August 7, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 58]

Suiren thinks that even if they are going steady, but it is currently in cool-off stage but they will go together to the matsuri [/festival]. She wonders what kind of situation is this. Ding dong. Holding the heart-mask, Suiren thinks that it is like last year, and it would be nice if there’s no need to hide. Wondering if it is okay, she leaves the mask. She opens the door. Kawasumi greets her. She bows in acknowledgement. While walking, Kawasumi tells her that he is quite startled that she is sitting in front of him. Suiren quietly nods. She feels nervous for it has been a long time since they’ve talked. She thinks that obviously that it has been such a long time that they didn’t talk but she’s happy that polite[/formal] language isn’t used. He asks her how she spent her summer vacation. She timidly says that she watched a movie. He asks what movie. She is surprised that he unexpectedly asked in detail. She tells him that it is the story about a pastry chef. He asks if it is interesting. She says yes. Thinking that she also wants to do that, Suiren asks him how he spent his summer vacation. She is a bit embarrassed that her voice sounded strange.
Kawasumi tells her that there is club activity, went to the riverside to fish, and he also went camping. Suiren thinks that is really nice. She imagines the two of them fishing in a happy and relaxed way. She also wants to go but it is inevitable since currently, they are in cool-off stage. Kawasumi tells her that during summer period, he is working in the morning. She asks him about it. He tells her that he is delivering newspapers. Suiren thinks that is amazing. Suiren thinks that when they arrive at the shrine, it is already totally dark and she can gradually hear the ballad sound [of the insects], added with the sounds of the people and the vendor stalls. She is feeling a bit restless. Standing in front of a masks booth, Kawasumi asks her if she wants to buy one. Suiren shakes her head. Kawasumi turns away and says that he didn’t think that they can still go here together again. Looking at his back figure, Suiren thinks that today, she wants to hear what Kawasumi is thinking in his heart. “As he spend the summer vacation, what did he think of? What he feels for me.. did it change?”
Then, Ryosuke, together with Mina, calls out to the couple. Kawasumi asks Ryosuke about his younger brother. Ryosuke says that Shunsuke [guesswork from 俊介] went with his friend. Ryousuke asks if there is [barbecue] cuttlefish at that side. Then, he exclaims if it is okay for Suiren not to wear a mask. Suiren nods. Kawasumi tells him that it is very strange if she wears a mask while wearing a yukata. Ryosuke worriedly says that those guys from school will also come and could it be that they don’t want them to think that they’ve broken up. Looking around, Ryosuke says that it is for real, but it is better to wear it on. Mina tells him that he’s worrying too much. Ryosuke denies it. Kawasumi assures him that it is alright. Ryosuke says okay, then, they also enjoy themselves as much as possible. After the two left, Kawasumi mutters that is right, and this rarely happens [/rare for them to come here]. He asks Suiren what she wants to play, how about that catching goldfish type of thing. Blushing Suiren looks at him and says, then..
At a shooting gallery, the stall owner greets them and compliments Suiren’s beauty. As Suiren struggles in using the gun, Kawasumi tells her to pull that. Suiren is nervous and doesn’t know how to do it so Kawasumi asks her to let him do it. She blushes as Kawasumi looks cool in pulling the gun to get it ready for shooting. He asks her what she likes. She tells him that it is the one above. He asks if it is the star. She says yes. He gets ready to shoot it and it was a hit. Kawasumi happily says that he got it. He gives the star doll to her. She happily holds it and did a little happy dance. Getting the gun ready again, he asks her if she wants to try. She shoots and misses two times. She is shock that Kawasumi is suppressing his laughter. She asks him about going to the other side. Kawasumi smiles as he follows her. Soon, he watches her fish a balloon with a hook. She manages to get one. She happily shows it to Kawasumi. And, she does her happy dance again. To her shock, Kawasumi comments that she is quite strange. She asks in what way. She wonders if suddenly dancing is an example of it. He says no, he should say that, didn’t he say before, he really likes the her, being like that.
Aghast Suiren asks like what? He sweatdrops and says that rather than saying distance.. [<- not sure if he is saying ‘distance’ or ‘cooling off’] But, he drops the topic and starts to walk ahead. Suiren wonders if it is the same feeling as before. Kawasumi suddenly turns around and holds her hand. Narration: “The same place. The same ballad. The same vendor’s stalls. And, us who isn’t the same as last year’s. Let’s talk, okay..” Suiren stops walking and says that she wants to sit. He asks if her foot hurts. Just then, the others are gossiping if that is Suiren there, and are they still going steady. Suiren holds Kawasumi’s hand tighter and tells him that it is alright. To her and everyone else’ surprise, Kawasumi carries her ala princess carry. This made Suiren blush and call out his name. Walking while carrying her, Kawasumi says that he’ll go to a place where they can sit. He asks her if her foot is okay. She didn’t answer and thinks that everyone is looking. She’s quite embarrassed but she’s together with Kawasumi so she doesn’t mind it. At some other place, Kawasumi says that they cannot see the fireworks from there. She holds his hand and says that she always wants to ask him. “How did you spend the time when we didn’t see each other?”
While the fireworks are lighting up the night sky, Kawasumi says that even if saying it is quite humbling. “I’m very lonely.” Suiren looks surprised for he would unexpectedly say it that way. As Kawasumi sits beside her, Suiren admits that she is also very lonely and she really wants to see him. He asks why, when obviously, she can call him then he’ll go see her. Suiren says is that so. He says yes, anyway, it is summer vacation now. She says, ya. He tells her, “I have no appointments. Sundays are okay. Normal times[/days] are okay. Late nights are also okay. If you call me, I’ll quickly come.” This made Suiren blush. Kawasumi says that in the end, it is no good if one doesn’t say it out. Suiren agrees with him. She tells him that through conversation..,colliding opinions, it seems as if she can overcome..[and] protect him closely[/tightly].. Kawasumi seems to be suppressing a laugh. Thinking that it is no good if she doesn’t do this, Suiren says that she already knows about that and it feels very awesome. Kawasumi agrees with her. He asks her what about the fireworks. She says that she wants to see it. He tells her that they’ll go. She says ya..then mutters princess carry. He asks huh but she says that it is nothing. As the fireworks continue to light up the sky, Suiren wonders, if in short, it is like returning to square one..?
Comment: Well, I guess the cooling off stage did help as they realize that they terribly miss each other. And, it seems that Kawasumi is now willing to give her his time though I’m not sure if it is only during summer break. ^^; Oh well, at least, it is one progressive step. He is also more considerate to her like asking about her feet if it hurts and taking the initiative to hold hand. It is also another progress that they do not mind too much what others think since Suiren no longer wears a mask and Kawasumi will carry her in front of the fanboys and others. And of course, it is great that they realize the value of communication and saying what they’re thinking/feeling rather than it is up to the other to guess the situation. Of course, in their case, Kawasumi thought everything was okay when actually, it wasn’t for Suiren. It isn’t quite there yet since Suiren took back about the princess carry, but I guess, they’ll go about that slowly and steadily. It is nice to see them being cute together again in their own lovely-dovey way. Back to square one, maybe but who knows..in this part, are we going to get that elusive kiss or not? =P Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development. ~ Peter Shepherd

17 comments:

  1. i love these two so much.... so cute >_<

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  2. is it just me, or did Kawasumi become matured? He grew tall too. I always thought that she was too good for him and he wasn't treating her right. I hope that these next chapters will show development of their relationship. Thanks for the summary, Kat!

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    1. You mean how he looks? Yup, and also, Suiren. She is sometimes drawn to be a bit more mature. Hehe, a glimpse of what they would look like when they are older?

      Hopefully ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. I think that too. He became matured. And Suiren too

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  3. They become matured >.<~ I hope they will have a lip kiss in next chapter :">

    Thanks so much Kat-chan ^^~ Waiting for the next chap is too long for me T.T

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    1. Hopefully ^^

      You're welcome, Dương Thùy Dung ^-^

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  4. I know that their relationship is progressing little by little and I'm just sad that they miss each other. I like the part when kawasumi carried suiren like a princess in front of everyone. Thanks for the summary!!

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    1. True, Judy and yes, that is really nice.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  5. This chapter is so cuteeeeeee!!
    I want an elusive kiss so bad ><
    Thanks souch for the summary

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    1. Sorry, i mean thanks so much haha =_=;

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    2. Yup ^^

      Thanks for reading and no problem ^-^

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  6. Yay!! Somehow I get the feel that they looked much more like a couple in this chapter. Kawasumi did so well, I'm so proud <3
    There wasn't a kiss but I'm very happy with this chapter. (I'm still hoping for a kiss soon though).

    Thank you very much for the summary!!

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    1. Yup, Michelle ^^

      Ya, hopefully soon...

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  7. Thanks for the summary and I must say that this chapter made me fall inlove with this manga again LOL I could "feel" that cute and innocent touch this manga had at the beggining.

    I mean, Suiren and her lovely happy dance IT'S SOOOO CUTE!!! *__* and how she finally opened about what she wants and she's acting more like herself around Kawasumi was great. Kawasumi is also trying to act more like himself with her... I finally see how they complete each other. She's delicate and he's manly :D and the mangaka shows those aspects of their personality in a very sweet way.

    Thanks again n_n

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ Yup, that was present in this chapter.

      Indeed ^^

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