His friend laughs asks if Yanagi is looking at those two shy lovers who just started going steady. He nervously asks what’s up with Yanagi’s hellish expression. This made Yanagi more determined to become a stalker and no longer care about his image. Unfortunately, a boy bumps into him and starts calling out to his mother. While the boy holds on to Yanagi’s shirt, his friend says that the boy must be lost. Yanagi couldn’t believe the timing. He looks at the side and the couple is already gone. Depressed Yanagi decides to buy some food for the boy to make him stop crying first. Meanwhile, Souma and Kujou found some stairs that is used during worship. Since no one used it, they decided to sit there for a while. While Kujou is eating what seems to be kakigori, Souma says that she hasn’t been talking in a while. Kujou timidly says that it is because she doesn’t know how she should treat him. Thinking that is fresh[/new], Souma sits down and says that the worst plan in his heart is to let things pass while she isn’t aware that he’s confessing. Right now, at least this is stronger than he originally thought. Kujou says that she doesn’t think that she’s slow-witted up to that extent. While Souma couldn’t believe her nerve to say that, Kujou says that she has seen things with Fujimoto, Yanagi and the others so about love, boy-girlfriend type of incident, there is an impression in her heart but she just always think that it has nothing to do with her for it is too abstract [way over her imagination], and she couldn’t think of a concrete plan and countermeasure.. Souma wonders if she is in an exam. She asks him what should she do and what does he want her to do. Souma says, “I..I hope that you can like me..” Then he covers his face over why he tends to say such embarrassing words to Kujou that he wants to die. Feeling awkward, Kujou says that even if she likes him but it seems that it isn’t quite the same. Still blushing Souma says ya. Kujou asks what part isn’t the same and how does he like her. Souma couldn’t believe that she’s asking him to teach her. Feeling his strength drained, Souma composes himself. He seriously looks at her. While touching her finger, he says that it is like right now, when he is with her, his heart would keep on beating [fast] and he would want to spend more time with her. Holding her hand up, he says, “I wish that you’ll only attentively watch[/gaze] upon me, just me. This is what I think.” Then, Kujou is startled when Souma starts screaming that is enough, he got caught into that kind of conversation again. Kujou felt like apologizing to him. She is a bit startled for she felt that he isn’t the usual Souma.
Standing up, Souma asks if she somewhat knows this now and she doesn’t see him that way, right? Kujou says ya. He tells her that even if it is like that, try to think of[/look at] him that way then, when she found the answer, tell it to him and he’ll be waiting. Kujou looks surprised that she asks if he changed. Looking away, Souma says ya, it is because the knot in his heart has totally unraveled. Souma ends the conversation and says that they’ll go back to the fair. He smiles at her and asks if there is something that she wants to eat. Kujou thinks that she noticed that he is truly like a changed person that she couldn’t calm down. She wonders what is like[/love] and how should she answer. She recalls his answer on how it is to be in love and she immediately remembers Yanagi touching her hair. She snaps out of it and wonders why she thought of Yanagi and it is Yanagi’s fault for doing that kind of thing because Yanagi, after all, is her friend. Back at the fair, Yanagi is carrying the lost boy on his shoulders. The boy is carrying some fish, caramel apple, cotton candy and balloon [that Yanagi most probably bought for him]. While Yanagi fixes the boy’s mask, he asks if he saw his mother. The boy says no. When they went to the center for help regarding the lost boy, the boy calls out to his mother. The boy is reunited with his mother who apologizes and thanks Yanagi. Yanagi’s friend is glad over the turn of events while Yanagi says that his wallet is lighter thanks to that kid. His friend decides to go home and Yanagi wants to stroll for another around. Thinking that it is now a bit crowded, Yanagi doesn’t think he can still find the two and he has to go home to study. And, his luck turned since he sees the two in front of him. Back in stalker mode, Yanagi quickly hides behind the bushes. Souma wants to bring Kujou home but she declines for she is going to the supermarket. Souma stares at Kujou then tells her that despite acting superior, he is only being dizzy[/hot headed] all by himself and there’s no need for her to mind him and it is okay even if she shows her airs[/arrogance? He’s probably telling her to be like before]. This made Kujou blush. She smiles and says okay. Unable to hear what they are talking about, Yanagi is aghast over the mood between the two. As the two separate and leave, Yanagi wonders what is truly happening for it isn’t like they coincidentally met but rather, got specially invited, so who invited who. No, it is impossible for Kujou to go and invite someone so it seems that Souma did but that would be, Souma invited her out without him [Yanagi] knowing it so that he won’t cause trouble, so what is Souma’s plan. Yanagi notices that Souma turns around to look at Kujou and he gently smiles. Yanagi is surprised by this. Just when Souma turns around again, he sees Yanagi standing by the tree and looking at him. Surprised Souma mutters, “—Yanagi-senpai..” Posing Yanagi says, “Yo.”
Comment: And, that is how to try to become the male lead. =P It might not last long though, now that Yanagi knows that Souma is still after Kujou so he won’t be complacent anymore. Based on Souma’s expression, Yanagi pretty much realized that it isn’t some accidental encounter but rather a date so no more hiding and..time to fight back? From the blurb for the next chapter, it seems to be a talk between the two guys. I’m not sure what they are going to talk about..I mean, Yanagi cannot exactly tell him to back off since he isn’t going steady with Kujou...nor even confessed. I’m curious though what Yanagi would do if he learned of the confession. Would he also confess too or use a different method than directly confessing? In a way, Souma is doing him a favor in explaining to Kujou what it is to be in love and Kujou is connecting that to Yanagi. But her ‘he’s my friend’ way of thinking is also hindering things. Souma does seem to have changed for he is being more vocal about what he wants and showing that he’s really in love. Also, he’s taking this risk even if well..it might be futile. In a way, it seems that he is wavering a bit on that one because like before, things are already in that mood between them when he suddenly backs out or cut things short. ^^;; So for now, this has turned into a love triangle. =P Scans by 红莲汉化组
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