Been busy this week, didn't get to read as much, took a bunch of screenshots though!
Bethly came to school the next day, all healthy and less depressed.
"But... I like winter"
A girl after my own heart
The one-room classroom had its first meeting, and it basically consisted of Yukito, the 5 grills and Momo-chan-sensei as the teacher. Since the topic was "My favourite thing" and Yukito was first, he gave a speech about how the local mountaintop was his favourite thing, and everyone liked it so much they decided they wanted to go there.
[Crap about how much it costs to go to the mountain peak]
"Impossible, I can't pay for everyone!"
Bethly also talked about her favourite thing, which is Alberta, and her mom. After the one-room classroom, everyone went home together, and discussed the two speeches.
"A round trip [to Canada] costs 300,000 yen."
"Three hu-!? Momo-chan-sensei!"
It was decided that they'd go up to the mountain top on the weekend. Naturally Yukito and Yuzuki arrived at the rendezvous point first, and they soon saw what looked like Hina being accosted by two large gentlemen, and figured they must be womanizers, so Yukito had to go save her.
"I'm going to have to choose my words carefully..."
Not the words someone who can barely read wants to hear before a choice. Thankfully it's pretty simple, as well as inconsequential. The real difference is what you call Hina:
"What business do you have with my girlfriend?"
"What business do you have with my kouhai?"
"What business do you have with my imouto?"
Naturally, I went for the last option. Thankfully Hina picks up really quickly on what you're trying to do.
"Onii-chan, you're late! You finally came!"
Yuzuki-chan isn't as quick-witted
But of course, I had to try the other options too.
"Oh, darling, you're late~! You finally came♪"
("Keep up, Senpai!")
This time Yukito is taken aback
"Oh, sorry h-honey."
And of course there's the least interesting option
"Oh! Senpai, nice timing!"
Turns out they were just tourists trying to get directions.
Eventually everyone but Bethly arrives, and since she's nowhere to be seen we end up taking the cable car without her.
"Escorting ladies is a good man's duty"
That bear scarf though
A short while after we reach the top, we hear a familiar sneeze somewhere nearby.
"A lone girl was sitting on the snow."
Turns out she got lost on her way to the rendezvous, so when she asked for directions a helpful person showed her how to get to the cable car, so she got to the top first, and all alone.
Once the group is all back together, everyone decides to have a snowball fight, as middle-schoolers do.
Based on the fact that hovering over each option gives you a chibi face of the girl you're picking first to join your team, I'm assuming this is the (or one of the) only important choice in the game and determines which route you're going to do. Obviously I picked Bethly.
These ended up being the teams...
"Before I knew it, the ground was littered with corpses."
"Thanks to the childish adult, the mix-grade team emerged victorious."
aka we fucking lost
Well, that's all for now, and now it's time for more reading!