Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on October 4, 2010
At the library, Tsubaki is busy thinking which university she plans to go to. She wonders out loud as to what school would be her first choice. Kyouta, who is reading a magazine, tells her to take it easy since they are still in their second year’s third semester. Tsubaki exclaims that of course, she cannot because what if she wasn’t able to get a recommendation. She won’t repeat that disastrous mistake again [<- entering high school] and she will definitely get a recommendation. She says that it is very good for him to have no worries at all since he only wants to get in Todai [Tokyo University]. Kyouta is surprised and he asks if he didn’t tell her. “I won’t be taking exams to get in Todai.” Tsubaki laughs and tells him that he has finally seen reality because for someone from their school, to aim for Todai, is really overestimating one’s capabilities too much. Kyouta angrily puts the magazine on her head and tells her that it isn’t like that. Tsubaki removes the magazine from her head and asks him what his problem is. Kyouta tells her that he wanted to go to Todai is because of that professor. In the magazine, there is a feature of a professor named Kaminaga Takeshi [invented name based on the kanji.] Kyouta tells Tsubaki that last year, that professor has already left to a different university so he is going to take the entrance test to that school. Tsubaki asks which school. She then sees on the article that Takeshi is currently teaching in Aomiya University. She looks surprised then asks if Aomiya University is the one in Kyoto. Kyouta smiles and says yes. Tsubaki looks at him in disbelief as she wonders how he could even smile like that when they would obviously might separate after graduation. While Kyouta is looking away while leaning on the table, he asks, “..Tsubaki, you don’t want me to go to Kyoto, right?”
She exclaims in surprised when Kyouta drops the drink he is holding. Kyouta happily hugs her and says that he’ll definitely go. “[Or rather,] I should say, ah..you are really great.” Tsubaki blushes and tries to tell him that everyone is looking at them. Kyouta tells her that he is actually quite startled. Tsubaki is puzzled. He tells her that it is because she is acting strange after he told her that he was going to study college in Kyoto. Holding her shoulder, he says that he never imagined that she would help him to that extent and what she did really made him happy. “I’m really thankful [to you].” Tsubaki puts on a smile and holds his hand that was holding his shoulder. She tells him that the choice of helping one’s boyfriend is inevitable as a girlfriend. “So, as a boyfriend, Tsubaki-kun..regarding the issue of separating, even a little bit is okay..[I] hope that you’ll also feel a bit lonely. That way..I can feel like supporting you more from the bottom of my heart. Then..let’s do our best for the [entrance] exams..” Tsubaki turns around to leave with a tear in her eye. She stops when Kyouta asks what’s with that separation thing. “Is Tokyo that far from Kyoto?” Shaking in shock, Tsubaki tells him that Kyoto is in Kansai. Kyouta says that isn’t the issue. “Even if I went to a Kyoto university, if I wanted to see you, then I’ll quickly go and see you so I totally won’t feel lonely at all. So, I feel that it is nonsense to be troubled about this issue of me going to Kyoto..” Flustered Tsubaki tells him that he is the only one who thinks that way for any normal person would think that Kyoto is really far away. Kyouta casually says that it isn’t far. Tsubaki exclaims that it is. Kyouta tells her that they go verify it then. While holding up the note she gave him, Kyouta asks, “How about you go with me to Kyoto?” So, it has been decided that they will go on a trip to Kyoto on Saturday.