What Kyouko meant is that she still couldn’t hate Saena. [<- The Chinese scanlation is somewhat vague on the ‘giving up’ line as if it is the opposite.] She wishes to represent a Japanese actress [<- be recognized?] and at that time, Saena can stroke her head.
Saena still cannot love Kyouko. Even if she lied, she has no way of saying that she doesn’t hate Kyouko. But, Toudou looks at Kyouko and told Kyouko that if it is her wish.
He tells Saena that Kyouko isn’t going to walk her footsteps because she has a unique temperament [/personality]. He hopes that Saena’s pain will also be eliminated when Kyouko is able to reach her success.
Saena’s arc is finally over. In the end, it is equal to Kyouko and Saena making a clean break [/firm resolution to break off a relation] and are no longer interconnected to each other.
Then, the start of a new arc!!!
Kyouko refused Toudou’s offer to drive her back for she wanted to leave by bus. At the bus, she received an email from Daruma wife, Okami. It is then she noticed that Ren had emailed her earlier. Just when she is going to check Ren’s email, Kanae had also emailed her.
In the end, Kyouko decided to look at Ren’s email first. Because the last time he saw her, she was still in wailing mode, even if she became better but he is still very worried about her so he wants her to tell him the situation in detail.
In the end, Kyouko only replied to Ren: Sorry for causing you problem but regarding my issue, it has already been resolved. Ren will probably hold his head in his hands over this super short email.
After that, she reads Kanae’s email: See you 19:00 tonight at the office, if there is no other issue, do not reply! Kyouko can only change her itinerary for she is originally scheduled to work at Darumaya that night.
At the office, long time no see Sawara. The reason for gathering everyone is the LOVE ME section has been receiving anonymous harassing phone calls for 3 consecutive days, asking ‘eliminate my grudge’.
A dependable person [/resource person?] said that he got an acting part in a period drama movie but because someone else wasn’t chosen so that person uses despicable methods disguised as accidents to injure him. It is losing the role of a ninja protecting the ojousama of a samurai family.
Next chapter is on March 19 in Japan.
Comment: About the last part, I guess the culprit is the one calling those harassing phone calls. Perhaps, pleading for some help. Then, they learn the source/inside story of it from the person/victim/who got the role.
I’ll assume that the ninja role is for
a guy. So, is this our first male LOVE ME member? Is it somehow related to
whatever the reason Ren is wearing Japanese clothes?
If not, we’ll have another arc which doesn’t have much Ren scenes. If so, it might focus on Kyouko’s acting. Perhaps, become a substitute again for someone if someone gets injured?
Regarding the resolution between Kyouko and her mother, it is pretty much what I expected since it will be out of character for Saena to suddenly accept her and everything after how she reacted in the last few days.