Hey girl, can you give a summary of chapter 116? Pretty please? ^^
Hey! Sorry for replying so late!
I’m not fluent in Japanese, and I don’t have much experience translating. I can read and look up words I don’t know, but I’m not claiming that this is a super accurate translation. Some things I was shaky on, and I didn’t translate every line. There are probably mistakes. But this is at least the gist of what’s going on, and I hope it helps until a better / official translation is released! :)
Pages: Exams in January. Kazehaya’s mother asks if he has his admission ticket
for the exam. He says he’s got it before heading to the exam center. Sawako’s
mother tells her to be careful and “Fight!” as she leaves home. “And, in
February, each of us approaches the crucial moment.”
Sawako wishes Kazehaya a happy Valentine’s Day. She says that even though she’s
giving him store-bought chocolate this year, she thinks it will still taste
good. Kazehaya thanks her for doing that for him, and Sawako apologizes for
taking up his time when he’s busy studying.
Page 2: They
are happy to see each other, and Kazehaya admits that he feels kind of shy
since they haven’t been able to meet for a while. The students are currently in
a “home study” period, and even though it’s only for a little bit, she and
Kazehaya have met each other for the past 3 Valentine’s Days. Before leaving,
he tells Sawako to do her best!
Page 3: Chizu
texts Sawako a picture of the homemade chocolate she made for Ryu. As soon as Sawako
replies to Chizu’s message, she suddenly gets a message from Ayane titled,
“Report” (as in her exam results).
Message reads: “I passed. I’m heading to the school to let them know.” Sawako
says, “You…did it…Ayane-chan…you did it…!!”
Page 5: “You
did it!!!!” Sawako thinks: “Ayane-chan, you’re a step ahead.”
Page 6: Ayane
thinks about what Pin would say if he knew the cough drop he gave her was her
good luck charm while she took the exam. (The imaginary Pin in the background
is bragging, “It’s all thanks to me!! Ha Ha Ha!!”) She laughs because it seems
like something he’d say. “But,” she thinks, “If he said that, I wouldn’t be
able to deny it.”
Page 7: “If
Pin hadn’t been there, I would have given up a long time ago. If I tell him I
passed, what will he say?”
Page 9: Ayane thinks, “Now that I think about it, I gave chocolate my first
and second years of high school!!! To Pin!!! No way!!!” She thinks about how
she could give it to him – as a “thank you” or with a friendly, light-hearted
attitude? Ultimately she decides it’s impossible and dashes away.
Page 10: Ayane thinks, “Since Pin is shameless, maybe he’ll demand
chocolate. In that case, wouldn’t it be good to come prepared? I’ll say, ‘It
can’t be helped’ or something like, ‘Even though it’s for my dad…’” Suddenly
Chigusa calls out to her and asks if she came to school to tell them her exam
results. She says that yes, and that she passed – Chigusa tosses her the photos
and says that now they’re a congratulatory gift!
Page 11: Ayane brought bags of chips as a bribe for the photos, but Chigusa
turns her down, saying they’re a gift for passing her exam. Ayane starts to
insist that she accept the chips, panicking because it seems like Chigusa knows
why she wanted the photos (haha!). Ayane shoves a chip in her mouth, saying
that it’s “hush money” – Chigusa assures her that her lips are sealed as she
leaves with the chips. Ayane seems shocked, but thanks her and runs into the
Page 12: Looking at the photos, Ayane thinks about how happy she and Pin
look, mentally thanking Chigusa for capturing the moment.
Page 13: She thinks about how they’re smiling and laughing in the picture.
Suddenly she tears up, thinking, “…oh no…the pictures…they’ll get wet…what is
this…?” She asks herself how many more times she and Pin will be able to meet.
Page 14: “Three times? And after I tell him that I passed, two times?” In
her memories, she says, “Ugh, it’s Pin! Don’t walk so close to me!” He
yells, “I’m not!!” She remembers him calling her “Idiot! Idiot!” with a huge grin on
his face. “Which one of us is the idiot?” she asks.
Page 15: She thinks that soon she won’t even be able to look at his face.
Page 16: She walks up the steps to the office.
Page 17: She thinks, “…it’s no good. I’ll start crying…”
Page 18: “(My feelings) will come through. This time he’ll definitely
Page 19: Pin suddenly hears a noise from outside the door (Ayane running
back down the stairs). He listens for a moment, but then slams the door open
and yells, “Is someone there? HEY!!”
Page 20: Receiving no answer, he angrily slams the door. He waits around
for two hours, grumbling and bored. A female student asks permission to enter.
Page 21: “Sensei, I passed at my first choice!!” Pin excitedly tells her he
knew she could do it! He congratulates her and reminds her to come on the 31st
(of March?). Before she can leave, he asks her if she’s seen Ayane. The female
student says that she hasn’t, and that Ayane wasn’t in the classroom either.
Page 22: Pin thinks that today should be the day they learn their exam
results. “That means she…disappeared / ran…?“ Looking at the clock, he thinks,
“Well…I’ll wait a little longer…”
Page 23: Kento runs into Ayane at the train station and asks what she’s
doing there. He tells her about the chocolate he’s received and she laughs a
little, saying that he’s so nice. He reminisces that last year he only received
them from his girlfriend.
Page 24: He shouts that it was fun, and Ayane agrees while thinking that
she did really horrible things to him, but he gave her lots of happy memories.
Suddenly Kento remembers the exam and asks how she did.
Page 25: Ayane says, “Yeah. I passed!” Kento happily shouts, “You did it!!
You did it, Ayane-chan! Congratulations!!” Ayane smiles and thanks him.
Page 26: Kento notices the pictures and Ayane says that Chigusa brought her
some from the New Year’s shrine visit. Kento tells her that actually, he was
also there – Ayane didn’t know, and asks why he didn’t call out to her. He says
it was okay.
Page 27: He says, “I saw you making a face I’d never seen before.”
Page 28: Ayane thinks, “A face…he’d never seen before?” Kento asks if she
remembers what he told her when they broke up.
Page 29: She remembers that he told her to make sure that she likes the
next guy a lot. “That’s great, Ayane-chan,” he says, smiling at her. Ayane
tells him that he’s too good, and he agrees with a laugh.
Page 30: Ayane says, “It’s thanks to you, Kento!!” She thinks, “That I was
able to love someone. I used to think I was incapable of falling in love. That
I couldn’t love someone. But…I did…” Kento asks if she gave any chocolate, and
Ayane answers that she couldn’t give any – she didn’t even announce her exam
results. Kento says, “That’s not good! He’s waiting!!”
Page 31: Kento tells her that she has to go quickly, and she agrees.
Page 32: “…hmm…” Pin says, staring at the clock. Ayane thinks, “Is it okay
to let [my feelings] come out?”
Page 33: “In the end, I’m scared. Of being rejected, of seeing the results.
Just like when I took the exam, I’m scared!” Ayane calls Chizu and asks her to
please say some powerful words (to encourage her).
Page 34: Chizu doesn’t get it so starts yelling, “Idiot! Idiot! Stupid kid!” Ayane
tells her she’s cursing and then laughs, telling her to stop. She says, “You’re
right! After all, I am an idiot! I am a stupid kid! Thank you! I’m okay now!!”
Chizu says, “Huh? Wait a sec – why? Were you feeling lonely because you’re
going to Tokyo by yourself?!” Ayane smiles and says, “…no. I’ll do my best…”
Page 35: Ayane then calls Sawako, who congratulates her for passing. Ayane
thanks her and apologizes for interrupting her studying – she asks Sawako to
tell her to do her best. Sawako says, “…do your best!”
Page 36: “Ayane-chan, do your best! Do your best! Do your best…!” Ayane
thanks her, saying she’s so glad she met them all. She thinks, “Even though
Kazehaya could have liked someone, Sawako ran to him…”
Page 37: “…Chizu, who understood she couldn’t have a mutual love [with
Toru].” [Kento facing her and having their breakup conversation…]
Page 38: [I *think* she’s saying that all around her everyone did these things without seeking or hoping for a certain result] She returns to the store she ran from earlier and buys Valentine’s chocolate for Pin. "But…it was my longing. To become familiar with it…like everyone
else.” She enters the school and asks another teacher where Pin is. He says
that he already went home.
Page 39: The teacher says that he stayed pretty late, but Ayane races out
before he can finish speaking. As she approaches Pin’s apartment, she thinks,
“After all, I’m a stupid kid. But [you / he] [know / knows] that, right?”
Page 40: “Didn’t he say, ‘It’s okay to be a stupid kid’? [Here, I think Ayane is referencing the end of her conversation with Pin in Chapter 87] Surely whatever
he says, whatever the outcome is, I’ll be able to come to terms with all of it,
Page 41: Ayane rings the doorbell.
Page 42: O/////////////////O
Page 43: If this is going to be my first rejection, I’m glad that it’s Pin.
I’m not always sure who she’s talking about in the section leading up to Pin’s door; she might be speaking directly to Pin in her mind, or she might just be thinking about him. If anyone has anything to add / clarify, feel free! This was an amazing chapter!! :D
Okay, let me fangirl a little more. I can’t stop thinking
about AyaPin. I am going insane.
Here comes few more things that I found to be pointing out
Ayane’s interest in Pin.
got a candy from him like every other girl for White day. Cheap throat lozenge.
She thought it was nice of him when she should get annoyed but she doesn’t let
him take it back and actually thanks him 3 times when he was being silly about
not hearing her. But now the best part….. she didn’t eat, she still has it!!!!
Hi! Since when do you think Pin has started to have feelings for Ayane? What could have been the "trigger"?
Hi @yukaflame!! Thank you so much for your question, and I’m sorry that I’m responding so
I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about what might have
triggered it, but rather than one moment or event sparking Pin’s feelings for
Ayane, I think it’s been a series of gradual changes in the way he sees her.
One thing I love about Ayane and Pin as a couple is that we’ve gotten to watch
them build a relationship from nothing (whereas both Sawako and Kazehaya and
Ryu and Chizu had the foundations of mutual affection and respect on which to build their
love even before the start of the series). In the beginning, Ayane and Pin have no
history, no romantic first-encounter, and they certainly don’t like each other lol. Over 120 chapters they slowly shift from flirting bickering student and teacher to close friends who deeply care for and respect
each other (and then to, potentially *FINGERS CROSSED*, romantic partners in the future).
We get to see Ayane’s development firsthand via her inner
thoughts, but Pin is a giant question mark for much of the series. We very
rarely get a peek into his head, if ever, so we have no idea how he sees Ayane
(or at least, it’s not spelled out for us). However, I think we can identify a few
clear changes in his feelings for Ayane; these are just my opinions, and
obviously you’re free to disagree! :)
My answer is pretty long (as usual lol), so I’ll continue under the cut. In case someone is reading this who hasn’t been keeping up with the series past Chapter 111 / Volume 27 (latest Viz release as of posting) or Chapter 112 (latest scanlated chapter as of posting), I’ll warn you that this contains MAJORSPOILERS. Cool? Cool. Let’s dive in!