[Chapter 84 is missing so I’ll just skip that.]
Chapter 83: It is December. Ayu calls out to Maria to do her homework for her since Maria seems to be idle. Tossing some booklets on Maria’s table, Ayu tells Maria that her parents bought her books on school exercises and since it is troublesome, she’ll leave it all for Maria to do. Maria calls out to Ayu that Ayu asks if she has complaints. Just when Maria is about to say something, black hair dyed Shintaro comes in and asks Maria if she likes his new image for he believes that Maria has a thing for black hair. Then, Yuusuke comes in and interrupts him by asking Maria if she is free after school, and would she want to study with everyone because his grades from the last exam are in the red and if he didn’t do his best, he will be in trouble. Maria looks at them and says that Shin is already gone for a few months, so even if they don’t do that, she also won’t be lonely anymore. The three are flustered for Maria realized their intention. She tells Ayu that there is no need for her to make her [Maria] do all sorts of things. She tells Shintaro that she is already happy so he can dye his hair back to its original color. She tells Yuusuke that his grades aren’t in the red last exam so he shouldn’t say a lie that would belittle himself. She adds but then, their exams grades are in some danger and speaking of that, Tomoyo who isn’t there yet. While in her ‘lovely transform’ pose, Maria tells them that she will kindly teach them their schoolwork. The others look tense since Maria will go Spartan on them but Shintaro seems to be anticipating it. =P Later on, Maria goes to the roof and thinks that when she just separated with Shin, she was so lonely that she couldn’t sleep. She takes out her cellphone and listens to Shin’s Ave Maria song. Maria thinks that it always pains her when she listens to Shin’s song on her phone but.. Maria notices Yuusuke that she quickly closes her flip phone and asks him what’s up. Yuusuke smiles and says that he is just strolling. Maria looks at him and says that he’s lying again for he obviously came so that she won’t be all alone by herself. Yuusuke denies it but Maria insists that he is lying for he would always say ‘everyone together’ go do something. Yuusuke tells her that it is more fun if everyone is together. He smiles and asks if they should return to class. Maria says okay, they should go study. Maria thinks that Yuusuke is always smiling and not asking any question. By herself, she had naturally went back in her circle of friends.