Ahhhhh! Don’t do it Noe!
I must say this episode was both good and bad. I found myself hating Shin’ichirou almost as much as I hated Makoto from School Days, but that’s not even remotely important in the grand scheme of things. First off, why does everything have to go so right for everyone but Noe. I don’t care in Shin is thinking things aren’t going smoothly in his life. He might have his little troubles; oh drawing is tough, Mugiha dancing makes me look like my dad, how can I fix things with Noe and Hiromi, why can’t I choose things for myself? I don’t really care about Shin’s problems. Those mood swings of his and such are really taking a tole on the one person that really matter to me, Noe!
Poor Noe lost her boyfriend. If I’m not mistaken it’s her first boyfriend too. As soon as Shin got the chance he “traded up.” In my opinion, he traded ‘sideways’ at best. This whole predicament that Noe and Shin are caught in is blatantly flaunted about, forcing her to slip in and out of crowds like a ghost in order to enjoy the festival she struggled whether or not to go to. This isn’t made any easier when Hiromi sees here, chases her down, and tells her to leave Shin and herself alone. Apparently Shin and Hiromi are finally happy. Now that they know they are not blood related, everything is fair game in their twisted minds. “Oh we’ve always loved each other.” What love forces a boy into a closet to shout at himself over the decisions he’s made regarding this said love?
We don’t just see Shin “coming out of the closet” with his true views on all his decisions (lol, nice pun) and Noe being griped at by a most likely PMS’ing Hiromi, but we also see Jun finally pouring his feelings out. Of course, our innocent girl cannot quite comprehend what Jun is trying to tell her. She loves him too. What’s so wrong with loving your sibling? It isn’t until she agrees to let Jun kiss her does she discover his true feelings. She wasn’t expecting Jun to come front on with lips puckered towards her own. Cheeks and foreheads seem familial enough. She never thought that love would drive closest person to her away. Seems like Jun’s leaving.
All this just isn’t enough. Oh No! Shin finally puts his “Waaaah Drawing’s hard” bit behind him. He realizes that he wanted to draw because of Noe. It was his choice. He can choose. He rushes to tell her. Knowing exactly where she is most likely to be, he runs to the school yard where Noe’s favorite tree and beloved chicken coop reside. He makes it just in time to see gravity grip Noe’s short flight from the high branches.
TO BE CONTINUED?!?!? I HATE LIFE! GIMME 13 NOW!