Chapter 228 Discussion *Spoilers*
Translated by RandomGuy from Animesuki (I got rid of the Japanese to save some space, as this spoiler is longer than usual):
The chapter looks like a really solid development for Apple Juice, though I don't get what's going on with Lala at the end.
Was Burger [parody of "Mos Burger"]
Imadori pesters them for Dojibiron merch. [toys in the kids' meals?]
Ichi is in a bad spot, as usual.
Her part-time coworker, a college student named Suzuki, appears.
He deals lightly with Imadori, then cheerfully converses with Ichi about this and that
Seeing that, Imadori, unable to stay quiet, leaves the place.
Ichi does not look especially disappointed.
3 hours later. Imadori, at a clothing store.
Suzuki, from before, and a friend are there together.
Imadori is annoyed for some reason and tries to leave, but the voice of Suzuki, who has a girlfriend and wants to have Ichi as nothing more than a "playmate", reaches his ears.
The next day, at school.
Imadori questions Ichijou about her relationship with Suzuki.
Though Ichi doesn't want to talk about it, she looks quite happy.
Imadori thinks on the terrace. He contemplates Ichi's body, briefly.
And instantly an image of Ichi and Suzuki crosses his mind.
Becoming more and more irritated, he goes around inviting other girls on dates, as revenge.
But, this particular time isn't good for any of them.
"Hm? If it's him/her, then it's certain..." [not sure how to interpret this part]
Suddenly, Lala delivers a blow with her knee
Startled, Imadori relates his objective.
He raises his guard, assuming she'll hit him
But nothing hapens.
Thinking it strange, he raises his eyes, and
Lala says "R- really?" with a heart-pounding expression.