Atsushi’s route does not really continue from the common prologue.
Anyway, here goes… The MC had finally completed her draft article and was about to doze off when someone called her name, asking her not to doze off. The MC was startled by the voice that she sprung right up and apologized. Then she realized it was her demon editor-in-chief – Atsushi. Atsushi went to the MC to discuss about the special issue that was to be released the following month. Atsushi then asked the MC to be his assistant, and she agreed. Atsushi immediately put the MC to work by asking her to put up a plan meeting for the special feature right away. The MC was about to inform everyone about the meeting, but Atsushi stopped her and wanted her to prepare for the meeting first, and left the MC with an ominous feeling while he laughed and walked away.
Three hours later, after preparing the materials as what Atsushi instructed, the MC called up all the editors and designers of the department into the meeting room. As soon as they stepped in, everyone was impressed by the materials placed on the table. Some were praising the MC for preparing such detailed materials and asked if she was tired, when Atsushi stepped into the room and told everyone that what they saw was the true ability of the MC. A colleague asked Atsushi why did he bragged about the MC, in which he said because he was proud to have such hard working subordinates. After hearing this, it made the MC want to work even harder. During the meeting, Atsushi’s work made the MC very impressed, but after the meeting, Atsushi asked the MC to prepare 10 draft ideas for him and she immediately went back to thinking him as the same old demon editor-in-chief XD
The next day, the MC and Atsushi went to a party for a movie which starred Yuzuki Kitaoji. Atsushi and the MC had a small chatter with Yuzuki before he was called away by the staffs. A man then stepped forward and introduced himself as Ariga Motofumi, editor-in-chief of the Embrassee – a rival magazine. Ariga commented sarcastically that Atsushi is very famous in the industry. The MC also thought she had heard rumors before that Atsushi is a legend in the industry. Atsushi played it off by saying it was no big deal. Ariga then mentioned that it would be Cinderella’s tenth anniversary soon, and that it would be difficult to continue its publication since lots of factors such as having a competent editor-in-chief, excellent staffs, and luck are needed. He also added that Embrassee would be having more sales than Cinderella, thus implicitly declaring a war with Cinderella, and specifically – Atsushi. Atsushi then said that the Cinderella would be coming up the most amazing thing ever – implying that he accepted the challenge. Ariga then gave a cold smirk and wished him luck before walking away.
Atsushi and the MC were in the car when the MC was recalling the incident with Ariga moments ago. Atsushi asked if the MC was angry, seeming to break the silence. The MC then replied that instead of anger, she felt somewhat hateful towards what Ariga said instead. Atsushi then asked the MC to stop thinking about it because a wrinkle will form on her forehead if she kept brooding over it XD Atsushi then explained that it is only the perspective of things that is different. Ariga might be thinking of sales instead of thinking of providing better services to readers, but both are in fact related – the level of service quality needs a proportionate amount of money to sustain, which in turn is based on the amount of sales, and vice versa. Instead of thinking of methods to boost sales, Atsushi thought it was more important to think of how to please the readers. The MC agreed to Atsushi’s perspective which Atsushi said definitely, since he thinks he and the MC are like-minded ^^ Hearing Atsushi said that, the MC was feeling happy inside.
The next day, the MC immediately began working on the special feature. She called a manager of some company for an interview schedule and briefly went over the contents of the interview with him. The manager sounded troubled after the MC finished speaking, and he told the MC that he just received an offer to an interview moments earlier with the exact same contents as what she told him. The MC was flabbergasted and asked the manager what was the name of the other magazine that offered him the interview, and not surprisingly, it was Embrassee. The MC got off the phone with the manager and went to inform Atsushi that her story project was exactly the same with Embrassee’s. Atsushi was a little taken aback, but quickly recollected himself and asked the MC to terminate her project until he decided on a better plan. The MC was disappointed but agreed, then she felt a finger lightly touching her forehead. She looked up and saw Atsushi smiling at her, telling her not to worry and look so serious as it is his job to do so （‐＾▽＾‐）
That evening, Atsushi gathered the chief designer, the MC, and another editor for a meeting and told them about Embrassee having exactly the same story covered for their next issue as Cinderella’s special 10th year anniversary issue. The designer and the editor were shocked, and the editor asked if someone involved in the project had leaked out the information to Embrassee, which made the whole room filled with heavy silence. Atsushi then spoke clearly that it will not be anyone of them, thus indirectly telling them that he believes in his subordinates. Atsushi then shared that a similar incident happened in the past as well, and the President was eager to apprehend the culprit, resulting in the whole department to be filled with suspicions and paranoia and consequently caused the whole department to break down. Henceforth this time, Atsushi wanted to trust his subordinates and protect everyone in Cinderella. Atsushi had hoped to have an open discussion with everyone like previously, but had no choice but to reduce the number of people down to the three of them. Atsushi was feeling a little troubled with his decision since he had hoped everyone to be progressing together. He also told the three of them that they could pull out of the project if they didn’t like how he does things. The MC unhesitatingly replied that she wants to be in the project which took Atsushi by surprise. The MC then said she loves her job and even though she doesn’t know what Embrassee is up to, but it is Cinderella’s long awaited 10th anniversary – she wants to succeed. Atsushi laughed and ruffled her hair and welcomed the MC as a comrade for the project. The chief designer and editor also agreed, as they didn’t want to give up halfway. Atsushi thanked everyone and asked them to think of this incident as an opportunity to come up with a better story for readers, and most importantly, to not lose to Embrassee.
Everyone started to throw in novel ideas enthusiastically, but none came to a consensus, and soon enough, everyone started to grew impatient. The MC started to daydream for a while and thanks to that, an inspiration came to her. The MC shared her idea about the future – 10 years later. The rest of the team branched out on her idea and thought of interviewing the currently most-talked-about people about what would they want to be 10 years later. Just as the discussion was starting to get heated with new ideas, Atsushi stopped the meeting and reminded them the time for the last train is near, and that they should continue the discussion the next day.
On the way back to the editorial department, the chief designer and editor told the MC they were happy that Atsushi said he trusted them and when the MC made her decision to join Atsushi, it made them want to do their best too. Just as the MC was preparing to leave for the last train, Satsuki called. Satsuki thanked the MC for attending the first anniversary party of the casino (during the prologue) and the MC thanked him back and told him about the response of the questionnaire results for a tie-in story were favourable. Satsuki then told the MC he would be willing to be interviewed if that was the case. Therefore, current most-talked-about person: Found ^^ Satsuki told the MC that the usual members are in the VIP lounge for a drink and invited her along, the MC was contemplating his offer as she would miss her last train home if she went. Atsushi then tapped on her shoulder and showed her a memo which asked her to go and he would send her there ^^ So the MC accepted, and both of them went together.
When they reached, the MC greeted everyone and Ryoichi was the first to “greet” her back. He hugged the MC and lifted her chin……but the MC was clueless towards his actions and asked what Ryoichi was doing, in which Ryoichi casually replied “sexual harassment” with a smirk ╮(╯▽╰)╭Just then, the MC’s phone rang and she moved away to check who was calling. The caller ID showed that it is actually Atsushi and the MC turned back to see him now speaking with Ryoichi and realized Atsushi was saving her from Ryoichi’s “sexual harassments” ^^ Mirai greeted the MC next and asked what happened to the incident with Embrassee. The MC was shocked at how fast news spread to Mirai’s ears. Mirai also told them he heard rumors about Embrassee trying to crush Cinderella, which made the MC worried. Atsushi then told Mirai that as far as he knows, he does not have any enemies. Chihaya and Noel also showed concerned about the issue, and Mirai assured the MC that given more time, he would investigate further about this matter. When Satsuki arrived, they began discussing about the details of the interview and it was settled that they would interview Satsuki at his art exhibition. Mirai wanted to go along, and he volunteered all six members – including Satsuki to help the MC with her story if she could not find enough materials XD Mirai then asked what is the interview about and Atsushi told everyone it would be about their dreams 10 years later. Yuzuki thought the topic was interesting and wondered if he should go too, which made the MC thought “good luck with your schedule adjustments” (*≧▽≦)ﾉｼ)) Chihaya was willing to help and said he was available on the weekends. Mirai then persuaded Noel, in which Noel coolly accepted and said if the MC is in trouble, he’ll help (●´□`)♡ The MC was feeling touched and happy that everyone agreed to help despite their busy schedules and bowed deeply to thank everyone.
After the meeting at the VIP lounge, Atsushi sent the MC home. He too was very happy and excited that they managed to get all six of them for their special feature interview. Atsushi then thanked the MC and praised her that she is no doubt a worthy comrade. Atsushi then wondered if he should really not find who was that culprit who leaked the information, but the MC told him that she thinks things are fine as it is. Because when Atsushi told them he trusts them, his words made her want to do her best and so do the others, and assured him it would be alright. The car stopped at a red light and Atsushi stared into the MC’s eyes as if trying to read her mind, and the MC was having difficulty trying to break away. After a while, Atsushi laughed and said he’s happy to have such good subordinates. When the car pulled up in front of the MC’s house, Atsushi spoke up and said he believed in them, and asked if she would also believe in him. The MC’s heart warmed up at his words and she replied yes ^^
The art exhibition was at Tokushima. The MC and Atsushi were looking at the exhibits and the MC sighed dreamily at the sight of the Mona Lisa portrait, which made Atsushi laugh. Atsushi teased the MC that she had a silly face on when she looked at Mona Lisa, and the continued to bicker. The photographer arrived and Atsushi left with him to discuss details about the photoshoot later, leaving the interview with the gang to the MC. During the interview, the MC asked what would the guys dream to be ten years later. Yuzuki wants to continue to be an actor and stay in the movie industry. Ryoichi was kind of reluctant and embarrassed to share what he truly dreams to be in the future and said he see no future… At Mirai and Noel’s urging and funny ideas of coming up with a “model answer”, Ryoichi finally said he wanted to continue writing. Noel wanted to continue to be an F1 racer, Chihaya wants to meet someone special and be happy. Satsuki wants to continue to stay in the corporate management, and contribute to society. The guys then asked what is the MC’s dream, but before she could answer, Atsushi came to ask the progress of the interview.
The guys then proceeded to change into suits for the photoshoot. Atsushi asked the MC about the details of the photoshoot whether if it was what she had in mind. The MC replied yes, and realized something. She asked Atsushi if his meeting with the photographer earlier was to fit her preference, but Atsushi denied and said it is because he understands what she is thinking (´ ▽｀).。ｏ♡
The crew changed shooting location and went to a scenic area for more photoshoots. The MC tried to use her fingers to create a frame and looked at the sceneries. Then the “frame” stopped in front of Atsushi’s face and she began admiring his facial features XD Atsushi suddenly turned around, oblivious about the MC admiring him, and asked her to gather the guys for photoshoot. After the photoshoot, the photographer was showing Atsushi and the MC the preview of the photos when suddenly the MC saw a camera flash from behind. When she turned around, a suspicious figure ran away and she began chasing it, thinking it could be one of Embrassee’s.
The MC caught a glimpse of the figure which looked like a man, but could not see the face since he wore hat and shades. Suddenly, the MC slid down a small cliff and fell. Even though she had no injuries, the cliff was too tall for her to climb back and her phone signal was out of range. The MC tried to shout out for help but to no avail. After a while, a lady wearing kimono found her and she offered to find help since she had no strength to lift the MC up alone. After being rescued back up, the MC thanked the lady and went back. Atsushi was relieved to see the MC return and told her he had to lie to the gang that she had left earlier. Atsushi lightly reprimanded the MC for chasing after the guy and that she was lucky to be safe this time, but might not be the next time round. After the MC apologized, Atsushi then said he should be the one to chase after the person, since the MC is a lady and it was too dangerous for her.
Until their flight time back to Tokyo, Atsushi decided to bring the MC for sightseeing as a reward for working so hard. While chatting in the car, the MC’s stomach growled loudly which made Atsushi laughed and they went to a soba restaurant for food. After ordering, they chatted a little and Atsushi asked the MC how long has she been working in Cinderella and the MC replied one year. Atsushi was a little surprised it was only a year because he felt that he had known her more than that. After eating, Atsushi and the MC went to visit Meishan and took the cablecar up to its summit. On the way, the cablecar suddenly shook and a tourist accidentally stepped onto the MC’s foot. The tourist apologized and Atsushi asked if the MC was alright, and he stood between other tourists and the MC to protect her ^^ The MC then told Atsushi that it looked like they’re having a date and she’s having fun, which made Atsushi blush.
At the summit, the MC was enjoying the scenic landscape when Atsushi reminded her to be careful not to fall. Right after, the MC tripped and was about to fall when Atsushi caught her in his strong arms ^^ After chatting a while, Atsushi asked what would the MC dream to be ten years later. Then MC thought for a while and replied that three years down the road, she still wants to work at Cinderella, but she’s not too sure for ten years later. Atsushi on the other hand, hopes to work for an economic magazine. Atsushi shared that he was working for an economic magazine previously, but due to various reasons, he ended up being transferred to Cinderella. The MC the thought back that Atsushi had always been reading the economic section of business magazines and newspapers. The MC asked if Atsushi wished to return to doing economic magazines, which he hoped for and the MC replied that she would feel lonely since working with him had been fun. Atsushi asked the MC if she wants to go with him to write economic magazines which made her heart skip a beat at the unexpected words. The MC rejected him as she liked working in Cinderella.
The next day, the MC was back at the office and Atsushi asked her to show him the interview they did with the guys. Atsushi then went over to the MC’s desk to have a look. When he bent down, his face was next to the MC’s and they were so close that the MC could smell the cologne and cigarette on him. The MC’s heart began to pound and became self-conscious and she scooted away from him. Atsushi was clueless and asked what happened, so the MC came up with an excuse that she got bit by a bug XD Mirai called and asked about the complimentary gift for the 10th anniversary special issue. After the MC told him that it has been done and that she’s waiting for the production, Mirai sounded weird and finally, but hesitatingly told her that their gift was the same as Embrassee’s. Mirai then asked the MC if she had met any woman wearing kimono and she immediately remembered that lady and wondered if she has anything to do with Embrassee.
After hanging up, the MC immediately went to tell Atsushi and he decided to step in. The MC was worried, but Atsushi asked her to trust him before he left the department. In the evening, after everyone left for home, Atsushi still hasn’t return so the MC decided to call him. Atsushi told the MC that he had requested a different gift design and had the guys include autographs, and replaced the information and rescheduled everything. The MC was shocked that Atsushi managed to ask those hard-to-please designers to change the design abruptly. The complimentary gift was supposedly a scarf from a famous brand in New York – Michael Diaz. Apparently, Atsushi had connections with the designer, and they were childhood friends.
The next day, after the meeting, the MC was listening to her colleagues gossiping about Atsushi, his love life etc, and heard that he’d never have an office relationship which unconsciously made her sad. Ryoichi made a short appearance as he was turning in his manuscript and cheered on the MC to work hard. When the MC was about to head home, Atsushi was preparing to go home too, and they chatted a little. Atsushi accidentally dropped a stack of magazines and when the MC went over to help, she noticed lots of post-it notes and scribbles inside the magazines. Atsushi then explained that he was studying on other foreign women’s magazines since he was doing economic articles previously, and had much to learn about women’s magazines, which made the MC impressed. While picking up the magazines, their fingers touched. The MC looked up and met his eyes. Unconsciously, the MC reached out her hands and touched Atsushi’s cheek which took him by surprise. After the MC realized what she had done, she averted her gaze and told him there was dust on his cheek XD
((Sorry, I chose the option of touching his cheek… I didn’t expect it to be a funny one!)) Atsushi then laughed and called the MC cute. He offered to send the MC home and they got into the elevator. Suddenly, the power went out and the elevator stopped…
Atsushi remained calm and pressed the emergency help button – to no avail. Their mobile phones were out of range too. Atsushi then joked that since it can’t be helped, they’ll have to sleep in the elevator. People would notice them at day break. Because the MC was together with Atsushi, she felt strangely calm in that situation too. Atsushi then sat down on the floor of the elevator and looked up, prompting the MC to sit down next to him. Seeing the MC not sitting down, Atsushi asked if she was afraid of her skirt getting dirty, and he took out a handkerchief from his pocket and laid it on the floor. The MC was concerned that the handkerchief would get dirty, but Atsushi said it was too late, since he already laid it on the floor and asked her not to waste the sacrifice of his handkerchief ٩̋(๑˃́ꇴ˂̀๑) The MC sat down beside Atsushi and they chatted for a teeny weeny bit before he announced it was time for sleep. He took off his blazer and covered the MC’s body with it （´・｀ ）♡ When the MC said she wasn’t cold, Atsushi insisted she put it on and lied that he was sensitive to heat. After Atsushi fell asleep, the MC stared at him for awhile and realized that she had fallen for him. In his sleep, Atsushi mumbled the MC’s name which made the MC feeling happy and drifted off to sleep.
When the MC woke up, Atsushi was already awake, and she finally noticed she was resting her head on his shoulders. Shocked, she apologized quickly, but Atsushi didn’t mind and laughed it off. Atsushi tried the emergency button again and it got through this time. After knowing that servicemen from the elevator company were coming, Atsushi decided to continue sleeping until then, and he fell asleep with his head on the MC’s shoulders, and the MC also drifted back to sleep. This time, when the MC woke up, she found their hands touching and both of them reflexively pulled away. Not long after, they managed to get out of the elevator, but unfortunately, they didn’t have time to go back home.
When the MC was heading to the convenience store for food, she met Ariga. Ariga greeted her cordially whereas the MC was a little hostile as she knew Embrassee was trying to mess up their next issue, but she did not have evidences against them. Ariga then said he wanted a moment with the MC. Cutting the chase, Ariga wanted to invite the MC over to Embrassee to be a Deputy Editor. The MC turned him down flat, and Ariga left telling her he would wait for her to change her mind. When the MC went back, she heard her colleagues gossiping that something was wrong with Atsushi after he came back to the editorial department moments ago. The MC went to find Atsushi and found him sighing. The MC then handed him some documents while he handed her a sample of the scarf to be given out as the complimentary 10th anniversary issue gift. The MC commented that it looked great, even better than the original one, but Atsushi had a glum look. Atsushi asked where the MC went just now and she replied that she went to the convenience store. Before she could ask further, Atsushi said it was nothing, to close off the conversation.
After work, the MC found Atsushi still in the office and approached him. She found Atsushi looking sick, and when she touched his forehead – he was having a fever. Atsushi wanted to continue working but at the MC insistence, they took a cab and went home together. The MC accompanied Atsushi back to his dirty apartment. The MC offered to cook him porridge while he gets some sleep. After taking his temperature which was more than 39 degrees, the MC put a cooling sheet onto Atsushi’s forehead and mentally blamed herself for his condition. Atsushi saw through what she was thinking and told her not to blame herself since it was his body and it can’t be helped. Atsushi then asked about her meeting with Ariga earlier, and the MC told him that it was just a random meeting. The MC then told Atsushi she would stay by his side that night and asked him to sleep. Atsushi thanked her and drifted off to sleep while holding her hands.
The next day, Atsushi temperature went down and they were woken up by Atsushi’s phone. Mirai was on the phone and they talked over some matters which sounded serious. When the MC asked if everything was alright, Atsushi assured her that it was no big deal. Atsushi then moved to open the curtains and showed the MC a sunshine smile over his shoulders, greeting her a good morning ^^ When the MC went back home, Fuko asked if she was pulling an all-nighter at the office last night, but the MC said she was nursing a certain someone back to health – without telling who it was. Fuko was quick to guess it was Atsushi and asked if they were dating. The MC denied and blushed. Apparently, Fuko had already caught on that the MC liked Atsushi long ago, but the MC only realized it a few days ago…
Atsushi received a phone call when the MC passed him a manuscript for review. It sounded as if it were good news, but Atsushi’s face soon turned troubled. Soon after he hung up his phone, the MC’s colleague called her over, saying that Ariga was on the line looking for her. Atsushi already troubled face looked even more sullen, and he told the MC he would answer the phone on her behalf. After listening to Ariga over the phone for a while, Atsushi sighed and told Ariga to tell him directly if he had any grudges against him, and he would not allow him to mess with Cinderella, or his subordinates anymore ヾ(ﾟ∀ﾟゞ) Ariga suggested they compete fairly which made Atsushi kinda ‘k-bye’ him and hung up since Embrassee was the one who started playing dirty. When the MC asked if he was alright, Atsushi told her to tell him if Ariga were to ever call her again ^^
Atsushi and the MC went to a restaurant for dinner, and Atsushi revealed that Ariga was holding a personal grudge against Atsushi – specifically his family. His family are masters of tea ceremony, and Ariga’s parents specialized in making tea sets. Once, Ariga’s parents mailed some defective tea sets to Atsushi’s father which made him very furious, and he never ordered tea sets from them ever again. As Atsushi’s dad was a very influential master, words started to spread about the inferior quality of tea sets Ariga’s parents made, and they soon ran out of business. The MC was worried and asked if there was anything she could do, but Atsushi declined and said he doesn’t want her caught up in any trouble. After a while, Atsushi also told the MC about his earlier phone call with the Managing Director. Atsushi was selected to be part of the start-up team of a new business magazine that was to be released soon, and the 10th anniversary special issue would be his last assignment in Cinderella. Atsushi also told her that the next editor-in-chief has already been decided. The MC felt lonely that she wouldn’t be able to work with him anymore, but still congratulated him. Atsushi was not too happy about the sudden transfer too… With the special issue as their last assignment together, they decided to do their utmost best.
After dinner, Atsushi didn’t want to send the MC straight home, so he drove the MC to a park. Atsushi asked the MC to close her eyes and held on her hand to guide her along. When he asked the MC to open her eyes, she saw a clear view of the starry sky with Atsushi smiling gently at her too ٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ The MC suddenly laughed to herself which made Atsushi confused. The MC then told Atsushi because he’s very friendly outside work, but a demon during work. Tears started to fall from the MC’s eyes as she recalled the past one year she worked with Atsushi. Atsushi had a pained look while seeing her cry and he tried to wipe her tears away. When suddenly………Atsushi pulled the MC into a strong embrace ヽ(＾Д＾)ﾉThe MC was shocked by his actions……and even more shocked when Atsushi suddenly confessed he likes her. The MC couldn’t believe what she heard and mumbled that she couldn’t believe it. Atsushi then told her he would say how he feels as many times as needed to convince her, but the MC told him to stop ∑(;°Д°) Atsushi thought he was rejected and gave himself a self-deprecating laugh before trying to change the subject, but the MC was just trying to “digest” his confession. The MC then confessed back to Atsushi which made him smile from ear-to-ear ^^ Atsushi gave her a gentle kiss before embracing her again.
The MC went to the casino to visit the gang again about the upcoming special issue. Mirai asked about how has things been with Embrassee and also what he found. Back at the office, announcement of Atsushi’s transfer was already posted onto the bulletin board. Everyone was sad that Atsushi would be transferred after two days. During Atsushi’s last day in Cinderella, everyone stayed back to complete the special issue with him. When it was completed, Atsushi thanked everyone for their hardwork and made a little speech. Everyone decided to go home to rest up first before coming back for work in the afternoon, but the MC was reluctant. She wanted to utilize her time to be with Atsushi, so they stayed back together in the office doing more work.
After the farewell party, they made sure everyone left before they went into couple mode. Atsushi asked if the MC wanted to go back to his house with him – which of course she agreed. Atsushi then held the MC’s hand, saying that he didn’t mind being seen as he wanted to hold onto her hand that night. Back at Atsushi’s home, he snuggled up to the MC and confessed that during the time they were trapped in the elevator, he was having a hard time pretending to be asleep XD He pretended to have fallen asleep or else he knew the MC would not go to sleep, and he had thoughts of kissing her because of her innocent sleeping face (´∀｀)♡
When they were chatting about Atsushi’s new career for the business magazine, the MC told him that she would support him all the way, and encouraged him to work hard. …………………okay, enough of the talking details… Atsushi swept the MC off her feet and took her to his bedroom (¬‿¬) He laid her gently on the bed and started to unbutton her clothes. The MC then called for him
((all this while, she had been calling him “editor-in-chief”)) and Atsushi told her that at times like this, he wants the MC to call him by his name. Atsushi also pointed out that she always called the Kitaoji Brothers by their first name. Even though it was because the MC had to distinguish between the brothers, she wondered if Atsushi had been jealous of it all along XD The MC tried to talk her way out by saying she would feel nervous calling his name, but Atsushi said it is boss’s order ^^ So after the mini bickering, Atsushi finally undressed her and traced his fingers along her body. When Atsushi whispered the MC’s name, the MC finally whispered back his name – calling him Atsushi-san (honorific). Atsushi then corrected her, saying he don’t need a “san” (Mr.), and she finally finally FINALLY called him Atsushi -.- and with that……… I shan’t summarise the whole detailed description of them woohoo-ing ( /)~(\ ) ((For those who reads Japanese, at one point, Atsushi told the MC 「ほら、しがみついてろ」♡ლ(-༗‿༗-)ლ♡ *nose bleed*))
A month later after Atsushi left Cinderella, the new editor-in-chief was a woman in her late thirties who previously worked as a Deputy Editor for teen magazines. The MC attended Cinderella’s 10th anniversary party held at Satsuki’s hotel and met the lady who saved her at Tokushima. The lady was actually Kaoruko Jinnai, Atsushi’s sister~ Mirai was acquainted with her, and she was aware about the whole Embrassee thing and was working with Mirai to stop them. Kaoruko was actually chasing after Ariga that day. Chihaya found the girls, and brought the MC to a room where the present editor-in-chief, Noel and Ryoichi were. They told her there was going to be a fashion show that day, and told her to put on a pure white dress prepared for her. After she put on the dress, she was told to model for the fashion show – since it was Cinderella’s 10th anniversary party, and Yuzuki was the emcee. When Yuzuki went onto the front stage, with the MC waiting at the back, Yuzuki announced that the former editor-in-chief (Atsushi) would make an appearance, and suddenly, the MC heard Atsushi’s voice ^^ The MC turned around and saw Atsushi and asked if he was real XD Atsushi bent down and whispered into her ear that she was beautiful, before taking her hand and guided her onto the stage.
On the way, Atsushi whispered to her instructions on how to catwalk. Atsushi then made a speech about all the hardworking “Cinderellas” (editors) behind-the-scene whom he had worked with thus far that made Cinderella a success. Then all the other editors, who were also dressed up, began walking up onto the stage and they posed for a photo altogether. While looking at others, the MC sighed with admiration that they really looked like Cinderella, and Atsushi reminded her that she’s also Cinderella. After that, Atsushi and the MC escaped from the party. In the car, because of her large dress, the MC was sitting at the rear seats. She thanked Atsushi for attending the party even though he had a such hectic schedule, and that his appearance was like a dream. Atsushi blushed after hearing that and was like “damn, I want a hug right now MC.” XD Atsushi brought the MC to a suite of a famous hotel in Tokyo. According to the butler of that suite, Yukinaga, he was the one who took care of Atsushi when he often came as a child. Since the MC was wearing a pure white dress, he thought Atsushi brought her there for marriage and was wiping his happy tears with a handkerchief XD Atsushi told him that they weren’t married yet, but would definitely inform him if they do. Before leaving, Yukinaga told Atsushi that he had chosen a wonderful woman, in which Atsushi replied he thought so too ^^ When alone, Atsushi confessed to the MC once more, asking her to stay with him and that he would protect her forever, and the main route ended off with them doing you-know-what until the morning.
((All translations are done by Yours Truly (:p) so if there’s any mistakes in them, please forgive me ^^ Also, please DO NOT post them elsewhere and link them back to THIS BLOG!))