Pin starts laughing and tells her not to put on make-up during the interview and taking her picture for passport, because if not, she would be thought of as a substitute for the difference is quite great. He dismisses her that she angrily says thank you. She returns to the classroom to find Kent waiting for her. While walking, it turns out that Kent is also going to the college where she is going. Kent is excited over this that he wants for them to graduate soon. After saying that it is still a year before they graduate, she comments that he is always optimistic for she only has to think of this issue of going to college, she felt very pressured. He asks her what her junior high is like. She says that junior high is volleyball. She became the setter when she is obviously isn’t for that but she made the team. She mentioned something about after recovering, there is no one following her. [<- Not sure if it is recovered from a hit or from how the team just decided a position which isn’t suitable for her]. There is a guy, her classmate, whom a teammate likes but he came running and confessed to her [Ayane] instead. She rejected him since she doesn’t like him but this made her teammates displeased. She had told them that she didn’t like the guy but they blame her about that girl being pitiful and started to scold her for it. So, before the last big match, she quit the team. She decided to totally give up the team and her teammates, and none of them took an exam to this school. She says this reason is quite awful and quite silly. He asks that she could have gone to a faraway place. Ayane says that she has misgivings about leaving home since she isn’t good at dorm and social-type of living. Kent happily says that thanks to that, he was able to meet her. Ayane asks him what’s good about her. Kent says everything, of course, everything. She says that she doesn’t quite like herself. Kent asks for her hand. While holding her hand to him, Kent says, “I like this awkward Ayane. Like[/love] Forever.” Ayane[?] says “..when I was young, I’m quick-witted and fundamentally can do anything-” Kent adds, “But, ..still very awkward.” And, they lean closer to kiss. Then, the next day[?], Ryu comes out of the interview room. He goes to the classroom where Shouta is planning to wait until Sawako is finished with her interview. Luckily, his father is out for today. Ryu tells Chizuru that he’s finished and Pin is calling her. After she left, Ryu goes to club practice. In the interview room, Pin looks at her first aspiration of ramen which was crossed and becomes ‘don’t know’. Pin is discussing this when Chizuru is already fervently denying that she wants to open a ramen store. Then, Pin comments that actually, it really suits her. Soon, Chizuru tearfully rushes out while thanking him [<- for the interview; seems to be a polite greeting thing, just like what Ayane did earlier].
Next, it is Sawako whom Pin asks if she properly thought of the homework. She says yes. He asks if it isn’t ‘be a bride’. This shocks Sawako that she nervously tells him that there are others like soba. Pin comments that after ramen, it is soba. She says that she likes drawing but from the trial of drawing Pin, Pin tells her to give it up for she has no talent. Looking at her form wherein she has written ‘going to office/work’, Pin asks her if she seriously think of this. Sawako goes huh that Pin realizes that she didn’t. He asks if she didn’t think of what she wants to do in the future so what was she thinking during the past. She thinks that she is always thinking of the present. He asks if she doesn’t have any other options since she wrote ‘going to office’ in all three choices of the form. Did she think about being not suitable for this and that, and there is some sort of boring reason that she didn’t think of other options? He tells her that her ability is high compared to what she thought and she also possesses a better advantage that others don’t have. Sawako doesn’t know what he is referring to so Pin tells her that no matter what she does, she strives hard and does her best, and isn’t that amazing. After Sawako goes out of the interview room, she starts thinking of what Pin said and recalls Shouta telling her that teaching suits her. Soon, Shouta greets her and they are walking home together. He asks her about the interview. Sawako says that it seems that she didn’t think[/analyze] of it that much. He asks about that homework Pin gave her but Sawako is embarrassed to tell him. She asks him what he wants to do when he was young. He tells her that he wanted to be a professional baseball athlete but then, that was when he was young. Sawako thinks that everyone has different thoughts on it. He asks her what she wrote. She says working [/going to office] at this locality. Shouta asks why, isn’t she going to continue studying in college. She says that it costs money so she thinks that it is better to find work near her home. He comments that is indeed her style and he always thought that she would leave this place and go to some good college. Realizing that she didn’t ask about his, Sawako asks what did he write. Shouta says that he is going to stay in this place and inherit the family business[/property]. Shouta comments that he thought they would definitely separate. Sawako thinks that inheriting the family business and working at this locality, together with Shouta, she doesn’t have this kind of option, and it is only now that she noticed[/consider] it. [<- I translated that literally and I don’t quite get what she is exactly thinking = if it is in a good or bad way. ^^;]
Comment: Kent and Ayane are really quite lovey-dovey in this chapter. And amusingly, they knew each other for the shortest time compared to the other two couples. I guess they represent the more ‘mature’ type in a way though Kent can still be a bit childish and their progress is a bit faster. In Ayane’s case, it is indeed better for her to have a boyfriend who loves her more and isn’t shy about expressing his feelings. They even beat the other two couples in sharing lunch and having lunch together. ^^; I wonder if Ayane would still change her choice of school or not later on. Her past reminds me of the past of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun’s Asako. They have the same kind of trauma but unlike Asako, Ayane is no pushover when it comes to those ‘bullying’ girls. Strange though that of the main cast, Ryu’s interview isn’t shown. Maybe, his career aspiration is the ‘surprising’ one. Chizuru’s is a bit funny since she is unconsciously thinking of Ryu’s ramen store. No wonder Shouta is enduring his father’s ‘slave-driving’, it is because he wants to inherit it. As for Sawako, I guess she is still undecided after that talk with Pin and Shouta. Scans by 夜莺工作室.
Quote of the day:
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. ~ Langston Hughes