Shinya sighs and tells her that is enough, don’t say it. He turns around and leaves. Miwako wants to call him but she hesitates. Soon, Shinya is gone. Miwako thinks that right now, it would be good if she blocked his path. “It would be good to block his way and kiss him.” Then, she recalls Soichiro telling her that it is because she doesn’t have courage to do some stupid things so she is still a virgin at 25 years old. At the streets near Budokan, there are some girls still loitering around with cellphones. Sitting by the sidewalk, trembling Reiko grinds her teeth while holding her cellphone. The other twitters are telling her as love_cocoro: ‘do not to be too mean’, ‘un-follow [you]’, and ‘I think you shouldn’t say bad things about others. Do not make others think that Shinya’s fans don’t have common sense.’ Angry Reiko shouts that these garbage [/offal], when she still has Aki’s picture with her and if she uploads it, would they still praise [/say those things]. As Reiko prepares to upload Aki’s picture to Twitter, she is stunned to see someone called CRPL_MATOME had uploaded her [Reiko] picture when she is at the reception area [/hallway] of Budokan. Addressed to her, it says, “People lock on this person, Mush’s slanderer. *Insert school* High second year’s Terada Reiko. Just by looking at the picture, I think that she’s a disgusting ugly girl. Ewwww” [<- Sorry, I forgot what their school is called, it is this 德澤]
Reiko’s eyes widen in shock. Mimikanano asks if it is an ugly girl’s jealousy..an ugly girl is really an ugly girl within. Yuko009 decides on eliminating the ugly girl-ww. Later on, standing outside the barrier-fence facing the street where cars pass by, Reiko starts to cry and thinks that she already has no way of going back. “I can no longer go and join Crude Play’s Live. Ah ah what to do. *clenching the handle of her bag* What to do.” Back at Budokan, Yuu and Sou happily greet Riko ‘good job’ and double high-fives with her. Riko seems listless that Sou asks what it is. Riko says that it is nothing, she is just a bit tired. Yuu asks her if she just exchanged contact information with Shibaken. Sou exclaims in disbelief. Yuu tells her that she is definitely being toyed around by Shibaken. Riko asks what he is saying when she is not like him who doesn’t have a girlfriend equal to his age, for she has a boyfriend.
Yuu couldn’t answer back. He just tells Riko to abandon that jobless vagabond and rather than be taken by that guy, Shibaken is still much better. Riko looks surprised. Sou gulps and thinks that is Yuu’s confession. Riko goes huh, she doesn’t understand what he is saying. Yuu tells her that she’s an annoying idiot. Sou is shock for Riko totally ignored Yuu. He decides to change the topic by telling the bickering two about how Mush is being praised in Twitter. This made Riko flustered and teary-eyed. She bends down and says that’s great. The two are happy for her. Holding his cellphone to her, Sou says to look here.. Then, he looks surprised. He has seen that love cocoro/Reiko’s identity has already been exposed. The others say, ‘TL [Twitterverse] is making a ruckus... As Crude Play’s fan, I’m really ashamed. Obviously Mushroom and MUSHPLAY did very well.’ ‘CP fan’s shame. Poor Mushroom.’, and ‘Mushroom do not lose. You sang really well! By the way, I really skeptical about her [Reiko], could it be that there’s something wrong with her head.’
Looking at Sou’s phone, Yuu says that Reiko is now being targeted. This surprises Riko. Yuu says that the internet is really scary, all of everyone’s messages are just pouring. “Ah—karma’s retribution.” And teary-eyed Reiko is still standing by the street. She is surprised that her cellphone is ringing. She nervously takes it out and is surprised that it is ‘disgusting fatty’ who is calling. Reiko nervously answers the phone. Sou asks where she is right now. This surprises Reiko. Sou asks, “Aren’t you crying somewhere? I’ll quickly go there. Don’t cry.” Reiko is puzzled and confused. Sou continues to ask if she is still near Budokan. Flustered Reiko asks why. “Why are you coming over? ..I.. I..” Sou says, “It’s because you are my girlfriend?? So? ..No, you’re not at all my girlfriend, right. I actually notice it from the start. You basically do not like me, right. But, because it is my first.. Because it is my first time to be confessed to [by someone] so I’m super happy. So, Terada-chan is my friend. Because [you’re/it’s] important so I won’t let you cry alone. I’ll go to your side.” Reiko is moved to tears over this.
Comment: Sou is such a nice guy for if it is most people, knowing that this person used him/her and then, tried to destroy his/her friend’s reputation, he/she would have let that person be. Or perhaps like Shinya, don’t care if she commits suicide over it. I guess for Sou this might be the least he can do to somewhat thank her for confessing to him even if she doesn’t like him. Ah..for the experience of what it is like to be confessed to? ^^;; Sou is also sharp in observing people so he might have realized that Reiko is a loner and well, maybe let her know that she’s not alone, someone still cares Hehe, obviously those are lame reasons so let’s just say, the guy is just nice and bears no grudge on people who wronged him. Actually, he might be used to it just by how people tend to insult him because he’s fat. So, even if she did such a horrible thing, he’ll give her a second chance? Depending on one’s values, one can either say that what he is going to do is ‘how nice’ or ‘how stupid’. ^^;
Whatever his reasons, I think he knows that being there for her is just a small thing he can do for her because after this, Reiko will still have to face what she did. She’ll have to go to school and face the CP fans there. She is pretty much a ‘marked girl’ for CP fans. Life can be quite hell for there will definitely be bullying whether in the cyber world or not. She is already tarnished as a CP fan when that is her own personal world especially in Twitter. Of course, people can change names in Twitter so she might just do that. Actually, I’m thinking that she couldn’t have denied it. Hmm..I’m not sure if that will help though since it might be just a matter of time before it will be proven that she is indeed love_cocoro. Maybe Reiko will learn from this heavy priced lesson and change her ways. I doubt that Sou will always be there when she is being bullied. Also, fans might lash out on him for siding with the ‘enemy’ of his friend. If that happens and Sou’s image is affected, Riko would most definitely become part of the new group.
Hm..there are still some fans hanging around there so with a click from a cellphone, Sou might be in trouble. Also, what do his friends think about what he’s doing? Yuu won’t like it, but what about Riko? Whoever posted the picture got good timing just when Reiko is about to upload her trump card. I do wonder who it was who uploaded her picture. My guess would be Shinya. A fan couldn’t easily figure it out. Even if that fan is probably clever enough to look around and check who is the grumpy one going out of the concert could be Reiko, assuming the picture is everyone going out. Still, to know her full name, year level and where she studies, it is too much of a coincidence especially since she doesn’t exactly stand out in school. Shinya is the only one who is vicious enough to do this while the others couldn’t. He also knows how to tinker with the internet. Could it be that aside from checking the internet reactions regarding Mush with Aki earlier, he had uploaded this? Or maybe later on since meeting the visitors must be over because Riko already joined her friends.
This will pretty much shut Reiko up and talk about karma or poetic justice. What she is doing to Riko happened to her. Riko managed it but can she? In a way, it is the same with Mari. She kept on ranting about Riko having the luxury of lip-synching. Riko proved her wrong and now, Mari is the one stuck in lip-synching. The irony. Next, it seems that Shinya is indeed going to be paired off to Miwako. Hehe, she is really smitten after that kiss. ^^; I’m curious though how Shinya would react if he knew. Regret kissing her? Disgusted that a girl he hates has fallen for him? From Yuu’s hint, it seems that Shibaken would be Aki’s new rival. If Aki found out about it, would he make a fuss about it? Shibaken won’t be as nice as Shinya since he got nothing to do with Aki. About Riko, is it okay not to tell her friends about the offer to her so that they can talk about it rather than for them to learn about it later on..or even from someone else? I know she doesn’t want to hurt their feelings especially after what she shouted at the concert. Maybe not for now because they are on a high? Anyway, at least the Reiko problem is somewhat resolved now and the payback is quite fitting for her. Scans by 红莲 & all★wink汉化组
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Reciprocity, what goes around comes around, karma, you'll reap what you sow, what you give is what you get...You have a choice, make the right one. ~ Author Unknown quotes