The eyes of a girl with a crush
Maybe I’ll catch up on my posts, since it’s been a pretty tough week. Back to normal next week, tho, so sleeping will happen as well! Let’s see what happens with the continuation of the school trip for Rikka and Yuuta
A Date Interrupted
“Get off my man, you tart!”
Spending the day only with the person you like has to be called a date, whether Rikka or Yuuta is willing to call it that. And it’s going pretty well until a highly coincidental meeting with Satone. All the way to the other end of the country, and the next door neighbor is there. And to make it worse, she’s lost her bag, so she doesn’t have a phone or money. And even if she can understand that she’s being a third wheel, Yuuta can’t really just send her on her way. So unfortunately, they do too much stuff together, and make Rikka really jealous, especially after seeing Yuuta with an arcade token that Satone gives him. Of course, she’d get upset and run away.
Everyone else in the story seems to get involved with Rikka and Yuuta after that, and Satone calls out Rikka to talk to her alone, about her feelings for Yuuta, in the past and in the present. Seems she developed quite the crush on him in middle school, to the point where she was giving up her delusional point of view. But instead of giving it up and confessing to him, she decided to give up on her crush on him, probably cause it was too embarrassing to actually confess. The net result of their talk is that Rikka finally believes that Satone is not after Yuuta, and maybe this worry of a love triangle will go away now.
A heart to heart talk
And with that all out of the way, we finally get those two back on track, with an actual present from Yuuta to Rikka for her birthday: a replacement popup umbrella. Combined with the reconciliation, and talk of Yuuta’s more accepting attitude of Rikka’s weirdness, it puts her in a really good mood, so she surprises him with maybe her first real confession, saying she likes-loves him in plain language, not obfuscated by Dark Powers or Ancient Contracts.
Someone New in the Mix?
Woken up by her girlfriend
The B-plot this week was a continuation of that website that Shinka was shown about Mori Summer last episode, as she talks to Sanae repeatedly about getting rid of it. Both of them are under the mistaken impression that the other has made the site. But really, neither one did, so who did? Is it Satone? Or is it someone else who has come to believe in the Mabinogion? I still think the best thing is the way Shinka’s friends don’t really care about the Mori Summer stuff. It’s just part of who “Nibu” is. And we also see that Sanae is equally disappointed that Shinka didn’t call her just to be friendly, instead of accusing her of making the website. I think they’re finally realizing that they’re friends.
Another episode of progress for Rikka and Yuuta, and disposing of Satone as an interloper in the process. What will happen now that Rikka’s actually said that “suki” word? Yuuta looked pretty shocked when she said it, like he didn’t know what to do. Get it together, boy! It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. Now we’ll have to see if they make any more moves, after holding hands. Maybe kissing? I doubt the show will get much farther than that, cause I think Rikka would probably die of embarrassment if they actually got farther.