"OMG there'll be a pretty girl next to me all through the night!" at the back of my mind.
Lol this reminded me of the time I had to share a bed with my best friend in HS who I also had my first massive crush on. I felt really nervous and in the morning she said I didn't move all night it was like sleeping next to a corpse.
Reading this chapter at first I was thinking whats the big deal sharing a bed but I take that back.
Hinoka trying to cheer up Tsukushi is hot as hell tho.
Teasing to the point of tears is too much tho since it doesn't even looks like she enjoys the teasing (I do think it's implied Sakura does enjoy their hidden groping sessions though which is why she goes along with it).
Kinda just looks like she got dragged away after refusing tho.
Peer pressure is a thing, especially when you're still young and haven't dealt with enough BS to learn to stand up for yourself.
A whole lot depends on how you read the narrative voice in the caption boxes:
We have a secret.
Maybe Asahi considers herself royalty and uses the royal 'we'.
We have no evidence to say one way or another.
On a more serious note tho, I enjoy the 'unreliable narrator' trope so I really like that the author made this work ambiguous enough to be interpreted either way.
uhh this is a little scary and I think its supposed to be read that way?
At first I assumed the narration was by the black haired girl Sakura but on re-reading, I'm going to go with it being the other girl's POV. Yes, they have a secret but its not exactly consensual and she's using Sakura's reputation as the class president to blackmail her. :(
I think I would have preferred current Elsa to actually be the one making Evie do mean things to her because she's a masochist but I guess that would have not been very wholesome. But it would have been such an interesting take!
Future Elsa trying to beat the system so she can be a lesbian is the next best thing, I guess.
I used to really want a tragus piercing but was scared I wouldn't be able to wear my earphones. Taking care of cartilage piercings is so much work. Too bad she's not got a lot of friends, Mitsuki is definitely a cool girl.
And wow two gay girls in the same class, what a dream come true. I love to see (future) couples with very distinct and opposite styles. Its so cute.
The ending made up for it. I do like these kind of stories where one side pines for their unrequited love but I usually prefer a lighter touch. When its laid on really thick, it irritates me like "Why are you continuing to let yourself get hurt like this when she doesn't even care?"
So I'm glad she got to do her little hickey and dipped after. Looking forward to the next chapter. The POV switch was a nice touch.