Yuki has three triplet younger brothers who are one year younger than her and a lot younger, twin sisters. They are simply monsters. From the time when they start to know things, they always cause a ruckus in the midst of grown up her. In order to uphold peace, she made a firm resolution, to ‘become an adult’. While the triplets are fighting each other, one of the twins is crying over a spilled cake. Their mother wondered what to do for she bought one for each and that can no longer be eaten. Young Yuki called out to her mother and offered to give her cake to the twin by saying that her stomach hurts. End flashback. For example, there is this totally arrogant first year student who calls out to her and says that if this ball goes in the basket, she’ll go out with him. Looking at her notes and viewing him as a KID, Yuki tells Shou to be serious during club activity or else, she just gives him more training. As Shou mutters that is frightening, Hatori laughs and says that Yuki is so mature. He tells Shou not to waver over that kind of thing. Yuki thinks that as a 17 year old manager of a men’s basketball club, she doesn’t have time to pay attention to a kid’s joke.
Kido sprains his wrist while throwing the basketball. Yuki already got her ice and bandage ready. She thinks that there is that kind of adult here -> Kido. Putting ice on his hand, Yuki tells him to be careful since he is the captain. He comments that she’s quite dependable. One of the guys says that it is rare for Kido to get hurt and could it be that he is thinking of his girlfriend, and isn’t she going to watch them. Just when Kido is saying that she said that she is coming tomorrow, a basketball hits him right on the head. Shou apologizes that his hand slipped. Yuki tells Kido to put that ice on and she’ll help him bandage it later for now, she has to get the dried clothes. It was a year ago in summer when she had fallen in love with Kido. He helped her get a book from a high shelf in the library. She thought that he’s so tall and he is from the basketball club. After she thanked him, he told her not to force herself and ask for someone’s help. So, she became the manager with an impure motive.
While folding the uniforms one by one, Yuki thinks that even if she knew that he has a girlfriend, she doesn’t want to steal him away nor confess to him for she is at her most peacefulness while she is looking at him at his side. That makes her very happy. Holding his uniform, she mutters Kido’s name. At the door, Shou asks what’s up with Kido. She immediately folds the uniform. He asks if she likes Kido. Putting on her adult expression, she denies it. He says that she is staring at the uniform. She still denies it until he points out that only Kido’s uniform has a wrinkle on it. Yuki is worried since Shou found out about it. Shou comments that it turns out that she likes Kido and Kido would definitely be shock if he learns about it. Yuki asks him to keep it a secret from Kido and the others, and in return, she’ll do anything. Shou asks if she would do that. This made Yuki somewhat takes it back and to keep him away, she is using a plunger against him. Shou asks her to teach him his studies starting tomorrow. Yuki is puzzled for he also studies.
At home, while reading about first aid, Yuki is made by the twins into a ‘lost and found center’ as she points out to them where they misplaced their things – Rin’s hairclip and Sae’s cellphone. Yuki is thinking about Shou failing in a test because he fell asleep. She is suspicious of his motive for he just wants her to accompany him but then, he knows her secret so she cannot refuse him. Then, the triplets ask where is his underwear [<-he’s wearing it; black is the first], pudding [<- white is second] and answers to a math problem [<- brown is the third]. She thinks that Shou is the same with her brothers though it isn’t a big deal to teach him. She doesn’t want to be led around in circles by that kid because she is an ‘adult’. During basketball practice, Shou scores and fangirls scream. Yuki records his data. Yuki starts distributing towels. The guys are jealous of Shou and amazed at how fast Yuki is with work. Kido pats Yuki’s head and tells her not to overdo it for she also has to rest.
Then, he goes to see his girlfriend who tells Kido to hurry it up or else the movie theater will close. Kido tried to pacify her to wait for a little while. Thinking that it is his girlfriend, Yuki tells herself that it is enough for her to be like this. Later on, Yuki is teaching Shou at a fastfood restaurant. She tells him that this is very easy, just use the formula. While slurping his drink, Shou says that he hates Kido. This surprises Yuki and asks if he deliberate hit Kido with the ball. Shou says who knows. Yuki sighs and thinks that throughout her lifetime, a person like Shou won’t be able to understand her feelings. Flashback: After trembling from enduring Yuki gave her cake, her mother told her that it is alright and isn’t she’s trembling. Then, the twins cry that they couldn’t move another step so please carry them and she oblige since her mother also asked her to. During Christmas, second triplet wanted Yuki’s teddy bear so her mother asked Yuki to exchange with second triplet’s robot thing. During grade one, Yuki wrote an essay about her family that has 8 members and her siblings are very lively for they break bowls every day. Yuki is satisfied with it and hope to show it to her mother when she goes home.
A couple of guys are goofing around which made a bowl of udon noodles fall on Yuki’s head. Yuki calmly said that it is alright. They shout that it is a young adult. Yuki decided to marry someone who is older than her. At that time, she wanted to scream and give her classmates a flying kick. That is her totally favorite cake. She is really bothered for that is the teddy bear that Santa gave her. But in order not to expose it, she kept on repeating to herself, ‘I’m an adult’ that people praise her that she’s dependable and like a young adult. Gradually, she became an expert in hiding her own feelings. End flashback. While mopping the gym floor, Yuki is wondering if Shou is serious about studying for he seems to be just passing the time. She accidentally spills the pail of water and laments over spending more time to finish her work. Then, she slips but Shou caught her. He says that he seen it and she can also trip. She tells him to shut up and at least, call out that he came for him to know who it is. He apologize that he isn’t her beloved captain. She whispers for him to keep it down or else, it will be exposed.
Shou says that no one is there. She tells him that isn’t the problem for she doesn’t want it exposed that she became a manager with an impure motive. He calls her stupid for always wanting to keep it a secret for that reason, and that is because she has always been seriously working as if her life depended on it and it doesn’t matter what is the motive. This surprises her for she didn’t know that he views her that way. In class, her friends invite her to some café rabbit by the station since there is no club activity that day. It is a limited edition cake sold after 5pm. Yuki is excited over it but then, she recalls something. Later on, Yuki is teaching Shou again with her old notes. Shou grabs her notebook and comments about how tidy it is when the flyer for the café fell down. It is a limited sweet for the opening of the café. Thinking that she forgot to throw it away, she claims that it is trash. He asks if she likes sweets. She denies it. Looking at the clock that is at 3:55pm, he asks about going there. She refuses for she had committed her time to him.
So, he asks for her to date with him and she ends up going to the café with him. She thinks that until now, no one had seen through her true feelings, the things she want and the person she likes, what she had always skillfully covered up has now been abandoned but she felt frustrated. Yuki stares over the cake as he urges her to eat it and her expression is terrifying. He looks away and mutters that she’s quite cute. While walking, Shou says that it has been a long time since she went out since he knows that during no club activity days, she would clean the club room and gym, and also, from the time he joined the club, he knows that she likes Kido because when they start talking about Kido’s girlfriend, she would run away [and she always look at Kido]. Shou also tells her about how she cleans the ball perfectly by herself, folding the uniforms without wrinkles and studying about first aid.
Wondering why so many things had been exposed, she tells him to shut up. He tells her even if telling her ‘do not force yourself too much’-type of thing is cool, but he won’t say it because he likes her who excessively works quite hard, he really likes her who is like that. Thinking that it has nothing to do with ‘adult’ or ‘kid’, he understands her ‘true’ self. She calls out to him and thanks him for today. And he smiles at her. She thinks of what to do for it turns out that it really exists. It is raining after club activity, Shou tells her to quickly come but she says that she got something to do. He asks if she doesn’t have an umbrella and being modest [<- about not having an umbrella?]. Then, he takes her hand and shares the umbrella with her. She wonders why he would say those words then hold her hand. They talk about how big his hand and how small hers is. And, Kido saw them together. While Yuki is filling some bottles with water, Kido asks if she is going steady with Shou. Thinking that he is saying some strange things, she says no. He mentions about seeing them holding hands and she says that is just a joke. She wonders why Kido would misunderstand that.
Later on, the club activity ended early so Yuki goes to his 1-C classroom. She spills the things on Shou’s desk. Deciding to tidy them up before Shou arrives and says something to her about it, Yuki is surprised to see that his math exam has a grade of 94. She realizes that he lied to her. With girls clinging on him, Shou arrives and apologizes for being late since he went to the toilet. The fangirls ask what he is doing in the classroom. Shou says that he’s studying and they go home. The girls laugh and say that he doesn’t need that for he is quite idle. Yuki whacks him with the rolled up exam paper. As he complains about that hurts, Yuki says that it is good that there is someone who’ll accompany him in killing time. Shou notices his exam paper that she dropped. Yuki tells him that as a manager, she is busy and he ought to find some other playmate. She tells herself that from the start, she has this feeling, it is alright, she is an adult, she won’t be perplexed over this small issue. Then, she angrily shouts by the way, when she’s with him, she is very happy.
Upon realizing what she just shouted, she becomes aghast and ran out. She goes out in shock over it and wonders why she shouted that. Just then, she meets up with Kido who says that it is good that she hasn’t left yet. Lowering her face down so that he won’t see her expression, Yuuki asks if she was careless about something. Kido says no, but rather, would she go steady with him. He broke up with his girlfriend yesterday and in the end, he likes a dependable girl like her. Yuki finds this strange for she ought to be happy but her mind is only thinking of Shou when obviously he is just playing around. It is obviously over and yet..she had incurably fallen for him. She always says ‘this is enough’ for letting go is easy but she is always hurt and afraid like that, pretending to be an adult. Yuki starts to cry and apologize to Kido. Just when Kido is about to pat her head, Shou covers Yuki’s face with his hand. He tells Kido that he’s not allowed to touch nor look at her. Shou takes her away while Kido tries to protest that didn’t she say that they weren’t going steady.
While walking, she tells him to let go. As he let her go, Shou calls her stupid and why he would tell a boring lie about failing. She won’t understand until he explains it to her. He says that he told her that he hated Kido, anticipate the time after school, why would he watch her attentively, and for him to say each and everything, would she still not understand. Picking up a basketball, he tells her to kiss him if it goes in. Before he can throw it, she clings to him and tells him that it doesn’t matter if he shoots the ball or not. Shou throws the ball and kisses her. Yuki looks surprised as she sees the ball goes into the basket. Yuki thinks that it’s really cunning for she was deceived by a kid like him. Pretending to be an adult probably has no meaning anymore. Probably, she is already defeated by his arrogant offense. Shou tells her that he likes her, and would she also say it. They hug and Yuki says something. The end of the one-shot story.
Comment: So, this is the basic idea of the series which obvious had been revised in some part. Of course, there is some original funny stuff here ^^ I found it funny, the the looking for underwear by the first triplet scene and Yuki attempt on using a plunger at Shou scene. =P Well, this chapter shows how hard it is to be the first born who has to be understanding and everything to one’s bratty and annoying siblings. The result was the suppression of her feelings but of course, someone ‘helped’ her out through that..ironically, by someone like her bratty younger brothers. Scans by 红莲汉化组
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