The cover with very cool Kurosaki.
Teru's narration: "Second semester's exam is over and it's the winter break that we are waiting for. Christmas and New Year are the two main events which couples look forward to. This winter makes my heart beat fast like a woman.
... which has already ended and it's the 3rd semester.
Here, the mangaka make joke out of his manga as a Shoujo manga, Christmas and New Year are staples but his choose to do it in less then 2 pages!!! Their Christmas was spent in Ohanabatake (Master's restaurant) with Master dressing up as Santa.
Rena: "Teru-chan, what do you wish to become with Kurosaki?"
Teru: "What do you mean?"
Rena: "You like Kurosaki right? If that's the case....
... How is it possible for you to be happy with a simple and peaceful life? Aren't you ashamed of yourself for not even making something yourself for Christmas? You make Kurosaki not see you as a woman. Are you doing anything or making any effort so that the both of you can be together?"
Teru: "You can't say that i did nothing, i've asked him out on a date to try out Taichi."
Another friend (forgot her name): "And he went with you."
Rena: "The severity of your illness is high. Too naive."
Rena and friend took out their cosmetic tools and said: "No guy will fall in front of you if you only wait. That is right! We will bring out the woman in you!!!" and they proceed to help Teru with her make up.
Teru acting bimbo: "Oh no! The wind is so strong it's going to mess up my hair."
Kurosaki giving the disgusted look: "What happen to you? You look weird."
Teru continue to act bimbo: "Eh, nothing of that. Ne~ Kurosaki... aren't you feeling cold wearing such a thin jacket? You might catch a cold."
Kurosaki pointed the hose at Teru and sprayed water at her and said: "It doesn't mean you can do anything because you are young. Behave yourself." and Kurosaki continues to give her a dressing down. (lol)
Riko: "Really? Such things happened? Forgive him this time."
Teru: "It's too strict to put the blame on Kuroskai. I didn't really wanted to do it. It was just a joke which i lost."
Riko: "However you put it, it's good even if you really wanted to do that (to look more mature). It's not dumb that you wanted to put some make up."
Teru: "The truth is i'm not being taken seriously even though i did it seriously and it seems like i can't think this way. It's not that i'm not confident with myself but i like Kurosaki and he knows it but it seems like i can't ask Kurosaki to tell me anything beyond this. If i over do it, Kurosaki already has an answer i think. That is because
...Kurosaki is an adult, a man. I can't make him feel troubled. I'm satisfied with the current."
Teru suddenly smell the essential oil which Riko is using and they starts to share and talk about essential oil.
Riko: "My troubled princess, i'm giving you this which is effective for relationships."
Teru: "What is this?"
Riko: "This is a perfume which i mixed it myself."
It's Teru's first perfume and Riko is teaching her how to use it.
Riko: "Teru, can i give you one more advice? It is true that there is obstacle dating Kurosaki, a man. I know Teru has your own rules and not to cause trouble for the guy which is right but there is one more step. It is interesting for a relationship to have some complexly....
... You can live by your rules and not cause trouble for the guy but sometimes you need to create some trouble for the guy. This is the right of a woman. I'm sure Teru will be good at it."
Back in the school, Teru is thinking about what Riko had told her when she heard someone talking to Kuroskai.
Someone: "I'm sorry i've heard some strange stuff, Kurosaki....
Kurosaki is talking to Oumoto sensei.
... it's not like there's any reason for me to be suspicious. I heard from the rumors that you've been hiding your relationship with one of our female students. That scholar student, Teru. She's a good student and the both of you are living together isn't it?"
Kurosaki: "Oic. You think that i'm in love with her am i right?"
Oumoto sensei: "It's not only me but it's just that i sometimes hear such rumors from the students."
Kurosaki: "I'm sorry to have caused you to worry. Since the situation is as such, i shall tell you the truth about my feelings. I do not have any special feelings towards her. It's just that many things happened and i happened to be by her side that's all. We are not in a relationship of any sort. Many things happened and it might be long for me to explained everything, do you want to know of the details?"
Oumoto sensei: "Oh it's ok. I've understood and now you've relieved me of the worry....
Kurosaki: "She is a nice girl but she's not growing well... (puberty)...."
... thank you for answering my doubts. I feel more relieved now. Sorry for taking up your time." and Oumoto sensei left.
Kurosaki heard a sound from behind and he's shocked to see Teru behind him. Teru blushed and dumb folded.
Kurosaki: "Since when have you been standing there? You've heard all the conversation? Arh.... erm... hold on a minute, calm down.... that was... "
Teru ran away befoer Kurosaki can finish his explanation.
Kurosaki came looking for Riko for help.
Riko: "Oh, such things happened?"
Kurosaki: "Since then, Teru has disappeared and not returned home. She's giving me the cold shoulder even ever the phone. You mean you don't know, Riko?"
Riko: "Have you tried your best in finding her? Why does it seems to me that you sounded like Teru is giving you trouble. Isn't it just a slip of mouth?"
Kuroskai: "It's not just a slip of mouth. I've planned to say that long ago to avoid being suspicious. It's easier to protect Teru by giving a model answer. My utmost priority is to protect her and that is why im here. Am i wrong to eliminate all problems?"
Riko: "That's how a mature man should behave."
Kurosaki: "That's not the point. Let me know where Teru is once you know about it."
Riko: "Teru is so inmature, do scold her when we found her."
Kurosaki: "I will not scold her. There's nothing i can do since she's angry after hearing those words and i'm not angry either. I'll rely on you."
Riko: "Yup, i understood." and Kurosaki left Riko's room.
Riko: ".. and that's what he said. How is it? Can you forgive him? He did not notice you right? How? Have you calm down?"
Teru: "Yup. Thanks to you." (she actually meant the perfume)
Teru: "Ne.. Riko-san, i'm actually very shocked myself...
... Kurosaki is not right and if someone were to ask me the same question, i will give the same answer like how Kurosaki did. I know i will but that's how it works in my head but when i really heard those words, my heart hurts and there's nothing i can do about it."
Mangaka proceed to mock at his own work.
Teru: "I hope he had said something about me bring pretty. Like 'a pretty girl from the manga ran away' or something."
Riko: "It's classic to shout out the name and she ran away with a cold shoulder."
Teru: "I've caused Kurosaki trouble."
Riko: "Yup, but that is alright. He's not angry anyway. It's good that you've given him trouble. It's good to be obedient but it's a good tool to catch a man's heart if you use it wisely. Like perfume, more doesn't mean good. It's enough for now. Go make up with him quickly."
Teru receive a text from Kurosaki "Teru, where are you know? Come out if you are a good girl and i will send you home. It's turning dark and it will be dangerous. So don't be a BAKA."
Kurosaki's thoughts "I'm sure i've hurt you, even if it's for a little. 'What do you think of me?' i can't ask you such and unrefined question, all the more i can't reply using text. However, for you, there is no lies with text because i'm DAISY. I've did things that i've shouldn't to hurt you and that is why i can't just leave things as it is and not convey my feelings to you....
and he received a text message from Teru asking him to guess here she is giving him three choices. Kurosaki turns around and see Teru.
Kurosaki: "Since when have you been hiding there? I've already found you so you shouldn't run away anymore."
Teru: "You are BAKA if you didn't notice it within 5 secs."
... i will not use words but other methods to convey my feelings. Sometime i will be mean and at the same time i will be gentle to convey m feelings. This is my unspoken rule."
and he hugs Teru from behind. (So cute!!!!)
Kurosaki: "So it's all ok? You are not mad anymore?"
Teru: "I'm not mad but why do you have to say that my puberty was bad? It's like saying i'm not attractive as a woman."
Kurosaki: "My bad, forgive me just this time?"
Teru: "It's about human respect."
Kurosaki's thoughts "From now on, i cannot be careless as you are someone i want to try with...
... i must be thinking to much.... but i've been thinking about it since we were in the car. It's like a nice floral scent."
Teru: "Is that so? I don't know." and she things "he's sense of smell is good. I only use very little of it."
Teru: "It must be you who's thinking too much. You are weird."
Kurosaki: "Since im concerned about it i will check it out myself." and he puts his face so very close to Teru's and said: "It's perfume....
Continue from Kurosaki's thoughts "I've forget to focus my attention on you instead i've been too strict with you.... and one more thing.. this is not a kiss for just any woman....
... You've used just the right amount for a woman's perfume. You seems to know a lot don't you?"
Teru fell on her knees and stammer: "That's sexual harassement! You BAKA Kurosaki!"
Kurosaki: "Wait for another 10 year when you are a pretty lady. Why? You don't have a waist?"
Continue from Kurosaki's thoughts "Becareful of how a man treats you in return. I will not use cheap tricks so there is more training which needs to be done."
isn't this chapter sweet? Love to see Kurosaki panics when he can't find Teru! hahah.
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