Narration: “Basically by just saying the words that one wants to say, it can be conveyed to the other person. But there are times, that even if one has confessed, the other party cannot understand its true meaning. That is also a possibility.” In the classroom, Yuuma exclaims in shock that everyone is staring at him. Minato says that he’s quite exaggerating. Yuuma whispers that anyone would be shock upon hearing that. He asks if Minato is going steady with Ririko and when did she confess. Minato says no, he was the one who said it. Yuuma is stunned. Minato says that he was the one who confessed. Yuuma couldn’t believe this that he repeatedly clarifies that it was Minato who confessed to Ririko. He says that Minato never took the initiative to confess and what medicine that he ate [that make him act this way]. Minato says that he didn’t say that he definitely won’t confess, he only felt that it wasn’t necessary. Minato recalls someone saying that after confessing, take advantage of going steady. Minato mutters that it turns out to be something like this.
He muses that he was mistaken about himself being the type of person who’ll wait when the other party comes to stick on him and it is alright if the person didn’t come to him. Because this time around, he want to take the first move for he can no longer wait. Minato laughs and says that at first, he plans for it to be the usual and things go naturally but yesterday, he has decided on it. He realized that if things go accordingly like that, his feelings would forever not be conveyed. Rumpling his own hair, Yuuma groans and asks why he would suddenly go steady right now. [<- Yuuma likes Serina and has kind of agreed to help her out.] Minato asks what’s up when before, Yuuma obviously finds it very interesting and would always play matchmaker between them. Slamming his fist on the table, Yuuma says that this situation and that situation isn’t the same as before. Serina didn’t tell anyone and suddenly transferred school, isn’t it because Minato suddenly had a new girlfriend at that time. Imagining Serina having a tantrum, Minato says that he thinks that it is probably because she is angry at him. Yuuma couldn’t believe that Minato doesn’t understand. He asks Minato to temporarily keep this going steady thing a secret.
Minato says no, for he doesn’t think that he can hide it from Serina. Yuuma asks him to do it at least during exam period to let Serina slowly notice it. He asks Minato to give Serina some buffer time to slowly get used to it. Minato thinks over it. At the supermarket, Ririko asks what they specially want to eat today. Seeing a poster on temaki sushi [cone-shaped sushi], Minato points to it but Serina exclaims that she wants okonomiyaki [Japanese savory pancake]. Before Minato can say anything else, Ririko agrees to make okonomiyaki. Serina is happy about it and Minato isn’t. He asks why Ririko quickly decided on it and listen to his suggestion or rather, she should first listen to his suggestion. This make Ririko exclaim if it is no good and doesn’t he like okonomyaki. Minato says that it isn’t like he is saying that it is no good and even if he say that.. Minato is gloomy for Ririko prioritized Serina before him but then if he says that, it seems like he is a kid having a bad temper. While Serina is looking at some other food, Ririko notices him looking at the poster. She says that she thinks that even if she knows Minato’s suggestion, but the other party is Serina and he would let Serina have her way so, she carelessly..
Before he can say something, Ririko bows with hands together. She apologizes to him for she didn’t think that he really wants to eat sushi. She tells him that after the exam, she’ll make temaki sushi for him so will he forgive her. Minato holds her hands and tells her not to apologize to him for actually, he plans to let Serina have her way. Ririko is freaking out for he’s too close and what is this situation right now, and by the way, her hands are being held by.. He tells her that he is angry over a different reason. “--I really anticipate *smiles* the end of exams.” Ririko blushes really red and mutters, okay.. Then, Serina pulls Minato’s hand off Ririko and gives Ririko a basket of fruits. Minato takes the heavy basket from Ririko as he was dragged away by Serina. While her heart is beating loudly, Ririko says that when they met today, she told him that she wants a break during exam period for it might conflict with her studies. Then, he calmly agreed about it when she thought that he would complain a bit and say, ‘Hmph! No!’ and be a bit disappointed but.. She looks at her hands and thinks that she never imagined that he would be filled with anticipation in wanting to eat temaki sushi. She plans to resort to her special skill to do it. She happily clenches her fist and cannot wait for the exams to be over.
In Minato’s place, Serina exclaims that the okonomiyaki is soft and delicious. Ririko says is that so, that’s great. This surprises Serina that she looks away and says that it is because she haven’t eaten it before so she couldn’t confirm if that is the standard taste. Ririko asks Minato how many more will she make. With sparkles, Minato says he can still eat three more. Ririko asks Serina if she wants to eat another one. Serina exclaims that she doesn’t have that much of an appetite but..if it is two pieces, she can eat them. Ririko happily smiles and says, okay. Later on, Serina notices the two in the kitchen wherein Ririko is showing Minato how to make the okonomiyaki. She is stunned over Minato laughing and in a good mood with Ririko. Serina starts complaining of a stomachache. This made Minato go to her at the sofa where Serina is holding her stomach. Serina slightly blames the food she ate. This shocks Ririko that she starts to think of the ingredients that could have given Serina a stomachache. Ririko watches Minato carries Serina ala princess carry to the room. After putting her in bed, Minato says that he’ll contact the doctor. She asks if he’ll watch over her by her side. Minato says yes. Minato notices Ririko by the door. He pats her head and tells her not to worry, it is alright, it isn’t her fault and this is a normal thing. He smiles and left. Ririko thinks that she totally doesn’t worry because..
Sitting by the bed, Ririko tells Serina that she’s faking her illness. Serina tries to deny it and tries to blame Ririko that she ended up like that because of her. While Serina cries that it hurts, Ririko says that it is useless for while Minato is carrying her, she has seen Serina giggling and giving her a =P expression. This surprises Serina and says that even if she giggled, it doesn’t show that her stomach doesn’t hurt. Ririko just stares at her that Serina cowers and asks if she is going to complain to Minato. Ririko says that she won’t but she wants her to think things over regarding her influence on Minato since Minato had asked her before to take care of her [Serina]. This surprises Serina. Ririko says that she couldn’t help think that Minato really treasures (and it simply makes her jealous) Serina so, Minato is really worried about her. She tells Serina that she thinks that it would be better for Serina not to fake her illness or else, if Minato keeps on being like this, he might.. Serina asks what.. Ririko says that he’ll worried too much that he’ll turn bald. Then, they both imagine what that is like. Serina exclaims that she carelessly imagined it. Ririko exclaims, she too. They both laugh. Serina catches herself doing that so she quickly hides under the blanket. Ririko smiles and pats her. She says that she’ll be going ahead since she already made three okonomiyaki so just go ahead and eat. Ririko looks flustered [and guilty?].
So, as Ririko continues to study for the exams, she thinks that thinking of it now, how Minato treats Serina makes her jealous and liking Minato makes her know more and more of the her that she didn’t know before. Afterwards, she wonders if she’ll get to understand more of her various self. The bell rings and exams are finally over! Yay! Ririko notices gloomy Towa who isn’t confident over her exams on the ancient Japanese language [/kanji]. Ririko assures her that it is alright for she can make up her with her modern Japanese subject. When Towa says that she isn’t confident with her modern Japanese, Kouichirou tells her that he has seen her modern Japanese and it is no problem. This puts Towa at ease. Ririko thinks that the mood is good. Thinking that Minato’s exams are over yesterday, Ririko’s cellphone rings. On an internet messaging app, Minato asks if it is over. She smiles and writes back that it is over. She asks if there’s no problem with his meals these past ten days. He says that he barely [survive it]. She asks if it isn’t late to make temaki sushi. Minato replies for her to do it. She thinks that even if they bump into each other at the train station but it has already been ten days when they haven’t seen each other properly. Then, someone mentions about club activity starting today. Ririko is shock by this that she has to cancel things with Minato for she has club activity today, sorry.
Minato is shock by this but then, he recalls her telling him that she has joined a cooking club which meets once a week. So, Minato replies, okay, tomorrow noon then. Leaning by the window, Minato mutters if Ririko is making him hungry to death. Then, Serina asks him what’s up. He tells her that Ririko won’t be coming today. Serina tells him to forget that, for there is a place where she wants to eat. Minato asks what, okonomiyaki again. Serina is shock. Minato laughs if he guessed it right for it seems that she came to like it after eating Ririko’s. Serina blushes and tries to deny it. She changes it to wanting to eat pasta. And upon seeing them, Towa invites himself to their eating out. And, in the cooking club, the advisor is going to teach them Italian cuisine. Ririko is surprised that there are many people there and this is a popular club. Her seatmate is a guy who is happy over this since he can eat night snack. Then, he calls out to her and asks what is a Macedonia di Frutta since there is no picture. [<- in Chinese, it is Italian Macedonia. Since it is a snack-dessert type, it seems to be that. It is a fruit salad.] Ririko says that it seems to be a sweetened fruit, for it is written that for adults, white wine or perhaps champagne is added. The guy is gloomy for he thought that it is a pile of meat. Ririko laughs then wonders how come he knows her [sur]name when she didn’t introduce herself.
He looks at her and Ririko thinks that the face is familiar. Holding out her hand, Ririko says, ..that..? [<- who are you] The guy is shock for she is asking that when they are classmates. Ririko apologizes and says that she didn’t know everyone in her class. The guy says that it is because she leaves home early and the girls are saying that she is always dating with her boyfriend from Seiou Academy. Ririko is shock over this rumor that she exclaims that it is the wrong information. He asks if that means the guy isn’t from Seiou. She says no, he isn’t her boyfriend and they aren’t dating. The guy exclaims in surprise for the girls have that envious look. He drops the topic and introduces himself as Nanami Kengo. They shake hands and exchange greetings, yoroshiku [/I’m under your care]. She is embarrassed when the teacher mentions about the new members introducing themselves ahead of time before she [teacher] is able to do that. Soon, everyone is busy cooking and Ririko is quite happy that everyone is agile in the club and she hopes that there is someone like that in her house. Then, she exclaims that it stinks. Kengo apologizes for the garlic going to her side. Then, he recklessly cuts the onions that are flying over to Ririko. Ririko catches them and asks if he wants her to cut everything and he help her sauté. He says okay. Ririko realizes that he isn’t quite skilled. While Kengo is stirring the meat sauce for the spaghetti, he says that he already turned off the fire and should he remove the [bay]leaf.
She tells him to wait, she has to put salt and pepper. And, Kengo flips away the leaf from the sauce. Splat. Later on, while walking up the stairs with Ririko at the train station, Kengo gloomily says that perhaps, he isn’t good at cooking. She asks him why he is in the cooking club then. He tells her that this April, his mother went to the new post where his father is assigned to and his sister started to be in charge of cooking. It was so bad that wants to puke that he thought maybe he’ll do it and then, there is this club- Ririko says is that so, it turns out to be necessary [for him]. Then, with hands together, Kengo apologizes to her and asks if he really didn’t scald her. The sauce that he tossed away with the bay leaf landed on Ririko’s apron. Ririko says that it is alright, for it splashed on her apron and she quickly rinsed it off. He exclaims if it left a stain and he’ll compensate her. Ririko tries to refuse for it is just a lottery prize. Kengo insists on it. As Ririko continues to protest, Kengo says that since it is decided, he must quickly buy it and luckily, there are sorts of stores in this station’s building. He grabs her arm and says, let’s go. Ririko protests in futile that it is alright but he won’t listen to her. She thinks that this person is unyielding. At this time, on the same train station, they appear. Getting off the train,Yuuma asks where the place is. Serina exclaims pasta. Minato asks if it is alright that it isn’t okonomiyaki. Serina exclaims pasta!!
Comment: Well, this is a feel good series so any new annoying girl/character or rival that appears, they will just be used to make the couple closer. ^^ Based on what was mentioned in this chapter, the chances of going steady in the upcoming few chapters is high. ^^ And well, it seems that Ririko is still somewhat clueless over Minato’s confession since she is mistaking it for a plain ‘like’. Ririko’s kindness is winning over always interrupting annoying Serina. Hopefully, she won’t cause too much annoyance if those two become steady. But then, since she transferred school after Minato got a girlfriend before, I guess she isn’t the type who’ll interfere when the relationship is already at that stage. As for the new guy, potential love rival, I’m not too sure if he will court Ririko but of course, he will be good enough to make Minato become jealous. ^^ Scans by all★wink汉化组
Word of the day:
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are. ~ Author Unknown