Ema: (First things first, I’ll visit the shrine. Huh…? It’s Yusuke.)
Yusuke: Oh, its you.
Ema: Are you going to visit the shrine now?
Yusuke: Yeah I was but, were you going too?
Yusuke: …Well, you want to go together then?
Ema: Is that okay with you?
Yusuke: It’s not like its that big of a deal. We’re going to the same place anyway.
Ema: Hehe. in that case, thank you.
Ema: (I’m really glad I get to visit the shrine along with Yusuke-kun.)
Ema: Now that I think about it, we have to prepare for entrance exams soon.
Yusuke: Ugh! Don’t talk about that stuff so early in the year!
Ema: But, its true isn’t it?
Yusuke: Y-Yeah I guess so…
Ema: Have you decided what university you want to go to?
Yusuke: No… I um…with you.
Yusuke: Aside from that, have you figured out what you want to wish for?
Ema: Hmm… perhaps I should ask for my grades to improve.
Ema: Oh, I know! Once we’re done visiting the shrine, let’s go buy some charms to improve our studies.
Yusuke: You’re right. The charms for this shrine are really effective.
Ema: Yeah, they really are!
Ema: …Speaking of which, don’t you have a charm you always have around your neck?
Yusuke: Huh? Oh, this? Well yeah…
Ema: Do you mind if I ask something? I’ve actually been pretty curious about it for a while.
Yusuke: W-What about it…?
Ema: I wanted to know why it says, “Safe Delivery Prayer” on it.
Yusuke: Y-You’ve noticed it?!
Ema: Yeah. I noticed you wore it every time you went to school.
Ema: Normally you’d have charms that say, “Traffic Safety” or “Keep a Healthy Body”. So I got really curious about it.
Yusuke: Oh, well it’s…
Ema: Oh, I’m sorry! You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.
Yusuke: I-I don’t really mind telling you but… d-don’t laugh okay?
Ema: …? I won’t.
Yusuke: My father was actually the one to buy this for me.
Ema: Your father did?
Yusuke: Yeah. Well to be more specific, he actually bought it for my mother…
Ema: If your father got it for your mother, why do you have it?
Yusuke: When I was born my mother had a hard time with my delivery and she was in a lot of pain.
Yusuke: This was never a problem for the rest of my brothers. And since my father was worried, he bought this safe delivery charm.
Yusuke: So I somehow managed to be born. And after all that, my mother said…
Yusuke: “Since this charm protected you at birth, it’ll protect you from this point on.” And so she gave it to me.
Ema: So that’s why…
Yusuke: After all that I kept it the entire time…
Ema: I see. So all the hopes and thoughts from your parents were put into that charm…
Yusuke: Somehow I always feel safe when I wear it. I feel my father is watching over me…
Yusuke: I wouldn’t blame you if you laughed. I know it’s pretty silly to tell you this stuff while I’m in high school.
Ema: No, not at all.
Ema: (After seeing Yusuke-kun’s gentle face when he talked about that charm… there’s no way I could laugh.)
Ema: I’m sure what Miwa-san said to you is true. That charm is protecting you even now.
Ema: Because you’ve been fine this entire time, right? Er… Was that a bit of a stretch?
Yusuke: …It’s not! I-I think so too.
Ema: Of course. Your charm is definitely working!
Ema: (All right, we finished praying at the shrine and buying charms. I guess we should return with everyone soon.)
Ema: (Them over there, aren’t they in our class…?)
Yusuke: What’s wrong?
Ema: Um, over there…
Ema: (If I’m seen here with Yusuke-kun they’ll probably misunderstand…)
Yusuke: …Come on, let’s go!
Ema: W-Woah! Y-Yusuke-kun! Don’t pull so suddenly…!
Yusuke: …That was close. If they saw us who knows what they would’ve said.
Kaname: Oh? what a surprise. Yuu-chan and Imouto-chan hand in hand.
Tsubaki: What? Really?!
Yusuke: I-It’s not what it looks like!
Ema: (Yusuke-kun quickly snatches his hand away…)
Kaname: It seems Yuu-chan has become a man now.
Tsubaki: I want to hold hands with Ema and pray at the shrine too!
Yusuke: I told you it’s not what it looks like!
Yusuke: W-Why are you laughing?!
Ema: It’s not that, it’s just… I think this year is really going to be a great one.
Ema: (I hope I’ll be able to laugh with Yusuke-kun this this year as well!)