With skype [online telecommunication program] for video chat, Shun informs Soichiro of what happened. Soichiro says that he is saying that no matter who called, Shinya won’t answer..and if there is anyone who said some words [for him] to come back, [<- when he got off the van?] then from the start, he won’t just leave like this. Shun and the others look flustered. Soichiro says and besides, it is very difficult to persuade a person who firmly believes that his action is correct. “Aki, you should be able to comprehend it, right? *Aki looks surprised* At that time when you told him that you wanted to leave Crude Play, it is the same kind of feeling. *Aki looks flustered* It is because he believes that his departure is for Crude Play.” Everyone looks flustered as Soichiro lights up a cigarette. Soichiro says that they are going to announce it to the public, like this, ‘Shinya suddenly fell ill so this performance is cancelled.’ This surprises everyone.
Shun asks what is that cancelled performance, is that something one can say let’s do it then they’ll do it. Soichiro says definitely not but no matter how many amazing musicians they can pull over, it is also impossible to make that person fill up Shinya’s vacancy within an hour, right. “No matter who, it cannot be done.” Shun looks flustered. Outside, the fans are already gathering in anticipation to watch the CP concert. Inside the concert hall, the crew are nervously wondering what’s going on. Senzaki looks at his cellphone and it is 16:02. He mutters that it is still two hours before the concert starts. Back in the dressing room, Shun admits that he is fine with lip-synching, and honestly speaking, he hopes that Aki can come back. This surprises everyone.
Looking at trembling Shun, Aki thinks that right now, he’s immediately facing his friend who’ll stand on stage yet carries the feelings of wanting to return to Tokyo. “The only sentence that I can say is.” Flustered Aki says that he’ll go, he’ll go, okay. This surprises the others. Soichiro asks whose identity he is assuming. This surprises Aki. Soichiro asks if he is the honored guest playing music or he is acting as Crude Play’s Aki? And, there is a new news item on Yahoo! Japan about Crude Play’s Shinya suddenly getting sick and he will be substituted by Aki. Back at Yamato TV, a crew member shouts that today’s dress rehearsal is up to this point and they’ll be troubling everyone for the official program, thank you very much. As everyone exchanged greetings of ‘good work/otsukaresama’, Riko takes her phone from her seat and reads it. Shibaken is a bit agitated and uneasy for he particularly wants to talk with Riko.
Yutaka calls out for them to have a drink since Mush and Lucca had joined them. Lucca accepts his offer and thanks him. While Yutaka is wondering where to go, he notices Riko is staring at her cellphone. He asks her what’s up. Everyone is surprised when Riko suddenly looks flustered and crying. She had read about the new regarding Crude Play. Shaking, she apologizes to everyone and says that she has a bit.. She bows to everyone and exclaims, “I’m truly very sorry but I cannot go today!!” Everyone is surprised when Riko immediately rushes out of the studio. Miwako tries to call out to her but Riko has already left. So, Miwako and the others apologize in behalf of Riko. Everyone is quite stunned by this. Yutaka asks what’s going on. Keiji wonders out loud if someone made her go to cram school. And, Shibaken finds himself blushing yet he doesn’t know what’s going on with himself. At the dressing room, Miwako and others find Riko immediately packing her things. Miwako tells her not to refuse people like that for it is too rude and if she is hated by the people whom she’ll perform with..
When Riko is putting on her backpack, Sou asks her what’s going on, and did something happen. To their surprise, Riko says that right now, she must immediately go to Kagawa.. “Ogasawara said, he will perform onstage at Crude Play’s LIVE.. *Sou is surprised* because Shinya, he disappeared.. *Miwako is surprised*” Yuu is puzzled for how come that NEET is going onstage when Shinya is gone? “Ah- how come?” Sou just sweatdrops. Inside a taxi, Miwako tells the driver to go to Haneda [airport]. She notices Riko still crying from the rear view mirror. She asks why Riko is crying. Riko mutters how come she is crying..she thinks..that probably..it is because she is angry. “..no..possibly it is loneliness.. but I am angry! Super angry! *looks at Miwako* It is because that is Aki, right? The one who is going to stand onstage is Aki! At Kagawa!! But how come I’m in Tokyo?? What should I do if I wasn’t able to watch it. How come he didn’t tell me in advance?.. Ah—geez! Even if I know that what I’m saying is nonsense! Because it is suddenly decided! *calms down a bit* But, I super do not want this kind of outcome..” Miwako mutters, is that so, that’s true..it’s very detestful.. She looks up the sky and thinks, “But I..”
And at Takamatsu airport, Shinya has just read a message from Aki saying, “If you wished for it, then I’ll go onstage. It is already up at the headline news so I cannot run away again. So, at the very least, also come over and watch, okay. Come back to the venue and come watch, okay.” Miwako is running inside the Haneda terminal 2 airport with Riko behind her. On the phone, Miwako exclaims that they have just arrived right now, and the two of them had finished checking-in. “We’re currently in front of the boarding gate, thank you!!” Riko looks at the airplane schedules and the plan for Takamatsu airport is at 17:30. Then, they find Soichiro there. He shouts for them to run or they won’t be able to board the plane. Back at the stadium, Senzaki worriedly asks Aki if he is really okay. Aki asks what he is referring to. “Are you saying that I cannot play well? Can I do it or not if it isn’t lip-sync?” Senzaki looks flustered and didn’t reply. Aki smiles and says, “Far from good.. so excited.” Blurb: “Destiny’s door opens!!”
Comment: So, Aki finally decides and is going to perform in place of Shinya. Yup, Shinya has to put him on that kind of pinch and don’t budge at all for it to happen. Since Shinya is a complicated guy, I’m not sure if he would be happy or what over Aki’s invitation for him to watch them. Since Miwako is going there, too, I guess the mangaka will play up that pairing. Is this CP’s last performance? I cannot say. It depends on the health of Shun’s father, Aki will be part of the band permanently or anything else that might come up. I’m not sure how the CP fans who are going to watch will feel about this concert. If they are fans of CP before Shinya came, then they would be fine. Well, for sure, Shinya’s fans will be disappointed but I guess they will understand since Shinya is supposedly sick. For die-hard CP fans like Riko, this is indeed a must-see. If she made it in time, she might even also perform though not sure how good they will be at ad-lib. Nevertheless, I think Aki can perform well, just not that well compared with Shinya. In a way, since they are playing as a group and as friends again, I think the energy and feeling would be very different especially from Shun. Even Aki is already feeling excited about it. And, apparently, Shibaken is turned on when he saw Riko in tears. =P And, hopefully, someone tell Yuu who Aki really is. ^^; Scans by 红莲&wink炖蘑菇汉化组
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Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered. ~ Wilfred A. Peterson