Later on, at the courtyard, Aoi learns from Mego that the one who destroyed her sketchbook is Chiharu. Mego explains that when Chiharu saw her drawing of Aoi, it seems like he immediately changed into someone else. She asks him if he is an old acquaintance of Aoi’s. Aoi tensely says that Chiharu is his classmate during first junior high. “He’s also my..” Aoi didn’t continue and it made Mego think that it seems he’s afraid [/timid] about something. Mego calls out to him and makes a face by pulling down her cheeks. This made Aoi suppress his laughter and ask what she is doing, her face had become quite strange.. Mego smiles and says that it’s great that he smiled. “I’m alright. Seeing you breaking out a smile, I’ll be okay. I’m sorry for asking some strange question, Aoi-kun. If you’re not willing to mention it, she won’t ask about it in detail again. (It’s alright so smile)” Blushing Aoi says that he really gives in to her. “Right now, I really want to tightly hug you.. Obviously, I had no way of properly touching you, I’m sorry..” Mego is moved into ♡♡ and she exclaims that it is alright because a while ago, she had already been hugged. While Aoi is puzzled about this, Mego thinks that is bad for it is a secret that he hugged her while he’s sound asleep. Aoi tells her that it would be better for her to go and not come back here temporarily. This surprises Mego. Aoi tells her that Chiharu’s goal is him. Aoi is worried that if she continues to stay at his side, he doesn’t know what incident Mego might encounter. Mego asks if he means that if she’s at his side, she’ll give him trouble. Mego’s eyes are brimming with tears, her cheeks are red and she has tightly knitted her brows. Aoi is moved by that. Imagining Mego as some cute squirrel, Aoi’s heart is filled with love. He looks away and thinks, no, he mustn’t console her, he must be heartless. Crying Mego asks if she’s here, she’ll give him trouble. While mentally cursing, Aoi stutters and says that’s..that’s right. Aoi’s heart is hurting for his conscience is condemning him. Looking pitiful, crying Mego says that isn’t true, she can definitely help him out. As his heart continues to stab him, Aoi says no, quickly go!! Squirrel crying Mego asks if no matter what..no can do..? [<- something like a cute way of saying no, I think.. ^^;]
Enduring it at all cost, Aoi curses for it is a cute [expression] squirrel. Infected by her way of talking, Aoi says, “No can do!!” Mego is already at her limit, she got angry. She shouts that even if he says ‘no can do’, she also won’t go. She runs off crying and calls him an idiot. Blushing Aoi holds his eyepatch and asks if she’s stupid and for her to somewhat consider[/think about] him. Wiping her tears, Mego calls Aoi stupid. Recalling Aoi saying in his dream for her to stay at his side, Mego thinks that she knows that what he said to her at that time are his true feelings. “Rejecting would only produce the opposite result. I won’t leave. On contrary, your awkwardness would only make me love you more.” In section 1-C, transfer student Uesugi Chiharu is introduced. The students are saying that it is the one who fought with Aoi and he’s quite amazing. Clenching her first, Mego couldn’t believe that he is in the same year level and she didn’t imagine that he would unexpectedly be in the same section as her. Mego freaks out when the teacher tells Chiharu to sit beside Kobayashi. While sitting, Chiharu says that ‘he’s the one with Aoi a while ago. Looking serious, Mego greets him. She thinks that Aoi-kun’s enemy is her enemy!! Mego is surprised when Chiharu says that he always feels like he has meet ‘him’ before. Mego thinks that this is bad since he still remembers that time and her identity as a girl would be exposed. With a strange face [eyes big and lowered her nose], Mego says that he is mistaken. While Mego holds the expression, Chiharu says that he is mistaken. Then, he looks away. Mego turns around to sigh in relief that she wasn’t exposed. Chiharu looks again so Mego quickly puts on the strange face again. He looks away and thinks that he is mistaken while Mego is quite tense about this. Soon, they kept on doing that..Chiharu turns and Mego makes a face and she relaxes when he looks away. Their classmates wonder what’s up with those two. At the roof, Mego is tired and nervous. Recalling Aoi telling her to quickly leave, Mego thinks that in the end, while at the boys’ school, she’s really in the way. A bird flies to her and chirps. Mego wonders if it is the same bird with Chiharu before. Just then, Chiharu is walking up to the roof. He sees Mego holding the bird. Mego says that it is amazing and did it come to look for Chiharu. Staying by the roof’s door, Chiharu wonders why that guy [bird] is at school. Soon, the bird is playing with Mego’s wig and it got removed. Chiharu is surprised and immediately recalls the girl at the park. While Mego plays with the bird, Chiharu thinks that it is that girl from that time.
Comment: And, Chiharu knows who this ‘Kobayashi’ is to Aoi. Currently, it remains to be seen if he will be a love rival but I think if the mangaka is going for comedy, it would be a ‘triangle’ with Aoi in the middle because right now, Chiharu is more interested in Aoi. =P Of course, not romantically. Since Aoi isn’t fighting against Chiharu seriously and he is serious only if it is involves Mego, I think Chiharu will use her to accomplish what he wants from Aoi = beat him up? Of course, the question would be how he is going to do that. Kidnapping, threatening, and stuff like that? Because of what Aoi mentioned, it somewhat reinforces my thoughts that Chiharu might be related to that ‘mysterious woman who seems to be the cause of Aoi’s woman phobia sickness’. Ah, stepbrother perhaps? It is still unknown if Chiharu is related to Azusa. Mego is quite understanding not to pester Aoi when he’s not ready to talk about it. Their ‘quarrel’ is quite cute. And, given his affection for Mego, Aoi managed to not give in to her ‘crying moe-ness’. And, that silly face-making of Mego to trick Chiharu..is something. I really wonder what will happen if ever Mego exchanges back with Mitsuru and Chiharu still thinks that ‘he’s Mego. After all, he didn’t know that Mego has a male twin =P Scans by 夜莺工作室
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