When Sayaka bluntly refuses to entertain her non-sense about "don't confess, because I'm a bad person" and just goes through with it like a confident adult, she also takes that little kid in her arms and tells her that it's ok to be a complete Touko. She has her back and she won't back out or run away from her. While Touko and Sayaka experience a different thing here (both have their own perceptions about it), it's a powerful moment for the both of them regardless.
This is also why 36+37 are my favorite chapters in this manga as a combo. This is actually raw and genuine stuff that doesn't hide behind anything.
Yes!! Totally agree. These past few chapters have been great, both in furthering the story as well as giving us much-needed, deep insight into both Sayaka and Touko.
One of the few manga where I don't see the "third wheel" character as an annoying, poorly thought out distraction from the main couple. This chapter only solidified it for me- like many others have mentioned, she's a sympathetic and well fleshed out character in her own right, and I genuinely like her.
Solid, solid stuff. Can't wait for next chapter.