Tachibana leads Kujou to a quiet rear courtyard of the school. Kujou tells her that Fujimoto is waiting for them. Gesturing to a bench, Tachibana says that it is no problem, she had already send word to Tachibana and the others. Tachibana asks if she isn’t happy to talk with her. Kujou tensely denies it. After looking serious, Tachibana smiles and says is that so. Recalling Tachibana and Yanagi together, Kujou wonders how she can be happy. Tachibana starts the talk regarding the okonomiyaki if they are delicious. Kujou says that they are. Tachibana comments that her friends kept on squealing for Yanagi, and who told Yanagi to be so handsome. Uneasy Kujou says perhaps, though she doesn’t quite understand that kind of thing. She wonders what Tachibana want to talk about and she want to quickly return to the others. Tachibana casually says that her friend asked her to give Yanagi to her [/friend] so is Kujou okay with that. Kujou tells her that she shouldn’t be asking her but rather, Yanagi. Tachibana says that it is because she thinks that Kujou would be unhappy about that. While wondering why Tachibana is talking about this topic, Kujou says that she won’t. Tachibana asks if it is so, maybe Yanagi would go steady with that girl.
Wanting to quickly end this topic, Kujou says that it doesn’t matter, because Yanagi is only her friend. Tachibana smiles and says that’s great for she has a request. While Kujou looks surprised, Tachibana says, “I like Yanagi-kun. Kujou-chan, would you cheer me on? *Kujou is thinking that Tachibana likes Yanagi* Can you? After all, you guys are only ‘friends’, right?” Kujou recalls the times when Yanagi is with Tachibana. She hates that feeling and she doesn’t need those. “It isn’t necessary. It is alright. It is fine, I only have to close my eyes because I..” Kujou says, ya, okay. This irks Tachibana and shouts, you-- She is about to slap Kujou but Kujou manages to stop her by holding her wrist. Furious Tachibana shouts why she stopped her, she should have let her hit her. Kujou apologizes for she felt anxious and firmly stopped her. “Are you okay? Does it hurt?” Tachibana furiously shouts that side of Kujou infuriates her to death. This surprises Kujou. Tachibana says that Kujou has ‘I don’t know anything’ innocent face and quit making a fool of others. Kujou protests that she doesn’t treat her as an idiot.
Tachibana says that she obviously noticed it early on that she has been vigorously getting close to Yanagi. “And, you clearly feel very annoyed but you have this ‘I don’t know anything at all’ to the point of thinking ways to avoid Yanagi all the time. In the end, you say that you’ll support me. Quit joking around! –obviously” She recalls that obviously, Kujou is in Yanagi’s heart. Uneasy Kujou says that she doesn’t know what Tachibana is talking about. To Kujou’s surprise, Tachibana scolds her for still avoiding it. “You also get angry upon seeing me, right! If you have something to say, then say it out straight! Say, don’t go near Yanagi-kun! Say, Yanagi-kun is mine! Isn’t it good for you to say it! *Recalling Yanagi’s kiss and Souma’s confession, Kujou thinks that she only want things to be just like before* Why don’t you squarely go onstage and fight! *Kujou thinks that she doesn’t want to be aware of it, she doesn’t want to get hurt, she..* You obviously didn’t think of becoming an ordinary friend with him! You actually like him, right!?” Recalling the times with Yanagi and Yanagi telling her that he cannot be her friend forever, Kujou says, “..Yangi is my friend..”
Tachibana angrily asks if she is still saying that kind of words. Starting to cry, Kujou says, “If we are friends, if we are friends, then we can be together forever. *Tachibana looks surprised* Even if Tachibana-chan likes Yanagi. Yanagi also likes Tachibana-chan. If we are only still friends, then, we can be together forever--..” Tachibana asks her what she is saying, she [Tachibana] doesn’t understand what she means. “In the end, you’re so stupid. Enough already. *starting to cry* ..that kind of thing *holds Kujou’s shoulders* is called ‘like’[/love], idiot--” Then, a guard calls out to them that place cannot be entered during the cultural festival. He is surprised that the two girls are crying together. Later on, Fujimoto opens the door and sees Tachibana with crying Kujou. Fujimoto says, then what, they are going to take refuge in her house. Tachibana says that Kujou basically won’t stop crying and she said that she doesn’t want to go home. Fujimoto tells them that they frightened her to death for Kujou suddenly went missing and Tachibana gave her a strange message, ‘I’m going to talk alone with Kujou♡ And maybe, we would come back late so everyone go home first♡’
Fujimoto says that after seeing that message, Yanagi and Souma went into a slight confusion. There is a scene of Yanagi looking shock after Souma shouted that Tachibana is going to assassinate Kujou for she absolutely can do that kind of thing. Thinking about strangling Souma to death, Tachibana apologizes. Fujimoto says that she is very gratified that Kujou willingly depended on her. This puzzled Kujou. Fujimoto says who told her to not say anything to her. “Even if I know that you are a strong person, but not telling me anything, it would make me very lonely. *Kujou recalls Yanagi complaining about not being told about studying accounting* Depend more on me. We are friends, right?” Kujou starts crying again. She apologizes and thanks Fujimoto. As Fujimoto freaks out over this, Tachibana explains that Kujou’s tear glands had gone out of control. Later on, Fujimoto serves some hot milk to the two girls. While Kujou takes her cup, Fujimoto says that it turns out that happened, Souma confessed and Tachibana picked a fight with her, it’s really marvelous that she wanted to see it. “..before that, I have a question. Mi-chan[/Kujou], you didn’t think of wanting to become Yanagi-kun’s girlfriend?”
Kujou replies, “No. It is because when Yanagi had a girlfriend, they would quickly break up. And, the type he likes is some sweet girls which is my complete opposite.” There is a scene of Yanagi with a girl. He told puzzled Kujou to look this girl is cuter and more girlie. <- probably, as a guy, Yanagi tried to deny having a good impression of Kujou so every time he got a girlfriend, he would specially bring and show her to Kujou. End flashback. Aghast Fujimoto looks away and mentally thinks that Yanagi had doomed himself by digging his own grave that she couldn’t bring herself to laugh at him. Teary-eyed, Kujou says that if they are friends, then, there’s no need for them to separate and they’ll be together forever.. Fujimoto says is that so, she thought that Kujou is extremely naïve about romance but it turns out that she is unconsciously protecting [/self-defense] herself. Tachibana says that she cannot understand that way of thinking. Fujimoto asks Kujou that when she sees Fujimoto with Yanagi, doesn’t she dislike it, and that isn’t a feeling towards a friend. “And perhaps, it is the feeling of love.”
Surprised by this, Kujou protests that she is distraught with anxiety, and Tachibana didn’t do anything wrong, yet she would just casually detest her. Thinking that this is simply not like herself, Kujou tearfully says that she hates this. Tachibana slams the table and shouts so, isn’t she in love! “This is infuriating me to death! Do not want to detest me? It’s love so how can you still possibly be clam as water! It is because you refuse to face these things so you don’t quite know your own feelings! You should, more or less, admit that you like him, right!” While Fujimoto tries to calm her down, flustered Tachibana mutters, “-if you are always like this, how can I also blatantly give up..” After looking surprised, Fujimoto smiles and tells her that is enough, for Kujou has her own pacing. Tachibana angrily shouts that the people in the club pamper Kujou too much and what’s up like that, it is like some nanny and a kindergarten kid. “Do you really think that way is good!” Fujimoto just says ya, ya, she’ll listen so the two of them are going to sleep at her place today, right. Holding up her mug, Tachibana shouts that she wants another one. Looking surprised, Kujou thinks, “—like..? I like Yanagi..?”
Comment: Yay, Tachibana delivers and did give Kujou a piece of her mind. Unlike the others who would prefer Kujou to realize it on her own, Tachibana hasten it by bluntly telling her about it. Though, she somewhat beat around the bush at first. ^^; Since Fujimoto is also there, it would help reinforce what Tachibana is trying to tell Kujou. Of course, Tachibana is doing this probably for Yanagi and for herself to finally move on. So, finally, Kujou has a huge hint over why she is acting that way and towards Yanagi. It turns out that it is also Yanagi’s own doing that Kujou never think of him as a potential boyfriend. ^^; It doesn’t help that Yanagi has too many short romances. Yet, while he was in denial before, he has to keep on telling Kujou what kind of girl is his type. ^^;; Yup, he unknowingly dug his own grave. I wonder how he will react if he knew this. =P Anyway, with this, hopefully things will progress for the main couple. Scans by 红莲汉化组
Word of the day:
It is at times when another person expresses an opinion contrary to your own that listening, though difficult, is most important. ‘He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.