At last, now that Misha is finally living a life of a normal school girl, she decides to take the next step. Yes, having a sleep over with her only best friend, Mimika.
Before the sleepover happens, it’s nice to see a flashback with Misha having fun with her mother with teddy bears. Apparently, Misha’s mother was an artist, which shows with the painting easel, digital drawing tablet, and the sketchbook. It’s heartwarming to see her eventually draw the whole family on her sketchbook. Sadly, those memories didn’t last.
For a while, we never seen what Misha’s mother’s office looked like. After all, Misha said it’s off limits to everyone besides her and her father. With that, we finally see a glimpse of room since then. As expected, it’s dusty and looks like it hasn’t been touched in ages. This brings home a bittersweet and sad reality for Misha reminding her how long her mother was gone. Still, it will be a while until she allows anyone else enter this sacred room.
That said, I find it funny how Tsubame set up the living room with a disco ball, balloons, two spot lights, and a video playing all the precious Misha moments. I find it funny how Tsubame wanted to put pigeons in a party ball and let it fly out when Misha pulls the string. It would be a nice idea. Still, it seems that Misha only wants a normal sleepover.
At last, Mimika arrives, but somehow Yui tagged along. I find it funny how Yui really wants to become Misha’s friend all along. I guess Misha and Mimika defeating her at the snowball match made her believe that she can’t surpass Misha’s talents nor cuteness. As the saying goes, “if you can’t beat them, join them.”
As expected, Tsubame looks forward to that sleepover. Her imagination with her peeking into the bedroom with Misha trying to show affection for Mimika is funny. Afterwards, Misha sees Tsubame and blows her cover telling her to show what she is actually like. In other words, Tsubame had fun with Misha and Mimika.
Of course, that doesn’t happen. Instead, Misha, Mimika played on the swing, had cake and tea, took a bath together, ate dinner and had a pillow fight. Not only that, Tsubame swapped their clothing while they are in the bath with evening dresses that she made. Somehow, Misha is okay with it. I guess all that defrosting goes a long way to get to that point.
Also, I find it funny how Yui points out that Misha is a tsundere before she starts a pillow fight. The funny thing is that Tsubame didn’t record any of it, but observed it from far away. Somehow, Midori witnesses the whole thing and finds this aspect of Tsubame as a turn off. This makes me wonder why Midori haven’t given up on her if that is the case. I guess Tsubame’s ripped muscles and personality is the reason why.
Sadly, the happy moments come to an end. When Mimika keeps Yui company she goes to the bathroom, Midori freaks them out as she does something strange. When Mimika and Yui ran downstairs in fear, they saw Kumagorou juggling hamsters before he and the hamsters stared at them. Without knowing, Mimika and Yui hid in the forbidden room and become scared of the teddy bear. When they ran out of the room, they accidentally knocked the bear down.
While Misha didn’t know what happened last night, she eventually saw the door of the sacred room open. Tsubame, who was sleeping outside walks into the living room. She sees Misha becoming upset. Surprisingly, Tsubame took the blame instead despite not going into that room.
Besides Misha mentioning Yui’s name, Tsubame possibly knows that Mimika and Yui might have entered given their size of their footprints. I guess in her mind, taking the blame and having Misha become angry at her for a while is better than Misha ending her friendships with Mimika and Yui over this. If she didn’t step in, Misha will most likely become lonely again and be without friends again.
It’s understandable why Misha feels this way since the room is one of the only memories she has left about her mother. From the looks of it, it seems that Misha will lock herself in the room indefinitely. The question remains, how will Tsubame resolve this without Misha losing her friends and make up with her after taking the blame? Will Tsubame be able to make it up to her? We have to wait and see next time