As the couple look at each other, everyone else are looking at the couple. The two blush. The teacher tells everyone to quickly sit down as they decide the class committee member. The others are murmuring about those two still going steady and it is very strange as to why the two of them can be together. The teacher tells them to be quiet. He introduces himself as their homeroom teacher, Shigeno Katsushi [重野勝; the name is guesswork since the raws wording are very small and there are other names for 勝], teaching history. He asks if there is anyone who’ll nominate to become class committee member. Meguna happily says she does. To everyone’s shock, Meguna nominates Kawasumi as class president and Suiren as vice-president for they are quite suitable for it. This made a certain Kobayashi nominate himself as president. A certain Motoi nominated himself as vice-president. Shigeno is glad that it is decided. Meguna giggles at Suiren over how fast that has been decided. Later on, Meguna nominates Kawasumi and Suiren for cultural festival committee. And, some other people quickly offer to do it. Later on, Meguna tells Suiren that they both become beautification committee members. Suiren nods. Suiren steals a glance at Kawasumi then, she blushes. As she looks away, Kawasumi is looking at her. The school bell rings. In 2-C, Aya is worried about Suiren if she is alright. Her seatmate introduces herself to Aya as Ozaki Mina and she’ll be under her care. [/yoroshiku] Aya greets her back. Then, Ryosuke calls out to Mina and happily talk with her that there is a field trip during second year. Mina agrees to his suggestion that they be in one group when that time comes. Somehow Aya got infuriated [= most probably from watching Ryosuke and Mina]. Then, Yuri tells Aya that they go to section D. Aya agrees with her. At 2-D, Suiren and Yuri happily hug each other for it has been a long time since they saw each other. Aya is also teary-eyed. Aya notices that Suiren is classmates with Kawasumi. Yuri says that it is as Ryosuke told her and it’s great. Suiren nods in agreement. Kawasumi notices the girls outside the hallway. He stands up to go to them but Suiren’s fanboys quickly jump on Kawasumi and shout what he is doing, he cannot go near Takane [no hana]-chan. Aya tells Kawasumi to protect Suiren well. While being hold on by some guy, slightly blushing Kawasumi says yes. This made the fanboys angrily shout what is with that ‘yes’ and their eyes shouldn’t meet. Aghast Yuri says that she is very worried about Kawasumi. Then, Meguna introduces herself to the others and invites Suiren to come to this side to talk with the other girls. This made Aya tell Yuri that they are going back.
In section 3-A, Koume happily says that she’s super lucky to be in the same class with Koharu for three years. Koharu asks if she has decided on what path to follow after graduation. Koume says of course, she is already in third year and temporarily, she’ll work at her family’s place. Koharu says that it’s really great to be the boss’ daughter. Koume says that even if it’s the boss, but it is opening a supermarket. Koharu wonders what she should do. Koume says that if it is Koharu, she can take an exam to go to college. Koharu says that she couldn’t get in anywhere [<- pass college]. Koume changes the topic by inviting her to a goukon [group blind date] with a very gorgeous member [of the group]. Koharu refuses. Koume says that she always refuses and could it be that she doesn’t want to find a boyfriend. She says that’s not bad. Koume says that means that during high school, it is only Todaka-senpai whom she went steady with. Koharu angrily tells her not to mention that name. Koume laughs about this. Koharu says that didn’t she have a boyfriend. Koume becomes quiet before telling Koharu that they broke up. This made Koharu asks if they can still get together. Depressed Koume says that this time around, it seems that it’s no good. Patting Koume’s hair bun, Koharu says that it is alright. Putting her hands together, Koume says that she begs of her for no matter what she [Koume] wants to have a boyfriend before her birthday and that is before June. Koharu tells her that she’s being shallow for being able to quickly change. Koharu sighs but Koume kept on making ‘I beg of you’ poses. Koharu finally relents and agrees to do it for one day. Koume is really happy over this and says that they still need two more people. Soon, it is time to go home. Aya and Yuri go to Suiren and tell her that they are going home. The two are surprised that Suiren is with Meguna. Meguna asks if she can walk out together with them because she is going on a date with her boyfriend. She asks if the two have a boyfriend. Aya says that there’s no need. Yuri says she doesn’t have one. While walking, Meguna is happily talking about the two being obviously quite cute, she loves romance/love topics, and it can [help to] quickly blend in with everyone. Aya casually says is that so. Soon, they part ways with Meguna. At the café, Yuri laments over not realizing that a change of class can be quite exhausting. Aya agrees.
While Yuri is returning a 100 yen beverage coupon, Suiren quickly looks at the door upon hearing it open. Kawasumi has arrived. While Yuri and Kawasumi are exchanging greetings, he glances at Suiren. Kawasumi blushes upon recalling how he held her. Suiren blushes that they are in the same class. While telling Aya to move/sit beside her, Yuri asks about Ryosuke. To Yuri’s shock, Kawasumi tells them that guy got a girlfriend. Aya asks if it is Mina. Kawasumi nods. Yuri couldn’t believe that Ryosuke unexpectedly got to be first [who got a lover]. She asks how come Aya knew. Aya says that with Mina at her side, it felt as if their relationship is very good and for Ryosuke, it’s quite gross. After sweatdropping, Yuri tells Aya that they should also go to a goukon and be introduced to others. Aya says that there’s no need. Yuri tearfully calls out Aya’s name. Aya says that didn’t Yuri say that there is someone at her work whom she has an eye on. While a waiter is serving, flustered Yuri waves her arms and tells Aya not to talk about it anymore. Aya asks if he is around. Yuri shouts not to look around and not to find him. Thinking of an outstanding person, Kawasumi says Atohira-kun. Yuri says that if it’s her, she doesn’t suit him. Aya comments that he’s [Atohira] very handsome. This shocks Yuri that Aya says, “but [I] don’t like”. Aya tells Yuri that it would be good if she strive harder. Suiren glances at the waiter and at flustered Yuri. Then, the girls bid the couple goodbye. While alone together, Suiren is thinking over how happy she is that they are in the same class and she felt that if she says it out, her heart will always keep on beating fast. While stirring her coffee, Suiren thinks that it has been a long time since the two of them get to meet together like this. She recalls the hug and she starts to blush really red. She wonders if she should say ‘sorry’ but that always feels very strange, so how about ‘thank you’ but it seems that it is wrong and is it also okay not to talk about this topic now. While Suiren struggles to say something, Kawasumi says that he is very happy that they get to be in the same class. “..the guys around are very noisy. I’m sorry about that. --..but, it is alright, as much as possible, I will make Shibaseki-chan have a normal steady [/smooth] life especially from Kawata and the others who are particularly annoying.” Blushing Suiren stutters as she tells him that she’s alright, as much as possible, she doesn’t want to give him any trouble. Kawasumi smiles at her and tells her that it is alright because that is his responsibility to her. Blushing Suiren lets him go ahead and do just that. Suiren thinks that it is alright, she’ll also protect him.
While walking, Yuri tells Aya that guy [she likes] has a girlfriend. Aya says is that so. Yuri tells her that at that time, she didn’t know about it and it appears to be a long distance love relationship. She came to know about it around the time before the cultural festival when they’ve started going steady. Aya tells Yuri to talk more about things with her. Yuri says that she felt that she’ll trouble Aya with her own issues. Yuri is touched when Aya says that she hopes that Yuri won’t be worried[/distressed] all by herself. Yuri assures her that lately, it felt quite refreshing. Just when they meet up with Koume and Koharu, Yuri screams about getting on to the next romance. Koume invites them to go to a goukon with them right now. Koharu tries to tell Koume that these two won’t do. Yuri tensely greets Koharu. To Koharu’s irritation, Koume shows a picture of a guy saying that this is her friend, Yuu-kun and all of the guys there are handsome. While Koume is holding up the picture on her cellphone, Aya says handsome guys, she’ll check it out. Yuri says that basically, they[/she] haven’t gone to a goukon-something. Aya mutters about Yuri being still passive with her own love life and isn’t it her turn to find happiness. Aya tells her that even if she doesn’t know if things will progress smoothly today but it is no good to run away. This made Yuri look determined. Koharu is telling Koume to look at the mood there, so she’s saying that those two won’t do. To Koharu’s shock, Yuri says that they’ll also go. Koume says that’s great and that they have a toast for today’s encounter. While Koharu is furious that no one is listening to her, Yuri tells Aya that it would be good if she can also meet a suitable guy. Aya wonders if she can. She says that about love, she always couldn’t understand it. Koharu threatens that she won’t be going and it is alright if they lack one person. Koume asks if she’s serious. Koharu starts walking away that Koume calls out, “Todaka-senpai~~ Ah, I was mistaken, Koharu.” Koharu angrily calls her attention. Koume says that she wants to see Koharu being victorious all by herself. Koume cunningly tells Koharu that she’s the only one who’s very cute. Koharu thinks that’s right, she is very popular. She starts walking towards the others, then she tries to leave for she is being deceived. Too late, Koume grabs her wrist and says, guess what, they are already here. In the room, Koume greets the guys. Yuu thanks Kouma and comments that everyone is cute. Aya and Yuri look surprised for among the four guys, there is Atohira who is getting ready to eat his parfait. Eh?
Comment: The couple’s part is nice. ^-^ Kawasumi is becoming more vocal about what he thinks and he’s acting more like a boyfriend. I guess in their case, they plan to protect each other to have a ‘normal life’ as those pesky annoying fanboys kept on bothering them with too much attention. In a way, the fanboys are somewhat funny in their futile attempt to stop the two being together. Since things are going smoothly for the two, it seems that her friends are going to also find their own romances. From this chapter, I think Aya and Atohira would make an amusing couple because of their personalities. ^-^ We’ll see how their goukon turns out later on. What I find amusing about this chapter is the different ways of manipulating people to do what they would mostly not inclined to do. =P Just with Meguna’s suggestion about Kawasumi and Suiren being together for a certain committee, it is enough to make fanboys volunteer themselves for committee positions that they would most likely not join. ^^; Even if Koume seems stupid like an airhead, she really knows how to deal with Koharu by going for Koharu’s weakness -> ex-boyfriend, getting her pity, and even flattering her. Lol, Koharu easily falls for all of that. Even Aya managed to convince Yuri with her pep talk on do not hesitate, and moving forward to find her own happiness so that she’ll go to the goukon for her own good. ^^ It makes me wonder if Atohira is also ‘convinced’ to join the goukon by bribing him with a parfait =P Scans by all★wink汉化组
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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ~ Elbert Hubbard