Kent revises his way of saying that by telling them that he wants to cherish the time together with Ayane so he doesn’t have extra energy to do two things at the same time and he doesn’t want Ayane to feel uneasy because he is having fun with some other girl. The fangirls realize that he isn’t the same as before, they tearfully cry that he really cherish Ayane, they understand, even if it is lonely, they support his happiness. They tell him to cherish Ayane. They tell Ayane that they’ll leave Kent to her. Before leaving, the fangirls tell Kent that he is welcome to come back if he is single again and they’ll lend him their chest to him if he encountered a painful thing. Ayane asks Kent if that is alright. He says yes. She blushes and thanks him. Kent tells them that they should go. At the shrine, Ryu tells Chizuru to be careful for it is slippery. It seems that he offered his hand and this made Chizuru start screaming. He asks what it is and she says that it is nothing. Among the crowd, Chizuru thinks that he shouldn’t have done that, no, she wants him to do that. While commenting to each other that there are a lot of people there, Chizuru felt her shoulder on Ryu’s. She looks at him. this made Ryu embarrassed for he noticed her looking. Chizuru thinks that she likes Ryu and it is impossible not to like him. She wonders what he is thinking, and what is she thinking. It is almost 20 minutes before midnight. While Sawako looks out the window, her parents are talking about the delicious noodles that Sawko made, it is always snowing, and the White Team won in the Red&White program. They are excited for it is almost the time when Sawako was born. Sawako looks at her cellphone again when it suddenly rings. He tells her that he is right outside her house. Sawako quickly goes to meet him. She is happy that she is able to finally meet him. He apologizes for suddenly dropping by without calling. She invites him in and her parents ask if he wants to eat the noodles. He apologizes for coming late but he’ll quickly leave. Sawako’s mother pushes her husband away so that the two can be alone. Holding a small ribbon box, Shouta greets her a happy 17th birthday. She asks if she can open it. It is a necklace with a small star pendant. She tries to put it on but has difficulty doing so. While wearing the gloves that she gave him, Shouta offers to help her. Then, he gets embarrassed over saying that. He also had difficulty over it since his fingers are quite cold stiff but, he finally manages to put it on her. He says that it is very cute. Then, he gets embarrassed over being so nervous that he is saying everything out loud. Covering his face, Shouta tells her that no matter what, he wants to give it to her today. Sawako thanks him and says that she’s very happy. He bids her goodbye and, see you tomorrow. Just as Shouta is going out, Sawako shouts that White Team won. Shouta smiles and thanks her. While she watches him leave, Sawako thinks that the curtain of being 17 years old is raised. She holds the pendant and thinks that this year, a special night had passed.
Comment: So, Kent is serious about Ayane and he is really winning her heart. Things are still a bit awkward between Ryu and Chizuru but they are getting there soon. Of course, things are going quite smoothly with the main couple. So, probably the next chapter will be their hatsumode date. Scans by 夜莺工作室.
Quote of the day:
Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ~ Victor Hugo