When we last left our cub and bike loving heroines it was under worrisome circumstances. Let’s see if everything turned out okay.
Koguma got as much info as she could from the freezing Shii and rushed over to the trail she last saw her take. She eventually found her collapsed and exhausted.
One thing viewers probably get by now is Koguma’s not a social person. In her case she doesn’t consider things right away, doesn’t openly convey what she feels most of the time and is often blunt. I say this mainly because of how she treated Shii since meeting her. Shii probably noticed that hence why she never openly lashed out at her for her occasional rudeness or cold shoulder. Not a bad girl, just a blunt one. Anyway she helped Shii as best as she could without calling police or an ambulance. She did call Reiko to come pick up Shii’s now ruined bike.
We had some fun and cute moments with the gang over at Koguma’s place.
That quickly changed when they broke the bad news to Shii, who begged the cool Koguma and her awesome Super Cub to please make Winter go away. As we saw in recent episodes Shii didn’t like Winter. Many sad times for her in the snowy season. Poor dear.
On a less somber note Shii’s parents were so grateful to the Cub Buddies for rescuing their baby girl they gifted them with free coffee and sandwiches for a year. The good times were short lived however. Once Winter break was over the trio went with the motions. The Cub Buddies no longer had anything they particularly wanted to do, plus they had exams coming up. That along with Shii not showing her usual peppiness for obvious reasons.
That all changed one day at Shii’s diner after exams. The one thing Shii had left were visits from the Cub Buddies. They didn’t have any particular plans until Shii said she hoped Spring would come soon so the sakura could grow. Koguma remembered hearing on the radio that they already did in Kogashima. Reiko suggested they all go check them out but Koguma initially hesitated. Fortunately that didn’t last long, remembering what Shii’s dad said about her taking cycling more seriously because she wanted to catch up with the Cub Buddies. After all that’s happened she wanted to cheer Shii up.
Shii’s excitement from Koguma’s invitation sparked another “color rush” in Koguma. This one possibly her biggest in a while. See, besides realizing what made Shii special (Her optimism and forwardness. Perhaps Koguma couldn’t handle these things at first) she also recalled the day her life changed forever. Somehow it was Shii passing her by so cheerful and full of life that was kind of the catalyst to Koguma getting her Super Cub. The three would ride to Kogashima and escape Winter.
Great stuff as always. Will be very sad to see it come to an end next time. Expect a G-View.