Well, I certainly took my sweet time putting this up
Been enjoying summer break baby ~
That and my ol’ man ran off with the scanner
Just now was able to steal it back :3
Because what’s a summary without pictures?
Anyway, on to the summary!
Title: ストレイ・ラブ・ハーツ！ (Stray Love Hearts or S.L.H.) Room #9
Source: Volume 3
Like the Halloween theme. Too bad it’s summer as of this post ^^:
The chapter starts with Hiyoki proudly sporting St. Nazareth’s summer uniform. Not only are her clothes different, but there’s something else going on: she’s alone with Kuga (excuse me for one moment: YESSSSSS~~~!!!!!!)
We go into the past to learn that Hiyoki’s parents sent her money after hearing she lost her stuff when coming to St. Nazareth (Took mom and dad 3 volumes to fork some cash over? Damn, that’s frugal)
(Now that I think about it, I wonder if mom and dad know about her rooming with those of the opposite sex? >_> hmmm).
With that money she was able to buy a new uniform. Hiyoki has her eyes on other necessities as well: a toothbrush (no comment), notebooks, clothing, etc. Kuga overhears her and offers to be her shopping guide (since Hiyoki being new and all, probably hasn’t been able to hit the shopping mall)
(I’m still in shock about a school having its own shopping mall)
Thus we have the present situation now: Hiyoki + Kuga >:3
Hiyoki is a little surprised Kuga offered to show her around. She’s also surprised at seeing Kuga in normal everyday clothing (<3). Kuga tells Hiyoki if there is anything she wants to stop at, just let him know. Hiyoki mentions how crazy it is to have a mall here. She’s been so busy with stuff that she never had the time to check around the campus. Kuga then asks if Hiyoki is still going to room with Yamashina because…
Remember at the end of Room #8 where Kitoo is about to take Hiyoki into his love cave? Well, Kousetsu stops them, saying Kitoo has received an international call from his family. Kitoo mentions his cell phone battery died so that’s probably why his family called the dorm. Hiyoki notices Kitoo is making a funny face while saying this.
Anyway, Kousetsu says the next person Hiyoki is supposed to stay with is Asukai. Get lost Kitoo.
Kitoo: D,: (I friggin hate you all!)
Kitoo leaves to go talk with his folks. Kousetsu talks about how “fast” Kitoo works *wink wink* Hiyoki asks if the order of who she stays with is important to which Kousetsu just smiles and says he just prefers it that way (okay, you sound super suspicious Kousetsu =_=)
However, Asukai isn’t around so Hiyoki is going to stay in Kousetsu’s closest (that’s going to be an interesting tale to tell the cops. Sir, why do you have an underage girl who has no relations to you living in your closest? Kousetsu: O_O; oh shit). Kousetsu teases Hiyoki a bit before asking if she remembers why she’s going from room to room like she is now.
And in case you all happened to forget, Hiyoki explains her whole situation with her heart…again (she’s told us this 7 times before, not including this event (she skipped her explanation in Room #8) – but don’t think this will be the last ~ ) xD
We shift back to Kuga and Hiyoki in the present. They notice Yamashina hiding around a corner, a rope in his hand. Upon seeing them, he puts a finger to his lips to shush them. Be very very quiet, I’m hunting wabbits (lame joke to Elmer Fude). But Yamashina isn’t after a rabbit, he’s after a guy…Gai! (*shot for using two lame jokes in a row*)
Gai has some reports he needs to hand in and Yamashina is making sure Gai does his school work (because we’ve all seen how passionate Yamashina is about learning – Rooms 5 & 6). Gai looks to Hiyoki and Kuga for help but they look the other way.
Yamashina: “A wise choice, Hiyoki-san.”
Yamashina apologizes for not walking Hiyoki back after the tea party thing at A Dorm’s place (which resulted in a …steamy situation for Hiyoki^^). Hiyoki shakes off his apology by thanking him for taking care of her.
Yamashina gives her a ball point pen, to jot down “memories” with. He also tells Hiyoki that pen has 12 secret functions. What are they? Well, they’re a secret.
Yamashina then notices something: Hiyoki and Kuga….alone…no Ren…
Gai: “YOU’RE ON A DATE!? LUCKY DOG!”
Hiyoki’s heart gets super worked up upon hearing this. She tells the two it’s not like that. Though Kuga has his poker face on, I know he just died a little upon hearing that. *pats Kuga on the shoulder in sympathy*
Yamashina tells Hiyoki to hang with him next time.
OMG Is he asking her out!?
Yeah…for study date =_=; because he saved the best subject for last baby (whatever that is, maybe chemistry. Lol, how’s this for a pickup line: Hey good-looking, how about you and me go back to my place to work on our…chemistry ~ <3 *punch*)
Yamashina says it’s time for him and Gai to get to studying, to which Gai stays F that! I’m off to buy cake.
And Yamashina replies F that, we’re studying (you’re the one in the net bitch hahahaha)
So Yamashina proceeds to drag Gai off into the horizon with Hiyoki and Kuga waving them off. Hiyoki says they should bring back some cake for poor Gai.
“Until then, please stay alive” xD oh Hiyoki that was awesome
Kuga says they should concentrate on Hiyoki first. He’ll help her out. He pats her shoulder to get her moving (to which Hiyoki’s face turns bright red at ~ <3)
So what kind of clothes is Kuga going to recommend?
^^; Stuff Hiyoki doesn’t want to be seen in.
But when he smiles at her, saying she looks great, she feels pressured to buy them haha. Hiyoki resolves to steel herself against Kuga’s charm.
While shopping, she over hears some girls talking about her and Kuga. They make fun of her wearing her uniform instead of trendy clothes then proceed to Kuga. They say he’s hot (damn straight :3) but he’s with S Dorm. And S Dorm = scary. Then they talk about S Dorm breaking into A Dorm (Room #8).
Hiyoki shakes the negative feelings in her away. Today she’s going to have fun. She can worry tomorrow.
So she and Kuga go off to look at stuff. They pass the cake shop Gai was talking about. And who do you think is inside?
No, not Cain (though good guess)
Turns out he works in the cake shop
And he’s not happy about seeing Kuga and Hiyoki together.
Love how he presses his face against the cake shop window to stare at the two as they walk off. Ren tries to follow but his boss holds him back: you’re in the middle of a job foo!
Ren: Noes! D:
The scene shifts to Cain (because I’m telling you, there will never be a chapter without Cain being in it in some form). He’s going book shopping with everyone’s favorite peeper, Uryuu. Cain says he’s going to read outside while Uryuu goes to look for his book. While reading, he glances up to see Hiyoki walking by along with Kuga. He watches them leave with a “…huh…” (like, wow never thought I’d see that pairing get some attention (screw you Cain))
Back to Hiyoki and Kuga. As they are shopping around, Hiyoki is mystified by Kuga. She thought when they first met he was a scary mofo but here he is shopping for girl stuff with her. Could he be with her for another reason?
Why Hiyoki, do you mean as in a Hiyoki x Kuga reason? 8D
Hiyoki shakes the thought out of her head before her heart has the chance to go crazy. She distracts herself by going to try on some clothes.
She leaves her shopping bag on the counter.
Some punks come in and start harassing Kuga (because what’s a shojo without punks). He tells them to get bent which pisses the punks off. However, one of the members tells the leader not to fight because they’re in a store. He also whispers something into the leader’s ear that makes the leader change his mind about getting into a fistfight. They leave.
Hiyoki comes out because of the noise but Kuga tells her it was nothing. Hiyoki goes to grab her shopping bag when she notices it’s not where she left it. She asks one of the employees if she’s seen her stuff. The employee says that a group of boys came in but for them to walk off with the bag is strange (especially since its pink and girly).
Kuga has a “OH HELL NO” expression and turns around to find the punks. However, Hiyoki stops him.
She says it’s ok, she can just re-buy everything. She continues saying she shouldn’t have left her stuff unattended. In her head she thinks, plus I don’t want to cause trouble – because S Dorm is in danger of being demolished. Hiyoki looks up at Kuga and repeats once more with a smile, it’s ok. She then apologizes for losing the stuff he helped her pick out.
The scene changes over to those punks. They’re all happy that they got to pull one on Kuga (bastards). They fling Hiyoki’s bag amongst one another. One of the punks asks what are they going to do with the bag?
Why, wear it and be traps ~ 8D jk
The leader says to just trash it. Then they proceed to call S Dorm trash as well. As they walk by joking about S Dorm, who should they happen to pass by? Why it’s Cain! Cain hears them and he notices the pink bag they’re flinging around. He remembers Hiyoki was holding on to that bag with a smile on her face. Again he does that “….huh…” thing.
The scene jumps to Ren. He’s working hardcore to make a bunch of pastries. His logic: if he makes enough for the whole day he can get out early (and find out what’s going on with Hiyoki and Kuga). His boss is all, hey man be careful with that stuff but Ren is all, it’s cool. I’m a professional, because I’ve had so many jobs (*looks at Room #14* I seriously wonder how Ren manages to get all these jobs at his age…).
Ren says he’s going to take the trash out to vent off his man frustrations. And guess who just happens to be walking by? It’s those punks! (I guess these punks must have those new Poke-walkers and are trying to level up their Diglets or something.) Ren hears them dissing S Dorm, saying the people in S Dorm make them look like angels. Ren looks at them and instantly comes to the conclusion that they are pussies (as in weak, not that other definition that I just recently learned about). There’s no reason to go over and teach them a lesson. That is until he sees the pink bag they are chucking around. The one Hiyoki was holding on to.
Ren: “Boss, something has made me sick to my stomach so please let me leave early.”
Boss: “You got a stomach ache?”
“Wait? Sick…to your stomach?”
Ren: “Don’t worry, it’s not you.”
Ren pulls up his sleeves. He’s about to take out some more trash.
Room #9 end ~
Oh snap. Ren about to put the hurt on those fools.
Will he be able to get back Hiyoki’s stuff? Will Kuga make a move on Hiyoki in the mean time? How will Cain make his daily appearance in the next chapter? And what will Hiyoki’s next room stay be like?
Find out in Room #10 ~