Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on January 27, 2011
Cover: “With Nanoka in the classroom, I won’t be all alone right?!” Thank you for the support, it is now the series’ second year. Narration: “On Sou’s 16th birthday, there are two meteorites that hit my head then, it was over. Two days after, there are no traces of peace within my mind.” While eating breakfast, Anna becomes depressed over what Sou said regarding keeping some distance between them temporarily. She then blushes after remembering Hinata telling her that Sou is stupid for he didn’t thought that he [Hinata] might make a move on her. Anna suddenly screams out loud that it shocks her parents. Her poor father had spit out the coffee he is drinking. Her mother shouts at her what’s up with her to suddenly do that. Tense and worried, her mother says that these past two nights, Anna has also been acting weird. “Is there really no problem at all? It’s also vacation [no school day] yet you are wearing your uniform..” Flustered Anna shouts for her mother not to overly worry about that because even if there is no school, she still has club activity so she has to wear her uniform. With that, Anna leaves the house. Going to school and riding on the train, Anna thinks, “I’m already at my limit. So many things had happened that no matter how I think about it, I cannot calm myself down. Regarding Sou, no matter how many times I thought of it, it really pains my heart that I couldn’t bear it. It is obvious that being like this can be quite exhausting. Then, Hinata at that time.. what the heck does that mean?! Kissing me on the cheek!! He never did that when we were young, right?! What’s up with Hinata all of a sudden?! What was he thinking all of a sudden?! I totally cannot cope up with the current situation!” Anna moans as she holds her arms up on the train’s door. Soon, she is standing in front of the clubroom. Anna hears laughter inside that she thinks that Nanoka and Aya are already inside. “There is a huge possibility that Aya-chan will ask about Sou’s birthday.. and they also helped me a lot. But how am I to tell them..” She doesn’t want to tell them that she doesn’t want to talk about it since she doesn’t want to keep it a secret. “It is only that I have not sorted out myself yet!!” Anna becomes tense when she overhears the others wondering why Anna hasn’t arrived yet and could it be that she has forgotten about it. Anna decides to go in since they are going to send her a text message.
After Hinata hangs up the phone, he is looking at his rough storyboard. He is startled when Anna takes his picture. He goes into shock that Anna is still there. Anna happily exclaims, “How cool!! [That] I wanted to take Kazami’s picture!!” Hinata goes ‘huh’. Nanoka asks if she is referring to the Shashin Koshien. Aya says that it a good idea for they are beginners who doesn’t have any photo taking skills. If they are to win the elimination round, they need a good and new story outline [/theme for the pictures] is very important. “It is also quite rare to use a high school mangaka as the subject for photography. It could also give others a deeper impression about the pictures.” Nanoka happily embraces Aya and exclaims no wonder she’s Aya [that’s a good idea]. Aya asks what Hinata thinks. Anna asks, “Kazami-kun, can you be our model?!” Scowling Hinata bluntly says, “..I refuse.” Nanoka looks irritated while the two other girls’ smiles are just..ah frozen, it seems. Soon, after school dismissal, Anna is walking at the hallway. She thinks that of course Hinata will refuse for he did told her to keep it a secret. “But, since then, [I/we] do not have any other thing that [I/we] want to take a picture of.” Then, her cellphone rings. It is an email from Hinata. “I’m going to eat dinner at Mashiro’s place. It will be omrice [rice within an omelete] (‘ワ’)/ I’m going to leave my stomach empty before going. *runs away*” After looking surprised, Anna somewhat smiles and thinks that ever since Sou’s birthday, Hinata starts to earnestly write her emails and calls her up. Anna muses what’s up that colorful language he used, it’s so cute. “Happy at one side, I cannot help but think, ‘why?’, although it should just be [his way] of helping me to cheer up. I still don’t know if Hinata still remembers about my confession last year..” Anna is surprised when she sees Sou, coming out of the classroom. Sou is telling some guy that he has work. The guy says about going to have fun at his work but Sou declines. Looking at Sou’s back, Anna sadly thinks that it seems as if she is hearing Sou’s voice from afar and it is as if he is someone whom she doesn’t know. “The more I do not want to hear, the more it goes into my ear.” She didn’t notice that Hinata comes out of the other door of the classroom and is watching her. Hinata turns around and walks away. Then, he takes out his cellphone to call Aya. Aya is delighted that Hinata has finally agreed to be their model. After Aya thanks him, Hinata says, “But, on contrary, there is also something that I want to ask [a favor/condition].”