During cleaning duty, Ryou calls out to Keita. Seeing Ryou’s glum face, Keita asks what’s up with that scary expression. He tells Ryou that he is currently throwing away the trash. Ryou accuses Keita of doing something to Himari which Keita denies. Since Ryou is suspiciously looking at him, Keita tells him that he already moved out of the house and he’s currently living at his mother’s place. Keita even tells Ryou that that he consulted it with his father and that girl and they agreed to it. While Ryou is surprised, Keita says that is all there is to it and as he said, he didn’t any other thing [to her]. After Keita left, Ryou realizes why Himari has that kind of expression. In section 1-2, the teacher points at the blackboard and tells them that what is discussed today will be in the term exam so they properly review it. Himari gloomily thinks that finally today is over. She wonders what to do for she totally couldn’t concentrate in listening to the lecture and today seems quite long. She is surprised when Ryou asks her if she is free after school. She is puzzled for things have always been awkward between them since the cultural festival.
A couple of girls tell Himari that they’ve decided to hang out with Ryou and the soccer club members. They urge her to come along with them. Himari thinks that Ryou is talking him her normally like usual. After Himari agrees to go, she thinks that it is quite hard to act as if nothing had happened and go ‘back to usual’. She wonders how she can do it. Soon, Himari and others are having fun at a game center. A guy tries to impress Himari at the UFO doll catcher but it was Ryou who got the teddy bear for Himari. Himari perks up upon getting the doll and Ryou looks happy for her. Then, they bid each other goodbye and separate ways. Himari tells Ryou that they walk together until they have to part ways. Ryou asks her if she is feeling a bit better. This surprises Himari. Ryou says that it is because lately, her face always looks depressed. She mutters if everything today is for her. She realizes that everyone is worried about her. Hugging the teddy bear tightly, she thinks that if she always stay depressed like this, it will only make everyone worried and Keita has already.. She recalls the fangirl clinging on Keita.
Himari thanks him for worrying about her. She assures him that she is already okay. This made Ryou smile. He tells her that no matter what it is, she can tell him about it. Himari thinks that even if Ryou said that so warmly, she cannot depend on him for she must strive hard by herself. And, Himari starts working again at the Margaret restaurant. She gives her greetings ‘I’ll be under your care’ [/yoroshiku] and her friend happily greets her back. Himari thinks that after the cultural festival, she has lots of idle time and definitely, it will make her think too much [/her imagination go wild]. So, right now, she’ll keep herself busy so that she won’t have time to keep on thinking about things. Looking at the customers, she becomes nervous for unlike summer vacation, dusk at normal days has lots of customers that are high school students. Cheering herself on, she tells herself that she can do it and guys aren’t a bit scary. Then, someone calls out to her to move. She turns to see a handsome guy with a name tag of Kuroda.
Kuroda tells her not to stand around there and bother his work. He asks if she’s working or not. Himari is shock. Thinking that she didn’t know him during summer vacation, Himari apologizes to him. She tells him about working there from today on and yoroshiku. Kuroda just glares at her and leaves. Himari freaks out over being ignored. Later on, her friend tells her not to mind it for Kuroda gives that kind of feeling to anyone and she also isn’t good in communicating with him. Himari says is that so. Himari watches Kuroda serve some food to a family. Himari positively thinks that if they stay in contact for a longer time, their relationship will definitely become better. Someone comes in and Himari welcomes the customer. To her shock, it is guys. She looks around as to who can receive them. Everyone is busy so it is only her who is can do it. She asks the customers how many they are. She starts to freak out as more male customers come in.
Running around, she wonders why her again and it is alright, don’t be afraid. She timidly tells the customers that she’ll bring them to their seats. Kuroda looks displeased over how Himari is working. Then, there is another customer coming inside. While distressed Himari wonder why it is another guy, Kuroda cuts her by telling her that if she is that unwilling to receive customers, then just serve inside [the kitchen]. While Himari looks surprised, Kuroda proceeds to show the customers their seats. After her working shift, Himari has finished changing her clothes in the locker room. She wonders if her ‘unwillingness to receive customers’ is shown on her face when she thought that she already did it quite well. She tells herself that even if she isn’t unwilling, but if it can be seen, she has to pay attention to this. Her friend asks if she is getting off work. Himari says yes, and how about her. Just then, Kuroda is coming out of the locker room. He sighs over the noisy chatting two girls. He is surprised when Himari’s friend asks if she is alright now since during summer, she mentioned about being afraid of guys. She happily tells Himari that right now, she looks as if she is totally okay with it.
Flustered Himari protest but in the end, she still couldn’t totally adapt to it. Her friend says is that so, but it is alright, she can slowly get used to it. This made Kuroda reflect on what he told her earlier on. As Himari is walking in the streets, Kuroda tells her that if she isn’t used to dealing with guys then tell him about it early on, such an annoying girl. Himari is startled that she exclaims how he knew. He tells her that he carelessly overheard it at the hallway. There is a long pause for Himari finds it difficult and didn’t know how to progress the conversation. He says, about that. She timidly says, yes. Himari is surprised when Kuroda apologizes for what he told her a while ago which is a bit over the top. He tells her that he doesn’t know her issue yet he said some mean things. He says that it is inevitable to say those things, if one doesn’t know the situation. Himari smiles and says that she is already used to this kind of thing. Kuroda is puzzled over her remark. She happily says that she knows of someone who says meaner things than he does. He goes ‘ha’. She nervously says that isn’t what she meant. She thinks that Keita really said so many mean things but.. She becomes flustered over it being not easy to start working just to forget Keita. Looking at her, Kuroda thinks that even if she isn’t good in dealing with guys, it turns out that there is someone at her side.
Comment: And, even if she is the one who wanted this, Himari seems to be the one who is having a hard time about it. Since it seems that Keita has moved on and started to distance himself from her, Himari has decided to also do that. Of course, it isn’t happening faster than she wanted it to be. As usual, Ryou is being nice and everything. And, it seems that he can only be a friend to Himari though I think he can never be that to her because this is the second time he told her to confide to him and she pretty much ignored that offer. ^^; It is understandable though since he was an ex-crush and she rejected him. And we got a new guy. Going for a harem? Another heart going to be broken by Himari? Well, maybe because Ryou is a lame love rival, the mangaka created Kuroda to spice things up which might lead to a reunion of the two. When Kuroda was mean to her, I thought, are you the beast boyfriend? Lol Until, he softened up later on. ^^; Anyway, let’s see what this new character can offer to the series. Scans by all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, “I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” ~ Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential