After the hug, things are back to normal in school = not much lovey-dovey interaction between Suzume and Mamura. Then, there is a sports festival and Mamura is going to participate in one of the events. Since she wants to act more like a girlfriend, Suzume declines a walk home together with Mamura after school so that she can make headbands/hachimaki and pompoms for the sports festival. She plans to make a headband for Mamura. [<- and I assume the stuff she made is specifically for her class or else, how can Mamura get that headband] After going to the classroom, she realizes that it is Shishio’s class. A bit awkward and lost in thought, Suzume kept on focusing with the task at hand instead of Shishio who is supervising the activity. She made a headband with a small horse [<- there is a kanji of ‘horse’ in Mamura] then imagines if he would wear it. She snaps out of it and finds herself to be the only one left and Shishio is waiting for her to finish. While talking with her, Shishio accidentally calls her by her nickname. Thinking that is a foul, she casually tells him that she doesn’t mind a bit whatever he calls her now. She put all her strength to pretend while saying that [last line = do not mind it a bit], so she plans to quickly leave before he notices. Shishio holds her hand, recalls her and Mamura together, and he pulls her to him to hug her.
Comment: And, we should set up the basketball court again for this is ah..potential round 3? of Shishio vs Mamura for Suzume. So, will Mamura be able to keep the ball just when he is warming with it or will Shishio steal it from behind? With that hug, Shishio fans are screaming yes, finally, he made his move. Hehe, the first thing on my mind though upon seeing that is..ah, a teacher is hugging a former ‘rejected by him’ student who currently has a boyfriend. ^^;; For a really messy scenario, someone would suddenly come in and saw them like that. =P I somewhat doubt that will happen. If she goes back to Shishio, it will probably be followed by a lot of apologizes. ‘Sorry, I lied, I actually like you’. ‘Sorry, I told him to back off since he is a teacher/adult’. ‘Sorry, I tried liking you but actually, I still like..’ ‘Sorry, guys, I didn’t tell you but my first love is actually..’ Well, Mamura would probably shrug and move on after that comment about being satisfied with what he had now. ^^;; Anyway, we’ll know for sure if it is back to how it was before Shishio’s rejection, based on how Suzume would react/do in the next upcoming chapters. I think the climax of that decision would be on the sports festival day itself. Now, do you think that the selling point of this series is the love triangle? I recall a Chinese reader mentioning that the female character in Stardust Wink would keep on going back and forth between the guys because its selling point is the love triangle. There are other series which are like that, Vampire Knight, Parfait Tic, etc. So, if this series is the same, I think it would be only at the last few chapters when we’ll know for sure as to whom Suzume would end up with..until then, it would probably be back and forth between the guys, as readers of whichever guy they are rooting, can just hope their guy gets the prize. =P Though, currently, I think Suzume wasn’t that fickle which usually happens to female leads in a love triangle series since she isn’t too sure with Mamura yet. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Word of the day:
Unpredictability seems like a reason for anxiety. But the psalmist [King David from the Bible] didn’t have time to worry about what might happen. Instead, he made the choice to praise his Maker, who never loses control. We can make the same choice. ~ Our Daily Bread