Finally catching up on this show.
Hirose brings his mom’s bell to school, causing a big misunderstanding because bells are seen as a sign of confession in the village. Yui is just… lol. Unfortunately, the bell breaks, and Hirose entrusts it to Hotaru and Hayami to fix it, while he mopes alone. This causes a feeling of distance between him and the two girls.
Hayami’s trailer gets bombed by some jealous villagers, and she is takes refuge temporarily at Hirose’s house. Hayami forces Hirose to tell her about his mother, and he reveals that his mother committed suicide, leaving him alone behind. Hayami is naturally shocked by the revelation, and on the day of the festival, she tries to pass the fixed bell to Hotaru to return it back to him, but Hotaru tells her that Hirose is waiting for Hayami at the hill where they met. Hayami rushes to the hill, and Hirose indirectly confesses to her, and they both share their first kiss.
Interesting development, as Hirose has finally chosen Hayami between the two. Hotaru is undeniably sad, but she receives it pretty well. However, the anger of the villagers towards the Kohinata clan is still simmering, even if Hotaru’s grandfather has considerably softened his hate. I really feel vexed for Hayami’s trailer getting torched by those two bullies.