She asks how come Himari didn’t tell her earlier about it and there were definitely a lot of love letters between them. Himari tells her that is a long time ago and right now, they— Her mother says that if it is Ryou, she’ll hold up her hand and approve. She tells Himari that Ryou always treated her nicely so he is definitely a good kid w and she supports Himari. Himari is shock by that. Keiko says that they still have to clean things up so she’s going ahead. Himari tries to tell her to wait but her mother tells her to just tell her everything in detail after she returns home. Keiko happily tells her husband that they’re going and it’s really great that the other party is Ryou. Himari wonders what to do for the person she likes is-- [Keita]. Meanwhile, Keita is kicking some stone around to vent his frustration over Ryou and Himari winning the contest. He tries to laugh it off by asking if he’s an idiot when that is only a game. Nevertheless, he couldn’t convince himself that it is only like that. Looking flustered, he wonders if she is still choosing family. Then, a woman calls out to Keita. Keita looks dark and asks how come she appears here, leave. The woman tearfully apologizes and says that in the end, he is still angry at her. “But, no matter what, mama still wants to see Keita.” Soon, Himari waves goodbye to the others. She overhears the others about how lucky that they are with today’s activity because of the lovers’ competition and the two are their committee members. Himari thinks that Keita isn’t around and he didn’t participate in the activity so maybe he went to work. She decides to go home. Then, a guy asks if she’s going home alone. She says yes. The guy then pushes Ryou out and tells her to let Ryou bring her home. Ryou protests that didn’t he say not do to this kind of thing. The guy just bids Ryou goodbye. Somewhat flustered, Ryou apologizes to Himari for he told them many times but.. Himari nervously laughs and says that everyone doesn’t have malice about it. She adds that it is only a misunderstanding so it is alright. Still smiling, she thanks him for today but it is alright for her to go home alone. She tells him that she’ll see him tomorrow at school. Himari walks away. Ryou looks downcast then becomes determined. Just as Himari goes to the train station, Ryou grabs her wrist and tells her that he’ll still bring her home, let him bring her home.
Comment: Why do I feel that Himari is digging herself into a hole as she continues to kept the truth from her mother? Contrary to what Ryou seems to intend to do, it now makes everyone want to root for him including Himari’s mother. In a way, Ryou being nice to Himari during elementary is paying off. I begin to wonder if Keiko doesn’t know that Keita was the elementary bully who made Himari scared of guys. Somehow, this realization makes me wonder how she’ll react if she knew. With the appearance of Keita’s mother, Keita can use this to his advantage. He can use his mother to get his father back so that he won’t be ‘siblings’ with Himari anymore. Of course, that wouldn’t exactly make Himari happy for breaking her mother’s heart. The other way is for Keita to move out and live with his mother so they are no longer ‘siblings’ in a way. One thing is for sure, things would change a bit with the mother’s comeback. As for Ryou, I guess he isn’t going to easily give up but he isn’t exactly going to act like a ‘villain’ just to get Himari. Will he successfully bring her home or would their be a hindrance like she refuses again or someone like Keita sees them and..? until the next chapter. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
Dare to desire, dare to do. ~ Amit Kalantri