Koharu blushes when Natsuki tells her that he can’t help mind as to who is the one she likes. Koharu wonders if Natsuki is jealous, jealous over the one she likes. To Natsuki’s surprise, Koharu starts laughing as she thinks that the one she likes is obviously him. Natsuki’s heart beat upon seeing her smile. Koharu looks at him and turns away saying that it is a secret. She tells Conan that they are going. While Koharu walks away with the dog, Natsuki exclaims that isn’t fair for he told her [about the one he likes]. Koharu turns to him and makes a face [stick out tongue] at him. Natsuki shouts for her to wait but Koharu playfully tells Conan that they should run and escape. As Natsuki catches up to Koharu, Koharu thinks that even if her love is one-sided, a love that cannot be returned, but it is a love that can make her feel happy. As tired Conan rests in his dog house, Natsuki calls out to Koharu. About to enter the house, Koharu tells him that she said that it is a secret. Natsuki says that it isn’t that, they are going to buy a cellphone together tomorrow. “It is to protect your safety. This is a childhood friend’s order.” Koharu blushes. She tells him that he is overly protective and speaking of that, he should be saying that to Aki. Natsuki tells her to shut up and don’t worry about that, quickly go home. Koharu smiles and thanks him. Koharu thinks that to be given this kind of importance, in the end, it’s good to be childhood friends. At a cellphone store, the childhood friends are awed over the dazzling line up of cellphones. Koharu says that there are so many phones, so which one is good. Natsuki suggests that they do it based on feeling. Natsuki suddenly picks up a cellphone and exclaims that he wants this one. Surprised Koharu exclaims that he decided on it quite fast. While Koharu is choosing, a girl is telling her friend about wanting to have lovers’ cellphone for using the same cellphone feels like conjugal love. The other girl says that she wants a smartphone so that it will be a pair together with her boyfriend. Koharu’s ear enlarges while eavesdropping on them.
PS. Asahi’s Halftone Circle will be continuing this series, chapter 15 is already out.