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Kore ha Koi no Hanashi Chapter 20
A 11- and 32-years, age-gap love story (36 Pages)
I still don't know
how to name my feelings for you....
What was with her suddenly...
"Why are you even doing that?"
"I didn't ask for it."
"such a Shinichi-san!"
That's not the problem, is it.
Whether she ask for it or hates me for it,
It's something I have to think about.
Oh my, Maa-kun! // You're here?
You alone? // Where's Haruka-chan?
So you guys are here.
Shinichi, // I just came.
(Weren't you working...)
I was about to feed Sakura.
? // Why would you do that?
(What about Haruka?)
She asked me to.
Eh? Haruka-chan isn't here?
Why is she asking others. // She doesn't want to come today?
That's why I'm here.
Old man, you did something to her again, right? // Otherwise she wouldn't ask this of me.
What you mean with something?
I was just worried about her exam and did some research.
She just blow up by herself.
(Eh? What? What?)
That's what they call "mind your own business".
(Huh?) Then you're saying to leave her alone?
You should know, since you have exams too.
You think she can do everything by herself when her parents aren't there?
(Hey, what's going on? // What's up with you two?)
Recently you // aren't anymore how you used to be.
What's with that?
You were always only shallow.
So why are you butting in like this now? // To be blunt, it's disgusting! (You aren't even her father)
I'm going home!
Disgusting he said.
Hmp (Shut up)
But I somewhat understand his feelings----
You're suddenly acting like a parent. (That's good in it's own, but...)
But it doesn't really suit you, being serious and all. (Disgusting indeed)
(Well, not my problem----)
Now then, // If Haruka-chan isn't here, I gotta shop for dinner---
Every single one. What's with them?
From the unreliable adults,
who don't do anything,
I'm the only one who dares to compromise.
I have already decided.
That I would look after her while she's still a kid.
(*click*) ...Yes, Morimoto here.
Just now Sugita came to feed the cat.
(Hey, are you listening?)
It's your cat, so take care of it yourself.
And about your exam.
What's with her, really?
What's she so unhappy about!!
Is this a time to be talking about love or hate!?
Besides, that brat is still 10 years to early for that!
I hate such a Shinichi-san!
What was with her honour-student attitude up till now?
Right at this important time, she has to make a turn around...
Why would she do that...
"I hate you!"
I love you.
I'm serious. I love you, Oogaki-san.
When did she...
You're quite bold, Utako-chan. // To say that right in front of Utsumi.
But he's so focussed on reading, he didn't notice that I brought him coffee...
Eh! He doesn't matter right now!
(Pisses me off somehow)
What's she doing?
I really love you, Oogaki-san!
I see. I'm happy to hear that.
(What's going on...)
I also think you're quite cute, Utako-chan.
Then... it's... mutual...
What would you want to do if it were like that?
(What are you...)
Well, that's... // Going on dates, holding hands...
Bragging about you to my friends... (Ehm)
No! There's more. // More...
I see... A date...
right now, I don't have the time to do such things.
I'm at an important phase of my job and want to concentrate on it.
Do you understand?
And aren't you going to be busy with studying too?
That's why... // mhm, let's see.
7 Years (I guess)
If you still feel the same after 7 years, // I'll go out with you.
After... 7 years...
...You're an idiot.
What you mean "after 7 years"? (Towards a kid)
You don't get it, Utsumi.
The 7 years she experiences seem way longer than mine.
And slowly but surely their horizon // will start to broaden from now on.
(Give it 2-3years)
She'll just forget about my words.
Don't come crying to me if she takes you serious. // Woman are like that.
You're seeing them as "woman", huh.
Don't make such a frightening face. // It was just a joke.
(A woman is a woman, even as a kid)
(though still a kid)
Actually, what brought all this along?
She asked if I had a girlfriend and I answered no. // Then she confessed to me.
Your direct and straightforward dealing with // parenthetic topics hasn't changed at all.
Or could Haruka-chan be a special case?
It's not like that.,
But, well, please make up with her quick.
You haven't seen each other for days, right? (Haruka-chan and you)
It's just been a week.
(What you mean "make up"?)
It's troubling if it's effecting your work like before.
It's definitely not!
Well, it's also boring if that doesn't happen. // I would love to see you lose your cool, Utsumi-sensei.
He's always after entertainment.
This is about Haruka's life.
You can't just brush the problem aside with a joke.
To Shinichi, I made a lunchbox, so please eat it. Haruka
She comes to feed the cat, but won't meet me, huh...
Then why don't she just ignore my food?
This side of her is so typical...
Why are you doing that?
I... hate... such a
Wah, // you surprised me.
I'll feed you, so follow me.
What a face.
You didn't want to see me that bad?
I was just thinking... // I'm a little bit sorry.
I'm not even your father, but behave like it.
It was about that, right?
The other's couldn't keep their traps shut about // how I'm different from usual.
That's why, // I'm sorry.
You // might not understand it now, but // if you make a false choice with your exams or career, it'll just be a pain later.
So for now, stop with the "hates", bear with it and
I // understand that.
I'm happy that you're thinking about me... // so seriously.
That's why you hated me acting like your father when I'm not, right? // I said I'm sorry...
It's not that.
It's not about father and daughter...
Or about 11 years and 32 years...
I want you...
to look at me for what I am.
I want you // to be yourself.
(Will Haruka's words of love said as a girl, reach Shinichi....?)
That's the kind of Shinichi-san I want to be with.