Kyouko is surprised that her mother had contacted, how can... Then, Okami enters to ask if everything is okay for she heard noises inside. [<- Kyouko screaming] Quickly standing up, Kyouko says that it is nothing and sorry for bothering them, it is just that an unexpected guy would suddenly appear before her eyes in an unexpected situation that she wasn’t able to control herself. Holding out his bowl, Shou asks for another one. Couldn’t believe how thick his face is, Kyouko angrily grabs the bowl and tells him that is enough. Okami asks if he wants another one. Kyouko holds out the bowl to her and says that Shou apologizes for not being able to eat more but thanks for the food, it was delicious. To Shou’s delight, Okami says if that is so, then she’ll give him another one. Holding up both hands, Kyouko exclaims that means no. She makes an elaborate excuse that regarding Shou’s gratitude for delicious food, it is his lifetime goal to value that gratitude by absolutely not eating it twice. He is doing this to increase his gratitude for the delicious food. This made Okami praise Shou for being young and yet amazing. Kyouko says yes, he is really great <- a long time since she mentioned this praise. While Shou is irked by what Kyouko said, Okami tells Kyouko to just call her if she needs anything. Formally bowing, Kyouko thanks her and closes the door. While walking away with the empty bowl, Okami thinks that it turns out that kid is her childhood playmate. He’s the one in super super big poster that is hanged on Kyouko’s room even if she thinks that he is a celebrity.
Okami only watches the news on the television so she and her husband do not know him. But then, all of the customers in the stores knows him..Fuwa Shou. After the door closed, Kyouko angrily looks at Shou and tells him to get away from there. Taking away the rest of his food, Kyouko tells him that this is a general [VIP] special seat and not for him to casually sit. Shou says who cares about her, Okami had asked him if he ate or not, and he said no, so she let him sit here. Kyouko scolds him for being thick-faced. She tells him to be a bit more cautiously modest for he would unexpectedly go into someone’s house and eat with gusto. Shou says that someone is telling him to eat so why must he be modest, also she is fully aware that the food here is very delicious. Irked Kyouko recalls how she happily brought take-out food for him upon coming home. While Shou resumes eating, angry Kyouko mentally scolds him not to make her remember unhappy memories. While grinding her teeth, she doesn’t want Shou to eat the food since it is a waste on him but then, it is also a waste to throw it away. Shou goes back to the topic by mentioning the passport. Kyouko quickly asks if that person looked for him.. contacted him. [<- Sorry about how I implied the last translation, it turns out that he only said, ‘Aunt Saena have contacted’ rather than ‘Aunt Saena have contacted [me]’] Shou tells her that is impossible for she would only contact his family. Saena told his parents, ‘I already know where that child is, do not worry.’ That is because when they both left his house, his parents informed Saena about it.
Kyouko says that’s right, they said, ‘I’m really sorry for our stupid son had taken Kyouko away to become a housekeeper’ and that is because Shou’s parents are very intelligent and have good insight. Shou says that’s right and they knew that he didn’t FORCEFULLY drag her away because his parents are very intelligent. Kyouko angrily glares at Shou over that fact. Shou says but then, the fact is he did take her away that both his parents kept on apologizing to Saena non-stop. Kyouko is furious that it is like Shou is talking about someone else. Shou says that it seems that Saena has always been paying for Kyouko’s living expense in order for them to let Kyouko stay [/and care for her]. And so, he got a furious telephone call from his family to his office, ‘It seems that Kyouko is living here, and it is his duty to go and check the situation!!’ His parents say that even if it is hanami season [/cherry blossoms-sakura season which is from end of March to first week of April] soon that they are busy in the inn, but in a few days, his parents will personally come and see Kyouko. Kyouko says is that so. Shou scolds her for saying that because it is possible that they are going to bring her back to Kyoto because his parents have a ‘responsibility’ to care for her [/give her shelter]. This surprises Kyouko. She wonders if Saena had told Shou’s parents to do that. She dismisses it as impossible for her to say that because.. While holding his tea cup, Shou asks her if she had directly seen Saena at that time.
Kyouko is puzzled so Shou tells her the time when she got the signature for her passport. Kyouko darkly says that if there is sickness that can cause someone to die due to being overly stupid, it would be good if it happens now. Shou angrily asks what she is talking about, is she talking about him, she who is an expert in stupidity had the nerve to tell him that. Kyouko bites her lip and says that if she directly met up with that person, why would his parents ask him to come and check her situation? Shou says that having said that.. Kyouko repeats that if there is a sickness that can cause someone to die due to being overly stupid, let it happen now, and let the first sacrifice be him, you expert in stupidity. This made Shou shout for her that’s enough and shut up. Shou says that he said it because her ability to comprehend puts one in despair. Kyouko asks him if he wants her to explain to him the current reality. Kyouko seriously thinks that she knows about that thing but it is impossible for her [mother] to say that, and wanting to change her life’s path-something, because that person won’t come here, even if she also lives in Tokyo, she also won’t come and see her. Shou looks tense and mutters, “...Hm..eh..ah...sorry..” Kyouko looks at him in surprise. She exclaims that he just said a disgusting word, he’s apologizing, is he apologizing, apologizing to her!!? Yuck!! She tells him not to be like that since it is like an omen that something scary will happen and she couldn’t be at ease!! Even if he already makes her unable to feel at ease. That’s enough, it is okay for him to be just, the number 1 ego.
With huge popped veins, Shou angrily says that for her to be like that to someone’s rare sincerity. Kyouko starts to darkly mutter that Shou angrily shouts that an expert in stupidity dare to say that to him and wasting one’s good intention. Then, after looking surprised, Kyouko says that it is impossible because his parents ordered him. It is impossible that he came over because he’s worried about her. Shou is shock over his ego being finished [/completed; I don’t get this part]. While tidying up the utensils that he used on a tray, Kyouko says that it is fine with him if she is gloomy over seeing that person. If she were to lament over it, for him, it is totally superficial [/idiom for doesn’t hurt, doesn’t tickle]. Shou angrily thinks that’s true. Kyouko says that it is also very strange for him to worry about the reason why his parents are coming over when he wanted her to be a waitress [/hostess] for life in Kyoto. Shou admits that it is because she has fallen head over heels over Tsuruga Ren. Shou is shock to see Kyouko stiffening over that. Somewhat standing up, he asks could it be..she is an idiot who had a huge rock on her head that she has fallen head over heels..when before she even had that amazing declaration. While Kyouko is mentally freaking out about forgetting about that and things had progress up to this point, Kyouko casually says, ha, don’t be silly, how can she simply fall head over heels when she is betting her life on it.
While Kyouko is holding the tray with all her strength to hide her palm, inner Kyouko tells her not to let Shou notice her current feelings for Ren. It is also worried about the [Love Me] stamp being exposed but then, it doesn’t have Ren’s name on it. Inner Kyouko cheers Kyouko on to use her acting skill here. Kyouko says that didn’t she tell him she has her own goal and that is to show him that she can be a first rate actress in Japan. For this reason, she must continuously improve herself, and she must become someone who’ll make others feel proud of her. “Love-what, that is just some monster that will disturb one’s state of mind. Even for a moment, I won’t let it be the first place within my heart.” Standing up, Shou tells her to say it clearly like that. No matter what his parents say, don’t think of unnecessary things. “You just carry out the future path that you have decided to walk on.” After Shou left, Kyouko is lost in thought by the door. Okami asks her if someone fetched Shou since he greeted her a while ago [/bid her goodbye]. Kyouko says yes and she apologizes for it being late since Shou lacks common sense. After throwing the trash, Okami asks what’s up. Kyouko doesn’t quite know how to tell her. Kyouko thinks that right now, the impression that was left on her was his disgusting ‘being decent[/honorable]’ and those last amazing [/extraordinary] words, that’s all. She recalls about him asking if she met her mother then he apologized. Kyouko thinks wait..it is impossible for Shou to be like that..even if he immediately deny it..but was he really a little bit worried about her so he came..because of that matter between her and that person..
Inside the car, Shou recalls Kyouko telling him why would his parents ask him to check her situation if she had seen her mother. Shou thinks that he knows that but despite it, it couldn’t be abandoned and [he’s?] hoping that kind of thing still exists..that upon knowing the whereabouts of one’s missing daughter, even if it is Saena, perhaps, --but, reality apparently isn’t that beautiful. Recalling how she reacted to his apology and mentioning about that ‘so stupid that he’ll die’ sickness, he thinks that since Kyouko can still scold and curse him, she ought to be alright. In Kyouko’s room, she picks up a small purse that is on top of her cabinet that is filled with her fairy tale containers and related stuff. [<- I think she had preserved that rose or else, why it is still there. ^^; But what happened to that grand vase she bought before?] She opens the purse and happily smiles at Corn the rock. Taking it out, Kyouko says that she’s back and sorry, was it lonely. She had left it at home since she doesn’t want to lose it. Taking it on her table, Kyouko tells it that she bought it a gift. Holding a little pouch, she says that it is star sand. While pouring the sand on a piece of table, Kyouko says that she found it at a nearby island which the film crew rented. In this pile of sand, there are star-shaped sand so isn’t it amazing. Kyouko puts Corn on top of the pile of sand. She laughs and asks if it felt comfortable, the south sea. Can it feel the moist environment? She tells it that she meticulously prepared this gift and aside from this, she had seen its former master in Guam. While touching Corn, Kyouko sadly says that in the end, she should have brought it with her.
She recalls when she was young and it was raining. Holding Corn the rock tightly, she walked through the woods and cried her heart out. End flashback. Kyouko slams on the table and exclaims that she has to tidy up her luggage for she has Box R early in the morning. After opening her luggage, her demon ‘loving darkness’ antennas come out and whine at Kyouko over how long was she going to make them wait, quickly read it. Kyouko mutters that she’ll look over it a bit before going to sleep. The next day, Kyouko looks tired and exhausted. She had tossed from side to side because her demons won’t let her sleep since they kept on making her finish reading Amamiya’s notebook. Going to the set, Kyouko thinks that Amamiya is totally angry but then, it is inevitable to be angry when someone said that, and it is mean since actress Amamiya is unfamiliar in that area [/comedy]. Then Kyouko notices that the cast of Box’R are talking together at one area. Her co-stars are asking if ‘she’ is okay and they don’t have any detained information. Kyouko wonders what happened for they are all gathered there as if there is some uproar. One of the co-stars says that the director didn’t say things clearly yet he just went out but then, when he arrives at the hospital, he should come back to tell them about ‘her’ situation. This made Kyouko worry that she asks her co-stars what happened. They tell her that on the way to the shooting, Amamiya got into a major accident and they heard that she was brought to the hospital. Next chapter will be out on November 20th in Japan.
Comment: So, Shou is indeed thick-faced enough to ask for another bowl of bamboo shoot rice. ^^; I wonder if Okami really didn’t doubt ‘Shou’s ‘strange’ reason for not wanting to eat another one because of how Kyouko insisted it. Since Okami and hubby do not quite know who Shou is and I doubt that Kyouko had told them what he did, so I guess they probably just think that he is someone Kyouko knows. I wonder if she also thinks that Kyouko has some sort of crush on Shou because of that huge poster in her room. ^^; Hehe, because of her principles about the food, she cannot stop Shou from eating the rest of it. ^^; In a way, I guess that is how Shou can get his way with her. And, apparently, Saena didn’t call Shou. Sorry again for implying it because I didn’t expect that she had stayed in contact with Shou’s parents. ^^;; We know some new stuff here. Saena didn’t totally abandon her. She still provided the money for Kyouko to stay there, and even if Kyouko doesn’t want to believe it, it seems that Saena left her under the care of the Shou family. For what reason, there are a lot of possibilities like marrying her off to Shou, she couldn’t take care of her, she couldn’t stand her ‘not perfect’ daughter, etc. Of course, I’m not really convinced about that marrying part. ^^; Nevertheless, it doesn’t change the fact that she did abandon Kyouko and it had deeply scarred Kyouko that until now, she still somewhat relies on Corn to cheer her up. Okay, that opens up the possibility of maybe the real Corn will do that for her later on ^^
I’m curious though what Shou’s parents are like, and how they look. I’m delighted that we’ll even get to see them. So, they are intelligent, seem to think their son is an idiot and are very responsible/caring for Kyouko. After all, aside for leaving the inn on a very busy time, they even contacted their idiot son to make him check on Kyouko. I do wonder if it is like what Shou thinks, that they plan to bring Kyouko back. If that is the reason, that means that they don’t know what became of Kyouko. Since Shou has ‘severed relations with his parents’, I assume that he also didn’t bother to inform his worried parents about what happened to Kyouko. Of course, he cannot tell them that he has abandoned her after she outlived her use. So, it makes me wonder, does Saena know what Kyouko is doing now? If they are like the Daruma couple, they would never realize that Kyouko the actress is Mogami Kyouko. That means, that acting thing with Kanae is a coincidence. It seems that there is no endearment with Shou's parents from Kyouko..is it because she thinks that they are doing it out of responsibility or they have an ulterior motive for letting her stay in the inn before aside from getting money from her mother? I do wonder what Shou is apologizing for. Since the topic is about Saena contacting Kyouko, I guess he is apologizing for bringing it up? In a way, it seems that for Kyouko, people do not change though that is human nature especially towards people who has hurt one badly and gave one very bad memories. She is really shock over Shou apologizing to her and she also tends to stick to how she viewed her mother. Still, what Shou said about Ren seems to betray his jealousy. Too bad Kyouko is quite busy covering it up to notice it, and later on, she’s thinking of her mother.
Like what I wanted, Kyouko successfully covered it up with her acting. Good job ^^ I do wonder if they’ll meet again in the next couple of days so that he’ll see the Love Me drawing stamp..of course, like what Kyouko mentioned, Ren’s name isn’t on it so he won’t know anyway..unless she slips up or someone tells him about it. In short, I wonder if the mangaka would still put importance to it and I don’t think she can act in Box’R with it on her palm. Even if Shou is like that and everything, it seems that he still care about her going ahead with her plans for the future and not be swayed by his parents. Of course, I highly doubt she’ll be swayed if it is about going back to Kyoto. And yes, he was worried about her because he knows that thing about her and her mother. Shou seems convinced that Kyouko is okay though deep down inside, from that Corn scene, she wasn’t. It does make me wonder if it is Ren, would he know especially since her acting is now quite good? About that flashback, I wonder if it has a significance or it is just one of those times when Kyouko is all alone with just Corn the rock to comfort her. Hehe, it seems that Kyouko’s demons had quite a control over her to make her read the notebook all night. The comedian must have ridiculed Amamiya being not used to comedy. Well, she is overly serious and gloomy so that isn’t a surprise. And, it seems that Shou’s apology is indeed an omen since Amamiya got into an accident. Ordinary accident or deliberate one? That is quite a surprise for I don’t know how the notebook, and this accident would relate to this arc which should be about Kyouko’s mother which now includes Shou’s parents. Knowing this mangaka, there has to be a connection. Maybe with that, her mom and everything, Kyouko couldn’t compose herself and make a slip? If she did, what would it be..how about making Ren/Shou notice her feelings for Ren? ^^ Hehe, it is going to be spring soon so love ought to be also blooming. Maybe the accident is with Saena =P Maybe Kanae will also go to the hospital though I don’t know how Saena would be there since that shooting has only started and she shouldn’t be that close with Saena to go there with her unless there is some significance. Oh ya, the title is tiny monsoon..so we might be in for a bigger one later on. And monsoon is related to rain..so does it mean crying? So that flashback has a significance? Scans by 红莲汉化组
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