While Kujou looks at Yanagi, Yoshida calls out to them and says that he borrowed a light truck. They arrive at the place. Fujimoto calls out that everyone is in attendance. They are surprised that it is a rundown apartment and wondered when it was built. As they go to the senpai’s place, Souma asks how come he chose to move at this kind of time. Yoshida says that the place is actually so damaged that it is going to be reconstructed. Shiori says that a poor student living alone ought to have not many things to move so they can quickly finish the job. She calls out to senpai that they’re here! They are shocked to find the anime merchandise stuff in senpai’s small apartment. Senpai tearfully thanks them. Fujimoto scolds senpai over how come he hasn’t packed his luggage yet and how can this be yet he would call people to help. Senpai tearfully tries to protest. Miyabe looks inside at another room and says that it is quite shocking here. Senpai tearfully says that no matter how he packed them, he couldn’t completely finish it. Yanagi says that if he sells some of the toys then he’ll be able to live at a better place..the floor is even making creaking sound.. Senpai darkly asks Yanagi what he said just now, can he say it one more time. <- forbidden phrase. Aghast Yanagi immediately apologizes.
Putting on some gloves, Kujou says that they stop the idle talk and start classifying. Senpai tearfully says that Kujou is so dependable. Then, he asks Fujimoto if she didn’t tell Tachibana. Fujimoto says that she didn’t so Tachibana didn’t come. While Kujou is talking about the paper-type stuff are so heavy so if it is packed too much, it cannot be moved. Senpai says that if Tachibana saw this room, it can be considered that the ‘live happily together ever after[/wedding]’ will also be destroyed. Miyabi comments that it turns out that he knows that he is hopeless. Fujimoto says that by the way, he and Tachibana are basically haven’t gotten along with each other. Yanagi says that they already packed the box of papers so they are going to bring it into the light truck. He tells Souma to grab the other end. While Souma says that it’s heavy, Yanagi points out to Souma that there is some dirt on his face. Souma says no way, then, he smiles deceitfully. To Yanagi’s shock, Souma asks Kujou to help him wipe it off since both of his hands are carrying something. Kujou wipes Souma’s face and says, okay, that will do. Souma thanks her. Yanagi shouts wait, why you.. Yanagi grabs Souma’s collar. Souma shouts for him to wait, the package.. And, the package dropped on Souma’s foot.
Kujou looks at Yanagi and calls his name. Yanagi nervously says no..about that..just now, it wasn’t deliberate..and by the way, Souma, he..it is because Souma said that kind of words..that he.. Kujou darkly tells Yanagi not to avoid responsibility and properly apologize to Souma. While Souma is laughing behind Kujou, Yanagi can only mutter that Souma is a jerk.. He quickly hides behind the door and shouts that she just knows to side with Souma! “Stu-pid, stu-pid” While pouting Yanagi leaves gloomy Kujou, Fujimoto thinks that Yanagi is like an elementary kid. Then, Kujou asks Souma if he is alright. Souma says that it ought to be alright. Kujou asks if he wants to put some herbal plaster on it. He asks if it is available. Always prepared, Kujou takes out her plaster. While Kujou is putting the plaster on, Souma asks if it is still like how it was before. Kujou asks what he is referring to. Souma says that from the looks of it, there is not a bit of progress between her and Yanagi but actually, how are things [between them]? Kujou says that he wants to talk about that. “Yanagi is too slow-witted that it gives me a headache..” Souma thinks that those words would unexpectedly come out from her mouth.. Kujou gloomily says that Yanagi also already has someone he likes.. Souma wonders how can there be such a misunderstanding.
While Kujou wonders if it is okay to tell him about it, Souma smiles and tells her, ‘do your best’ [/gambatte]. After Kujou looks surprised, Souma says that after all, she had rejected him so she better smoothly make progress. Stiffening up, Kujou asks if she can properly handle it. Souma laughs and says that mentioning this topic, her expression would— Then, he says that she had rejected him so how about treating him to drink some fruit juice. Kujou says that she thinks that those are two different things. Nudging Kujou, Souma says in the end, treat him out to eat- Kujou darkly tells Souma to let her tear off that plaster so take a deep breath. Aghast Souma tells her to stop, please don’t be like that. They look at each other and giggle. At the side, grinding his teeth, Yanagi thinks that those two scoundrels..! Teary-eyed senpai calls out to Yanagi to come over and help. Yanagi snaps out of it and apologizes. While helping in the packing, Yanagi asks if it is very troublesome to move house at this kind of time. Senpai says that he is still attending graduate school and it isn’t such a big influence. He tells them that he’s making a robot. Yoshida informs them that senpai has joined a robot research and got a good grade in the robot competition. Everyone is surprised by that.
Fujimoto says that it turns out that he isn’t simply a disgusting-to-death otaku. Holding a maid figurine, senpai chuckles and says that he can be considered to be such, after all, it is his dream to make his wives become humanoid robot.. [<- I think the wives here mean his favorite character figurines] Fujimoto shouts that in the end, he is simply a disgusting-to-death otaku. She says that lucky for him, she would even still re-examine him. Senpai tells her to say whatever she wants for he merely wants to do what he wants to do, that’s all. “It also has nothing to do with me whatever other people around would think.” Yanagi looks thoughtful by what he said. Later on, after moving some more stuff into the truck, senpai, Yoshida and Souma are going ahead for the first trip. Fujimoto says that they’ll rest for a while. She and Miyabe will go to the convenient store. While thinking about ‘what others think has nothing to do with me’, Yanagi goes back inside and asks what Kujou is doing. Kujou says that she is tidying up the stove and the sink. Yanagi thinks that it turns out that one still has to do that when moving house and wasn’t it basically just left to the professionals.. <- do not really have the capability of being independent.
Noticing her hair on the stove, he holds her hair up and says that she’ll get oil on her hair. Kujou says that she forgot and her elastic hair band is in her apron’s pocket. Looking at her sticky and dirty fingers, she tells him that she has no way of getting it. Yanagi offers to help her tie her hair. Doubtful Kujou asks if he can do it. Irked Yanagi says that he can do that kind of small thing..probably. Kujou says then, she’ll leave it to him. Yanagi shouts leave it to him. Yanagi asks if it is okay to tie it up as a ponytail. She tells him that any will do. So, Yanagi thinks that he has to comb up the hair. Kujou is surprised when Yanagi is holding her hair. Yanagi apologizes for he can only use his hands to comb it. Kujou says ah, okay. Kujou thinks that she was startled by it and it seems like this is embarrassing compared to what she imagined. Then, she finds it ticklish. Before, she still has never been caressed like this by this person. She hopes that he quickly finishes. Kujou turns around and says that that is good enough and it’s okay. To her surprised, Yanagi wants to make it into a braided pigtail and it is separating the hair into three parts, then move this over that.
Kujou asks move this over that, and let her say, there’s no need to plait it into a braided pigtail. Yanagi darkly says that he wants to braid. <- it appears that some kind of switch has powered on in Yanagi. [There’s a note saying that before college, Kujou always comb her hair into braids] Later on, Fujimoto and Miyabi arrives back and they both some drinks and food to e— ah, what are you guys doing? Yanagi is still braiding Kujou’s hair. She asks if it is finish. Yanagi says almost, just a little bit. Soon, the others have come back. Fujimoto gives them their share of the food. They talk about the year is quickly ending soon. Yoshida cries that when the year ends, he will properly start looking for work. Someone tells him to properly have fun after he got hired. Yoshida says that it is just about summer right, and he still wants to borrow Yanagi’s villa again. Yanagi is saying that is very good..then he stops upon recalling about studying abroad for a year. Yanagi becomes gloomy and quiet that Kujou asks him what’s up. Yanagi nervously laughs and says that it is nothing, nothing at all. Kujou just quietly looks at him. Then, Fujimoto shouts that they continue to work. Soon, they are finally finished. Senpai thanks them. Yoshida asks to be treated to yakiniku [grilled meat]. Senpai exclaims but of course-! And, while they are eating, someone is screaming meat, meat.
Soon, everyone is walking home. Yoshida says that he’s so full. Fujimoto scolds him not to always order extra dishes. Yoshida sheepishly says that’s right. Soon, they part ways. Yanagi asks if Kujou is going home. She says that she plans to go to the second school’s self-study room. He asks if she’ll go right now. She says yes, for she can focus her energy there. Yanagi offers to walk her to the station. While looking at her crudely braided hair, Kujou says okay. Yanagi thinks that Kujou is also doing her best so he should properly think about it. Then, there is a gush of strong wind. Yanagi says that it’s so cold. He notices that Kujou is warming herself up by blowing her hands. He asks if she didn’t bring her gloves. She tells him that she forgot to bring them though she has military [/working?] gloves. Yanagi tells her not to wear those. After thinking for a while, Yanagi asks if she wants to warm herself for a while. Puzzled Kujou says that if it is okay. Yanagi exclaims that he got her permission and because she said it, she’s not allowed to object. Puzzled Kujou asks, what--.. Yanagi casually takes her hand and puts it in his pocket. While praising himself for pulling that off beautifully, Yanagi says that right now, he won’t care if she were to back out!
Yanagi braces himself but there is only silence. He looks at her. She blushes and says that it’s so warm. Yanagi thinks that she’s so cute to death, but that reaction is really very ordinary. He wonders if he is commonly touching her so many times too much, so for Kujou’s mentality, this degree isn’t a big deal..? Kujou acknowledges that Yanagi is a person who would constantly hold hands with someone. <- chapter 41. Yanagi tells her that he thinks that he said this so many times that she shouldn’t happily let some guy treat her like this. “If you switch me with someone else, it will cause the person involved to misunderstand and think that you have an interest towards him. I’m saying the truth so you better be careful.” Then, Yanagi notices that Kujou had let go of his hand. He turns around to see her at the other side of the railroad tracks. He calls out to her. Thinking of Souma’s ‘do your best’, Kujou says that she won’t. Yanagi asks huh? The train is coming so the signal lights are flashing. Kujou says, “I won’t be like that with anyone else. –only with you.” After looking surprised, Yanagi tells her to wait, Kujou.. Kujou turns to leave and thinks that she had already did her best. After the train passes by, Kujou is gone. Blushing Yanagi can only mutter, “..eh?”
Comment: And, Yanagi is looking surprised after every chapter’s end. ^^; Well, I’m not sure how Yanagi will react later on. Will he be in denial or he’ll connect the dots and realize it. Can that be considered as a confession? There are people saying it is so. Anyway, Kujou’s bomb is a pleasant surprise when things started to be the usual stuff of not much progress and a bit of seemingly lovey-dovey scene + jealous scene. There is still the issue about studying abroad. Will he go or he won’t? It is indeed a rare opportunity to learn more about the business since they are just starting a new venture at a foreign country. Still, he’ll be missing out more time with Kujou and friends..though for now, it is just one year. By then, if he did leave, I guess he’ll probably graduate along with Souma. Somehow, since Kujou is noticing that he’s in deep thought, they might talk about this later on. So far, Souma can still make himself look more favorable compared to Yanagi who acts like a spoiled kid at times. =P Hm..it is amusing that Kujou is indeed experiencing it like how Yanagi had it with her before. ^^; Hopefully, unlike Kujou, what she said to Yanagi will lead towards some progress for this couple. Scans by 红莲汉化组
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