The tragic love story of Usui’s parents.
In this chapter, Usui learns the story of his parents’ love from the butler and his mother’s diary. She is a rich heiress of a duke who falls in love with Usui’s father, Yuu, who is a butler in the castle. After being forced to marry a richer man and having the young Gerard, Patricia is diagnosed with a terminal disease. She tearfully tells Yuu that she is going to die and that she has always loved him. After she has his child in secret, Patricia dies and Yuu and Takumi are shunned from the castle.
In present day, Gerard explains that this story is why he hates Usui. Usui says he doesn’t regret anything because he was able to meet Misaki. Meanwhile, Misaki fails at her manners lessons, but is determined to keep going in order to make it to Usui in Britain.
I really liked the plot of this chapter because the love story was really cute and sad. Usui’s father being a butler also explained his penchant for serving fancy dinners. It was also nice to understand why Gerard hated Usui so much, especially because Gerard inherited his mother’s ill health. I also thought Usui handled things pretty well considering his parents’ tragic past. He was shocked, but he kept his mind on Misaki in order to keep his cool.
I am more concerned for Misaki, who is trying to prove herself worthy of Usui. I’m sure that she’ll do really well when she goes to Britain, but she needs to meet up with Usui and remember that she doesn’t have to prove anything. She is already completely worthy of him and he doesn’t think any different. I just hope that she keeps her Misaki fire amidst all the nobles and sticks by her boyfriend. They give each other strength and I don’t want her to get demoralized.
I’m looking forward to the next chapter because Misaki looks like she may be ready for Britain soon. There is also a party happening which always creates drama. Hopefully Usui can figure out how to deal with his family soon and get back to Misaki quickly.
GO Rating: 4/5