Mahoko: Hina~! Hey hey, are you free today?
Ema: Ah, Maho-chan.
Mahoko: Apparently there’s a new cafe in front of the station! They say the cakes there are seriously delicious~! Hey, let’s go!
Ema: Sorry…! There’s a place I want to visit today…
Mahoko: Aww, such bad luck! Ah? Is it a date with one of your onii-chans?
Ema: I-It’s not!
Ema: (It’s not, but… Just maybe…Subaru-san might be at the park…)
Mahoko: Hmmm? Well, tell me if something good happens with those hot siblings!
Ema: Y-Yeah. I’m really sorry about today, okay?
Mahoko: Don’t worry about it! See you!
Ema: Bye bye, Maho-chan.
Ema: (I’ll go home once I visit the park…!)
Ema: (Subaru-san is… Ah…there he is!)
Ema: (Eh? He’s playing a little weirdly…?)
Ema: (I wonder if Subaru-san is in bad shape…? He hasn’t been able to make any goals at all…)
Ema: (Aah, again…the ball hit the ring…)
Ema: (It’s the first time I’ve seen Subaru-san struggling… I can’t watch it anymore…)
Ema: (…Let’s go home, I won’t be able to do anything for Subaru-san right now.)
Yusuke: Ah. What, it’s you.
Ema: Yusuke-kun, you’re going home now?
Yusuke: Yeah, I guess. You too, right? Eh? But, we weren’t on the train together.
Ema: Ah, I caught an early one today.
Yusuke: Hmmm……….Nn? You caught an earlier train, but why did you arrive at the same time as me?
Ema: Ah, that’s…
Yusuke: Did you go somewhere?
Ema: Yeah, actually… I went to the park Subaru-san usually practices at…
Yusuke: Ahh, that park.
Ema: Subaru-san was practicing today too, but it didn’t seem like he was doing too well…
Ema: And it was a little hard to call out to him…
Yusuke: Ahh…that’s right, when I watched him last time, he was kinda out of shape.
Ema: I thought so…
Yusuke: He couldn’t shoot any three-pointers during a practice match with another university, and during short games with his team.
Yusuke: If it stays like this, he won’t be a regular, is what he said.
Ema: Eh…!? Is that what’s going to happen…!?
Yusuke: Lately, he’s only been doing shooting practice like he’s obsessed with it, I’m a little worried…
Ema: Is there…Is there anything that we can do?
Yusuke: Ah? For Suba-nii?
Yusuke: Mmmm…I don’t think there’s anything that we can do.
Yusuke: The actual person has to sort this out themselves, and if we keep pestering him, it’ll only put pressure on him.
Ema: …I see. That’s right…
Yusuke: Well, however…
Yusuke: If…Just if, yeah?
Yusuke: I-If I was Suba-nii, I think I’d be happy if there was a girl there beside me.
Yusuke: For a guy, it’s pitiful to be in bad shape. If you encourage them during that time, it’ll make things worse…that’s why.
Yusuke: It’ll be fine to just be by their side and smile for them. Guys are simple, so they’ll recover with just that.
Yusuke: That’s why… Just be by Suba-nii’s side and smile.
Ema: …Subaru-san’s side…
Yusuke: Co-come on! If you smile for him, Suba-nii will calm down a little.
Ema: (…Is that true?)
Yusuke: No, but, wait a sec?
Yusuke: If Hinata smiles at Suba-nii, and the 2 of them become b-b-b-boyfriend and girlfriend, what in the world am I going to do….?
Ema: Uhm , Yusuke-kun?
Yusuke: No, isn’t that bad? Like really bad? But, since we’re talking about that stubborn Suba-nii, I want to believe that he doesn’t think about girls…but, what if?
Yusuke: Gyaa!? …Ah, yeah. What is it?
Ema: Yusuke-kun, thank you! I…I’ll do my best to support Subaru-san!
Ema: Then, I’m heading to my room first. See you later!
Ema: (When I was having a hard time with Papa, Subaru-san silently stayed by my side…)
Ema: (When Subaru-san’s having a hard time, I want to be by his side… I want to do that…!)
Ema: (Subaru-san…I hope he goes back to normal…)
Yusuke: …..Did, did I just strangely encourage Hinata…!?