At Toushou High, Tomo and Shizu exclaim in surprise upon learning that Aoi is going to a Sendai university. Mego confirms it and he is already preparing for the examination at Tohoku’s T University. Tomo asks if he passed, then won’t it be a long distance relationship. “Don’t you be lonely, Mego?” Blushing Mego smiles and says yes, and if she didn’t say that, she is definitely deceiving people but compared to that, she wanted Aoi to be happy. She thinks that in the past, there is always a faint loneliness what is shown in Aoi’s eyes but right now, when he told her about the future, his eyes started to burst out a dazzling radiance. It is when he told her about her adored Sendai where she was born and celebrating tanabata festival with her every year. Mego thinks that is a happy future where she also exists and it really makes her feel excited. Putting their hands together, her friends exclaim that even if she is lonely, she has them and they’ll go together to comikets [comic market] and concerts. Moved Mego tearfully calls their names.
At his place, while reading the newspapers, Kagetsuna is shock after Aoi informed him about his plan to go to a Sendai university. Aoi tells him that because it is a public university, the tuition fees are comparatively inexpensive and the employment rate is good. “This is a good opportunity for me to become independent..” He notices Kagetsuna trembling and looking gloomy. To his surprise, Kagetsuna starts crying and exclaims that this is turning back on the life together with him. “Could it be that my love is still not enough!?” Aoi protests, no..it isn’t like that. “I’m really very grateful for these many years when you always took care of me.!! But.. If I don’t quickly become an independent adult, you also have no way of getting married. Because you are always concerned about me, you made your lover always waited for a good number of years. I know about that. I’m already very happy. This time, I hope that you’ll also become very happy. *blushing* You are my most important big brother, perhaps, it is more like a father.”
Kagetsuna become teary-eyed over it. He cries and exclaims that in the end, he still couldn’t let go but he really wants to get married!! “Want to live together with wife, Aoi and I.” Aoi sweatdrops and tells him to calm down. According to Aoi, in order to persuade Kagetsuna, it took a full two days to do so. At the Kobayashi residence, the mother tastes what Azusa cooked and says that it is very delicious. “You get a 100 grade♡, Azusa-chan.” The mother hugs her and exclaims that she obviously stayed at their house for three days yet she had made such a huge progress. “Azusa-chan, you really have a talent for cooking♡” Blushing Azusa thanks her for her compliment. Peeking from the door, Mitsuru thinks that Azusa would unexpectedly listen, and his mother is really got it covered. He smiles over Azusa’s happy expression. During dinner, Mego praises Azusa’s cooking that she has to quarrel with her twin over the food since she is taking his share. Patting Azusa’s head, the mother giggles says that she got a huge positive evaluation. Azusa blushes over this.
While washing the dishes, Azusa tells Mitsuru that his mother would happily praise her even if it is such a small thing. “My mama she.. right now, what is she doing. Even if my father isn’t good, but mama is also a weak person who easily become lonely. ..ah, she definitely cast my issue aside and flirt with young fresh meats [/hot guys].” Mitsuru is surprised by this but they are interrupted by a door bell. Wondering who’ll come at this time, Mitsuru goes to see who it is. He is surprised to see flustered Kyouka by the gate. As everyone goes to see her, Kyouka notices Azusa that she apologizes to her about before. She asks Azusa to quickly return to her side. She tearfully exclaims that she has already broken up with those guys, and she wants to start all over again with Azusa. Azusa bites her teeth and shouts what’s up with this now, she does as she pleases too much. “Until now, what kind of feelings I had gone through.. *clenches fist* It is already too late. Go back!”
To Azusa’s surprise, Mitsuru pushes her to her mother. He tells Azusa that her mother’s hair is all tangled up and she has very heavy dark circles under her eyes that clearly, she wants to go back with her. “Since it is like that, please do not let go again. This person becomes lonely quite easily so one has to firmly hold her tightly.” Azusa turns to Mitsuru and tries to protest about making her and this woman.. Mitsuru lightly pinches her two cheeks and tells her not to worry, if she feels lonely, no matter how many times, he will go and pick her up. “Actually, you are very happy, right? Mama was able to come over and get you. *Azusa is already crying* You are deeply loved.” She tells him that she really likes him. Mitsuru says yes, he knows. She says, that she really, really loves him. [<- if love is mentioned that means want to marry which is deeper than ‘like’ which is usually for lovers] He says, “Me, too. Also, if she makes you sad, I’ll also come and take you away. No matter how many times I’ll propose to you, I’ll keep pressing on.” They hug each other and kiss.
Afterwards, Azusa and her mother have decided to temporarily leave Tokyo until the media ruckus have quiet down. While Azusa is in a taxi cab, she tells Mitsuru to take care of himself. Mitsuru says ya, and she come back as soon as possible. She says ya. She sadly looks at him and they share another kiss. As Mitsuru watches the taxi leave, he clenches his fist in determination. So, he sent her off at summer’s dusk. In a blink of an eye, seasons moved. Summer to Autumn. Autumn to Winter. It is almost half a year. On February, Aoi took a test at Tohoku Miyagi’s Sendai at T University along with other applicants. At Sendai station, Aoi rubs his shoulder and says that finally, it ended smoothly. There is still time before the return Shinkansen trip so it would be good if he bring some souvenirs for Kagetsuna and Mego. He sees a cute bunny Masamune which he thinks that Mego will definitely like. Soon, the Shinkansen has arrived at Tokyo station. Aoi is surprised that it is also snowing in Tokyo. He overhears a young girl calling out to her mother about that very cute ‘sister’ [/young lady] wearing a pure white overcoat and have a very long hair, that she is like a princess.
While holding an umbrella, the lady is looking around. Aoi looks surprised at her. Then, his cellphone rings. It is Mego who tells him that actually, she is at the station. She wanted to fetch him at the lounge to give him a pleasant surprise but she isn’t sure where Shinkansen’s ticket entrance.. “Where are you now?” Aoi tells her to turn around and look, ‘Mego’. The girl in white turns around and it is beautiful and mature-looking Mego. She happily greets him ‘good work’ [/otsukaresama] regarding the exam. She is surprised when worried Kagetsuna goes in front of her and calls out to Aoi. He asks how the exam is. “It is definitely very cold in Sendai!! The bathing water at home is already boiling. First go and warm your body!!” Mego calls out to Kagetsuna over interrupting them, and give them both more affectionate moments. Kagetsuna exclaims how annoying, he also wants to stay more with Aoi. Blushing Aoi laughs over this. End of February, woolen snow in succession, affectionate heart, spring day is on its way. Blurb: “Next, Aoi graduates, setting forth on a journey..!!”
Comment: And, it really feels like the mangaka is fast-tracking things for the ending. There is no dragging as Aoi prepares to go to Sendai. After three days of staying with the Kobayashi-s, Azusa has left so we didn’t get to see any future sister-in-laws interactions. It is nice though that Azusa felt what it is like to have a caring mother through the twins’ mother. Anyway, there is a possibility that they’ll stay with the mother in one house in the future ^^ It turns out that Azusa’s mother is redeemable that she is willing to correct her ways for neglected Azusa. I do wonder if Azusa kept in touch with Mitsuru while away. But depending on how many chapters are left, I’m not sure how much lovey-dovey for the two we can still read. I’m wondering if the mangaka has already a new series in mind, maybe a Mitsuru-Azusa type of couple that she isn’t putting more of their scenes here. ^^; That is aside from the fact that Mego and Aoi is the main couple here. Well, Mego has become more beautiful and grown up..well, in looks for she would still bicker with Aoi’s overprotective uncle. =P Well, things seem to lead to the conclusion so there are no more major problems for anyone to deal with. Scans by 夜莺工作室
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