Miyoshi calls out for them stinky brats to maintain the line for the first day is a group activity! Yashiro holds Shou’s arm and asks if what’s on his wrist is an elastic hair band and does he usually wear that. Shou says ah, that is.. He looks at it and says that it is something to use when he’s lonely. Yashiro is puzzled by that.
Narration: “Starting today, the second year students are going to Kyoto for their two day [actually three days and two nights] school trip. –On the other side, the third year students are in an intense study mode.” Yuki is busy studying with her classmates.
During lunch, Meiko whines that Kyoto is really nice. Sachi says even so, their Hokkaido trip is also fun. Meiko agrees for even if there is no marvelous soundtrack[?], it is very fun. Yuki thinks that speaking of that, last year, she and Shou are simply just senpai-kouhai.
Flashback: Shou told her to buy him a souvenir. Yuki said that she’ll buy one for everyone. <- it should be when Shou has an unrequited love towards her. End flashback. Yuki thinks that it is probably the first time that they are separated far from each other since they had gone steady.
Sachi says that it seems that Emiri said that there are a lot of second year students who’ll take advantage of the school trip to confess. This made Yuki press her the carton of her drink hard that the drink splashed on her face. Her friends ask what happened to her. Yuki assures them that she is fine.
Narration: “Yup, this is the first time.” At Kiyomizu-dera, showing a map to Shou, Abe says that they have 50 minutes free activity so they go to this place. He says that it is a shrine wherein one would ask peach blossoms to form ties [/get attach to someone?].
Shou says that he rather want to look at souvenirs. Abe tells him not to act cool for even if he is famous in Kanto but in Kyoto, they are almost.. Just then, some girls ask if he is Ryuhoku’s Shou. They exclaim that he’s super tall and super sexy!!!
They say that they are from Saitama so can they have a group picture with him.. Abe is stunned by this. Arisa calls out to Shou and says that there are a lot of souvenir stores that way. Shou says okay, he’ll go look.
The Saitama girls viciously glare at Arisa and Satomi for the ‘same class girls’ had appeared. “You people are a hindrance, quickly get lost.” While Satomi is making faces, smug Arisa mentally tells them that they are a million years early to want to make a move on their guy [<- referring to their school] so quickly disappear.
Abe exclaims that hurts, his skin hurts and what’s going on. <- the prickly dark mood between the girls. While walking, Shou looks at his cellphone and there are no phone calls for him. As the school bell rings, Yuki looks at her phone and there are no messages.
Yuki thinks that they should more or less be already at the hotel so should she ask him, ‘Where did you go?’ or perhaps, ‘What did you eat?’ type of stuff. “Nah, forget it. –compared to that, he seems to have said, ‘I’ll call’-something. *uneasy* No. I don’t mind it at all. I don’t mind it.”
Then, a girl tells her friend that Koichi [guesswork name from 小一] sent her a picture of Kyoto and wrote, ‘because Saya isn’t here, it’s very boring’. Saya’s friend ribs her that she’s noisy to death, and quickly go explode already.
Then, her cellphone beeps. She looks at it and it is a message from Shou. ‘I’m already in the room. *picture of a maple leaf on his hand* There’s a face [on the leaf] above.” Yuki wonders what he is doing in Kyoto.
Narration: “It is the first time in very short two days, we are separate by around 400 kilometer but after graduation, I’ll go to college. *scene of Shou eating dinner with the others* With the change of surroundings, we definitely cannot see each other everyday so I mustn’t overly worry over this minor thing..”
While studying at home, Yuki’s phone rings. She quickly answers it. While the others are playing cards, Shou asks how come she answered it so quickly. She says that it is pure chance so how’s Kyoto.
Shou says that it feels so red. Yuki wonders if he is talking about red autumn leaves. Shou asks her if she didn’t go and see Shizuka today. Recalling Shizuka’s invitation, Yuki looks at the calendar and thinks that it will be December soon. She says yes [she didn’t see Shizuka]. He asks what she did today. She says study.
Shou sighs and says that he suddenly missed her so much. This made Yuki blush and mutter,..oh.. Then, someone calls out to Shou that a girl is calling for him. Shou apologizes and says that someone is calling him so he’ll go and call her again. Yuki is shocked that he is actually going [to see that girl].
As Shou goes to the girls, Yuki becomes nervous about what Sachi told her that second year students will be confessing during the school trip. She thinks that it shouldn’t be that.
And that is, a blushing girl asks if they can be together for a while during free time tomorrow like how about having fun with them..how about it? Shou goes, ah--.. The girl says that she isn’t forcing him but it is because right now, he isn’t going steady with any other girl. Shou apologizes and says that he already has someone he likes so he cannot do that.
The girl cries and exclaims that he unexpectedly answered her seriously. The friend tearfully calls out the girl’s name. While leaving, the girl says that it is already okay and she no longer has any regrets.. After they left, Shou looks at his cellphone. Someone asks, “Are you ‘lonely’?”
It is Arisa who asks if he is thinking of Yuki. Shou says that she’s here. Arisa says that she just came out of the toilet and by the way, it is a rare school trip yet he is always staring at his cellphone.
“Even if I’m with you during the junior high school trip to Kyoto-- but it isn’t like that with your ex-girlfriend. *teasingly* Ah- Ah- I’m really jealous to death of Machida-senpai--” Shou says that isn’t a bit funny at all. Arisa says that obviously he won’t smile towards others except for Machida-senpai. Boy, I’m really jealous to death.” <- repeating for emphasis.
Then, Shou reads a message from Yuki saying that he must be very busy in the school trip so there’s no need to contact her tomorrow and she must also properly study, good night.
The next day at school, while studying, Yuki thinks that on days when they are separated, she can quietly concentrate on her studies. “After all, it won’t be just a day or two when the girls are surrounding him..”
Narration: “That’s right. A change of situation. Even if I graduate and become a college student, Naruse is also still a high schooler. Following the change of surroundings, the more we will discover other strange places [/the other’s unfamiliar areas]. *Shou walking around with his group and notices some cute souvenirs* This is our first separation but..
...*Yuki is studying and Shou looks at her elastic hair band on his wrist* starting in spring, this will become inevitable.” The next morning at the school’s shoe lockers, Tonomura, together with his girlfriend, asks Yuki what’s with that expression. Yuki looks very gloomy. She greets the two a good morning.
Igarashi asks if she didn’t get enough sleep. Yuki says yes, a bit..she totally couldn’t concentrate her energy on studying but when she recovered, it is already morning. She looks at her cellphone and says that Shou and the others ought to be coming back today.
There is no message since yesterday but that is inevitable for she told him not to contact her. She recalls about second years confessing during school trip and Shou will call her again since someone is calling him. Then, she imagines him coming back with two girls clinging on him and says, “Yuki-senpai, I’m back--” Crash.
Everyone is surprised when Yuki’s things fall from her desk. Holding her book to her face, she thinks that she had dozed off and this is very bad and quite terrible since it is only just two days when they didn’t see each other yet she is unexpectedly in such a sorry state already..! “No good. I have to go back and study.”
She opens the door and says, “I’m back.” Practicing basketball at the gym, Himiko and the others look at her in surprise. Yuki goes into shock. As Himiko calls out to Yuki, the others think that Yuki just said ‘I’m back’ so is she saying that ‘coming back to the basketball club’, or is she basically a heart-warming person.
Yuki thinks that it is bad for she carelessly went into habit of naturally going to the gym when she thought that she has gone home so she said, ‘I’m back’. It is really a complete mess.
Since the second years aren’t there, Yuki says that only first years are in club activity so how is the situation. Thinking that since Shou isn’t around, Himiko says that she feels that it is quite relaxed with fewer people and even if she doesn’t have Yuki’s capability but she is always striving hard..
Yuki blushes and thinks that she is disturbing them. She apologizes for the interruption and says that she’ll go ahead. Himiko says okay as the others greet her, ‘otsukaresama’ [/good work]. Then, Himiko turns around to tell Yuki that just now, Shou..
To her surprise, Noda says that she already left. Himiko thinks that’s fast. Yuki thinks that Himiko is really striving hard and she must also pull herself together. It is already 5:30pm. Sitting on a bench and looking at her cellphone, Yuki thinks about pretending to carelessly ask him, ‘are you already home?’ and afterwards, she’ll ask him about his school trip.
Yuki notices the picture of Shou’s hand he gave her earlier. She recalls him saying that he suddenly missed her so much. She enlarges the picture. After looking around to make sure no one is around, she takes out her hand and puts it on the picture of Shou’s hand. She thinks that she really misses him. To her shock, Shou bends down to her and asks, ‘what are you doing’. Yuki backs away and asks ‘what are you doing’.
Shou says that she is like a parrot [repeating what he said] and just now, he gave souvenirs to the club members so then, what about her, what is she doing. Yuki is blushing. Holding out his hand, Shou says, “The real person is here, want to touch?” Yuki hits it away and says compare to that, how is the school trip.
He asks what she is referring to. She says how it is, so tell her, where they went sightseeing. Shou says that it is nothing much just temple and shrines-type of stuff. She asks what he ate. He says tempura [deep fried food with batter]. She asks what he bought. He says that it is yatsuhashi and also, yatsuhashi and yatsuhashi.
Looking away, she says what the girls told him. This surprises Shou then he burst into laughter. This shocks Yuki that she asks, what!? Bending down while covering his face, Shou mutters her name. She continues to ask what!? While trembling in laughter, he says no..it’s nothing..here..yatsuhashi..
She thanks him and asks up to when he is going to laugh. He tells her that nothing happened. “While I’m in Tokyo, I always thinking it would be nice if senpai can see this scenery. *stands up* I want to go again next time with you. Right now, what kind of clothes is senpai wearing.
Thinking of seeing you. Thinking of touching you. I’m al-ways *put something on her hand* thinking of you.” Yuki is surprised to see a shell-shaped container with a small brush. She asks what is this and it’s so beautiful. He says that it is a ‘kyo-beni’ [京紅; kyo is probably from Kyoto. Beni = red; brand name. It is a lipstick in a shell-type container. Go here if you want to see the actual product].
He says that even if he doesn’t quite know about it but he feels that she ought to like it very much. “In these two days, I’m always searching around and in the end, I chose that.” Yuki thanks him. Blushing really red, Yuki says that she’ll treasure it.. After glancing at her, Shou says that there is one more thing. She asks what? He says that it is the elastic hair band, here. She says ah..
When she is about to take it, Shou uses the opportunity to grab her and pull her behind a vending machine. Yuki asks what.. Putting her hands on him, Shou says that to make up for the two days of separation, she can caress him as much as she wants. This made her blush that she says that there’s no need..
Shou asks if she’s very lonely. She denies it. He asks if that is true. As she is made to touch his chest, Yuki says, geez, quickly let go.. Shou refuses. “I always won’t let you go until you say the truth.” Narration: “—Until now, I totally didn’t know that the farther the distance, the deeper I’ll long for him.” She mutters...lone.. He says that he can’t hear her.
Irked Yuki shouts, “..I’m..I’m very lonely..idiot..!” This made Shou smile. He says, “Me, too.” Then, while their noses touch, he kisses her upper lip. Narration: “The farther the distance, all the more I have no choice but become aware that I’m incurably in love with you.”
Comment: This chapter shows how Yuki is really falling deeper in love with Shou. If it is the usual, she can still concentrate on her studies. It doesn’t help that her friends mention about the confessions and Shou hanged up on her to talk with the girls. =P
Yuki tries to act that she doesn’t mind but she is jealous. With a bit of nudging, she finally admitted that she missed him. =P In a way, she has Shizuka to make him jealous. He has random girls to make her jealous.
I’m not sure what to think about the ex-gf being mentioned again. Is that to emphasize that Shou is different from being in love before or that is a premonition that the ex-gf will appear soon. Hm..in the Winter Cup?
Anyway, it seems that Arisa is also helping in fending off Shou’s fangirls from other schools. With her friend, she seems kind of a delinquent there. ^^; Well, we have a nice lovey-dovey scene in the end ^^ I think Shou will love it when she leaves kiss marks on him with that lipstick =P Scans by 红莲汉化组
Quote of the day:
Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too. ~Author Unknown