Subaru is the 9th son of the Asahina family, 19 years old. He’s a second year student in Meiji University, who has been dedicating his life to baskeball ever since he was small. Because of his stoic and upright personality, combined with the fact that he’s absolutely not interested in anything other than sports, Subaru doesn’t have any experience with women. He has no idea how to behave around Ema, and this often leads to an awkward situation between them.
お風呂上がり [ After Bath ]
The shower in Ema’s room is broken on June 4, and so she has to take a bath on the 5th floor before breakfast. No one is around when she enters the bathroom, so ignoring Juli’s warning, she walks out to the living room only wrapped in a bath towel. Juli is afraid that someone might enter the living room, but instead of listening to him, Ema calmly goes to drink a bottle of milk in the kitchen. It’s still so early in the morning, so everyone should still be asleep right? Not really. Just as Juli feared, Subaru suddenly walks into the living room — only wearing his underwear — and obviously goes berserk upon seeing Ema. He tells her to put on some clothes since she’s a girl, nervously explaining that he’s not wearing any clothes because he was going to take a bath after his morning run. He turns bright red as he stutters “S-Sweat is running.. No, I-I mean I’m going to wash the b-bath.. Um, ah.. So..” before completely freezing in place. Juli eventually breaks the awkward silence by yelling at Subaru, who’s completely startled by the squirrel’s sudden rage, and Ema uses this chance to run back to her room. Ema goes back to the living room after that, but Subaru is no longer there. She feels bad for causing such an awkward situation, and she wonders if she can behave as usual around him from now on.
練習試合 [ Practice Match ]
On July 6, Yusuke invites Ema to watch Subaru’s practice match together. From Yusuke, Ema learns that Subaru is the shooting guard of Meiji University’s basketball team. Even though he’s only a second-year student, he’s a regular member and has a lot of fangirls cheering his name when the match starts. Ema notices that Subaru isn’t exactly the tallest in court, but he doesn’t lose to anyone and keeps scoring three points one after another.. which amazes her so much she squeals while hitting poor Yusuke. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Subaru’s team ends up winning the practice match, and he notices Ema and Yusuke in the hallway after the match is over. Subaru is still nervous around Ema, but he loosen up a bit when Yusuke asks him to teach him how to master three point shot later. Before going home, Yusuke realizes that he left something in the stadium, so he asks Subaru to stay with Ema until he returns.
An awkward silence ensues right after Yusuke walks away. Knowing that Subaru will remain silent if she doesn’t initiate a conversation, Ema tells him that his performance today was really cool. At first Subaru can only reply with “um..” or “yeah..”, but he’s really surprised when Ema mentions about how hard he trains everyday. She knows he never skips his morning run, and how he keeps running even on rainy days. Ema asks if there’s something wrong since Subaru seems so surprised, but he only says it’s nothing. Another heavy silence hangs between Ema and Subaru as none of them continues the conversation, but soon Yusuke comes back saying they’re going home now. Despite the awkward atmosphere between them, Ema feels glad that she came to watch Subaru’s match today. His performance in court was wonderful, and she wants to come and support him again someday.
海水浴 [ Sea Bathing ]
For summer vacation, everyone goes on a family trip to Miwa’s private island.
On August 13, the third day of the trip, Ema goes to swim at the beach and finds Subaru doing long-distance swimming by himself. He was shocked and turned red upon seeing her wearing a bikini yesterday, and he lent her his parker to cover herself with. She apologizes since she’s still borrowing his parker today, but he says it’s alright and tells her to keep wearing it instead.. which makes her realize that behind his blunt words, he’s actually really kind. Since he’s done with his long-distance swimming today, Subaru then asks if Ema wants to swim together near the shore. He tells her to be careful of sudden depth change, and he quickly flees — red in the face — when she’s taking off the parker she’s wearing. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ Subaru already swims away from the shore when Ema walks into the water, so she rushes to chase after him even without bringing a float ring.
However, Ema accidentally steps on a sudden depth change. She panics and quickly runs out of breath underwater, but fortunately Subaru soon returns and saves her from drowning. He scolds her for not listening to his warning earlier, and he says it’s impossible for them to swim together since it’d be dangerous to leave her alone. He won’t be able to take his eyes off her. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Subaru doesn’t realize that he’s still hugging Ema either, until eventually she asks if she’s not heavy. She also asks him to put her down, which obviously causes him to blush and go “W-Wah! S-Sorry!! Σ(〃д〃)” and.. drops the poor girl back into the water. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ Subaru takes Ema back to the shore after that, where he tells her that she’s not heavy at all. In fact, he’s worried if she’s eating properly because she’s so thin. He says he can carry about two people at her weight, though she thinks it’s because he’s strong and tones his body daily.
After she thanks him for saving her, Subaru tells Ema to get some rest and goes back to swim again. Ema actually wants to swim together with Subaru, but she doesn’t want to trouble him again, so in the end she only watches him from the beach.
謝罪 [ Apology ]
On September 23, two days after Subaru’s 20th birthday, everyone throws a party for him in the living room. Ukyou puts Ema in charge of making the birthday cake, and Subaru thanks her when she slices the cake for him — asking her not to look at him since he’s blushing. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) The second part of the celebration is a drinking party for Kaname, Tsubaki, Azusa and Subaru while everyone else returns to their rooms. Late at night, Ema feels thirsty and goes up to get some water from the fifth floor. She thinks the drinking party is already over because the living room’s light is turned off, but then she steps on something on the floor.. which turns out to be a drunk Subaru. Ema is about to get some water for him, but Subaru stops her and asks her to stay with him instead. Just then the headache causes Subaru to lose balance, and he falls on top of Ema as she tries to catch him. She asks if he’s alright and can get up, but he refuses to let go of her. Instead, he asks why she went as far as making a birthday cake for him — even if it was Ukyou’s request. Subaru then tries to confess to Ema and kisses her on the lips for a very brief moment, but he ends up falling asleep before finishing his sentence. Ema is trapped underneath Subaru because of this, until eventually Tsubaki, Azusa and Kaname come to pull him away from her.
The next day, the situation becomes really awkward between Ema and Subaru. He comes to apologize to her in the evening, but she replies that she’s not angry. She was surprised, but it was an “accident” after all. He was drunk last night, and they only fell down when she tried to catch him — that’s all. Subaru is surprised and clearly isn’t pleased that Ema settled everything as an “accident”, but then he says it’s nothing and apologizes once again. When she answers that she never got angry to begin with, he only says it’s good then because the “accident” has been bothering him. Subaru then returns to his room and Ema notices that he’s behaving rather strangely, but she’s glad there’s no more bad feelings between them. Starting from tomorrow, they can behave normally around each other again.
文化祭当日 [ Culture Festival Day ]
Hinode High School’s culture festival takes place on October 23, and Ema is busy working as a bunny waitress in her class’s cafe. At noon she receives a mail from Kaname informing that he’s coming to school, and soon he shows up along with Ukyou and Subaru — who blushes and stutters as he praises her bunny costume. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Upon seeing the three of them, Mahoko quietly asks which one of them does Ema want to enjoy the culture festival with. Ema honestly admits that it’s Subaru, so Mahoko helps creating a chance for them to be alone. She takes Kaname and Ukyou to watch Yusuke at work, but at the same time also asks Subaru to take Ema out for lunch. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Subaru then invites Ema to walk around the school together, and she asks about what kind of culture festival he had back in high school. Apparently it was nightmare for him, since the basketball club members were forced to do a breakdance. Ema is curious knowing he must be good in dancing, but Subaru doesn’t want to go through such an embarrassing experience ever again. Ever since the culture festival, the girls got excited over him and the dance club even asked him to join in. Of course that means his dance is just THAT good, and Ema finds it cute that Subaru doesn’t realize this. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
真実 [ Truth ]
A week after Rintarou and Miwa’s wedding, on November 13, Ema goes to her old apartment. They asked her to help organizing their wedding photos, but she ends up finding a book which states that she’s actually adopted. Before Rintarou could explain anything, Ema runs out of the apartment and cries in the park until night falls. The one who eventually finds her is Subaru.
Upon seeing Ema, Subaru immediately notices that she was crying. She tries to hold back her tears knowing it will only trouble him, but he tells her not to force herself. It will only feel even more painful if she holds back, so she should cry if she wants to. He doesn’t mind. Then after she’s done crying, they should go home together. Everyone has moments when they want to be alone, but as long as there are people who are waiting for them, they have to return home. Subaru then asks Ema not to say that she has none, because Rintarou and their brothers are all waiting for her at home. When Ema admits that she’s too scared to hear what Rintarou has to say, Subaru asks what he can do to erase her worries. He’s willing to do anything to make her feel better, and she eventually asks him to stay by her side. As the answer, Subaru then sits beside Ema and holds her hands until she calms down — saying that he will stay with her as long as she wants to. He gently asks her to go home together, and she finally agrees.
大切なもの [ The Important Thing ]
After learning everything from Rintarou, Ema goes to see Subaru in his room. He’s glad to hear that Rintarou and her already resolved their family issue, and he blushes when she thanks him for earlier. He made her realize that she has people who are waiting for her, and she’s happy that he stayed with her until they returned to the mansion. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Ema wants to cook for Subaru as a sign of gratitude, but since he keeps saying that he didn’t do anything much to help, she says she’ll listen to his wish instead. Earlier he said he’ll do anything to help her, and now she wants to do the same for him. Subaru asks if she’s really sure, and he’s about to ask for something when Ema says yes.. but then he blushes and cancels the wish. He refuses to tell her the reason too, because there’s no way he can admit that he wants to hold hands with her again. ｲﾔﾝ☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3ﾟ),･´.
シュート練習 [ Shoot Practice ]
Ever since she learned the truth from Rintarou, Ema has been going to the park whenever she needs time to think. On November 21, she takes a walk in the park because Subaru has been staying in her mind lately. Just then Subaru suddenly appears out of the blue, and Ema’s heart nearly jumps out of her chest when he asks what she’s doing in the park. He explains there’s a ring nearby, and he came here to have a shoot practice. Subaru then walks away saying he will be home before dinner, but Ema stops him and asks if she can watch him practice instead. She can’t stop thinking about him, and she wants to confirm the reason. Subaru takes Ema to the ring after that, and he comes to sit beside her after he’s done practicing. She’s impressed to see his high shoot accuracy, but he says today is just a coincidence. He mentions that he’s not doing too well lately, but then he stops himself and asks her to forget it.
Subaru turns silent after that, so Ema changes the subject by asking why he started playing basketball. He says he loves sports ever since he was small, and he tried doing a lot of things with Natsume in the past — ranging from soccer to snowboard. After asking Ema not to laugh, Subaru admits that he chose basketball because of a manga which he read in Tsubaki’s room. It’s a famous basketball manga, and he was extremely touched upon reading it. Ema says she loves that manga too, and she was moved by the words of a shooting guard in the manga — who was also the reason why he became a shooting guard. When Subaru laughs saying he really loves that manga, Ema suddenly goes ﾟ.+:｡((((o・ω・)o))) ﾟ.+:｡ﾄﾞｷﾄﾞｷ♪ since it’s the first time he ever laughs freely in front of her. Subaru also admits that he actually wants to grow a little bit taller, and he laughs again when Ema says she will help by providing milk and a lot of nutritious food for him. He smiles as he thanks her, and she’s starting to realize what her heart is trying to tell her. (*´ｰ`*人*´ｰ`*)♪
DVD観賞会 [ DVD Festival ]
On December 24, Ema is busy helping Ukyou with preparations for their Christmas party. After they’re done, Tsubaki invites — or rather, forces — Ema to watch DVDs with them. Tonight is Christmas Eve, so they’re going to celebrate it with a DVD festival. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. Since both Kaname and Tsubaki want to sit beside her, Ema ends up sitting between them. She has watched the movie before, but she decides to keep quiet so she won’t ruin everyone’s festive mood. Ema actually loves the movie, but knowing what’s going to happen next, combined with the fact that she used up all of her energy in the kitchen today, soon causes her to fall asleep. Tsubaki wants to take a picture of Ema’s sleeping face, but everyone stops him knowing he’s going to use it for “questionable things.” ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ As much as they want to take her back to her room, they don’t have the heart to wake her up. Just then Subaru enters the living room, and when he sees Ema sleeping on the couch.. both Tsubaki and Kaname suddenly get a wonderful idea. They say they’re busy watching the movie right now, and so Subaru should carry Ema back to her room. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ They also add that Ema might catch a cold if he lets her sleep here, so eventually Subaru agrees and carries her princess-style. He blushes when Rui says that he looks like a prince, and Kaname covers up Yusuke’s eyes saying the sight is “too stimulating” for the latter. Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒(。A。)ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ!!
Tsubaki: “Subaru~! Don’t do anything weird in her room, okay?”
Subaru: “N-No way!”
Kaname: “Good for you, Suba-chan. Now you have a memorable Christmas Eve.”
Subaru: “Shut up!” Σ(〃д〃)
Subaru then carries Ema downstairs, and soon she wakes up still in his arms. She’s obviously surprised, and he panics saying he’s not doing anything weird to her. He can’t enter her room since the door is locked, so he was only looking for the key in her pocket — “I-I-I-It’s not like I’m touching you because I have ulterior motives!” (❤ฺ￫艸￩) When Ema thanks Subaru and asks if she’s heavy, he says she’s so light that he’s worried if she’s eating properly. She reminds him that he said the same thing back at the beach, and he nervously replies that it’s all good if she eats properly. Subaru then says he’s going back to the living room, because Tsubaki will tease him for good if he stays with Ema for too long. Of course Ema is confused since she doesn’t know what happened earlier, and Subaru flees before she could ask him anything. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
お正月 [ New Year's ]
On New Year’s Day, everyone goes to pray at the shrine together. Along the way, Juli points out that some drunken delinquents have been eyeing Ema for a while. He’s planning to torture them by himself, but apparently he’s not the only one who notices. Subaru soon comes to see Ema — accidentally kicking Juli away in the process — and holds her hand, staying beside her so the delinquents won’t come to disturb her. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Juli quickly runs back and rages at how Subaru uses the chance to hold hands with Ema, but Ema tells him to behave because Subaru was the one who saved her. Subaru also invites Ema to pray together, and they blush like tomatoes when she reminds him that they’re still holding hands. He says they should keep holding hands to fool the delinquents though, and Juli rages even more when she agrees LOL. Kaname and Tsubaki eventually come to see what’s happening, and they obviously tease Ema and Subaru for holding hands.. but Ema is happy that she can spend the beginning of the new year with Subaru. ﾟ+.(*ﾉωヾ*)ｬﾝ♪+ﾟ
スランプ [ Slump ]
On January 12, Yusuke asks if he can join Subaru for practice today. They play 1-on-1 at the park, where Yusuke comments that Subaru is just as strong as usual.. but he doesn’t seem to be doing well today. It’s rather unusual for Subaru to get into a slump, and Yusuke wonders if something happened to him. Subaru only says it’s nothing, though he’s aware that he might get removed from the starting lineup if this continues. None of his three points enter the ring, so all of his teammates and coach have been worried about him. Subaru isn’t sure about the reason either, but he seems to realize that it’s got something to do with Ema. He asks Yusuke to leave him alone for now, so Yusuke has no choice but to let him practice by himself.
昴の調子 [ Subaru's Condition ]
The next day, January 13, Ema visits the park after school hoping to see Subaru there. Subaru is practicing as usual, but then Ema realizes that he keeps missing.. and she can’t bear to see him with such a sad expression. Knowing there’s nothing she can do for him, Ema decides to go home without saying anything to Subaru. She runs into Yusuke in front of the mansion, and since she left school earlier than he did, he then asks if she dropped by somewhere along the way home. When Ema told him about what she saw earlier, Yusuke explains that Subaru has been in a bad condition lately. His position in the team is in danger, but there’s nothing they can do to help. It’s a problem that Subaru needs to solve by himself, and everything people say will only be a pressure for him. However, Yusuke also drops a hint that Subaru might be happy if Ema stays beside him. A man will feel pathetic when he’s in a slump, so rather than comforting him, it will be much better if she smiles beside him — because men are simple like that.
Yusuke then asks Ema to by Subaru’s side, only to realize that his advice might cause them to fall in love with each other. Which means he just destroyed his own chance to be with her. He wants to think that Subaru won’t fall in love with Ema, but he nearly cries when Ema says that she’ll do her best to support Subaru. Poor guy. ｡ﾟ+(｡ﾉдヽ｡)ﾟ+｡ Subaru stayed beside her when she had to face the shocking truth, so now it’s her turn to stay with him during the hard times.
バレンタイン [ Valentine's Day ]
For Valentine’s Day, Ema gives a handmade chocolate to Subaru. She gathers up the courage to hand it to him, which causes him to go “Huh..!? C-Chocolate..!? Eh? Then.. It means, um..” as he blushes in front of her. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) He asks if it’s really okay for him to accept it, and he shyly thanks her when she says yes. Ema also thinks that a chocolate that’s not too sweet might be better for Subaru, so she reduced the amount of sugar she used. Subaru didn’t expect Ema to go that far just for him, and he promises to eat her chocolate later.
隣にいたから [ Because You're By My Side ]
On March 6, Ema and Subaru visit the park after a date. He notices there are people practicing basketball nearby, and she takes him to drop by the ring since he seems curious. He probably doesn’t notice, but he’s been feeling uneasy all day. She actually finds it cute, but she doesn’t say anything knowing he’ll get angry. (〃ﾟ艸ﾟ):;* They find two little boys practicing basketball near the ring, and the sight reminds Subaru of his own childhood. He tells Ema that he started doing sports because of Natsume, whom he used to admire in the past. Natsume is so athletic and good in any sports, and Subaru’s goal was to be just like him. Sadly, his admiration ended up getting trampled. Subaru was disillusioned by something Natsume did, and it put a strain on their relationship.
Just then the ball rolls towards Subaru, and he gets up to return it. He still hasn’t got out of his slump, but somehow he can feel something different right now. After taking a deep breath, he shoots the ball towards the ring.. and it gets in. Earlier he got the feeling that his shoot will go in, and he’s really surprised that his prediction comes true. Ema happily says his effort to train everyday must have taken him out of the slump, but Subaru whispers that it’s not the reason. It’s not because of his training, but because he’s got her by his side today. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* He quickly says it’s nothing though, and they walk home with her pondering about a lot of things. Ema is happy that Subaru finally recovers from his slump, but she can’t help but to think about the meaning behind his words earlier.
ホワイトデー [ White Day ]
On White Day, Subaru gives Ema some candies in a very cute wrapping. He blushes when he hands the present to her, and she knows that he probably got nervous too when he bought it. Subaru isn’t sure what Ema likes, so he chose something he thinks she would love. When Ema happily thanks him, he nervously says he’s glad she loves the present. Then he whispers that it makes him happy too to see her looking so delighted. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
進学 [ University ]
When the new school year begins, Ema becomes a third year student in Hinode High School. The third year students have to fill in their future career forms on April 12, and Ema thinks very carefully about what she wants to do after graduation. Mahoko suggests asking her brothers for advice, but Ema replies that most of them are too smart. Masaomi is from a medical school, Ukyou is from a law school, and everyone else are mostly from famous private universities. It reminds Ema that Subaru is attending a private university too, and she realizes that continuing her studies to Meiji University might be a good idea.
In the evening, Subaru finds Ema filling her form in the living room. He asks if she has decided on a university to attend, and she admits that she’s thinking of going to Meiji University. Subaru thinks it’s a pretty good choice, but he wonders if she has any specific reasons for choosing his university.. and she honestly answers it’s because of him. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ Subaru seems to be enjoying his university life, the atmosphere looks pleasant, and it would be easy for Ema to attend from the mansion. Subaru blushes and asks if Ema wants to walk to the university with him, but then he suddenly says they can’t do that. He just remembered that first year students and fourth year students have different campuses, and he asks her not to look so sad. It might be difficult for them to go to the university together, but they can always visit each other and have lunch together in the cafeteria. Besides, Subaru wants to stay with Ema as much as he can to make sure other guys won’t bother her. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ Ema gets really pumped up after hearing those words, and she promises to study hard for the entrance exam. If she gets accepted into Meiji University, she’s going to support Subaru and his basketball as much as she can. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
スリーポイント [ Three Points ]
On April 23, Kaname mentions that Subaru will be playing in a match soon. It’s a championship tournament for universities, and Subaru admits that he’s still not doing well.. but they might let him play in the upcoming match. The match will take place at the end of the month, and if they allow him to play, he’s going to give it his best despite his condition. Tsubaki and Kaname then ask Ema to watch the match and cheer for Subaru, adding that Subaru’s shoots might or might not reach the ring depending on Ema’s presence. (* ´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪ Ema asks if she can come, and Subaru says he’ll inform her once the time and place are decided. She also asks him to do his best, and when he thanks her..
Kaname: “I’ll do my best for you, Ema.”
Tsubaki: “Subaru-san.. ♥”
Tsubaki: “Can you two go make your own world somewhere else?”
After more teasing from Kaname and Tsubaki, Subaru eventually promises that his three point shots won’t miss if Ema comes to watch the match. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Tsubaki comments that it’s such a bold statement, and he also asks Ema to report the result to them later. Subaru flees to his room out of embarrassment, but Ema feels happy to hear such a promise from him — even though Tsubaki had to lure out the words from him. xD
ずっと隣に [ Always Beside Me ]
On April 30, Ema goes to watch Subaru’s match. His condition seems to be improving recently, but she’s still worried about him. Before Subaru leaves in the morning, Ema gives him a charm that she made by herself. At first he’s surprised, but then he thanks her saying the charm will help him to do even better than usual. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* After Subaru leaves, Iori comes saying he’ll clean up the living room for today.. so Ema can leave early and make in time for the match. In front of the mansion, Ema also runs into Yusuke. She asks if he’s not going to see the match today, but he sadly says he can’t go. Because he knows that Subaru needs Ema and not him. Yusuke then asks Ema to support Subaru, and he runs off the moment she turns around. Poor guy must be so heartbroken.. ｡･ﾟ･(*ﾉД`*)･ﾟ･。
Upon reaching the stadium, Ema hears some players from another team talking about how Meiji University’s shooting guard is in a bad condition. She rushes inside when the match starts, but just as they said, Subaru’s shoot accuracy still hasn’t gotten back to normal yet. However, this changes the moment Subaru hears Ema’s voice from the audience seat. His next shoot enters the ring, and confidence instantly returns to his eyes. The whole audience watches in awe as he scores three points one after another, eventually leading Meiji University to victory. Subaru goes to see Ema after the match, and he reveals that he was wearing her handmade charm during the match. Subaru also admits that he was worried at the beginning of the match, and his first shoot missed.. but upon hearing Ema’s voice, he suddenly got overflowing confidence and strength. Her voice and her charm have brought out the best in him. Subaru thanks Ema for supporting him, and he laughs when she says she will never forget the match.
The match also made Subaru realize that as long as he’s got Ema by his side, his shoots will never miss. He will always be in top condition, and he will be able to show her unforgettable matches like today.. so he asks her to stay by his side from now on. Subaru is shocked when Ema suddenly starts crying, but she says it’s because she’s happy to hear those words. Not knowing what to do, Subaru pats Ema’s head saying it looks like he made her cry. When Ema says it was him who made her cry, Subaru panics and apologizes LOL. She also tells him that she will come to watch all of his matches from now on, and she asks him to show her a lot of wonderful matches from now on. He laughs and promises that he will. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
誰にも負けない気持ち [ Feelings That Won't Lose to Anyone ]
After they started going out, Ema and Subaru have been watching a lot of basketball matches together. He invites her to watch a pro basketball league match one weekend, and he blushes as he asks her to have lunch together after the match. She happily accepts the invitation, and she says she’ll think about the restaurant for their lunch until then. Since they’re planning their next date in the living room, soon this happens:
Kaname: “Want to go and watch it together..?”
Tsubaki: “Yes, of course.”
Kaname: “Um.. after the match, let’s have lunch together..”
Kaname: “Then after lunch, let’s go to a hotel..”
Tsubaki: “Ehh. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ﾔﾀﾞｧ Subaru-sa~n. ★”
..and they ask Subaru to be ｲﾁｬｲﾁｬ with Ema only when they’re not around. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ Subaru is surprised since they appeared out of the blue, but Tsubaki says they’ve been here right from the start. He just didn’t realize since his love for Ema blocked them out of his vision. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ Kaname also tells Subaru not to leave the restaurant checking to Ema, because it’s a man’s duty to prepare everything for a date. As Subaru blushes in the corner, Kaname asks what Ema loves from someone like him. He wonders if their dates are fun. Or if they can keep the conversation alive. Subaru protests saying the conversation never dies, but Tsubaki says they probably talk about basketball nonstop.. which is confirmed true by Ema LOL. Aside from general basketball, they also talked about university basketball and the pro league. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Subaru then escapes from the living room, while Tsubaki asks Ema to report the result of their date later. Don’t worry, she rejects the idea right away. xD
The next weekend, Ema and Subaru watch the pro league match together. They have lunch at a restaurant that he chose, and they talk about the match as they walk home together. Subaru then tells Ema that he admires a player in the team they watched today, and he wants to be a pro basketball player too someday — hoping to play in the same team. Ema believes he will be able to reach that dream, and Subaru promises to do his best. Both for her and for himself too. Subaru also realizes that he hasn’t told Ema how he feels, so he hugs her and says he loves her. He doesn’t know how to make her happy like Kaname, and he can’t think up of interesting topics like Tsubaki.. but his love for her will never lose to anyone. ♪ﾟ+.ｏ(*萌´д`从´д`萌*)ｏ.+ﾟ♪ He will always stay with her during the hard times, and he wants her to stay by his side at all times — sharing happiness and sadness together. Subaru then asks Ema to go out with him, and Ema answers with “I thought we’re already dating.” ｲﾔﾝ☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3ﾟ),･´.､ He thanks her saying he’s really happy, and they promise to stay together forever.
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One day, Ema asks if Subaru is free the next weekend. She actually wants to ask him out on a date, but sadly he’s busy with practice all week. Rui asks if he’s really okay with that, since someone might steal his girlfriend if he doesn’t treasure her. Tsubaki also heard from Yusuke that a classmate has confessed to Ema, and Subaru instantly goes Σ(llﾟдﾟﾉ)ﾉ ﾊｧｱ!!? because he never heard about this. Ema admits that it’s true, but she obviously rejected the guy saying she has Subaru, so she didn’t tell him thinking it’s not necessary to report such a thing. Subaru says it might be not important for her, but he thinks he has the right to know as her boyfriend. Ema apologizes for not telling him, but Rui asks Subaru not to get jealous, not to get angry and not to restraint. Tsubaki also adds that if he wants to keep Ema by his side all the time, Subaru needs to show his feelings through actions. If they’re lovers, they have to be bold in showing their affection for each other. Just like how Tsubaki keeps clinging to Azusa and Ema.. though they’re not lovers. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ After chasing Tsubaki away from Ema, Subaru blushes and nervously takes Ema to talk in his room. She asks if he’s still angry, but he says he’s not angry — he only got jealous. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Subaru also realizes that Rui and Tsubaki are right, and he apologizes for leaving Ema alone to practice. However, Ema says that he got it all wrong. It’s true that she feels lonely sometimes, but she loves Subaru because of his undying passion towards basketball. All that she wants is for him to continue doing his best, because her happiness is to stay by his side and watch him play. That being said, Ema admits that she will be even happier if Subaru shows his love through action from time to time. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Subaru looks rather reluctant, but then he tells Ema to close her eyes and kisses her on the.. forehead. Ema obviously goes ･･･(ﾟдﾟ ) and laughs at how cute he is, while Subaru blushes and asks her not to call him cute. Since she won’t stop laughing, Subaru finally kisses Ema on the lips and asks if she’s satisfied now. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｷｬｰ♡
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