Akatsuki no Yona chap 140-141
I really don’t know where to start. If you’re going to read this, get ready for some mindblowing spoilers, ‘kay? First off, I was really shocked at how King Il knew about Yona being King Hiryuu’s incarnate. Yes. He knew. But… that leads me to wonder…why he would forbid Yona from using weapons. Being a princess had nothing to do with it. We could also say it was because of her mother. Being assassinated and all. But what about what Su-won had previously said to Yona, the night of her Father’s death?
“Do you understand? The king who forbade the use of weapons, drove a sword through my father, his brother.”
Whether that happened or not, I’m sure would have something to do with it as well. Though, personally, I doubt it. In chapter 140, it left us off with Yona giving Su-won a fierce and slightly intimidating gaze, he returning a fair shocked one. Perhaps, he thinks that Yona is still the stubborn, yet timid girl he once knew. She has gone through too much to still be that way. She’s experienced everything she couldn’t in the palace. I’m not sure Su-won realizes he was part of that harsh experience, which is why I believe she could never bring herself to love him that way again. I’m also rather fond of how determined she was. As much as that’s been said in this blog, and perhaps many others, it’ll never get old because she’s always shedding a new leaf.
Without giving too many details, spoiling, but nonetheless, it was revealed that Su-won also knew what his Father did all the years ago, which he disclosed to Yona, who had asked. What threw me off my rocker, and Su-won, too, no doubt, was her reply.
“I see now…why Uncle Yu-hon did not become king.”
A look of disbelief…and perhaps mild annoyance passed over Su-won’s face. Now, normally, I’m sure Yona would have been slightly intimidated by his reaction but she merely noted how that had been the first time his feeling were so plainly planted on his face. So, taking it back a little, to the day of her 16th birthday. The smile that he constantly wore. It makes me wonder how real it was. I know…that some part of that; the airy, nonchalance; is in fact part of him. But some of it was a facade. It had to be. I’m also sorta concerned about this Kye-sook character. He seems to be another Ju-doh, only, he’s concerned with Yona, not Hak. Is Ju-doh still as fervently against Hak? I must say, I was very tickled by how he tried to get Su-won to leave, to which he disagreed.
At some point, Lili stepped in, as you remember in the last chapter, she was told about the troops and more than likely knew that Yona would be there. If she didn’t know, that bold spirit of her’s was going to confront him about it. Some chapters ago, Lili had asked Su-won if he had a special person, to which he replied that he knew nothing of romance or anything like that…but he did, in fact, like people. That, by itself is a very plain statement, and could really mean anything. So, it’s extremely complex. Does he like Hak? Does he like Lili? I think asking if he likes Yona is a bit irrelevant. He, at most, tolerates her, as he tossed her aside the night after she confessed.
The night after.
And when she found him out, or rather when he told her, holding a bloodied sword in front of the corpse of her father, he showed no sympathy and justified his actions.
Maybe, he feels bad for her, knowing what it’s like to loose your only family member in immediate relation, but he feels no remorse for murdering him. I think that’s what fuels Hak’s anger, too. After Lili stepped in, Yona persuaded Su-won to settle things peacefully, he agreed.
With Hak and Vold, back at the border, I believe, some black cloaked men showed up. Vold excused them as “nobles of opposition that support Princess Tao”.
But with the look that Hak gave, I would not trust them as easily.
SO. I didn’t give away EVERYTHING. But that was the bulk of all that happened. So, you may have varying opinions of everything, and that’s entirely okay.
As always, Thank you Ms. Kusanagi for your hard work.