She is relieved that the door isn’t locked. She checks on him. Touya is in deep sleep. Koharu is glad that he is sleeping. She quietly sticks a cool gel pad on his forehead to reduce his fever. Touya goes on a chill then to Koharu’s delight, he stabilizes because he looks comfortable. She decides to go cook some congee. Looking at his house [looks like a studio-type apartment], Koharu wonders if Touya lives all by himself. She thinks that it is because his [main] house is far away and for a high schooler, this is quite rare. She hears a chirp. She looks at the side to see a cute parrot. She finds it surprising that Touya has a pet. She wonders if it talks. She calls out good morning to it but it only response with a chirp. Koharu mutters that it doesn’t talk and is it because Touya doesn’t talk with it. Looking at the house interior again, she wonders if she is mistaken for it faintly feels that this house is somewhat cold. Faintly have this very lonely feeling. Meanwhile, at school, Natsuki arrives at the committee room and is surprised that only Nishina and Aki are there. The two greet him and asks if soccer club activity is over. Natsuki teases them being alone doing some lovey-dovey but he didn’t finish because he notices that the two looks proud over the pile of paperwork that they’ve finished. Muttering that they are such a serious couple, Natsuki takes his seat and asks if Koharu is in the toilet. Aki tells him that Koharu delivered the data sheet to sick Touya who is resting at home. Natsuki is surprised by this. Just as Natsuki’s face sours, Aki tells him that a while ago, Touya contacted him to say that Koharu has delivered the data sheet and has left.
Nishina asks how Touya is. Natsuki grumpily says that it’s just a cold so he only have to eat and sleep then it is okay. Aki tells him that Touya lives alone. This surprises Natsuki that he asks if it is because his house is far away. Aki says no, his mother re-married and he really couldn’t get along with his new family. Natsuki mutters is that so, that guy is striving hard, huh. Soon, Koharu exclaims that it is done. She had finished cooking for Touya. Touya groans that she quickly become quiet in order not to wake him up. She touches his forehead and is glad that the fever is starting to leave. So, it would be no problem at all, and what’s left is to wait for him to wake up and eat. Touya suddenly holds her hand and asks what she is doing. This surprises Koharu. Still holding her hand, Touya sits up and says that he told her to quickly leave. Touya suddenly bends down to her neck, and then, he snaps out of it. Koharu innocently asks if he is alright for his whole body is shaking. [<- I think she is referring to him suddenly bending over.] Holding his shoulders tight, Koharu scolds him not to force himself to sit up. She tells him to listen and quickly lie down. She also tells him that after eating, he’ll drink some medicine. Touya is blushing and seems surprised-tense over what he tried to do. While serving the congee, Koharu apologizes for using his kitchen without permission. She asks him if he wants a plum or an egg in his congee. Touya just looks at her. Koharu turns to him and calls out his name. Surprised Touya says egg.. Koharu says, understood♪ And, blushing Touya continues to quietly watch Koharu. As the parrot quietly watches, Koharu[/Touya] mutters that some warmth seems to have come to this house[/room].
Comment: As Natsuki mentioned before, Koharu is really not aware of being a ‘girlfriend’ = aside from him, don’t treat other guys nicely or else, they might misunderstand/fall for her. Perhaps it is her ‘being an elder sister’, she cannot just leave without a care someone who is sick and all alone. But what she is doing for Touya, makes him fall harder for her when he is doing his best to avoid her or in this chapter, make her leave. For now, Koharu is still clueless over what her good deeds and being meddlesome is doing to Touya. As it turns out, Touya is indeed from a broken family so he doesn’t think highly about love. Even if it is quite unlikely that he would end up with Koharu, I guess she will still teach him that ‘love is wonderful’ even if unrequited, and know the warmth of someone caring for him. Time will tell if Touya would become serious and actually try to steal Koharu from Natsuki. As for Natsuki, he better let Koharu know about his displeasure of her being too friendly with other guys because I think that this might cause trouble later on for them. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
Don't just live for yourself. Live, love and care for others as well. ~ Chanda Kaushik