Sensei yawns and asks Nino if she isn’t finished writing her diary. Nino tells him to sleep ahead. She tells him that ever since Sensei talked in front of everyone, she started to forget to write [her diary]. Then, she asks him what he talked about with Kira while they were taking a bath. Sensei says that it is nothing and it is because he stinks of the perfume so it took some time. Nino says is that so, good night. It is 2:45am and Nino wakes up to go to the toilet. She looks out the window to see Kira sitting up in bed with his head between his knees. Nino is surprised by this. Soon, at a karaoke bar, the class is getting ready to sing as much as they like – Arashi, Perfume, etc. Kira asks where Sensei is. Nino says that staying with a crowd for a long time tires him a bit so Sensei already went home. Yabe says that he wanted to sing together with Robert. Kira says that definitely, won’t happen. Nino says that she didn’t see Rei around. Yabe wonders if she ate a lot so she went to the toilet. They were shock when Rei dresses up cutely like an idol and starts to sing some ‘it’s like a strawberry kiss’ song. Nino couldn’t believe it. Yabe exclaims if that is really squirrel girl. Kira says that it seems that before, Rei mentioned about whether or not, she’ll become some idol.. Yabe laughs and asks if she’s an idiot for that’s impossible. Nino says no, isn’t she quite cute. Kira says no, it isn’t impossible for as long as one lives on, the possibilities are limitless. This made Nino and Yabe look at him. After picking the song, blushing Kira calls out to everyone that with limitless love for Nino, he is going to sing Mr. Children. Nino blush over this.
While Yabe watches on, the others cheer Kira on and shout ‘conjugal love~’. Rei comes out of the toilet after changing back to her uniform. She spots Yabe sitting by the stairs. Yabe recalls the time when Kira told him that he’ll have a surgery. Flashback to the church: Yabe happily shouted that if Kira got the surgery, then he’ll be saved right so how come he didn’t say this earlier. Kira slightly smiled and said that the survival rate is very low and it is that gamble with fate-type [it depends on fate/will of God] of thing, quite exciting. End flashback. Yabe is startled to see Rei looking at him. She sits beside him and asks what it is. Recovering from his surprise, Yabe says that it is nothing. Rei just quietly sits beside him. Yabe tells her that he cannot imagine that Kira is leaving tomorrow. Rei says that his acting as if he’s quite strong is exposed early on. After a pause, Yabe says that he basically thinks that he wanted Kira to show more smiles from his heart but there is no single thing that he can do for Kira. He bites his thumb and tearfully mutters that anyway, he’s shit. Rei asks him that didn’t he still have drawing. “Aren’t you really good at it? Drawing an interesting thing would make him happy so how about it?” Yabe looks surprised at smiling Rei. Yabe blushes a bit upon recalling how Kira said that his drawing is very interesting and he’s amazing. Then, some guys pass by to tease Yabe that it is a lover’s rendezvous. Rei is speechless when Yabe shouts that it isn’t lovers.
On the way home, Kira is happily telling Yabe that he was quite startled for they are going home soon when Kobayashi and the others suddenly talked with him and wanted to take a picture. Yabe just says, ya. Nino asks if those are the guys whom he had a falling out before. Kira says yes. Nino is glad to hear of this development. While munching on her food, Rei points out to them that there is a sakura blossom on that tree. Kira excitedly asks where. Rei says there, but it is only one blossom. Kira exclaims that’s true. He takes out his cellphone and says that it is no good not to take a picture of it, the last sakura. He freezes then immediately corrects himself by telling Yabe and the others that he meant ‘this year’s’. Yabe looks serious. He starts to leave and says that he’ll leave the rest to them. Kira asks him what’s up, he’s leaving tomorrow, and doesn’t he want to chat with him a bit more. While walking the stairs of the pedestrian bridge, Yabe tells Kira that he’ll start drawing once again. After looking surprised, Kira asks him if that is for real. Kira happily says that is amazing and what kind of manga is it. Yabe says that it is about a crybaby main protagonist who is going through a life and death gamble. Kira looks surprised. He laughs it off by saying that it is like him. Kira is startled when Yabe turns around and points to him to say, “I won’t draw BE [bad ending] because the protagonist would definitely have a HE [happy ending]. That is Yabe’s call[/answer?]!!” Kira and others look surprised. Yabe turns around and says that he’s going, goodbye. Kira is surprised when Rei wants to give him the food she’s eating as her farewell gift to him. Rei turns around saying that she’s going to buy Magnolia Bakery’s cupcake. Nino just quietly watches on.
In Kira’s bedroom, Kira tells Nino about skype which is like a video-chat using the computer [with internet] and it is free. Nino is glad to hear about this for she is worried about telephone expense. Kira says yes, and he wants to talk with her everyday. Nino says that for the time being, she is going to get herself a passport. Kira says that even if he is happy about that, but she doesn’t have money for travel expenses. Nino says that she’ll think something about that. Looking at his cellphone, Kira says that it is already 00:05 [of March 23] and she should go home. To Kira’s surprise, Nino says that she won’t. “I won’t go home today.” While Kira insists that is no good, Nino tells him, “Because, Kira-kun, you’ll be all alone that will make you uneasy and cry.” Kira looks surprised then with a tear in his eye, Kira asks if he was found out. Nino looks teary-eyed, too. Putting his head on her shoulder, Kira says that in the end, if he were to be separated from her, his greatest weapon, he would still become scared. Nino just looks flustered. Looking at her, Kira asks if he can hold hands with her while sleeping for he wanted to carry her warmth with him and go. Nino suddenly stands up and tells him to turn around for a while. While turned away, Kira wonders if there is something hindering Nino. While the moon is up, Nino calls out to him. Kira turns around and asks what it is.. He stops to see naked Nino who is using only a blanket to cover herself.
With eyes wide open, Kira asks her what she is doing. Nino says, “Eve..even if my body is quite thin and weak, that there is no charm [charisma] to talk about, but don’t say, only holding hands, take everything. So, promise me.. *cries* Please promise me and say that you absolutely won’t die.” Kira felt like crying. He hugs her tight and says, “I promise you.” Narration: “God, by all means, bless [and protect] Kira-kun.” And, they slept while holding hands until it is morning. All dressed up, Kira salutes Nino and says that he’s going. Saluting back, Nino wishes him a pleasant journey. Sensei goes to Kira and tells him that he noticed it, it is this morning when he brought Nino home. Kira assures him that nothing happened and they just slept together. Sensei asks if he wants him to believe that. Kira admits that there is a bit of touching. This made Sensei scream, what. Tiara is bidding goodbye to Nino’s parents. Tiara is still dressed up as a woman since it is in the morning when he had to exchange shift with a store worker. Soon, preparing to ride in the taxi, Kira and Tiara wave goodbye at smiling Nino. Narration: “March 23, Kira-kun has left.” Soon, the cicadas are chirping. [<- summer] In the street, Nino has fallen to her knees and dropped her bag. Blurb: “The two had promised to see each other again. But during the season of the song of cicadas [/chirping of insects], Nino lost strength. This is because!?”
Comment: It seems that we are now approaching the climax of the series = it is going to end soon. There is no longer any question regarding their love for each other. That promise and the other scenes are quite moving. ;_; So the unresolved thing is will Kira survive this series or not..and probably whatever Sensei told Kira while they are having a bath together. Kira did well in having that happy expression during the farewell party. Of course, those who are close to him and know the real story about his overseas trip know what Kira is truly feeling, and probably like him, they are also a bit uneasy about this. For now, they all try to be optimistic about this with Yabe drawing again to make Kira happy, and Nino willing to give her everything to him. So, that last scene could be the mangaka teasing us that something bad happened..well, it could also be a good thing like = 'I couldn’t believe it' type of thing. Well, maybe the mangaka is telling us something through Yabe = she draws HE and not BE mangas. We’ll know soon enough. Scans by 离境汉化组
Word of the day:
God holds our future in His hands and gives us every breath; just knowing that He’s by our side allays our fear of death. ~ Sper from Our Daily Bread