SUMMER SUCKS!The rumors of Awaya Niki befriending Yoshimatsu Hotaka as a way to get closer to the class hunk, Soga Shunsuke, have reached Hotaka himself. Inclined to believe the worst, Hotaka prepares to accept his pathetic lot in life. But a magical moment under the rain reveals the joyful truth: Niki is not using him and really, truly wants to be friends with Hotaka. Just as Hotaka is starting to think that life is beautiful, his two best friends, Soga and On-chan go at it in a very public confrontation that ends with one storming out and the other reduced to tears. Amidst all the conflict, Awaya Niki suddenly decides to break off her friendship with Hotaka without offering any explanation or reason. Love hurts!
(C) Akira Caskabe / Yuko Takemiya 2013