I'd like to think the entire school caught on to their flirting a long time ago and is 100% supporting them in secret and getting mad at them taking their sweet time making it official , like us basically :P
There was that handholding chapter.
right before hino went into the stall with kogu while she peed lol
hahahaha, of course they would do this, this series hasn't gotten to nearly a 100 chapters without teasing us for progress, hahaha. And the entire class just sitting there thinking they actually kissed. This is so fucking funny
who would believe them lol. "we weren't kissing, it was just our shadows" sounds like such an obviously fake excuse.
Hino seems to have a lot of past trauma/baggage. I don't expect any true romantic development before we get a ''Koguma helps Hino come to term with stuff'' arc
Yeah, I mean, it generally is easier to work through issues when you've got someone near and dear helping, and it's been clear from the first volume that there are issues. Tropes generally don't develop in a vacuum. We still don't know any details about them, which is kinda remarkable 96 chapters in, all we have are hints and theories. Hino mentioning her grandma in this chapter stood out to me as well in that regard.
hino's grandma knowing the area is interesting in itself.
we know extremely little about hino's family, but we do know she's moved around a bit. i'll have to go back to a very early chapter with a flashback and try to suss out more details.
when kogu stays over one night (and shares a bed with hino in her underwear), hino tells her that she doesn't expect her parents to return that night. kogu also notices a family altar.
does hino live alone? is her grandma around? if so, why haven't we seen her? we can assume her grandma (if she's real) has lived in the area for a while at least. is hino lying about her grandma to hide the fact that she spent a lot of effort trying to find the perfect spot for a kiss on her own? or is hino's grandma dead and she remembers her grandma showing her this spot as a kid? maybe her grandma is in a hospital? etc.
... tbh, I don't really care that much as long as there is more teasing. all i really need to sustain myself is loving bullying. it's what gives me life.
you need air and water? i need gentle bullying manga.
They're both obviously into each other, and at this point Koguma must be aware that Hino is into her too, but even after this cheek kiss does Hino know that Koguma is into her? That's the only area in which I think there might be backtracking.
Koguma straight up asking for it for 3 minutes is the cutest/lewd thing and i'm here for it. Thirsty bear.
hino had to have seen kogu waiting with her lips ready for a kiss for 3 minutes. thats a pretty good indication i think.
Cuteness overload, I am now deceased. Thanks for the translation!
(I wonder where they'll go from here? Now that there seems to be no going back with that cheek kiss, it should (I hope) be incredibly obvious to the both of them that they're into each other.)
honestly this has a very end-of-volume feel to it. really hoping that they don't wind this down anytime soon.
so much room for more kogu teasing. i mean she was waiting for a kiss on the lips and hasnt gotten one yet. im sure hino will make he jump thru embarrassing hoops to get what she wants.
so how many more chapters before they finally get together? next arc or two?
I'd like it if they continued beyond them starting to date. Maybe an arc where Hino stops teasing Koguma all the time because she thinks it isn't proper now that they're officially a thing, but it makes Koguma feel lonely or smthn
hino cant stop teasing her, kogu loves that shit.
im really hoping their little baby SM thing ramps up even more now. maximum teasing and blushing please.
 aaaahh! ive been completely freaking out about this since i got the script. this is not a drill! kogu is staring at hino's lips!! she's taking initiative! i bet she is the one to go in for a kiss in the end too!! waaahh!!! so hype.