Thanks to Kai, I got to read the summaries of Love So Life written by Keruto-san at her blog: http://ven0120.blog103.fc2.com/ ! Thanks so much for sharing the link with me! I've translated her summaries of Love So Life Chapters 55, 57, 58 and 59 into English for everyone else to be able to read them as well, but remember that these are not my summaries and I've not actually read these chapters: all credit goes to Keruto, I only translated what she wrote! So, the rest of this post are her comments, not mine (though I agree with all of them!)
[Love So Life <Chapter 55>]
This is what I was looking forward to the most in this issue of “Hana to Yume” !
In the last chapter, Matsunaga-san embraced Shiharu-tan, who finally let her feelings for the twins burst out, and ended up crying!!
Last time it left off with such a cliff hanger, so when I started to read [this chapter] full of trembling excitement, I was surprised that it started out with Nao-kun. Honestly, I thought “Why is it Nao-kun?!” No, it’s not that I hate Nao-kun or anything, but I’m firmly in the Matsunaga-san camp!!
….And, when Nao-kun’s turn was over, finally it switched over to the continuation from last time, but I was already so overwhelmed with emotions!! (sparkle) The kindness of Matsunaga-san, who accepted Shiharu-tan’s worries without judgment and said that he understands how painful it is for her, makes my heart beat out of control (hearts) (*´∀｀*)
Matsunaga-san is the best! Especially the scene where he embraced her, saying “…But——… It’s no good. Akane and Aoi… and me too, if we don’t have Nakamura-san…” ——It was so moe, I almost died!! ( ﾟдﾟ )
The climax [of the chapter] was on the last page, where Shiharu-tan has a monologue in which she says “I… love Matsunaga-san…” Wa~~~h! At last, Shiharu-tan finally realized it!! This final monologue totally knocked me out…….
The journey to this point, was so long. This, was truly a divine chapter. I’m looking forward to the next chapter so much I think I’m going to die! And then, what I’m worrying about right now is the fact that I definitely can’t lend this divine chapter of Love So Life to my older brother, who loves Matsunaga-san so much, even more than me. When he reads it, my older brother will definitely make a huge fuss. ‘Cause, with the ending of the last chapter, he got so over whelmed from shock that he couldn’t speak…
[Love So Life <Chapter 57>]
Continuing from the development in the last chapter, I thought that this would be the story of the twins doing shichi-go-san, but instead Rio, Takeru-kun and everyone went “fall color hunting”! (Matsunaga-san didn’t participate.)
This chapter was full of doki-doki moments on Aoi-kun’s part!!
Saying “Please marry Ao-kun!”—he’s too cute, right?!
It’s not just me who was totally knocked out by this line….. Because Shiharu-tan, without thinking, said “Yes…”
How should I say… This is getting dangerous! Matsunaga-san’s strongest rival has appeared!! Even so, perhaps Matsunaga-san is no match for Aoi-kun?!
But, in the end when Matsunaga-san came home from work, Shiharu-tan got all flustered after all. Girls in love are so cute (*´∀｀*)
[Love So Life <Chapter 58>]
It was the story of Akane-chand and Aoi-kun doing shichi-go-san (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shichi_Go_San) but in any event, the twins were SO CUTE, I was totally knocked out! Their shichi-go-san kimono were just so cute! I wanted to take rolls and rolls of pictures!!
And then there’s Matsunaga-san! It’s totally fine by normal standard to tell Shiharu-tan that her dress is “cute”! Don’t be so concerned about morals! With Shiharu as your partner, you should attack more aggressively! (sweatdrop)
[Love So Life <Chapter 59>]
Finally restarting [after an entire month of no new chapters]; I’ve been waiting this whole time! Starting with this chapter [we get to see more of] Matsunaga-san’s past!!
Due to Shiharu-tan’s recent behavior, Matsunaga-san has also become more conscious of her, but he’s desperately employing all his reasoning ability to control his emotions. The source of him developing this kind of personality, we find out, was during his early childhood.
Anyways, what I was really surprised at is that in this chapter Matsunaga-san’s older brother, Kouichi-san, reappears!
He’s finally shown, the twins’ papa!!
Anyways, he looks exactly like Matsunaga-san! Which means, he’s totally gorgeous!! (sparkle)
In the deteriorated family situation in which he was raised, Matsunaga-san spent a lot of time sad and alone. It seems that Kouichi-san also became unable to hold much expectations for his cold family…
Normally, this series has a lot of cute stories that warm the heart, but Matsunaga-san’s story this time weighs heavily on my heart. I knew that Kouichi-san’s disappearance had to do with the shock of his wife’s death, but now that I read the details properly written down in the manga, it’s really painful…
Also, how should I say it… In the author notes of this chapter, she wrote “I was worried about drawing the older Matsunaga brother, but in order to turn towards the conclusion, I drew it.” But, what, what?! We’re turning towards the conclusion?! ( ﾟдﾟ )
Personally, I can’t accept any ending other than Matsunaga-san and Shiharu-tan getting married, having kid(s) and creating a happy family!
One more thing, the depiction of 9 year old Matsunaga-san practicing riding a bicycle with Kouichi-san was so Moe! (*´∀｀*)