To Shizuka’s shock, Yuki mutters, “Grandmother..” He quickly hold her shoulders and shouts, Grandmother, where!!? Wondering what she is saying, Yuki apologizes and says that it isn’t like that. “I only thought of my grandmother. ..I’m just somewhat depressed--” Then, her cellphone rings. Her friend calls out what she is doing when the fireworks had started. Yuki apologizes and says that she’ll immediately go back. Shizuka calls out to her and seriously asks, “..is it no good if it isn’t that guy?” Meanwhile, when she is about to bite on her candy apple, Arisa asks, Ha!? Since the fireworks are noisy, Abe shouts so he is saying that Shou has given up on Yuki. Surprised Arisa asks, really? The Satomi shouts what’s going on and why!? Shou casually says that they’re noisy to death, anything is okay, in short, [they] would no longer cause a ruckus at that person’s side. The girls [including Abe?] say how boring when they obviously like Yuki. Arisa seriously looks at Shou who is holding his cellphone. At home, the twins shout to Yuki that their geta [wooden clogs] is broken, their feet hurt and the rubbing caused their skin to tear. Reading a magazine, Yuki casually welcomes them back, and says that she’ll help them in putting some disinfectant so they first change off their yukata and take a bath.
As they complain about their house being hot, Yuki wonders what Shizuka meant by, ‘is it no good if it isn’t that guy’. She wonders what’s up with Shizuka today. Because the fireworks are very noisy, she waited for a while to ask back about it but he no longer said anything. Flashback: Yuki shouted, ha!? And Shizuka shouted no, he didn’t say anything!! End flashback. She is tense over Shizuka’s hug and he won’t let her go. She wonders could it be possible that perhaps, it is definite that Shizuka likes her..? “No..that’s wrong for it is possible that I’m thinking too much [/flattering myself] and before, there was one time when I was mistaken that he is confessing to me.. My head is a mess. Right now, I only want to think about club activity and studies.” Her cellphone vibrates. It is a phone call from Shou. Yuki recalls him saying that there is something that he wanted to tell her, and forget it, he’ll call her later. She wonders what is that, didn’t he already say what he wanted to say -> I no longer like Yuki-senapai. She immediately uses a pillow to cover the cellphone and angrily thinks that he said that while eating a grilled squid. She thinks that she is the one who said, ‘wait for me for three months’ and since he said, ‘gave up’ then there is already no words to be said to him, she cannot say out any words and she doesn’t want to listen to anything.
After practice, Amamiya and Nishiyama are surprised to learn that Shou has given up chasing after Yuki. Abe says that yesterday, he declared it at the matsuri while eating squid. Amamiya exclaims if that is for real, and he is still quite reckless. Shouji wonders out loud if it is their fault since they are teasing him. Yashiro tells him that Shou doesn’t care about that kind of thing and could it be that he went to find a more suitable and more beautiful girl. Then, they talk about summer vacation ending soon and other things. Carrying the laundry, Himiko overheard them. She wonders if they are talking about Shou, but then, indeed, she also thinks that those two are unsuitable [/incompatible] in all sorts of aspects, but.. She recalls Shou saying that he really likes Yuki. Himiko thinks that she didn’t felt that he would casually say those kind of words.. While Yuki is mopping the gym’s floor, Shou leans by the door and asks how come she didn’t answer his phone call. Yuki darkly says that she’s already asleep. He says that he also called her during the fireworks festival. Yuki darkly says is that so, she didn’t notice it. He asks with who she is with. She darkly says a friend. Shou asks if it is only a friend. Irked Yuki wonders what’s up with this tranquil non-stop talking conversation.. She grabs her mop and turns to him. She angrily says, “You’re noisy to death, Haka..”
Shou asks, Haka..Hakamada..Hakamada Shizuka? Yuki is speechless for she said out the word ‘Haka’ and she couldn’t hide it anymore.. “..no, no..it’s very strange. *turns around from Shou* For things to reach this stage, what’s up with me that I’ll avoid mentioning about Hakamada in front of Naruse.” Shou asks if she is together with Shizuka. Yuki tells him that no matter what it is, it has nothing to do with him. “By the way, if you got nothing to do, quickly go home..” Shou suddenly grabs her hands and pushes her on the wall. Yuki angrily shouts that it hurts and what’s up with.. She stops upon seeing Shou seriously looking at her. Shou darkly says that didn’t he say, ‘I have something that I want to tell you’. While struggling to free herself, Yuki angrily says that didn’t he already finished saying it while he was still eating a squid. <- harbors a grudge over this. Shou darkly says that it isn’t that, okay, and seriously listen to what he has to say.. Yuki shouts that she doesn’t want to listen!!! This irks him. He kisses her cheek. She tells him, no.. He whispers for her to please, seriously listen to what he has to say. She closes her eyes and says no.. She doesn’t want to listen. She grinds her teeth and viciously gives Shou a headbutt. While Shou holds his head since it hurts, Yuki mutters..what..
She angrily shouts, “What’s that when obviously you kissed with Ichii..you protruded navel!!!” Shou asks what, she saw it..his navel and the kiss. Yuki shouts that she didn’t see the navel but she saw the kiss. Shou tries to explain about it but Yuki darkly says that is enough, she already doesn’t want to listen to what he has to say. As she walks away, she thinks that it is because.. Recalling Arisa saying that she only forcefully kissed Shou that’s all, Yuki thinks that is what Arisa told her then how come Shou hid that issue from her. She doesn’t want to listen to him seriously saying that he has chosen that girl. At Arisa’s place, she complains to her friends that writing the homework won’t end. They talk about this is bad for it is school opening ceremony next week, and they still have a lot of homework. Miho wonders if Shou really gave up on Yuki. Satomi says that it seems to be a good opportunity for Arisa to take advantage of. Arisa says that they are truly idiots when he said, ‘no longer like her; do not want to be noisy around senpai’. Her friends say is that so and what’s up with that. Scowling Arisa sips her drink from the straw and mutters that those guys are very strange.
Then, at the Machida’s kitchen, a glass breaks. Third triplet angrily calls second triplet for being stupid and how could he be so idiotic to break a glass that he had put ice in. Second triplet shouts that he was the one who put in too many ice. First triplet looks into the cupboard and says that they no longer have any glass. In her room, while trying to study, Yuki thinks that she once again clearly knows..that the person she has fallen for is a stinky brat who is in the same grade as her younger brothers. “Ignoring others, fooling around with some other girl then saying this ‘give up’ declaration at me, and at this time, he would still do that kind of thing. *-> pinning her to the wall and kissing her* Isn’t there really something wrong with his brain *recalls him whispering to her* ..afterwards, because of that, the me whose heart kept on beating, there is also something wrong with my brain..” Blushing red, she puts her head on the table and thinks that she couldn’t concentrate. Then, she looks at the mug he gave her. Removing its contents, she thinks that it is no good since it makes her infuriated to death so she must quickly put it aside. Just then, second triplet calls out to her and says that he broke the glass and there is no new one.. Seeing Yuki’s mug, he goes to grab it and exclaims that luckily, this one is okay so can she lend it to him.. Yuki suddenly grabs the mug and shouts, “No!!” Her younger brother looks surprised as she nervously mutters that this one is no good. Yuki recalls how she easily exchanged her toy bear with Rin before because Rin likes it better. Yuki thinks that actually, until now, there was never a time when she would quickly argue about wanting something.
Going out of her room, Yuki apologizes and says that she’s going out for a while and also, don’t he dare touch that mug or she’ll beat him up. This surprises her younger brother. Yuki recalling how she touched Shou’s back after their defeat. She thinks, “But.. that guy.. only that guy--” While walking on a pedestrian bridge, Yuki thinks that it is over for she just ran out of the house and forgot her cellphone even if she wanted to find him.. Then, from below, Arisa calls out to her and asks how come she is empty-handed. “—if it is Naruse, it seems that right now, he is at some other place doing homework with Abe and the others.” Yuki thinks that perhaps, in Shou’s heart right now, it is only this girl and perhaps, her hand already cannot touch him but.. Flustered Yuki calls out to Arisa and says that she must apologize to her for she obviously always squarely challenged her-- "*Arisa told her that it is because she likes Shou so if Yuki doesn’t need him, she wants to have him* but..I always run away and always want to diverge from the topic. I’m sorry.. (Ah, my heart is beating nonstop) I won’t give him to you, Arisa. *Arisa looks surprised* I do need him and I also want to have that guy..” As the girls look at each other, Yuki thinks that it is because of nervousness, her fingertips kept on trembling. “It is simply like before taking an exam. Whether I hit a wall [/get rebuffed] or get hurt, right now, I’m not afraid. I want to see Naruse.”
Comment: And, I guess everyone ought to be happy with this chapter. Yuki didn’t easily forgive him for that even if obviously, there is some misunderstanding, hurt, etc. I’m amused that the squid thing is frequently mentioned. ^^; And, Yuki finally realize how much Shou meant to her that she is going to ‘chase’ after him. Apparently, Shou seemed to pull what Yuki did before about him being a ‘younger brother’. Saying something ‘hurtful’ and assumes that the other party won’t get hurt by it because s/he assumes that the other already knows what the other really felt for the other. ^^;; Honestly, that is very dangerous since their relationship isn’t that deep yet and technically, they are still in ‘courting stage’. Thankfully, they love each other enough so things will be sorted out in a matter of time. Poor Shizuka, Yuki is still vague about his feelings after all that and he reminded her of her grandmother. ^^; Unlike other rivals, Arisa bluntly tell her rival where the guy is. But then, I’m not sure if Yuki would know where he and the others are based on that. If Yuki is heading towards his house, perhaps, Arisa is hinting that they are at a library or a restaurant? Arisa is really playing fairly with her so I guess that stolen kiss is a ‘cannot help it’ thing? Anyway, Yuki found her guts so most probably, they’ll reconcile and resolve the misunderstanding in the next chapter or two, I guess. Hopefully, there is no regress or Yuki getting scared or changing her mind again. ^^; The next chapter will be out in Japan after a month from now..again. Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Don’t build roadblocks out of assumptions. ~ Lorii Myers