|Relationship milestones||The relationship between Urabe and Oka deepens into Shoujo Ai status. Oka, again, wears very provocative clothing out in public.|
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MYSTERIOUS SOUVENIR---CHAPTER 26 OF THE MANGA
( Anime cross-reference---None )
During their routine lunch, Oka 'jumps on' Urabe for skipping school, noting that Tsubaki was also absent that day. " What gives ? ", asks Oka. " The ocean ", answers Urabe, as Oka bemoans the fact that her boyfriend will not take her to the beach.
At about the same time, but in front of the vending machine, Ueno 'jumps on' Tsubaki for skipping school, noting that Urabe was also absent. Fearing the inevitable, Tsubaki quickly changes the subject to Ueno taking Oka to the beach. Not gonna happen, says Ueno !
Seeing Oka's dilemma, Urabe offers to take Oka to the beach. A few days later, their plans materialize, as both girls ride the light rail to the beach. Although not wearing a swimsuit in public, Oka is, nevertheless, dressed in very provocative clothing, showing a bare midriff. Both girls end up sitting on a sea wall, just looking at the ocean, and sharing intimate conversation and a drool taste. Finally, Oka says that she is satisfied to have looked at the ocean, and not having actually experienced swimming in the ocean.
The next day, on their walk home, Urabe asks Tsubaki which day will he be home alone. Next Saturday, he energetically answers. That Saturday, Urabe is lead up to his bedroom. While Tsubaki is out making tea, she locates his hidden stash of men's magazines, and shreds everything with a pair of scissors in each hand. However, a very devastated Tsubaki is offered a souvenir as a reprisal, a picture from the day that Urabe and Oka went to see the ocean, with each girl wearing a bikini swimsuit !