From the previous chapter, Rita: "Hatori, you are this kind?"
Hatori: "Hahah, you only realise it now?" and Rita leans over and kisses Hatori!!!!! (OMG~ I totally did not expect this!!!)
Announcement at the back ground says that it's the end of the fireworks festival and urge everyone to be careful on their way home.
Hatori is in so much shock that she can't understands what just happened.
Rita smiles at Hatori, pats her head: "Let's go home."
Hatori's thoughts "Eh? Ermm.. What was that just now?
... am i imagining it wrongly?"
Hatori: "Rita! It's alright that you don't hold my hand."
Rita: "Aren't i holding your hand?"
Hatori's thoughts "What's happening? Dream? It's not a dream....
.... Rita kissed me!"
Hatori at home, reading Strobe Edge and imagining Rita's lips against hers. Feeling embarrassed, she rolls on her bed blushing.
Hatori's thoughts "My heart is feeling so squishing that i feel like dying. This is the first time Rita is looking at me."
Next scene shows Rita reading an email from Adachi and extract which says "I discover new things everything in Mexico. Even though i'm being wildful (coming to Mexico and telling Rita last minute) there are times when i'm feeling depressed but...
... however when i think of Terasaka kun, i am able to work harder. When there is a person waiting for me at the place i'm going to return to, i feel happy."
Rita's thoughts "What should i do? What have i done?"
Hatori's thoughts: "What should i do? What's going to happen tomorrow? It's like the usual, nothing has changed. Is it my imagination? There is no mail neither." and she receive a mail from Nakajima asking Hatori if she's free the tomorrow.
Hatori's thought's "This is not a time for this (mail from Nakajima). It is stupid that i'm expecting a phone call and it's Nakajima who called. It doesn't mean that he needs to contact me or anything... looking at how things are going now... don't tell me Rita is running away? Does he not accept me? And the imaginative Nakajima cannot stop appearing in my mind saying 'you've kissed? With that kind of kiss he's just trying to gain your sympathy. He must be regretting it now.' but.. but.. but he said 'i was such a kind person.' Looking at me gently with his eyes and holding my hands...Woahahaha... what is Rita thinking now? Should i go and meet him? I should have the right to do so for this time right? However, should i wait for the other party to take action this time? I bad when it comes to chasing after soemone and he might not run away too.....
... school is going to start soon and i can get to meet him normally in school. What was i saying? I've came to his house! Should i go home instead? Before Rita found out?"
Rita, at his veranda: "What are you doing?" Wait for me."
Hatori's thoughts "Isn't he seems to be a little happy seeing me coming to his house?"
Hatori: "Regarding yesterday... i know there's not other meaing to it right? It's like a service to me."
Hatori's thoughts "I don't wish to hear these from Rita."
Rita: "It's not like that. I did it because i want to do it during that time."
Hatori's thoughts "HUH?" and she asked" "What do you mean by that?" and her thoughts "Don't tell me Rita is unsure of his own feelings too."
Hatori: "Ne... do you want to go on date today?"
Rita: "I will go after putting Muku back in the house."
Hatori: "You've already kissed me... and i'm bothered about Adachi.. so she's considered out right? Rita, yesterday you asked 'What do i know about you right?' However, for Rita, you know nothing about me too isn't it?" Rita... you know that kissed didn't happen yesterday right? That is why, at least for once, look at me as a woman." and Hatori thinks to herself "Please, give me a chance."
Rita: "You want to go for a movie? It's already evening so we will only go for dinner after the moive."
Hatori: "I'm fine with anywhere even if it's just the park over there." and her thoughts "YES!"
Rita: "You make a move first to the train station, i will catch up after putting Muku in the house.... am i the worst?"
Hatori: "It's alright! Even if you are the worst, i will always be with you."
And the went on a date like a real couple and Hatori's thoughts "I'm sure there is not another chance like this. God, it must be because i've worked hard enough.....
... i beg you, please give me Rita's feelings."
Hatori: "Rita... I like you."
Rita: "What is that?"
Hatori: "I felt very happy today."
Rita: "I see."
Hatori: "Adachi... she's great isn't it? Went overseas to pursue her dream. She seems like she's a human of a different level from us."
Rita: "I think so too."
Hatori: "She works really hard however i don't understand how can she leave you alone, even if it's for a month, i think it's so lonely for Rita."
Hatori: "She should have at least discussed with you a few months before."
Rita: "You think so too right? However, she's working hard alone so i need to support her too."
Hatori: "If it's me, i will never do such a thing."
Hatori: "I don't have any dream. Only Rita is of importance to me. How do you feel today, being with me? Did you enjoy yourself? If you are with me, i will make Rita happy everyday. I will protect Rita and be by your side, I will be understanding when it comes to things about cute Rita and i will regret my whole life if i let Rita, the one love escape." and Rita's phone rings, it's from an unknown caller.
Hatori's thoughts "At such a good timing, one more step to go."
Rita: "Eh? Huh?"
Rita: "Adachi? Outside?"
Hatori's thoughts "HUH?"
Adachi is outside the resturant where Hatori and Rita are having their dinner and her hair grew longer.
Hatori's thoughts "This can't be true."
Adachi: "I was so shocked when i saw the both of you."
Rita: "I'm the one who should be shock. You reach today?"
Adachi: "I'm on my way back from the airport."
Rita: "You should contact me when you are coming back."
Adachi: "Um.. i thought i'm going to be tired and unable to meet today so i thought of contacting you tomorrow giving you a surprise. Matsuzaki-san, it's a long time since we met."
Hatori: "You seems to have slimmed down, Adachi-san."
Adachi: "Yup, a little."
Hatori's thoughts "NO!....
Adachi bought tons of souvenir for Rita.
Rita: "How much did you buy?"
Adachi: "I'm sorry, i will bring them home today and bring them bit by bit to school."
Rita: "You are going home?"
Adachi: "You take your time with Matsuzaki-san."
Rita: "Wait a minute. I will walk you there."
Hatori's thoughts "We are in the middle of everything."
Adachi: "It's just to fulfill my own satisfaction, those souvenirs. When i encounter tough time over there, i will choose a souvenir for Terasaka-kun and i will wonder if you will be happy with the present i choose....
... No matter how hard things are, i will be able to work hard when i think of giving the souvenirs to Terasaka-kun. Thank you for supporting me even during times when we can't meet. I missed you."
Hatori's thoughts "Come back quickly." and finally, Rita is back.
Hatori: "Welcome back."
Hatori's thoughts "He's alone. Don't make the face as though you've waken up from your dream."
Hatori: "Let's leave our conversation at where we stopped. Do you want to go for Karaoke? I've got the feeling of wanting to sing."
Rita: "Hatori, about the things you said just now... Thank You. I was very happy. Yesterday, during the fireworks, i was happy too. It has always been the case since a long time ago. Hatori never laugh at my weakness. Always stays by my side so naturally. I'm used to having you beside me...
.... i might grow to like you if this continues. However, this is only because you stayed by my side and i wonder if anyone is possible. Honestly, i don't know."
Hatori's thoughts "NO NO NO NO... this ending.... "
Hatori: "What should i do?" with her face close to Nakajima's.
Nakajima: "You are too close! What should you do? You should do this isn't it? In the end, you should escaped."
Hatori: "Is that so?"
Nakajima: "Yes. Everyone in the world will run away if they are treated this way by a guy."
Nakajima: "This is a dead spiral completion, you will be hurt by this BAKA again."
Hatori: "I... i've been feeling scared since yesterday. Rita didn't even said he's sorry. This are really hanging in mid air. For the time being, things that did not happen i will take it as it did not happen." (I think Hatori is trying to tell herself that the nothing happened during the summer vacation.)
Hatori's thoughts "Nothing of this happened before...
.... for my feelings. I'm am going to face each other like the first time."
Back in school, Nakajima sees Rita.
Nakajima: "Hahaha... how's your morning exercise? Like some refreshing young guy? I see. You are like a BAKA who just run without thinking."
Rita's thoughts "It has come." (Nakajima defending Hatori)
Nakajima: "Don't try to be a nerd (ダサい- it does not really means nerd i think... i usually use it to say when one's fashion sense is poor.. i'm not sure if there's other meaning to it.) I will kill you....
.... What do you plan to do from now?"
Hatori's narration: "I want Nakajima to treat Rita worse than this."
How??? Mikimata!!! I think this chapter is one of the best chapter (For bring me up to heaven and dumping me to hell at the end of the chapter!!!) but the worst chapter for Hatori!!!! Now i hate Rita. argh. He just crossed the line! I'm so starting this Rita HATE club!!! Rita is really weak.. emotionally. argh. Poor Hatori.
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