[Free talk: Okay, I found the Chinese scanlation from a different site so my theory of probable dm5 release is wrong. ^^; There are series from Redfaces that they are uploading and series that they aren’t. ^^;; So, I really cannot say when this and that series will be out for sure. I can only say that I’ll work on them when/if I find them ^^
I'll temporarily won't post pictures from Redfaces since things are 'low profile'. The scans are out in a lot of sites so I think it is 'safe' to post up. ]
At the office, Saena is all sparkling with smooth shiny skin. After looking at her for a while, Fujimichi says that her complexion looks really good and she should have slept really well last night. Saena timidly says yes..that’s right.. Saena thinks that even if she’s not at all happy about it.. This morning, when she woke up, she is already in the bed properly sleeping. She was startled by the ringing alarm clock. “However, Misonoi is no longer around..” Fujimichi says that in the end, she also wasn’t able to hold out. He tells her that a few days ago, she didn’t seem to have listened through when he informed her of his worry and he thought that before the public trial, she’ll always continuing that kind of overworking lifestyle. An old man says that didn’t Saena said that her brain already won’t send out the order ‘rest for a while’. She is obviously very capable but her self-esteem is too low that it’s truly annoying.. since her vitality and excitement is dependent on her inability to sleep, they quietly planned to give Saena some sleeping pills. Saena realizes something from that. While the old man photocopies some documents, he says that is Fujimichi’s idea.
Fujimichi calls out to the old man as Fukuda and says that as a lawyer, he would unexpectedly carry out that thing [based on] a subjective assumption that he [Fujimichi] really couldn’t even laugh out [about it]. [<- he is denying it] Fukuda asks huh, then, how about they go open his locker and see. [<- if there are sleeping pills in there] Fujimichi asks if this is a search? The police cannot do that without a search warrant so what more if it is him. Saena quietly thinks, sleeping pill. She has indeed occasionally used that when she couldn’t sleep. And, speaking of that..it seems..that when she woke up today, the feeling is a bit the same when she took sleeping pills. “It is only..only a little bit..just a little tiny bit..!! Yesterday, it is only because I just so happen to be so tired to the point of exhaustion so it became an extreme sleepiness, that’s all..!! If it isn’t that, then there is only one other possibility. Because I didn’t drink any sleeping pill at all. *recalls Misonoi happily giving her some Oolong tea* I don’t know why Misonoi-san would quietly do that kind of thing. *opens door and goes into the locker room and recalls Misonoi stretching out his hand and saying ‘goodnight, Sae-chan’*...
-he..stroked my head.. *blushes while touching her forehead* Even if I was about to quickly lose consciousness then but I’m absolutely sure.. he used his warm big hand..to constantly stroke me. I’m already at this age yet unexpectedly just got my head stroked.. It always feel a bit embarrassing [that I don’t know what to do].. My head was never stroked ever since elementary.. *blushes then recalls Misonoi saying that no matter what, she looks very tired so go sleep first for today* ..could it be.. that he noticed that I practically didn’t have a proper sleep--..? ..no.. even if it is like that, he’ll definitely openly tell me about it. He won’t secretly make me drink some sleeping pill. In the end, that thing last night, it is more natural to say that the reason is because of being excessively tired--.. In addition to that, I also ate a lot of sweet stuff. *hangs her coat in the locker* Even if my heart is unable to deny that I wasted one night’s time but it has been a long time when my brain had become refreshed so, on the contrary, perhaps, it’s a good thing. *takes her bag and takes out a box from it* --actually, it is company’s rules that it is forbidden to bring out data outside [the office] and last night, I wasn’t able to work on it...
..I’ll bring it home again today so that I can catch up with the work schedule. Although it is a copy version but I’ll definitely properly put the Jou data into this box.. *she opens the box which contains three diskettes properly labeled, Jou 1, Jou 2 and Jou 3 but Jou 2 is placed upside down* ..No. 2 is upside down.. I should have properly put the three into the box. I feel that it should be like that but yesterday, my brain isn’t too clear-headed. I don’t recall it clearly that I cannot be certain whether I put it correctly or not.. Today, when I bring it home, I’ll definitely pay more attention to it-- ...I must call or perhaps send a text to Misonoi-san.. No, calling is better.. to tell him that we temporarily cannot see each other--..” That night, at her apartment, Saena opens the door and is surprised to see smiling Misonoi. He calls out her and she immediately slams the door at him. She nervously wonders why he is here and unexpectedly, it is the time when she is wearing this. <- all year around she loves wearing sweatshirts. Misonoi calls out to her and tells her that he’ll immediately leave so will she open the door for a while.
Saena peeks out as she tries to use the door to cover what she’s wearing. Misonoi apologizes for unexpectedly disturbing her but because she said today that they temporarily cannot carry out their dinner dates so he brought this. He holds up a bag. Puzzled Saena asks what is it. He says that it is a bento which he packed in a reheatable container so she can just heat it up as a midnight snack. Saena is still puzzled for he said midnight snack. Misonoi says that it is because she said yesterday that her work seems to be very exhausting so he guessed that she is probably doing some part time work at home. [For some reason,] Saena thinks of part time work as making homemade flowers. [<- maybe it's a pun or something?] Misonoi says that if she still hasn’t eaten, she can also eat that as dinner. Saena says that she had already casually decided on dinner. It seems to be just some tea, rice and precooked packed fish. Saena thanks him. Misonoi tells her ‘good luck’ [/gambatte] and waves goodbye. Holding the bag, Saena thinks that he really immediately left. The elevator has arrived so Misonoi waves back again before going in. After she waved back at him, Saena goes in to look at the delicious looking bento that Misonoi made. She tastes it a bit and blushes. Soon, she continues working on the computer and had finished up the bento meal.
The next day, at an office, the client says that he is at ease, but when he heard that the successor of Atty Yamaguchi, whom he knows well, is this young lady, he still cannot help but worry a bit. Saena wonders if 28 years old is still considered very young ah..in the lawyer business, she is indeed a greenhorn.. Ken assures the client that Saena’s outstanding talent is considered as number one in the law world and this is something that he can guarantee him. The client says is that so, and he’ll thoroughly know this after chatting with her for a while. [Afterwards, I think] The client apologizes for always asking her some inappropriate questions. Saena says that it is no problem at all. The client says that compared to what they thought, Saena understands the Jou (our side) problem really well that it completely astonished him. Saena politely says that she doesn’t deserve to given such praise. Relieved Saena thinks that it is great that she earnestly studied ahead of time all the aspects of the product. It was last night when she was able to know well about what was inquired of her so it really intimidated her. Ken says that three days from now, it definitely a victory for them.
He assures the client to relax and leave it to them. "Speaking of that, we have a secret plan." The client asks what secret plan!? Ken apologizes for even if he is the entrusted person, but this is something that he cannot inform him beforehand. The client says is that so, but then, they [Ken and others] are very trustworthy. Ken says that three days after, it is impossible for the public trial to come out as a draw. “Naturally, it is more impossible for it to be ‘losing the case’. As long as the product’s research and development material that we got wasn’t totally leaked to the other party. This thing of losing the case from our side is basically impossible to happen.” Saena suddenly recalls no. 2 diskette is flipped upside down. Then, she snaps out of it when Fujimichi calls out to her. Finding herself in their office, she asks what is it. He apologizes and says that he’ll leave this one up to her. Taking the document, she says okay. He asks her what had happened for she is lost in thought, and did Sakuraba [guesswork from 櫻庭] say something to her. Saena says no, just a while ago, Sakuraba greatly praised her. She apologizes and says that something is bothering her a bit but it is already okay.
Fujimichi says is that so. Saena tells herself that it is DEFINITELY because her attention is disorganized that she made a mistake, that’s all. “It is definitely that--..” And, Misonoi comes to visit with another bento box. He wishes her good luck again for tonight and don’t force herself too much. Suddenly, Saena grabs his coat and asks if it is okay for him to come in and drink some tea.. He asks if it won’t hinder her work. She says that it is okay while she is eating the bento. He smiles and says is that so..then, if she insists. Soon, blushing Saena is eating the bento. With some tea and sweets placed on the table, Misonoi happily looks at her. She tells him that it is hard to eat. He asks if it is the asparagus meat roll. In the end, the roll is a bit too amazing, right. <- thousand layer roll. Saena says that it isn’t that, she is embarrassed to eat if he stares at her. Misonoi apologizes and says that it is because she eats with so much relish. Her cellphone is ringing. She goes to her bed to get and answer the phone. She apologizes to Misonoi and says that right now, she is in charge of the entrusted person so she’ll go out for a while [to take this call]. Misonoi says okay.
Outside her house, Saena takes the call and says yes, that’s right, even if the other party corresponds, it absolutely won’t create any unfavorable situation for them [Ken and others], yes, of course, if something happens, please do not decide on his own but rather, inform her at once. She goes back in her house to find Misonoi in the kitchen. He says that’s fast and sorry, he is getting another cup of coffee. Saena says that it is [fast] because it is just a little bit of confirmation that’s all. Misonoi says is that so, then, he’ll infuse her a new pot of hot tea. He tells her that it is very cold today, and even if she doesn’t easily get cold, but tonight, she’ll feel cold with just a t-shirt. It is because she is folding her arms. Saena smiles over this and thanks him. Later on, Misonoi says then, he’ll bring home the bento box from yesterday. She tells him that the bento yesterday is also very delicious. Misonoi says ya, after he ate it himself, he feels that he can be a good ‘young married woman’. They both laugh over this. As Saena goes back in, she recalls Misonoi saying that he’ll come over again tomorrow.
While moving her arm around, Saena felt that her energy is fully replenished. “Okay, tonight, I’ll also do my best. In order to grasp it more perfectly, I must put one more further step of effort on to it. So that, no matter what kind of situation happens, I won’t be held back and I can immediately deal with it. *sits down on the chair in front of her computer and takes out her bag* This way, Sakuraba-san ought to be more at ease.” She takes out her box and opens it. She is surprised that once again, no 2 is placed upside down. She wonders how can this be because today, she arranged it in one direction while placing it in the box. Then, she even carefully confirmed it before going home so she absolutely didn’t remember it wrong. “When did it is become like this again. *recalls telling Misonoi that she’ll answer the phone for a while* --if THIS IS TRUE and it is related to Misonoi-san, what is his motive? *recalls Ken saying that as long as they didn’t leak the product’s data that they got to the other party* Research and development data.. *looks at diskette no. 2* The crucial part of the research and development data is in no. 2. Yesterday morning, the diskette is already arranged like this...
...If it is like that, the day before yesterday, the data has already been stolen. No, I have already set it up so one has to input three different passwords in order for it to be read by the computer. The night before yesterday, he must have deciphered the code and found out the location of the research and development data. And, stealing the data is today-- *immediately stands up but recalls Misonoi saying that he’ll come over again tomorrow with another bento* ..I don’t understand--.. if the data has already been stolen then he already has nothing to do with me anymore. There should also be no need for him to come over again. That’s right..perhaps, he is only just saying it to fit his purpose... But, then, how come it is THIS AGAIN [no. 2 diskette flipped upside down]..? As a business spy, would he commit this kind of low level mistake? Normally, one would precisely and unmistakably return it to its original place. This time, too. If Misonoi-san wants me to consider it as my being absent-minded that I placed it wrong and if it is an expert plan [/plan by himself], two consecutive mistakes.. --..it seems that I’m already thinking too much--..? But, this is hard to explain. Even if he wants to seize the data’s details and specialized terms, the third data is the absolute best choice...
...But, depending on the motive, better still not to take out the data from the office again. There is also still a possibility that the data has not been stolen. Right now, it is still not too late. *puts the diskette in a safety box which is marked Jou* But, there is no conclusive evidence to prove that it wasn’t stolen. I have to inform sensei about this and take a corresponding step. --..Was I just taken advantage of, that’s all--..? Delicious and homemade bento box. Considerate worries. *Misonoi telling her that women should walk at this side* [<- which is the inner side of the street = etiquette so any undesirable thing will happen to the guy instead of the girl like mud splashing when the car runs over a puddle/hit by a runaway vehicle] Are those just a smoke bomb to win one’s heart? Lovers’ type of touch *celebrating Saena’s birthday and giving her a gift. And, leaning to be intimate with her* Even, up to the [first] encounter. *In a restaurant which offers Xmas special course’, Saena is eating beside Misonoi’s table and he is busy studying* From the start, everything has been planned well? *scowls deeply* --Misonoi-san.. *tightly clenches her fist on the safety box* After everything, how do you regard me..? I want to know your true feelings towards me.” Saena goes home to see Misonoi waiting for her at the door. He is sitting beside a bag while holding his cellphone. He smiles and greets her, welcome back. Saena slightly smiles as Misonoi stands up.
Comment: Well, from the looks of it, Misonoi did drug her and was in the process of stealing/has already stolen the data of her major case. I think it is some product copyright infringement-type of case. I guess it is a major blunder that she brought out the data against company rules. And, if Sakuraba learns that she was the cause of the leak that caused them to lose the case, it is really bad for everyone’s reputation. I can somewhat understand why this is a major blow for Saena. She tends to do things perfectly and really well but because she fell in love and got careless, everything can be/got destroyed. I’m not quite sure about how the law world is with gossips or if there is such leaks about someone making a major blunder on a major case and if it can cause one’s reputation to be badly tarnished. In a way, Saena is very lucky to have Ken who has faith in her talent so he probably didn’t fire her. And, we know he even helped arranged things for her when she was pregnant. That kind of boss is really rare. So, with Saena being perfect and everything, who is probably very good in memorizing and can usually remember everything vividly, I think this major mistake will most likely rewind in her mind for a long, long time. Possibly, for the rest of her life.
So, it doesn’t help that every time she sees Kyouko then and now, it reminds her of what happened. Somehow, I think Saena is also hard on herself that she couldn’t forgive herself because of what happened. So, it can be unbearable to always see the reminder of all of that so she really doesn’t want to have anything to do with Kyouko. Something like Kyouko being a female version of Misonoi but her appearance? This chapter confirms that Misonoi is a great cook which is Kyouko’s talent. Now, since Saena is most likely was deceived, that would be the acting talent. There is also the supposedly ‘no good grades’ which can also be associated with Misonoi. And, ever since she got ‘touched’ Misonoi when she passed out, it probably cause the start of losing the case or something, so she doesn’t want Kyouko to touch her while she is working. That is, aside from the stress, since she is making it up for her blunder. So, it is somewhat understandable why she treated Kyouko that way. Now, is Misonoi really that careless to flip the diskette upside down twice. Does he want her to notice and does it have a hidden meaning to it? Maybe, he has fallen in love with her but he still has to do his job so he is giving her a hint. He might not be good with law but it was mentioned that he knows computers. Is he a professional spy or an amateur?
So, if the data is indeed already stolen, why would he still go see her? Maybe, his attachment towards her or he has not yet stolen the data. Perhaps, he doesn’t realize that Saena noticed the upside down diskette. Well, even if he thinks she noticed, perhaps he thinks that she is too in love with him that she won’t easily doubt him. I’m not too sure of the timeline but I think it is already two days before the case. I don’t know if she has already informed Ken about it but then, even if she did, I don’t know if they can immediately think of a way to counter the assumption that the other party already knows their secret data. So, she is going to confirm things with Misonoi that night. I’m still thinking if it is wise to face that kind of person alone. Somehow, I’m imagining that he’ll beat her up or something so that he’ll know the password. ^^; Hm..but if it is the 2 days before the trial, I’m not sure if the other party can come up with a strategy regarding what they’ll know if it is only then that Misonoi got the info. We can only assume that either side can probably drag the case for a while as they work on some countermeasures to at least make it end up as a draw rather than losing the case. So, hopefully, the next chapter is the climax of the Saena’s story so that we’ll already know the truth among other things like is it really just because of losing the case and ended up with pregnant or there’s something more to it? Did Misonoi really just used her? Well, if not, maybe another more chapter? ^^; Oh ya, it seems that Fujimichi is a devious-type but he is a good guy who doesn’t use his devious-type of schemes for bad but for the benefit of others. It is just now when I realized that Fujimichi is like that after all the hints before like, telling Kyouko what if he didn’t give her letter, and making Saena drink something to spill the beans about Kyouko. Now, he actually planned to secretly give Saena sleeping pills ^^; Scans by 红莲汉化组
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Love gives others the benefit of the doubt. ~ Our Daily Bread