Date is the 10th chapter of Taiyou no Ie. 

Japanese Title
Daeto Biyori
Character(s) Shown on Cover
Motomiya Mao

Nakamura Hiro

Chapter Guide
Chapter 9
Chapter 11


Mao is thinking about Hiro's hug when he was drunk. She decides to have a strategy meeting with Wakaba, and Croquette about if going to watch a movie together is considered a date. Hiro stops by and apologizes for being drunk.

The next morning both Hiro and Mao didn't get much sleep. As they walk to the cinema, Hiro finds a store with weird dolls, and Mao is surprised to see Chon-bean, a name Mao made up. Hiro buys her the Chon-bean key chain which makes Mao think about how this is like a date.

They go into a gyuudon restuarant and Mao opens the keychain smiling happily while Hiro teases her for that. When Mao's dad comes up in their conversation, Hiro seems to pity her,  so Mao realizes this isn't a date.

They enter the movie theatre and Hiro goes to buy drinks for them, and he bumps into Oda, the guy that was walking with Mao before. After the movie ends, Hiro rushes to get out quickly so Mao and Oda don't meet.

However Mao meets Oda and her older sister. Hiro introduces himself, and he and Oda's sister goes to buy juice in order tp leave Oda and Mao so that they can talk to each other. Oda finds out the Hiro is the guy that Mao likes, and Mao apologizes that she lied to him.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


Mao [thoughts about Hiro]: Even if you say that you are sorry. The feeling on my hand... and on my shoulder... still remains from... where you touched them.

Hiro: Shall we have lunch? What do you want to eat?

Mao: What? Any-Anything is fine!
Hiro: Saying "anything" is making it difficult to choose.

Mao: I want gyuudon.

Hiro: Why do you like historical movies so much?

Mao: Dad likes them, so we watched one together. I thought we could have a talk, but we became so engrossed in the middle of the movie that it never happened.

Oda [to Mao]: You always kept your head down with that same expression. Ever since freshmen year, whenever I tried talking to you, you never smiled. Although I once saw you make a different expression. I won't say when. I don't have any plans to cheer you on with that guy, but I can at least make you feel better. When all you do is worry, imagine that everything is the way you want them to be. And then just go with the flow.

Mao [thoughts]: The way I want... things to be? I don't want any pity. I don't want any guilt. I want to properly confront Hiro. And I want to talk things through with my father. Without running away.

Mao [thoughts]: I'll make my wish come true. I want to let Hiro know my true feelings. I can't stay like this. I don't want to lie about my feelings.


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