|Character/s in the cover||Kyoko Mogami|
|Original Release||February 20, 2015|
Crystal Storm is the 221st chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.
Ren is back in Japan to do some temporary work. Kyoko is still a bit troubled on the incident seeing Saena but tries to ignores it as she knows that Ren is finally back. Meanwhile at the LME Buildings, Lory is so immersed into a show that is broadcasting in the TV that he couldn't get his eyes off it. It's not his favorite love drama.. What might it be?
Honami exclaims in disbelief for obviously last year, she already acted in Dark Moon and that is a very popular drama so how come she isn’t registered. Kyoko says yes, it is the company’s..or rather the president’s policy since basically, she is a ‘Love Me member’. She is treated as a kind of a reserved performer because her inner heart is lacking which makes her unable to become a performer. So she must undergo training.Honami is confused about lacking in her inner heart. Kyoko thinks but..for her, wanting to become a formally affiliated performer and also, the ‘parents’ commitment’[permission?], this is a hindrance so she still does not know what to do.. “In order to get the passport, I’ve talked and got in touch with that person.
This is also considered to be after that. Because as a formal performer with a contract, who’ll be put on the company’s homepage, the president asked me whether or not, I’ll let him directly talk with that person. It is because I can already be put on the homepage.
There should be no blocking at all by that person then it’s okay right.. Yesterday when we saw each other, she also ignored me like the usual. *image of her mother scowling* ‘—Entertainment industry? No matter what you do just do what you wish. Even if you make a mistake, it has nothing to do with me.
Please do not let the people know of our relationship’ –that seems to be what that forehead wrinkle is saying. Until now, I also haven’t seen her for so many years yet unexpectedly, I can still read that person’s feeling on her scowl. I’m really amazing...
...I suppose she also more or less said those words to the president. For that person, that is what’s important. –but, even if it is like that, she also didn’t. This will give me trouble so not being acknowledged, saying it like this--..” Then, she snaps out of it when someone calls out to her and says that she can go in for it is her turn.Standing up, Kyoko says yes. And, at a photo shoot, Ren is doing some cool poses. After the shooting, the man tells him good work. He says that Ren’s very good in the white suit’s graceful and alluring but in black, it is also very good since he is wild and sexy. He comments that even if he is a guy, he also loves Ren a bit. Ren laughs and thanks him. The man tells him to leave the latter part of the work to them. Yashiro tells Ren that the director wants to greet him. Ren says then, he’ll also go. The disappointed women say that he’s going when they plan to brew some tea. Ren apologizes for being in a hurry but after this, he still has work so he must take his leave. “I really anticipate the completion of the CM. *bows* Otsukaresama everyone.” The women have hearts on their eyes and the man is blushing.
While in the car, Yashiro says that for him to say that but aren’t they just returning to the company. Ren says that he has two interviews. Yashiro says yes, afterwards, he will be cozily drinking with the president. Ren says that they’ll incidentally be drinking and the main point is Guam’s battlefield report. Yashiro says that is true. Ren says that actually it isn’t any dramatic story that Lory anticipates. He’ll reluctantly say that right now Cain is on strike which led to cutting the filming short, that’ all.Yashiro sheepishly says that’s right. Ren thinks that when he returns, he’ll definitely be scolded by Murasame along with some violent action. Then, his lips will say ‘bastard, you’re more useless than castanets’ -type of stuff.. Yashiro says that even if he already told Lory of Kyoko’s report but he still wants to directly hear it from Ren so go and tell him to make him feel at ease. And, they arrive at LME.
Matsushima greets Ren and welcomes him back. He asks how is the work at that side, and is there no problem. Ren says that it is going very smoothly and according to the director’s schedule, they can finalize it next week, even if it is only him. Matsushima says is that so, then just a little bit more of do your best. Ren says yes.Matsushima asks if right now, he is going to have an interview. Ren asks how he knew. Matsushima says that the president said so. Pointing at the lounge where there is a television, Matsushima says that he is there right now. Ren is speechless as some women greet Ren otsukaresama. Matsushima tells Ren that just now, Lory suddenly appear and ask if he came back then, suddenly, he is staring and watching the television. Surprised Ren asks if it is Lory’s favorite romance drama even if this isn’t the time when dramas are shown. Matsushima says no, right now, he is watching, ‘Crossroad Knot’. Yashiro explains that it is a show wherein sometimes performers will have serious life consultation and it is about untying life’s crossroad knot. Ren says ah..is that so, yes, yes, just now, he already knotting it up with his memory. Yashiro didn’t reply back. Matsushima says that it is because right now, a certain Isozaki is going to appear so they opened the television but then, he doesn’t think that it is because their actor is going to appear that Lory would like that program..that president of theirs. As Yashiro notices what Lory is watching, Ren tells Matsushima that it isn’t definite for maybe it is consulting about love affairs so he’ll go greet Lory first. Then, Ren notices Yashiro watching the program, too. He looks at the program. In the television, a woman’s face is covered with a screen as she narrates things to the ‘advisers’. “—and then, this time, the child will run away upon seeing me. In the end, it is because the child doesn’t like it that they won’t let us see each other. This is really quite funny. I can only think that my ex-husband had said some bad things and lies about me to the child. Obviously we agreed that every month, he’ll let me see the child several times so I gave the custody rights to him. But, he isn’t complying with the agreement so I want to get the child back.” Saena says that it is like what she just said, changing the custody rights is very difficult like right now in this case, there is no problem at all with the parents so which side of the parents that the child wants is at the law’s..” Ren had notice the name, ‘Saena Mogami. The woman says so that is the problem.
“My ex-husband had brainwashed the child!! ..Obviously I was also deceived like this and everything was taken away. Then, there’s law, law, it is basically impossible to resolve this problem, right!! I’m the one who gave birth to that child!! As a mother, how can I permit that I be deprived of the time that I can spend with the child as well as [lose] the right to touch the child!! Don’t you understand!? Don’t you have a child!? You..definitely didn’t endure the belly aches in order to give birth to a child, right!!!”Lory intently watches Saena’s emotionless face. Saena replies, “—indeed, I do not have a child. For me who has not been a mother, your hardship and fury, even if I were to imagine it, I also cannot have the same feeling. But, that has nothing to do with this current case.” Yashiro looks tense over that. Then, he glances at Lory. He sees Lory deeply scowling.
This made him ask if this woman, in the end, she is Kyoko’s.. This surprises Ren that he looks at scowling Lory. Lory says that it is good if Kyoko didn’t see this program. Looking a bit worried, Ren looks back at the television. Lory looks down on the television that shows Saena and says, “..this is the worst..”
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