But anyway, since I have no idea when we'll have time to do this in the future, and we're kind of antsy to move on now, I was thinking I would do part of the report about Melissa's romantic storylines.
Okay, so before the Thread of Fate showed up, Melissa told Yui that, since he's been human, he's been noticing a lot of new feelings that he never had before, for example...no, never mind. And since we were going for the non-romantic ending first, we had to decide to let it go. I think we even had enough points to ask him no, seriously, what were you going to say? Because Melissa's favorite answers are usually pretty obvious. Anyway, now we could finally ask him, and, as we all suspected, he has feelings for Yui. Like, romantic feelings.
...And we played this a very long time ago, so I'm not sure how well I'm going to remember. She was a little taken aback by the whole thing, but, gentleman that he is, Melissa was willing to love her at her pace, but he insisted on holding her hand, like, all the time. Also, they went to see the fireflies around this time, and I don't remember why. There may have been something about Melissa feeling all left out or something, or like he wanted to do stuff with Yui after school? I'm sorry; I don't remember. I thought this might be where we get to see him holding a firefly and waxing all poetic, but they surprised me again! Because it's actually where Melissa and Yui almost kissed. But they didn't, because Yui sneezed. And she sneezed three times, so Melissa was like, "That means someone cares about you!" and Yui was like, "He seemed awfully triumphant for someone who just lost his chance to kiss the girl he likes."
The romantic storylines also involve more of Naked Melissa. Tadah! Yui came home from class to discover Melissa wearing just a sheet again, and she was like, "...Why?" And he's like, "You're just in time for my experiment!" He had heard that apparently milk tastes waaaaaay better after a bath, so he took a bath, and now he was about to have some milk. Yui was impressed at how human he looked when he did it, and he was very proud of himself. But then he, like, passed out or something...like got a major headrush, only really bad...or had a coughing fit. We was still conscious, that's the important thing, because Yui was all, "You are super sick. There's no way I'm letting you sleep on the couch tonight; you're going to take my bed." And Melissa was like, "No, you have to sleep on the bed!" and Yui was like, "No, you!" and Melissa was like, "No, you!" and Yui was like, "No, you!" and Melissa said, "Fine, but only if we both sleep in the bed!" and Yui was like, "Fine!" and Melissa was like, "Wait, what?" So they spent the night spooning, and we think Melissa ended up on the floor by morning, but he was all better so it was okay.
Then the gods decided to have a snow sculpture festival, which apparently was amazing, but they didn't even tell us what any of the sculptures were, let alone show us pictures. That was kind of a bummer; I was especially curious to know if the Egyptian gods had a sculpture. So Yui and Melissa walked around and looked at the sculptures, and then they found a nice quiet place to hang out. The after party started, and Melissa was all, "Go have fun!" and Yui was like, "I'd rather stay here with you." And then! She confessed her love to him! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
And Melissa was so happy! ...At least I imagine he was, because he's a super happy guy; I don't remember exactly. It was a long time ago, and we have a lot going on. But then they smooched and smooched and smooched. Okay, maybe just once or twice, and then there was some banter about whether they should keep it up. Ah, couples. And they were very happy, and Melissa was very happy, and he said, "I love you, Yui. But we can't be together. *faint*"
And that was the end of the chapter, so that seems like a pretty good ending point.
Today I'm thankful for not having to do laundry anymore, the rain we apparently got, making some progress on the manga we translated, getting to watch some anime, and still having chocolate ice cream to look forward to.