Yet another banger of an episode awaited us.
Could it be? (Manga and Light Novel readers keep lips sealed)
When we last left our heroines Adachi is in a most precarious position with Shimamura. So surprised by her forwardness was she she couldn’t make a move though in her mind she thought she did. We returned to that moment but from Shimamura’s perspective.
Credit to Vampko
Shimamura and Imouto playing a game. Adorable. As they played Shimamura thought about the moment with Adachi. Basically she was confused by why Adachi ran away and thought about other “woulda, coulda, shoulda” moments in her life and how she regretted not making a move. Should she have approached the moment differently? Should she have snuggled with Adachi properly? Those thoughts went through her mind before a headbutt snapped her back to reality. At school however, the thought persisted as she focused on Adachi possibly replying to her texts and only half paid attention to her silly buddies when they brought up the strange blue haired girl.
You gotta be kidding me
Sir Nickolas and I talked about Yashiro resembling Erio Touwa’s mannerisms as soon as she debuted. Life’s crazy like that sometimes. Anyway I didn’t expect the space loli to reveal her true form so soon. It’s freakin’ Erio Touwa! My goodness. Okay. Focus. So Yashiro did her Yashiro stuff much to Shimamura’s (sort of) dismay and to the delight of many.
El Macho Chikorita delivers yet again!
Upon arriving at Adachi’s the lovesick puppy made her wait 15 minutes before properly addressing her. Although she explained the lack of replies to Shimamura’s messages she couldn’t talk her way out of her absence from school as easily.
Adachi is so good.
Adorable awkwardness ensued before Shimamura went back home ending with an understandably poor attempt at asking her out. Next time dearie. At least you got a Saturday hang out so close enough.
Still hope Hino X Nagafuji is possible too.
(No Light Novel or Manga spoilers. Not even a hint.)
Back to the main story. Adachi excitedly approached the meeting spot with Shimamura for their big Saturday “chill” when she saw a (not really) unwanted extra. After being mesmerized by Shimamura’s beauty again she had a familiar reaction to Yashiro’s true form. When Yashiro said she’d hang out with the two Adachi frowned like a sad puppy as Shimamura remembered the last time that happened and was prepared.
The jelly was real. So real. Another “enjoy the rest of the magic and share your thoughts below”. One thing I will say, at least Shimamura doesn’t suffer from self-loathing like a certain other girl who had great difficulty embracing the truth.
Bonus: This is what Adachi saw when she arrived.