Kujou says, ‘Only you..’ Surprised Yanagi asks if she means that towards him, she.. Kujou says that’s right. “I like..” Ring. Ring. Ring. And, Yanagi’s dream is interrupted by his sister screaming that the alarm clock is annoying to death yet he still won’t get up!! And, with an aghast look and dark eyebags, Yanagi goes into the kitchen where his mother says that he looks awful. Yanagi thinks that on that day, he didn’t know how he managed to arrive home. Blank expression Yanagi. On the second day, he and his family went out together the whole day so in the end, he wasn’t able to contact Kujou and when he went to sleep, he had that kind of dream.. While having breakfast with his family except for the father who went to work, his mother asks if Yanagi had a dream. Yanagi mutters, dream..perhaps..he thinks that he already doesn’t know anymore. And, perhaps, everything is just a dream.. Ryouko comments that there’s something wrong with this guy. At school, at the study hall, Fujimoto exclaims that Kujou had said that. Kujou says that she wants to strive hard and Souma is also supporting her. She tells Fujimoto that she doesn’t know if her feelings were adequately conveyed to Yanagi for in the end, she got embarrassed and ran away.
Fujimoto muses that Kujou had become like a girl in love.. Kujou says that in the end, she should still confirm it a bit and what kind of effect will be brought about by that.. Fujimoto thinks that something seems wrong about that. Holding two tickets, Kujou says that her mother gave her tickets to a film preview screening so she plans to invite Yanagi. Fujimoto thinks that once Kujou has decided, she’ll really work on it and she really wanted to make Yanagi properly learn that. Kujou wonders if he’ll go with her. While Yanagi is walking towards them, Kujou informs Fujimoto that the screening will be on Saturday. Yanagi keeps on thinking that it is a dream..a dream..a dream.. when he bumps on to Kujou. He apologizes and Kujou says that it is alright.. The two became nervous. Startled Kujou greets him a good morning. Yanagi just says ah..ah.. He thinks that they have met too unexpectedly and he hasn’t prepared himself yet. While the two are probing each other, Kujou glances at Yanagi wondering how she is going to make him know of her feelings. Yanagi is telling himself to be calm. He coughs and says that today is very cold. While Kujou is deep breathing to calm herself, she says that’s true.
Yanagi glances at her and wonders what she is like after a few days since that time. In the end, the two gloomily thinks that the other is the same. ^^; Fujimoto takes the cue to leave the two alone. Really disappointed, Yanagi thinks that is right..it is because he told her not to let others touch her, she frankly said that she’ll only let him touch her.. He casually asks if she remembered to bring her gloves today. This startles Kujou. She blushes and says yes. Partly hiding her face in her book, Kujou says that she feels a bit shy after thinking of it. To her surprise, Yanagi grabs her shoulder and made her face him. Kujou asks what is it. Yanagi says that it is nothing. Yanagi thinks that day after, he always told himself to pay attention in order not to get carried away or be conceited [<- psychological trauma of ‘let’s be friends throughout life’] but once he thought of it, what if there is really that kind of possibility--.. He recalls the times when Kujou has blushing type of expressions. “‘Only you’ –is it for real? Da-bump Da-bump Kujou really. Really, towards me--..” Kujou remembers her tickets so she takes them out and tells Yanagi that if he is free, she has film screening tickets..
She is surprised to see Yanagi blushing really red. She calls out to him and asks about the screening this Saturday. Yanagi wonders if he can be conceited once again. “Can I believe? *holding up his hand* For 10 years, I always really wanted you to turn around and look at me.” The ticket suddenly flies away. Kujou tries to grab it and she ends up falling down on Yanagi. Yanagi says that hurts. Kujou looks at him and apologizes. Yanagi thinks that he really wants to hug her. “I always. *holds Kujou’s arm and leans closer to her* always..” Then, he remembers his father saying, ‘Come with me to the US’. He lets her go and says that it is nothing. He helps her up as she repeats about having tickets and if it is convenient for him. Yanagi declines by saying that on Saturday, he is going out with senpai and Souma so just ask Fujimoto instead. He bids her goodbye and quickly left. Souma is quietly looking at the side. Later on, the astronomy club is doing some winter observation at a playground. Fujimoto comments that it is so cold. Miyabe says but winter air is cool and the night is long. He says that senpai and Kujou aren’t around. Fujimoto mentions that it seems that Kujou’s national mock exam is already near. Yanagi goes to get himself a drink from the vending machine.
Standing beside Yanagi, Souma says that they aren’t going out on Saturday. Surprised Yanagi says that it turns out that he saw that. He then asks Yanagi to treat him to a can of bean soup. While drinking their drinks by the bench, Souma asks why Yanagi would lie to decline Kujou’s invitation. “If you’re not going, then I would go. *Yanagi is surprised* Just joking..it is impossible for I have already been rejected.” Yanagi just quietly looks at him. Souma asks if he isn’t shocked. Yanagi says no, for basically, he felt it is like that but then, he didn’t think that it is for real. This surprises Souma. Yanagi says that it is probably before Souma’s birthday because that stiff feeling is gone. Souma exclaims that it turns out that Yanagi pretended to not know and by the way, he already knew yet he still treated him that way, is his heart so narrow. Yanagi exclaims that he’s annoying to death and whether or not he is rejected, anyway, Souma is a brat who kept on hanging on to Kujou and he is completely his enemy. Souma exclaims that he suddenly became hostile. Yanagi says that if it is him, he would still cautious treat the person who hates him. Souma says that character of his still makes him unease. Yanagi says is that so but then he doesn’t plan on making Souma like him.
Souma asks, “Do you know the reason why I was rejected? Mikoto-chan, she--..” And there is a sudden heavy downpour. Everyone quickly run to find some shelter since the rain is very cold. They found a public bath house where they all had a hot bath. At the male’s bath, Miyabe says that it is so warm. Otaku member asks who he is. Miyabe tells him to quit saying that every time he removes his glasses. While Yanagi comments that it is the first time he is in a public bath, Souma says continuing the topic earlier, how much does he know of Kujou’s feelings. Yanagi says that actually, he is always unconsciously wondering what’s going on. Souma asks why would he then lie and decline’s Kujou’s offer. Recalling his father’s offer, Yanagi says that it is because, before that, he still has some things that he must find the answer to. Yanagi thinks that presumably, from that day on, it is always.. Young Kujou told him, ‘The one who is amazing is your father not you’. He pretended that he didn’t see it himself. Always until today, he still has not changed. His father gave him this superior environment. He already cannot have the face to seriously say that it belonged to him and he also cannot say that it isn’t important that he can just kick it away.
But, no matter when, Kujou depended on her own standing.. Yanagi tells Souma that it is no good for him to have this half-baked attitude. After he obtained the suitable answer, then, he’ll face her again. Souma says that even if he doesn’t quite understand but in short, if Yanagi makes her cry, he doesn’t know what will happen. Yanagi looks at Souma and says that he is truly very annoying for he would unexpectedly say that. Irked Souma says that he still doesn’t want to be told that by him. Washing his face, Yanagi says he knows already...he won’t make her cry. And by the way, no matter what he thinks, she is the one making him cry. Besides, he cannot imagine what change will happen to this kind of relationship later on. Pitying Yanagi, Souma says that it is so. Getting up from the bath, he tells Yanagi but, honestly speaking, he hoped that he’ll be rejected! Yanagi says that from the looks of it, Souma loves to meddle in other people’s business. Sticking out his tongue, Souma says that it isn’t because of him. He goes out as otaku member tells him to drink some coffee milk. Yanagi smiles at them/Souma, then slaps his face. Looking serious, he tells himself to move forward and find the answer.
Comment: This series is a good case study on how to drag the inevitable. This time around, it is because of what Kujou said before that is making Yanagi hesitate and confuse about himself. In a way, it is the ‘I’ll improve myself first before we go steady’-type of scenario. Anyone care to guess how many chapters it will take for Yanagi to ‘find the answer’? There is always something that is hindering the two. ^^;; This chapter has a lot of ‘interruptions’. Yanagi’s dream got interrupted. The mood between Yanagi and Kujou got interrupted. Yanagi and Souma’s conversation got interrupted. ^^;;; Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. ~ Mario Andretti