She starts to tell him what’s popular, if his girlfriend likes cute types, and how about earrings if she has ear piercing. She asks him what kind of person is his girlfriend, is she cute, beautiful? Blushing Kawasumi nods. This made the saleslady squeal over that. Later on, Ryossuke joins up with Kawasumi and sees him holding a small bag. Ryousuke asks if he’s finished shopping. Kawasumi says yes. Ryousuke asks when he is going to give it to her. He says, March 3rd. Ryousuke asks if they don’t have club activity on that week. Kawasumi calls out to Ryousuke. And, it’s morning. Suiren wakes up and goes out her room to be greeted by her mother a happy birthday. Suiren is now 16 years old. Suiren tells her mother that today, Aya and the others would come for a birthday party. Her mother didn’t reply. Then, she goes to the table where Suiren is and asks if Kawasumi is also coming. Suiren timidly says that he has club activity. Her mother says is that so. She quickly returns to the kitchen. While her mother is carrying the laundry, Suiren tells her mother that she is currently going steady with Kawasumi. This made her mother blush and look delighted. She says, okay but first, temporarily keep this a secret from papa. Suiren nods then starts to eat her breakfast. Her mother looks quite happy. At school, Yuri happily greets Suiren and Aya. Yuri happily glomps Suiren who smiles back at her friends. They study. During a class break, excited Yuri is twirling around the curtain which somewhat puzzles Suiren and Aya. Soon, they are having lunch on the rooftop. Suiren stops eating her melonpan and looks out from the roof to see Kawasumi and Ryousuke jogging below. After Suiren joins her friends again, Yuri asks what Kawasumi is doing and it cannot be helped since he has club activity. She suddenly stands up and pulls Aya that they go buy some strawberry roll for Suiren.
After her friends left, Suiren is looking down from the roof again. She is surprised when someone is knocking on the door. She quickly hides at the side and sees that it is Kawasumi. So, she goes to him. Flashback: Kawasumi asked Ryousuke if he can borrow his cellphone. Ryousuke is looking at who he is going to call so Kawasumi walks further away from him. Ryousuke shouted what it is, and whom he is going to call. Kawasumi asked if he knows Yuri’s number. After work, Yuri noticed that someone called her cellphone. She called back and asked Ryousuke if he called him. Then, Yuri looked surprised and blushed. Kawasumi requested that on Monday, March 3rd, during lunch break, can she let the two of them be alone together. Kawasumi is startled when Yuri exclaims OK♡ Ryosuke wondered what that ok is about. End flashback Meanwhile, Yuri and Aya buys food from the canteen. On the way back, Yuri says that in the end, it is no good to wait until the club activity to end before going [to give the gift]. She scolds Aya for saying that Kawasumi doesn’t have the guts to skip club activity. At the rooftop, Kawasumi takes out the gift from his pocket. Holding his gift to her, he greets her a happy birthday. Looking away, he says that maybe it is very strange. Holding the gift, Suiren thinks that they are alone at the rooftop and it has been such a long time since this happened. She is saying that right now, Aya and Yuri went to buy something.. She stops and thinks, “--..Could it be” Kawasumi admits that he asked them to. After recalling being alone together before, she asks if she can open the gift. He says yes. It is a necklace with a butterfly pendant. Wondering what he is thinking that they are now alone together, she blushes and thanks him. He exclaims in acknowledgement.
Comment: Nice chapter about Kawasumi slightly being proactive and well, being open-minded about Atohira’s suggestion. Kawasumi doesn’t seem the type to easily listen to others’ advice. Hehe, apparently, he wants to avoid having the same type of gift as Ryousuke’s. ^^; Based on his reaction to the cute stuff toy/mascot things, he is a ‘guy who doesn’t understand what’s cute about that stuff’. It is nice though how he made it a little surprise to give the gift earlier with the help of her friends. As usual, for Aya, it isn’t quite enough. Also, it’s quite nice that Suiren told her mother about Kawasumi. It seems that her father would be in the defensive if he knew so they are keeping it a secret for a while. I wonder if Kawasumi can still make it to the party somehow or that’s it for her birthday. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa