Keita is surprised to see her teary-eyed. He scowls and asks what about their feelings. Just before Himari is about to say something, Keita tells her that is already enough, he understands. He turns around and goes to his room. Himari goes to her own room and starts crying that it is because it is truly out of the question [for them to be together]. The scene changes to dinner. Keiko looks at the clock and it is already 9:07pm. She wonders how come Keita comes home late since the start of the school’s second term. She asks Himari if she knows something. Himari didn’t answer. So, they continue on their lives with Himari always looking at Keita even obviously she wants to forget and not meet him. Then, they meet each other on the stairs at home. Himari is flustered for it has been a long time since they directly meet but to her shock, Keita ignores her and walks past her. Himari is hurt even if obviously, she was the one who decided it by herself. Soon, class 1-2 is noisy because they are now going to prepare for the cultural festival this month. They need two committee members then, the teacher is going to talk with the ones who got chosen. The students do not want to do it because it is troublesome and the others have club activity so it is impossible. Noticing that no one wants to be a committee member, Himari thinks that lately, Keita doesn’t go home much and while staying home, she doesn’t feel good seeing their parents so how about trying to be a committee member. She raises her hand and volunteers by saying that she doesn’t have club activity so she has free time. While some girls are surprised by this, the teacher asks for a male volunteer. Raising his hand, Ryou says that he’ll do it. The teacher cheers him on since he ought to be busy with soccer club. As Ryou and Himari stand in front of the class and the teacher is saying some things. Himari couldn’t believe that she’ll be with Ryou and she doesn’t want scowling Keita [who is sitting at the back of class] to see this kind of scene. While Ryou smiles at tense Himari, she thinks that obviously she doesn’t want things to become like this..
Comment: And, Himari chose her parents’ happiness = family, rather than her romantic feelings for Keita. Unlike Keita’s treatment with his father, Himari really loves her mother and is very grateful for how she single-handedly brought her up after her father passed away. So, she would want her mother to be happy this time around. That decision is pretty much a rejection so Keita is ignoring her and stays out of the house as much as possible. Given his trauma regarding his mother, he is handling that well..for now. Of course, a total snub is also hurting Himari and she still has feelings for him. Well, that rejection gives Ryou an opportunity. Ryou is becoming proactive now. It might also give Himari a good excuse to forget about her feelings for Keita. Now, how will Keita react to this? Unless he still wants Himari, he cannot exactly keep on ignoring her and do what he is currently doing after the rejection. Will it lead to a full blown love triangle battle for Himari? =P Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
No one else can ever make your choices for you. Your choices are yours alone. They are as much a part of you as every breath you will take, every moment of your life. ~ Dr. Shad Helmstetter