|Character/s in the cover||Saena Mogami|
|Original Release||December 19, 2015|
Ground Call is the 231st chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.
Saena continues telling the story about her past to Kyoko and finally, it is confirmed who is Kyoko's father. Meanwhile, at a traditional Japanese setting, Ren, with Yashiro, listens to Kyoko's voicemail and still worries about Kyoko meeting up with her mother. Also, a certain someone looks over the two at the end.
Surprised Kyoko asks why for wasn’t the intelligence stolen. It cannot be said that it is copied for basically the diskette/s itself had been stolen. And, besides, this isn’t an intelligence that can determine the trial’s victory. Or it should be said that it can become a theft case. Saena says that’s right, and it is because this has already been passed around. It is an important intelligence of the trial’s outcome of this five year [legal] battle so they absolutely cannot allow it to cause any public disturbance that this thing had happened.Not only was the intelligence stolen, there is also a damage on the reputation. As for being deceived by that man, in the end, it will create the end result of bringing enormous shame to the company. From the order above, no matter what happens, the intelligence is definitely from within the office. They are to conceal this leak. Kyoko says, above..is it Ken..? Saena shakes her head and says at that time, they belong to the Josou law firm. Even if right now, it is also the biggest organization in Japan’s law world and Katagiri is the leader of Ascham’s Kyoto branch. It is ordered from the Tokyo branch for him to step down.
Kyoko thinks the Tokyo branch..obviously he only has to smoothly resolve this on-going 5 year trial, Ken can be promoted.. Kyoko becomes dark and thinks, --..promoted..but right now, the current firm and that name isn’t the same— Right now, it seems to be called, Viride General Law Office.. If it is that way, then it can be said..could it be..don’t even mention about promotion..To Kyoko’s shock, Saena says that Ken has been expelled from Ascham and he assumed all of the responsibility. “The accumulative time as lawyer, whether it is track record, position or even a bright future, everything of that, I have snatched it all away from Katagiri-san--” Kyoko scowls and looks tense. She timidly asks that also means, that 5 year on-going case.. Saena says that the other party had exploited the data that they got means this is not a case that can be won. Kyoko thinks that means this so-called ‘Misonoi-san’, in the end, is a spy sent by the other company.. Even if she knows that it is very frustrating but it isn’t stated that this kind of thing is not allowed in spite of what the other party asserted.
If there is no organization to protect oneself and even placed on a gag order--.. No..no good..there is no situation later on about proving that ‘Misonoi-san’ stole the intelligence and if the other party would make a false counter-charge, they will worry about picking faults.. those related to the development of the product shouldn’t be just one or perhaps, two people and there is a situation of possibly, other channels had been leaked.. Tsk..in the end, there is no way out..!!Kyoko darkly mutters, Misonoi Kazushi..may this person until his grandchildren, go to hell 1000 times..!! Saena exclaims that is already desperate ..! In case something happens, those words’ hatred willpower can make her as an important reference person. Kyoko covers her mouth and is surprised that she carelessly said that. She says that obviously a part of her hatred is rushing forth from her heart but doesn’t she felt hate and could it be that after those years, the hatred had already become exhausted.
Saena asks, hatred..towards him, she totally didn’t felt that way. This shocks Kyoko. Saena says that she felt that how he left the diskette is a message for her, ‘This thing is my goal, you better be careful, don’t trust me too much’..that type. Kyoko asks why, obviously he came close to her to deceive her. Saena says that is it because she is on her way of being merciful or it is because she had feelings for him, even if she doesn’t know what the exact reason is.Simply stealing the intelligence, he can do it the night when he gave her sleeping pills and take the diskettes. Maybe this thing is committed on the last night when she was taking a shower because without a doubt, it is true that she brought home the diskettes on that day. Kyoko looks at her then looks at the side. Saena says that Misonoi gave her two opportunities but she wasted what he had done. After this idea floated in her mind, the possibility that he is very suspicious, she wondered if she didn’t bring out the diskettes out from the company for the second time, if she didn’t go first to confirm the diskettes after he apologized and just go and chased after him first, if she didn’t insist on her own private feelings and just prioritized work, then she would have avoided this thing, she always think of that-- Kyoko looks at her mother who says, “I cannot forgive my shallowness and stupidity.” Unable to tell the truth to the public, Ken by himself became the butt of public criticism as the one found to be bearing that heavy responsibility. Compared to her, Ken was scolded to the point that she couldn’t endure that difficult situation. Flashback: The client is scolding Ken. The others looked uneasy about it. Saena looked really awful that she suddenly covered her mouth and fell down on the floor. End flashback. Her body collapsed together with vomiting and an unwell body. After that, it always constantly happen that she and even those around her thought that it is caused by her mentality. “But, it really isn’t that, my belly already has you.” Kyoko just looks seriously at her mother. The scene changes to a Japanese looking inn. Ren looks stunned at his cellphone that causes Yashiro to also look in shock. He asks Ren if Kyoko said that she is going to see her mother today. Ren says no..she didn’t tell him the precise schedule. Yashiro recalls listening to Kyoko’s voice mail on Ren’s phone: “This is Mogami, sorry for interrupting but actually, I’m currently at my mother’s office..waiting room..ah ah ah..In short, we are going to talk.. sorry, I’ll report to you again later.. *hangs up*”
The two guys look totally gloomy. Yashiro thinks that is really quite scary for that girl’s ability to move is really quite scary. Even if he didn’t go, one can suppose and know that Kyoko is currently in the center of a snowstorm. Then, Kanae notices that Yashiro and Ren sitting at the side.
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