With outstretched arms, Rido stands in top of the roof and faces Juri who is holding a scythe. He calls out, “My Juri, that expression of you looking at the world’s most repulsive thing is really beautiful that it makes me unable to endure it.. I like more that kind of expression which you gave me after I swallowed up our parents..” Juri mutters, “Really disgusting. I won’t give you anything. *points her scythe at Rido* I’m going to stuff you in a very deep hole in the ground. One drop of blood, one expression, or even Haruka’s life, I won’t give you any of it.” Rido smiles with twisted glee. He suddenly appears behind Juri. About to touch her face, Rido says, “You’ve become someone who’ll thought of such an amazing punishment for me, cute Juri..” Juri swings her scythe and shouts for him not to touch her. Rido holds her outstretched hand holding the scythe and says, “You obviously knew that you cannot win against me.. *chuckles* Juri..I will gain a lot more strength.. in order to clear out the everything between you and me, I’ll bet my life’s everything.” And, Rido disappears. Narration: “A twisted love’s bottomless desire. ..mother∙Juri’s previous memories are slightly marked on top of my heart.”
Yuuki opens her eyes and finds herself in front of the other vampire nobles who are in a meeting. Someone says, “Regarding getting rid of.. those people who had become desire’s slaves, those who approve please raise your hand.” Everyone raises their hand except for Yuuki. As Kain watches on, Takuma asks if it is only Kuran family’s head who opposes. Yuuki says no, she only thought of something worrisome, that’s all. “This thing of delivering ‘justice’ should be handled with some sensitivity. I hope that it can be left to us to appropriately get rid of them. *raises up her hand* That aristocrat who merely relies on selfish desire with the intention of selling the weapon’s technology should be immediately... punished.” After everyone left, Yuuki looks up to sleeping Kaname encased in ice and says, “..I’m okay.” Takuma calls out to her and says that the Association’s president is waiting outside. Walking towards the door, Yuuki tells him ‘good job’[/otsukaresama]. Takuma compliments her that he thinks that what she did is right. Yuuki is surprised over this and says, unexpectedly..did right? Looking up, Takuma says yes..no..probably, it isn’t at all unexpected. “Because you are ‘his’ kin” Yuuki replies, “..but, uncle Rido is also KIN.”
Outside the courtyard, while sitting on a bench, Yuuki looks up to the moon. Yuuki muses out loud if she is like Kaname or perhaps that person. “Zero, you wouldn’t want to suck the blood of someone like me.” Bending over at the side by the lamp post, Zero says it’s enough, the person at that side, stop your excessively vivid imagination. Yuuki says it isn’t excessively strong desire that makes the surrounding world get involved into misfortune, it is excessive endurance and unlimited suffering. “I feel that it is truly..a scary thing. *Zero stands up and glances at her* But, what’s scarier than that, is-- my heart also has the scary seed of desire. Besides, to be able to rely on strength to go and make it come true.. Yet, I also know this bit of fact.” Sitting beside Yuuki, Zero says that what she said is very similar to what Kaname Kuran would say. With both hands on her cheeks, she looks at Zero and asks, “..huh?” With a sparkle, Yuuki asks if she became like Kana,e. Zero says that he feels that it is like that from time to time. Yuuki says that for her to become like Kaname..that is saying that she became old.. Zero didn’t reply. Yuuki asks how come he won’t talk. She hangs her head down that Zero tries to comfort her by saying, no..
Yuuki tearfully says that if she is going to similar with Kaname then she really wants to be good at studying like him..! “Ai’s brains are too intelligent so regarding studies, I have no way of teaching her!” Holding some branches with leaves, Ai shouts that whether she [Yuuki] is old or not, or even about her [Ai], it is all unimportant. Ai is wearing a Night class uniform with a Guardian badge on her arm. Yuuki happily turns around and calls out Ai’s name. Pointing at them, Ai shouts that she has been quietly listening for a while and they are completely talking about work-type of topic that completely lacks any sentiment.. “Mother and Zero are both like that! So, I’ve already decided. Until you to give birth to a younger sister, I won’t do anything and will just stay in bed! Just like..what father Kuran did before, I’ll really just lie down until I’m withered.” Teary-eyed Yuuki says that Yori will be heart-broken if she cannot see her. Ai immediately hushes her mother to be quiet. She mutters if it is an ordinary type of night stoller..no, it is an intruder.. She calls out to the two that she has Guardian duties so she’ll go ahead first.
After she left, the two are quiet. Then, Yuuki apologizes to Zero about Ai. Zero says that it’s fine. She apologizes again. While holding her chest, she says that no matter what, she still feels very much in pain.. Zero holds her to him and says that he understands.. “From time to time, I’m also like that. When I look at the ‘furnace’ from above as it flashes its flame, I’ll think of this person, giving the person he loves the remaining of the very amazing bonds..something.” Standing at a tower building, Ruka watches from above and exclaims over the two’s good mood to continue like that and there is still time for today! Holding a pair of binoculars, Ruka looks at Ai on her hands and knees on the floor. Ruka says that adjusting Yuuki’s schedule caused a huge amount of free time so it’s really worth it! Ai asks her what is this. She pulls her hand but it is sticky. [<- it is like adhesive paper to trap insects] Kain explains to her that it seems to be a special custom-made sticky board. “If you forcefully meddle with it, it will become very tragic..”
Bending down to Ai, Ruka apologizes to Ai for making her fall into this trap but then, those two needs some time alone together. “I know that you are worried about those two.. you just..want them to become happy, right.” Ai denies it and says that she only wants a younger sister that’s all! “If I have a younger sister, I can take advantage of the time when she is still small and being fed to maturity[?]. So whenever I want, I can suck blood as I please!! It is that kind of plan! ..I’m serious. If it is possible, it is best that it is a younger sister who isn’t like Zero...” Ruka looks at scowling Ai and says, “..is that so.. but.. isn’t this something that can be resolve as long as the person you like would appear..?” Ai tells her to let her close the door for everyday she would dress herself up in want of making him a prince who is solely hers yet he already belongs to someone else.. Kain scowls as he looks at the two. Ruka says, is that so.. She hugs Ai and says that Ai hopes for that person’s happiness as well as to free herself.. Narration: “A woman of both beautiful and tender intelligence.. Refined. Occasionally strict and occasionally..”
Kain looks surprised as Ruka got herself stuck on the sticky board. Waving her arms, Ruka asks Kain to help her out. Kain takes her hand. Narration: “And also, cute. My woman.” Standing up with a torn stocking by the knee, Ruka says then, even if her knees are a bit chilly, she is going to continue the spying..wrong, it is like a shadow-type of continuing on cheering them on. Ai says that she also.. Ruka apologizes to Ai. Scowling Ai exclaims that just looking is too complacent!! Looking through her binoculars, Ruka tells her to please shut up. “..ah, this is a good development..it makes me feel a bit at ease.. *Kain calls out to her* huh? Sorry, I’m busy. Ah, it is like that! It is like that!” Kain sighs and takes Ruka’s binoculars from her. Cain tells her it’s over. This made Ruka embarrassed that she says, it’s no good, she is really..being too fascinated is quite vulgar.. Meanwhile, Zero and Yuuki look at the building tower behind them. Yuuki says that it seems that they stopped spying.. The two look at each other then, Zero suddenly makes Yuuki lay her head on his lap. He urges her to sleep for a while. “Lately, you have too many work to do that you didn’t sleep at all. Even if your body is like of a monster, even if it’s quite sturdy, rest is also a necessity.”
Yuuki slightly smiles and says that monster [comment] is unnecessary. Zero tells her that he’ll keep watch so she can sleep at ease. Yuuki says okay.. Back at the tower, Ruka tells Ai that she’ll have to wait for around 30 minutes before she can pull herself free from the sticky board so with that bit of time, she’ll asks her to help in letting those two be alone. Ai says that she understands and she also doesn’t want to go on surprise attacks with damaged clothes. “But, Ruka-neesan, towards those two, why would you also..” Ruka asks if she didn’t tell her. “It is because..that –sama ultimately expects this. *Kain scowls again.* Because I know that –sama already let go of what is considered his half-body’s solitary time [/times of loneliness].. Because that –sama, for his half-body, hopes for this..” [<- I guess the half-body probably refers to Yuuki.]” Kain is scowling and frowning. Ai asks if Ruka really likes..father Kaname.. Surprised Ruka says yes, but.. Kain slightly smiles. Narration: “Geez..” Ruka smiles and says that she also has been completely and bluntly been jilted. Narration: “Like that, just a bit of your forceful smile, I really feel that it’s totally cute.”
Kain walks toward Ruka and carries her away. Surprised Ruka asks what is it, what’s going on.. Ai can only call out to Ruka. Inside, Kain gently puts Ruka down. Cornering her on the wall, he says, “Ruka--, you should, more or less, also only think of only me, right.” Ruka blushes. While pulling Ruka to him, Kain tells her that she can call him desire’s slave. Holding his head to kiss him, Ruka says that she won’t use such a gentle way of calling him, slow-witted idiot. Back at the courtyard, Zero pats Yuuki’s head and says that if she is still hasn’t slept, then, just lie down and listen to him. “Just now, you asked me, if you had already become old, right? The reason why I wasn’t able to immediately answer.. even if your face is filled with wrinkle lines, and the heart is no longer young, my feelings for you will also not change.. It is only because I’m thinking of that, that’s all. Besides..you won’t become old. *smiles* You are still cute..” He is surprised when Yuuki smiles at him and touches his face. She says, “Zero is also still handsome.. when you said that, it made me happy that it caused me to wake up, Zero, you idiot, do you want to say such words like that..” [<- not sure if Yuuki was the one saying that last line or if it is Zero.]
Zero says that he still haven’t mentioned about the possibility of the Association incorporating a new organization.. Yuuki tells him not to talk about work. Zero says, “..then..what is the scary seed of desire?” After a pause, Yuuki says, “Twisted love born from desire.. *points at surprised Zero and smiles* the rest is a secret.” The wind blows as a figure is standing at the tower building. Sad looking Ai mutters, “..[it’s a] thorough bye-bye already..my first love.” Then, she walks back into the building. The scene changes to older Ai saying, “..after several years..no..after the period of entering deep sleep, a lot more..a lot more time passed.. finally, *gesturing to the side to a boyish looking girl* the my anticipated henchman, this is..” The girl says that she’s called Ren. Kaname says, then once again, yoroshiku [I’m under your care], Ai, Ren. After a pause, Kaname lets out a suppressed laughter and says that with them together, it is ‘romantic love’..fu..fu.. [<- Ai means love; Ren means ‘to love/long for’ and with ‘ren + ai’ = romantic love/in love/have an affair] With -_- expressions along with Ren, Ai says that Kaname has already got used to smiling[/laughing] so he can laugh out. Kaname says that the vegetation here are still quit few that there is almost not much huge trees around.
Ai explains that before, there is a small scale war that happened here..so..it is.. Kaname glances out the window and asks if the work of war reparations [/dealing with the aftermath of the war] has already been done well [/already okay]. Ai says that it is already done. Ren says, about that..could it be that he is recalling something. Kaname asks why she would ask. Ren says that mother had said that she would bear grandmother Juri’s memories, and it is because.. Ai calls out to Ren and exclaims, no, they promised mother not to talk about that. Kaname says that even if he doesn’t really understand but this person whom they call ‘mother’, already..doesn’t exist, right. Ren says that she is still around. Ai calls out to Ren but Ren still tells Kaname that [Yuuki] is within his body. Looking slightly glum, Kaname says, ya. Narration: “There is a memory that is still distinctly retained in the heart. Even if I don’t know when this thing is, that feeling.. *figure of Kaname holding a scythe* as soon as this war’s reparation work is finished, I’ll go into a long term deep sleep. In this case.. at this rate, perhaps, *image of Yuuki in her uniform* I can once again see that illusion of that young girl whom I met at the battlefield.” The end.
Comment: If this is a continuing series, it would be interesting if Rido is back as a villain against amnesia Kaname + two sisters. From what is shown here, I find the sisters likeable. It seems that ‘incest’ runs in the family ^^; What are the chances that the next 50p side story out in February will have yuri undertones since it is about the sisters? Even if it is nice that Kaname can smile now, he doesn’t seem to be the old Kaname-sama. But if he regains his memories, it will be all about Yuuki again ;_; It will probably be the same with Yuuki and Zero who kept on talking about Kaname this and that. Kain and Ruka scenes are nice. Hm..was Ruka somewhat mischievous before? ^^; Even if I want to know more about what’s currently happening in their timeline but I guess it will still continue on filling Kaname in regarding what happened in the past...at least, the parts that he has to know. Scans by 玖玖爱枢♀汉化
Quote of the day:
Desire is the source of our most noble aspirations and our deepest sorrows. The pleasure and the pain go together; indeed, they emanate from the same region in our hearts. We cannot live without the yearning, and yet the yearning sets us up for disappointment--sometimes deep and devastating disappointment. ~ John Eldredge, Desire