[Posted @ 2:11 PM]
After watching Strawberry Panic! Ep12, finally everything is falling into place.
Amane’s narrating the opening as she talked about the start of summer vacation and most of the students living in the Ichigo-sha would be going back to their homes. To Amane, it’s the real start of summer vacation because there would be no one in school and there’s no need to worry at how others would look at her in this short break. Scene changed to Chiyo bidding a very tearful goodbye to her beloved Nagisa Onee-sama as they would be away for more than a month lol. While Chiyo’s buried in the warms of Nagisa’s boobs lol, Tsubomi pushed her away while giving her a smirk haha. Along with her, Hikari and Yaya came to say goodbyes to Nagisa and Tamao so were the St Lulim girls, Chikaru, Kagome, Kizuna and Lemon. Back in the Ichigo-sha, Nagisa wondered why Rokujou and Shizuma were not going home, Tamao said that it was said that in their six years in Ichigo-sha, Rokujou and Shizuma had not gone home even once. Nagisa’s puzzled and replied that if she could go home, she would have gone but because both her parents were overseas, she had to stay in the Ichigo-sha. Speaking of it, Nagisa asked Tamao why she isn’t going home. Tamao placed her book down, had a serious expression and told Nagisa that Ichigo-sha IS her home. In a flash, Tamao’s clutching Nagisa’s hands while on a seiza position telling her that as long as Nagisa’s in Ichigo-sha, it would be the heartwarming home she would never leave. [LOL!] Nagisa reminded Tamao that she said before she would return home during summer vacation, Tamao sighed and said that it never crossed her mind that it would be her family that would tear her apart from Nagisa. [Double LOL!]
The next day, Nagisa [in a cute voice] begged Tamao to come back fast lol, because she don’t wanna spend her days studying French. Before Tamao left, she untied the red ribbon around her neck, the action freaked Nagisa a little out lol, but actually Tamao just wanted to give the red ribbon to her as a sorta lucky charm. After that, Rokujou started tutoring the struggling Nagisa as she whined how nice it would be if there’s a French-less world lol. Suddenly, Rokujou had a serious expression on as she said that Shizuma and she would be graduating next year and Nagisa had three more years to go. Nagisa said, there’s three more years, Rokujou cut in, just three more years and had this sorrow face on. Shizuma interrupted and told Nagisa to take a break. While walking out, Nagisa saw a student looking for something in the storage room. The student replied that she’s looking for a bucket, Nagisa pointed to the bucket just below the student. The student turned around and Nagisa realized that the student’s none other than Ootori Amane. After that, Nagisa helped Amane brush her horse and they chatted for a while. Nagisa asked why Amane wasn’t going home, Amane replied that she’s worried for her horse, Star Bright and her team members all went home so she stayed back, besides this way she felt more relaxed. That time, Nagisa blushed and thought to herself how cool Amane looked when she smiled.
The girls sat on the fence for a break, Nagisa told Amane about what happened early and said that Rokujou probably disliked her because she’s too stupid. Amane disagreed and said that probably because Rokujou’s getting married to an unknown chap after graduation that she’s feeling the stress. Amane looked at Nagisa and told her that she’s such a mysterious [Fushigi] girl. Nagisa got a little distracted and fell off the fence lol. Nagisa was expecting Amane to help her up but Amane merely bended over, staring at Nagisa’s face, saying that why, the St Miator students she knew were like birds in a cage but, Nagisa’s different, such a mysterious girl. Suddenly, Amane’s horse neighed, Shizuma was standing in front of them with her arms crossed and looking not too happy at the sight she had just witnessed. In a solemn voice, Shizuma said that break time’s over, Nagisa got up, apologized and left. Amane walked towards Shizuma and greeted her however, Shizuma addressed Amane as ‘St Spica’s Prince’, startling Amane for a moment. [A far cry from the moments where they looked pretty chummy together in previous episodes.] Glaring hard at Amane, Shizuma told Amane
to get her own bitch in St Spica instead of stealing hers in St Miator, bitch uh I mean, to find her princess in St Spica instead. [Sorry, can’t help it lol.] Amane tried to explain to Shizuma but she already left. Amane was left alone, musing to herself, Prince huh, she’s also one of those caged birds.
Back in the Ichigo-sha, it’s Shizuma turn to tutor Nagisa, Rokujou was nowhere to be found, Shizuma told Nagisa that Rokujou apologized for earlier. Shizuma continued reciting the French words while Nagisa looked on wondering if Shizuma had specially went to get her. Shizuma gazed back at Nagisa, Nagisa felt nervous because only two of them were in the room and her heart’s beating real fast, distracted by it, she accidentally messing up her assignment lol. It was almost dusk, Nagisa finally finished her assignment, Shizuma collected the paper and got up. Nagisa asked why Shizuma’s not checking her paper, she replied that Rokujou would do it. Nagisa said that they seemed real close, Shizuma added that they have been room mates ever since entering the Ichigo-sha. As a reward for Nagisa’s hard work, Shizuma suggested that they go visit the Matsuri aka summer festival. Nagisa got really excited but little did she know that they were only going to view the fireworks from behind the bars of the dorm gates LOL. Nagisa was like ‘I can’t even hear the sounds of the fireworks ORZ …’ That moment, Shizuma said that Amane’s right, they were like birds locked in a cage, looking at the outside scenery through the gate bars. Nagisa replied that well, it’s better than being lonely isn’t it? Nagisa wondered out loud why she’s feeling lonely during the Summer School although she’s surrounded by everyone.
Shizuma replied that she did too, Nagisa mistook it for Shizuma hearing the sounds of the fireworks too but later realized the true meaning of Shizuma. Shizuma extended out her hand and asked if Nagisa knew why they were feeling as such? Is there anyone who shared the same feelings? Nagisa replied no and took Shizuma’s extended hand. Shizuma told Nagisa that she would teach her =O and whirled Nagisa in a dance like motion towards the side of the pool and nearer in front of her. Leaning forward, Shizuma noticed the red ribbon tied around Nagisa’s wrist and asked her what was that. -Flashback- That morning, Tamao tied the red ribbon on Nagisa’s wrist and told her that it’s a lucky charm and would bless Nagisa in her studies, her quick return from home and … Tamao didn’t continue, told Nagisa to take care and left. -End of flashback- [I’m assuming Tamao’s going to say and their love together? LoL] Nagisa replied that it’s a lucky charm Tamao gave to her. Shizuma repeated, Suzumi Tamao? [Omi gosh, isn’t that the name of my rival in love?!] Jealous, Shizuma’s face darkens and began tugging the red ribbon off. Confused, Nagisa backed off, yelling no but Shizuma persisted. Nagisa tripped and fell into the pool, along with Shizuma on top of her. In the water, Shizuma grabbed Nagisa’s by the shoulders and pulled her towards her, paused for a moment before they locked lips. Nagisa was shocked at first as her eyes widen upon contact but she didn’t resist and a while later, she closed them as the red ribbon around Nagisa’s wrist loosen and floated away. [I repeated that 5 times to ensure that my eyes were not playing tricks on me lol]
Scene changed to Nagisa in Shizuma’s shower room, Nagisa flashback to what happened before, touching her lips and wondering what was she doing … The shower room door opened, Shizuma walked in and said she left towel and clothes there and exited. Nagisa’s now dressed in a red dress and sitting on Shizuma’s bed while Shizuma’s in the shower, probably preparing her seduction attack on Nagisa later. Nagisa’s still wondering what was she doing as she looked around the surroundings of Shizuma’s room. A little hazy, Nagisa said that yes, she has to return after thanking Shizuma. It was then known that Shizuma had been Etoile since she was in Grade 2. Now Shizuma’s out from the shower and dressed in this elegant lowwww-cut velvet black dress and a sapphire pendent around her neck. [I say, Shizuma has great taste in night lingerie … could probably melt Pluto away lol] Blushing at Shizuma’s dress or her mistake, I’m not sure, Shizuma took this chance and leaned in. Shizuma brushed her fore finger around Nagisa’s lower lips and said it was [the kiss] Nagisa’s first time isn’t it? Not waiting for Nagisa to reply or rather Nagisa’s still woozy, Shizuma said that it’s not her first time … [Shizuma seemed pretty experienced then?] moved in and whispered in Nagisa’s ears, but with her, it might be the last time. [=O, Shizuma’s really serious] Scared, Nagisa pushed Shizuma away but found herself back against the bed and fell on it. Right after Nagisa fell on the bed, Shizuma pinned both Nagisa’s wrist against the bed, Nagisa looked at her pinned wrists and got frightened.
All this while, Shizuma’s glazing deeply into Nagisa’s eyes, mumbling Nagisa’s name and Nagisa seemed unable to move like many times before. Shizuma began caressing Nagisa’s cheeks, lips, neck, collarbone and finally her breasts at that moment Nagisa left out a gasp. Encouraged by Nagisa’s responsive gasps, Shizuma smirked, moved forward and straddled her. Nagisa seemed to be in a really subconscious state of mind as Shizuma hovered around Nagisa’s chest area and a rustling sound was heard as Shizuma moved the left sleeve of the dress down Nagisa’s arms. Leaning in to kiss the exposed skin while whispering Nagisa’s name, Shizuma suddenly had a vision of a black haired girl whimpering her name. [KAORI!!!!!] Shizuma stopped her actions, clearly shaken by the vision as sweat dropped down her forehead. The seemingly intoxicated Nagisa began to sober up and slide back from the stoned Shizuma above her. Nagisa noticed Shizuma staring painfully ahead unblinkingly. Taking this chance, Nagisa got off the bed, thanked Shizuma for the day and left leaving the still frozen Shizuma on the bed. Outside the hallway, Rokujou noticed Nagisa leaving Shizuma’s room and making a hasty getaway. Puzzled for a moment, Rokujou suddenly realized something must had happened and in a serious tone, mumbled Shizuma’s name. [Oh Shizuma, not again …~ Rokujou must be thinking haha I kinda feel sad for Shizuma, she looked so lonesome on the bed … XD, no seriously, she looked so wounded.]
The next day, Tamao came back with tons of gifts for Nagisa, kneeled in front of the weary Nagisa still in the red dress and exclaimed how much she missed her lol. Nagisa replied that it has only been a day … Tamao began rubbing her cheeks against Nagisa’s hands, replying that it’s a LONG day … Tamao noticed Nagisa in the red dress and looked questioningly but Nagisa just smiled. Tamao began rubbing the missing red ribbon wrist and Nagisa apologized that she lost it. When Tamao asked her where, Nagisa replied that she couldn’t remember. Tamao gave Nagisa a hug to comfort her as she snuggled in Tamao’s arms, planning to probably tell Tamao what happened. Meanwhile, Shizuma’s at the piano apparentl acting like usual with Rokujou. -END –
A seriously bold development, Nagisa looked seriously scarred as she doesn’t seem to recall what happened or did she chose to forget it? Anyways, on lighter terms, I like the jealous and possessive Shizuma when she reprimanded Amane to get her own princess. It’s no wonder Shizuma would be so aggressive in this episode, she had just realized and confirmed her feelings for Nagisa not too long ago and probably feeling a little intimidated. It’s like a little puppy growling at every single thing that approaches its bone regardless of good or bad aha XD. Anyways, the red ribbon Tamao had tied on Nagisa’s wrist seemed to be the trigger that snapped Shizuma’s usually composed mind, as she realized that if she doesn’t take action now, Tamao might actually take Nagisa away. Oh, Shizuma got annoyed when Tamao called Nagisa ‘hers’ lol, in the manga, Shizuma also got annoyed and even slapped Tamao’s hand away when Tamao called Nagisa ‘hers’ and acted all lovey-dovey in front of her. Probably the aggressive behaviour was Shizuma’s way of telling Nagisa that she’s hers, although I prefer the manga’s, ‘If you let anyone else touch you, I’ll punish you~’ Hahaha.
Shizuma’s bold seduction plan seemed to backfire as she was troubled by her past [finally Kaori!] and at the same time, guilty or fearful of betraying her old love and seemed to push herself further from Nagisa. Such a waste, Shizuma pushed things too quickly, Nagisa had barely recognized her feelings for Shizuma at the fireworks scene, moved on to a kiss in the pool [It’s really romantic, forget the chlorine ok] and lastly bedding. Three bases in an evening, no wonder poor Nagisa was traumatized!! Haha. For now, I really hope Shizuma would go explain everything to Nagisa instead of them ignoring each other … if not Tamao could really snatch Nagisa away.
Oh, click here for a bonus 16 ‘Nagisa x Shizuma’ screenshots taken from 2chan.
Art: 7/10 [Seriously.]
Story: 8.5/10 [Oh yeah.]
Characters: 7/10 [Shizuma~]
Sorry for the long wait … cos I’m sooo tired.
[Signing off @ 9:20 PM]