At long last the highly anticipated Valentine’s Day episode had arrived. Would Adachi come one step closer to making her wish come true? What about Shimamura and Tarumi?
Alien X Imouto Valentine Swinging.
Adachi was like every person excited for something big, unable to sleep. Her body was so ready for VDay. She wondered if Shimamura was also hyped. Shimamura wanted to tease her a little.
Adachi’s recent “baka” behavior made her think of herself as Shimamura’s cute puppy yearning for attention. After class Adachi got the courage to ask her to come to Nagoya to buy the chocolate there. For some reason Shimamura had a good laugh on their way there, confusing Adachi.
Shimamura was like “You don’t habe to wear the China dress this time” to which Adachi was like “If you want I could change into it…” but time was of the essence so sadly no sexy Adachi this time.
They made it to the train in time. The ride would be 20 minutes or so so they played a word game. At one point Shimamura said “aisu” and Adachi thought about “suki” but went with “Sugakiya” brand ramen. One day Adachi, one day.
To Adachi’s surprise when they got to the shop she wanted to buy chocolate at Shimamura had also bought some there the day prior.
Subtle jelly is subtle.
We turned back the clock to the day prior. As we recall the last episode ended with Tarumi inviting Shimamura to hang out. The reason Shimamura laughed a lot the next day was because how similar both trips were. A lot of what happened on her trip to Nagoya with Adachi also happened on her trip with Tarumi.
The big difference was her trip with Tarumi was less cheerful. The past still stung for Shimamura. In fact Shimamura was more focused on Adachi than Tarumi.
Back in the present our heroines exchanged chocolates. Adachi tried hers first. She enjoyed them but Shimamura was unsure and came closer. After confirming she did indeed like them Adachi was like “Now how can I make her doubt me again?”.
Very bold Adachi.
Shimamura had another surprise for Adachi. The other reason she wanted to hurry was a Special Valentine Promotion message.
Before we see the message let’s go back to yesterday. Shimamura ended the hangout with Tarumi sooner than the latter expected. One thing Tarumi hoped was Shimamura remembered her nickname for Tarumi. It wasn’t that she remembered but didn’t want to say it, rather she didn’t want to remember. But she would come to realize holding grudges was no good. She wanted to at least show there were no hard feelings and with a weight off her shoulders was able to remember the nickname, cheering up Tarumi. We’ll see if that goes anywhere next time.
Back to the present and the message. Shimamura seemed like she wanted to try again by opening up to Adachi. When Adachi asked “how close?” Shimamura was like “You were on my mind a lot so I wanted to convey how I felt in that message”.
This being Adachi she was so elated she couldn’t contain her elation to the point of hurting Shimamura’s back and guns. What’s most important was Adachi could now request snuggles. PROGRESS!
Excellent episode as always and it looks like more excellence awaits next time.