|Not to be confused with Chapter 73 of Boys Over Flowers.|
- "I never gave a second thought to spending the rest of my life with Tenma. He was the most important person in my life. So why, do I have to say it in front of the very person who is trying to protect me? Why must I say the very words that will hurt him the most?"
- —Oto Edogawa
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Airi Maya begs Oto Edogawa to be with Tenma Hase in order to make him happy. Oto later meets with Tenma's parents to officially end their engagement. Meanwhile, Haruto Kaguragi asks his friends about places to go on a date.
Oto Edogawa feels awkward around Airi Maya, knowing that she has feelings for Tenma Hase and is unsure whether to broach the topic. Just as Oto is about to mention Haruto Kaguragi, Airi says "Hase hasn't given up on you yet." Airi begins crying and asks her to "Make Hase happy." At Haruto's house, he asks Kaito Taira, Issa Narumiya, and Sugimaru Eibi advice on date spots. Issa and Sugimaru are shocked that Haruto has a girlfriend and start asking questions. Hearing how it happened, the two believe he is "jumping to conclusions" with Sugimaru declaring "That's not dating."
Once Issa and Sugimaru leave, Kaito asks Haruto if Oto and Tenma are "over". Haruto is not sure, only having texted her that "[he will] do [his] best, so she should too." Kaito says "As long as you made your feelings known" with a forlorn look, before leaving. At Oto's house, she recalls Airi telling her that Haruto would be fine since he has the Correct 5, but that Tenma "only has [Oto]." She then leaves to go see Tenma's parents by herself since her mother has a cold.
During a storm, Oto enters Tenma's house. His stepmother immediately asks after her mother, before saying "Can't take responsibility to the very end, eh?" Tenma then greets her and escorts her to the room where his father is waiting. He starts talking about Oto and Tenma ending their engagement. Both Tenma and his stepmother attempt to interject. He ignores them, asking her for her reason. She then tells him "I have fallen in love with someone else." In her thoughts, Oto questions why she has to say aloud "the very words that will hurt [Tenma] the most."
- Airi Maya
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Issa Narumiya
- Kaito Taira
- Kazuma Hase
- Megumi Nishidome (Mentioned)
- Mirei Hase
- Oto Edogawa
- Tenma Hase
- Yukie Edogawa
- A few changes were made from the original chapter release, for example adding "I haven't see you" in front of "since we came back from summer school."
|Boys Over Flowers Season 2|
|Chapter 72||Chapter 74|