This twist is annoying as hell. How Sakisaka Io will solve this unnecessary and forced mess, is beyond my imagination. I have the most tragical weeks of the year now, so my mind will be busy with other important stuff at least *sigh*
Gonna try to make some updates soon, btw. Sorry for the sloooow pace! End of the year, student life is killing me D:
Take care C:
Edit: Thanks to Cindy (<3) we got a full translation of the chapter. Thank you very much!
And also, thanks fromthedepths, we really appreciate your help too!! :) No wI'm gonna kiss you, guys ~ Ok. NOT. :'D
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Summary's under the cut ;)
I can provide some limited summary, but a lot of this is too difficult for me to understand, much less translate.
Starting at the first flashback, the teacher introduces Kou as Mabuchi Kou and says he's a transfer student. One of his classmates calls him "Mabuchi" but Kou doesn't respond and the classmate jokes around saying like "You're so dumb you don't even know your own name hahaha" and then asks why he transferred at this random time of year. Kou is being awkward and then Narumi breaks into the conversation. I think she says like "Isn't it because of a divorce? Then you're the same as me!"
More conversation happens, I think she probably explains that it might be hard for him to get used to being called Mabuchi and then one of the guys asks what he wants to be called then and Kou suggests Kou-chan (while blushing on page 8) and so the guy calls him Kou-chan.
Kou runs after Narumi and says something like "thanks for just now" and she says "thanks for what? haha" and then the rest is too hard for me, lol.
Back to the present, Narumi says she's sorry and it's gotten late. Then Kou says "Is that so? I'll take you home." She thanks him.
Yuuri calls out to Futaba and Shuuko asks about Kou. Futaba says he was with Narumi-san. Murao is like "did you talk with him properly?"
I am not sure about this, but I think Touma tries to defend Futaba not saying anything, and then Yuuri gets mad (saying that Futaba shouldn't have fled in that situation and instead made everything clear). On page 15, Shuuko is like "how long are you going to keep holding her arm?" and I can't understand the rest. On the next page Yuuri starts to get suspicious of Touma and she pulls Futaba and Shuuko aside for a private talk.
This part is confusing for me, but I *think* the Aya/Shuuko interaction is the following. Aya is talking about how he feels bad he didn't do more since he is Kou's best friend... and then he is like oh~ but I am supposed to be more cool in front of you, forget about this. And then Shuuko says something about how she got to see a new face of his so he shouldn't feel bad...? Obviously, something like that that gives Aya hope.
Skip some more to the next flashback. The gist of this is Kou asks Narumi how she can always seem so cheerful or w/e even when dealing with hard stuff.
Present: Kou asks Futaba what she's doing. Futaba asks if Kou was together with Narumi up until now. He says he was. She asks "About Narumi... do you..." but then she realizes that isn't what she really needs to ask. She thinks that she doesn't know what Kou is thinking at all. Flashback to something Yuuri said.
She grabs Kou and asks him why he kissed her. She thinks "Because I like you. Just that one sentence. I just want him to say that one sentence."
He says it was because of the atmosphere or w/e.
She thinks "So he's an idiot?" then something else. Kou says he's sorry. I don't really understand this next part at all, but I read on the aoharaido tumbler chat box that she is like... thinking that he's a bad liar and she'll wait for him or w/e because he must have something important going on or w/e (ughhhhhhhh).
Okay so in this next part I *think* Kou is like talking about how Futaba cries a lot or w/e. Then he thinks "but this time I made her cry" and then he thinks about how today was the first time he saw Narumi cry.
Continuation of the flashback where Kou asks her how she can always seem so cheery. She says "Well when I'm at home I cry all the time! So I manage!"
And then Kou thinks about how now she doesn't have a home where she can cry anymore. And then he basically says that he's going to have to be that for her now. AND HE RIPS HIS NOTEBOOK just to be extra dramatic, I suppose.
Please feel free to fill in the holes, anyone else!