March 21, 2018

Kono Oto Tomare [Chapter 67 - Sincere Ears]


With music sheets on the coffee table, Suzuka is sitting on the sofa. With eyes close, He is in deep thought. Then, he opens his eyes and sighs. He thinks that Natsu’s directionality [/orientation?] is already decided but he couldn’t quite grasp Atsumu.

“I always couldn’t find his suitable position. A deep and resounding timbre as well as a distinctive simple and unadorned feeling is very suitable for Rokudan. ...classical... *takes out his cellphone and walks by the window* I remember that I have saved it--...

...Here it is. –Ah, hello. It has been a long time. I’m Takinami. –yes, I’m sorry for suddenly interrupting you but there is something that I wanted to consult with you for a while.”
At Houzuki residence, Satowa had just finished playing the koto. Her mother says that she played well and this ends the practice this morning. Satowa smiles and thanks her for her guidance.

As Satowa prepares to pack up the koto, she apologizes to her mother for making her accompany her so early in the morning for practice. Her mother tells her that that it’s okay. She asks Satowa if there is no club practice this morning. Satowa says yes, since the teacher said that he is going to change the piece.

Chiharu apologizes to her since the ‘NEWS CONFERENCE’ was decided during the time when Satowa is very busy. “It would be good if it was arranged after the Nationals.” Satowa laughs and says that it’s alright. “I’m very happy that I’m able to practice together with you like this.” Chiharu smiles.
While walking at the outer corridor, Chiharu says that the formal news conference will be held this weekend. “Do you really have no intention of inviting even a single friend?” Satowa says yes. “It is because there is also club activity on Sunday.”

Her mother says that there’s no problem with resting for one day. Satowa says that she cannot make everyone come to accommodate her. “I’ll wait until it smoothly ended then I’ll properly announce it to them.” Chiharu says is that so.

“But, I feel that those kids will definitely be very happy to come over and cheer for you. This is a news conference performance regarding your return to the Houdzuki Group as well as being the OFFICIAL SUCCESSOR. Without them, perhaps I won’t be able to live together with you like this right now. Actually, in your heart, you really wanted them to come and listen, right?”
In a crowded train, Chika yawns. He curses as he realizes that it is rush hour by this time. He thinks that he wasn’t able to practice since there is no morning practice and he encountered some bad thing-- "...what will become of the [koto] piece.”

Then, he notices someone beside him. He looks down and sees a girl. He recognizes the uniform. Upon looking at her closely, she looks very tense and uneasy. Thinking that her facial color is startling, Chika says hey... Then, he notices a glasses man standing behind the girl.

The man is touching the girl’s butt. Chika immediately stomps hard on the man’s foot. The man asks what’s up with him, stepping on his foot-- The man got intimidated when Chika darkly asks what? The girl looks at Chika. It is Kazusa. The two goes ‘ah’ as they aren’t happy to see each other.
Later on, Kazusa cries over her utterly bad luck. “What the hell. It’s horrible. It’s filthy to death. It’s disgusting to death!!! So, I hate men. Vulgar and despicable!! *Chika quietly listens beside her* Hu hu, how shameful. How humiliating to be tarnished. I hate it.”

Chika gets his handkerchief and offers it to Kazusa. He tells her that he hasn’t used it today yet. Pouting Kazusa asks if he just got that from his butt’s back pocket. Irked Chika says if she doesn’t want it then never mind. She grabs it from him.

She tells him that she’ll use it since she used her handkerchief to swat her butt [to remove the feeling of being dirty after being touched]. Chika looks away and says is that so.
Suzuka covers her nose with the handkerchief and thinks that it smells good. Chika asks if she normally goes this way and where is the one who always stays with her? Kazusa says that Fumi has something to do at the student council so she left earlier. “I...I, I occasionally also want to take a bit of detour.”

He asks, detour? She admits that it is because it’s possible that she can bump into Satowa. He comments that she is a stinky stalker. She exclaims he’s so annoying! “Who made me unable to calm down and sit still upon hearing about Satowa!! It is good if mother told me earlier [about it]. It is quite rushed right now...”

Chika asks what about Satowa. Kazusa says yes, so she’s saying Satowa and her-- ...you didn’t hear anything?” Chika asks what. Kazusa proudly says, “What. It looks like you are not an important existence to Satowa-chan. *notices Chika looking at her* Wh..what.”
Chika looks away and says that it is nothing. He stands up and says that he should be leaving already. Kazua tensely says ah, wait... He looks at tense and trembling Kazusa. This made Chika sit again. This surprises Kazusa. She looks flustered as she tightly held on the handkerchief.

In class, the teacher is doing a roll call. He calls out to Chika but there is no answer. He finds it strange that he asks, “Is he absent?” Satowa thinks that is really rare so what happened to him, a cold? Then, she overhears a couple of girls whispering.
“Hey, hey, have you heard about Kudou?”
“Ah- what is it?”
“This morning, he is ‘acting in a romantic movie’ in the train with a girl from another school!!”
Satowa looks surprised.
“Eh- No way. Kudou-kun has a girlfriend!?”
“I don’t know but it seems that the girl is always crying. It seems that Kudou-kun is comforting her--”
“Wah, are they breaking up!?”
“But he still hasn’t come back so that means--”
Then, the door opens. The teacher calls out Chika and says that he is late. Chika says, ‘Ya’. The teacher angrily shouts, what ‘ya’ and won’t he even justify it. Chika notices Satowa looking at him. He is surprised when she quickly looks away. The teacher tells Chika to quickly sit down. Chika says ya, ya. He glances at Satowa as he goes to his chair.

Looking down, Satowa thinks without thinking, she looked away. Recalling the other girls saying about Chika and another girl in the train, Satowa tells herself that they ought to have mistaken him for someone else.

“Thinking of it in detail, we are together almost every day. We should know if he has a girlfriend. I’m foolishly getting anxious like an idiot. * looks surprised* ‘Anxious’...?” Chika glances at Satowa and recalls Kazusa asking if he didn’t hear anything [from Satowa].
In the club, Chika shouts, “—ha!!? What did you just say!!?” Suzuka says that during this week, club activity will just be practicing the basics and afterwards, they’ll rest this Saturday. Chika shouts why! “Calling us over during lunch break, I thought that you have already finished composing ‘I’!”

Suzuka apologizes since it is the opposite. “It is because I haven’t composed it yet so you all are going on a break.” Michi asks what, is he on a decline [/spiritless]. Suzuka asks what? Hiro says that it is because he always can write a good piece in a short while.

Suzuka asks what foolishness they are saying. “I’m not some genius. How can I possibly always effortlessly compose a piece.” Takezou sweatdrops for he obviously had always been compose effortlessly... Suzuka says in short, he wants to properly concentrate his energy on composing the piece so give him some time. This surprises the others.
While walking at the hallway, someone says that it is unexpected for Suzuka to say that. Kouta says that Suzuka is so serious that he felt a bit happy. Someone agrees with him.

Kouta says but, they’ll practice the basics for the whole week and there is a break on Saturday, there’s nothing to do-- Satowa wants to say, about that... Michi mentions about going to see Kazu’s live performance. Kouta says that’s right and it seems that Kazu told them to come this Sunday.

Michi asks who Kazu is. Sane says that he is a friend in their class and he is in a band. Kouta invites Michi to come with them. Michi declines because lately, he is totally not helping out in the house. Hiro says, what, he’s such a nice kid.
Michi says that he has a lot of siblings [all younger brothers and sisters] and lately, all of the chores are done by his mother and his oldest younger sister. Kouta says is that so. They invite Chika who also declines to go.

Hiro asks out loud what she’ll do on Saturday. She is quite sad that she won’t be able to see Takezou for two whole days and she’ll die. Noticing her expression, Takezou calls out to Hiro and says, “Want to go to my house this Sunday?” This surprises Hiro that she says, “...huh?”

Takezou says that it is because he is thinking if there is anything else they can do aside from practice. He turns to her and says, “I have a video of the previous tournament at my house. We can think together about the schedule arrangement--” He notices Hiro blushing as she says, “Ah...ah ah, about that kind of...thing.”
At first Takezou is puzzle then he realized that he told her ‘Want to go to my house?’ This made Takezou blush really red. Waving up his hands, Takezou apologizes for making her feel uncomfortable after hearing that. “I don’t have any other strange meaning to it! Look, aren’t we president and vice-president?”

Also waving her arms, blushing Hiro says no, no, no, it’s alright, rather, she should be apologizing! While the two are fussing about, Atsumu tells Natsu that if he doesn’t mind, would he want to come to his house. Natsu goes huh?

Flustered Atsumu says that actually, his house has some koto. “We...We just got in [the club] and besides we were able to join the Nationals. I feel that it is better to have a bit of feel for the instrument so...” Natsu asks if he meant the two of them will practice.
While vigorously nodding, Atsumu keeps on saying yes. Smiling Natsu says that even if he is very thankful but if there is no club activity, he’ll go to work. “Sorry.” This surprises Atsumu. Natsu says ah, okay, he should apologize [for that].

Natsu glances at him and says but it’s really good to have a musical instrument at home. “You’ll be able to practice whenever you like.” Atsumu looks surprised by that. He says yes, and if he needs to, just tell him. Natsu tells him to wait when he wants to practice.

Takezou tells the others that they’ll see each other in the next club activity. While walking upstairs with Chika and trio, Satowa thinks that it cannot be helped. “Then, according to plan, in order to impressively inform them with my chest out, I’ll have to do my best for the performance in two days.
Kouta suddenly calls out, “Ah, by the way!!! This morning, the girls in class are gossiping about you, Chika!” Chika is puzzled. Sane exclaims about that, he laughed until his stomach hurts. “They said that Chika is ‘doing a romantic movie’ with a girl from another school.” This surprises Satowa.

Michi says that he also heard about that. Sane laughs if that is for real. “Unexpectedly, there is someone who really looks like Chika!” Chika thinks that they must be referring to Kazusa = girl from another school. Chika sighs and says, “Let me tell you, that isn’t some romantic movie. About that, that girl is simply--”

Satowa’s eyes widen. The trio goes eh? Chika recalls how embarrassed and disgusted Kazusa felt about what had happened. Chika turns away and casually says that it was someone else. The trio quickly grab Chika.
They shouts, “No no no no, wait, what is that ‘that girl’? Who is she? You brat, when did you progress to having a relationship with a girl from some other school like it was a romantic film!?”

Chika insists that it isn’t some romantic film. They shout so it is really you and not someone who looks like you. Chika says that they are annoying to death. “I told you that it was someone else.” They shout no, that way of talking won’t work anymore.

Irked Chika says, geez, it’s annoying to death. He calls out to Satowa not to pretend that she doesn’t see this and quickly deal with these guys... With a slightly lowered head, Satowa asks is it something he cannot tell them.
Chika looks surprised at her. He asks what is it, what is she angry about. Satowa denies that she is angry. Chika recalls Kazua telling him if he hasn’t heard about Satowa and he isn’t important to her.

Chika replies, “...aren’t you also the same? You also don’t tell anything to us, right.” This surprises Satowa. Chika seems bothered by what he just said that he quickly turns around to leave even if Michi called out to him.

In her room, Satowa suddenly stops playing. She lies down on the floor and over her face with her arms. She exclaims that it’s no good, starting then, she always couldn’t play well. Recalling how she asked ‘Is it something you cannot tell us’.
She wonders, “—why. Why did I use that kind of accusing tone? It’s possible that he doesn’t want to say it. It’s possible that there’s a reason why he cannot say it. Even though *recalls, ‘About that, that GIRL is simply--”* Even if it is like that, I also don’t quite like this. –I always only think of myself.”

She recalls Chika retorting back that she also doesn’t tell anything to them. She also recalls all the times when Chika helped her out. She removes her arms from her face. She looks serious.

In the living room, Chika has finished packing up the koto. He recalls what he told Satowa. He mutters that sucks to death, what is that. His phone is ringing. He picks up his phone and wonders who it is. He is surprised that it is Satowa calling.
Puzzled Chika wonders if she pressed the wrong button. He nervously answers the call, ...hello. Tense Satowa says, he..hello, this is Houdzuki. Chika says, ya. Satowa asks if it is convenient to talk right now. Chika says, ya. Blushing Satowa thinks that his voice is so near.

Satowa apologizes and says that the way she talked to him during lunch break isn’t quite good. Still puzzled Chika says that he isn’t angry. Satowa says that’s good. Chika says, ya. Pause as they look sideways and blush a bit. Satowa says, “Af..aftewards, about that...are you free this Sunday, Kudou?” Chika says ah, ya, he’s free.
Satowa tells him, “...Ac...Actually, actually, I basically wanted to wait until it is over then I’ll tell [you guys about it]. It is like this. This Sunday, my family will hold a Houdzuki performance-news conference. *Chika asks ‘performance-news conference?’*...

...It is a type of...commemoration performance that will re-instate me as Houdzuki Group’s successor...” To her surprise, Chika exclaims, “Really!! Isn’t that quite amazing!! That’s great.” This moved blushing Satowa that she thanks him.

Chika wonders if this is what Kazusa wanted to say this morning. Satowa says, “...Afterwards. About that, afterwards, I...I hope that you can come and listen to my performance.” She tensely waits for his answer. Chika says, “Sure. *smiles* I’ll go.”
Comment: Ah, belated Vday kind of thing? It is still spring in their time, right? So romance is blooming soon? I wonder if it will be a sort of date for the two couples or in the end, everyone will come and watch Satowa’s performance.

Anyway, this is a break from music stuff for some romantic progress while Suzuka is composing their Nationals piece. Satowa’s future is back on track. She is still the same as before. She doesn’t want to bother anyone with her issues. She’ll only tell them unless it is really necessary.

Of course, that would somehow alienate her from the others. And it can cause a bit of friction like what happened here when someone rubs it in that ‘someone/they’ are not important since she didn’t bother to tell them about something very important to her.

Even if Kazusa still has some sort of rivalry with Chika regarding Satowa, I think how Chika handled it will improve how Kazusa views him. Not only did he help her out in stopping that pervert, he even stayed with her after she made that kind of haughty remark.

I think the misunderstand will clear up once Kazusa also comes to the performance-news conference. I do wonder if Satowa will feel a bit of jealousy when Kazusa returns that handkerchief. =P As usual though, everyone would think of the worst when it comes to Chika hence he is the ‘bad guy’ in that gossip.

Too bad Takezou failed to notice the real reason why Hiro is blushing. If anyone is paying attention to those two, I think someone might be able to realize what’s going on with those two.

As for Atsumu, he is indeed taking the initiative to befriend Natsu who is somewhat opening up. Anyway, something romantic might happen in the next few chapters if this keeps up. Scans by 二次元秘店汉化組

Word of the day:
Whenever we speak out of fear, anger, ignorance, or pride—even if what we say is true—those who listen will hear more than our words. They hear emotion. But they don’t know whether the emotion comes from love and concern or disdain and disrespect, so we risk misunderstanding. If we listen to ourselves before speaking out loud, we can judge our hearts before our careless words harm others or sadden our God. ~ Our Daily Bread.

41 comments:

  1. Waaaahhh!!! Waiting for this moment!!! �������� Thanks so much!! Hoping for more translation ��������

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  2. yaaaaaaaaaaaaay thank you for the translation, for once suzuka is serious and everyone is shocked lol i think the one he called in the early pages could possibly be the other math teacher casue atsumu somehow look like mio? i honestly thought that the school will spread some rumor about kudo doing some bad stuff to the girl and that's why she is crying, so spreading some romance rumor about him didn't bother me but it was a nice twist how keeping things made both of them progress and i'm glad that sotawa told him immediately about her performance (if this was a shojo manga this would've dragged for ages!) lol takazou and hiro are so fun and silly to watch from an outsider's perspective

    thanks

    emmahoshi

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    1. Thanks for reading, emmahoshi ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Possible. I was thinking it is someone his family/sister knew.

      Yup ^-^

      =)

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  3. Yea! Finally some progress in the fluff department now that the initial new character developments have finished. Can't wait for the conference and all the shenanigans that'll happen there. Also, interested in who Suzuka was calling, seemed like an old friend almost though I was personally hoping it'd be Akira and they could make some progress on their end as well while composing the song. The thing is, Suzuka has no other direct friends to talk about composing for a Koto piece though, as he said he has no prior experience with the instrument since he became the advisor, so the only one he could logically turn to would be Akira. Don't know but interested to see and learn what kind of original piece he'll come up with as well on top of Chika-Satowa semi-date. Speaking of I think it'll mostly be just Chika who shows up, between all their other obligations and the fact that Hiro coming over to Takezou's house seems like too much of a golden opportunity for development on their end as well, along with all the others saying they had prior engagements ;)

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    1. Indeed, Krimzon Striker ^^

      True but most likely, it is someone else...not Akira since it seems to be someone he hasn't talked to for a long time and he isn't sure if he had that person's number.

      Yup.

      Indeed. I'm thinking that there is still school on Saturday morning so the others might know about it and cancel their respective schedule to watch the performance. If not, there will indeed be progress on their love life. ^^

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  4. Eek, my ships are sailing 😍
    Thanks for this month's summary... they're food for my soul!!

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    1. ^-^

      Thanks for reading, Anon0o0 ^-^

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  5. Thanks You :)
    I Love this chapter :D

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  6. Thanks Kat again.
    My OTPs Chika and Satowa, Takezou and Hiro are sailing fast.

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  7. Thank you, Kat. Nice chapter, and nice to see Chika being 'sensitive' for once. At least he's not so deprived of common sense after all, lol. Satowa being Satowa, as always, but even nicer to know that she's acknowledging her feelings towards Chika, not the club itself, but him alone.

    And TakexHiro, come on, just marry already, lol.

    BTW, excellent choice of word of day, really, really liked.
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    Normally it'd be some finger foods or pizza. But then again, remember what I said about our churrasco? There's that, too. People bring meat, beer and have their fun.
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    Not really self-medicating since I'm only taking apart what the doctors already prescribed. Like, one prescribe this for pain, the other prescribes something else for pain, so I buy only one.
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    Well, that's really disheartening to hear, I was considering picking up again, guess I'll just catch up with other series, then. Don't like that such a strong girl, though denser than anything, can't stand her ground when she always does with her partner. It gets me every time, lol.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Fê ^-^

      'Sensitive' in terms of? Do you mean with Kazusa or with Satowa?

      Haha...one step at a time...confession first ^^

      Thanks ^^

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      Will it be grilled there or brought cooked already?

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      Oh, I see.

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      Hehe, maybe before the college arc, it was okay for you to read it. Another new arc does bring some usual issues. ^^

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    2. With Kazusa, with Satowa he was - "understandably" - rude when he retort it back with aren't you the same? But he did look out for Kazusa by not telling anything, that's a really bad situation and he kept it quiet 'cause he understood that, though right afterwards when all ogre again with Satowa, lol.
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      Grilled there, at the moment. Just so you know, sometimes these churrascos/parties go on for two days, if the meat is about the end, someone not drunk usually goes buy more, with gathered money from everybody - same thing with the beers, lol. Normally neither of it run out, though.
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      Yea, I know it's a minor thing, but it gets me, and I know that it'll get me too in any other series that I'm about to catch up, too, lol. Since it's finally over, think I'll read 3D Kanojo, do you know it?

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    3. Haha, I see. They both just have to look behind what was said to know the true intention/feelings of the one saying it. Do you think that the other guys think that it is their usual quarrels?

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      Haha, is that so. A never ending party until everyone is drunk and broke =P

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      Lol, is that so. I heard about it but I don't read it. Since you mentioned it, I read the first 3 chapters and the ending. =P

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    4. Seeing how they each had something to do and were just watching, I think so, they must have though, it's just Chika being Chika and left. And now, we get to be all anxious about the next chapter to see if there's any romantic development, or if there'll only be a story one.
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      Lol, it's not never ending. Like, if it's done on sundays, people usually start in the morning, like 10am and go 'till around 10pm 'cause the next day is the scariest day of them all, right? But if it's on saturday, it'll depend on the people, some I know start in the morning too and carry on, if friday was a holiday, be sure that it'll start on friday and go on 'till they can't anymore, lol.
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      That so? Did it have a well enough ending? Or one you're sure I'll be raging all over? lol. I started to read same time I started Hibi Choucho or something like that, but since both updates were slow, decided to play catch later, though I couldn't really finish Hibi 'cause I got too tilted with both mc's, I'm slowly catching up with Kanojo, and about the 30rd chapter right now and I paid attention to all her comings and goings to the hospital and didn't forget the six months thing - like, if anyone didn't catch it, I don't know what to say, so I'll be okay being spoiled, like, xx dies and xy moves on and learn how to live, something like that. But if xx dies or goes have surgery and doesn't show them together nor move on, I'll just read 'cause it's been good 'till now and will know not to expect a good finale, though I'm already doing that, kinda, lol.

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    5. Yup. If ever, it is possible that Sawako's mother would notice it =P

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      Haha, so as long as there is no work/school the next day, it will continue on. Are there long weekends in your country? Ours, there are two major ones. The holy week and Christmas holidays. The rest of the holidays are sprinkled all over. Business sector is already complaining that there are too many holidays.

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      It's an okay ending. Perhaps, it is more moving if you read it all = happy ending = reunion and church. ^^

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    6. Hahaha, now that you mentioned, I'd like for her to ship'em. What do you think? ^^
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      More or less, the max I've seen, and been, lasted 4d, I guess. Started thursday night and it was over late sunday, but my friends and I had to travel back 'cause shool were about to begin and instead of just being home, we decided to attend all broken anyway. Ofc, we didn't last 10min of the first class, lol.

      There long weekends, but it depends on the calendar. This year I get there's only two or three. Last tho, there were about five iirc. And yea, people always cry about too much holidays, but then again, no one likes to work, and the ones that MUST work are always the poor, the rich work too if they run some business, especially if it's selling or at some touristic stuff.
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      Yea, I finished about two days ago, tbh, it was nice, but lacked more consistency. The final chapters were too rushed, and if we put on the table that there were two more couples being worked on the background + lil'brother 'n lil' sis and the mc's parents - the ending only concluded the parents, the main and one more... So a lot of non too important, but too cared were left behind, especially the second main couple that worked it out, than they broke without any reason behind the scenes and now the girl's just divorced. I was like, wait, what?! Let me read the five last to see if I'm missing, on, I'm not missing and I'm not too high to not be able to see what's in my front. The lil'bro'n lil'sis had too much importance too the story since they play big parts in one of the main couples getting together and how people see the mc, and they were left behind without anything being told about'em. I mean, ok, but it wouldn't hurt at all to have just a bit of them to know what's happening or something...

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    7. I'm not too sure. It seems that the mangaka is going for 'natural' romantic development = no interference from other characters. If they are already a couple, I can imagine her mother helping her out in minor things like what to wear, etc. =P

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      Lol. Ended up in the clinic? Or sent straight home?

      True. Here, there are also local holidays like a city capital day. These days, the jittery government will cancel work/school over small things like a transpo strike, a cancelled transpo strike, during last ASEAN meeting, they even shut down the stock exchange for a day...it was suppose to be longer but the others complained about it.

      That is aside from heavy rain...announcing it when almost everyone is already at work or at school =P So, people are joking that the politicians think that the students are waterproof. Because they are already in school and everything is already flooded. And of course, since they are 'traumatized' by that, they'll cancel school if it was predicted to be 'heavy rain' and it turns out to be sunny. ^^;

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      I see. I thought that divorce thing is a bit too convenient. Maybe they broke up behind the scenes for that ending scene =P

      Hmm...no side story for them huh? Maybe because they're not popular?

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    8. I see, in my mind, I picture her to be the shipper, one, lol. Though, if we get to this point, I wonder if Chika's past will already be dealt with, or if it's at this point it will, 'cause, you know, her mother must approve or disapprove the boy, then we have a bit of more drama incoming, ofc.
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      Ended up sleeping the whole time. I didn't even went to my home, went to his and crashed at the sofa as soon as I entered the place, lol.
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      Yea, they always say it's not lucrative, it have to be less and go on, and on, but it always ending up the same, if they don't include another holiday or 'ponto facultativo', that is up to your boss/prefecture to declare day off or not. I can't take anything serious anymore, this country of mine is making me really, really worse with it's political bs, and ofc, being in the situation I am, it only worsens 'cause I depend on 'em, like it or not.
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      It was like that, they were a fine couple until five or so chapters, then the drama with the fmc begin, and next time we see, she's divorced?????? The kids were a pain, but had their on space, so leavin' out them too only makes me wonder if it wasn't axed. It was way too rushed towards the end.

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    9. Is that so. Which part of Chika's past? Being a delinquent who beat up people including what happened to his grandpa? Or, the one regarding his father who seems to have abandoned him? If we are to base things according to music, I would think that she would also approve of him like how Atsumu is okay with Chika.

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      Haha...good that you're somehow sober enough to go home and nothing bad happened. ^^

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      True.

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      I see. Hehe, if the kids were a pain = not popular = leaving them out won't bother most people.

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    10. Both, actually. Thought it'd be nice for her to understand him first through the sound of the heart, like they always do.
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      Nah, completely wasted. I remember only wanting to sleep, saying hello to some teachers, and then sleeping, lol.
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      It only bothered 'cause like I said, they both had their roles in order for their older brothers grow up and how one get to accept another and becomes friend. Then, in the end, nothing. Bright side is, I've seen that it's starting up an anime version of the manga, so we can hope they cover it all, since the story it's already done. Nice coincidence, too.

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    11. Lol...I see. Is this in college? I would assume if it is in high school, teachers would be calling your parents.

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      I see. True.

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    12. As I'd always work and sometimes had to sleep at a friend's house and go to school by bike, most of the teachers'd suppose that I'm only tired and leave it alone. Besides, I wasn't completed wasted by alcohol, I was really just too damn tired.

      But nowadays, I doubt teachers'd call the parents, only if it's a private school, otherwise, they'll try cover it up.

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    13. Haha, oh, I see.

      Is that so. Do you have any teacher horror stories? I do hear about pampered ones in private schools. Like recently, a government official, with relatives and bodyguards, went to a school demanding why his son got a low grade. He with his men shouted at the teacher 'don't you know we are a family of lawyers and killers' and 'we can take down this school'.

      I don't think anything will happen to that incident since the official is from the same province as the president. These days, 'being bad' or suspected to be killers, corrupt, etc get promoted or get rewarded. ^^;

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    14. I certainly do, more when I used to teach than when I was a student - and ofc, more in public schools where everyone'd try to cover any problem so they could receive a bonus salary 'cause of good education, rate of approvation and no problems with authorities'd give the whole school the bonus - not even a good one, mind you.

      So, I never gave a care in the world for that, I'd always end up fighting and being the 'oppressor', even when students threatened me saying they'd kill me and so on. I'd go to their faces, look into their eyes and say, everybody dies, sooner or later, but you, if keep that shit up in my clash, will go sooner. Or when they said they'd call their gang to beat after school I'd retorted, the same way, go into their faces, and say, I'll break you, your mother, father and who else you bring to beat me, they'd say, you don't know me, I'd say with my finger pointed into their eyes, son, YOU don't know me. I'll be waiting at the bus stop for you and lil' friens, hope their not minors, so I can literally break your bones and not just give you bruises and tell the police I was just trying to defend myself from an assault - after I'd say, the whole class'd start to at least, not be troublesome in my time with them.

      There was this time when a student was ditching classes, but it was in mine. I was a new to the school so I didn't notice, but he was talking too loud, said to tone it down before I started to talk with the rest to get around what they already knew so we don't waste anybody's time. Then, this guy continue to speak loud and soon after the woman that inspect the students came after him, asking for my permission. I gave, then he started to shout at her and calling names - everybody was just watching and snickering, she was speechless since she said that happened all the time. I went to the student and asked, do you think you're talking to your mother? He tried to speak the same way to me, then I yelled, who do you think you're talking to? The whole class froze, and then I begin, put my finger into his face and said a lot of things, don't remember all, but remember saying that none of us were their babysitters, we didn't go to college for that, I sure as hell don't get paid to listen snotty brats lies in my class and disrespect my colleague, much less me, he tried to speak something and again I looked him in the eyes and asked, how old are you? He said 18, then I grimed, 18, huh? So, if I happen to break you right here, right now, I can say I was defending my colleague who was being abused and threatened by this criminal that got into school, 'cause you're no student mine, but even so you're in my class threatening me and my work colleague. Then everybody started to tell me to calm down, there was no need to violence, and I said, it's not violence, I'm just treating criminals that are in my place of work preventing me to work, besides threatening, it's self defense. He went pale and my colleague took him to his class, all the while I was still yelling insults and daring him to talk back like he just had done - and the whole school watched - my students started to clap afterwards saying it's always like this, but no one does anything so they themselves were tired, but didn't do shit either.

      This one that said that'd kill me were only expelled after he threatened the principal, besides me, he had already threatened three others, but like I said, nobody said anything 'cause they wanted that bonus, and the reports I made describing everything I just wrote here, never went out of the principal's office - 'cause I know I shouldn't do this, I'd always report as soon as I finished class to the principal what I did and why, and they'd never do anything. When the principal was threatened, she asked me to write another report - proof that the one I did first went to trash - so she could expel him with two more reports from others professors.

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    15. All that in the first six months, lol.

      But there were better schools and better students, though not much better, regret to say. The private schools normally are better, though. At least they try to maintain order, as much as possible and as much as I'd like to believe, but it's all hell due to the human rights and stuff, if I didn't know my share of rights from the constitution, I might had been fired already, lol.

      And that's one of the things I believe gave me too much stress and got me sick, so yea, not a good idea, but I don't regret a single word nor action that I did or said.

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    16. That's interesting. So, who gets to evaluate it? Government? And, how much exactly is the bonus? A month salary?

      Wow. You're kind of like GTO's Onizuka ^^ These are all guys, right? No problem with the girls? Haha, at least, threatening stuff like that. So, they are all just bluff? Or, they are really scared because given your size, you can actually do what you threatened to do.

      Since they behave because of you, do you get a bonus? ^^ Ah, they are threatening you because you won't let them do whatever they want like that talkative cursing kid, right? No problems with grades or parents?

      I see. She turned a blind eye until it actually affected her.

      Ah, because the private schools don't have that bonus thing? = maintain order/no cover ups? But then, they would want to have a good reputation so that well-to-do people will send their kids there.

      Haha, true. In a way, it is better to know better than they do. ^^

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    17. Normally, like my coworker said, that kind of thing happens like, everyday, is always happening and nobody says nor does anything about. They're much too worried to cover it all to resolve the issue, so the "students" think they can do everything, control the school and such, but then they face a bat crazy fearless ogre of a teacher that will confront them and call on them, they tend to respect or at the very least, make less trouble. And by my part at least, I can say that if push come to shove I could pull my weight and fulfill my promises to them, even if cost me the job, though, like I said, when they encounter someone that'll react back they tone it down.
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      Really, you too? Everybody says that I'm like Onizuka Sensei, lol. Never read or watched, though. I come to think if I'm really like him, he must be a screwed up person, too, lol.
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      Most trouble I had with girls were that some of them'd hit on me hard, I mean, really hard and it might have gave the wrong impression on others, which by it's own is a whole kind of big problem. Thankfully I managed to do okay and always keep the respect, space and relationship one should have with it's students, but I knew some that took advantage of those that had grades trouble. I'm glad to report that they are no longer teaching, though they should have been in jail, but are not.
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      Yea, they're willing to do everything to keep under the rug, unless it affects them directly. And sorry, I don't know how much it is nowadays, thank God it's been a while I've been out of the loop, but in my time, it'd be shared by the whole school functionaries, so, about a lil' bit less than half the normal pay - too lil' to stain your soul and conscience;

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    18. I see. Well, it helps to look like someone who can actually do what one threatened to do. Like if it is a thin guy, threatening to beat them up. They would probably ignore or level up the threats.

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      Lol, yup. Onizuka's students are delinquents. They threaten him and everything but being a ex-gangster helps as he will indeed do what he 'threatened' and put the delinquents in their place. Most had reformed...well, it's manga. Indeed, even if it might cost him his job. Hehe, you haven't watch/read it... well, I was going to joke that hopefully, you are like him who have an 'indestructible' body.

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      That would be...offer sex to pass? I see. That's good that they aren't teaching anymore and too bad that they aren't punished for it.

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      I see. Ah...that is a day's pay or a month's pay? Do they get it in envelopes or deposit in the account? I mean, is it possible for the higher-ups to pocket a bigger amount and give crumbs to the rest?

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    19. Well, tbh, I was never tall, my height used to be 1,77cm, tha'd be around 5,7 or 5,8 - never remember the formula to convert'em, lol. But like I said, I used to be quite fit and bulky, so I guess that helped, but more than it I think it's the fact that someone's reacting to their bs, showing'em they won't always get away with anything they might think.
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      Yea, they told me that it's pretty dumb/funny too, but I'm afraid my body is far for indestructible, lol. But I do intend on at least tryin' to read, since it's my fav media.
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      That kinda of shit. Especially in college, that was rage inducing and that max. I could do was tell the others and the principal - then again, the will cover all wrong doing is far more important than anything.
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      Aaaah, I can't say that's the case 'cause I don't have any solid proofs, but anyone with a mind not entirely in coma could deduct that by what we saw how much the bonus were announced to be and how much everyone actually see in their accounts. The story was that the majority of it'd be going to the school infrastructure and such things, tho year post year there weren't any changes in it.
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      BTW, Lula finally went to jail. Now, despite what they're saying about not having special benefits nor cell - 'cause he didn't went to college and I'm pretty sure didn't even finish high school - he already watched the final game of the team he's fanatic for while in jail, so yea, just want to see how much time he at least stays there. And God willing, he won't be able to run for presidency, though they're already making plans and kinds of deals to make it impossible, tho the constitution clearly prohibits. Let's see.

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    20. Ah, so around the same height as they are? True, I would think they had 'met their match' especially someone who isn't inclined to 'cover things up' for 'money'. ^^

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      Yup. There are already three seasons for it along with a prologue when he used to be a gangster. It is aimed for older audience since this is a character who is really itching to get laid and some students can be very vicious =P The original one is about bullying. The second one is about students with troubled families, iirc. The third one is about celebrity students.

      Anyway, try to read it if you can. It is a good laugh and gives a 'good feeling' ^^

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      Oh, I see. It's kind of sad though that it is like that. Well, that is also tackled in GTO. The others shut eye about the offenses or else, the parents or others get offended/have to keep a good track record.

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      I see. So someone is pocketing it. It is the usual stuff here. Those people don't even care that you'll know if you do the math. There was a calamity here before, someone told me that they know this certain Japanese donated like 200,000 but when they list up on the board how much that Japanese donated, it became like 100,000.

      In a way, it makes people dislike helping the poor here. Rather, they might want to keep the people poor. ^^; There were instances wherein doctors who live abroad wanted to send equipment here that can help the poor but the customs are giving them so much pain = bribe, to get the equipment out that it would cost more than the donated equipment. In the end, they gave up.

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      I read that he was put in jail. I was amused that he is called the 'candidate of hope'. Wow, like a savior who'll save Brazil. I guess things are the same here. What is clearly not in the constitution/against it, people are twisting the interpretation to suit their agendas. Lula seems to have a lot of backers, claiming that it was all done to prevent their candidate of hope from running.

      By the way, the current president is from the same party with Lula?

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    21. As ashamed as I am to admit, some are taller than me, but it's like I said, what can you do against someone without fear?
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      The good feeling is what always sells me, damn, lol! I hear there're lots of spin offs too, right?
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      In Japan or asia countries that I've a bit of knowledge, they have this social culture that what the kids do affects not only him, but all around, parents, relatives, friends and even the institution. In Japan I'm pretty sure it's still like this, South Korea and China I'm not for it's been a long time since I last talked to people there or read any trusted news about it. Is like that in yours? Here's it's not. I mean, the kid may do w/e he wants and the only one to blame is society - the politicians have been trying to implement this system for a very, very long time where not even your parents/the ones that raised you are responsible, but society alone - the society the politicians create, but when you say that to their faces they get angry.
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      You know that's one thing that keeps me triggered like all hell is this, taking advantage of those in most need. And what you said about donation is also true here, tho, the culprit ones are the same ones that donate, if you get what I'm trying to say. Sure, I'm certain there are good hearted people by nature that only want to help, but...
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      Yea, his party - and mostly of the left wing - have 'infiltrated and influenced' tons of people, even the catholic church, since they were 'kind enough' with their work with the poor. The funny part in this is, he went to the mass to get blessed by the father, while he was seen always with a bottle of water. Turns out, it was alcohol, people have read lips from those around here, and if you see the image, you notice that he's clearly embriagated and could barely stand on his own, and the father giving the holy host and blessings... The sad and fearful part is that he is and always have been in league with drug cartels and the leaders of the most countries in south America, like Venezuela, Bolivia - where you can't be seen with a bible that you're under arrest or worst, but 5kg of cocaine is fine, Peru and Colombia - that famous drug dealer, Pablo Escobar had ties with Lula and his 'party'.

      So yea, he has a lot of backers, that's the enraging part, knowing that he can get out anytime and be considered a hero/martyr.

      Temer, the president for now, is from the same coaligation, meaning, one party made deals with another so he'd support Lula's party in exchange for w/e those deals were. Now he's being persecuted too, and may not be long in power. We'll see.
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      I know it's terrible to switch subjects like that, but speaking of no longer in power, did you read Shingeki? Not liking what the author is hinting, but it seems we were right about the plan of getting all titans, that still doesn't excuse that Miksa behavior of let's stop fighting, but I think I can more or less feel what she meant by that.

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    22. Lol. Wow. But taller = thinner, right? So, it is kind of believable that with your build, you can snap them in half?

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      Yup. The original with mean bullies. The side one about families. A prologue. And, the new one about celebrity kids. I was reading that last one but had stopped for some time. ^^; Sometimes the 'sexual stuff' can be... ^^;;

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      Here, they do blame the parents. So, if you did something wrong, they say, didn't your mother teach you or didn't you learn that in school. They will sometimes want to know where you studied and if you finished school.

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      Sorry, what does 'the culprit ones are the same ones that donate'? They give 'crumbs' to the poor? We have a variation of that. There was a typhoon before. So, foreign countries give goods instead of money because you know, it can be pocketed. What these people did is, they took the imported goods and switch it for local ones. Like imported corned beef to sardines in tomato sauce. The others even sold the donated stuff instead of giving it to the victims. And ya, no one gets punished for that 'open secret' of 'theft'.

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      Oh. But then again, there are still people who likes him? Perhaps, they can benefit from his rule? Ah, does fake news have an influence there like make him look 'better'? And there are people who believe it/chose not to believe the facts that are shown in their faces.

      It is the same here. Politicians would go to church/mass to look religious. Some would even pay them to shut up from criticizing them.

      Well, we've been there. Ex-president got jailed then immediately pardoned then run for mayor and won twice...almost won president again. It should be only one term but his excuse is he didn't finish it. Now, we see a picture of all the corrupt ex-president/s + relatives dining together with the current president who claims that 'change is coming'. ^^; People joke that picture as 'the root of the problem in our country'.

      Oh. That's pretty much like here. Same coalition = I scratch your back you scratch mine. Everything is okay as long as we all benefit even if it is at the expense of others.

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      Yup. My question is, who is the character on the leftmost...on the colored cover. Is that Armin? ^^;; But, it's black hair. Eren starts to look like a girl to me ^^;;

      So, ya, the plan is eat all the main titans that Eren can then go back to base...perhaps, wait for them there.

      Ah...that is just to retire and save the remaining time with me?

      You know, I wonder if Eren is getting more intelligent because he has been eating them titans. What do you think?

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    23. I think it has more to do with the voice intonation and how one impose themselves, have a co-worker that's pretty petite, shorter than most middle schoolers she teaches, but man, are they afraid of her, lol.
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      Even in the first/official one has that extreme ecchi? 'Cause I remember seeing a cover from one of it's sequels that I could put my palms on fire if those aren't extreme material that should go to sites devoted entirely to hentais.
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      Something like that, usually it means that the donations come from those that cause the problems in the first place, and these donations are only a very small part of what they gained by causing it.
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      Sadly and unfortunately, yes for all the questions. That photo you mentioned 'bout your presidents are the same problem as here, since we don't actually have a side that trully opposes the other, politically, only externally to compete who's in power, but they'll make deals and other things to those that 'lost' and the cycle goes on.

      The thing that might frighten me is that this thing happens right in our front and nobody seems to care and then there are those conspiracy theories of mass brainwash and it totally fits, as hard as I don't want to believe and even harder to consider it, but it does look like it. I mean, these theories talked about a closed market in south america ruled by comunism - and what do we have? We're almost there already, if things didn't go out of hand and that badly in Venezuela, we might have never noticed, but since it was internationally spoken, they had to cover it up somehow - the most frighten thing, like I said, is that Maduro, Lula, Escobar, the Bolivian President and some others latin american leaders all 'fought' together to get where they are now, and that's public spoken, not hidden or anything. There's party here that openly defends the 'great' work Maduro has done in Venezuela and we should aspire to do the same and goes as far as admiring the 'amazing' system North Korea has successfully installed over the years - all openly, to anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear.
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      It should be Armin, but he's taller and has black hair, I don't know, maybe they messed up the cover? Really? I think he's looking like someone who doesn't give a damn anymore and it's just as tired as Reiner, speaking of him, will he never die? I'm even more tired than both of them, I'm not kidding, lol.

      Do you think Gabi'll put then down, since Hanges went out of her way to say that a single bullet and they're royally screwed? If there's some logic left in the manga, someone'll stop her saying if he shot them, they'll fall onto their own homes and create even more disaster, as there probably are still civilians in the area, most hiding in the building, which will crumble once the 'ship' fall down. But I don't know anymore, like I've been sayin', it's just too convoluted right now, at least for me, and I can't make heads of tails out of it.
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      Yea, we discussed about that, and tbh, it's the part that's sticking out like and sore thumb right now, it just makes no sense atm, apart from this pov we have of her wanting Eren back home and spend his last moments in peace, with her.
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      I think he's getting more savage, like I said, he never were one to think, only act, but right now, he's acting like w/e, before he at least had some hesitation in some actions, but now, damn, I'm liking, but only 'cause I myself am a savage ogre, too, lol.

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    24. Oh. That's interesting. And, she threatens the same way like snap them in half? ^^; Or, she is just very strict...like, give me problems and I'll give you very difficult exams that will guarantee to make you fail and we'll see each other again next year.

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      In a way, ya.

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      I see. So, isn't that like 'hush hush' money?

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      I see.

      Wow. Here, it is all about China. The communication/propoganda secretary even mentions about learning media through China = crack down on critics/censorship. They even want to learn from CCP on running a country. And, if it isn't China, it's Russia. ^^;

      Politicians are so brazen that they no longer hide their motives. Yet, there are still people who are 'idolizing' them.

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      Maybe. At first, again, I thought it is a girl. ^^;; Nope...Reiner won't die..yet...he still has a role. Lol, maybe to meet with Krista again =P

      Ah, is it because it will explode? Iirc, airships use hydrogen. Maybe, it is a 'the end will justifies the means' if she'll be able to kill Eren.

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      True.

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      Haha. True. And it is quick thinking on his part. He saw how Jaw can scratch the crystal. So, maybe he can bite through it?

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    25. Have no idea how she does it, lol. I know I used to hear her 'voice' by the other side of the corridor, lol.
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      There is hush money, yea, most politicians now are being investigated mostly for that and other types of bribes, but like I said, hole seems to be a lot deeper than it looked like.
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      Really? Yea, it's been sometime now that I've been reading about russians and chinese coaligation, like, they say one thing to UN, but behind their backs, they're working and doing the contrary. So, it still seems like China's been trying hard to get all asia for itself, huh? The scariest in this is how they openly work with north Korea, imo.
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      Yea, that's another thing I don't really understand, he was in love with Krista, but then said he was gay. Maybe he said that to get Ymir off his case at that point? Really now, just die Reiner, you're tired, I'm tired, everyone's tired, lol.
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      Yea, but Gabi has no idea of what she's doing right now, she just want to kill them, mostly for revenge, like Eren used to be; And yea, but in truth, it shouldn't be THAT easy to blow up/go down with only a single shot. There's a reason they were commonly deployed in the war, after all.
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      Yea, it was. Savage as hell, best version of Eren so far, but I'm betting he'll turn to be that damsel again, sooner or later, lol.

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    26. Oh. So, it's quite 'loud'. Does it always sound 'angry'? That people don't want to mess with her?

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      True. But in the end, if they got connections/popularity, they'll be 'free' and 'clean' again to run or be in the government. Lol, it happened here.

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      Yup. People here are already joking/being sarcastic if we are already a province of China since our president even publicly say that he would want that and he loves the president of China. ^^; It is a fear that we'll be soon in a debt trap like in Sri Lanka or parts of Africa. Here,they want to borrow from China with 2-3% interest whereas Japan loans are less than 1%.

      Then, they also raise taxes to pay for it. They used up the surplus money from the previous admin and now they are in deficit after the multiple travels last year with a lot of irrelevant people. I would think they also pocketed a lot of money.

      They even allotted a huge amount of money for their communications team that doesn't know proper grammar or even spelling. It is a common belief that they had teamed up with FB to spread fake news. And, we're paying for it. Sigh. Lately, they're the ones screaming since FB is in trouble and would crack down on fake news.

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      Haha, he did? I have no recollection of it. ^^;; No..he won't die just yet...like a cockroach, cannot easily get rid of him. Oh by the way, speaking of that, do you have this kind of idiom, 'weeds don't easily die' = bad people live longer? We have that and usually relate that to those type politicians or criminals.

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      Is that so. So, how can one make that airship fall down/stop it? Gabi obviously plan to shoot it down, right?

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      Lol. And that is a scenario that is getting a bit too 'cliche' for him. =P

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  8. Arigatou Kat-sama! ❤ You do not know how much I appreciate your efforts in translating these posts! It has certainly made my day. I hope your dear hardworking kind soul will forever be blessed and honoured with health (yes this sounds weird but I feel extremely happy!!)

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