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CHAPTER 75 OF THE MANGA
( Anime Cross-reference---None )
It's a somewhat chilly but pleasant day in February, as Urabe and Oka are outside on a bench eating their noontime bento. Both are wearing their winter female school uniforms, scarves, and warm tights. Oka asks Urabe if she is going to give chocolates to Tsubaki tomorrow, since it is St. Valentines Day. Urabe says that she wasn't thinking of doing so; she feels that the holiday is something that she has little interest in. A surprised Oka boldly counters with the thought that Urabe simply has to give chocolates to the boy she is dating. However, Urabe is more distressed because she just dropping the bacon warp she was about to eat ! Oka tries again with the statement that getting chocolates on St. Valentines Day drives boys crazy ! If boys don't get chocolate, they go absolutely nuts ! Oka ends with the plea that Urabe simply has to do it !
Next day, St. Valentins's Day, Tsubaki is walking to school and daydreaming of the moment when Urabe will, sometime today, give him chocolates. As a matter of fact, coming up from behind, a girl is prepared to right here and now give him chocolates. However, she is Matsuzawa, of the film club. " For me ? ", Tsubaki reacts. But it is only obligatory ( non-romantic ) chocolates, given as a thank you for him helping out at the film club.
Later that morning in the school hallway, another box of chocolates is tentatively handed to Tsubaki. This time they come from Suwano, the girl who almost got Tsubaki to taste her drool ( see Chapter 56 ). He politely begins to decline, but Suwano points out that he helped her in the past a lot, and she is only giving him chocolates as 'a friend'. Besides, Suwano goes on, she saw him accept chocolates from Matsuzawa, and she, Suwano, doesn't have to ever tell Urabe about that ! Or maybe you don't like me, affirms Suwano ? And with that, Tsubaki accepts her chocolates.
Later, after school, walking home, Tsubaki