To her surprise, Yanagi sees her and asks what she is doing here. She tells him that her head hurts a bit. He asks if she is alright, and won’t it be better to rest at home[/at the inn]. Recalling how Kujou is reacting to Yanagi yesterday, she says, ‘but..’. He asks what is it, she doesn’t look well, he’ll go get some water for her. Tachibana blurts out that he said that he is always chasing after Kujou but she still has no way of letting it go. Kujou is not remarkable, not beautiful that one can say that she’s ordinary but for him to be like this towards her.. Yanagi asks her instead what she likes about him. Tachibana says that of course, because he is handsome, intelligent and has a nice character, also, he is the director’s son and rich. Yanagi agrees that those cannot be ignored but Kujou isn’t the same because it seems for her, whether appearance or position, it has nothing to do with her decision[/judgment]. Tachibana thinks that her way of thinking is to become perfect to get other people’s approval whereas for Kujou, she doesn’t understand what’s so bad about being fat. Tachibana thinks that regardless which part, she and Kujou are opposites. Yanagi says, “..if that girl has fallen for me, then, it is purely because she likes me like this.” Then, Yanagi starts to complain that Kujou isn’t remarkable, beautiful, a bumpkin, a hick. Tachibana thinks that she absolutely didn’t say some of those. Yangai says that all of this everything is insignificant to him. Tachibana thinks, “..he basically doesn’t mind the other person’s appearance or past, and fallen in love with that person. ..it’s really nice *blushes* If there is someone who can like me like this, it ought to be great.” Soon, everyone caught a lot of fish. While resting, Yoshida asks if they can eat these fishes. Fujimoto says who knows. Seeing Kujou with some drinks, Miyabe asks her where she is going. She says that she’s going to give some drinks to Yanagi and Tachibana. He tells her that he just saw Yanagi giving Tachibana a drink. Kujou is surprised by this. Fujimoto tells Kujou that the senpai-s are swimming and the fish had escaped [from that place]. Kujou says that she’ll go somewhere else to fish. While walking, Kujou finds fishing fun and next time, she’ll research on it. Then, she recalls being told that Yanagi brought a drink to Tachibana. She wonders if there is someone who can make Yanagi smile like that, and could it be Tachibana. She shakes off her head to forget it for she doesn’t want to feel that kind of feeling because like that, she’ll waver non-stop.
Souma calls out to her and warns her not to walk further for it’s dangerous there. She goes to him and asks what he is doing there. He tells her that his mother wanted him to watch this place so that they won’t be in danger. While Souma is complaining about being hit all of a sudden by his mother, Kujou innocently asks if he is currently in a rebellious stage. Souma spits out his drink. Kujou says that his mother said that. Souma is furious. Kujou tells him that even if he is in rebellious stage, she thinks that he must not have that kind of attitude towards his father. Irked Souma tells her that she’s meddlesome when she obviously didn’t know his family situation. He didn’t continue since he realizes that what he said is too mean. Kujou apologizes for she didn’t experience rebellious stage so she isn’t quite too sure.. Souma shouts for her to please don’t keep on mentioning that rebellious stage word. Souma says that surely, unlike his, she has a good father. Kujou says that she thinks that he is indeed nice although she is still young when her father died so she doesn’t quite remember it. Souma goes ha, so she says that he got into an accident when she was young. Souma becomes gloomy and speechless that Kujou is puzzled. While fishing, Kujou tells him that at that time, the vegetables that he shared with her, those are quite delicious. Souma says is that so, he did hear her say that before. She tells him that at that time, she thought that he particularly choose those because he wants to give those to her. Souma looks surprised and wonders why she is always like this. Turning around, he says that those are chosen by his mother, or else, it’ll[? vegetables?] definitely be ignored. He recalls his father telling him why he is being a greenhorn [= doesn’t finish what he started] that he would avoid it by going to some place like Tokyo. Souma thinks that is right, so he’s angry. “Old man probably knows it. What I hate isn’t at all, my old man or the province, but rather, myself.” Then, the wind blows Kujou’s hat away. Kujou goes to get it since it is borrowed. After getting it, she loses her balance. Souma tries to grab her but he also ended up in the water with Kujou. Souma apologizes and says that it’s good that she got her hat back. Kujou says that she got a fish in the hat so it is amazing, and very lucky. After looking speechless, Souma laughs and thinks, “Geez..this girl..” He smiles and says, ya [lucky]. Later on, Yanagi happily shows off his six fishesin the pail. Pouting Kujou whose dress is already dried says amazing. Yanagi is laughing his head off that he won. Fujimoto wonders if it is really happy for an experienced person to win against a beginner.
After some more fishing, they return back to the inn. Souma’s father returns to see Souma waiting for him. Before his father goes in, he tells his father to send them again next time, because a friend[/acquaintance] told him that it’s very delicious..his vegetables. Souma’s father pulls down his cap and smiles to say, is that so. After an awkward pause, embarrassed Souma shouts that it isn’t his idea, it is for his friend. His father shouts back who knows that, and it isn’t for him, it is for that friend. A note says the father and son is the same. Then, his father calls out where he is going. Souma says that he is going where the wind blows. While walking, Souma wonders why he is like this. Then, Kujou goes towards him and calls out to him. He asks what it is. She says that she saw him go out or she should say, she heard him talking with his father and she thinks that they seem to be quarreling. Souma chuckles for Kujou thought of it that way. He tells her that it isn’t a quarrel or he should say, they are doing a bit of compromise and, thanks to someone, he changed his mind. “..perhaps, it would have been better if I didn’t run away to Tokyo.” Kujou is puzzled. Then, they see some fireflies. [Note: The kanji of Souma’s name meant ‘firefly’] Kujou is delighted over this because it is the first time she saw them. Souma says that every summer, it is like this. While holding his hand closed, he tells her to come over. After Kujou did as told, Souma opens his hands and a firefly out. Kujou is delighted over it. She tells him that even if she isn’t sure why he came to Tokyo but no matter what the reason is, coming to Tokyo isn’t a mistake. “Because, like this, *smiles* I was able to meet you.” She suggests that they call everyone to catch fireflies.. Souma suddenly grabs her hand. Surprised Kujou asks him what it is. Souma is blushing. He thinks that until now, he always know think that no matter what he truly feels, it doesn’t mean anything for even if he say it, it also won’t change things that he chose to give up early on but.. He recalls Tachibana saying that she won’t give up if there is a trace of possibility. He wonders if there is any value to saying it out loud that even if he’ll lose face, and even if it only has a ten thousand to one possibility, and in the end, it couldn’t come true. He calls out her name. Flustered, he thinks that actually, he already does not want to run away again. Souma tells surprised Kujou, “I like you.”
Comment: Apparently, it is ominous for Yanagi to win against Kujou. =P In this case, the fishing ‘contest’ since later on, Souma had beat Yanagi to the confession. Since this is Kujou, there is a possibility that she might go the typical clueless heroine who would say, ‘yes, I like you, too..because we’re very good friends’-type of stuff. If Kujou knows what Souma is referring to would react like a ‘normal girl’ to this, I think it is a good thing for it will force Yanagi to step up his pacing especially if Kujou goes blushing and avoid Souma as if something happened between them or at the very least, make Yanagi know about it so that he’ll be more ah..hard pressed. The other good thing is she might already know or is going to know what is ‘like as in love’ and can come to associate that feeling she has towards Yanagi. ^^ Well, for now, it seems that the problem would be more on Souma than Tachibana. It is really nice what Yanagi said as to what he likes about Kujou. From her thoughts, I think Tachibana would aim for that, too and might let go of chasing after Yanagi. Souma’s parents really know him quite well ^^ And, it does seem like he is going through a rebellious stage. For him to confess, it is already a big step for him especially since he always easily gives up when the chances are small. I kind of feel sorry for him about his ‘bad luck’ of always being ‘second’ in sports and romance and getting sick during important occasions. Anyway, the Souma x Kujou scenes are really nice and since this is a fixed couple series, I’m expecting something nicer from the main couple when it is Yanagi’s turn. ^^ Scans by 红莲汉化组
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