Now when they came to the day before the trial and
Junichi II sat with his loyal retainer Ume under the midday light of Helios
and pondered Sae’s declaration from the night past.
With Haruka to speak in the bizarre manner of an Oracle in words strange and confusing to the mortal ear.
Sae’s tutelage under Junichi II was about to come to an end,
fierce pride in his eyes at the sight of his student about to take her first steps alone.
But such joy was not in Sae’s heart
and she asked of him to continue training her.
Her affection growing for her teacher, Sae let him first hear
the joyous news that she had been inducted into a noble house.
But it was not unto House Crab Gratin that she was delivered
but to the Holy Maids that serve their charges as the nymphs serve almighty Zeus.
For Sae feared burdening the heroic Kaoru and could not deny the call of the meido fanservice.
There at the table came a vision of Kaoru,
resplendent in the holy raiments of the maidens.
And such was Junichi’s shock that his hand
with the guidance of Aphrodite,
knocked his cup aside and thus summon Sae to dry the table before him.
Sae’s passion towards Junichi II grew and held sovereign over her thoughts,
so when the Nishishi remarked that there was a tournament
to find a couple as beautiful and vigorous as Ares and Aphrodite
Sae’s thoughts turned immediately to her beau.
Taking him to the Land of Cosmos,
where the flowers of the same name adorn the gates,
she began to act ever so slightly more direct towards him.
Riding white steeds they shared smiles,
and she brought him to the theater
to share her love for the ancient tales of great heroes and their deeds.
As night fell and they departed she tried
once, twice, thrice more to take the hand of her love.
But for all her training she had not entirely escaped the title of ‘the Meek’
and so could not utter the words.
But Junichi II would finally see,
as Inspiration burst from the head of Zeus,
and reached for her fair hand under the bus stop’s plastic shade.
Commentary from Codicer ExecutiveOtaku, Imperial Librarium
- Something of a letdown after the fast pace of the previous episodes, but at least it’ll have set up everything for the start of the next episode. The Couples Contest was introduced, as well as the Miss Santa one that we had seen hints of in previous arcs, and Sae and Junichi are finally both aware of their feelings toward each other.
- Junichi ‘accidentally’ knocking over his water looked really, really intentional. He even had his eyes fixed in the right place to both get Sae’s attention and watch her as she cleaned up. Sae for her part has definitely been using the coaching thing to get maximum together time out of Junichi. That cover is blown now, but it hardly matters since a proper relationship ought to be forming.
- Haruka continues to upstage or nearly upstage the other girls in their own arcs. Here it’s mentioned that she won the last two Miss Santa contests and she has her endearingly odd line of thinking when giving her interpretation of Sae’s words. And it was oh so very Haruka, telling Junichi to act like the submissive one.
Wolfgang Mittermeyer is my favorite LoGH character too! But just to correct you Sae, despite his blond hair he’s typically known as the “Gale Wolf” not the “Gold Wolf.”
Ok, now that’s excessive, out-of-nowhere fanservice. What is this?! I don’t even-