August 21, 2015

Skip Beat [Chapter 227]

With Fujimichi’s car in between them, Kyouko faces her mother. Kyouko tensely wonders what to do because even if she came down from the car but..what should she say to open up the situation.. “It is impossible for her to ask first. It would be better for me to say something first before she does..” She imagines Saena saying, “Why did you appeared in this place and unexpectedly coming to my work place as you please? What do you want? Not even thinking that doing this kind of thing is quite ill-timed. Quickly get lost and don’t show yourself in front of me again.” Kyouko thinks that before she can hear those destructive words that will make her ashamed and unable to show her face..must..quickly..say some interesting effective words..!” And, both are surprised when they both say something at the same time. Kyouko said, “I’m always very grateful to you” Saena said, “Is that a costume you’re wearing right now?” Fujimichi looks upwards and goes, ..eh..? Kyouko timidly apologizes and asks what did she just say. Saena looks at her then looks at the side.
This freaks Kyouko out for she obviously said something a while ago. “That tone is obviously not saying some destructive words!! The timing is really bad. I’m really out of sync. How come it is this kind of fated outcome-!!! Ah, would it be better to make the tone a bit tough..? No..in that kind of thing, any will do..” Fujimichi looks at gloomy Kyouko and tells her that just now, Saena asks if she is wearing a costume. This puzzles Kyouko. Fujimichi explains that it is because Kyouko is already working that no matter what, she needed a passport so she wrote a letter to them. “Could it be that you need to wear a costume to work. Is this an acting-type of work?” Kyouko says yes, actually, she is an act.. Then, Kyouko freezes upon sensing Saena scowling at her. Kyouko thinks that she received several mixed and disorderly feelings--!!! Her aroused antennas are happily saying that Saena is angry. She felt that Saena is saying, “If you say that you’re an actress, I absolutely won’t forgive you. Want me to say what’s the most humiliating thing is. The most humiliating is you are doing that kind of work. That kind of ridiculous LOVE ME member. And moreover, for the second time, you are running around in a utility outfit while in some bored and bullied role.”
Kyouko thinks, yes, she understands, her sharp pain understands all of her [mother] feelings.. “True..I cannot tell others about it in detail. After all, this person is.. But becoming an undisputed first rate actress is a different cup of tea [/different issue].” Kyouko says that in the future, she wants to go to work at something related to showbiz. “It just so happen that someone introduced her to do some behind-the-scenes work or perhaps, temporary actress work. And the passport is because I joined an overseas shooting that I had no choice but to do it.” While frowning Saena is listening on their conversation, Fujimichi asks regarding the behind-the-scenes work and temporary actress, aren’t there a lot of replacements. Kyouko says no, it is because they are doing a secret mission that they cannot find replacements. Fujimichi asks what is this secret mission.
Kyouko apologizes and says that because it is a secret so she cannot answer him and she won’t say it even if she’s tortured. Fujimichi finds this very suspicious and she ought not to be forced to do some very dangerous thing right. “Will she be alright..” Kyouko says that indeed, in that situation, she needs to wear a ‘costume’ but this isn’t a costume. She tells her mother that this is her uniform from the school where she studies. This surprises Saena that she asks if she properly went.. Kyouko nervously says no, it is because there are times when there’s a conflict with work and actually, she wasn’t strictly going to school full-time. Saena says no, she didn’t mean that. In .01 second, Kyouko recovers and says that regarding the tuition fee, the president of the company is always subsidizing her and of course, bit by bit, she’ll also give him the money back. Fujimichi thinks that company..it shouldn’t be an organized crime syndicate.. “Is this child really alright.. Even if she looks very strong and independent but she seems to be very easily deceived. It is better for me to go investigate it more concretely regarding what she is up to..” Saena says is that so.
Kyouko and Fujimichi are surprised to see Saena’s somewhat relieved expression and says, “..that mister--..” Kyouko wonders if Saena was worried about her. Saena says that she always thought that Kyouko didn’t went to high school-- "Just thinking that your educational background is cut short at junior high..I get so angry that my eyes turn red and it endlessly put me in a daze. I’m fully aware that it is illegal but like before, for countless times, I wanted to simply remove you from the family registry.. Unexpectedly, regardless of the consequences, you ran away together with a guy. *Kyouko looks dark and tight-lipped* There’s also a limit to having bad brains. *Kyouko thinks that everything is indeed what Saena said that she totally cannot refute her* Not only that, unexpectedly, you were humiliatingly taken advantage by him and abandoned. Even in writing, I also do not want to have any relationship with you.” Kyouko wonders if that is the legendary ‘I don’t have a child’ statement and it already totally felt that she had totally severed her relationship with her.
Scowling Saena looks away and says, “It really humiliates me and makes me get very angry. I never expect that just this bit [/part] is very similar--..” This perks Kyouko up that she slightly scowls. Fujimichi interrupts the two and says that it isn’t quite convenient for them to stand and talk here so they should first to go the office. Kyouko realizes that Fujimichi just heard what was said just now. Fujimichi tells Saena that she has something to tell Kyouko, right, regarding what that child said just now. Saena turns around and walks away. Fujimichi smiles. He gives Kyouko’s bag to her and tells her to come along. While Saena is walking ahead at the hallway, the two follows her. Kyouko asks Fujimichi that surely, he clearly knows the reason why she went to Tokyo. Fujimichi looks at her and says yes, and that is the story of her following her admired childhood friend in leaving his home since he does not want to inherit family business, but then, in the end, they separated and she lost everything..right.
Kyouko thinks that in the end, the specific reason why she thinks that this person hides her showbiz activities is because she [Kyouko] felt that [her mother think?] that she shouldn’t mention her dark history to people who doesn’t know..but.. Kyouko asks Fujimichi if Saena herself told him about it. Fujimichi asks if she thinks that Saena herself would tell him. Kyouko says no, the perfect iron wall will absolutely not let dripping water to leak out even a single drop of sparrow’s tear. Fujimichi smiles and replies that even if it is like that, as time goes by, eventually there are some places that will become weak. “No matter how the iron wall restrains or perhaps was fortified, if there is a strong burden that always completely kept on pressing down, *Kyouko perks up* and also at that time, she suddenly received Kyouko-chan’s letter. Even if her expression is ice-cold but the rage can be vaguely seen. The Mogami river had become a turbulent surge.” Kyouko is puzzled what this Mogami river is.
Fujimichi says to make Saena a bit straightforward, it has to overflow. “Then, that is the time to try to prescribe the right medicine for an illness [/idiom for: take appropriate steps] because when people are around, it can influence one to be at their mercy [/can be manipulated; peer pressure]. Hence, one night, I tried a bit of various medicines towards the iron wall that has been fortified. On contrary, without using much effort, a hole opened above.” Kyouko thinks that even if she isn’t quite sure but he made Saena drink in order for her to open her mouth to talk, right.. Fujimichi says that Saena absolutely won’t touch liquor that she cannot drink. “Even if she got invited by a senpai or a teacher, she would stubbornly refuse it at the speed of sound.” Kyouko thinks that she can imagine it. While Saena is writing something at the reception office, Fujimichi says but that Saena [at that time] drank the liquor that she cannot drink and she definitely truly can no longer control her feelings. Kyouko looks surprised then looks dark and serious.
Kyouko says that she has no way of properly dealing with it..so she just went and did a useless thing. “Obviously she really wanted to immediately sever ties with her idiotic daughter but her pride and nature of her profession (position) won’t allow her to do so. For this reason, she quickly closed that awkward situation wherein she is incapable of finding an exit. She was defeated [/broken down] by that scenario, right..?” Fujimichi says about that, he totally won’t deny it. Pushing up his glasses, he says that a majority part of her anger also definitely comes from there. As Saena is nodding that Kyouko can come, Fujimichi says, “But, Kyouko-chan, you also really knows it clearly, right..? She is stubborn like iron. Indeed, she possess a ‘hard to understand’ and ‘hard to deal with’ personality. But regarding a person who, from her heart, was thinking of wanting to sever one’s relationship, that person shouldn’t be angry every time, right.” Kyouko hesitantly agrees. She thinks that perhaps, it is indeed like that.
She recalls Saena saying that she always thought that Kyouko didn’t go to high school and how furious she was that she had stopped her education that she wanted to remove her from the family registry. But.. Kyouko slightly smiles and thinks that in the end, she already no longer expects.. Later on, hot drinks are served in a room where Kyouko and Saena are. Silence. Kyouko thinks then, she will be interrogated here. “What to do.. at the parking lot, I only immediately went straight to the topic before I was driven away. Right now, this mood also won’t allow me to do that again. If I don’t use clear thinking and well-organized words, I’m afraid that I’ll provoke her more to anger.. I have to find a suitable opening topic.” She recalls Saena telling her that Kyouko was taken advantage of, and then, abandoned. So she says, ‘Then, you just..’ And, Saena said at the same time, ‘What you said just..’ Pause. Kyouko becomes gloomy. Holding out her hand, Kyouko urges her to please speak first. Her demons are destroying the word ‘god’ [and I don’t know what it means. Maybe Saena is ‘god’ here and not Kyouko?] Saena asks, “..let me say..since when did it start that you have that kind of relationship with Shou-kun?”
This puzzles Kyouko about what she meant as ‘that kind of relationship’. Saena asks didn’t they eloped. Kyouko furiously denies it. “It is because that guy wanted to debut as a singer so he went to Tokyo yet he doesn’t have the confidence that he can properly take care of himself. So, he brought me along to treat me like a housekeeper, whom he can summon and call as he pleases for me to do things..” And, Saena is scowling. Her scowl is saying the two of them are obviously not lovers..yet Kyouko would still foolishly came over [to Tokyo] with him. Kyouko couldn’t talk anymore that she sits down and mutters that it isn’t..that kind of suspicious..relationship.. Saena says that in short, she was abandoned and this is a fact that she cannot deny. Kyouko looks really sad-serious then asks if that guy..was it Shoutarou who said that..said that she eloped with him..unexpectedly making up that kind of absolutely impossible thing..that guy.. Saena tells her that she never once talked with Shou this year. “It is Yayoi's [Sho’s mother] way of speaking that made me think that way.” Kyouko thinks ah, it is because Yayoi wants her to become her daughter-in-law.. Kyouko says, then..how come she knew that she was taken advantage by Shou then afterwards, being abandoned..
Saena says she only has to think about it for her to know since the two of them obviously went together but they are living in different places. “I just didn’t think that the two of you are unexpectedly not lovers. Besides, I heard Shou-kun said that he no longer meets with you again and he also doesn’t know where you live. Anyone would be able to arrive into that kind of conclusion.” Kyouko is puzzled for Shou said that they didn’t meet. Saena says no matter what, she thinks that it is her sole consolation [/comfort] that Kyouko has already avoided the most terrible situation. “If there is a child, then it is truly tragic.” Kyouko looks surprised at her mother’s expression. While looking at the side, distraught Saena scowls. Kyouko wonders if it is possible that Saena felt that she said some inappropriate-type..of words.. “Maybe, I was born due to a most terrible situation and confronting the me who is like this, she then became anxious.. (Kyouko <- meaning that she is the so-called tragic existence) It is merely just a youngster frivolously doing something that one won’t be able to take back. Feeling that it would be better if everything didn’t happen. In the end, came to loathe my existence. ..actually, it isn’t at all that kind of meaning..type..this expression [in her eyes] is totally different from when she is angry...
...Her facial expression is also a bit serious. Basing on my nurtured perception and aesthetics, I had forced myself to read and understand that scowl in a flash. It is her anger and ‘I hate you’ signal. *flashback of Saena hitting away a knife when young Kyouko is cutting some vegetables* I always believed that way.” She recalls Fujimichi telling her that she also clearly knows that Saena’s personality is ‘difficult to understand’ and ‘difficult to deal with’. Kyouko says, “--..I..really like the current me.. perhaps, from how you look at it, I always just allowed myself to play a role that make people hate or perhaps you feel that I’m very unpresentable. I feel that after encountering this work, my narrow world had already enlarged. Whether it is experience or interpersonal relationships, all of my everything was given a life force (strength). If I had stayed at Kyoto, the former me would perhaps, simply not think about wanting to attempt to do this kind of thing if I considered it wrong. [<- I think she won’t try new things] Regarding this kind of work, as well as meeting the other things of this work, I have this grateful feeling.” Saena says that from how she heard it, it seems that she also wanted to thank Shou. Saena is surprised when Kyouko smiles and says, “--..of course..I’m most, most thankful to you. *Saena looks surprised and puzzled* –Thank you for giving birth to me. I’m truly very grateful--..” The next chapter comes out on September 18 in Japan.
Comment: That was quite amazing of Kyouko. She really does seem to be moving on that she can bring herself to thank those who made her suffer and everything because now, she is what she is and she likes it. It somewhat reminded me of Kyouko telling Maria to be ‘thankful’ during her birthday. Kyouko is practicing what she told her. ^^ But then, I think forgiving is not exactly part of that, well, at least, regarding Shou. There are no fireworks during the confrontation. Actually, there are some laughs due to the awkwardness. There is also some getting to know more of each other. In a way, it does seem that both think of each other as the same. I mean, think that they are like the usual since when they met, it seems to be the usual.Kyouko was expecting her mother to lash out on her and drive her away but apparently, she is more curious about her uniform. Saena must have look down on her being a Love Me based on her uniform and how people would look at/treat her, and also look down on show business. She probably thinks that Kyouko is still the same doormat that she was before.

It seems that Saena was quite furious about the ‘elopement’. Based on what Kyouko is thinking, it does seem that Saena made a similar mistake and Kyouko was the result. Maybe that is what Saena hinted as similar..until Fujimichi interrupted them. Is it related to being drunk before so she no longer wants to drink certain liquors that she cannot drink? This is a reader’s theory in the last chapter. Maybe, to push that further, during a drinking party, she got drunk, raped/not then pregnant. Maybe the guy used a fake name so she couldn’t find him anymore. Anyway, based on that hint that it might be some mistake, what Kyouko said in the end is quite meaningful because if that indeed happened, she is practically thanking her mother for not aborting her. I guess Kyouko’s existence kept on reminding her of her mistake that she felt like venting her anger on her. Since she lashed out on Kyouko who is cutting vegetables, I guess Saena wants her to be like a ‘professional woman’ rather than a ‘housewife’ type thus there is pressure to get high grades. Maybe Saena also has expectations towards Kyouko but ended up getting frustrated so she left her under Yayoi’s care since well, the former Kyouko really suits working at an inn.

In a way, I think that Saena is indeed difficult to understand and deal with. One moment, she seems relieved that Kyouko is studying and curious about her then, another moment, she disapproves of her. ^^; Anyway, this won’t be possible without Fujimichi who also helps when the two got into a stalemate for saying things at the same time. Is it me or he is acting somewhat ‘fatherly’ or something like that? Is he just meddlesome or really caring? Likes Saena? Or, helping her so that she can concentrate on work later on? He seems worried enough about Kyouko to check out where she works or what she exactly does. In a way, it was ‘dangerous’ if he is referring to being Setsuka while in Guam –> reason for the passport and she has no replacements. I wonder if his curiosity will lead to something. He is doing a good job being the two’s mediator. Ah yes, how come Shou lied about still meeting with Kyouko and where she lives. Is this about his concern that they’ll bring Kyouko back to Kyoto if they knew? Or something else? Like, doesn’t want them to know that he is kind of ‘chasing’ after Kyouko. This chapter really emphasizes what Shou did to Kyouko and how stupid she was to allow herself to go with him to Tokyo based on one-sided love. ^^;; Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. ~ Author Unknown

83 comments:

  1. Thank you for this new update!
    I'm sooo curious who Kyoukos Dad is and if he knows that he got daughter!
    I'm also curious why Saena disapproves of Kyouko being an actress.
    Saena is a really interesting character. :-)

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    1. Thanks for reading, SemiFe ^-^

      That depends...

      It might be partly because of not wanting their relationship known. And, I think it might be partially because being in show business, it isn't exactly a profession known to require high educational attainment.

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  2. THANK YOU for the summary, Kat! <3
    But I have a different theory that involves Kuu! D: I don't think he impregnated Saena because he was already with Julie before Kyouko was bonr (since they already had Kuon), but I think that maybe Saena, Kuu and a second guy were childhood friends and Saena has always loved Kuu, but missed the oportunity to say before he was taken by Julie and into the showbusiness. Then, the other guy comforted her and impregnated her with Kyouko before leaving for the showbizz too. (it's still full of holes, but I can't shake this feeling that Kuu is involved D:)
    Also, I think she was worried about Kyouko cutting herself with the knife, not thinking about housewives or anything (since Sho's parents ran a ryoukan and she was always there with them, maybe they already had the thought of making Kyouko Sho's wife from and early age?), since Kyouko was a crybaby and all that :o Imo that look was of guilt and worry...
    Also I agree with you, kyouko was BOSS in this chapter ;__;) made me sob when she said that last line.

    ~Yuki

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    1. I think that maybe Rick is kind od involved in all this. That he is kind of realeted to Kyoko.

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    2. Thanks for reading, Yuki ^-^

      Hm..for the father to be related in showbiz...might be a reason why Saena disapproves of Kyouko being in showbiz. It is a possibility.

      Oh..is that so. ^^; I guess I'm still thinking of her usual negative impression of Kyouko. Possible, since she seems to like that kind of work. Iirc, Yayoi is already training her at an early age but then, that might be after Saena left her to them.

      Ya.

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    3. i am sorry bu isn't kuu ren's father... how come any one can come to the theory that he impregnated saena... thats just too wierd...

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    4. Yes...I think that is for the twist that Ren and Kyouko are half-siblings = forbidden love. And because he was also at Kyoto..iirc, it is his hometown.

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    5. Anon, that's why I said a SECOND guy impregnated Saena, not Kuu! I can't even think about Kuu cheating on Julie; he loves her too much. I think SAENA liked Kuu, but didn't hook up with him because of Julie.

      AND I DON'T WANT TO THINKKK about that half-siblings theoryyyy Kat! ;__;) They already have too many hurdles in their love for each other, adding this one would be fatal ;__;)

      ~Yuki

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    6. I agree Yuki, and just imagine how many chapters, volumes, years in our time for that to be resolved.

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    7. What about director Ogata's father? :)

      It means director Ogata and Kyoko are half-siblings... They are so similar, crybabies, but strong people.

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    8. Thanks again for your hard work Kat!

      I'm still pushing for Maria's "Uncle Tiger", He would have been known to Kuu, and as a showbiz personality would have a reason to be traveling incognito.

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    9. Hehe, Judit...same personality = siblings?

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    10. Thanks for reading, Anonymous ^-^

      I'm leaning on Mr. D though it isn't definite that he is Uncle Tiger. Chiori also thinks of Mr D when she's with Kyouko.

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    11. Mr. D does seem to be the most likely candidate. I also rather liked the idea of Kyoko actually being related to Lory and Maria (though since Maria is so much younger, I was leaning more towards Maria's father than Uncle Tiger, lol). It could also be Uesugi Ryotaro (Hiou's father)? Guess we'll just have to wait it out to find out! Cheers! ^_^

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  3. Wow. This chapter was great. We got to learn more about Kyoko and her mom. I just don't know how this arc will end. Will they have less tension, will they make up a little, will Kyoko finally learn who her father is? Ugh, so many questions!!! But I do think that Fujimichi will investigate Kyoko's "secret project". It'll be fun to see what he does. He'll probably meet Ren and will investigate him as well and find out about Kuon. Idk, it's just wishful thinking. And going back to the kiss, I honestly hope someone saw it. I kinda miss the romance.

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    1. Oh god seeing Fujimichi investigate would be entertaining especially if Ren gets wind of it and attempts to stop him before he learns too much

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    2. Yup, Diana.

      I think it would be less tension since it might wrap up soon.

      That is interesting. It might lead to something especially since some readers theorize that either Kuon or Rick is related to Saena.

      Hehe, is that so. If it is the paparazzi, it will complicate things. There was a Chinese fan-scanlation about it, the reporters confront Shou about it and Shou saying that Kyouko is his, etc. Of course, Kyouko is fuming about the tabloid article.

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  4. thanks kat chan for the chapter and do you think that kyouko forgive her mon

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    1. Thanks for reading, ricardo. ^-^

      Not sure because Kyouko preferred to thank her instead.

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  5. Waited for your translation Kat..Omo..thank you so much Kat. Your noble deed has made my day!!!kamsamida Kat!!!

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    1. You're welcome, hazellhassan ^-^

      Glad to hear that ^^

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  6. Thanks kat as always for the summary,and I liked the whole chapter and I really don't know what I should talk about but I will talk anyway as I could XD lol, and as for the chapter it has a lot of feeling , and I totally don't understand saena her character is really complicated and I think the mangaka is amazing that she could create this complicated character , and as for the the reason saena hate kyoko I think it's the same mistake that kyoko did I mean she eloped with Shou but for saena maybe she eloped with a guy but after he knew that she is pregnant he ran away so that's way she hate kyoko but it's still a theory so we will see what will happen and as fujimichi I think I started to like him of course not more than ren lol and for me i liked him because its seem that he really care about kyoko and its seem that he has some feeling for saena maybe lol , but i hope everything goes well between saena and kyoko and i hope they start having a good relationship between them because i feel that its will be an interesting thing , and for what kyoko said it's really touching , and I can't wait for the the next chapter , and I hope you understand me , and thanks again for the summary .

    ~reemy

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    1. Thanks for reading, reemy ^-^

      Ya, she is a complicated person.

      Ya, that seems to be likely theory and yes, Fujimichi is quite likeable.

      Yup..especially since they are talking with each other now.

      I can understand you ^^

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  7. hey, kat :) i see your summarys of some time and i want to thank you so much >:D< if it woudn't be for your summarys i don't know how would i wait to see what is happening :)) and your comments are awesome ! please keep the good work always ! :*
    i can't wait to see how this story will evolve <3 and can't wait for more of ren X kyoko i hope he will see that she is crazy in love with him and confrunt her with his love for her and the fact that he is corn :) hihi and to find the dark past that i hope is not so dark :)) and kuu reaction of her been the one and only girl for his son <3 . <3
    P.S. i read from the start the story and i was with marias birthday and i think the same ;) and she has grown so much just in one year !!!! <3

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Hehehe...that might be a long wait but worth waiting for ^^

      Yup.

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  8. Thank you so much for your summaries, kat :)

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  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

    Could it be possible that Saena doesn't want Kyouko's father to know about her?

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    1. You're welcome, Karen ^-^

      Maybe..it depends on what exactly happened like was it a one night stand with a guy who had a fake name?

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    2. Erm. One night stand, fake name, show.biz world, fake love.
      Got it.
      Kyoko's faher is Takarada Rory!

      lol

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    3. There's also Mr. D, Judit.

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  10. Thanks for the summary Kat!

    Hmm... the fact that Fujimichi is willing to go that far he most really care about Saena. I mean it's not just you Kat, lol. I also got that fatherly vibe from him. Though he must have feelings for Saena because who would go to the trouble of looking out for their coworker's child when they've only met once or twice? Unless since he knows of what happened to Kyoko and felt it is similar to Saena's he wants to help out. I feel that those two could be a couple if Saena ever heals from the past. Anyways, now we can finally see the resemblance between the two, with all those faces Saena's been making and I wonder what's the deal with Sho? Is he embarrassed because he doesn't want his parents to know that he wants to keep in contact with Kyoko because he cares for her in his way? Or because Kyoko doesn't want to see him and he's kind of became her stalker? Well, we'll find out soon enough. Well, in any case if Saena's situation was similar to Kyoko's then that means she eloped with Kyoko's father but something went wrong and backed out? Or he's gotten her preganant then promised to be with her only to not show up?

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    1. You're welcome, Brittany ^-^

      True. That is a possibility.

      Maybe both?

      Possible. If it is the latter one, he must be the type who doesn't care about having a kid. I mean, usually, after some time, the father would want to see the child.

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  11. Thanks, Kat. Your summaries are always so detailed and satisfying.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for the comment ^-^

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  12. Thank you so much for the summary Kat! A good work as always

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    1. You're welcome and thanks, sayuritendo ^-^

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  13. Hello there again, my beloved savior-sama! <3 Thank you for such wonderful, detailed summaries again of our beloved Skip Beat! Sorry to bother you again though, I'd like to ask again if there are Chinese scans of Kuro Hakushaku wa Hoshi o Mederu (from Hana to Yume as well) and of 'Gozen 0-ji Kiss Shi ni Kite Yo' (from Bessatsu Fure)?

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    1. Thanks for reading, Nikki ^-^

      Yes.

      For Kuro: http://www.dm5.com/manhua-heibojuesuochongaizhixing/
      For Gozen: http://www.dm5.com/manhua-wuye-0-dianqian-laijiewenba/

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  14. Thank you so much, Kat! Wonderfully fast and accurate translation as usual. What would we do without you?

    - Oreadia

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    1. You're welcome, Oreadia ^-^

      Thank you ^^

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  15. Thank you kat,,,,,,,, i'm waiting for the next chapter

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  16. Thank you so much for this chapter. I'm sure that with Fujimichi's help to get them started they will have an acceptable relationship at the end of their conversation. Not an affectionate one but one of understanding and mutual respect. Saena has already seen that Kyouko has grown a lot. Now I'm really curious with whom Seana foolishly eloped with/fell for. I'm quite sure her parents disowned her because of that "tragic" pregnancy. If Saena's family had supported her back then, Saena might have been more affectionate towards Kyouko. Good that Kyouko can meet her mother's scars and resentments in such a grand way!

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    1. You're welcome, Anke ^-^

      Yup.

      True. Still, if she was disowned..usually, the grandparents would want to see the grandchild or something later on..unless, they are the type who totally doesn't care. I'm curious about Saena's relationship with Yayoi...best friend?

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  17. Thanks for the chapter!
    I think I understand now what Saena-san thinking about. And I like Fujimichi-san))

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    1. You're welcome, Bepa ^-^

      Is that so ^^ Yup, Fujimichi is quite likeable.

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  18. thank you for the translation!!!!u are my last ray of hope to read raw manga's!!!
    till now i hated the mom,but now i m am really curious to know her backstory...waiting 1 month is nerve-racking

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ya...what could have happened...so many questions.

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  19. I do think that Saena might have been drinking too much (maybe while in college), met some guy, which led to her pregnancy. But it perhaps didn't work out. Or she already was in a relationship with the guy but was careful to avoid being intimate, and one night of drinking led to the pregnancy. Either way, Kyouko is a reminder of her mistake, and so Saena took her hatred out on Kyouko. Her parents may very well have disowned her (single pregnant women in most East Asian countries are looked down upon), but Saena perhaps felt it was her mistake to own up to, and hence did not abort Kyouko.

    I am glad that the author is finally hitting on this, as it has been a long untouched topic since volume 3. I am not sure how long the author plans on Skip Beat! being, but I think now that Ren has accepted Kuon and Kyouko is on her way to accepting herself and her mother's treatment of her, I cannot imagine any other emotional hurdles blocking Ren and Kyouko now. I really would like to see the series perhaps not be longer than 40-45 volumes.

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    1. True. Though depending on the grandparents..I think most would want to see their grandchild. But of course, that is usually towards the male child. And, if Saena also had a bad relationship with her parents. If it is so, that also would explain why Saena had a hard time being a mother.

      Ah yes...I think we'll know for sure if there will be more chapters on Kyouko's career or, we'll have a time skip on that.

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  20. Thank you for the translation! I still probably won't forgive Saena for how she treated her daughter because it was bad. But I am curious about why she left. If she had a good enough reason maybe her development won't be wasted and Saena and Kyoko can have be a family again. ~crosses fingers, I really like happy endings :)~

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup.

      Most likely, this is a happy ending ^^

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  21. thank you for the translation, kat.i always like your translation..nakamura sensei really something...first i feel i really hate her..you can say i almost despise her....then when president lorry want to take her to Love Me...my hate is decrease...then when kyouko feel grateful to her for let her born...my hate for her almost gone...it's just one character but can make you feel different feeling..about saena history...maybe there's a huge misunderstanding...i mean is true she followed her admired (i feel that her father is Mr D..why...because from Fujimichi information he doesn't know his real name and say he's smart...we all don't know his real name right?? so of course there connection between Kuu, president Lorry, maybe rick...that's why Saena despise showbiz world) ..then abandon..for saena perspective. Maybe for her father perspective his the one who get reject...i mean is she with him because she drunk...and just like kyoko say...she iron wall...she doesn't say whats in her heart... then he doesn't know she actually pregnant..then left to work in oversea ...then kyoko can feel really happy because she actually product of love...but this is just my imagination...because i want kyoko to feel really happy...i mean in skip beat even if there,,, not pleasant character like shou and reino...when is involve family (father, mother, and son or daughter)...it's always end with happy...like maria (first feel reject then accept), ren (feel like shadow, reject, then accept), hio (accept ), kanae (but she reject happy family), shou (he the one who reject the parent ) amamiya (she reject her mother )... i mean beside maria story (father reject because emotional than accept) there always the daughter or son the one who reject family not the other way round...and now kyokou.. mother reject..daughter fell rejetcted but accept her mother... so because this is not like the pattern so...i think later... if both or father later show up it will be ended all of them accept each other ... sorry for blabbering and english is not my native so sorry if there mistake...thank again Kat ...
    *crossover*

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    1. ooh almost forgot director Ogata just like Ren he feel like shadow, reject his father, than accept...(story that invovlve family pattern)
      *crossover*

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    2. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Ya...same here. In a way, the mangaka always does that with the other 'female antagonist'...really hate, then can related and later on, they are friends with Kyouko.

      Those are the possibilities and there are many ^^ I think Kyouko is already happy especially in this chapter for she had accepted what happened, glad what she is now, and thankful for what happened.

      Don't mind..it's okay ^^

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    3. The only person in the story so far with a name starting with D, is Maria's Uncle Tiger. I forget what it is, but he is in show biz, which gives him a reason to travel anonymously and there must be a reason other then the president having him bring Maria's father home for the party, for him to be in the story. The author can't pull a Mr. D. out of nowhere nor Kyouko's father. Also, is Uncle Tiger Maria's real uncle or one she adopted like she did her onee-sama. If he is her real uncle and if he is Kyouko's father, that would make her Maria's cousin and Rory's granddaughter. What a convoluted mess that would be! LOL

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    4. Crap, I can't believe i did that... Lorry's granddaughter!! He would definitely have the tragic love drama of his dreams! LOL

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    5. From your theory, I'm start to think that Mr D might be Kyouko's father because it was mentioned by Fujimichi that he doesn't know the real name. And Chiori is thinking of Mr. D when she sees Kyouko.

      As for being a real uncle, I'm not too sure since how Maria's father acted with him, they don't seem to be like brothers. But who knows, it might be possible ^^

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  22. Thanks for the summary kat ^^
    Now let’s start with what I liked in this chapter and that’s kyouko .I’ve got to give a huge thumbs up to her character growth indeed it took her almost all her life to get over it but she did and that’s amazing .It seems like her purpose in coming to see saena is just to hear it from her mouth the reason why she said that and now she somehow knows that it’s because her dad made a fool out of her mom and she is the result somehow i feel like it isn’t rape and it’s just a one night stand ,she had a crush on the dude he made a fool out of her and that’s it .
    Anyway ,kyouko yet again showing how strong she is after all the suffering after all the pain and the tears to say thank you for giving birth to me after hearing so much cruel words thumbs up to her really .In this chapter i really feel like that kyouko has moved on and i can’t wait to see her act again and see the fruits of her emotional growth reflect on her acting .Because kuu as well as lory said in the past that if kyouko get over her trauma she would be an amzing actress and she already is what I hope is that she obtains a big role in the next arc a role that will allow her to shine and become famous .
    But I’ve to say that kyouko just accepting that her mom doesn’t want her is pretty sad no matter how you look at it .
    Saena’s co worker i think maybe he is interested in her since he wants to find out about what kyouko is doing and i don’t think he would do that to all the children of his co workers now what i wonder is what’s there to like in a woman like saena ?
    Now let’s switch to the most disgusting part of the chapter and that’s the saena’s part .I don’t even know what to say anymore she is awful .I mean let’s put aside the whole you are an unwanted child thing ,the problem is that she seems to ba ashamed of kyouko herself of what she does .What the hell is wrong with being an actress it’s not as if she is doing porn right ,the way she looks down on the showbiz is a proof of how narrow minded she is .I mean yeah there are idiots like reino but there are people who are hardworking and talented like amamiya ,ren ,mouko and of course kyouko .I really hated that part .
    And the fact that she called kyouko being born a tragedy it was beyond awful and what’s worse is she seems to be okay with it .I mean it’s like when said that or when she said erease her from the family registry it’s like for her she said nothing wrong and that made it worse .I get it that by making so many expression the author tried to give her a human side but to me she failed .I can’t stand the character ,looking forward to what happen next ^^

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    1. Thanks for reading, sofia ^-^

      True, though at the start of the chapter, it was already hinted what Kyouko wanted to say. She probably changed her mind after all the conversation with Fujimichi and her mother's reaction on some things.

      Yup ^^

      Sad but well, that fact won't change for now, time to give up on expecting and just move on.

      I'm guessing he knew Saena way before, and he really knows Saena's personality. Still, it doesn't seem quite romantic..more of a deep friendship perhaps? He seems to be only curious of what Kyouko is doing when she mentioned about secret mission and her tuition fee is being paid. Being a..righteous? lawyer, he might want to know make sure Kyouko is not into some yakuza group. He seems quite friendly with the other co-worker, too. <- when he first appeared

      Hehe, it depends actually. I mean, there are people who loves the what..hard to love person..or what's to like about that person. I recalled a new article about a mass murderer getting 800 iirc love letters from admirers every year. For Saena, she might be cold and heartless but she can do her job well, independent and beautiful. I think some guys would like that. If this is a different series, it would be like how a guy melts and wins the heart of the ice princess.

      True..that is one reason. There might be another reason like the father is related to showbiz in some way. Of course, she is currently helping out her boss who is in the entertainment business..she must have not gotten a good impression of it. As a generalization, showbiz people doesn't need an educational background/attainment which is important for Saena. Maybe it kind of reinforced the idea that her daughter will be 'forever dumb'/disappointment?

      Hehe is that so. Hm..depends on what kind of human we are talking about. ^^ I think her actions is also 'human' for someone who totally regretted making some mistake and having a kid and hating the kid for all she represents to her probably including failed expectations. The opposite of the mother who came to like the child and doing everything for her. In a way, this is different from the usual shoujo of the mother asking for forgiveness because of the trauma she caused, etc.. As she told Lory, she couldn't bring herself to love Kyouko. It is debatable if she tried hard enough.

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    2. Ya and if i could give a summary to this chapter it would be « the time to move on has finally come »
      Well ,I hope so cause after all what she has done to kyouko i would be so pissed to see her being all lovey dovey with him .
      I know that some guys do find ice queen type of women attractive but come on could a man marry a woman who was so heartless toward a child who did her no harm just because her father did ,it isn’t up to a child to pay for his parent’s mistake .Unless said guy isn’t into kids or he is somehow cold himself .
      You are probably right but to me this shows that saena is a woman with a lot of prejudices even toward her own daughter which makes her really narrow minded because in skip beat those in showbiz may not have high education but we have seen that they do have talent and work really hard ,if she could get over herself she would see how narrow minded she is and her daughter is quite a genius .And I think she is like that because she didn’t move on from her past so she has fixed ideas on certain matter like kyouko is dumb and naive .Showbiz people are idiotic and shallow people and i guess that her dad was related to showbiz that’s why she hates it .
      I know and I understand that but I’ve two main problems with saena it’s isn’t the whole couldn’t love her no matter what .It’s the fact that the reason why she refuses to have any relation to kyouko is because kyouko is just a source of shame to the perfect person she is supposed to be .She is brainless ,got used and then dumped by a dude ,has stopped going to school for a while ,is an actress and not very popular one .I believe that’s how she sees her and she won’t no one else to see her and know they are related .
      The author reason i find her so hateful is that she doesn’t even feel bad about saying all these cruel words to kyouko and i’m not even talking about he no love thing .It’s like we get it you don’t love her no need to add more salt on her wounds just shut up .
      Also saena may appear strong but she really is weak just look both her and kyouko went through the same thing but the difference is that saena became cold and rejected some human aspects of life like motherhood and became loner based on what we have seen so far
      Kyouko on the other hand ,she did become a little bit cold and was hell bent on not making the same mistakes twice and even if she is holding back her feelings for ren which may be considered bad but thanks to that she allowed their relationship to grow on so many levels even if she isn’t aware of it she allowed ren to move on from his past even if it’s just a little bit .She developped real deep friendships with alot of people she found a dream a goal of her own and grew as a human being and actress and that’s because of her suffering and the fact that she came to term with her past and moved on ,and thus she used those bad memories as a stepping stone for her growth and she even became grateful to those who made her suffer because they also made her growth ,if it isn’t strength i don’t know what it is ^^

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    3. Hehe, I see. Actually, given her personality and everything, it would be strange to see her lovey-dovey with him. ^^;

      Ya..or very understanding.

      I think time is needed to reprogram her way of thinking towards Kyouko since she always think of her as 'stupid beyond help' type. And, well, it is also known that not so many can actually have showbiz as a long term career. I seriously doubt that she has seen Kyouko acting..so maybe she'll start changing her impression later on. Hehe..you also mentioned it. ^^;

      True.

      Well, it seems that Saena is the type who speaks her mind without caring who gets hurt. Something like brutally frank? She also equally do not care much about what others think of her. What do you think?

      True, and in a way, I guess no one can tell Saena that what she is doing is wrong. Since she is very unlikeable, I don't think she has very close friends who were helping her at that time when it happened or now..until they really meddle like what Fujimichi did. Kyouko managed to have friends and others who care. Some readers theorize that she got disowned. So, Yayoi turned a blind eye to all of it? Shou did. What about Shou's father? Did someone convince Saena that she isn't mother material and it is for the best for her to leave Kyouko under their care?

      In a way, it is a good comparison on how one reacts when something 'bad' happened. Either it makes one bitter and everything, loner, cold-hearted, etc..or still believe in people, move on and become a better person. ^^

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    4. I know but still if the author decide that even saena deserves to be happy I would be really pissed .

      Well since she was checking her out on the net ,I assumed she did see her act but well let's say she didn't then I hope that in the future kyouko will shoot a movie or a drama as a lead actress and leave her cold blooded mother speechless even guys like lory or kuu who have been in the industry for decades know that kyouko 's talent is top notch .

      Honestly as long as kyouko move on and leave her mama's issues behind her i don't care about saena at all or what she thinks of kyouko .

      Yes I think you are right it's like she has no tact at all ,I mean even when you are arguing with someone and you say all types of hurtful words to the other person ,if you have some common sense and tact you should know when to stop but it's seems like saena doesn't understand that and what's worst is that she doesn't think/feel like she is in the wrong and she crossed the line that she should never cross and what she does to her child is plain cruelty .

      And another thing that's weird is that she doesn't care that others find her cold blooded and hateful yet she cares about others thinking stuff like "her daughter is an idiot" she works as an actress ,she is the result of one night stand .

      something like she is afraid of gossip but not of being hated and make a bad impression on others to the point of being a loner ???? in a sense she is pretty messed up ,it's like her only wish is to put up a nice front and not have anything stain her career .

      Yeah ,i agree i don't think she has friends and even glasses dude didn't bother to tell her that she is being cruel toward kyouko and she should mind what she is saying .

      I don't know if any of the fuwa told to leave kyouko in their care and leave since she is far from being mother's material ,maybe they did after seeing how awful the situations got especially since saena used to breakdown and yell at kyouko or maybe one day she got a job in tokyo and just left her .No idea either way she sucked and thank god she left and I hope she will vanish for good this time .

      I can't find anything that could redeem this woman i just don't

      thank god kyouko is the latter ^^

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    5. Hm..is that so. Well, I guess that would depend. I mean what is Saena's happiness? Wasn't it work and she's currently have it. I think the mangaka might also give her some sort of closure..though I'm not too sure if it is what you're thinking like falling in love with someone and becoming happy. Would you also rage if that happened to Shou?

      Hehe, I think Kyouko is going there. When she mentioned about liking her current self and even if her mother doesn't like it, it is like she is her own person now and no longer cares to fulfill her mother's expectation or what she thinks of her. She did mention she no longer expects and is tired of it all already. So, ya...I think Kyouko is putting closure here and moving on.

      Indeed.

      Good point. Thinking about it, maybe Saena doesn't want anything 'inferior' associated with her. At least, inferior to her very high standards. Cold blooded and hateful, loner is not 'inferior' compared to say being stupid. What do you think?

      Hehe..maybe..after this arc. Not too sure how the mangaka will handle the aftermath. Most of the antagonists ends up at Kyouko's side in some way..except for now, the two who is her mother and Shou.

      Yup.

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    6. True ,it seems like saena has reached her own happiness and it's work and no kyouko in her life .Nope because to me shou is just an idiot no matter what he does ,even if he does end up with someone I don't care ,What he did to kyouko was nasty but the dude is foolish and childlish .I just don't take him seriously ,he did make a fool out of kyouko but she was the one who was really silly with how she manged her relationship with shou .

      With saena ,who is a grown up and fully aware of her actions .The way she treated kyouko and is still being cruel toward her and worst thing doesn't seem to think what she is doing is wrong .I can't bear to see her being lovey and dovey with someone i just can't .

      Yup and I hope that she will be done for good this time but so far I've never been upset with kyouko choices ,behaviour or choices so I've faith ^^

      Yup that's what I believe ,like I told you if kyouko was going to an elite school and was doing great in her studies and she didn't have the shou episode ,saena won't be so willing to hide their connection .

      True ,and even if she does patch up things with shou ,i just don't see how this could be done with the mom the amount of suffering she inflicted on kyouko is too great .

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    7. Hehe, I see.

      True.

      Ya...but then, a long time might be able to...again, it still depends on Saena's attitude/actions later on. Anyway, let's just see..things are highly unpredictable in this series.

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    8. Ya ,Unpredictable and never fail to deliver so i'm confident that whatever the outcome of this arc will be ,us readers as usual will be happy ^^

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  23. I also have another theory: I guess I remember in some chapter where Ren was revealed as to be from a lineage of womanizer. So I guess in that way Ren's family is related in some way to this.

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  24. Hello Kat!

    At first, thanks for the summaries. They are pretty detailed, sometimes I find the english scanlations a bit boring after reading your summary :). But I like when someone tells a story to me :)

    Somewhere in the line of the comments I joked about Rory being Kyoko's father. But what if he really is?
    Not known about his wife, his love-life is nothing but meddling other's love life. Maybe they met at Kyoto, by the HIzuris. Rory was Kuu's close friend.
    And he was so surprised seeing Saena on tv. At first i thought watching an older Mio shocked him, but what if he was in connection with her, and recognized immediately? He also masked himself when meet Saena... Suspicious. And hearing that she did not even loved their child! For him, it should have been a bitter reality.
    Rory being Kyoko's father ... hm...I do not want to, despite the high possibility.
    But in this case Maria could call her Oneesama legally!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Judit ^-^ =)

      Being surprised about the tv, I would think it is because he knows who Kyouko's mother is based on her resume/biodata that she passed when she auditioned for LME. Lory being Lory, I would suspect that he would be at least a bit curious about this mother who made Kyouko really sad after she helped Maria.

      Good point on he's putting a disguise though I would assume that being typical Lory, we dressed up like that as some Daddy Long Legs figure. ^^; When he was thinking about that, he doesn't seem to react that way..he is thinking more about putting her in Love ME section. If he is the father and he knows Saena personally, he acts quite strange for not actively helping Kyouko out more than usual. I mean at least say, your mother might not love you but I do, and it just so happen that I didn't know you exists.

      Hehehe..ya, if it is so.



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  25. Thanks for the update Kat, NIce 'Word of the Day' :) very fitting ;)

    ~shirayuki

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      =)

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  26. Thank you Kat , Great review , for a good chapter . You're awesome

    I notice some using lines from your review to translate the chapter ^_^ , i was like i know where those lines are from lazy asses :p

    i always comment about the lazy pace , but that "Thank you for giving birth to me" will solve the problem with her mother , it was really smart from Mangaka to use that line ( it'll will a bummer if he drag this further to solve the issue with her mother in a lame way" , it is what i think of , i think we are around 30 chapter for the final chapter .

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for the comment ^-^

      Lol...is that so. Oh well...that stuff do happen on the net.

      Yup, I think so, too.

      Is that so..so around 2 more years.

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  27. I believe that Kyouko's father is Sho's father. There seems to be a lot of history between the families and maybe that's why Saena gave up and left Kyouko in their care? She seemed most upset by her relationship with Sho. Also when she said she was grateful there was no child between them because that would be the most tragic and then immediately after made such a serious face that it looked like she thought she said too much... I really started to wonder at that point...

    " Saena says no matter what, she thinks that it is her sole consolation [/comfort] that Kyouko has already avoided the most terrible situation. “If there is a child, then it is truly tragic.” Kyouko looks surprised at her mother’s expression. While looking at the side, distraught Saena scowls. Kyouko wonders if it is possible that Saena felt that she said some inappropriate-type..of words.. “Maybe, I was born due to a most terrible situation"

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    1. If it was that, mypurplelover, it would be strange for Sho's mother to want them to get married and for her to be okay living together with the 'mistress'/Saena in the same house, I presume. Since Saena would mention Sho's mother as her contact person regarding Kyouko, I would think that they are friends rather than the 'mistress' of her husband.

      I think that refers to Saena is relieved that Kyouko wasn't like her who got pregnant and that would be truly tragic. Saena stopped because she is saying things to Kyouko that she had already done it herself. It also reveals how she views that kind of situation so it is no wonder she treats Kyouko like that.

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