This volume has a lot of drama in it; fortunately, it's focused on Muto Ashirogi and doesn't involve their respective love interests. It seems like the future isn't going to be great for Muto Ashirogi when Takagi decides to work on Loveta and Mashiro decides to work on the one shot alone (he's seeking to test his skills as an artist). However, Takagi's absence from the partnership was done with the aim of improving his skills as a writer and, thus, it is only temporary. So it seems like life is back on track for Muto Ashirogi when a new potential rival appears on the scene. I'm looking forward to the next volume to see what comes of this new potential rival and what it will mean for MA.