[translation] Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi ~ Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai 6, Ch. 11 part 11

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October 16, 2015 // sekai-ichi hatsukoi, trifecta

Type: Novel Translation
Title: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai 6
Series: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
Author/Circle: Nakamura Shungiku, Fujisaki Miyako
Rating: PG
Language: English
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This time: Yokozawa and Kirishima discuss what he heard in the stairwell–as well as what he DIDN’T hear.

Chapter 11 (cont.)

”I guess that about does it.”

Yokozawa had been engrossed in chores the entire morning: he’d taken care of his pile of dirty laundry, run the vacuum cleaner over the floor, and swept, and given his little-used bathtub a good scrubbing, making even the kitchen sink sparkle. Engaging in physical activity like this kept his mind from dwelling on ridiculous things—though perhaps, he considered, he ought to be thinking harder on them.

Spending time with Kirishima and Hiyori had become something of ‘the norm’ for Yokozawa, and days off spent alone now seemed to drag on and on. Even though a day off was his own to spend as he pleased, without concerning himself over others, he couldn’t help but worry.

Ever since that day, he’d lost his ability to maintain a proper distance with the Kirishimas. The harder he tried to keep any buffer he erected from seeming unnatural, the more awkward he came off. He couldn’t decide where he ought to make his cuts, how much space he should maintain, and before he realized it, another weekend was upon him.

“—“

He needed to do as Yasuda had suggested and establish boundaries, to keep an appropriate distance between himself and the Kirishimas—that was ideal. But he’d been utterly bowled over by the oblivious Oosaki’s desperation.

How awkward he felt was frustrating, but there was nothing to be done about it. And perhaps it was more than mere awkwardness he had to contend with, but his stubbornness. Giving in was necessary on occasion, this he understood—he just couldn’t bring himself to actually do it.

Logical consideration of the situation suggested that it was only natural their little pieces didn’t all fit together nicely. If he could have, he would have liked to have conducted himself with more finesse, but it just wasn’t working out.

“God, I’m pathetic…” He was getting fed up with himself, now, the way he kept obsessing over the same thing. If someone else had come to him for advice on this same situation, he probably would’ve told them they had no choice but to fight back. And yet, despite knowing this, he couldn’t help the air of desolate gloom that settled over him, depriving him of any viable answers.

Why did emotions have to be so damned difficult?

What had Kirishima and Oosaki discussed after he’d left? Yokozawa had all but fled the landing when they’d started discussing Kirishima’s late wife, so he hadn’t a clue what they’d talked about after that. When he’d joined them later, they’d both looked as if nothing at all had happened. The fact that she’d invited them out for dinner, though, suggested that Oosaki wasn’t one to give up so easily.

Kirishima and Oosaki would be spending a fair amount of time from now on as editor and author, and the media serialization of her works was a big project for the company. Oosaki would be above him, in terms of work relationships, and if she asked to meet him for a discussion of any sort, it would be difficult for Kirishima to turn her down.

Yokozawa understood there was no helping this. But, truthfully, that didn’t make it any easier to stomach. He’d always assumed that he was prepared to gracefully withdraw should a proper partner for Kirishima appear—but they had to be a woman perfectly suited to be Hiyori’s mother as well.

“—“

Lost in thought, he was airing out his futon and changing the sheets when the intercom rang with a soft pin-pon.

“A delivery?” He’d ordered a book on the internet a few days prior when he hadn’t been able to find it in the shops. Perhaps it had finally arrived. He didn’t bother to check the arrival through the video screen, instead heading for the entrance with his signature stamp in one hand.

“Sorry for the wai—Kirishima-san?!” He pulled open the door, eyes going wide when he saw who waited on the other side. He quickly checked his mental schedule to see if Kirishima had been supposed to come over today, but he failed to recall any such promise.

“Yo.”

“What are you here for?”

“Oh, just stuff. I wanted to have a little chat—and figured it was time to enact my revenge from last time.”

“Last time…?” He thought he’d felt a sense of deja vu, only now recalling how, some evenings prior, Kirishima had arrived in a similar manner without warning. He’d run the conversation pretty much entirely on his own, then knocked Yokozawa down and promptly passed out on top of him. He’d apparently been pretty exhausted, as no amount of calling his name or shaking him had roused him.

“My one great regret in life is falling asleep on top of you.”

“You actually remember that?” He’d never brought it up before, so Yokozawa had assumed he hadn’t cared. Apparently he’d just been waiting for the perfect opportunity to turn the tables.

Kirishima shoved his way inside, taking care to lock the door and chain it shut behind him. It almost seemed as if he was cutting off Yokozawa’s escape routes, which was a little perplexing.

“What are you planning here?”

“You’re confined to your quarters.”

“Confi…” He was shocked Kirishima was able to say such a thing with a straight face.

“You like to run and hide whenever you panic, so I figure I’ve gotta do this if I want to ever have a calm, serious conversation with you.”

Apparently Kirishimam could see right through him, divining how he already wanted to flee the scene. If he admitted it, there would be no need to keep up appearances, but he couldn’t help putting on airs. “I—I’m not going to run away!”

“I’m gonna take your word on that, got it?”

“Where’s Hiyo?”

“Off to see a movie with Yuki-chan. She said she’d be back by 5, so we should head back around then too.”

We? I’m not going over to your place tod—”

“And by the way, I told her that you and I were going on a date of our own.”

“Wha—don’t screw around like that!” He went pale at Kirishima’s flippant comment.

“Don’t freak out; Hiyo just assumes I’m joking. Reacting like that makes it more suspicious, though.”

“Don’t tell bad jokes like that.”

“But it’s not a joke at all, so what’s the harm? Oh, here: a souvenir.”

“What’s this?”

“It looked tasty, so I indulged in an impulse buy. I decided against booze today; I’m sure I’d be fine, but I’d never live it down if I fell asleep just when things were getting good again.”

Yokozawa peeked into the plastic bag he’d been passed, finding fried goods inside—it seemed to be a croquette and menchi-katsu sandwich from the butcher’s shop near the station. “This is just snack food to eat with booze.”

“So eat it with your dinner, then. Put on some coffee, would you? And not the instant stuff—I want a proper drip drink.”

“Someone sure is bossy today…” But despite the annoyance of Kirishima barging in the way he had, being able to retreat to the kitchen granted him a small respite to organize his thoughts, and as requested, he put some coffee on.

Usually, this kind of regulated process was enough to calm his nerves, but today he couldn’t help the way his thoughts kept winding back to Kirishima, settled comfortably on the sofa. The coffee seemed to be flowing more slowly through the filter than usual.

What could Kirishima want to talk about? At the very least, he was clearly going to confront Yokozawa about his strange attitude lately.

When enough coffee for the two of them had been brewed, he filled two cups and headed back to the living room where Kirishima awaited.

“Here.”

“Thanks.”

He settled down next to Kirishima, sipping his coffee in silence. Perhaps because he’d been in such a hurry to brew the coffee, the aroma was weaker than usual.

“………”

“………”

Kirishima failed to start a conversation, and Yokozawa was similarly incapable of saying anything. It might have been easier to just come out and apologize, but what was he supposed to apologize for? He felt regret that he’d behaved so awkwardly this whole week, but it didn’t strike him as something he ought to express apology for.

While he stewed over how to broach the topic in his mind, though, Kirishima finally came out with, “…So is it Oosaki-sensei you’re worrying about right now?”

“………” Instead of responding in the affirmative, Yokozawa opted to just sit there in continued silence.

“Yeah, I figured. To be honest, I’d probably feel bad if you weren’t concerned about her. You were listening when she and I spoke at the exhibition last week, weren’t you?”

He inhaled sharply at the question. “Y—you knew?!”

“Yeah, but just me. I recognized the sound of you coming down the steps. I went out of my way to say more than I strictly needed to, just to make sure you overheard, but then you didn’t bother to stay to hear the whole thing.”

“………” His upset deepened as he realized that Kirishima had known the whole time he’d been eavesdropping.

“So how much did you hear?”

“About…about where Oosaki-sensei asked you if you couldn’t forget your late wife…”

“You’ve gotta be kidding—after that was the important part!”

“As if I could have known that!” Most people would have gotten angry at being eavesdropped on, but Yokozawa had never imagined Kirishima would be pissed at what he hadn’t heard.

“And that question was ridiculous to begin with; it’s ludicrous to think you could possible forget that you loved someone. Even if it’s someone who cheated on you and broke up with you, it’s not like you can erase the fact that you were in love. You can try not to remember, but you can’t make it like it never happened.”

“…Yeah, that’s true.”

The very existence of the past made you who you were now. If Yokozawa had never met Takano, if he’d never known how painful love could be, he might not be here with Kirishima now. Who you were…was a culmination of all the good and bad in your life.

“Oosaki-sensei didn’t seem like she quite accepted that, though, so I told her that I had someone I loved and that I was dating them, so I couldn’t respond to her feelings.”

“You told her?!”

“Calm down—I didn’t say it was you. And then, when she asked me if I was going to marry that person…I told her that I wanted to be with them for the rest of my life.”

“The rest of…” Yokozawa felt his face flush a deep crimson at the bold announcement.

“When we left, she asked me to let her still love me. And well, it’s not my business to dictate people’s feelings; saying no wouldn’t have made her feelings disappear, after all.”

“So then, she still…?” Despite having been throughly rejected, she had absolutely no intention of giving up, it seemed. She would probably continue to pursue Kirishima through their work together.

“It’s not something she needed to ask my permission for, though; in fact, frankly, it’s fucking annoying.”

Yokozawa was struck by Kirishima’s harsh phrasing, and his blood ran cold at the thought of him being on the receiving end of such words.

“Did you…actually say that?”

“I sure as hell did. If I’d left things vague, she might still harbor some vain hope, and there was no way I’d ever be able to respond to her feelings, so I didn’t want to leave any room for misinterpretation.”

“Yeah, but don’t you think you went a little far…?”

“I realize I was pretty harsh, but this isn’t just my problem alone.”

“Well, yeah…but still…” While Yokozawa agreed with Kirishima’s rationale, he couldn’t believe how calmly he was addressing the issue. This couldn’t have been the first time he’d been confessed to, and Yokozawa was amazed, grasping just how experienced Kirishima had to be with this type of situation. Despite the circumstances, he didn’t let his feelings waver, keeping a steady course in his love for one single person.

This realization left Yokozawa feeling like his heart was going to be crushed with emotion. “—“

He’d never meant to feel jealous of Oosaki, but the fact that he’d felt like her lesser showed how strongly he felt he couldn’t compete with her. She held a station he couldn’t hope to reach, and there’d been nothing he could do. It wasn’t a competition, and she wasn’t snatching Kirishima from him—nor did he want Kirishima to compare the two of them. It just hurt, that was all.

“And anyway, if she just wanted to stay in love with me, she should have kept her mouth shut and done just that. What the hell did she need the permission of someone who’s already got a lover for? There’s no way she couldn’t understand that no proper adult would go around making trouble for someone else like that!”

“Ah…” He finally realized what Kirishima was getting at. People were free to feel whatever they pleased, but once you involved someone else in those feelings, it was no longer just one person’s problem. Professing that you would “continue to care” for someone could be taken no other way than to assume that meant they would simply wait for the object of their affections to change their mind. She’d put herself forth as a partner to consider, to be compared with Kirishima’s present partner.

“Those emotions might be pure if you keep them hidden inside your heart, but once you start making them known to others, that’s when they become selfish.”

“You’ve got a point…”

“I mean, I’m not deluding myself that romance is all sunshine and daisies; I know perfectly well there’s a dark side, and I know that sometimes it helps to involve those around you. But I absolutely couldn’t forgive her using Hiyori to further her intentions.”

“!!” And now Yokozawa understood why Kirishima had taken such a harsh tone with Oosaki. The woman had kept clinging to faint hope, even after their discussion, and invited them out to dinner. Hiyori feeling sick had undoubtedly been because she’d sensed that Oosaki’s efforts were fueled by self-interest.

“Of course, I’m angriest at myself for worrying the both of you with my indecisiveness,” he admitted, scorn in his voice that spoke strongly of the regret he felt over his attitude.

“It’s not like you could help it, given the position you’re in. She’s a really important author for the company.”

“Even so, I should know my priorities. Who gives a shit about work if I can’t protect the things most precious to me?”

“To think the day would come when I’d hear those words from your lips.” He’d expected Kirishima to spout some drivel about how you couldn’t call yourself a proper adult if you couldn’t juggle your job and your family. He must’ve been really pissed at Hiyori being used against him like that.

“And just so we’re clear: you’re acting like this has nothing to do with you, but you do understand what I’m saying, right?”

“Huh?”

“I told you I want to protect the things most precious to me, and I’ve got this guy now who gets bent out of shape when a woman as beautiful and talented as her professes her love for me.”

“……” Yokozawa lifted his head to find Kirishima staring down at him, as if watching over him. He wasn’t being conceited just now; he knew quite well that Kirishima was talking about him. Perhaps Kirishima had seen through him, discerned just how unsettled he was by the situation, long ago.

“Things don’t always work out the way we might want them to in relationships; that’s just human nature. But whenever possible, I want to show that I care for you. I don’t want to worry you, and I don’t want you treating me with kid gloves either. I guess that’s just my way of being selfish, though.”

“~~~!” Yokozawa’s face was heating with emotion, his mind a bubbling pot about to overflow, and he couldn’t manage the words to respond to Kirishima.

“She asked me if it would’ve been better if she’d confessed to me sooner, but I’m confident that love isn’t about who gets there first. Sure, maybe timing does have some influence on whether or not there’s a spark between two people, but falling in love is more about who the person is, right?”

“Who the person is, huh…” Yokozawa muttered to himself—before a hand came up to slap him sharply on the back of the head.

“You’re supposed to agree with me there! Or what—are you suggesting that you would’ve fallen for anyone who comforted you after you got your heart broken, even if it hadn’t been me?”

“Hell no!”

“Yeah, I figured,” was the leered response to Yokozawa’s reflexive denial. Yokozawa grit his teeth, realizing he’d been played, but it hadn’t been a lie. “Anyway—I’ve wrapped things up with Oosaki-sensei now, so enough with the worrying.”

“You say that—but you’re still managing her work, right? You’ll probably see each other at meetings, and I can’t imagine her giving up so easily…” From the way Kirishima had put it, Oosaki didn’t seem the type to abandon hope just like that. Perhaps the strongest evidence of that was how she’d still invited them out for dinner despite being soundly rejected by Kirishima only moments before.

“I had her drop me as her managing editor.”

He gaped at Kirishima’s announcement. “Huh?! Are you sure that’s such a good idea?!” Oosaki’s sole condition for turning her work into a movie had been that Kirishima be in charge of the comics version. Everything could fall apart if Kirishima declined the position—and that would not be good for Kirishima himself, either.

“She agreed to it. It would’ve been tough on the both of us, after all. I’ll still look over her storyboards and approve any actions taken—I mean, I do like the story itself. But I think she can handle things without me.”

Still, even if she’d agreed to the move, that didn’t mean she approved of it. But there was no way to be sure, so if Kirishima said he’d wrapped things up, then Yokozawa had no choice but to trust that he knew what he was doing.

To be continued…

69 Comments

  1. It’s been a crappy day and now it’s done a 180. Thank you so much! I love almost everything you translate or scanlate but there’s a soft spot in my heart for these two that no other fandom can rival. I love the fact that they are grown-ups in a consensual relationship who talk to each other. They’re not perfect but they’re believable.

  2. Finally that’s settled!

    Thanks for the update!

  3. Thanks for the update! The day just started for me and seeing this made it enjoyable, continue the good work!!!

  4. Thank you for the update!!!! I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt the angst of Yokozawa and it was a good thing that Kirishima went to Yokozawa or else it won’t be clarified. :)
    You’re soooo lucky Yokozawa for Kirishima loves you unconditionally.

  5. Finally
    I’ve waited too long ago, and every day I check the page to see if it’s update.
    I real miss them, although I repeat the other chapter over and over
    love how Kirishima always understand Yokozawa and make sure he happy and not worry about anything.
    Yokozawa my bae <hope in the future he will be strong and defend their relationship.

    Oosaki & Yasuda go to hell

    Thanks for the update! You made my day

  6. Although I don’t know what Yasuda has to do with it, and I still find Nowaki/Hiro and Kisa/Yukino to be the most consensual relationships in either JR or SekaKoi, I pretty much agree with everything that every other poster has stated. Glad to have made the surprising realization that a new section had been added in this chapter of their lives.

  7. Wow. That had me in tears. The part about not being able to forget you were in love no matter how the relationship ended. That is so true and I love the way it was stated here. I want my own Kirishima-san! Yokozawa (who I love to pieces) is one lucky duck!

    Thank you so much for the update! These two are truly my favorite couple in the J.R. / Sekaiichi universe.

  8. Thanks so much for the update! I love that this story is serious enough that a whole part can be just a conversation <3

  9. Thank you very much for the release. Very much appreciate all the hard work to translate this novel.

  10. Thank youu, finally this day has come

  11. Finally! For a while I thought it was dropped. Thanks for the update! Appreciate much for your hard work.

  12. Thank you so much.

  13. Thanks so much! Is there much of the novel left?

  14. :D!!! I‘m soo happy for this <3 I missed the novel c: my feels ^^ than you for the traslation

  15. This is my favorite Sekaiichi couple (even topping the Junjou couples!) because they’re so realistically in love. Unlike the other couples who act like mere roommates and acquaintances except in the bedroom during their love-making, Yokozawa and Kirishima talk about real things in the course of their relationship. They’re the most realistic couple. They’re not perfect as individuals and like other Nakamura-sensei uke, Yokozawa still jumps the gun in conclusions from time to time but he makes it a point to talk to Kirishima about it anyway…especially since both of their actions affect Hiyori too.

    And anyway…thank for this one. Made me happy today!

    • Maybe they’re you’re favorites because they have the most mature relationship, and not because of the sex, that’s detailed. (Someone mentioned Nowaki and Hiro, who are probably runner-up if they were developed more). I think it also helps that they’re the only couple that has a child to raise. Hiyo definitely adds a whole new dimension.

  16. Finally! I have read this novel since the beginning as it is such a romantic yet not cheesy story :-) I really love it. Please don’t take so long to bring the rest… thank you so very much for your hard work :-)

  17. thanks a lot as always :D

  18. Thanks for this!

  19. It’s finally out and thank you for working hard on the translation we really appreciate your hard work. Anyways I have a question how many chapters are still left to finish or is this volume almost finished? I don’t know if I’m making my self clear but yeah is it almost complete because I love yokozawa and kirishima that I don’t want this to end.
    Oh yeah is this the last volume I or are they going to be more?
    Sorry for all this question I hope you don’t mind.

  20. You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for another update – made my whole day. :)

  21. Thank you so much :)

  22. thank you so much, its such a great story, thank you for all the time and hard work you put into each release

  23. You made my day so much better <3
    I love that they are the most realistic couple (well it's easier to make them like that since it's a novel, not a manga).
    But, unlike others I want my own Yokozawa, not Kirishima. He makes me wanna take care of him :3 .

  24. Muchas gracias!! < Que hermosos que son!

    Oosaki es un perra! Se arrastro para conseguir algo de atención y lo peor que hizo fue utilizar a Hiyo. Fuck you para vos osaki!!

    Todavía quiero que kirishima cuente mas el día que vio por primera vez a Yoko-chan 😍 (●´ω`●)

    • Con cuerdo con tu opinion 👍 y a mi me gustaria que contara exactamente como fue que Kirishima vio por primera vez a Takafumi y que fue lo que penso. 😊❤ Pero lo que mas me haria feliz es que esta historia la pasaran a manga no es se me hace justo que hasta el presidente de Marukawa tenga su historia en manga y creo que Takafumi se hizo de muchas (o) fans yo incluida haci que merece su historia en manga.😄 Y si esa sensei es una b**** no debio meterce con Hiyo 👊😠

  25. Muchas gracias!! < Que hermosos que son!

  26. Thank you (^o^)

  27. is beautiful, thank you for your work, I love this story

  28. This was nice to wake up to. I can see that Yokozawa is still worried, but it’s not because he doubts Kirishima, but because he wants to be together and just doesn’t know how long it can last, so he’s always looking for signs that the dream has to end.
    I understand how he feels. It’s not a self depreciation persé, but wanting to make sure the people he love have who is best for them. Such a nice guy. And the Manga made me hate him.

  29. Thank you so much for the update and hard work!!! *bows*

    The conversations between Kirishima and Yokozawa never cease to amaze me at how it has such a realistic approach. Every single damn point that Kirishima pointed out was valid and even Yokozawa has nothing else to say but to agree. And also how you can relate to Yokozawa’s feeling because I sure as hell felt embarrassed when Kirishima was spouting those cheesy lines. But I think what really takes the cake was how Kirishima was angry with himself and baring his raw emotions to Yokozawa. This part of the release is so good, I’m gonna re-read this over and over again. Seriously, trifecta couple just top all of the other couples in JR & SIH. No kiss scene or whatsoever but I’m so ridiculously happy.

    Thank you again, very excited for the next part!

  30. KYAA! IT’S BEEN SO LONG! :D THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VALIANT HARD WORK, AS ALWAYS!

    One of the best things I like about Kirishima is how realistic and down-to-earth about love and relationships. He doesn’t have any delusional ideas about how most people view love, and accepts things how they are without getting bent of shape of it. He knows what he wants, and acts accordingly to the situation while keeping everyone’s feelings in mind. He’s such a great guy! :D

    Again, thank you so much for the update! Midterms passed, and I didn’t do so well on one of them, and even though I’m on fall break (a measly two days), I’m up to the wall with homework! Reading this helped cheered me up, so thank you! :)

    I look forward to the next one!

  31. Thank you very much! This is awesome!

  32. Muchas gracias :D espero y puedas seguir traduciendo , me encanta esta pareja

  33. Thank you, this was a nice way to end the day ^^ I always look forward to trifecta updates~

  34. Love the update! You made my day. Thank you so much.

  35. at last, Kirishima and Yokozawa had a talk about this!! I couldn’t help but feeling sympathetic for Yokozawa (I’m kinda similar to Yokozawa about how to express the feelings, so well… >.<')

    Thank you for the updates!! Really appreciated your works until now! Looking forwards other updates (⌒▽⌒)

  36. Thank you so much for finishing this chapter, I’ve been looking forward to it for ages. Discovering this really made my day, thank you :)

  37. So long time, thank you for all your Hard work pléase we need the continuation we Will waiting Thank you

  38. Oooh good. I had hopes that Kirishima wasn’t as big a dolt as Yokozawa seemed to convince himself he was. ^^ Thanks so much, m’dear!

  39. I had my first day period, struggle in bed, then an email arrive notice me about the update. Now i feel much better. Thank you, sept~ you guys the best!!!!

  40. THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING THIS! Aaahhh I love the new update. I love how they spend time talking about their relationship.

  41. I don’t know how I sensed this update was coming but this week I’ve been obsesively checking if there was a new installment. I just love this too. I kind of knew Kirishima would do the right thing. Anyway thanks for the translation as usual.

  42. Oh my god… how mature is kirishima handling this drama.. I want to be with someone like kirishima.

    Thank you soo much for updating..

  43. Awww finally kirishima blow yokozowa worry >< I've been waiting this for months and I'm so freaking happy when I found a new update this morning. Thank you~

  44. Thank you so much for the update TwT.. Really, I’m just too happy right now. I can’t believe how I hate yokozawa in the past and now trifecta turns up becoming my favorite couple in SIH and JR…. Actually I’ve know these couple ages ago from an extra SIH facebook’s fansite posting, but it irritate me so I don’t bother to read. It was the time when i’m bored and trying to read SIH again and end up founding these two movie and then after some curiousness i read the novel and totally fall in love with them <3

    Once again thank you for translating these two novel~ I'm a little sad knowing there will be an ending for these two though

  45. Thank you so much!! This totally lifted my spirits!! Now I just want to see Kirishima give himself up to Yokozawa as a sign of total conviction, the perfect trifecta!! AHHHH!!!

  46. Nice surprise! Thanks a lot for the new chapter!

  47. Ya~y ya~y xD

    Made my day <3
    *spins around in circles*

  48. Thank you for your hard work

  49. Thank you for the update of this novel. I have been checking your website everyday and follow every works that you release (except for doujinshi, sice I am not into it, sorry >x<), and I can say this is my most favorite story.

    I have recently bought the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi Onodera's version vol. 10 but haven't had the chance to read it. Reading this translation update made me want to quickly start reading the Onodera's book.

    Thank you very much for you hard work.

  50. Thank you for this! It made my day!

  51. Oh thank you for this~~I even more angry at Oosaki for her shameless and selfish way, but luckily Kirishima is smart and she doesnt even realize she angered Kirishima. I have to say though from the way she hasnt give up, I’m waiting for when Kirishima really ‘slandered’ her.

    But on the other way,Kirishima and Yokozawa are too sweet they gave me cavities

  52. Oosaki seems to me the kind of person whose next step now is to find out who this mysyery lover of Kirishima is. She can’t possibly just leave it at that right? Kirishima just said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with this person. She’s got to be curious …

  53. *bows* Thank youu so much <3
    Oh my gosh so happy!

  54. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with this : “She asked me if it would’ve been better if she’d confessed to me sooner, but I’m confident that love isn’t about who gets there first. Sure, maybe timing does have some influence on whether or not there’s a spark between two people, but falling in love is more about who the person is, right?”

    I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kirishimaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Thanks a lot! The work made for these novels is amazing! I hope someday I’ll be able to express myself close to the way you can transform the japanese novel to english! *deep bow*

  56. I love Takafumi❤ but he loves Kirishima so i’ll keep loving him in my heart ❤ Thanks for the update! I’ll be waiting for next update 👍😊

  57. Thank you very much. I am so happy that Kirishima is showing such spine on this. I am very content with how he handled this. :)

    Grammar:
    1. Apparently Kirishimam could see right through him
    -> Kirishima

    2. it’s ludicrous to think you could possible forget
    -> possibly

    3. Despite having been throughly rejected
    -> thoroughly

    I wonder, no one ever seems to remember Junjou Mistake.. That is to say, Isaka and Asahina. Their relationship is the longest running of them all, and they have a very consensual relationship as well. Though it is true that they have relatively little “screen time”, so to say.

    • While I do like the concept of Mistake, and there’s no consent issues that I know of, I wouldn’t call them well developed at all :/

      I mean, wasn’t there a whole chapter where Isaka was convinced that Asahina had a wife/family he was keeping a secret from Isaka…after over ten years together? I don’t think even Yokozawa would be convinced of something that ludicrous after a tenth of that time together XD;

      That may speak more to the general unbelievability of Nakamura’s relationships, though, than that particular couple’s development.

  58. Ate que emfim!!!! Muito obrigada September ٩(๑> ₃ <)۶♥

  59. i love Kirishima!

  60. Thank you :)

  61. Thanks a lot!!

  62. Thank you so much.. I’ve been waiting for the new chapter in a long timeee.. It made my day :)

  63. Thank you!

  64. Kawaaiiiiiiiii I love Kirishima x Yokozawa….. Sooooooo much….. They match each other sooo well…. One is a tsundere… And the other is overly affectionate…. I do agree with Kirishima San though… Teasing Takafumi is super fun…….

  65. Oh and by the way thanks for updating this ….. I hope to read the next Scanalation soon…..keep up the good work… U make all of us very happy

  66. Thank you. Aww… Yokozawa. Suuuuper Cuuuute!!

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