While Chihiro is surprised to see Nanjou, he asks her if they [she and Sho] had a fight. Flustered Chihiro quickly changes the topic and says that it is quite unexpected for them to meet each other coincidentally in two succeeding days, and is she getting ready to go home.. Nanjou interrupts by saying that she is crying just now and is it because of Sho. She tries to explain when he holds out his hand towards her face. She quickly turns away so Nanjou pulls back his hand. Looking away, she says that it isn’t really a quarrel. Nanjou mutters if she likes Sho so much to the point of crying. She is puzzled when Nanjou tells her to wait as he goes in the Patisserie Satie. Later on, he holds a small bag and tells her that it is for her. He tells her that it is chocolate and after eating it, she’ll more or less calm down for it seems that sweets have some effect. Chihiro corrects him that it is more on eliminating fatigue. He just says is that so, probably it is like that. Chihiro wonders if he is comforting her. She thanks him and decides to accept the chocolates. Nanjou offers to give her a listening ear for it might be easier to talk about it to an outsider. This made Chihiro flustered and soon, she did tell him about it. Nanjou says so that’s it, she doesn’t trust Sho because of the ex-girlfriend. Chihiro protests that it isn’t like that since it isn’t a bit the same as not trusting him but rather, she only feels very uneasy and it isn’t Sho’s fault. She says that in the end, it would be better for her not to comparing herself with their [Sho and Elena] relationship before. Chihiro thinks that she obviously doesn’t want to be at a loss [/entangled] with the past but it is because compared to her, when Sho is with Elena, it is a more natural scene. With them together, it seems like they are lovers. Nanjou asks her why she is crying then. He tells her that she isn’t crying because of Sho, and if Sho really didn’t do anything wrong, then right now, she won’t be feeling uneasy. Chihiro tells him that she already told him that this isn’t Sho’s fault but rather, on her own, she..
Nanjou says that she’s wrong, at the same that she is absolving [/pardoning] Sho, she is also absolving herself. “You didn’t ask the things that you want to ask, is because you just don’t want to get yourself hurt. Isn’t that so? *Chihiro looks stunned* Your expression is telling me that it is indeed that way.” Flustered Chihiro denies that it is like that, no, she isn’t like Sho who is used to dating [/going steady], for her, this thing is.. Chihiro stops and starts to wonder if it isn’t only with Elena, but she feels inferior towards Sho. Recalling the time when Sho is on top of her, Chihiro thinks that Sho was calm at that time and he must have sensed her fear..it turns out that she doesn’t have self-confidence. Tears start to form on her eyes. Nanjou says is that so, Sho is used to it, then won’t it be if she is also used to it. “Want to try it out?” Chihiro looks up and asks, huh? To her shock, Nanjou quickly holds her chin up and kisses her. She shouts for him to stop, let go. She pushes him away and holds her lips. Flustered Chihiro asks, what..? She wonders why he would.. Nanjou apologizes to her and says that it is because she always kept on saying Sho this and Sho that so he wants to bully her a bit. This made Chihiro angrily punch him hard in the gut. Chihiro is startled by what she did. She starts to apologize but she stops and asks herself out loud why she is apologizing.. She looks at the side and is shock to see Elena, who turns out to be a waitress in the patisserie. And, she has seen them. As Chihiro looks at gloomy Nanjou who is still holding his stomach, Chihiro wipes her lips and quickly leaves for she was seen. As she kept on wiping her lips, she wonders what to do for she was seen by Elena. She also wonders why Nanjou would suddenly kiss her, could it be that it is only..teasing her and that’s all? “No, I don’t recognize that kind of Nanjou. He isn’t that kind of guy! *wipe wipe* I don’t want Hinase to know.” Sitting near her bed, Chihiro continues to wipe her lips and curses.
Then, her cellphone rings. It is an online text [from an app like LINE] from Sho asking if she is already home. She wonders if it is better to reply back but then, they parted in bad terms. She decides to reply back, ‘I’m home’ and somehow she is afraid to send it. She presses the send button and he replies, ‘Is that so. That’s good.’ Chihiro thinks that for him to say that, it means that he was worried about her when she obviously gave him a bad memory. She becomes flustered. As she continues to wipe her lips, Chihiro wonders why she was kissed. The next day, Rino happily greets Chihiro at the station. Seeing Chihiro with a mask, Rino asks if she has a cold. Chihiro removes the mask and Rino is surprised to see Chihiro’s lips swelling red [like fish lips]. After Rino asks her what happened, Chihiro puts the mask on and tells her that she excessively rubbed her lips last night. Rino asks why and offers to give her some lip balm which has some healing properties. Just when Chihiro is telling Rino that there is something that she wants to ask her later on.., Sho pats her back and greets her a good morning. Upon seeing her, Sho asks if she has a cold. She just says pretty much. Chihiro glances at puzzled Sho and thinks that he is the same as usual, could it be that he hasn’t heard anything from Elena about yesterday. Sho asks her what’s up but Chihiro says that it is nothing. Sho puts his arm around her shoulder. As they head to the ticket gates, Sho asks about today’s bento. Chihiro says that there is no bento today. He asks if that is for real. Chihiro says that she’s kidding him. Blushing Chihiro thinks that Sho is very nice when obviously, she made him unhappy yesterday, and yet, he would still treat her like he used to. Slightly touching her lips that are covered by the mask, Chihiro thinks that for him to treat her nicely like this now, it makes her happy yet at the same time, it makes her sad. “That’s..that’s right, I should also properly apologize..” Then, to her surprise, Sho teases her by pulling her mask from her face. Chihiro pouts with her swelling lips and Sho lets out a laugh.
Then, he burst into laughter while pointing to her. He exclaims what is that..how can it become like that, his stomach hurts.. This made Chihiro turn around and leave. Rino scolds Sho for being too mean. Ren says that Sho is very awful to laugh at others. Rino repeats that he is truly awful. This made Sho apologize. In the classroom, Chihiro thinks that normal Sho is the one who is nice yet at the same time mean [/awful] and in the end, is that good or bad. Covering her face, Chihiro wonders she should do..even if Sho doesn’t know about the kiss but she doesn’t know when it would be found out. She sighs as she lays her head on the table. She thinks that even if she isn’t two-timing, but what’s up with this feeling of guilt. She wonders that about hiding it from him, what if she explain clearly the reason, and if she properly tell Sho about it, Sho ought to forgive her, right? But, what if she truly tells him that she got kissed..she also doesn’t have the right to speak with Sho. She looks at the phone number of Elena. She holds the paper tight and thinks that she doesn’t want to break up with Sho. Later on, after school dismissal, Sho asks Rino where Chihiro went. Rino tells him that it seems that Chihiro has something to do so after the club activity, so she immediately went home. Scratching his head, Sho says is that so. Soon, Chihiro is watching Patisserie Satie from the corner and thinks that she came here again. She sees Elena inside and thinks that she is indeed working there. She feels nervous and if she knew earlier on, she would have just called but for this kind of thing, it is too rude to just suddenly call. She wonders what to say when they meet, and if she were to ask Elena not to mention to Sho about the kiss, it would be like she specially came here for her to keep quiet about it. But then, she did came here for that and for her to ask Elena about it, it is like she did something she ought to be guilty of and it can be said that she hates this. But, if this keeps on..
She snaps out of it when she hears Elena telling her co-workers that she’s going. Chihiro summons up her courage to call out to Elena. Chihiro apologizes for suddenly coming to see her and there is something that she wanted to tell her. Chihiro becomes flustered when Elena asks if this is about that thing yesterday with that guy. To Chihiro’s surprise, Elena grabs hold of Chihiro’s hands and exclaims that it is alright, she won’t say and she can relax, she didn’t see any kiss or anything like that. Chihiro gloomily thinks how can that be called as ‘it is alright’, and it is simply like saying that she’s two-timing. Chihiro exclaims that it isn’t like that, and even if her request is very strange, about yesterday’s misunderstanding, she will properly tell Sho about it later on so before that, can she.. Elena says okay, for it is hard to talk about that with one’s boyfriend, right? Chihiro becomes aghast for she thinks that Elena is totally misunderstanding her and in the end, how should she explain this for it felt like she is futile to explain it. Elena says that she really can understand. Chihiro is puzzled when Elena just giggles. She looks at her watch and apologizes to Chihiro for she has to go somewhere. Chihiro apologizes for unexpectedly calling her. Elena says that it is alright, if there is something else that’s up, she can call her on the phone. Taking out something from her bag, Elena says that there is also this. She takes out a small paper bag. She tells Chihiro that it is a snack given to her by the store where she works and if she doesn’t mind, how about tasting it. “Sho-kun really likes them.” Chihiro’s eyes widen. Elena casually leaves. Chihiro thinks that Elena still remembers what Sho likes. Meanwhile, Sho sighs while walking home. He grumbles that not only did Chihiro gone home first, he even got called awful by Rino and Ren. “Today is really very unlucky- In the end, it is really mean to do that to her, right? Ah?” He looks up and sees Elena waiting for him outside his apartment building.
Elena apologizes to Sho for unexpectedly visiting him which caused him to be surprised. Sho admits that he is surprised. Elena says that she thought so and actually, she occasionally go to this area. She tells him that it felt quite nostalgic so she came over to look around. Sho scratches his head and says is that so. Elena tells him that he didn’t answer her texts a few days ago. Sho looks surprised and tells her that he already has a girlfriend and about this thing.. Elena looks away dejected. She starts to say that in the end, he is the best, and if it is him, he would cherish her, right? Definitely.. Sho calls out her name but she continues to say that last time, at the school festival, didn’t she tell him that her progress with him [her current boyfriend] isn’t progressing smoothly.. Sho sternly calls out her name and tells her that compared to him, it would be better for her to say those words to her current boyfriend. “I’m sorry but I can no longer keep on being your listening ear. You ought to talk about this issue with the person himself and that would be better. At least, that is what I think.. Elena looks at her and closes her eyes. She says that when she saw him last time, she felt that he didn’t change a bit and perhaps, she was mistaken. “Obviously before, you’re shorter than me but right now, you are already this tall. *reaches out her hand to Sho’s face* And to say it..” She touches his face and looks at him. He looks back at her and uses his hand to remove her hand from his face. Sho tells her that she is the one who hasn’t changed and she totally didn’t change about this [part of hers]. “In case something [bad] happens, you would immediately sought out and rely on some other guy.. It is better for you not to do this kind of thing again. Goodbye.” Displeased Elena asks loudly what’s good about Chihiro. This made Sho turns around and asks, huh? Elena looks surprised and she quickly apologizes. She tells him that it is nothing, perhaps, it is her mistake and forget what she just said, okay? “But regarding Chihiro, I saw something that made me quite concerned..” Sho asks her what is that all about. The next day at Kazama High’s changing room, Nanjou is putting on his shirt and sees the huge bruise that Chihiro gave him. A girl calls out to him as Touya. [<- I’ll be using his name from here on] As Touya puts on his coat, he tells her that she just comes in as she wishes. The girl exclaims that she is the manager so it is okay and by the way, right now, there is no one else here so how come he is going home when the club activity isn’t over yet. Closing the locker, Touya tells her that he got cram school. The girl asks if it is that again, is it for real and he isn’t going to see someone, right? “Like some girl--”
Touya takes his bag and walks away. The girl shouts for him to wait, it isn’t easy for them to be in the same high school and lately, he is quite cold.. Touya kisses her. She blushes and hugs him. Touya smiles and mutters that it is really simple[/easy], someone like her. After breaking it off, the girl asks what he meant by that. Holding his stomach, Touya smiles and asks how about a punch? The coach meets up with Touya and asks if he is going to cram school again today so he is leaving the club early. He praises Touya for being amazing because whether it is club activity or studies, he can do them simultaneously and he still get very good grades. Touya thanks him for the compliment. “By the way, coach, regarding that proposal..” In the kendo club, Chihiro looks at her lips and is glad that her sausage lips are already healed. Then, she exclaims no, what is she to do.. Holding the bag of sweets, Chihiro wonders when to give it to Sho, how about after school..and she even brought it to the club. Recalling Elena saying that Sho likes it, Chihiro doesn’t want to give it to Sho but then, if Elena would ask Sho later on if he ate it.. though the moment she gives it to him, he will think of Elena. She curses and looks in the dojo to see Sho training with the others. She wonders if she’s too serious. She is startled when Captain Kagamido calls out to her that she crumbles the bag. He asks her what she is holding. Hiding the bag behind her, Chihiro says that it is just a bag of various spare parts so what’s up. Captain Kagamido tells her that there will be a practice competition soon with Kazama High school so because of this, after the club activity, she is to stay behind as manager for he would want to consult some things with her. Chihiro mutters, Kazama.. Kagamido asks what it is. Chihiro says that it is nothing. While hanging the washed clothes, Chihiro thinks that Touya’s kendo club is going to be in the practice competition so he will also participate, right..so how is she going to face him in front of Sho. And, Sho will meet with him. “No..no! before something happens, I should properly tell Shou about the kissing incident but then, how am I going to tell him.. Also, that thing with Elena.. I’m hiding a lot of things..” She is startled when Sho comes out in between the hanged clothes and asks her hand has stopped. [<-she is just holding the hanged clothes = not doing anything]. Sho pouts and asks what’s up with her frozen expression. Looking down, Chihiro claims that it is because his face suddenly came out. She wonders what to do for she couldn’t look straight at him. Sho tells her that they go home together today. Chihiro exclaims in surprise.
She looks away and says that she has something to do today for the captain told her to stay after the club activity so there is no need for him to wait for her. She urges him to go ahead. Sho just quietly looks at her and sighs. While she thinks that it is a tired sigh, Sho says okay then. Later on, Chihiro and Rino have locked up the dojo. Chihiro looks at the post so Rino asks what it is. Chihiro says ah—oh. Recalling how Sho used to wait for her by the post, Chihiro looks flustered. She thinks that she obviously doesn’t want to avoid him yet she still did..but unfortunately, she would even still have this strange expectation.. And, she arrives home. Souta calls out to his sister and says that she’s home. He informs her that their mother went for some tennis lessons so tonight, it is just take-out food. Souta exclaims that he wants Nikoniko Donburi. [<- Fyi, Nikoniko is the restaurant where Chihiro first met Sho] Chihiro tells him that isn’t take-out. He keeps on whining about Nikoniko-don[buri]. Without emotion, Chihiro says, ya, Nikoniko-don. She casually goes to her room to see Sho lying on her bed. He winks and says, “Ah♡ you’re home.” Chihiro’s eyes widen and she unconsciously closes the door. She wonders what was that just now. “Hinase!? Why..why here? I’m thinking too much that I’m starting to hallucinate!? No way!!! That’s right!! *aghast* I have not yet put aside my underwear..” She opens the door and goes into shock upon seeing Sho holding her bra. She shouts for him, hey, wait a—Sho is muttering as to what size is this one~~? Chihiro immediately smacks him and shouts, “Don’t” While holding her bra, Chihiro asks what is going on, why is he here.. Holding a bag of food, Sho asks how about eating dinner together. Chihiro is surprised. At the dining table, Souta exclaims that it is here, the complete hodgepodge donburi and he likes the taste of the donburi that has everything. While splitting up the toppings between the three donburi-s, Sho says that like this, everyone has a portion and everyone can eat the same thing, right? Souta says, ya- and he’s so intelligent. While Chihiro glances at them from the kitchen, Sho answers Souta that he knows. On the table with their donburi-s, miso soup and drinks, Souta exclaims, “Itadakimasu♡” While they are eating, Chihiro wonders why Sho would suddenly come here when obviously he never come over like this.. “Ah..could it be..that he knew about the kiss? Then, the snack that Elena gave.. He knew it and came over to confirm it, can it be that.. *flustered and clenches fist* If it is truly like that, how should I explain it. Ah. Before that, *tense* what if he says that he wants to go back with Elena..” She snaps out of it when Souta says that he has finished eating and he is going to play a game.
Chihiro feels awkward with Sho. Sho calls out to her and says, ‘Ah--” Chihiro is surprised that he wants to feed her with a spoonful of food. He urges her to quickly eat. She turns away and says that they are eating the same thing. Sho says then how about feeing him. “Ah--” Chihiro takes a spoonful and feeds him. While munching, Sho happily says that it is delicious. Chihiro tells him that obviously, it is the same thing. Sho says that she’s wrong, it isn’t the same. “Tachibana, open your mouth.” She says, Eh- when he shoves a spoonful into her mouth. He tells her that in any case, she should learn from this lesson for how many times is it already. [<- she fell for that one?] She curses for she is choking. He laughs and apologizes. He tells her that before they went steady, they eat like this together. She blushes as Sho looks at her. She says, ya.. She mentally admits that it is the same food with Sho’s but it doesn’t have the same taste.. “Before going steady, I’m very nervous when I’m beside Sho, and when eating, it isn’t the same.. That..” While looking down, Chihiro asks why he came here today, and is there some reason for him to come. Sho says that lately, she’s somewhat listless and that’s all there is to it.. He looks at her and she looks really flustered. She stands up and gives him a bag. She tells him that Elena made her take care of this and told her that he likes these. Sho says, ah. He takes the bag and takes a look inside. Then, he pushes it aside. Pouting Chihiro asks if he isn’t going to eat it a bit. Sho says that it is already broken into pieces. This made her look inside the bag and indeed, the sweets are already in small pieces. Chihiro apologizes and says that it is because she is always letting her imagination go wild while holding it that it became like that. He tells her that it is okay. “Anyway, if it isn’t from you, I also won’t eat it.” Chihiro looks flustered. He looks at her and she looks away. He asks her what it is. Sho is surprised when Chihiro tearfully clings on to him. He gives her a hug. At the living room, Souta is happily thinking that those two are having some ‘conjugal love’ [/lovey-dovey]. Narration: “I have no way of hiding it from Hinase.. It is already enough. I don’t want to run away again.. I should also properly make myself aware..” While walking, Sho gets a text from Chihiro telling him that after club activity and she finished cleaning up, there is something that she wants to tell him so please go to the dojo. Sho wonders out loud about her wanting to tell him.. He opens the dojo door and finds Chihiro prostrating down to him [/dogeza style means deep apology]. Surprised Sho asks what she is doing.. To his surprise, Chihiro exclaims, “I’m really sorry. I beg you, please break up with me!” Blurb: “Chihiro’s unexpected statement! The two’s path will lead to!?”
Comment: Well, that is a surprise and I misread it at first to be ‘please don’t break up with me’ ^^;; So, why would Chihiro who feared Sho would break up with her would now ask him to break up with her? Is it because she is hiding things from him? Her kiss was stolen? She is still immature and not ready for a relationship and as she mentioned, she doesn’t want to keep on giving Sho some bad memories because of her inexperience and naiveté. Whether they will break up or not, lies on Sho. Will he easily agree to it or not? Hm..probably, it also depends on Chihiro’s reason. Anyway, Sho pretty much made up for what he did earlier with Elena. He is now aware of things he shouldn’t do with an ex-girlfriend since he currently has a girlfriend. He probably had done some reflecting after their fight earlier and how uneasy Chihiro was about Elena. In a way, for Chihiro to decide on that after Sho choosing not to eat the sweets, it is possible that she could be thinking ‘I’m not worthy of you..let me improve myself first then we go steady again?’ Now, we know more or less what kind of people the couple have to deal with..the people who are trying to break them apart. Elena is indeed out to get Sho back but it seems from her ‘bad habit’ to go to any other guy if things aren’t doing well with her current boyfriend. If she did that to Sho, why would Sho say that it is because he was immature. Perhaps, it is because he wasn’t ready to handle that kind of girlfriend? Then, there is Touya. Chihiro really does seem to be the one who got away for him and he is intrigued that she won’t easily fall for his advances like the other girls. Of course, it doesn’t help that Chihiro really put down her guard against him. It was unexpected for him to do that and it must be a shock that the person she had a crush on before isn’t actually the person she thought he was. Still, it is nice that Chihiro gave him a good punch on the stomach for it. So, lots of obstacles hindering the couple. Anyway, we might have a nice Sho vs Touya kendo duel soon. If Sho knew about the stolen kiss, Sho has a real good reason to beat up Touya. Hm..but what is Touya planning? Maybe he plans to make Sho look bad in front of Chihiro. Scans by 深雪汉化组 and Mew803 红线漫画贴吧 using Chinese translation by leonna5888.
Quote of the day:
It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity. ~ Criss Jami