In classroom 3D, Pin asks Kent if he’s going to cram school. Kent tells him yes, because he definitely has to get into these colleges. Pin asks if there is something that he wants to do. Kent says yes, he wants to be lovey-dovey together with Ayane in college. Kent says that it seems that there is none and how come his class is so idiotic. Kent tells him no, wait a moment, there is one, he isn’t joking for he was serious. Pin decides to listen to him for a while. Kent says he has some interest in interior decorating and don’t be indifferent with him for actually, he has that notion. Pin has ‘groan expression’ and informs Kent that these colleges don’t have that kind of major. Long pause and Kent is surprised. After Pin sweatdrops that Kent didn’t realize that, he starts to point out the colleges that have that course and as class leader, his grades isn’t that bad. Pin tells him to try getting a recommendation for this college. Kent doesn’t want to for he wants to go to the same college as Ayane. Pin asks him what happens if they break up. This made Kent say that they won’t break up. Pin repeats that those colleges don’t have that course. Kent just tells Pin that he’ll just forget about interior decorating and treat it as a hobby. Pin tells him to do what he likes. Ayane passes by and sweatdrops that the door is open while Kent is having his consultation. While she eavesdrops, Pin asks if he is sure that this is okay, and if he is, then it will do but during high school, this is the last chance wherein one thinks for oneself in determining something and has worries about it. It is what is the most important for your current self. He tells Kent to be a bit more serious and isn’t it good to worry a bit. Although it is after he is older and he is reluctant about [/forced into] his decision, but if he didn’t take advantage to think and worry about this when he is young, it would be more difficult to ‘independently decide’. Kent says, ya, okay. Pin sweatdrops over his too casual reply. Kent comes out and sees Ayane. He tells her that his talk is over and is she next. She says yes. Kent tells her that she’ll always wait for her until the conversation is over. She tries to protest but he insists. She says okay. She goes in, sits and observes how big Pin’s hand is. Just when Pin is about to talk, she asks him if there was a time when he is worried. He tells her about being worried in high school regarding toppling down his childhood dream because his choice will determine his future. Ayane tells him not to say it in a scary way. Pin says that it is scary but it is because it’s interesting and it is more interesting for it is what one wants to choose so she ought to properly think about it. Recalling being told of her potential growth, she asks him what he thinks of her. Pin looks surprised that she quickly says that isn’t what she meant. Puzzled Pin asks what it is. Pointing to a college, she asks him what he thinks of this. Pin mutters, Tokyo.
Ayane is thinking that if Pin says that it is okay and ‘try testing there’, then... Pin asks instead what kind of answer she is looking for. This made Ayane blush. Pin tells her that according to her current situation, it is a bit dangerous so she should strive really hard. Ayane thinks that she’s stupid and she’s embarrassed that he has seen her through since compared to what she imagined, she always felt he seems to approve of her. Then, she is surprised when he says that she’s such a brat. She exclaims what and he starts laughing and shouting, brat, brat. Thinking stupid for asking this silly thing and hoping that it didn’t happen, Ayane says that people always say that she’s very mature. Pin laughs and says that she is a brat. She doesn’t have self-confidence, only using her brain and thinking of choosing safety[/security] but are her safe choices before really safe. For example, the club activity, she thinks she’s very mature but.. Ayane says she knows, geez, yes, yes, she is a brat. He tells her not to pretend to know herself and also pretend to not know. He tells her to relax, she is indeed a brat because she can still cause trouble. While walking with Kent, Ayane continues to think of what Pin said that although she always force herself but properly look, even if she doesn’t tiptoe, it is already really enough in some places because it is a child who quickly grows up. Kent kept on calling her name until she snaps out of her thoughts. He laughs over her not listening to him. He asks if she would like go for a drink since lately, they aren’t always together. Ayane apologizes for there would be no time except sleep after cram school and she wants to review a bit. Kent says okay. Ayane tells him that the same goes for him, like this situation today, it is totally okay and there’s no need to wait for her, it’s such a waste of time, right? Kent is surprised by that and he mutters, ‘..waste..’ This surprises Ayane and says no, she didn’t meant that being together with him is a waste of time, she is saying that he doesn’t have time to study. Kent is staring at how Ayane is holding her bag’s strap tightly. He seems to be lost in thought that Ayane calls out to him. He snaps out of it and smiles to say that he understands. She apologizes for her way of expressing is always quite harsh, she knows that but.. Kent assures her that it is okay and that is one of her charm. Ayane calls him stupid. So, they separate ways at the station and they’ll see each other later at the cram school. Kent thinks that she’s striving hard and he should also work hard. He sees her at the other side and tries to greet her but lost in thought Ayane just kept on walking. After her train left, Kent thinks that she is striving hard with such concentration and he must also work harder for it to be okay. He recalls how she holds her bag and thinks, but, if he doesn’t do it up to that extent, it won’t do right, Ayane.
Comment: I think Shouta’s father is into ‘tough love’ and maybe, he does know more about Shouta than Shouta knows himself. ^^;; That was a nice lovey-dovey moment for the two with cheering each other on. Will that keep up when Shouta learns that Sawako’s ideal school is different from what he is aiming for? So, we have a love idiot who is deciding his future and making his world go around a girl who MIGHT not exactly have the same feelings he has for her. Unless that is another of Ayane’s ‘different way of expressing’. Maybe it is just infatuation? Recalling the comments on how idiotic/fast it is for a guy to propose after a few months of going steady, I think ah, doesn’t love makes one forgot that one has a brain..being madly in love..? There are stories of people getting married in a much shorter period..though I’m not sure how long it lasted so I’m not really quite harsh on that. If the couple mutually love each other, I think that would have been lovey-dovey = proposal/being in love with intention to marry the other even if it is just dreaming and stuff even if they are going steady for such a short time. But for Ayane not to react much on it, how else should I think of it? So, I’m not really sure what Ayane thinks or feels for him but for him to say such things including proposal, I would think he is serious/stupidly in love. Being the more sober one, I’m expecting..hoping that Ayane would stop give false hopes to the love idiot if until now, she doesn’t have any feelings for the guy rather than dragging this much longer. Or maybe ask him to give her space and time since she has her own issues to deal with and do not exactly have time to play lovers with him. Either way, he’ll be hurt whether he’ll be dumped now or later on, but I’m thinking, at least, if it is now, he won’t regret later on about choosing his future career based on his infatuation/love for her then will be in for a rude awakening later on. Since she is always on ‘safe choices’, maybe she doesn’t want to cause undue distress caused by a heartbreak on Kent during this important time. Maybe, she’ll just drop the bomb on graduation, hey, I’m actually got in Tokyo instead of Sapporo college, and after all this time, I still don’t have the same feelings for you as you do for me..sorry, truly sorry, bye. Oh well, if that happens, maybe Kent can just learn from this experience to not be too in love and do everything for someone he loves especially if it isn’t mutual and consider himself a bit more. As for Ayane, I guess I was a bit mistaken about that Ayane and Pin conversation..probably that ‘he got big hand’ thing threw me off since it is usually mentioned in other romantic-inclined scenes. ^^; Anyway, it seems that Ayane is trying to get some approval from Pin on what to do..strange especially after what Pin mentioned a while ago regarding choosing for oneself. Maybe there is something more to it, if he says ‘go to Tokyo’ or, it is indeed just approval or a guarantee that she can do this = safe/secure choice. I forgot about her family circumstance, but I recall that it is a mother-dominated family..so maybe she’s looking for some sort of father figure type? Well, that ‘waste of time’ thing really irks me just thinking if someone tells me that. It is like I’m spending time to be with this person and the person would say, ‘aren’t you wasting time, shouldn’t you be studying/working, etc instead’. The person might have a good intention about it but it really rubs me the wrong way for it seems how I view that person isn’t mutual and it can make me go cold on that person. Well, for now, maybe Kent ought to start thinking about Pin’s advice. Scans by 夜莺工作室
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As the blossom can’t tell what becomes of its fragrance, we can’t tell what becomes of our influence. ~ Our Daily Bread.