I feel slightly more human today then I did yesterday. Yesterday I was in zombie mode. I went to bed at 2:30 am and woke up at 5:59 am because for some reason our neighbor's cop car alarm went off. Like scared the crap out of about the 100 people within earshot, waking us all from our slumber. Well except my husband. Apparently me opening the door in a confused dazed was more noisy than the BEEP BEEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEP that went on for about 30 minutes while we all stood around in our pajamas looking like zombies. And since I am the worst sleeper on the face of the planet...I didn't go back to bed.
Episode Summary: Yuuki is thinking to himself that it is finally winter time, his first winter with Kaori. She has slowly started to build up her memories once again but things are still not the same, back before Kujou came to town. Still she talks happily about how Fridays don't scare her anymore and she has her diary to thanks for that. She happily flips through it until she stops on a particular page. She says nothing is wrong and that she is happy she has friends, happy thanks to Yuuki. Yuuki takes a drink break to talk to Shougo. Apparently Shougo told him once to allow things to happen naturally. Yuuki wants to tell Shougo he isn't going to follow that advice. Instead he is going to try his hardest to get back to where they were before. Shougo seems to support this as...Yuuki is Yuuki. As they finish their break they see Saki round the corner, see Shougo, and run back the other way. HMMM there. Saki runs and hides in the classroom and her two friends ask what is wrong. Saki says she made Shougo mad and the two girls Ai and Maiko decide that Saki needs to apologize even if Shougo scary face and smiling face are all scary. Shougo listens to this rude conversation and decides all girls are crazy. After school Yuuki wants to walk home with Kaori (and Shougo) when Ai and Maiko declare it a girl's only zone and kidnap Kaori. Yuuki was set to walk home with Shougo when Ai runs up and asks why Kaori is so against going to their area's only crepe shop. Did something happen there? Yuuki remembers Kaori freaking out the other day and tells Shougo to walk home without him. Yuuki returns to the classroom where Kujou is doing the class report. Yuuki wants to know what happened at the crepe shop and Kujou acts like this is the 19th time the kid has asked him. Yuuki simply says well if you remember let me know which makes Kujou call the two girls that were at the crepe shop. They all agree to meet at a restaurant and the two boys wait. Kujou tries to act all tough, saying he doesn't care about Kaori but Yuuki points out that the kid says that a lot. Yuuki thinks Kujou likes Kaori and doesn't see him as just a creep anymore. Yuuki keeps on talking, saying he wants to know about Kujou and Kaori when they were younger. Kujou wasn't done being...himself and tries to play up that he and Kaori were....special together. They were popular and while they were not dating Kujou thought they were more than friends. Yuuki understands that thinking. Even though they had tons of friends they always spent time together doing math and such. Yuuki realizes that Kujou is the one who made Kaori love math.
The two girls finally show up and...the scene changes to Kaori hanging out with Saki and company. They have gone to a karaoke place to discuss Saki's issue. Or not really because Saki never explains why she and Shougo are having issues. But Ai and Maiko want to help Saki so...Kaori needs to find an opportunity for Saki and Shougo to talk. Kaori really has no idea what to do but friendship matters so she will help. Their paid time is up so the girls all decide to continue the conversation at a restaurant. Lala walking for them and they end up at the same place where Kujou, Yuuki, and the two girls are. Saki and the other girls go to sit down where Kaori goes to use the payphone because what is a cellphone? When she goes to make the call she sees Yuuki and people sitting there so she walks over happily. During all of this the girls were telling Yuuki and Kujou what happened the day Kaori got hit by a car. Turns out Kujou was super popular in class and one of Kaori's friends liked him. They found out that Kujou was going tell Kaori his...feelings on that particular Sunday so the girls all decided to confront Kaori beforehand. They all called Kaori names and what not for being mean to this friend and her secret feelings to Kujou. Kaori ran off upset and got hit by a car. Those girls went to visit Kaori in the hospital but she pretended to not know them thus the gossip and why THESE girls know. Kaori is then noticed by the group as she quietly cries. She says she is not sad...just now she knows the truth. She continues to cry and Ai/Maiko agree to help Saki take Kaori home. Kaori arrives home and doesn't feel like talking to her mother about her crappy day. She instead starts to cry as she writes in her diary. Yuuki stays back with Kujou to hear his side of this story. Kujou seems to think it's his fault this all happened, because he wanted to remain her special friend. Monday rolls around and Yuuki goes to see Kaori on the roof. She is relieved as a lot happened on Friday. She claims to be okay now. She was just shocked at the truth but thanks to Saki and Yuuki her special friend being there she will be okay. Yuuki sorta panics at the words special friend and makes some excuse to leave the roof. That night Yuuki meets with Shougo as he has explained the situation to his friend. Shougo thinks knowing the truth is good, a positive thing. Maybe Kaori will forget things less. Yuuki seems to think he is in Kujou's position now and what if he causes Kaori to lose her memories one day? Shougo gets a little quiet. The next day Kaori is full of energy and excitement for the upcoming winter break. Yuuki blows her question off again which makes Kaori a sad panda. THE END!
Well there is only ONE episode left of this series and we finally have the whole story on Kaori's condition. Is that going to be enough time to “cure” Kaori, get Yuuki to stop avoiding her, and have Kujou get some sort of resolution to his situation too? I guess this series could have another season but I feel as if it is the kind of series that gets 12 episodes of cute and moves on.
Yuuki is quite a special snowflake though. While waiting for the two girls to show up he and Kujou had some time to talk. And they actually did talk. Crazy right? Yuuki almost seemed....giddy to talk to Kujou about his past with Kaori. Like they were girlfriends talking about a cute boy. Instead Yuuki actually LIKES the girl that Kujou had this magical relationship with so wouldn't the answers hurt him? Yuuki is a strange little man. Maybe he was doing this to help Kaori but all I kept thinking to myself was how this was going to end in tears.
Kujou doesn't know if he wants to be a jerk or not. It's like he is constantly having a battle with himself. Do I hate Yuuki? Do I hate Kaori? Should I talk about how much I hate her or should I go on and on about her to make Yuuki jealous and to make myself almost cry? I am sure aside from the Kaori situation Kujou is a nice kid. He was just really hurt and that hurt came out in hurtful anger. I don't think he believed this memory thing yet as it does sound odd. But I would probably want to believe that over my special friend just not caring about me anymore. I rather cling to something you know? But for the meantime Kujou says he hates Kaori and must hate Yuuki for replacing him as the special friend so he must juggle that fine line. Bragging about how he spent so much time with Kaori even though they had a boatload of friends in the wing. But this all catches up to Kujou as he remembers those feelings, that they weren't going out but were special friends. He didn't even take the time to gloat that Yuuki is in the same boat and is potentially going to get hurt himself. Yuuki did all the worrying on his own though while Kujou wallowed in self pity.
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