The particular brand of interactions this manga provides that're essentially just "Oh, hey-" (tries doing something cute or playful or friendly and ends up being profoundly homoerotic) "Ah, sorry" (Tries to deescalate, but does so in an even more homoerotic way) "Okay, let's calm down" (flustered, does something that maxes out the homoerotic meter) "Argh!" (lapses into helpless silence that is now indisputably and painfully gay) never cease to entertain me, and approach levels of fruitiness in mundanity that I haven't ever seen outside of date events in Blue Reflection Tie. Hijiki deserves a medal.
"I think yours was tastier" I stan this smooth line even if it fell on dense ears. Also when people say it is fine, it is usually motherducking fine. Please dont insist. Now what is she gonna lick when her bestie isnt looking?