「能力者ＶＳ．無能力者 ＰＡＲＴ3」 (Nouryoku-sha VS. Munouryoku-sha PART 3)
“Talented vs. Talentless Part 3”
Now that’s what I’m talking about. High tensions; grand showdowns; risk of shocking death: oh darling, it’s climax time. Of course we probably won’t be getting too much in the way of Nana meeting her rightful demise—have to keep this story trundling along for a while yet—but as a bit of a hint as to what the next stage has planned? I think we’ll be getting that and then some.
As mentioned last time the major risk to Nana would be her house of lies falling in on itself from growing too large and that looks to be what has finally transpired. The girl has had incredible (if calculated) luck so far thanks to shrewd decision making and taking advantage of opportunities as they arise, but maintaining such perfection becomes near impossible when pressed for time—as oh so succinctly happened here. Nevertheless have to hand it to her; quickly taking advantage of Kirara’s ability and her immediate feelings towards Kaori damn near got her out of dodge with attention firmly focused on Kirara (not to mention slyly abusing Kyouya’s growing suspicion). At least until one tiny little latch upset the whole plan and gave Kyouya everything he needed to start unravelling the thread.
Considering five episodes remain (not including further manga material) the big unknown from this confrontation is just how Nana will get out of it. The easy out is Nana not having Kirara’s phone on her of course, but given the responses and utter shock at work I think that can mostly be ruled out. More likely is something else upsetting the moment and giving Nana just enough time to cover her tracks—you know, like maybe Michiru embracing her inner puppy and going for Kyouya’s ankle. Or even Mogou or Seiya in a valiant effort to protect dear leader, but if going this route bets for me are firmly on our little healer given how overtly concerned she’s been of late. These sorts of thriller cliffhangers are always solved through the most unexpected of methods, and nothing says surprise like Kyouya suddenly having the deal with a bodyguard in addition to the mastermind.
Well, unless Nana does actually get caught with some incriminating evidence and proves Kyouya right. Now that would be something to behold.