She looks at him looking depressed and looking away. She timidly says okay, she won’t go and don’t bow his head. He looks up to her and smiles. He tells her that they go look at the sea. Mairu smiles back and thinks that he’s like a kid. At the beach, Fuyu says that it is very dark. She says that after all, it is February. He says that it’s very cold. She says that after all, it is February and even if it is Okinawa, it is quite cold. Mairu thinks but the stars are very beautiful. She sees a small seashell on the sand. Just when she bends down to pick it up, the wave washes it away. Fuyu asks what is it. She explains that she saw a cute shell but it got washed it away. To her surprise, Fuyu starts walking in the water with his shoes on. She calls out for him to no..wait..! With the water up to his waist, Fuyu bends down and tries to pick up something. He starts walking back shore. He smiles and gives her the seashell. Holding it in her hand, tears start to form on Mairu’s eyes. This surprises Fuyu. He looks away and asks why she’s crying. Wiping her tears, Mairu says that she also doesn’t know. She thinks that she doesn’t know why she unexpectedly felt very sad as if something is pressing into her chest.. because Fuyu is truly smiled quite innocently. Fuyu starts to tell her that he is thinking of making her happy and he didn’t know that it is quite hard. While Mairu looks at him and thinks that the stars are so beautiful, Fuyu starts sneezing out loud. Mairu exclaims that they should go back and take a bath. Fuyu says that it’s cold. That night, they have a scrumptious dinner of what seems to be lobsters/huge prawns and sushi. When Mairu is taking a bath, she tells him not to keep knocking on the door and asking if she’s still inside. Later on, while looking at his cellphone, he asks her if she wants to go sightseeing to a place before going back. He calls out to her since she didn’t reply. He finds her sound asleep on the bed. Covering her with a blanket, Fuyu decides to let it go since a lot of things happened in such a short time which had given her a shock and she’s also tired over things mostly about Tenyuu, or Tenyuu, or Tenyuu. Resting his chin on the bed, Fuyu looks at her. He looks away and thinks that he really, really wants to kiss her. He tells himself that he promised that she won’t lay a hand on her so he cannot but the, she won’t notice if it is a light touch, no, no, no, it is the problem of being found out and isn’t this breaking the promise and could it be that he’s a junior high student.
He twitches when Mairu mutters Tenyuu’s name in her sleep. Mairu wakes up when she hears a sound. She sees Fuyu opening the porch door and angrily shouting that the sea breeze is quite comfortable. Puzzled Mairu says that it’s quite cold. Fuyu says that they’re going to call Tenyuu. Mairu is surprised when Fuyu grabs her cellphone. Holding the cellphone on his ear, Fuyu says that they’ll ask why he’s hiding and why he ran away to Hokkaido, ask him about everything. Mairu tells him to wait, don’t call. Then, Fuyu gets a message that this cellphone is no longer in use. Fuyu wonders out loud if Tenyuu already ‘cancelled the contract’[/change his phone]. Mairu falls down on the bed and says, ya, if he didn’t change his cellphone, he’ll definitely be able to receive her call..ahahaha. She mutters that this is inevitable, after all, things had become awkward between them. He calls her a crybaby. Mairu says that she isn’t crying. Mairu thinks that the person she likes doesn’t like her at all and it felt as if the world will end. Even if it is like that, everyday, she thinks that perhaps a miracle would happen and perhaps that one day, she prays that the unrequited love would be actualized. There is a scene of Fuwari [I assume, correct me if I’m wrong] asking a person named Alex through internet texting when Alex is coming home, it has already been two days since Alex didn’t come home, and he made Alex’s favorite hamburger. Then, there is a scene of Ayano arriving in snowy Hokkaido. After observing the amazing heavy snow storm, she thinks that upon coming here and she is still rejected, then, it’s over, everything she drew up will be put to rest. She thinks of Tenyuu. Back at the hotel room, Mairu asks Fuyu what he is doing since he is waving his hand above her head. He tells her that he is air-caressing her because she’s crying so he wants to comfort her but then, if he touches her, that is sexual harassment and after all, he promised. Mairu laughs and says that actually, that is alright. Pushing his luck, Fuyu says that actually, he really wants to kiss her. This surprises Mairu. Fuyu repeats that he wants to kiss her. Then, Mairu sees the seashell on the table. Mairu tells herself that giving up and giving up everything, it will definitely be very relaxing.
At Hokkaido, in the news, it is reported that there will be a great snow storm and the strongest in their history. Covered in snow, aghast Tenyuu greets everyone. His new boss exclaims if he is alright since he is covered in snow. There is some introduction of make-up artist, Yayoi, his new boss. Yayoi asks if Tenyuu is afraid of the cold since he looks deathly pale everyday when he comes to work. He says ya, and he totally didn’t know that he is scared of cold until he came here. She tells him to wear more clothes and she’s worried about him. He just says okay but actually, he doesn’t have money to buy clothes. Just when Yayoi is asking him why he came to Hokkaido, the model has already arrived. Tenyuu thinks that he wants to know the so-called reason and it is all that mushroom’s fault. For him, Mairu is only a super dirty stray cat that he picked up one day and after washing it, it became clean. Cat thanks him. And later on, it became very close to him. Cat calls him to quickly come and save her. And in the end, she suddenly became a girl confessing to him. For her to say those words, it is impossible and his brain won’t react to it. In his apartment, he looks at the magazine while complaining of the cold. He still thinks of ‘is she still okay..’ and she’s with Fuyu right now. He lies down on the tatami floor and wonders how things are for Mairu with Fuyu and if it is Fuyu, it should be alright for even if that guy is very flirty[/frivolous] but he absolutely won’t do despicable things. Tenyuu thinks that if he just let her be, she’ll immediately be deceived by some strange guy. He becomes infuriated that Mairu is that kind of kid. Sitting up, Tenyuu angrily thinks that Mairu would immediately like the person who is a bit nice to her and even if the cause is because the former her don’t have self-confidence towards herself but properly look at the guys. And, those guys..her past boyfriends, they should have properly gone steady with her, be more nice to her, and two-timing is not allowed, blockhead. He wonders why they had to hurt that kid who is like a newborn baby, and why they hurt that kid who likes them as if her life depended on it. “If it is me, I’ll definitely properly, go stea--” He stops that thought and says that’s wrong, why him, just now doesn’t count. And, he goes to work again looking awful and covered with snow. And, he gets a message on his phone. He goes out to meet with Ayano outside. Ayano apologizes for making him come and asks if it is alright. He says that it is, and right now, they are on a break. He comments that she is really capable to be able to know of his new phone number.
Taking off her sunglasses, she tells him that she is Ayano after all. Tenyuu laughs and says that she is still like that and how is everyone. He is surprised when Ayano asks her who is everyone and who cares about the others, she has something to tell him so she came. After introducing[/showing off] herself, what she does and her goal, Ayano says that even if he rejected her, she still likes him. Tenyuu thinks that she’s quite cute but, it is only that, she’s very cute. He says sorry. She says that it doesn’t matter because she won’t cry. After a pause, she says that she’s going back to Tokyo. He offers to bring her [to the airport] but she refuses and says that they just bid goodbye here. She tells him that with her true feelings, she had properly come to this place and made a decision. She asks him what about him. This stuns him. She says that this has already nothing to do with her. She turns around and leaves. While walking, Ayano tries to convince herself that it is alright since she no longer likes him, totally don’t like him but her tears betray her true feelings. She mentally bids Tenyuu goodbye. While walking back, Tenyuu gets a call from Maehara who asks if he met up with Ayano. Tenyuu says that it turns out that he was the one who gave her his number. Maehara laughs and says that it doesn’t matter for it is only Mairu whom he shouldn’t tell. He asks afterwards, did they properly talk. Recalling what Ayano said about going there with her true feelings and making a decision, Tenyuu thinks that he had ran away from Mairu’s side and came to this place. Is it because of Mairu? Because he couldn’t return her feelings? Really? As Maehara is calling out to him on the phone since he isn’t responding, Tenyuu looks at the side to see a van heading straight for him. He thinks that even if he ran away from Mairu’s side, his head is still filled with things about Mairu. Everything went black. Soon, he wakes up in a hospital room. Yayoi exclaims to the doctor that he’s awake. Tenyuu immediately sits up and looks at his hand. He exclaims that it is great that he isn’t injured. Yayoi angrily tells him that he lost consciousness for three hours after the van hit him. This surprises Tenyuu. The doctor asks how he is feeling. He says okay. The doctor plans to do a detailed examination on him tomorrow just in case. After the doctor left, Yayoi’s kids are laughing and saying that there’s snow outside. Yayoi is talking on the phone with Maehara to tell him that Tenyuu is okay and it is just a light brain concussion. Then, one of the kids says that the sun is up. Tenyuu looks out window and mutters that it is now clear [sky].. a revolving lantern.. Yayoi asks huh. Tenyuu says that the moment he was encountered the van, he thought that his childhood memories would come out like a revolving lantern but in the end, he didn’t see it, and he saw something else. Yayoi exclaims what it is. Blushing a bit, he says the face of the person he likes. Blurb: “Next, the finale!!”
Comment: Winter is over and I guess it is time to switch back to the main character. Well, even if it is only short, those are some nice cute scenes with Fuyu even if he does seem to be somewhat manipulative yet childish. In a way, Tenyuu is pretty much spot on regarding Mairu. I mean if Fuyu isn’t that nice and she got brought there all alone without much reaction until they are there..what could have happened? No wonder Tenyuu is quite protective of her because she is really ah..gullible? I cannot really say if Fuyu was different from her ex-boyfriends and if Tenyuu is truly better than Fuyu since I’ve skipped almost 3/4s of the story. ^^; The part here on: 1. girl confess to guy, 2. guy rejects her for some reason, 3. girl starts to have a suitor even if she still likes guy, 4. other girl lectures guy about facing his feelings with girl and 5. guy realizes that he likes/wants girl – is somewhat similar to a certain other Margaret series about a daytime shooting star. ^^; And, I start to think that whatever the ending of this series is, it might be the opposite resolution for HnR or else, I would think that it would be a copy of this one. ^^;; Unless, of course, HnR would do something creative and different. After separating from her, it is quite apparent that Tenyuu is a worrywart about Mairu. It is the usual distance makes the heart grow fonder. I’m not quite convinced that it is romantic love just because he feels that he could treat and go steady with Mairu better than anyone else. And, I’m not too sure if all of them are awful..I thought Mirai was not that bad. But then, well, it does take an almost life-death moment for one to realize how important one is in one’s life and he probably realizes that he loves her. Since it wasn’t long ago since he rejected her and Mairu still has feeling for him, his chance is really high and Mairu’s unrequited love is returned..just like what she mentioned, a miracle. Ayano’s unrequited love would remain like that but I wonder what was the point in showing Fuwari, I assume, there? In a way, I’m glad that there isn’t much on him since I totally have no idea who this Alex is. ^^;; It does seem that this series should have continued on since there is a character who wasn’t quite resolved. It also made me think that the ending is somewhat rushed because of Tenyuu sudden realization of his feeling for Mairu after all what he said before and that Momo thing. Anyway, for the last time, please do not spoil me on what happened in the last chapter. ^^ Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to the person to realize your worth. ~ Author Unknown