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Text: A mysterious masked figure targets Murasaki!!
SFX: Jump back
Text: The long-awaited Volume 8 will be released on Friday November 4th!!
Murasaki: Who are you!!?
Masked figure: Tch!!
Text: The Japanese heart of this Yamato Nadeshiko conceals a deadly blade...
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Title: Chapter 45 Lies and Hugs
Original Work: Katayama Kentarou
(Shueisha: Super Dash Bunko)
Manga: Yamamoto Yamato
Script: Koyasu Hideaki
Continuity Organization: Furuya Daisuke
Shinkurou: That sound...
Murasaki: Are you okay, Kirihiko!?
Murasaki: Pull yourself together!!
Kirihiko: Give me that...
SFX: Pull out
Murasaki: What are you doing!!?
Murasaki: Let go of me!!
Kirihiko: Who do you think you're laying your hands on,
Kirihiko: you pig.
Murasaki: A hair!!
Masked figure: Tch.
SFX: Rush forward
Guards: Why you...!
Guards: What did you do to Usui-sama!?
Murasaki: Wh-what are you talking about!?
Murasaki: I'm not Usui!!
Murasaki: Wait, Kirihiko!!
Usui: Well, if you see her, please report to me.
SFX: Clatter clatter
Koto: I'm back,
Koto: young master.
Usui: Where did you get off to at a time like this?
Usui: Has our guest been found?
Koto: Yes, she has.
Koto: But she got away.
Usui: She got away!?
Usui: What do you mean!?
Koto: Oh, I only heard about it from my subordinates.
Koto: I also learned something else quite surprising.
Koto: She is actually...
Koto: <Kirishima Kirihiko>!
Koto: <Kirishima> of the Inner Thirteen Families.
Koto: The Kuhouin girl was being attacked by her...
Koto: when the guards came and saved the girl.
Koto: The <Kirishima> family is a line of hit men.
Koto: And she is the one that has been given the title of the 66th <Kirihiko>.
Usui: So she really is an assassin.
Usui: B-but why is someone from the Inner Thirteen Families here?
Koto: A Kuhouin of the Outer Thirteen Families is here too...
Koto: so it isn't...
Koto: too surprising.
Koto: Perhaps it is...
Koto: this <Kirishima> girl...
Koto: that has been going around assassinating high ranking members of the Suzakujin family for the past month.
Usui: It can't be!!
Usui: She would do something like that!!
Koto: ...That's right.
Koto: It is true...
Koto: that you have the mysterious ability to see people's ill intent.
Koto: That is why you are worthy of being the head of the Suzakujin family.
Koto: this is not someone that our normal methods will work against.
Koto: Someone who knows of your power...
Koto: might be able to use it against you.
Koto: It is also possible you have merely misread her.
Koto: You first...
Koto: need to accept the reality that lies before your eyes.
Koto: Do not worry.
Koto: I am with you, young master.
Murasaki: But you're wrong!!
Murasaki: Kirihiko was...
Murasaki: Kirihiko was saving me!!
Tamaki: We know, Murasaki-chan.
Shinkurou: What is going in...?
Shinkurou: Was Murasaki being targeted because it was revealed she is a Kuhouin?
Shinkurou: Or was it Usui-kun being targeted?
Shinkurou: And either way, who was that?
Shinkurou: Hey, Ginko.
Shinkurou: Do you know anythi-
Ginko: I didn't know.
Ginko: Even considering Murasaki-chan and that girl's presence...
Ginko: something must be going on within the West internally.
Ginko: I didn't know...
Ginko: and yet I'm an information broker...
Ginko: I need to get it.
Ginko: I need to get what...
Ginko: my grandfather left here.
Guard: It seems she has been cornered in the east-southeast block.
Guard: Gather the guards!!
Guard: Let's go!!
Shinkurou: Let's go!
SFX: Pant pant
Murasaki: Let's go, Kirihiko!
SFX: Rustle rustle
Kirihiko: I need a better blade!!
Kirihiko: Damn you!!
Kirihiko: Why am I doing this?
Kirihiko: Why did I...
Kirihiko: run away back there!?
Kirihiko: I always do this.
Kirihiko: I always run away when it matters most.
Kirihiko: That was even why I came here to Kyoto.
Lucy: This is good enough for you.
Lucy: You don't need friends.
Shinkurou: Please wait!!
Shinkurou: She is...Kirihiko-chan is...
Shinkurou: my friend!!
Kirihiko: Stand back,
Kirihiko: This will be over in 10 seconds.
SFX: Wham wham
SFX: Crack crack
Kirihiko: I guess I went a little nuts.
Shinkurou: B-but you didn't do anything, did you, Kirihiko-chan?
Shinkurou: If you just explained yourself...
Kirihiko: They wouldn't listen.
Kirihiko: If my guess is correct, they wouldn't.
Shinkurou: What do you mean?
Kirihiko: But more importantly...
Kirihiko: You need to get away from here.
Kirihiko: That wasn't even the beginning of their true strength.
Kirihiko: That guy is especially dangerous.
Kirihiko: You need to leave before he gets here.
Murasaki: I will not run.
Murasaki: Why must we flee when we have done nothing wrong?
Murasaki: Honestly, you keep running away...
Murasaki: so I never get a chance to thank you.
Murasaki: How many times...
Murasaki: do you think you've saved me now?
Murasaki: Thanks for saving me,
Text: She had been wanting to say that for so long...
Bottom: To be continued in the December Issue