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Kore ha Koi no Hanashi Chapter 22
(A pure love story between a novelist and a girl with a 21 year-difference. 3 pages // Releases are back.... And with shocking development!!)
(It's been two years, since she first appeared....)
(Where's Haruka...? And those worried about her will....)
I'll stay behind here, so you bring Sugita-kun home.
Don't make such a sad face, Maa-kun. It'll be fine.
Okay, let's go.
Yes, Utsumi here.
Yes, that's right.
Yes... Is that so?
I understand. We'll come over immediately.
Haruka-chan is in the hospital.
Hey! This won't do!
Why! Just tell me!!
I keep telling you, I can't give you any information about the victim.
And I'm telling you it might be someone I know!!
If that's so, their house or school should have been informed, so ask them.
I'm asking you because I don't have the time for that!! // Tell me the hospital!!
You just don't understand, do you. // If you don't give it a rest soon, you'll be arrested for interference with police work.
What are you doing!!
This guy won't tell me anything!! // Even though it might be about Haruka!!
Like I have been telling you...
You're useless! Get me the other officer over there!
Hey, Shinichi!! Stop it. // Calm down!
How do you expect me to calm down after seeing that!?
What if it's Haruka's!??
The hospital contacted us.
Just like you thought, // the victim is Haruka-chan.
But she's okay, so be at ease.
So calm down a bit.
Haruka-chan told the nurse herself how to contact us.
That's why... (Okay?)
C'mon, // let's go!
*knock* // *knock*
...? // Are you her guardians?
Yes. // Her father entrusted her to us.
I see. Haruka-san already told me about you. (Come in)
Haruka-chan! Are you okay!? Just what happened!?
I'll be waiting outside.
And if possible I would like to have a talk later...
Geez! We were so worried!!
I'm so glad you're alright...
Are you allowed to sit up straight, Morimoto?
Does it hurt anywhere?
Well... // it hurts a bit, but I'm fine...
How cruel to do that to a little girl...
Don't make such a gloomy face...
could you give us some time alone...
Yeah, // sure.
Okay... // Let's go, Maa-kun.
Are you okay?
So it was a random assault after all.
Actually, her wounds were somewhat deep.
I feel sorry for the little miss.
The doctor said it'll leave some small scars...
Why are you apologizing?
You're always // like this...
I'm sorry... // After all... I made everyone worry...
If I just had been more careful...
YOU ARE THE VICTIM HERE!!
THIS ISN'T SOMETHING TO APOLOGIZE ABOUT!! // WHEN YOU'RE HAVING A HARD TIME OR ARE HURT, JUST SAY SO!!
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TELLING YOU SO.
Why of all things...
What's the matter!? // Why the shouting!?
I was so scared... // Shinichi-san...
I was... // so sca...
I'm sure you were...
Why does she
have to get through this...
Uhh... // Uh...
What have I been doing----
You're fine now.
Because I'm with you, Haruka...
If possible, I would take her place...
You're already a part of my family...
I'm with you...
came out of my mouth so naturally.
That was // probably
coming from the heart...
I no longer can image a life without Haruka----
Damn. // Ah.
What takes her?
Wait for me, // Morimoto!!
(From the next chapter on the middle school arc starts!!)