Bitter Virgin – Chapter 28

Even so, I love her…

A heart broken and a love ended… A broken heart mended and a love beginning…

Brief Summary

Realizing that Yuzu told Daisuke her secret, Hinako couldn’t help but run away. Blaming herself for falling in love, she broke free of his grip and with tears running down her face, told him that this was who she was. Someone who gave birth and abandoned her own child…

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Left with Yuzu, the girl tried to apologize… but got a fierce glare instead. Daisuke grabbed her and asked who else knew about Hinako’s birth. Admitting that she overheard a conversation with his sister, he realized that Izumi knows. Surprised by his calm response, Yuzu asked if he knew about it already. No words were said… but the answer was clear.

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Yuzu tried to apologize again, reaching out to him. However, Daisuke threw her hand off and coldly said that she should apologize to Hinako, not him. Right then, she realized just how much he loved her… and that she had no chance to win his heart.

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Knowing that Hinako will try to run away, just like she did to get to this school, Daisuke vowed to chase after her. Meanwhile, Hinako was in the infirmary, crying uncontrollably. With nowhere else to go, she doesn’t know what to do anymore…

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After class ended, Daisuke decided to bring Hinako her schoolbag, taking it away from Yuzu who was going to do it at first. Kazuki complained as usual, saying that he promised to walk home with her. However Yuzu intervened and stopped her. Telling Kazuki the truth, saying that he’ll never fall in love with them, the crazy girl was about to start a fight… until she saw the tears in Yuzu’s eyes.

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At the infirmary, Daisuke went with his first tactic, playing the news as a joke.

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However, Hinako saw this as a chance to tell him the truth. Seizing it, she confirmed Yuzu’s words.

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Before her tears could fall, Daisuke moved forward and raised her head. It didn’t matter to him. He still loves her.

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Impressions

I underestimated how emotional Bitter Virgin is. Even though it’s been so predictable, I found myself holding my breath by the time I finished the chapter. Yuzu’s realization. Hinako’s reaction. Daisuke’s resolve. Everything built up for that dramatic “I still love you” scene. I knew that it was going to happen this way… but wow, so powerfully romantic.

The series still have half a volume left to go, more than enough time to deal with the Kazuki issue. Some people who’ve read this spoke about how rushed the pacing was. I feel otherwise. Nothing is compromised and the plot holds strong.

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So CUTE!!!

What I’ll love to see… is if this gets adapted into an anime. I’m envisioning Makato Shinkai animation with Tenmon composing the music. If that were to happen, this would be an instant #1 favorite, beating out my precious Voices of a Distant Star.

3 Responses

  1. Awww She is crying! :(

    ‘Even so, I love you, Aikawa!” So touching!

    See what have you done! *sniff* First Mihaeru, now this… T_T

  2. “Even so, I love you, Aikawa.”

    That line has got to be one of the best lines in any romance I’ve read recently.

  3. *Sob Sob* Great chapter.
    Now to rid all those extra characters and to live happily ever after.

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