Beni’s Side Story: Beni is walking with her two friends. They tell her that her cellphone strap is cute. Beni says that it’s quite good and it is.. She notices Sou walking in the same street that she quickly waves at him, and calls his name. Sou doesn’t look happy to see Beni. Beni happily tells him that it must be fate that she coincidentally met up with him. She asks him if he is going home, and does he want to walk together. Sou refuses. Beni says that it is alright, anyway, they live in the same apartment. Sou says that he is going to meet with someone, and kids should go home together with kids. Then, his phone rings so Sou answers it. Sou bids goodbye to pouting Beni. While Sou walking away, he tells the other party that he will be there soon. Beni’s friend asks her if that is the guy she likes, and what does she like about him. The other friend says that he is indeed handsome but he has a cold-hearted attitude, that he seems scary. Beni looks at Sou’s cellphone and it has the cellphone strap that she gave him before on his birthday. [<- Chapter 5] Beni tells them that what she likes about Sou..is a secret♥♥♥ because if she tells them, everyone would like him♪ This puzzles the others. The end. From the present chapter 37, Sou no longer has that cellphone strap on his cellphone. I wonder if Beni still has a one-sided crush on him.
Mashiro’s Side Story: This one is from what happened in chapter 14, when Mashiro accompanies Sou and Anna to go see Hinata in Tokyo. At the highway, Anna asks about Mashiro not meeting up with Rin, Sou’s sister. Mashiro looks nervous. Sou says that is right, compared to them, Rin ought to be his childhood friend, and they are born in the same year. There is a chart showing that Rin and Mashiro are born in the same year. Then, it is Sou, Anna and Hinata. Then, last, is Beni. Mashiro nervously says, “Rin..she..” Flashback: Mashiro is hanging out in his room with his friends. One of his friends held a letter and exclaimed that it is amazing, that someone still writes a love letter at this age. He liked it because it is more feminine rather than just sending a text message. Mashiro took the letter and told him not to read it for it will betray the girl’s striving hard to get courage [to give this]. Another friend said that he is pretending. The other friend said that Mashiro would once again pretend to understand the feelings of the other party, and make that girl be filled with anticipation, even if he doesn’t want to go steady with anyone. Folding the letter, Mashiro said, ‘even so ♪’ Mashiro is 15 years old then. He likes girls especially girls who like him but he hates being hold down that he doesn’t want to have a girlfriend. Lying down on his bed, Mashiro said that another way of saying it is, he admires girls that he couldn’t refuse them, and all girls are valuable and cute darlings. One of his friends said that it isn’t so. They talked about two beautiful girls who can be their girlfriends but they like Mashiro. One of the guys exclaims that there is still Nagase Rin, who is very beautiful. This surprises Mashiro. They asked him if Rin has not confessed to him. Thinking that even if they are childhood friends [she has not], Mashiro said ya. One of his friends said that Rin isn’t the type of girl who likes Mashiro. Rin gives an aura of ‘guys are all stupid and boring’, and she must have equated ‘Mashiro’ as an arrogant guy. In short, she isn’t like those other girls. Mashiro admitted that he doesn’t like that kind of girl who is not cute at all. His three friends exclaimed that they aren’t forcing him, Rin is just different. Then, they joked around about making a bet of making Rin confess to Mashiro. If Mashiro is able to do it, one of his friends will run around the school in his underwear. The other one will wear a bra, and the other one will run naked.