Later on, Yuyuka and Nana look aghast over Suzume’s injury for they fear pain. Monika comments that she is unexpectedly hurt quite seriously. Nana asks if she is alright. Suzume says that it is alright for her bone is strong and she has confidence in that. Since it is lunch time, she asks where Mamura is. Monika says that he ought to be at that side. Holding out her bento, Suzume says that her uncle made bento for her and she wants to share with Mamura. Nana exclaims that it is big, but then, would she really give some to Mamura. Nana tells her to go ahead and eat together. Suzume tries to protest but Nana says that it is okay, the three of them will just eat together. Suzume apologizes and thanks them. After she left, it turns out that Monika has two bento to eat with Inukai and even, Yuyuka is going to eat with someone..Togyuu. Nana couldn’t believe it but they can only apologize to her. Somewhere near the netted court/field, Mamura is sitting by his lonesome at a bench when Suzume exclaims that it turns out that he’s there when she was looking for him. She says that she brought a bento so they can eat together. She tells him that she has inarizushi [sushi which is put in fried tofu pouches] and fried chicken nuggets. Mamura takes the bento and asks if her foot is okay. Thinking that he knew about her foot, she says that it is okay. Suzume says compared to that, they should eat first, and it’s delicious. While watching her wolfing down the food as fast as she can, Mamura says that for her to eat a lot in one breath, in the end, she totally didn’t think of sharing it with him. Suzume asks what..then, she starts to choke. Mamura asks if she is alright. She apologizes and says that she is okay. Mamura says that a baran [plastic green leaf decoration in sushi] is sticking on her face and how did that stick to her face. She asks where, where. He reaches out and says here. He removes it for her. He smiles and tells her that she is really an idiot. Suzume thanks him. Holding her forehead, she thinks that he smiled and he didn’t flick her forehead today. While holding an onigiri [rice ball], Mamura says that it is already summer. Suzume says, ya. He says that it is quite hot. And with their hands a few centimeters from each other, Suzume thinks that her left foot really hurts and the words that weren’t mentioned, feelings not received, hands that didn’t touch, condensed into lead. Blurb: “Series go on a break and will resume on August 5th.”
Comment: It seems like this round is a stalemate. Shishio did manage to get some time with Suzume but then, unfortunately for him, Suzume doesn’t want to hear what he wants to say. I’m thinking, she must have thought something like ‘I don’t care what is your excuse for it didn’t change the fact that you did reject me before and I was really hurt then. Now I’m trying to move on and you’re saying that you actually like me. Who do you think you are..just shut up.’ Hehe..of course, she is a nice girl so she won’t be saying that. Nevertheless, from what Suzume is feeling, it seems that she wants to hear what he has to say and that is probably the heavy pain that she is feeling. Or probably from rebuffing Shishio? In a way, I think that narration can be applied to all three and all three have that heavy feeling. I also have a heavy feeling after reading this chapter. ^^; Suzume probably also wants to say something but decided not to and can we say, she’s running away? Shishio was stopped from saying it and I guess if there is no positive progress for him with Suzume, he’ll have something to regret for a long time. Mamura probably also want to say something but then, what can he say to Suzume after seeing that scene. I really wonder what Mamura is thinking there. He is acting normal yet not so normal. Suzume already noticed the subtle change yet she is totally clueless or rather, probably dismisses it as nothing. Is Mamura a loner before? It should be a ‘flag’ on why would he be all alone there during lunch time, and not with his friends. Is this what, a calm before the storm? Well, I guess these two needs a lot of thinking after what had happened. Does Suzume still loves Shishio or not, if yes, byebye Mamura? If not, then things are okay though still, time will tell if she’ll really fall for Mamura. I think that’s always been the problem with going steady with one person is just half-hearted about it while the other person is always hoping that something good will happen. And, Mamura would have to think if he still wants to be with a girl who doesn’t seem to really love him as he loves her and should he still expect it for it to get to that point. Or, at this stage, it is better to just let her go. Anyway, since the mangaka is going to take a break, maybe she is going to decide in finality on who will be the guy for Suzume in the coming chapters and it seems that the setting then, will be summer time. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Word of the day:
Don’t expect a day to go totally as planned. It’s far wiser to except the unexpected- and even carve out a little time for it. ‘Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.