So it seems that Ayako’s fever is caused by an imbalance of the Beatrice in her body, jargon etc. etc. Anyways then, she’s forced to lie in bed for at least 3 days to recover, which means she’ll have to give the school festival a miss, as she’s in no condition to act. Mamoru-kun keeps vigil beside her while she rests in bed, and he accidentally reads Ayako’s latest diary entries, which makes him feel he should do something to get Ayako-san healthy back for the school festival, but he doesn’t know how to.
The next day, the first day of the school festival, Ayako calls Mamoru and tells him to go ahead with the play and don’t mind about her.This, however, merely strenghtens Mamoru’s feeling of helplessness towards Ayako’s situation and he remains out of it throughout the day, including during the play, where it’s been changed to fit in the president’s ideas of last episode to make up for Ayako’s absence, which predictably, incurs a very negative response from the audience.
Someone should make Ayako-tan with this ;)
Straight after the first day ends, Mamoru rushes to see Ayako again. Checking Ayako’s temperature when he’s there, he suddenly gets an idea, of which at the right moment, the President arrives as well, bearing a very cute plushie of Ayako from the sewing club as a get-well gift. Mamoru asks the President if it’s possible to use his Beatrice powers to restore the balance of Ayako’s Beatrice imbalance, which he answers that it is possible, but hard and fraught with risks. Ayako wakes up and decides to try Mamoru’s method. Leaving the two together, Ayako and Mamoru perform the ceremony, Return of the Condor Heroes-style. I’m happy that it wasn’t a CGI dragon or smth.
Anyways, it worked and the next day, Ayako is back to her normal self, even giving Shione a nice greeting in the form of headbutt when she teases her about kissing Mamoru, but secretly Ayako feels thankful to her. The play then goes as planned, with the President even changing the lighting for the kiss scene to look like a sunset, but Mamoru-kun goes for cheeks instead, saving her first kiss for later, and Ayako plants another peck on his cheek in return :). The play ends successfully, but a mysterious spectator in the audience says some ominous comments about Ayako…
The sweetness continues and it’s nice to watch the (slowly) developing relationship between Ayako and Mamoru. However, the story seems to be going in a darker way, based on the end of this episode with the mysterious character and stuff. Oh well, as long as they keep the current chemistry between Ayako and Mamoru, I’m quite happy. Seriously… we need subbers for this!