The 70th Suggestion: I Love You (好きだぜ, Suki daze) is the seventieth chapter of the series Medaka Box.
A flashback to Hakobune Middle School; losing herself to her anger, Medaka beat Kumagawa until he begged for her to stop. He left the school afterward. Back in the present, Zenkichi tries to regain his composure after being blinded, but finds he cannot stop shaking. As Zenkichi trembles before him, Kumgawa asks him how he could believe closing his eyes would make him stronger. Zenkichi's attempts to resume his offensive end in failure. Medaka asks Naze if there is anything Zenkichi can do. When Naze asks why Medaka never told her about Kumagawa's All Fiction, Medaka states it was not an ability he had in middle school. Hitomi states that Kumagawa could not use All Fiction at age four, and that it has probably come about due to something he lost in the previous three years. As Zenkichi struggles, Naze calls out encouragement to him. Hitomi is impressed by Naze's quick assessment of the situation. As Zenkichi flails about, Kumagawa admits that he cannot use All Fiction freely, or risk erasing the entire world. He then offers to restore Zenkichi's eyesight if Zenkichi becomes his friend. Naze is shocked to hear Kumagawa suggest he can make nothing itself nothing. Medaka admits that, for the sake of breaking Zenkichi, Kumagawa will make the impossible possible. At Kumagawa's offer to restore his eyesight in return for his friendship, Zenkichi thinks to himself that he should agree, having already won the match. Zenkichi rejects Kumagawa however, resolving to defeat him now. Naze is impressed when Zenkichi refuses to break even in the face of Kumagawa's temptation. Kumagawa attacks, only to be repelled. Zenkichi tells Medaka he had a fun school life, who tells him to stop talking as if he is going to die. Zenkichi confesses his love to Medaka, then knocks Kumagawa back before stomping down to send the netting to the bottom of the pit. Naze is amazed by Zenkichi's ploy, recognizing that even Kumagawa will not be able to handle the vipers' venom. Kumagawa recoils as the snakes attach themselves to his body, but prepares to use All Fiction to save himself. Zenkichi stops him however, and Kumagawa can only tearfully beg Zenkichi to spare him as the snakes envelope them both.
Characters in Order of Appearance
|Chapters||062. I'm Not a Hero • 063. The Minus 13's Class Motto • 064. I'll Do It • 065. The Student Body President of Hakoniwa Academy Is • 066. What of It? • 067. We Are the Student Council • 068. It's About Accepting • 069. You Have Become Stronger • 070. I Love You|