Then, Aya and Yuri call out to Suiren and tell her that they’ll eat together for lunch. She nods her head. Yuri is sad that they’ll have to go to their classroom. After a sad goodbye from her two friends, Meguna asks Suiren if she’s good in mathematics. Suiren shakes her head. Meguna says, same with her. Then, during lunch, Meguna joins the other girls. While eating, they see Kawasumi coming to the roof. Suiren goes inside to the stairs with him and they stand by the door. Kawasumi sees her looking at him. He blushes and looks away. He apologizes for it being sudden. He also apologizes for those guys in class a while ago. She shakes her head. They look at each other. She notices him looking serious. He tells her that he thinks that it is better for them not to talk to each other in the classroom. This surprises her. He looks down. She nods her head. She thinks that compared to anyone, she clearly knows that it is more relaxing not to talk. Suiren goes back to the others. She is also not good in talking [/expressing herself] and it absolutely isn’t Kawasumi’s fault. Although no one is at fault, but it is the first time she’s told by someone not to talk. She recalls their phone conversation and wonders what would happen if she said that she’s lonely. She has been thinking about this yesterday and today, is it truly okay not to have said it? Seeing her expression, her friends quickly ask what had happened. Suiren thinks that a loose mouth may cause trouble. Aya asks Suiren what Kawasumi want but Suiren won’t say. So, Aya asks Meguna instead. She informs them that today it was quite a ruckus started by the guys just because the two exchanged glances. Yuri is dismayed to hear that. Aya looks at Suiren and asks if Kawasumi told her something like ignore him in class. Suiren shakes her head. Aya asks if it better not to talk. Suiren nods. Yuri couldn’t believe that. Meguna says that even so, perhaps, for the two of them, this is good. Aya admits that she also thinks it is better to do that but obviously, there is no need to deliberately say it like that. While the girls are talking, Suiren thinks that following being classmates, she’s currently trying to find their [two of them, electric] contact. She kept on looking for it and would it show up. Maybe like this, no matter what, it will be lost. Recalling Kawasumi telling her that he absolutely won’t make her feel uneasy, Suiren thinks that she’s lonely and at the same time, she’s also very scared.
Comment: I think it is a unique Japan situation wherein fanboys/girls would prefer the popular boy/girl to be single so that s/he is ‘shared’ rather than being monopolized by just one person. If the popular person has gone steady, fanboys/girls can be vicious toward the ‘thief’. Unlike in other shoujos, we have fanboys here and they can be very annoying. Troublesome since they can affect the two’s relationship. Meguna tries to side with the couple but the fanboys really make a fuss that even Kawasumi snapped and Suiren is uneasy over it. It also doesn’t help that Kawasumi is deciding things on his own regarding what he thinks is best for him in regards to karate and for them in regards with dealing with the fanboys without talking it with Suiren first. I can understand her fear regarding this since these two incidents can somewhat make them drift apart. This made me wonder if this is the reason why Atohira would prefer a more vocal girl for Kawasumi since Suiren tends to just agree with what Kawasumi wants even if she doesn’t really agree/is happy with his decision. He did warn before of pressure building up in Suiren because of that and it might cause them to break up which seems to be what is making Suiren feel scared aside from being lonely. It is really too bad that it is a rare opportunity for them to be classmates but they couldn’t enjoy it together. Hopefully, they’ll resolve this issue so that they’ll have happier memories while being classmates or at least, make their relationship move smoothly as it progress. ^^ Scans by all★wink汉化组
Word of the day:
Trusting God’s faithfulness dispels our fearfulness. ~ Our Daily Bread