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Note: Ooya-san = landlord.
Chapter 47 (End)
Taiga opens the door and greets the trio, “I’m home.” Asahi, Zen and Shimana look at him with much surprise and astonishment.
They then exclaim, “WHO IS THIS~~!!?”
It turns out everyone was complaining about Taiga’s newly-styled fringe, and were making fun of it.
Shimana: “What is with that fringe!! It’s so weird!!”
Zen: “Did something happen during those 2 years between you and the fringe!! It’s so weird!!”
Asahi: “Hahahaha fringe (Laughs) Weird~”
Taiga ranted back, “You guys were harping about the fact I changed or got fatter or something back then when I was still walking towards the house right!! So that’s why I wanted to change something and show you guys! Back then! Right there! With the fringe~ Let me say this first – 2 years would not morph an old man into a completely different person okay!”
Shimana then explains, “But we do not want Ooya-san to change at all~”
Taiga goes on to yell at Zen and Asahi for paying him a visit at all because he had been waiting for their arrival for ages. Zen tells Taiga that, “We thought it would be enough to meet just once…”
“What is up with this reunion, it’s not touching at all!! I get dissed the moment I come back!? Am I the only one who was looking forward to this!?”
Shimana smiles to him, “We’ve been waaaiiiting for you all these while, all of us.”
Naoki makes a brief appearance and remarks, “Well~~ I think the bond between you guys seems to have increased exponentially~~ As long as you guys tell me to stay here a little longer (I will) “
Taiga responds abruptly, “I see. Thanks for the past 2 years. You can head home now.”
Zen, “Although we were not too close, I had a lot of fun!”
Shimana, “Thank you so much Miura-san!”
Ooya-san is finally back.
I could see Ooya-san blushing a little.
I have soo much to say to Ooya-san!
Taiga did some catching up with the trio – Asahi is now a 2nd year University student; Zen expresses that he’s not going to university but is working on a manga. Shimana on the other hand…
Shimana shows Taiga her results from the mock test, and Taiga commended that Shimana has done extremely well.
“I have been working very hard that’s why. I want to go to the same university as Ooya-san, that’s why I’ve been cramming all day. There is no dream that can’t be fulfilled, as long as you don’t give up.”
Taiga starts tearing up at Shimana’s words.
“I am…The truth is, I wanted to tell you not to go for university if it’s too hard on you, but I am so glad to see you working so hard…”
“Shimana will definitely make it to university!” Taiga smiles.
Zen and Shimana hug Taiga, bear-style, “Welcome home!”
The truth is, we were all very excited that Ooya-san is finally back.
We shall remain like this until the end of time.
I still remember that promise made back then.
(Shimana recalls her promise made to her family about getting married to Taiga if they are still in love with one another 2 years later.)
Taiga and Shimana pay a visit to the Kameko household to seek approval for their marriage. Shimana’s dad uttered with a straight face, “No.” Taiga and Shimana gulped in horror.
“Hahaha, I was joking.” Shimana’s dad cracked up.
Taiga then expresses his love for Shimana, “I too sometimes think that it’s too soon for us to get married now, but I always lose to Shimana in this… Shimana is the most treasured person in my life right now. I will assume whatever responsibility from now onwards, and protect Shimana with my life.”
“Please take card of my child, “ Shimana’s dad gave them the green light after hearing Taiga’s words.
Taiga walks past the altar and asks Shimana, “Ah, that’s Shimana’s mum. Can I pay my respects to her?”
Shimana’s dad calls her over and reveals to her that Taiga had been contacting him frequently and tells him not to worry, and updates him on what his daughter has been up to, whether she’s troubled or down. “Sometimes he says things like, ‘I’m so sorry to have fallen in love with Shimana.’ If it’s Fujiwara-kun, I can entrust you to him. I am actually worried if you would be of a trouble to him, but I am sure Mum would have liked him as much I do. ”
Shimana pops by as Taiga is still keeping his palms together, praying in front of the altar. “What are you saying to my mum? You seem like you have a lot to say.”
“It’s a secret.”
“Are you telling her ‘Please have her dressed up in a white kimono during the wedding ceremony’ ? I am saying this first, I am definitely donning a wedding dress!!”
“NO!! A white kimono is so much cuter!!”
(T/N : White kimono is a more traditional way. Shimana prefers a Western wedding.)
I can’t believe that this is happening.
That the both of us are coming over here again.
I would not have imagined this scenario back then.
Ooya-san has been watching over me all this while ever since we met.
We then shift our focus over to Asahi who bumps into a girl while reading his book. She apologises and returns his notebook. Asahi looks at her in a déjà vu manner before he dials his cell phone.
“Hello Manami? Yeah I’m at the university now. I just met someone that looked a lot like you.”
Asahi picks up the swapped notebook. “ But she’s one year younger than I am. “
Back at the house, Zen flashes his published serialized manga to Taiga with pride. Zen summarises the plot of his manga – about a Kungfu expert named Zen who pits his skills together with a bunch of comrades to save the princess. He looks at Zen’s drafts for the next chapter and notices that Zen included a few characters – Taiga’s mum (who is portrayed as a tiger) and Taiga (who is portrayed as a gorilla). The princess happens to be Saeko.
Meanwhile, Shimana is smiling contentedly at her marriage registration papers. “ Once we submit this, we are legally husband and wife right!?” Shimana clutches the papers excitedly. “I will be Fujiwara Shimana! It sounds so funny!”
“They feel like some kind of treasure.” Shimana beams back.
“It’s just a mere sheet of paper. “Taiga responds coldly.
“You shouldn’t treat me so coldly when we are going to be husband and wife. There’s no love at all.”
Taiga then asks Shimana, “ In that case, should we sleep together tonight?”
Shimana blushes in embarrassment. She walks to the door, “I…I need to cram for my entrance exams!! No can do, good night!!”
Taiga gets a little depressed hearing that answer.
If I sleep with Ooya-san beside me, my heart will probably thump so much that I will lose sleep!!
During the day of the entrance exams, Asahi prepares box lunches for Taiga and Shimana as they will be taking the exams together. Zen gives them amulets – Taiga gets a “Gorilla” version of it. Shimana wants Taiga to give her a hug so that she can calm down as she was feeling jittery about the paper. Taiga was reluctant at first, but gives in after a while.
“It will be fine. All the best.”
For the person who has been rooting for me has always been Ooya-san.
For the person who has been watching over me has always been Ooya-san.
If I work extremely hard, he would always…
Ooya-san would be treating me in the gentlest way possible.
We see Taiga snoozing outside of the classroom – he completed the paper way before the candidates and was waiting for Shimana to be done, lol.
The results were released some time after, and both Taiga and Shimana got into the same university. Shimana sheds tears of joy, unable to believe that she made it. She hugs Taiga and was glad that she finally achieved the dream of entering the same academic year as Taiga in university.
I will become a bride.
Somehow, this sounds a little farfetched to you right.
Please watch over us from heaven.
We zoom into the wedding ceremony, with Taiga looking extremely awkward in a suit (he does not look comfortable in it, although I think he looks completely hot) Zen’s brother and Naoki teases him in that outfit, “What’s with that!! You do not pull out that suit too well!”
“That’s why I was saying, I want the ceremony to be done at the shrine…”
After much commotion, Asahi expresses, “I really want to see Shimana in wedding dress.” Taiga rebuts, “Not really!!”
Shimana walks out with her dad, looking extremely beautiful in her white wedding dress. Taiga is stunned at how mesmerizing she looks and flusters away.
Somehow this really feels like a dream.
Right beside me, there’s Ooya-san.
They exchanged vows, to which the pastor says, “Now, for the kiss that will seal the vows.”
“EH!? Wwaait a second, there was no such thing during the rehearsal?!” Taiga panicks.
“I changed it the last minute, “Shimana smiles sneakily.
Taiga looks at Shimana awkwardly and gives her a forehead peck. Shimana then whispers, “It would have been better if you did it on the lips…”
Saeko and Miku walks over to congratulate Shimana, to which Miku says to Shimana, “ The kiss was a little disappointing~ “ and Shimana totally agrees. They knew Taiga was eavesdropping so they made their voices louder.
Shimana then tells Saeko, “Do invite me over when it’s Saeko and Zen’s wedding ceremony okay!”
“W…What are you saying!! Right, Saeko!!”
“Y…Yeah!! We are not even going out right now!” Saeko replies. Shimana is a little surprised at the revelation. Zen pulls Saeko to a quiet corner and asks, “What did you mean by that…? I thought we were already going out.”
“But…Zen-kun never once confessed to me…so..”
“But…well…we went on a few dates. And we even held hands.”
“But…I have yet to hear Zen’s true feelings about it…”
“I want to know!” Saeko raises her voice a little.
“…Saeko, I am really glad to have met you! I am extremely in love with you! I will be the one that will put on the wedding dress for you! So please go out with me!” Zen confesses to Saeko, at last.
“Yes!” Saeko hugs Zen happily and gives him a peck on the cheek. Apparently, almost everyone was hiding behind the bush, watching the two of them work things out.
Surely, everyone wants to be happy.
“Ooya-san, I was thinking that maybe I should be a wedding planner next time! I want to be world’s number one wedding planner for Zen and Asahi’s wedding ceremonies and give them as much happiness as I can.”
“Hmm~~ Sounds like a great idea. You should do it.” Taiga encourages her.
“The photographer is so slow. “Shimana complains.
“The sea looks so beautiful.”
“I am so happy now.”
“ I am extremely happy right now~ “
Taiga looks back, this time he says absolutely nothing and smiles at Shimana.
“There is something I want to tell you, I still have things I have not told you.”
“EH!? What is it!?”
“I like that part of you. That you express whatever feelings you are going through to me.”
“I…have completely no idea what is going through in a woman’s head, but whenever I look at your facial expressions, and the fact that you tell me properly every single time whether you are happy or you like a particular something. I am very happy that I found someone like you and I really love you.”
Shimana couldn’t get used to Taiga being so frank, and asked if anything went wrong. “I was wondering since Shimana’s mom left the world so quickly, I was thinking she must had a lot of unfinished business here and felt very regretful about not doing it.” Shimana started tearing up when Taiga talked about her mum.
Even when I have not told a single person about this…but even without me saying it out, Ooya-san was always able to pick out the exact feelings I was going through.
“So if there’s anything, just say it out. I will listen to it, no matter what it is.”
“I…wanted the kiss to be on my lips…” Shimana tears up in joy.
“Ohh..Okay we’ll do it when we are home. I too, have something to ask of you.”
“What is it?!”
“First things first, we are legally married, so I want us to sleep together. And I want us to dine together during meals. We should eat okonomiyaki once a week. On rest days, we should go on dates, even if we turn old. “
Shimana agrees to everything, as Taiga continues to list his request.
“How many kids do you want?” Shimana asks.
“2. A guy and a girl. And…why are you crying again?” Taiga notices that Shimana is still tearing up.
“…Somehow I feel that I am too blessed right now…”
I feel that…for us to be able to talk about such things normally…
“And…I want you to be beside me all my life. You should always be at a distance where I can hold your hand, and I want you say you love me all the time, ” Taiga tells Shimana.
“That…that was what I wanted to say too…” Shimana cries even harder.
That’s for sure.
“I’ll always be by your side,” Taiga assures Shimana.
“I’ll fulfill every single one of your wishes,” Taiga kisses Shimana this time, on the lips.
From today onwards, we will chase our dreams,
Forever and ever, this will go on our entire lives.
The photographer finally arrives and requests to take a picture of Asahi, Zen, Shimana and Taiga. Zen asks if Shimana will continue to address Taiga as Ooya-san after marriage and Shimana says, “Ooya-san will always be Ooya-san!”
“It’s fine with me. When the kids are born, I will be ‘Papa’ then.”
Asahi comments, “’Papa’ does not suit you at all.”
Indeed, after we grew up to be adults and everyone went on with their own ways,
We would not be living in that same house anymore.
Miku-san did not sell the house away, but she left it empty and said that we could go over to use the house anytime we want.
Although I live in a completely different house right now, the memories of that place still feel like they just happened yesterday.
Taiga pats on the mattress and tells Shimana to come over. “You promised that you would be sleeping with me tonight.”
“Eh~~~I can’t do it! I can’t do it!”
“We are a married couple right, but there seems to be no love going on between us.” Taiga remarked.
“No such thing!”
“Then hop over to my bed!”
Taiga and Shimana, now on one single bed, have their hearts thumping so loudly in anxiety that they could hear one another feeling nervous sleeping together. Just when they were about to get used to the proximity, Asahi and Zen barged into the room.
“Evening! Can we bunk in tonight as well!?”
“I made too much beef stew, so I brought some along with me.”
Shimana is excited about the arrival of Asahi and Zen, but Taiga looks at them with scornful expression – they ruined the best opportunity for him to create lovey-dovey moments with Shimana.
The memories the four of us once shared.
I believe they will continue to go on and on for a very long time.
Cute series are cute series. Nothing you can do 'bout that.