Now that election day comes closer, Yuu spend time with her friends.
With summer break coming up, Touko reveals that she is going on a trip and wants something to read. I find it convenient how Touko decides to go to the bookstore that Yuu’s family apparently owns. It’s obvious that Touko wants to meet Yuu’s family. After all, she has a crush on her. Still, it’s a cute moment, especially since Rei asked about if Yuu got a boyfriend and then asked if it’s a girlfriend. Yuu denies it. Still, I wonder how much longer until she has to admit it for obvious reasons. ?
As for the outing Yuu had with her friends, they basically played games at an arcade, saw a romantic movie and ate ice cream. It’s interesting how Akari was hesitant about watching the movie. Apparently, she revealed that her crush on a boy from the basketball club rejected her. Sure, rejections are painful, but this rejection was nothing personal. He simply wanted to focus more on basketball rather than on a relationship. In other words, Akari still can make it happen.
Still, it gives Yuu a realization shouldn’t give up on Touko yet. Given that Touko appears the next day while Yuu is working to give a souvenir and say “I like you a lot,” It’s quite obvious. When Yuu actually use the star projector during time, she still wonders why Narumi still likes her. She will find out that part sooner than later. However, Yuu finally finds the answer to the first question that Touko asked about not thinking anyone is special to her.
With that, it’s obvious that everyone will become nervous on the day of election. It’s odd that Touko had a sense of nervousness, but hides it when Sayaka tells Yuu that Touko will make it work somehow. Before the speeches, Yuu and Touko walked out. Yuu noticed that Touko is very nervous, but hiding it. She suggests her to talk to Sayaka, but obviously, Touko doesn’t want to. It becomes obvious why.
It was interesting to learn about Touko’s past. During elementary school, she used to be shy, had average grades and had no friends. Yet, she wanted to become special. To become special, she needs to make herself into a role model. She worked and studied hard thinking others will like her. Now, she fears that if she loses the thing that makes her special, she would lose what she stands for. It’s understandable that she has a lot of pressure to maintain the role model status. After all, she worked hard to get there and doesn’t want to return to her former self.
However, Yuu doesn’t see Touko as being perfect as she too gets nervous when she tries to take charge. With that, she doesn’t see Touko’s weakness as a factor in how she views her. After all, humans are not perfect and he or she will experience some type of weakness.
Still, it leads to a nice moment where Touko comes close to Yuu and lies her head on Yuu’s right shoulders for a bit while Yuu pats her head assuring her that it’s normal. From this, Yuu finally realizes that she saw the special side of Touko as nobody can see this side of her. From this, Yuu finally makes her mind about advancing her relationship with Touko.
As for the speech, it’s obvious that Touko said nice things about Touko knowing that she has flaws. What is interesting is that Yuu alleviates from her speech towards the end by saying that she is willing to join the student council so she can help Touko. That way, she can help support her so Touko can be the special person for Yuu.
In the end, Touko wins the election. She celebrates it by hugging Yuu while saying “I like you” in her ear, which is lovely. While Yuu went through the first hurdle, Yuu is still not confident about being capable of liking someone. She will eventually gain the confidence to do so. However, she believes that by doing so, she needs to give up something. What is that something that Yuu mentions? We will find out soon enough when Yuu’s and Touko’s relationship develops. ¶