And, it is already summer vacation. Shouta and Sawako can only stare at their cellphones. They didn’t make any special promise. Sawako thinks that even if she really wants to contact him but what should she say. Shouta thinks that there is no special issue..but then, no, it isn’t really so since they haven’t finished the conversation before. They both think that speaking of that, what should they say, or it can be said, is the other still angry.. Thinking that the other is angry, they immediately call each other for this is no good, they cannot let this go on. Toot- toot- it’s a busy tone. Then, they look at their cellphone to see that they had a missed call from each other. Shouta immediately calls back. Sawako is startled by the ring. She answers it but to her shock, she accidentally pressed the hang up button. Shouta is aghast for his call was rejected. Then, he shouts in fright when his father suddenly calls out to him. It seems that his father came to bring him a drink. He shouts for his father not to casually come in. This father says that those who are up to something will say that kind of words and he is definitely pretending to study but actually he is sneakily contacting his girl. It is really shocking that only his mouth is putting effort. This infuriates Shouta. And, on cue, his cellphone starts ringing. His father asks what is it. It is definitely Sawako so answer it!
Shouta answers it and apologizes that right now, it isn’t a convenient time for him to answer the phone and he’ll contact her again later on. He hangs up. Sawako thinks that she failed. The two mentally groans. So, there is always no smooth progress. At cram school, Ayane is surprised that the two haven’t made up. Sawako says how can she say it..it feels like it is always bad luck or perhaps, her mistake. Ayane says that she understands that the two of them have bad luck and since they’re not in tune, it became like this. She tells Sawako that she thinks that it isn’t Sawako’s fault. Sawako tries to protest but Ayane says that after they quarreled, it feels that she isn’t that gloomy and before she thought that Sawako cannot talk back [/criticize]. Then, Ayane answers Chizuru’s call. While Sawako is thinking about what Ayane said, Chizuru apologizes for calling while she’s going to cram class but she suddenly got a bit concerned and worried about whether or not Sawako would be suspicious about her and Shouta’s relationship. Could it be that it is because of her that the two are quarrelling? Ayane says perhaps. This shocks Chizuru. Sawako asks if she’s finished talking so what’s up with Chizuru. Ayane says that she feels that right now Chizuru is in a state of wanting to become a good girl phase and she thinks that Chizuru is way too idle. This puzzles Sawako.
Ayane says that for it to be unlucky, perhaps it is also a God-given test. Sawako asks test what. Ayane says, their love but then, their quarrel is dragging too long so isn’t it still better for them to make up earlier on. Ume arrives and asks what is this quarrel, and is it between Sawako and Shouta. Sawako remembers her promise about properly treasuring Shouta so she timidly apologizes to Ume. Ume says that they are already in a relationship wherein they can quarrel. She tells them that classes is starting so they should go. Sawako wonders about what Ume said. After cram class, Ayane and Ume are talking about how tiring it is today, and how hard and troublesome summer class is. Sawako thinks that they are in tune with each other. Ume asks Sawako about when the camp will be for she also has to prepare. Sawako asks about doing it on the break during Obon festival so they go straight at her house after cram class. She asks if Ume has to go clean the grave on the first day of Obon festival and would her relatives come [to visit]. Ume says that there’s no problem and she’ll go prepare. Ayane asks what is this camp, is it going to Sawako’s place. Ume says yes, and asks if Ayane is also coming. Ayane says no for she cannot study with people beside her so the two of them go study harmoniously.
Ume shouts that it isn’t like that, she is only one-sidedly exploiting Sawako. Ayane laughs and says ya, ya, it is as she said, she is a bad girl. Ume is irritated by this. Sawako says that Ume mutually help so she doesn’t feel that Ume is exploiting her and she doesn’t want other people to think that way. Ume is speechlessly then she mutters that she’s kidding. Relieved Sawako says it turns out to be like that. Ayane says that even if it cannot be compared but just now, Chizuru pretends to be a good person after having a boyfriend but then, after Sawako quarreled with Shouta, didn’t Sawako become a bit easily angered. This shocks Sawako that she apologizes. Ayane corrects herself that it isn’t that but rather, she’s outspoken. Sawako freaks out again. Ayane corrects herself again and says that it should be Sawako is saying what she thinks and she [Ayane] thinks that this is very good. Ayane asks this to Ume who agrees with her. After they separate ways from Ayane, Sawako thinks that it is definitely because everyone made it unnecessary for her to consider ‘will everyone hate me if I were to say this’ and ‘will it make everyone feel uncomfortable’-type..that kind of environment. While waiting for the train, Ume looks at Sawako. Sawako thinks that even if always stared by at the other, there is really no hostility so one is able to look back at the same time towards the other party.
Ume says that she and Shouta can also quarrel. Sawako says yes but then, she didn’t want that. Ume says that she can take advantage of that. This freaks Sawako out. Ume calls her stupid for she’s kidding around. Ume says that it should be no problem right for if they were to break up at this time, then they’ll break up sooner or later. Ume laughs and tells her to take advantage of it now and break up. Holding her bag tightly, Sawako shouts that they won’t break up. Sawako is aghast for she is indeed really easily angered, outspoken or perhaps..saying that kind of words to Ume, who also like Shouta, without regard for her feelings. Ume smiles and says then, ya, there’s no problem at all. Ume admits that she doesn’t want to be hated by Shouta so when she talks with him, she’ll consider her words. Just now, she is thinking that it turns out that Sawako can quarrel with Shouta yet she dared to nitpick at Sawako ha ha ha. Sawako shouts that she’ll accept it at any time because they are love rivals. Ume calls her a fool for love rivals isn’t like that. Sawako exclaims is that so but she accepts it so bring it on!! Ume says that no matter how she nitpick, there is no responsive person [<- ah, Sawako isn’t exactly responding how Ume wanted her to?] and she [Ume] is being cheeky that she is saying those words!! Sawako goes into shock. Ume says that there is no one saying that kind of foolish words..
After a pause, Ume says that towards someone, this kind of spoiled thing, she won’t even dare think of it before but..camp..she’ll be under her care.. [/yoroshiku] Sawako says that it’s mutual, she’ll be under her care..! While walking, Sawako thinks that it is Ume and Shouta who made her as someone who’ll say the truth [/what’s real in her heart]. She really wanted to tell Shouta that finally, she and Ume are going to camp together and right now, their relationship is very good. ..no, even if she doesn’t know how should she say it and even if she probably has no way of passing it on to him smoothly. But if she doesn’t say it out, if they always didn’t make up, no matter what happy thing there is, still her heart’s feeling would.. In the end, this won’t do. She takes out her cellphone and tries to type about her and Ume. She doesn’t know how to properly write it? She already doesn’t want it like this anymore. She wonders what she is thinking, this, what is her most intense thoughts. She hates that she cannot say the things that she wanted to say and couldn’t ask what she wants to ask. She is always waiting for him to mention it and thinking about it, she still doesn’t know what are his graduation plans. She always thought that she doesn’t know but actually, it is because she didn’t ask him. She thinks that if she asks, he’ll definitely answer her, right. Then, she texts Shouta, “I want to see you.”
Then, Sawako runs off. She thinks that it is because Shouta said, ‘I really like you’ so she is relaxed and she had become someone who can say out her feelings. Even if at that time it became a quarrel but they are indeed looking at each other so it will be fine. At his house, Shouta notices his mother holding her head. He asks if she is alright. She tells him that she’s fine and it is just too hot. He asks if it is ‘bitter summer’ [/loss of appetite and weight in summer]. She says but she can eat. Shouta’s father calls out to him and asks if he is being lazy and didn’t he say that he’ll study as if his life depended on it. Shouta asks him if he cannot even say a few words with his mother. His father says that he is asking him this is the most important to him right now. Shouta says yes. His father exclaims if he is saying that he’s worried about his mother, there’s no need to for he is around [as the husband]. This irks Shouta that he angrily shouts for his father to listen to what he is saying. “How come you’ll always decide by yourself and one-sidedly accept it as the final conclusion! I also have my own thoughts..” And, he nervously realizes that is what Sawako has been trying to tell him yet he keep on deciding that what he thought is what she has decided on. Shouta shouts that this is awful, he is just like his father!! His father shouts at him not to mention him on equal terms with him [Shouta] and what does he meant by awful.
The mother exclaims that she really had enough, for she wanted a cute daughter so how come their family is this kind of people. Touta happily take advantage of things by watching his favorite television show. The mother shouts for him to quickly go to sleep!! Shouta shouts at his father to first temporarily not mention about this thing and just properly arrange the things that he [Shouta] should do at the store tomorrow. His father shouts that he really would decide for himself [/acting on his own]. Going towards the door, Shouta exclaims that it is because he’s like him and he’ll do everything well so write it all down!! The father angrily shouts that it will be what he wished for, just wait and see tomorrow!! The mother shouts for them to stop being noisy for the neighbors will hear!! While running in the streets, Shouta sees Sawako running towards him. Sawako says that she came. She tells him that originally, she thought that he is reluctant to talk about himself but she’s the same, she hasn’t said it. So, because she didn’t say out her feelings, it is also inevitable that he doesn’t understand her feelings. She hopes that he’ll let her think over it for a while if she really wants to go and take the exam for the Normal University. But..she hopes that he also won’t reject her feelings about not wanting to part from him. Clenching his fist, Shouta thinks that he is really an idiot. Sawako tells him that about breaking up, she hasn’t thought of that and she isn’t willing to think of it! He says, okay. Teary-eyed, Sawako says that she said it out, she had already properly acted spoiled [/tantrum] towards him. He says, yes..yes. And, they hug each other as someone is saying, sorry, sorry.
Comment: And, they finally made up after the usual problems with communication between the two. ^^; The first part is amusing as some comedy. As a love rival, Ume love to tease Sawako being naïve and everything. In a way, it is thanks to her that Sawako decides to take the initiative to finally talk with Shouta. As for Shouta, it takes his father to do to him what he had done to Sawako to finally realize his mistake. So, for now, all is well again. Scans by 夜莺工作室
Quote of the day:
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. ~ Author Unknown