While Shuiichi looks unfazed, flustered Kyouka asks why she.. Sitting on the table with crossed legs, Azusa says that she knows everything. “Papa has someone he likes but for family reasons, he is forced to marry Mama. It is only for the Tokugawa clan [/family] to have a [qualified] successor. Mama actually knows it perfectly clear [as crystal]. Even if Mama knows Papa’s intention, but Mama still loves Papa very much. Because Mama is unable to attain Papa’s love, during intolerable lonely days, in quick succession, Mama find some other man in search of comfort [/consolation]. A really weak and sorrowful mother. *Kyouka looks flustered and mutters Azusa’s name* Do you think that I do not know the situation at all? I know that Mama always use work as an excuse to stay with some other man until morning before coming home. I and Mama are very miserable. Papa just won’t stop pursuing some other person’s figure [/likeness]. In this life, you only love that woman and her child.” Shuuichi didn’t say anything and just close his eyes. This made Azusa furious.
She clenches her fist and shouts why he isn’t saying any word to refute her. “What do you call that, making me choose one side!? *gestures to herself* Papa and Mama don’t want to be together with me? It isn’t ‘I go choose’ but rather, ‘I wish you guys will choose me!!’. Since I was young, it is like that. *parents look somewhat surprised* You guys totally have no interest in me. Always paying attention to some other place.” Flashback: Young Azusa looked flustered as her parents ignore her. She wondered how she is going to make them pay attention to her. If she becomes first place in grades or perhaps in PE [/sports], would they feel happy for her? Azusa studied hard and during the ceremony, she got a trophy and certificate. The teacher says that she’s amazing that she got number one in studies, PE and piano. But her parents continue to ignore her. Azusa thought that it isn’t enough so she has to strive harder so that she can become a more ‘worthy to be proud of’ child. End flashback.
Bending down and crying, Azusa says, “I’m really an idiot. Even if I got first place, no matter how hard I strive, there won’t be someone who’ll love me. All of these certificates and trophies, are basically meaningless. *holding up her hand to hit them away* This kind of things...” Suddenly someone calls out, “Tokugawa!!” and throws something at her. She catches a bouquet of flowers. Puzzled Azusa looks at the direction of Mitsuru who is wearing a white suit. He says, “In hanakotoba [language of flowers], daisy is ‘true love’, peach blossom is ‘your captive’, red anemone is ‘I love you’, Yellow daffodil is..ah-hm I forgot what it is. *coming out from the window* In short, I give everything to you!! Accept everything, Tokugawa Azusa!!” While her parents sweatdrop, blushing Azusa calls out his name, and Mitsuru greets her mother. They are in the second floor so Azusa shouts from where he came from and why he is dressed up like that. Mitsuru says it is to make the girl [so] happy by [making her] pleasantly surprised war[/strategy].
Seeing Azusa’s father, Mitsuru asks if he is the one they talked about, Tokugawa Shuuichi. He thinks that he is Shino and Azusa’s father. He steps forward and prostrates on the floor. He shouts, “Please give Azusa’s hand in marriage to me!! Or else, I’ll snatch her at my own will!!” Everyone looks surprised. Blushing Azusa calls out to him over what he is suddenly doing.. Mitsuru says that just now, he heard it from Shino that she and Shino are blood-related sisters. Azusa says so that is how it is, it is Shino who wants to comfort her that she made him come. Grabbing Mitsuru’s necktie, Azusa shouts, “Don’t treat me like a fool. I said that I simply won’t allow any type of sympathy!! (Do not once again make me feel how miserable I am, okay) Hate!! I don’t like you a bit!! Get lost and leave, how annoying!!” She is surprised when Mitsuru suddenly kisses her.
While blushing, Mitsuru looks at blushing Azusa and says, “..if it is sympathy, would I kneel down? If it is sympathy, would I say such an embarrassing confession!! If it is sympathy, would I go and buy this expensive bouquet and rent these very expensive clothes!! *angry* Do you even know how much those flowers cost me?” [<- poor commoner’s rallying cry] Then, Mitsuru puts a decorated wedding veil on her head and hugs her. He says, “I like you. That terrifying face and that bad temper, I understand everything. You are totally not within my preference [/taste] range, but right now, compared to Shino, compared to anyone, you’re cute. World’s number one cute.” Blushing really red, Azusa says that he’s lying, she gets angry very easily and she is very headstrong. Mitsuru says that he knows. She says that she’s violent and loves to get jealous. He says that just a while ago, she exploded. He smiles at Azusa who is moved to tears. She thinks that he’s really an idiot, saying that he likes this kind of her. Holding her up, Mitsuru says, “Let me snatch you away, queen-sama.”
Shuiichi suddenly realizes something and tells them to wait, he won’t allow them to do what they wish for Azusa is Tokugawa financial group’s only daughter. “Sooner or later, for the clan, she will be married to someone who is an appropriate match with her. Afterwards, give birth to a child and then, for that child to continue the tradition [of heir succession]. We already permitted the clan to specify the marriage for the successor. Azusa says so, for her to give birth to a second her? “I’ll also become like papa, continue on in a loveless marriage. *looking sad and gestures to herself* WILL ALSO give birth to someone like me, a child who is unable to attain love.” This made her parents look tense and surprised. Holding her hand, Mitsuru tells Azusa that they are going. “I cannot make you continue on staying in this kind of household.” Turning to look at her parents, Azusa says, “Papa, Mama, I won’t choose either of you. I will choose this guy whom I love!!” She turns towards the door to find the butler and maid already there. Shuuuichi tells them not to let these two leave this place. He asks Azusa to calm down. Mitsuru curses over this.
Then, he notices Azusa squeezing his hand tight. They look at each other and smile. Mitsuru laughs and says, ya. As the two held their hands tightly, her father is surprised when the two angrily jumps out of the window. The parents look down to see that the two are alright because the trees[/bushes] cushioned their fall. Mitsuru asks if she is still alive. Holding on to Mitsuru, Azusa says that it is thanks to his luck. Mitsuru says that he is truly lucky. Azusa starts laughing and crying. “Haha, together with you, I’m not afraid of anything anymore. With us two, joined hands [acted together], we are invincible.” Blushing Mitsuru smiles. The parents can only slightly blush upon seeing the two love birds kissing each other. Azusa thinks, “I was definitely born in order to meet you. Not loved by people so I’m very lonely. I always thought that I’m unfortunate. *giving her hand to Mitsuru* Is it really an unfortunate life? No, it isn’t. Because the future is full of unlimited possibilities. This endless future, I will go and choose, go and seize, and afterwards, I’ll become happy.” Blurb: “The twins’ love will have new progress!! Aoi’s astonishing decision will make waves!”
Comment: So, amazingly we got a kneeling down, a marriage proposal disguised as a confession, and two kisses ^-^ I’m glad that it isn’t a simple confession and it wasn’t similar to what he told Shino in the last chapter. Any girl who is in love with the guy who proposed would be moved and everything over that kind of confession..even if they are just in high school. I like the contrast on how ugly Azusa is when she is filled with hatred and how beautiful she is when in love ^^ So they are finally a couple ^^ Fufu..I love couples like these and I love their speeches. ^^ Being strong and everything will help since her parents are against their relationship. Somehow, I think the father is brainwashed by the clan’s duties and responsibilities stuff that he has to comply with what they want rather than his own love and wishes in life. He used to have fallen in love with someone, his true and one & only love. He probably wanted and tried to marry her but had succumbed to what the family wanted. In old traditional clans, what the family wants tend to be the ‘rule’ and those who do not go with it are ‘deviants’ and probably ‘disinherited’ but of course, that is not an option if there is only one child/heir. ^^;
It is said that in another series that if unsatisfied with the official wife, the ‘true love’ can become a mistress which is what happened here. I guess her father has no qualms about Azusa having the same miserable life that he has. Not surprising since he and his wife pretty much ignored Azusa’s existence that she doesn’t feel love at all. In a way, they are just chasing after the ones they couldn’t get yet stay together for appearance’s sake. And I guess they don’t really care about having kids and taking care of them, etc except to have an heir for the clan. ^^;; They probably think that Azusa being good at everything is what is expected of her and if she is doing bad things, just leave it to the others to deal with her. I wonder though if it is a given that being in a loveless marriage would automatically make the parents ignore the children. Azusa is already making that assumption and I guess if there is no Mitsuru, she might end up like her father. So, because of that kind of parents, it is really no wonder Azusa turned out the way she is. I guess if good deeds aren’t working, she started modeling and some bad deeds but nothing is working at all to get them to notice her. She probably looked for friends too but they are only her friends because of her surname. In a way, I think she is still hoping for some miracle because she still calls them ‘papa’ and ‘mama’. I guess what happened here was the last straw for her as she finally realizes what she is to them. So, rather than staying with either one and be miserable, she is going to be with the one she loves by ‘eloping’ ^^
Good thing she has that option though I wonder if Azusa can live by herself if Mitsuru wasn’t around or she’ll just give up and choose one of her parents to stay with. I wonder if the next chapters about them would be how they would adjust to life together aside from her parents causing trouble. Depending on their financial capabilities, I guess the Kobayashi family can take Azusa in. Hehe, Mitsuru already prooposed though I’m not sure if she would want to continue studying in that school. Would they both quit school? Azusa already has a job so the problem will be Mitsuru. Also, for the potential fiancée for her..could it be Chiharu, iirc, he’s rich, or a new character? I’m amused that Mitsuru bypassed Mego in a lot of dating stuff and went straight for the marriage stuff. ^^;; It seems that the next chapter will be about Aoi-Mego again. Well, if there is no problem with these two, create a new one. ^^; I’m thinking maybe Aoi will study abroad? Maybe, it has something to do with his mother? Maybe to get things okay with Mitsuru-Azusa, they get Shuiichi be together with his mother. =P So that, everyone will be happy. Maybe, it is simply wanting them four to go on double date =P Oh ya, do you think Azusa’s father is a foreigner? His eye are drawn differently..hehe, he actually looks like a ‘villain’. ^^; Oh, before I forget, I think deep inside her parents are green with envy over that since Azusa chose love and has someone who loves her as she is ^^ Scans by 夜莺工作室
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The happiest times are ahead of you, not behind you! ‘Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. Philippians 3:13’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.