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Chapter 27: Christmas Eve is Approaching (Shopping with my Older sister?)
Narration: Even in my dreams, my heart is throbbing.
The chapter continues from the previous in which Miyake hastily runs towards Nina when he notices Kyou and hugs her. While hugging, he comments on how her face feels cold. They look at each other blushing. The scene changes to one of Kyou's friend telling Yuiko about Kyou's whereabouts. He tells her that Kyo had to go someplace, and Yuiko comments that she'll wait for him at school until he's back. At that moment, Kyosuke appears with a dejected expression on his face. The scene changes once again to a cute couple kissing. Kyosuke is completely drenched in rain which surprises his friend, since Kyou took an umbrella with him before departing. Yuiko shares her umbrella, preaching he'll get sick. He dolefully apologizes and says someone else borrowed his umbrella. Flashback: Nina and Kyo are in school. Nina tells him about Keisuke wanting them to reconcile their friendship. She tells him how it really is unnatural for them to avoid each other. She then rejects his offer, and tells Kyou that she’s waiting for Miyake. He’s surprised at how happy she is waiting for Miyake and ends up giving her his umbrella saying that she’ll be needing one if that guy (Miyake) doesn`t show up soon. End of flashback. Yuiko is still all worked up and gives Kyo a towel. Kyo tells Yuiko that he’s fine, he`ll just borrow the towel. Yuiko is shocked, and tells Kyou’s friends that Kyou and her won’t be tagging along. Kyo interupts her and says that there’s no need to join him. Yuiko gives off a displeased look while Kyou is using her towel.
Now Nina is shopping when suddenly Yuiko sees her. Nina is all worked up when Yuiko comments on how it’s rare to see her in such place. Yuiko, realizing that Nina is shopping for her boyfriend’s Christmas gift, offers to help. She suggests a scarf, a pair of gloves, or if he’s fashion-conscious maybe a perfume. She also suggests that if he’s prepping for exams she should get him a lucky charm. Embarrassed, Nina replies that if she needs help, she’ll consult her. Yuiko then asks her if she has any Christmas plans with her boyfriend. Nina replies that she was asked to come to his house. Nina then asks if she has plans with Kyo. Evading the question, Yuiko asks her if she has prepared herself for the event and starts blabbing about underwear (How white underwear is the standard color etc.) Then she asks Nina what size she is. Embarrassed, Nina says she’s a size A. She then tries to explain that it’s not what she thinks, she’ll just be going to his house, but not to stay over. Yuiko asks her if she really believes that, and exclaims- “Are you an idiot?”
Yuiko seems irritated, like she’s had enough, and asks her if she really thinks that a guy won’t think of that when it’s just the two of them alone in a room. She continues blabbing. Meanwhile, Nina recalls the time Miyake said, “Nina I don`t want to let you go."
The scene changes to Miyake tagging along his friend to go shopping. Just when they’re leaving, Yuiko shouts, “If you’re troubled, white will do!” Nina tries to calm her down, but she adds that her boyfriend will be happy for sure. Then Miyake shows up greeting Nina, while she’s holding a pair of bras. She then runs out of the store out of embarrassment. Miyake is surprised at what just happened, and while blushing hard, comments to himself that this is really bad. On the other hand, Nina is running wondering what to do.
The following day, Yuiko is riding a bike and meets Kyo, who still looks gloomy. She greets him and invites him to ride the bike together. Yuiko yawns and Kyo warns her about falling down. Yuiko then comments about how she met Nina yesterday. He replies that that it looked like Nina wasn’t home. Yuiko says she was shopping for her boyfriend’s present. She tells him that the present was a pair of underwear since she’s going to his place for Christmas. Shocked, Kyo almost runs over a man on the road, much to his distress. Yuiko exclaims that that surprised her and asks if he’s alright when she sees how much that hurt him. She grabs onto him and tells him to cut it out. The chapter ends with Yuiko telling Kyou that it’s good that Nina has someone she likes, and that Kyousuke should start relying on her (Yuiko) more.