are temporarily not posted from Redfaces since things are 'low profile'. The scans are out in most sites so I guess it is 'safe' to put them up.]
At the clinic, lying on the bed, Shou says, “..Senpai, go a little bit on the right.. ..uh, use a bit more strength..” Narration: “One month from now, it’s the qualifiers. Three weeks from now, it’s the midterm exam. Two weeks from now, it’s the cultural festival. Second term’s intense busyness. And the one in front of my eyes is---” Shou asks, “..hey, why did you stop..? Massaging.” While grabbing one of his legs, gloomy Yuki is caught in between Shou’s legs. Narration: “definitely have to lecture this idiot.” Yuki says that he was the one being noisy about ‘I’ve twisted my foot’, and she is helping him look over it so what kind of joke is he trying to pull. Shou tells her that he is just saying it, that’s all. Pulling him off her, she tells him to let her go. Shou says, ouch. Narration: “A few days ago, because I had my birthday, Naruse has started to carry out his ‘18’ attack to chase after me.” Following Yuki who is heading out of the door, Shou asks by the way, come to his house next time and after all, she is already 18 years old. Yuki says so what if she’s 18, let her first tell him clearly, he is 17 years old. Shou asks if it is okay if he’s 18? Yuki darkly tells him that isn’t the problem. Narration: “..honestly speaking, it hasn’t been a month since we had gone steady and yet, it is already consuming up a considerable amount of energy.”
At the gym, everyone is surprised when Miyoshi appears with a teddy bear mascot-like hat. He calls out to the brats, if they are seriously practicing. Nishiyama asks what is it. Amamiya says if he’s lonely then admit it to himself that he’s lonely... Miyoshi asks them how they are regarding him and just shut up. Yuki asks what’s up with the bear. Miyoshi exclaims that she unexpectedly asked! Holding the hat, he says that in the next, next week’s cultural festival, the basketball club is also going to hold an activity! “We are going to make Naruse wear this to attract customers, what do you think?” While tying his shoes, Shou immediately refuses. Hatori asks what kind of program will the club do? Yashiro says that it’s a game. It is a contest on free throws against a basketball member. If the customer wins, then, s/he gets a prize. Flashback to last year: Someone managed to shoot the ball into the basket. Someone patted Shouji’s back and told him that he’s not allowed to miss for the opponent is soccer club’s idol. “Definitely eradicate that popular dude!” End flashback. Someone says, that’s right, it was also done last year. They lament over this year’s cultural festival will definitely be just the guys making a ruckus then it’s all over. The camp trip and Christmas were like that, everything is like that.
Yuki thinks that there are only two weeks before the cultural festival and at this time, her class is probably almost about to start the preparations. Narration: “Yes, endlessly busy second term, and even if I already have a boyfriend, I also cannot just put my thoughts into romance.” In 3-A class, male committee member say that according to the decision made before the summer vacation, their class will put up a maze. Female committee member says that they’ll make a huge maze because they can use a portion of the school’s courtyard. There are others complaining that it’s really troublesome to death. Someone asks what they will use for the walls, plywood or cardboard. Another says that the budget is enough so of course, it is plywood. The committee member says that after ten minutes, they’ll have a collective vote so please think about it for a while, everyone-- Looking at a piece of paper, Yuki thinks that it is good that the class already has a committee member so she doesn’t have to be in such a frenzy. And when she is in class, she also won’t be entangled and distracted by Shou.. She hears some girls squealing so she looks at the door and freezes. It is Shou. She wonders why he is here. He is standing by the door and looks at her.
Some girls are whispering that it is Shou and why did he come here. He’s so cute, and his hair is unkempt and fluffy. Covering her face with the paper, Yuki wonders what’s up that he’ll specially come over to a third year’s class. A girl asks Shou if something is up and does he need to call someone out. Yuki is nervous because if everyone found out that they are going steady, she doesn’t know how big of a ruckus it will create. Yuki freezes again when Shou calls out to Captain Tonomura to come over. While Yuki watches them, Tonomura laughs and asks, “me? Not Machida?” Shou says ya, it isn’t and come over for a while. Yuki wonders what’s up. At the hallway, Tonomura says that it is rare to see him coming over to their class. Shou says that it is because club activities are suspended due to the preparations for the cultural festival. Tonomura asks what’s up. Shou says..about that.. While a few girls are commenting that it is rare to see those two together, Shou asks Tonomura’s opinion if he [Shou] doesn’t pay a lot of attention to the surrounding situation. Tonomura says that it turns out that he wants to pay attention, and it is only now that he [Tonomura] knew about this. Shou says it isn’t that, but regarding the practice competition earlier, they had won yet it always felt that something is a bit wrong so he wonders if it is really okay to keep on being like this. This puzzles Tonomura. Shou seriously says, “I must change.”
That night, while Yuki is taking out a can of coffee from the refrigerator, her twin sisters exclaim that it is Ryuhoku’s cultural festival next, next week so can they come. Yuki says that they can but it might be very boring. While they discuss what they’ll wear, Yuki continues to wonder what’s up with Shou. Shaking her coffee vigorously, she thinks no, it’s nothing, of course, it isn’t because of her that he came over and even if it isn’t like that.. Her younger twin sister asks isn’t Yuki shaking that too much. Then, her cellphone beeps. She quickly checks his message for it might be about that issue a while ago. Shou wrote, “When are you coming to my house? *picture of a bed* It’s ready.” Yuki thinks that she unconsciously become high in spirits and she unconsciously become endlessly depressed. “Does this ‘going steady’ thing, truly consumes a lot of physical strength?” Back in school, while carrying some materials and walking at the hallway, Yuki thinks that before considering going steady, third year’s second term is already very busy so there is already no time to complain about being tired.. Then, she bumps into someone carrying a box of costumes. Yuki apologizes and realizes that it is Arisa.
After looking surprised, Arisa apologizes for she was glancing around a while ago. Yuki says no, she was careless so let her help pick them up. She thinks that it is the first time that they talked after that time à Yuki shouted that she also wanted Shou. Then, Yuki is shock to see a sexy outfit. Arisa laughs and says that is for the queen. Thinking that Arisa is in the same class as Shou, Yuki asks what activity is her class is going to do. She says that it is gender reverse okonomiyaki-flavored crepe café. Then, Yuki freezes and says, ‘gender’..? Giving her a thumbs up, Arisa says ‘reverse’! Yuki wonders if Shou can maintain being unscathed by it and it just makes her worry endlessly. Arisa asks if she’ll come over to her class. Yuki nervously wonders if Arisa is aware of something. Arisa says, “If you are already tired, I’ll come and replace you.” Yuki’s expression immediately became dark. To Yuki’s surprise, Arisa suddenly laughs and exclaims that she’s joking and no wonder Yuki is Yuki. “Basically, I cannot win against you.” She happily invites Yuki to come over and have fun in her class. Someone calls out to Arisa so Arisa exclaims that she’s coming already. Recalling her declaration about wanting Shou and not wanting to give him to Arisa, Yuki thinks that’s right, she held out her hand to grab the thing that she wanted. “I have already decided to do my best and strive hard. I absolutely cannot shout out that I’m tired. Absolutely cannot show a tired expression.”
In her class, Yuki learns that Emiri [guesswork from 繪美理] got hospitalized. Sachi says that just now, Emiri suddenly had a stomachache so she left early. Because of appendicitis, she’ll be confined for 10 days. There is a picture of Emiri crying and apologizing. Yuki asks what about the committee work. Male committee member sobs that he’s the only one left, it’s no good-- Another girls call out to him as Nakatani [guesswork from 中谷] to quit crying just because he feel so sad over not being able to be committee member with Emiri. Yuki wonders what to do for Emiri is always preparing the work of the committee member before the start of summer vacation, and for her to leave now..it is quite problematic.. Holding out her phone, Sachi says that Emiri said that she’ll leave the rest of the work to Yuki. This surprises Yuki. Emiri wrote that only Yuki can do it, because if it is only Nakatani, it is all over for them so Yuki is definitely qualified. They all start to grab Yuki and exclaim that they know, they know but sorry, because obviously she is very busy with her own club activity. But, Tonomura whom they can depend on had joined the section head [/secretary] meeting, and he has an annoying girlfriend...
...With just Nakatani alone, it is all over for their class and only Yuki can do it so please!! Big sister.. Machida-onee-sama!! In the club room, while looking at his cellphone, Shou asks if Yuki is an idiot, for in the end, she couldn’t refuse that it became like this. Yuki tells him that he’s noisy to death and be quiet for a while. He tells her that she’s a masochist. While looking at some plan book and folding the clothes, Yuki tells him to shut up. Shou looks at her nape then she becomes surprised that he is suddenly behind her. She nervously asks what he is doing, it’s ticklish. Shou says that it is because she won’t look at him. Yuki angrily tells him that she’s currently looking at the plans. He tells her that if she doesn’t even blink her eyes, her eyes will die. Yuki says that she blinks. He insists that she definitely forgot about it and which one is more important, that plan or him. Yuki darkly says, the plan..for now.. And, Shou sucks her nape. She shouts that hurts, and quickly stop for it is simply like a soft-shelled turtle. [<- because that turtle has a pointy head/nose?] Turning to leave, Shou says that it is alright for it won’t leave a hickey. After he left, Yuki feels flustered for what’s with that lover’s words ‘the plan or me, which one is more important’ and he is definitely just trying to say out that kind of words out, that’s all. <- how she understands it.
Narration: “..Actually, I obviously really know it. We still have things that we have to do. *Yuki telling her classmates on how to build the maze and have to ask other class for more cardboard since they don’t have enough* If we give up any one thing, *Yuki mopping the floor* our relationship would become more intimate. *Yuki and others are freaking out that Himiko tripped and spilled a can of paint on their signboard* ..so, properly do your best, Yuki. *in the teacher’s room, Shou is watching one of their basketball games* Properly do your best, Naruse.” Soon, it is five minutes before 7pm. A couple of her classmates start screaming that they forgot that they still have cram class. Someone decides that they do it up to here for today. As the others are leaving, a girl asks if Yuki isn’t going home yet. Yuki says that she’ll go in a while and, anyway, the trains are very crowded now. [<- rush hour] While taping the cardboard, Yuki thinks that’s right, she has to confirm how much of the budget is left and on the way home, she’ll buy some bandages since the club’s, are already used up. Then, she thinks that it has been almost 5 days when she wasn’t able to see Shou outside the club. She wonders if he is busy with class activities. She holds her cellphone and looks at Shou’s contact number. She suddenly snaps out of it and shakes her head. She thinks, no, no, no, how come she’s thinking of that. “I’m also very busy, well, not exactly. I cannot waste my excess energy..”
Yuki is surprised when Shou takes her cellphone and asks if she is going to give him a call. Yuki quickly backs away and asks how come he’s here. Shou says that he thinks that she should still be staying here. She asks him if he is also joining in his class’ preparation work. He says that it seems that it is almost finished and he went to watch DVD. She asks what DVD. He says that it’s a secret. Yuki imagines that it is some porn like F-cup Teacher. Then, Shou tells her to hold out her hand. She asks what, but she did as told. He tosses a canned drink to her. It is honeydew-flavored soda. She asks what is this. Sitting down, he says that it is nothing, he just thought whether or not she is very tired so he just casually bought that. She thanks him. While shaking the drink vigorously, embarrassed Yuki says that act..actually..she isn’t that tired, that it is worth mentioning. Referring to her shaking, he says no, it is already at its limit. Yuki says that she isn’t. Shou tries to warn her about the soda but she insists that it totally alright.. And, after opening the can, it splashed all over her. Looking really gloomy, Yuki admits that she is a little.. tiny bit tired. Shou just says ya.
While drying herself with a towel, Yuki wonders what she is doing, that’s really embarrassing..!! She continues to say, no, but really, really, it is only just ‘a little’ that’s all and she’ll immediately recover after going home to sleep. Shou calls out to her. She turns to see him with open arms and telling her, “Come here.” This embarrasses Yuki that she won’t come over. He says that he’ll help her recover her physical strength. While she protests that it will make her more tired, Shou had already pulled her to him and gives her a hug. Shou says, “Anyway, if it is Yuki-senpai, even if I make you rest, you also won’t rest. Even if I tell you not to force yourself, you also definitely won’t listen. Even if you are really totally drained, you absolutely won’t be willing to say it out. So, this tightly hugging you, is my job, okay..?” This made her blush. She finds it really strange, this guy’s shoulder is unexpectedly quite broad. “Ah ah, so strange.” Starting to stroke her head, Shou whispers, “..Senpai, I like you.” Moved Yuki wonders how come just because of this kind of small thing had made her whole person become light as a feather.
Trembling and blush, she asks how..how come he is saying that now. He asks how come she is stuttering a bit. Narration: “Merely being hugged by him, hair stroked by him, and hear him say ‘like’, from some unknown source, my energy is surging forth that it makes me feel that I can do anything.” Shou says, “No matter if it is right now, or even some other time, no matter when, I’ll say it, okay.” Yuki tells him that it is already enough. Just when he is about to tell her, ‘like’, she pushes him away and says that it is already enough!! “-ah, already..I’ve become energetic already..!” She turns around and starts to leave. Shou blushes a bit while covering his mouth. Narration: “Could it be that this is..that ‘going steady’ thing?” Suddenly grabbing Yuki’s arms, Shou says, “..ah, this is already bad.” Surprised Yuki shouts what is it. Shou keeps mutter, ‘it is bad, it is bad, it is bad’. She tells him to loosen his grip. Shou mutters that it is so painful. [<- I think he is turned on by her but he is stopping his urges even if his body is moving on its own ^^;] And, soon, it is finally the cultural festival day. The next chapter will be out in Japan on January 4th so no chapter for December.
Comment: Well, with Yuki becoming 18 and she’s his girlfriend, I wonder how much can Shou control himself =P Their cultural festival seems fun. And, somehow, things aren’t quite good for Shou if others get their way. Would he actually put that teddy bear hat on? Maybe Miyoshi is like Shouji who wanted to put a damper on Shou’s popularity. I’m not sure if Shou will actually cross-dress but I think Abe and Arisa can pull it off. =P But then, maybe his fangirls will think that teddy bear hat is cute and they are turned on with him cross-dressing. ^^; If they do that shooting game, I wonder of the chance of somehow Shizuka appearing there. They can have a shooting match since they tend to be competitive against each other. Somehow, I think that this is also to make an opportunity to make Shou meet Yuki’s siblings. Well, at least, the twins are planning to go. Our couple is progressing a bit. It is nice that somehow, Yuki had influenced Shou to be more serious in basketball wherein he isn’t at ease with ‘the usual’ and want it to be ‘better’. And, Shou is helping Yuki to take it easy at times instead of overdoing it. Since Yuki will be very busy with committee work and being part of the club, I wonder if there will be time for them two walk around together. Ah..wait, their relationship is currently a secret. Anyway, I think Shou will find a way to pull it off. I’m sure he won’t let it pass without spending some time with Yuki especially on her last cultural festival. Oh yes, perhaps, it will be in the maze ^^ Anyway, the last lovey-dovey part in the end is really nice ^^ Scans by 红莲汉化组
Word of the day:
With every act of love you do today, you weave one more golden thread in the blanket that will warm you tomorrow. ‘Above all things have fervent love for one another (I Peter 4:8) ~ Mottos for Success by M.S. Fontaine