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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fruits Basket Chapter 116

Well Fruits Basket chapter 116 is finally out and to me at least it was semi interesting. It was a continuation of the last chapter about Momiji's freedom from the curse. Akito upon feeling the curse has been lifted on Momiji runs to his house within the Sohma complex, Akito then proceeds to ask Momiji not to leave her. Momiji then looks at Akito with pity wondering how this one person can possibly bind him, this weak and frail person. Akito hating the looks that Momiji is giving her demands that he stop looking at her like that. Momiji tells Akito to just return to her room and that he will not tell anyone that he has been freed from the curse. Meanwhile at school the gang is looking for Momiji and he is no where to be found, meanwhile from a window on the otherside of the school Momiji stares at Tohru. Kyo who runs into Momiji mentions that he looks a little different. Momiji then asks Kyo how would he react to know that the curse had been lifted from him hypothetically speaking. Kyo confused by the question was unable to give a decent answer, but the Momiji goes on to say that Tohru would be much happier if the curse had been broken on Kyo, she would be even more happier then if the curse had been broken on him(Momiji). Momiji goes on to say that he is the one feeling devestated, to this Kyo responds that he does not want to know that sort of thing from him. Momiji then goes to Akito to apologize for telling her to go back to her room. Momiji then tells Akito that he will no longer remain by her side, that she can no longer bind him anymore. Akito calls him a traitor and tells him that he has no family to return to and that he would never be happy going back to them. Momiji the thinks to himself that even though the curse is lifted her feels more lonely then ever, the bond that connected him to everyone has been broken. Momiji flashbacks to the morning remembers how he ran into his mother, she barely recognized him as she comments on how much he has grown. Momiji's mother then tells Momiji that she and the family will be going on a family vacation and asks if Momiji will be going with his family on a vacation somewhere. Momiji thinking that his happiness may be somewhere in the future tells his mother that he will be going on vacation with his family. The flashback is broken with Akito yelling at Momiji to get lost. As Momiji leaves he remembers his mother telling him that morning to have a nice trip and good luck.

My Thoughts
Well this chapter I felt was pretty bittersweet. I mean though Momiji is free from the curse he is still in many ways bound by other things. It is sad that he realizes that Tohru will never come to love him the way she loves Kyo; and how heartbreaking was that scene when his mother asks him if he will be going on a trip with his family. The other thing I found interesting was that Momiji felt lonely no longer connected to anyone involved with the curse. If Momiji feels this way it suprises me that besides Akito none of the other zodiac members have noticed there connection with Momiji severed; especially Kyo, I would have thought that would have noticed that Momiji has been set free, it seems that Kyo treats momiji like a little annoying brother. Perhaps Haru noticed since he was the one looking for Momiji, but who knows. Also Kudos to Momiji for choosing to leave Akito, the way he saw her before the curse broke and how he sees her now I find very interesting. I wonder if Kureno views Akito the same way, I wonder if it is pity that keeps Kureno by Akito's side.


  • At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Nanette said…

    thank you so much for the summary ^___^
    CanĀ“t wait til they get scanlaited

    Once again thank you ^__~

  • At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for posting this summary! Even though I read it on the Fruitygroup, I love how you keep up on it on this site, too.

  • At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wahhhhhhh! Poor Momiji!
    I kind of feel sorry for him.
    I am also sad that it wasn't kyo who was freed(it would save Tohru from her misery)! :)

    Thanks for the awesome sum.s!

  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Emilie said…

    Thank youuuuuuu!!!
    But I really would like to read it... someone know where I can find the scan? (with an english trad. of course :p )

  • At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i feel so SORRY for momiji......... wahh.

  • At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thank u so much for this reviling and heartbreaking summary. it seems that the long time momiji spent with tohru, his feelings started to grow? once more thank u for spending ur time 2 write this summary...


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