Tuvalu asks who are these people. Lili says that they are going to help her investigate. Everyone bows and says ‘nice to meet you’. Tuvalu comments that she’ll be under their care, and Lili really have a lot of strange friends. Everyone has a -_- type of expression as they say that the strange friends are also under her care. Lili says that Tuvalu has an inn and she knew her during the time when Nadai was being banned. Tonight, they’ll be staying there. So, everyone puts their luggage on a cart. Lili tells them that her identity here is that of a noble girl from Sensui so keep this a secret. And, a gong struck which signals the start of the festival. While walking in a parade, there are musicians playing. Haku says that there are many people so this is quite problematic. Kija disagrees for this is the same when the drugs are causing uproar at Shisen and on contrary, this is quite good. Looking at some dancers with masks, Kija says that Shina also won’t be very eye-catching. Yona says that perhaps the Sei merchant had blended in here. Ao jumps out from Shina but he manages to catch Ao and tell him he cannot go.
Yun asks if it is hungry since the smells of very delicious food are drifting around this town. Zeno calls out to Yun if he wants candy and it’s delicious. Yun looks at Zeno who is wearing a mask over his head while eating some sweets. Yun tells the forever 17 year old not to overdo it whether he is acting old or young. He asks where Zeno got the money for it. Tetora says that she gave it to him so don’t worry. Making Zeno bow in apology, Yun apologizes for their family’s idiot giving her trouble. Kija tells Shina that Yun is an outstanding mother. Tetora says that it is rare for them to come so for tonight, properly enjoy. With a pinwheel on his head, Zeno says that it is delicious. Yun shouts not to spoil that guy. Taking out his flute, Jeha tells Zeno that they go blend in with the performers in the festival. Zeno agrees and tells Shina to come with them. While holding up Jeha playing the flute, Shina looking around and Zeno juggling, Kija says that he is going to carry them like this as they go with the parade. Yun tells them to quickly stop for do they want to dazzle and blind people’s eyes, rare four brother beasts. Yona is lost in thought. It is only when Haku bends close to her and call out to her, ‘princess’ when she blushes and shouts in surprise.
After Yona says that she was startled, Haku says that just now, he only plans to tell her that if she is looking around like that, she’ll get lost. He asks why is she startled like that. Yona says that his voice isn’t good for her heart so use a bit normal way in talking with her. Puzzled Haku asks what’s with his voice. Yona didn’t reply. She turns around to leave and says that it is nothing. He calls out to her and holds her hand. She is surprised as Haku leads her away. She asks where are Kija and the others. He says that they went to investigate. She asks about Lili. He says that she went with Tetora and Ayura to ask around. Yona is surprised that everyone had already left. Haku says that is why he said that she’ll get lost. Yona is aghast by that. Haku asks what’s up with her, for it is unlike her to be lost in thought like this at this kind of time, so what happened? Blushing Yona says that she always couldn’t calm down since last night. Haku asks what is it. Yona says that she couldn’t sleep. He says okay.. Blushing Yona says that she.. She mentally tells him that her brain is always thinking of him but she couldn’t bring herself to tell him!!!
“In this world, it is only towards this man, only this man whom I am most unable to mention it out!! It’s embarrassing to death!! Ah!! *Haku is puzzled* If I were to say it, he’ll absolutely ridicule me!! *Haku picks his ear and asks if she has water in her brains* I mustn’t say that kind of insane words.” Haku is calling out to her, ‘hello, hello’. Yona says that it is nothing, let’s go. Then, they hear a scream. Yona says that just now.. Haku says that was Lili. This startles Yona. She clenches her fist and runs off. She tells herself that she must pull herself together. Yona asks Lili what happened. Kneeling on the ground, Lili holds her hand and says that it is nothing, just a bit..it seems that someone scratched her hand. Yona is surprised to see Lili’s bleeding right hand. Yona got worried so Lili assures her that it is no big deal, it is only a scratch. Tetora says that the person had escaped. Yona looks at the bustling crowd. While fireworks brighten up the night sky, Yona and Haku can hear the screams. Yona asks if Haku heard that. He says ya, for a moment there was screaming that was drowned out by the fireworks and cheering sounds.
Lili asks if it is that Nadai drug again. Tetora says that according to what was mentioned, Sei’s Nadai merchant is in this so it isn’t strange if it is really that kind of thing. Tetora tells Lili to please wait here while she goes to check. Lili tries to tell her to wait. Tetora is surprised when Kija appears before her. Kija tells her not to go for fighting since that is their duty so she should accompany Yona and Lili to the inn and also let her own body recuperate a bit. Tetora blushes and says okay. Kija tells that others that they’re going. Jeha comments that Kija is truly cool. Zeno calls out to Yun to quickly come over because there are probably some dead and injured. Yona also wants to go. Shina says no for it is very dangerous. Yona didn’t protest anymore since he is right, she must protect Lili. At the inn, Tuvalu was worried about Lili’s injured hand. While Tetora bandages her arm, Lili assures her that it is alright, and it doesn’t hurt. Tuvalu tearfully asks if it is done by the one related to Nadai. Lili says that perhaps, it is so. While standing by the window, Haku was called out by a man saying that a bridge over there had collapsed along with people on it. He tells him that there are many people who are injured so can he come for a while to help them out.
Haku looks at Yona who nods. Haku jumps down to help. Tetora wonders if the cause of the ruckus is that accident. Lili agrees. Yona is thinking about the accident.. At the site, Haku calls out to White Snake and Droopy Eyes to say that the situation looks very serious. There are people calling out for help, for a doctor and where to put the injured. Carrying a man on his shoulder, Kija says yes, there are people thrown into the river and they must save them as quickly as possible. Jeha says that with this current situation, they totally have no way of investigating the Nadai issue. “I didn’t think that, unexpectedly, this kind of accident would happen.” Shina is looking somewhere. At some dark hallway, some men are carrying away a couple of unconscious young men. One of them tells the others to hurry up. They were startled when Shina asks where they are going to bring those men. The men look at him, drops the men they were dragging away and takes out their weapons. While standing on guard at the inn, Ayura notices some noise below. She goes down and sees three men sneaking around. She calls out to them.
Taking out her swords, she says that it looks like they are not travelers lodging in this inn. Back above, Lili wonders out loud if that thing at the bridge is okay. Yona looks out the window. Tetora hears some noise below. She tells the others that she’ll go and check things outside for a while. Lili drinks her tea and says that obviously, there is still the Nadia problem and she didn’t think that unexpectedly this kind of accident would happen. Yona asks if it is truly an accident...is it truly merely a simple accident but then, Lili’s hand has been slashed. “Is that also an accident..?” Lili insists that she was just scratched by someone that’s all. Yona says that if it is truly just scratched then that’s good. Lili asks what she meant by that. Yona says that the other party probably wants to keep Lili at the inn. Lili asks what she is saying. Then, she faints. Yona hears the thud so she turns around to see Lili unconscious at the table. She rushes to her but someone already puts a cloth with medicine on her nose. Yona faints. Holding the drugged cloth, Tuvalu wishes the intuitive girl a good night.
Comment: And, that is what you get if you recklessly go into ‘enemy territory’ with have no idea of who is the enemy and only have a ‘got to help/save’ everyone goal. If Tuvalu thought of all of that, I give her thumbs up. This shows us how easy to get the ‘two princesses’ without using forceful violence towards her and her group. First, get their trust with a sob story, and acting with tears does help. Second, cause an accident and it is better if many are injured. Third, get all of the able-bodied bodyguards to the site because the princesses would want to save and help everyone. There is a high possibility that they’ll be made to stay behind due to small injury or they are weaklings. Fourth, if anyone is left, cause some ruckus nearby to get rid of them. Fifth, drug then, kidnap/kill the princesses. Mission accomplished. If Tuvalu has intent to kill, this is game over. Well, given the type of series this is, I’m not sure if they will learn from this lesson. That is, next time, no matter what happens, no one is to leave Yona alone even if it is a ‘friend’. Wait, that already happened with Suwon. ^^; Okay, anyone else thinks of the possibility of Haku and others being forced to team up with Suwon and Jungi to find the damsels in distress if they are kidnapped or something? That can be good if Suwon makes a mistake like making Yona his body shield/scapegoat, someone might send his head flying.
I’m curious though if Tuvalu was a villain ever since before or not. Why would she inform Lili about her son who is supposedly missing? Did she join the gang later on or she belongs to the gang ever since before? Maybe there was someone who knows who Lili is and knows that she is meddlesome and reckless so they decided that she will be a good hostage to make Jungi do what they want. Or, maybe, when Lili was investigating about Nadai before, Tuvalu pretended to know about it but she or someone else are the ones making it or at least, selling it with her inn as a front. When Lili is investigating again, Tuvalu probably made an alibi about her son being missing along with the others so she won’t become a suspect. Maybe they couldn’t find any intelligence about it since Tuvalu knows all of their moves and her son isn’t really missing. If played right, Tuvalu can be an amazing villain. I mean, the princess do not know who drugged them. Tuvalu can pretend that she was also a hostage, forced to do the bidding of some other villain, and she can continue to deceive them. A major villain disguised as a plain commoner. Hehe, a female Suwon who is a actually a real villain. And unfortunately, it won’t happen because she seems surprised that Lili came back to town and seems to have gotten a bit nervous when Yona had become suspicious. For now, it seems that the kidnappers need some young men. For war? Slaves? As for Yona thinking of Haku, time will tell if that is just temporary, being fickle or permanent. =P The four dragons can really pass off as a circus act. Maybe Yun should use them as entertainers for them to earn more money for their travel expenses. And, the mangaka goes on a break and this will resume on Sept 18 in Japan. Scans by 红莲汉化组
Word of the day:
In our day-to-day existence, Evil often wears a mask; Trust the Lord for true discernment— He gives wisdom when we ask. ~ Hess from Our Daily Bread