[Free talk: sofia, the tagboard is still acting up on my side. I saw the tags this morning but now, I don’t see it anymore so I’ll just post the brief which turned into a long full summary here. ^^; And hope you don’t mind my spellings of the names =P]
Days after that five tribe meeting, Yona and others have arrived at some village near the Earth tribe. They comment about how lively it is there. Yun/bsho kid explains that lately, they managed to excavate a mine that has precious stones so the merchants increased. Haku muses that ojisan [<- head of Earth tribe] is unexpectedly lucky. Yun says that lately, they have some cash in hand so he thinks that they ought to be able to buy all sorts of stuff there. There are also a lot of people so they won’t be too eye-catching. Zeno/GD is hungry and wants to buy some meat bun. Yun says that he brought some lunch. He gives the pack lunch to everyone. While they are about to eat, a boy steals Yona’s onigiri [/rice ball/salted rice]. Yun freaks out over this. The boy runs and the squirrel jumps on his face just when he turned around. Yun demands the food back. The boy tries to escape but the others are in front of him. Yona asks if he is hungry since his stomach is growling loudly. Yona looks up, takes an arrow, shoots bird and gives it to the boy. She tells the boy to sell it at the store there to have a bit of money.
The boy is amazed by her and exclaims that she’s a cool woman. “I want you to marry me!” The guys who are interested in Yona immediately lost their smile. ^^; Holding her hand, the boy tells her that it is okay, in his village at the opposite of the river, they can marry at age 13 and right now, they’ll just get engaged first. Yona tries to tell him to wait but Yun and Kija[/WD] already stop him. Yun asks how come it is okay just because he wants to marry and how can she let him get a piece of the action [<- probably the harem]. Kija calls him rude for treating his master that way even if he is a kid. Jeha[/GD] teases Haku over having a rival but Haku pretends not to know what he meant. The boy asks Yona if all of these people are her men. [<- as in harem] Yona says no. The boy asks what she thinks of him, he likes healthy women and he’ll really treasure her. Jeha asks Haku if he isn’t going to say anything. Haku replies that if Jeha wants to say something, he go do it. Yona says that she cannot marry, sorry. Yun comments over how ruthless Yona is. The boy refuses her answer so Yun tells him not to be stubborn. Yun says that they won’t give Yona to him so find some other person.
The boy doesn’t want to give up so Yun gives him his lunch so that he’ll give it up. The boy says that Yun is so nice, marry me! Yun says that even if he is beautiful but he is a guy. Jeha muses that the kid is fickle. Haku asks isn’t he the same with him. Jeha says that is a misunderstanding. While walking and eating, they start to chat about the boy’s village being in the west side of the river. Yun says that there should only be Kai empire. [<- the country at the North and seems to be the one that teamed up with Fire tribe’s rebellion] The boy says that it is Kai. They are shock that he is from the other country. Yona asks if he is alone. The boy says that his family is by the river bank. She asks why he came to Kouka [her country]. The boy says that he wants to see what kind of place Kouka is. After walking for so many days, he became hungry to the point of fainting so he stole rice -> Yun’s onigiri. He apologizes and says that it is the first time he ate such a delicious onigiri. Yun says that is okay and he even gives the boy another one which is the others’ share. The boy says that in short, he knows that Kouja’s food is delicious and there are nice women.
Yona happily tells Haku that she got called a nice woman and it is the first time someone said it to her. Haku says that at least, she is extremely powerful tool, [<- not sure] a woman who is able to shoot down a bird and give it to someone. The boy thanks them and says that he’s going ahead since his father and the others would worry about him. Jeha asks if he is okay alone because there is the garrison by the border and it can be very dangerous. The boy says that it is okay for when he came, it isn’t so.. Just then, Shina [BD] notice something and pushes everyone on the ground. Zeno says that Shina says that they should hide. Jeha being the one below the pile tell Shina to use him mouth next time. Shina says that there are many soldiers coming over, around a hundred. The boy cannot believe it because it wasn’t that many when he came even if he slipped into a merchant ship but everything was okay. He says that he cannot see them so Yona tells him that Shina’s eye sight is good. Haku wonders what they are doing so near the border. Jeha says that it would be good if they are helping the excavation or some other peaceful thing. The boy asks if he cannot go back. Yona asks Jeha if there is no other route. Jeha says that if it is with him, they can barely have a route.
Yona asks the boy his name. He says, Keigen [/guesswork from 輕元] Yona tells him that they’ll bring him back to his village. The boy asks if she’ll marry into their village. Haku and Yun says ‘won’t’. Soon at some waterfall, they are going to jump over the cliff. Haku immediately made Jeha carry him over. =P Keigen asks why they would be barely enough get there if they are with him. Jeha carries him and jumps over. Then, he tells Keigen to keep it a secret. And, they decide to rest near some forest. Yona gives a drink to Jeha and says good work. He says that he is willing to serve her anytime and he doesn’t know if the guys can jump over themselves especially Haku and Shina who are heavy. Haku laughs and says that it is so fun, let’s do it again a few times. Yona smiles upon seeing Haku laughing. She is startled to see Keigen starting at her. He asks which one she likes. Is it that guy. He is referring to Haku. Yona asks what he is saying. Keigen says that it is because she is always looking at him. Then, after a few moments, Yona blushes. This made Keigen think he is right but Yona denies it by saying that it is only occasionally. She says that Haku is so spiteful [/mean <- usually teasing her] that he isn’t a bit cute.
She is startled when Haku apologizes for not being a bit cute. Haku asks why she would suddenly say bad things about him. Keigen says that it is because Yona is always looking at him. This is freaking Yona out. Haku asks if it is like that. Blushing Yona denies it. Keigen says when Yona saw his smiling face, she had a very happy expression and since it is like that, it is good for her to say it early. Keigen runs off that Yona thinks that she never thought a kid can be quite troublesome. Haku asks, smiling face? She tries to explain but Haku leans closer to her. He smiles and asks her if it is amusing [/interesting]. She says totally not. Haku mutters that it isn’t the same as what was said. Yona starts to think if she is really like that, always looking at him. Haku seems puzzled over blushing Yona. The next day, I presume, Yona couldn’t sleep and finds Keigen looking tired by the tree. Jeha offers to carry him but Kija is the one who did it since Jeha hasn’t recovered yet from yesterday. [<- he carried everyone over the cliff] Jeha says that he isn’t tired. Kija asks Shina to carry Jaeha but Jaeha refuses. Keigen apologizes for giving them trouble when they just met. Kija says that this is a small thing so don’t mind.
Keigen says that even if it is just a short time but he is very happy in Kouka. His village is very confined so there is no opportunity to talk with outsiders. When he told his parents that he wanted to go see Kouka, his parents extremely opposed it. Keigen says that it would be good if he came over earlier for he’ll knew earlier that there are good people. Kija says that if Kouka gave him a good memory, it would make him proud. But, he mustn’t ignore what his parents say and they cannot be at his side forever to reprimand him. Cherish those times when they teach him important things. Then, after a lot of walking, Keigen says that it is that hill, his village. Zeno exclaims that it’s great that they are going to reach it soon but it is quite warm at the south ring[?]. Then, Kija passes Keigen to Shina. Jeha teases Kija if he is already exhausted when he obviously have a strange power [/dragon claw] but he’s physical strength is weak.. To Jeha’s surprise, Kija faints.
Comment: Heat stroke? Most probably since Keigen seems to be a nice kid so he won’t do anything deliberately bad to his new friends. Maybe Keigen has some germs that won’t harm him but will harm someone from a different country? The potential problem here would probably be Keigen’s village would refuse to help Kija since he is an outsider. Then, if they knew that Suwon is going to attack their country soon, all the more they won’t help the ‘enemy’. So, in a way, Yona might be forced to fight against Suwon and others for Kija to get the villagers to help, or at least, protect Keigen’s village. If she does that, then, she and the others might be branded a traitor of their country. At first, I thought that Keigen would indeed join Yona’s harem but it seems to be just a joke..for he turns out to be a cupid. =P There is a lot of obvious stuff there that Haku didn’t notice. ^^; Also, maybe he has to tone down his teasing for it makes Yona think that he has zero romantic interest with her. Hopefully, Keigen’s advice to say it earlier isn’t some ominous thing. ^^; As usual, the group’s interaction is quite fun to read. I wonder if Zeno can read other people’s thoughts or he just assumes that is what Shina meant since he pushed them all down. ^^;; Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~ Leo Rosten