Yukino has some pretty good fashion sense. Not sure how to feel about the twin-tails though.
RECAP: Even while things are a little shaky between Hikki and Yui, the Public Service Club must still continue. With Yui’s absence from club, Hiratsuka-sensei tells the remaining two to find someone to fill the shoes. Hikki doesn’t care much, but Yukino intends to bring Yui back. With that intention, she asks Hikki to help her find a present for Yui’s upcoming birthday.
Last episode, we left off with somewhat of a sour scene with Hikki calling Yui out on what he believes to be a “false kindness” relationship that was built upon guilt and pity. A week has passed since then and their awkwardness has simmered down slightly. Hikki is intent on returning himself to his original status quo; however, Yui feels that they can’t just end their relationship in such a way without some clarity.
While out shopping, for Yui’s birthday present, we got a couple chances to see a little bit more of Yukino’s softer side. It feels kind of weird seeing her suddenly become more willing to even talk to Hikki this episode, even if it was for Yui’s sake, and her manner of speech towards him has become more familiar. Her coldness has become a bit warmer, so to say. We saw, in her tastes for possible presents, that she is quite affectionate towards pandas and cats. It is also revealed that she is not very fond of dogs either.
The bigger surprise was the chance meeting with Yukinoshita Haruno, Yukino’s older sister. She gives off this feeling, and Hikki points this out perfectly, that she masks her true intentions and feelings behind this “good girl” act. We know from last episode that the Yukinoshita family is of high standing, so it can be implied that Haruno-neesan must shoulder a much heavier burden of being a presentable individual than Yukino. While she understands her older sister’s façade, Yukino likely harbors a bit of admiration in able to keep up the act. I think deep down, Yukino wishes she could be more lively and social like her sister. Meanwhile, Haruno may wish she could be more blunt and true to her feelings like Yukino.
Yui is brought up to speed that she was misunderstanding how Hikki and Yukino’s relationship stood. Also, thanks to a little positive lecture from Yukino, Hikki and Yui are able to clear up their misconceptions of how their relationship stands. What bugs me, and I think Hikki also may have noticed it as well after the girls left the clubroom, is that Yukino may have truly said those words citing her as a source (much like what Hikki does often). After all, her demeanor during the scene seemed more like words that came from the heart.
This is great! We’re finally starting to open up into the hearts of these troubled teens! I’m ready for the imminent suffering down the road.
Who doesn’t automatically buy a better leash/collar when their dog continuously keeps getting out of it?!