[Posted @ 10:30 PM]
I'll update the summary soon! Feeling really sleepy now ... Hatsu Koi Shimai is also known as First Love Sisters =).
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Recapturing from Chapter 1, as Chika was speaking, Haruna ignored her and walked past her, an action which shocked Chika speechless. Chika was all depressed about the incident, Akiho then asked Chika if she had returned the handkerchief to the senpai [senior].
Chika whined that the senpai kept avoiding her no matter how many times she went to see her and blamed herself probably for doing something the senpai disliked. Akiho consoled Chika by giving an explanation that probably the senpai had something on. After thinking, Chika remembered that Haruna's retreating back was awfully lonely and painful and wondered if something had happened to Haruna.
As Chika's musing about Haruna, the class representative, Teshigawara Chiori, reprimanded Akiho and Chika for not listening to the announcement to proceed to the library for lesson. Akiho's pissed that Chiori seemed all high and mighty about it while Chika's miserable about her thoughts of Haruna and told Chiori off for abusing her authority and left with Chika leaving Chiori embarrassed. While walking to the library, it seemed like Akiho knew Chiori since junior high.
Chika then mentioned that Chiori had volunteered to be class representative and told off her many times lol. Akiho teased Chika by adding that she only got scolded whenever she's with Chika lol. Just then, Chika noticed Haruna in front of them, as she's about to call her, Akiho called Haruna, 'Onee-sama' [A more respectful term of Elder Sister]. It's then Chika realized that Akiho and Haruna were sisters, Akiho then unknowingly introduced Chika to Haruna.
Haruna coolly introduced herself to Chika like they had never met before and left, leaving Akiho confused and Chika more crestfallen. Chika told Akiho that Haruna's the senpai who lent her the handkerchief. During lesson, Akiho wrote notes asking how could Chika not notice that she and Haruna had same surnames lol. Chika replied that she had alwayed called Haruna by the given name and forgotten the surname.
Akiho offered to return the handkerchief to Haruna, causing Chika to forget that they're in the library and spoke out loud that she'll return it herself. During lunch break, Chika went to Haruna's class to look for her, but she wasn't there. One of the Haruna's classmate, a senpai, Miyu-san mentioned that Haruna always go off somewhere during lunch break. Chika then remembered that the somewhere might be the secret place Haruna showed her in Chapter 1.
Haruna was indeed in the secret place, except she's now napping on the lawn. Chika was elated to see Haruna and blissful to be near her and see the peaceful expression again. Chika was glad to feel the sense of warmth of the Haruna she knew at first instead of the cold Haruna who was avoiding her recently. Just then, Haruna was about to awake and muttered something like Chika's name which Chika answered out loud lol.
Haruna instantly awoke and asked why Chika's here. Chika thought to herself that maybe she's imagining Haruna calling her name, then taking the chance to return the handkerchief to Haruna. Haruna unperturbedly asked Chika if she chose the school just to return the handkerchief. Chika replied no, much to Haruna's surprise, and added that she just wanted a chance to see Haruna again, so she came to the school to see Haruna.
Haruna seemed touched by Chika's forwardness, smiled and said that Chika reminded her of the aura the secret place had. Chika was delighted to see Haruna's smile again. For the next few days, Chika's in a happy, chirpy mood lol, and it's obvious to Akiho that she's going to meet Haruna after school. In Haruna's class, her classmates were gossiping about Haruna's sudden closeness to Chika and mentioned that Haruna's never close nor talk to them after that incident.
Haruna flinched when she heard that. It was then known that Haruna even stopped going to school till not long ago and seemed to have recovered. After that, Chika met up with Haruna at the hallway and was worried as Haruna looked pale. Haruna said that it's nothing and Chika was happy that Haruna willing to listen to her. Chika went on to relate what happened to her during class and about wanting to make sweets.
Halfway through the conversation, Chika noticed that Haruna had something on her mind and offered to lend a listening ear to Haruna's problems. Haruna got angry and said she doesn't understand why Chika would spent her time going to see her everyday and wondered if Chika wanted something from her. Haruna continued that if Chika's expecting something from her, don't bother wasting her time. Chika replied that she doesn't need anything from Haruna, just that she wanted to see her ...
For this simple reason, 'I like you, Haruna-san', Chika confessed. Haruna gasped. Chika thought to herself that even if Haruna's cold and hostile to her, she still believed in the warm Haruna she first met. - END of Chapter 2 -
O_O, a confession in just the second chapter ... ! Sweet! Oh yeah, seemed like we can pre-order Hatsu Koi Shimai aka First Love Sister Volume 1 from Seven Seas in amazon.com already! Offically out on December 2007, reckon I'll wait till December to order it cos I'm eyeing for 6 other books, Venus Versus Virus #2, Kashimashi #4, Tetragrammaton Labyrinth #2, Saigo no Seifuku #2, Strawberry Panic #1 and Voiceful #1. Probably somemore to even out the shipping charges haha, see first, or if I can't wait, I'll just make a trip to Kinokuniya =).
Song of the Month for October - JJ Lin's 'Killa'. I really love the melody lol, best when watching the last episode of School Days XD. Enjoy.
[Signing off @ 10:45 PM]