling and his hairs standing, Chiharu couldn’t believe that the guy that he longed to be[come]..love kiss.. He mutters that it is hard to believe.. Happy Mego says that it really is a hard-to-believe kindness. She thinks that Aoi definitely was super-seriously distressed because of her.
Blushing Aoi thinks that Mego ought to be very happy upon receiving that. Mego apologizes to Chiharu and asks if she can reply back. [<- being polite; it seems that Japanese tend not to use the cellphone in front of someone else because it is kind of rude. Though, at first, I thought it is for privacy ^^;] As Mego writes back, Chiharu muses that just now, she was bawling. He mutters that she’s really a capricious girl but, this is better than crying non-stop. Narration: ‘See you tomorrow’, only by saying these very few words, it contains happy and anxious-urgent feelings. Waiting for tomorrow to see you. I’ll definitely convey these words to you, whom I like the most. *blushing Aoi looks surprised* hoping that after the rain, there will be a beautiful rainbow. Repeatedly in my heart, ‘see you tomorrow’ because at that time, I always firmly believe *delinquents continue to watch over Mego and Chiharu* that tomorrow will come just like how it usually does. Obviously ‘the tomorrow when I’ll meet with you’ isn’t really inevitable.”
The next day, Mego happily walks by the street. She giggles that finally, school is over and today, she’ll go on a date with Aoi♡ She turns around to see some grinning hooded delinquents. She wonders what’s up with those guys and is she mistaken, but it seems that from the start, they have always been following her. She is a bit afraid so she calls on the phone. “Hello, Aoi-kun? Right now, I’m just going to the place where we are going to meet but it seems that I’m been followed by some strange guys.. Ack..it is a voice mail!?” She is shock as the other line says that the number she’s calling, temporarily cannot be reached. The delinquents notice her and shout that it is no good, it seems that Chiharu’s girl has called out that guy for help. “Quickly grab her!!” Mego is puzzled and tries to clarify that she isn’t Chiharu’s girl. But then, she has to hurry and run off for they are chasing after her while shouting for her not to run. She accidentally drops her cellphone.
Meanwhile, at the shoe lockers area of Akechi Academy, Mitsuru happily calls out to Aoi. Ribbing blushing Aoi, Mitsuru says that he has a date with Mego today and she is so happy that she got carried away since this morning. When Aoi is asking him about his club activity, he notices his cellphone. He apologizes to Mitsuru and says that it seems that Kobayashi has left a voice mail. Mitsuru asks Aoi how come he still calls her Kobayashi and not Mego, is he that shy. Aoi asks why he cares. Mitsuru says that he is also Kobayashi and like this, it can easily get mixed up. Aoi is surprised to hear Mego telling him that she is being followed by some strange guys, then the delinquents shout that Chiharu’s girl is calling for help and quickly grab her, and when Mego tries to explain that she isn’t.., the message ends. Mitsuru who has overheard it exclaims what’s going on, did Mego encountered danger, and about her being Chiharu’s girl. Aoi wonders out loud if some guys were mistaken about Mego. The two were surprised when tense Chiharu asks them what they are talking about. Chiharu hits the shoe locker and curses.
He blames him for that Mego got..and it is definitely the deed of those guys who hated him. “It would be good if they just directly clash with me. Unexpectedly making Megumu the target..!!” Mitsuru is surprised when Aoi punches Chiharu. Aoi tells him that right now, it is still early to sigh. “The three of us together will definitely save Mego-chan!!” The two guys look surprised. Aoi tells Mitsuru to quickly contact the police and they will also go look for her. Mitsuru says okay. While on the phone, Mitsuru glances at Aoi tightly clenching his fist. Mitsuru thinks that even if Aoi is doing his best in keeping calm but he is still very unsettled..!! At some alleys, the delinquents are shouting if they found her. Some says no, but she might be hiding nearby so quickly look for her. Mego is hiding behind some trash dumpsters. She tearfully mutters Aoi’s name. Narration: “This is like the start of a fated day. In order to save one princess, the extremely long day of the three princes has already started.”
Comment: Well, the worst case scenario of ‘lead girl going with the other guy’ has been averted for now. It seems that Mego let him touch her because she is fangirling over how handsome he looks from that view, and comparing his touch with Aoi’s. ^^; Their ‘bad conscience’ scenarios are quite amusing. ^^ And, ‘good wins over bad’ since as a friend/fan of Aoi, Chiharu cannot betray Aoi by snatching away Mego. And, unintentionally, he made Mego realize that Aoi is special to her. What Mego said is true in a way because her way of loving Chiharu or any other guy than Aoi would probably be different and she would probably be a different person if not for Aoi. In a way, she did become strong for Aoi because even if Aoi is strong and everything, he has a certain vulnerability. Also, it is very rare for a manly guy to send those cutie emoticons to apologize and cheer up his girlfriend. Chiharu would probably do that ‘over his dead body’. =P So, those two really suits each other ^^ He makes her strong, and she makes him go ‘cutie-cutie’ Lol..it is somewhat like infecting each other with their ‘strong points’?
And, stalkers are still here in a different form. It is interesting to compare Mego and Azusa’s reaction to this kind of problem. Of course, if one is like Mego who is weak, one should call for help and not wait for the stalkers to do something before doing that. That’s a good move on Mego’s part and probably for the story, she just have to drop her cellphone. Mitsuru still loves teasing his future brother-in-law even if he is older than him. Amusingly, it is Chiharu is the one going emo here and Aoi has to punch him to snap him out of it. Or maybe because Chiharu called Mego by her first name =P I was wondering though if Aoi asked Mitsuru to call the police to help them find Mego or to stop them before they beat those stalkers to pulp once they are found. This might reveal to Mego, Aoi’s possible ‘violent streak’. He might not be as lenient as he was to Chiharu if something happens to Mego. Also, maybe Aoi will later on wonder how come those guys thought Mego was Chiharu’s girlfriend and maybe those guys will tell him that the two were kind of lovey-dovey yesterday. Interestingly, Mitsuru will join the search since his story is usually separate from Mego’s. Will Azusa appear later on? Then, maybe something more on Azusa and Aoi’s past or at least, their connection aside from it being related to Shino? And, how they will react with each other as future ‘in-laws’ =P Scans by 夜莺工作室
Word of the day:
Let’s always be able to smile through our tears. A ray of sunshine is even more beautiful in the midst of rain. ‘There is..a time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1,4’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.