After Yuki shouted to Arisa that she doesn’t wanted to give Shou to her because she needs him and she also wanted him, surprised Arisa asks Yuki if she is a bit stupid. This shocks Yuki. Arisa says, “..the one who is always running away is me.” Then, Arisa walks away. Arisa recalls asking Shou what he would do if she said that she likes him and the time when she asked him to close his eyes and think of her as Yuki. Arisa thinks that if she explicitly told him then, she cannot become friends with him again. “I won’t be able to once again tell him, ‘goodbye’.” At the train, Shizuka has been sniffing his shirt that Kira tells him to quickly stop that since it’s embarrassing and what’s up with him this time around. Shizuka asks Kira if he has this granny scent on him. Kira asks who told him that. Shizuka couldn’t believe that he unexpectedly did that kind of thing. <- hugged Yuki and asked if it has to be that guy. Shizuka wonders if he is an idiot for even if he didn’t specially ask that kind of question, his heart already knows it clearly. Shizuka tells Kira that he will still trouble him a bit in accompanying him for practice. Kira asks what, is it because his mood is quite restless?
Shizuka says no, after they enter the second term, the Winter Cup qualifying competition is about to quickly start, and he[/they] cannot lose again. Back in her house, while drying her hair, Yuki thinks that in the end, she wasn’t able to see Shou and it is inevitable since he is doing his homework. She thinks that this is something that cannot be talked about clearly on the phone or through LIME [pun for LINE internet messaging app]. She looks at the mug he gave her. She thinks that definitely tomorrow, she’ll tell him clearly because if she always wasn’t able to ask about it then she always won’t be able to ask about it. “Tomorrow, I’ll definitely tell Naruse--” The next day at the locker room, Abe calls out to Shou to quickly change his clothes and go for if he is late, he will receive Yuki’s iron hand-! Looking at his cellphone, Shou ask isn’t that quite good. Abe says that it isn’t a bit good and is he listening to him, he’ll quickly go first so Shou should quickly come over. Shou reads a message from Yuki saying that she has something to tell him so go to their class after the club activity.
Pfft. Pfft. Tonomura tells everyone that although they will temporarily stop practice tomorrow but on the day after, after the opening ceremony, they are going to resume afternoon practice so next time, he hopes that everyone would be quite energetic on the first practice during second term. Everyone says okay. After the others say ‘good job’ and ‘I’m so hungry’, Yuki gloomily thinks okay, she won’t cower again..in short, she’ll first quickly grab Shou who finished changes clothes then calmly convey to him her feelings. “‘Naruse, even if you choose Ichii, I still like you.’ Per..perfect.” Then, someone bumps into her. She is surprised to see someone holding a lot of boxes [looking like some robot]. The person apologizes and asks if she is okay. Looking behind the boxes, Yuki asks the coach what happened and what’s up with these things. The coach says that the faculty room will be part of a general cleaning and tomorrow is the last day of summer vacation. He wants to be relaxed in welcoming the new school term. Looking at all the boxes and materials on the floor, Yuki thinks that it is huge workload and normally, she would definitely help but only today, she doesn’t have time.. She starts to walk away as the coach continues to tidy things up.
Then, Yuki turns around and thinks that this is no good. She carries one box and says that she’ll help him. The coach says really, and sorry for the trouble <insert wrong name>. Shou corrects him and says what to do with this box called <insert wrong name>. He tells her to simply throw it away. Arisa quietly watches this scene. While Yuki thinks that there is definitely some time, Shou is in the classroom looking at Yuki’s message on the cellphone. The door opens. Shou glances and says what..it is just Ichii. Arisa exclaims what is that ‘what’ and do not look so obviously disappointed. Looking at his hand, Shou says to let him remind her that the opening of school is on the day after tomorrow. Arisa says that she knows but it is because she has something to tell him so she came. “..I always have something that I’m been keeping from you, and I wasn’t able to tell you..” Shou’s phone beeps. He tells her to wait and he looks at his cellphone. He sighs and says, what..it is Abe. Arisa tells him to cover up his disappointment a little bit. She asks if he is waiting for someone. He says yes. Taking his bag, Shou says that even if he calls her to come over but it seems that she still hasn’t read the message so perhaps, she already went home so forget it. Arisa glances at Shou who is leaving the room. She recalls Yuki helping the coach.
Sitting on the desk, Arisa says tells him that Yuki is at the gym’s faculty room and it is better for him to quickly go for Yuki might not look at LIME and just leave. Shou glances at Arisa and thinks for a while. Then he says, “..Ichi..do you like me? ..is that so?” Arisa look surprised but doesn’t quite show it. She asks if it is so, then what about it. Shou says then, he apologizes for always not seriously listening to what she said before. Arisa thinks that Shou has changed. “He obviously changed. Not me, or some other person, but rather it is that person who changed him-” Mustering up a smile, Arisa asks Shou if he is an idiot and do not mention that kind of disgusting joke again! Shou looks at her and then sideways. He turns around and says, “—goodbye.” After he left, Shou’s goodbye echoes in her mind. Just then, Abe goes in the classroom and calls out to Shou to ask why he ignored him when he obviously saw his LIME. Arisa cries then bends down to say that he startled her to death. Abe calls out to Arisa and asks if she is crying. Arisa denies it. She calls Abe stupid and asks him to please treat her to some gyudon [beef rice bowl]. Narration: “-I finally understand. No matter if I get hurt or hurt other people, no matter if I hit a wall or fall down, if I continuously fear those kind of things, then I basically won’t be able to like someone...
...*Yuki walking fast and thinks that it is already 18 o’clock and even if it took some time but if it is Shou, he should be randomly strolling around the station* I also won’t be able to.. *bumped into Shou* say ‘like’ to this person.” After she looked surprised, Shou calls her stupid for how come she doesn’t look at her cellphone. Yuki angrily shouts ha!? How can she play with a cellphone during club activity and what is he saying.. Then, she stops herself and thinks no, that’s wrong, she doesn’t want to quarrel with him and can she properly say out to him what she wanted to say. Yuki says, “..no, want to say.. I also have something to say.. (Yes, calm down) *Shou asks what* (Do it according to sequence) So..I’m saying.. *Shou says yes.* (Calm down) So I’m saying, about that..can’t you not to give up on liking me? *crossed arms* I’m thinking of that.” Pause. Yuki thinks that she made a mistake and failed. She turns around and gloomily wonders why she said that as if she is someone amazing. Yuki apologizes to Shou about that and after 20 minutes, can he go to the shoe lockers area for she has to clean up the gym at one side and straighten out what she wants to say on the other side.
Shou follows her and kept calling her but she kept on telling him that it is alright, she is very calm right now so first, let her.. He follows her to the gym and asks her why she doesn’t want to listen to what he has to say. Clenching the hem of her shirt, she thinks that it is because.. She tells him that doesn’t he like Arisa so he no longer likes her..and he is definitely thinking about going steady with Arisa..that kind of words..it isn’t that easy to say those kind of words.. Thinking that she also asked him to wait for her for three months, Yuki says how it is possible for her to say it out. She mutters, “..I want you to continue on liking me..something..” Shou looks surprised. She starts tossing the basketballs at him and shouts that for a person like her, she basically cannot say it out!! He calls out to her but she tells him to shut up and he’s not allowed to come over to her!! While Shou manages to hit away the basketballs that she is throwing at him, Yuki shouts that he obviously do not understand her!! “Since always, I needed to summon up a lot of courage in order to get close to you.. I summoned up a lot of courage in order to talk with you.. I basically never thought..! I am so..”
Shou grabs her wrist before she can throw another basketball. He calls out her name and is surprised that she is crying. She wipes her tears and says, “I like you so much that you basically won’t be able to imagine it..” Shou looks surprised and falls down. Thud. Yuki nervously asks if he has a heatstroke. To her surprise, Shou asks who said that..who said, ‘no longer like you’? Realizing that he didn’t faint, Yuki angrily says that he is the one who said that. Shou says that actually, what he wanted to say, ‘I can wait for three months’. Yuki goes ha. Shou explains that is why afterwards, he immediately called her up so many times on the phone. He says that even if he said the truth during the matsuri, she’ll definitely once again have three months of commotion. The others will be shouting still two more months!! Shou says that she would once again get all confused all by herself like an idiot. “Also, if a member got injured, you’ll once again blame yourself and say some baffling things.” Yuki is surprised as she recalls telling him she is to blame because she is always thinking of him. Shou says, “..I do not want Yuki-senpai to show that kind of expression again. *Yuki thinks he always..it is for me..?* So if senpai says it, no matter if it is three months or even half a year, I plan to keep on waiting...
..but, *hugs Yuki to him* hearing you say that you like me, I’ve become unable to wait for three seconds all the more say three months..” Narration: “—I like Naruse’s sturdy arm” Shou asks her to say once again what she just said. She whispers, “...like you.” He asks once again. Blushing Yuki tells him that she won’t say it again. He strokes her ear and says, “..Yuki senpai, can I become your boyfriend..?” Narration: “I like Naruse’s voice calling out my name.” Yuki says that he obviously said that he can wait for half a year. Shou says that it is obvious that she already couldn’t wait. She says -uh. Narration: “I like his fluffy, messy and sticking out all over the place hair like a cat’s. I also like that he seems like a child. His sleeping face--” Shou asks if it is no good. Yuki didn’t reply. He asks if in the end, he must wait for three months. She nervously says, ..uh. Narration: “And also, his frankness and also his dark brown eyes that are steadily gazing at me--” He kisses her. And for the third time, he asks is it no good? Yuki didn’t reply and mutters that it isn’t, no good. [<- I think kind of hesitant but seem to be a yes like it isn’t totally no good to make him her boyfriend] Narration: “I have already fallen deeply in love with him that I do not want to give him to anyone else.” And, the next chapter will be out in Japan on October 20. I found the mangaka’s note within the chapter, “Even if it is my private matter, but some time ago, my first baby was born! Although I needed some time to rest, but mother and child are very healthy so everyone please wait until the series resumes!”
Comment: And from the looks of things, the rivals are out of the way. Arisa already considered that as a rejection. Shizuka said that at the heat of the moment and is now concentrating on his first love, basketball. Yuki finally properly confessed. It is a bit ambiguous if she agreed to make him her boyfriend or not. She seems to want to as Shou claims but of course, there are other factors. Hehe, maybe another heat of the moment and she changes her mind again but then, no matter what, it seems that Shou will indeed wait for her if she wants him to. So for now, all is well. ^^ Scans by 红莲汉化组
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