Part 42: Final Bonding Events Ophiuchus, Aries, Leo, Cancer + Virgo Summary (Part 1)Bonding Update XVIII: Final Bonding Events Ophiuchus, Aries, Leo, Cancer + Virgo Summary (Part 1)
Time to get this done. Well be wrapping up every Star Maidens character arc and then (eventually) pitting them against each other in a vote.
Before we start, I should mention that we are firmly in parallel timeline territory now. A few of these final events are pretty definitive in terms of Itsuki hooks up with [Star Maiden]. The true decision as to who he ends up with (for this LP anyway) will be left to the thread.
Alfie is up first. Her Matryoshka was doing something weird when we went to visit it in the Church Spirit Chamber. Lets see what thats all about.
Hm? Oh, its you, Itsuki. Its unusual for you to come here alone.
Same goes for you.
This place is quiet and calming. I can also meet old friends here.
So, Alfie. Right?
Yeah. I stop by to say a prayer for her every now and then. I also tell her about how the Star Children are doing.
Reporting to a Matryoshka? How very like you.
What about you? Do you not talk to her when youre here?
Of course not. Whats the point in talking to a doll?
Well, you say that, but you still come here to see her. I guess thats very like you, though.
Youve disquieted my peace. I will make myself scarce now.
Would you like to pray with me while youre here?
Just say the things you would normally say to her. Like she was standing right in front of you. Thats what I do.
Thats a fair summary.
You regret not being able to make up with her, dont you?
This again Whats the point of saying that now?
You told me off when I started freaking out. You know, that time you told me about her lifespan. I realized something then You accepted her becoming a Star Maiden.
That was a little clumsy, not going to lie. I see what they were going for, but I think the dialogue wasnt quite there to make it work.
Come on, Mirei. Just pray with me. Its for Alfie.
She always wanted to become a Star Maiden even before you came to this world. On the other hand, I
Thats why I told her that she will always be a Star Child.
So you tried to make up for the sins of your grandfather by committing a new sin and imposing your own will on her against her wishes. Not sure that was the right choice, Mirei.
But looking back, that was a mistake.
*The screen turns white as we are transported very temporarily to flashback world*
*Back to the world of the present*
Regardless of what I said to you, I am the one restricted by my past.
And Im sorry.
Forgive me for being so foolish
*After a few seconds of silence*
*The screen then goes white again briefly. When we fade back in *
Mirei and Instructor Itsuki. Its kinda embarrassing, but Im back now!
That sure did happen! ..How exactly did it happen?
A-Alfie?! Wait, who are you calling Instructor?
Youre my instructor who taught me the power of love
Impossible Youre not a Star Child, so how ?
Oh Christ, please dont do the
Of course they would
Hey, that line Thats from an anime the Gods Gift from back then loved.
Um Alfie ?
Itsuki I think I heard your voice even when I was inside the Matryoshka.
Your kind voice kept me here.
Welcome home, Alfie.
Im home, Itsuki.
Im home, Mirei. I heard your voice, too, Mirei. The whole time.
So then you were coming here to talk to the Matryoshka.
Huh? This is supposed to be the scene where we both cry and hug! Its to reaffirm our friendship! Come on, Mirei! You should jump into my arms!
Come on, Mirei. Give in to this dumb anime bullshit. You know you want to.
You and that nerdy Gods Gift from 30 years ago are one in the same
Again, the implication from Mirei is that she knew Alfies Gods Gift. I just dont see that as being possible. Mirei would have to be a minimum of 36 or 38 (she would have needed to be old enough at the time to comprehend what was going on around her). Theres no way in hell that Mirei is in her 40s or 50s. On top of her looks, theres also the fact that its possible for her to enter a romantic relationship with Itsuki, who would be less than half her age.
I still maintain that Mirei must be in her 20s at most. I dont believe for a second that her or Reone are over 30. Anyway, Mirei was being a tsundere or something. Lets get back to that.
One of these days, your brain will rot from watching too many dramas. Remember to water it to grow the flowers that will grow out of it.
*And then Mirei takes her leave*
Shes never honest with herself.
But its so like her to be that way.
Well, Itsuki shall we?
This is the church where we Classmate, right? Theres only one thing to do here.
You want to do the ritual?
Thats the one!
Yeah, youre right. Lets do it Alfie. Lets make a Star Child.
*Back from the dead Classmating happens*
Itsuki you dont have to worry anymore.
But if I had been more careful, you wouldnt have gotten that big scar on your back.
Well, Im [sic] come back to life now, so its no biggie. And Im satisfied with how you protected me.
Come on, SC. Youre spiralling again. Keep it together. That should read You told me not to go.
If you hadnt, then I would have been the one to die.
Then this is like a badge of honor for me. A scar like this will heal in no time anyway.
I dont know about that. That was a bad enough wound to kill you, I dont think a scar that size or that deep is just going to fade away.
Oh, who am I kidding. Its anime, of course its going to disappear. Cant go tarnishing beauty or anything after all.
Even still, I want to do something to thank you.
Then please take me to the beach when my scar goes away.
The beach? Why do you want to go there?
Its like the quintessential date. Wed have the whole beach to ourselves
Then wed draw a heart and our names in the sand
Got this all planned out, dont ya? Is this how you were spending your time in limbo?
J-Just kidding, haha
You dont have to kid. Well do it.
Yes. I promise you.
And thats it for Alfies first event of the finale. You know, after thinking on it a bit, her coming back to life doesnt bother me quite as much as I thought it would (Not the fact that she did come back, I meant how she came back). Dont get me wrong, its cliché no matter how you try and spin this, but to be fair to the narrative, its not like anyone knew for sure that Alfie could permanently die after becoming a Star Maiden. Shes the only Star Child to ever grow up and shes the only Artificial Star Maiden. Her inability to return to a Matryoshka and be revived was really just theory.
Again, its still an asspull. But at least its not like any firmly established rules were broken in regards to how this all works.
Arie is up next. Last time we saw her, she was getting increasingly lusty.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Phew. Oh, Itsuki.
I didnt want to interrupt you.
Were you waiting for me to finish praying?
Yeah. Were you trying to prepare yourself for the ritual again?
I was expressing my gratitude and joy to be able to Classmate with you today. I prayed for todays ritual to be yet another wonderful experience.
You dont have to pull, Arie.
*sigh* My hearts being enveloped by all these warm emotions. Classmating with you always feels so good But I still havent had enough.
Calm down, Arie. You know the rule.
Everybody gets one!
Uh Arie, I think thats I mean, I could go again if you wanted.
How wonderful. You and I feel the same way. Lets Classmate right now
I think we should leave it at that, though.
Everybody. Gets. One. We have stuff to do. We cant sit here all day and watch you two dry hump each other.
Dont look like that. Its not like this is the last time well Classmate. We can do more later.
Its just not enough for me But, if you insist Then all right. But, I do want to do it more often.
Youve got maybe 2 or 3 more Classmating chances at this point. I need to make another batch of 12 Star Children at some point (whenever you people get to voting/suggesting ) and that will probably be it for Classmating entirely. Wont really need any more Star Children after the final team is in place. Better savour those moments, Arie.
I want to hold you even more.
If thats what you want, then why dont we just hold each other outside of the ritual?
I think holding hands and hugging can feel just as good. Why dont we try?
What? Is that not good?
H-Hugging You mean me, Itsuki?
Well he aint talking about the columns, Arie.
Of course. So? Do you want to try and see how it feels?
Itsuki, this feels very good I didnt think I could feel this way outside of the ritual
Another sign that Classmating in the game is more of a spiritual/emotional thing rather than the physical thing the Anime depicts it as. Arie is getting worked up over a hug.
Do you prefer one over the other?
I cant compare them. They both fill my heart so I Im going limp Itsuki, please hold me tighter
Of course [/i]
Okay, youre getting carried away now. Lets move on to your actual event.
~Star God Academy Church~
S-Sorry, I havent really been able to concentrate on cleaning
Your face looks really red. Are you coming down with something?
No, its not that I just When I think of you, I cant think of anything else. Um, Itsuki. Can we do it again?
Jesus, Arie. Take it easy. Youve got a bad case of Itsuki Fever.
You mean you want another hug?
Um Yes. Itsuki, I want to be held by your strong arms. I couldnt forget about when you held me in the last Classmating ritual.
Well, I dont mind. Do you want me to do it here?
The place doesnt matter. So long as youre here, I dont mind Please, Itsuki
*Hugging happens again*
Is this okay?
Yes I feel so much at ease Youre wonderful, Itsuki. My heart is so fulfilled, even without the Classmating ritual.
Yeah, our world doesnt really need God to send in tiny spirit warrior children in order to beat back the sex monsters, regardless of what the Catholic Church might tell you.
So is this how the people of your world touch each others hearts?
Well, its one way of doing it.
If I ever go to your world, Id like to do this every day
Theres something oddly charming about how innocent this is. Itsuki is giving her a hug and shes absolutely melting as though it is the greatest intimate action you can engage in.
Then why dont you visit my world some day?
Huh? But I have my duty to serve the church here
But thank you for the gesture. My heart races when you say things like that while hugging me I feel at ease when you hold me like this. Im fine now. Thank you.
Are you sure?
Yes. Though, my heart was racing the whole time.
Is there anything that would make my heart beat even faster?
Oh, you pure innocent child. You dont even know.
Im not sure
Also, apparently Itsuki doesnt either. Or hes playing dumb out of shyness. One or the other.
I thought Classmating made my heart pound the fastest But youve taught me of many more things that do the same. I want to do more of these and make my heart feel hotter
And thats it for Arie. As you can see, some of these events will push right up against the line of official couple and then back away ever so slightly. I think its usually the final event where the game goes Okay, youre going all in on this relationship now.
Of course, this isnt a full-on dating sim, so youre never actually locked in to a particular route.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Itsuki, do you want to Classmate with me?
Of course. Lets get started.
*Immediate Classmating happens*
I think Ive gotten used to the assertiveness thing with you, but are you really sure that you want me to act like that?
I-It is not about what I want. Just do as you wish. I cannot refuse when you plead so strongly.
I-I would want you to always speak to me in such a manner.
Its going to be tough to keep that up all the time. Would you be okay with me just doing it occasionally?
I-I do not mind that. But you should only speak that way to me. You better not talk to the other Star Maidens in this fashion during the ritual.
Only for you, Femiruna.
You would never lie to me, would you?
Ive definitely never talked like this to them on purpose, thats for sure.
(I think some of them would probably kill me if I did )
I-I see I understand. Then it appears that I am the only one who can properly deal with your improper manners due to my kind heart.
Sure, thats what it is.
What am I to you?
Hm? What do you mean?
Thats a loaded question.
There is no deep meaning behind it but
What what does that mean?
I apologize That was a strange question.
Please dont tell me that youve got some kind of shortened lifespan as well. Dont start pulling this at the eleventh hour, Conception.
I am acting quite strange today. Something has been on my mind lately Please forget I asked that. I must go now.
*And Femiruna leaves*
Did something happen? I wonder whats wrong with her
Well, lets find out, shall we? At least, I guess well find out. The game could always be a jerk and hold off on it until the final event.
~Granvania Shopping Center~
Femiruna? Whats the matter?
Uh Femiruna? Hello?
Well I tried to get your attention a few times and you just stood there.
Oh, really? I did not hear you at all. Do you want something from me?
I was curious about how dinner with your parents went. You havent talked about it. I thought you were excited about it.
I-It It was quite fun.
Something happened during the talk, didnt it?
It is nothing Telling you will not help solve it.
You dont know that for sure unless you tell me.
Stop being so nosy, Itsuki. Although, I kind of want to know as well.
I suppose so
What about your future?
Arranged marriage? Its probably an arranged marriage. Seems like a popular thing for wealthy types to do.
This had already been decided prior to my entering of the academy Once I graduate, I will debut in the association alongside Mother and Father. I will formally be acknowledged as an adult then.
Never heard of that Association. It sounds important, though.
Yes. It is a world common folk would never be able to experience. I will be unable to act so thoughtlessly any longer.
Thats it? Some stuffy rich people club is why youre so depressed?
Of course I would be happy about it Originally, I was supposed to have fully assimilated, considering my age. But as I was selected as a Star Maiden, the timing was skewed.
So thats what this is about
I feel lucky to have been able to attend the academy I was able to experience a life I never would have otherwise.
That is the path Father has prepared for me.
Im not sure if something is off with this line or not. I get what it was going for. But the way its phrased doesnt really sound like it could flow into whatever the reason was. The only thing I can think of is of my family and promised to [enter the name of her arranged husband here]. And who knows, maybe thats what it is. Seems like a weird way to phrase it though.
But is that what you want?
That does not matter. It is the future Father has chosen for me. Defying Father is futile. Besides
Um Why are you staring at me like that?
Nothing at all! You are so dense!
Shes right. Itsuki is kind of an idiot. Even more so than Official Wake was.
When ones future is already decided, it is not all that exciting.
Speak for yourself. I wish I had a future planned out for me, because my attempt at making my own is going like dogshit so far.
But that was my everything before I came to this academy. That is why the time I have spent here will be a nice memory for me. I only knew a secluded world, so every day feels like a grand adventure. I cherish each class and every break period. I want to build upon these memories. I am sure they will be a treasure for me.
If you did not come to this world, mine would still be restricted to that manor. I know it is only a coincidence, but I
Im thankful for you as well, Femiruna.
I-I will give you the honor of cherishing this time we spend together! That is why you should feel indebted to our interactions.
Apologies I suppose there is no point in talking to you about this. It is not something I should be worrying about in the first place. I am only returning to the path I was originally on. Nothing more, nothing less.
Good day to you. I believe I will sleep well tonight.
Once again, I feel like this is a very weird situation for a family like Femirunas. Itsuki is a saviour of the world. He had a shaky start because of the Star Chaos, but it seems like his notoriety is getting more positive (those thugs in Reones route were scared shitless of him from his newspaper appearances and the rumors of his power).
I know Femirunas family is one of those rich business minded types thats all about agreements and handshakes and that shit, but dont you think theyd be ecstatic at the prospect that their only daughter was getting along with Gods Gift so well? She became a Star Maiden and is working directly with Star Gods chosen warrior in order to save the entire world. I cant believe there has been no attempt by her parents to try and get her married to Itsuki.
Although I guess that would mean everyone ends up happy (in a Femiruna Ending anyway), which doesnt really generate the same drama as her family trying to separate her from the one she truly loves.
Oh well, thats Femiruna stuff. Its Ruka time now.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Have you finally gotten used to the Classmating ritual?
It is weird that he keeps doing stuff like that.
You always talk about such meaningless things despite how aloof you are. All you ever do is breathe heavily during the ritual. Why dont you try saying more considerate things when we Classmate?
Im doing my best, you know. This ritual stuff isnt easy on me, either.
I honestly dont expect much out of you. But if you dont do that, our bond will never deepen all that much.
How about pulling your own weight before you start lecturing others on pulling theirs?
Well If thats what you think. I guess I could try whispering some sweet nothings into your ear this time.
Its a Mana thing. Try and ignore it.
Oh, you mean like cake or dessert names right?
I was talking more along the lines of compliments and stuff. Theres a lot I can give you.
Wh-Wh-Wh-Wha ?! What are you saying? Are you stupid or something?
Just act like you normally do. Geez Why do I always get like this in front of you
Its a tsundere thing. Try and ignore it or dont ignore it, so that you can be more conscious of it Just, stop being a tsundere, okay? Thats what Im driving at here.
I think its cute, personally.
Hey! That was my reaction too!
I only act this way because you say embarrassing things like that! Im done here! Just stop talking! *sigh* Shall we start? Im ready anytime.
Same for me.
Its sort of a routine. Nothing to worry about.
Which is not surprising. I think Ive cranked out like 70 Star Children at this point. This place is basically Itsukis second home.
I-I know that. I-Its just humiliating seeing you so calm It makes me look dumb when my hearts the only one thats racing
I mean I still get nervous. It just doesnt show as much. I think that would make you more restless if you saw me like that.
J-Jerk I may be nervous, but Im not restless.
Classmate! Hurry up! Weve still got an event to do for gods sake.
N-Now lets start.
*Classmating finally happens*
Huff Huff I-I really did try my best today I think well make a powerful Star Child with that.
Thanks for everything, Ruka.
D-Dont look at my face! Its probably bright red right now! Im going home now! Goodbye!
Thank god thats done with. In truth it was only about 100 words longer than Femirunas, but it felt a lot longer than that.
Now, what were we doing with Ruka before the break? Right, we won a hot springs trip or some crap. Tickets to a hot spring that is never occupied and is sitting out in the middle of a forest with no structures or amenities built around it.
~Front of Orphanage~
Looks like weve got a good day for this. The weather is great.
I dunno. I feel like the rain would definitely ruin the experience. Like getting into a hot bath while a cold shower runs over your shoulders.
A-Anyway, lets go.
*Ruka leaves the screen to the left*
Hey, Ruka? Youre going the wrong way.
*Ruka then runs back on screen, looking embarrassed*
I-I know that.
That doesnt make sense. Ruka, are you nervous about this being our first date?
Huh? First date ? H-How do you know Ive never gone on a date? I dont remember saying that to you.
Call it a hunch.
Actually, I meant that it was the first date for us.
Oh R-Right I guess this is the first date weve had.
*sigh* To tell you the truth, Im so nervous my hand is shaking. Im not used to it, and its not really like me to do these sorts of things
Oh, then here, give me your hand.
Ill hold your hand. Thatll help stop the shaking.
To stop the sh-shaking F-Fine. Ill hold your hand Here goes
Death grip. Got it. Time to flex those monster clubbing arms, Itsuki.
~Forest Hot Springs~
Wh-What is this Theres only one bath here.
Yeah. Whats the big deal? Well be wearing bathing suits, remember?
Well, Ruka will. Itsuki is going to presumably rock his man-banana pouch again. Not sure that qualifies as a suit.
R-Right I didnt think we had to go in naked or anything like that. Hmph Thats a relief.
Ill go change first.
But, um where do I get changed? I dont see a changing room
Im pretty sure we just change right here.
Hey, its not his fault that the prize was stupid.
And were outdoors What if someone sees us?
Then why not change over behind the bushes? Thats what I was going to do.
O-Oh, fine I guess theres no other option. When you get changed, you can go in first. Ill change over there.
*After a quick wardrobe change*
Ahh that feels nice I wonder whats taking Ruka so long?
Th-Th-Thank you for waiting
Is this a new background CG? I feel like we havent seen this one before. Then again, all of these hot springs things are kind of blending together and not especially memorable. Maybe I just forgot about it.
All the way over there? Are you sure? Well, I guess Ill just stay over here.
Y-You do that. Thats for the best Yeah.
Now that I think about it I wonder if there are any Maidens that dont get a hot springs event? Ruka, Mirei, Mahiru, Mahiru again, and Farun have all had one so far. I guess theres only one event left for Arie and Femiruna, and it doesnt seem like either of them will be randomly hiking out here. Alfie looks like shell be getting a beach event, which I guess kind of counts (although everyone gets a beach event in the Summer).
U-Um Thank you for being considerate
Yeah, same here
I think this distance is good enough
Dont worry about that. Lets just relax.
Stop ruining the tranquility, Ruka.
Youre so calm about this its irritating
Again, this implies that the ritual is like what the anime depicts, except that the Maidens reactions to things like this all contradict that idea.
So its probably a little too late to be embarrassed
Listen, Ruka I know you dont like to be touched by people. So, thanks for going along with the ritual in spite of that.
Wh-Whats with you all of a sudden? I dont do it because I want to get thanked by you. But I welcome your appreciation. Thanks to you, Im able to talk to people now
And I dont feel as distant with the kids anymore. I-Im thankful to you for all that.
Im glad to hear that things are going well with the kids. Although, it kind of feels like theres still some distance between us
Th-Thats not true! Were in a hot spring together A-And were practically naked right now
Ehhh, not really. Itsuki, yes. Assuming hes wearing his speedo thing anyway. You? Nah. Farun and Mahiru during these events? They were practically naked.
Were even outdoors How much courage do you think I had to gather to do this?
Well, theres still the distance of the hot spring from edge to edge.
Ugh Fine Ill go over there, so just wait.
*Ruka wanders closer*
Id like to see that, actually. Do it!
Do you want to hold hands again? Youre shaking.
Ugh H-Hmph. Go ahead if you want. Here. If youre going to do it, hurry up
*And then the hot springs portion of the event just kind of ends*
~Front of Orphanage~
*sigh* Im tired. Thanks for walking me back. But I think Im done with hot springs
We shouldnt have held hands
Hm? What was that?
N-Nothing! Geez This guy
It really does feel like he stops listening completely at random times. I always imagine that he gets distracted by a passing bird or something.
Ill drop by again later for the club meeting.
Oh, about that
Nnnnoowell, it was kind of a gigantic waste of time. We found out that the little barefoot girl wasnt being bullied like 2 bonding levels ago.
Well, the girl you carried back was adopted yesterday. She was the only one commuting to the academy from the orphanage
She only made a single fucking appearance in this entire game and I had to make a character pic for her. Yet we didnt get any generic NPC sprites for the ton of Students that popped up.
So thats why were disbanding.
Oh thats too bad
There wont be anymore meetings after hours, but we can still meet up. You can come chat when you feel like it. O-Oh, and forget about what you saw at the hot springs after we held hands
Wait did we miss a wardrobe malfunction? Was that cut as part of the translation/remake, or was that left out on purpose?
I-It wasnt to give you a show or anything! You better not misunderstand! G-Goodbye!
Weird. Its not like this game to leave out pervy dating sim stuff like that. Not that Im complaining, mind you. That sounds like it would have ruined an otherwise fairly sweet scene between these two. Oh well. This whole game has been one weird decision after another.
~Bottom 7 Summaries: Virgo~
Mahirus Classmating event has her continuing with the book or cosmo magazine or whatever the hell shes reading that tells her of ways to improve the ritual.
Apparently a previous Gods Gift left behind a little nugget of wisdom saying that being in a relationship with a Star Maiden where they are both hot for each other was the most effective way of improving the results of the ritual. Mahiru also mentions that they learned in their Maiden History class thing that a lot of the Gods Gifts and Star Maidens in the past wound up getting married afterward (which is pretty understandable given the nature of how this all works). Itsuki thinks that means that hes got a shot and hooking up with a Star Maiden himself, although Mahiru tries to brush it off as just being ancient history or something (despite the fact that this Gods Gift thing happens every 10 years). She also points out that Itsuki has 12 Star Maidens, not just 1. Anyway, Itsuki mentions that they are going back home after the world is saved anyway, so its not like shacking up with a Star Maiden seems probable in his case. Mahiru obviously gets bummed about hearing him say that, since she desperately wants him and all that. Mahiru then mentions that the books dont really have much useful information for improving the rituals so shes just going to let Itsuki take the lead and shell follow at whatever pace he moves at. She uses a Captain and Passenger analogy or something. I just want to mention that because I think this comes up in her event later and itll confuse you if I dont bring it up here. After Classmating, Mahiru talks about Itsukis scent and the event ends.
In Mahirus event, Itsuki finds the cafeteria to be busier than usual and that everyone is eating some kind of cake. Mahiru mentions that hers finally got onto the menu. Itsuki orders one for himself and eats while Mahiru wraps up her shift. He tells her that it was good when she asks about it afterward. Some awkward silence happens where Mahiru is expecting more to Itsukis opinions, but he just tells her that hes terrible at giving compliments.
Female Student C then rolls up and recognizes Itsuki. She manages to work up the courage to ask him on a date (the NPC students in this game are way more ballsy than in CII. I think Wake only gets kind of asked out at one point in the game where hes also with Alec). Itsuki looks to Mahiru when the student asks if hes dating someone else, which causes Mahiru to ask him what hes staring at her for. Then Itsuki pulls the same Were on a mission thing that Mahiru used to ditch that Male Student a while back. Itsuki and Mahiru then bolt and Female Student C calls out after him.
Mahiru and Itsuki manage to lose the love-stricken student (who apparently chased them). They do the Captain thing again. They take a seat on the bench and start getting nervous because theyre alone together in a park where a bunch of couples are apparently hanging around. Mahiru gets embarrassed because apparently one of the couples starts making out or something. She then says another couple over there are going at it even harder. Mahiru and Itsuki then decide to leave and go somewhere else, because I guess the sight of public displays of affection is too much for their innocent Japanese sensibilities or something.
Out in the forest, the two start reminiscing about that rabbit chase from 10 years ago. Mahiru then asks if Itsuki will stay with her from now on and she looks shy while saying it. So what shes really asking is if hes going to fulfill that old childhood marriage promise. For a Mahiru route, Itsuki obviously says that he promises to do just that. Theres a suspiciously long fade to black, but it may just be a time skip because when it comes back it is now evening. Mahiru says that its getting dark and Itsuki says they should really head back, but Mahiru stops him. She says that she wants to knit him a hat as a gift for next time, so she needs to measure the size of his head.
Theyre cousins, by the way. Have I mentioned that? I feel like I have, but I want to make sure everyone is clear on it.
Of course Mahiru is just using that as an excuse to go for a kiss. The event wraps up shortly afterward, with Itsuki mentioning how soft Mahirus lips were and Mahiru talking about how bad Itsuki is at compliments.