The next day, Makoto informs Uki about the class reunion. Uki says that it is so sudden and even if she wants to go, she has club activity that she cannot go away from. Uki asks if that means Watase is also coming. Makoto says yes. Uki asks Iriya if that is okay. Iriya says that it is okay and there’s no need to report to him about it, isn’t a class reunion fun. The girls are speechless. Uki asks Makoto if she didn’t tell Iriya yesterday. Makoto says that she didn’t. As Uki scolds her, Iriya is glancing at them. At the bowling center, a couple of girls happily greet Makoto and mention about that it is amazing to be together again. As everyone exchanges greetings, Makoto notices Watase nodding at her. She nods back. To Makoto’s surprise, the girls start talking to Makoto about Rika being a model and beautiful so about meeting Rika next time. Makoto starts to recall that it was like this during her junior high years. Watase is watching them. Just when the girls want to make an arrangement with Rika, Watase goes in between them and scolds the girls not to mention that again for isn’t it their reunion today. The flustered girls apologize. Makoto recalls that it is like that before, even if Watase says things harshly but he’s actually very nice. There is a flashback of Watase helping her in carrying so many heavy books. The girls start to talk about how Watase became a bit handsome that it is one of the girl’s type. They mention of the rumor during second year that Watase likes Makoto. Makoto is at a loss when the girls want to confirm with Watase about it for surely, Makoto is also very curious. Just when they are about to ask, a guy teases Watase who is holding a cellphone if it is a message sent by his girlfriend. Watase says ya, wait a moment. The girls are shock that Watase already has a girlfriend. The guy says that is right, Watase is going steady with the soccer club’s manager and it is a very cute girl. Watase tells Kenta [guesswork from 健太] not to say unnecessary things. Makoto is delighted to know that Watase has a girlfriend and of course, it isn’t surprising since he is handsome and part of the soccer team- She thinks that this is really great and she can be at ease since for Watase, what happened before is already treated as the past. Also, no one has heard it from Watase himself and perhaps everything was just a huge misunderstanding so that’s quite embarrassing. Believing that is like that, Makoto joins the bowling game with the others. Soon, everyone part ways and hope to meet again. The girls still ask Makoto to say hello for them to Rika. Makoto asks Watase if he is riding on the Central Line [train station]. Since he said yes, Makoto happily says that they go together. At the station, Makoto bids Watase goodbye. When she was about to board the train, Watase suddenly pulls her back. Makoto is surprised. The train door closes and leaves. While Makoto looks tense, Watase says, “..at that time, what I wanted to tell [you]. You know it, right?”
Comment: Apparently, contrary to what Iriya used to do, he kind of back away from Watase. Maybe he wants to give space to Makoto to sort things out because this is her ‘trauma’. He is still acting casual that I wonder if things will change if Watase starts going back into Makoto’s life. I think Watase is quite smooth. That reunion thing can be just a ploy for them to meet each other again. Watase seems to be still in love with Makoto though he already has a girlfriend so I’m not too sure if that is his real intention..or revenge? It turns out that Makoto is more bothered over what she did to Watase before rather than have any romantic feelings for Watase. So, that’s a good thing for Iriya. Makoto didn’t seem to change much after the festival. It makes me think that it will be harder for Makoto to deal with Watase since she acted timid and everything towards those ‘Rika this and that’ girls. Lastly, it is quite ironic that the one whom Makoto perceived as her ‘enemy’ is the only one who remembered her birthday and even has a gift for her. Scans by all★wink汉化组.
Quote of the day:
You have to know the past to understand the present. ~ Dr Carl Sagan