( Just in time for the new year =D )
There's quite a bit in this chapter =) I'm sorry if my Tsubasa/Mikan love is oozing from the lines XD Just to set the record straight, I don't want them as a romantic couple, but I really like their relationship now.
I think Ruka mentioned somewhere that everyone in Natsume's family had the fire Alice, but I wonder if the explosion Alice that Shiki has was Kaoru's Alice? Then again, Kaoru must have died quite a while after Yukihira died, since Natsume's the same age (maybe a few months older) than Mikan, and he has a sister a few years younger... So she probably won't come to grief when Yukihira does...
I would be very =/ if Mikan attempts to change the events that lead to Yukihira's death. I know we haven't had a proper death in Gakuen Alice
and everyone's young which usually means a young audience, so authors tend not to like killing characters...but this is Hana to Yume
we're talking about, not Ribon
, so it's not beyond the magazine's calibre to have likeable characters dying in gruesome ways.