This scene was pure win ^^
Some time went by since the events of the last episode, as it was now summer vacation. Our Paranormal Investigations Club is now undergoing a summer training camp of sorts, headed by our newest member, Kirie. Her grandmother (Yuuko’s sister) has some pull Seikyou Academy, being one of its directors, so Kirie managed not only getting the gang inside the campus for an overnight stay, but they get the pool to themselves. And what’s summer without pools? In turn, what’re pools without swimsuits?
Luckily we don’t need to answer that question. Teiichi and his women have some aquatic fun, except for the most important girl of them all. Yuuko seemed down in the dumps ever since they arrived, much to Teiichi’s confusion. Apparently Teiichi never dropped by the school once vacation started, leaving Yuuko all alone. Seeing him goofing around with his two-girl harem seemed a bit unfair.
The club shacked up at the old night duty room of the academy. It made for a perfect base of operations for them since the room itself had its own mystery. According to an old diary in the room, there have been nights where there would be a sound of someone knocking on the door, but there was no one on the other side of it. The knocking came day after day, but each time there was no one there. But, much like most of the mysteries in this school, it is tied up to Yuuko’s antics. This time around, it was her trying to get out of the cold winter and warming up to a stove that was once present in the room.
Of course, they find that out later on. Kirie takes Teiichi along for some night patrolling. She explains that she’s looking for a second ghost – the ghost she once saw as the “true form” of Yuuko. She calls the wicked being a shadow. Kirie admits that she does harbor some fear, but now that she has a friend, she can take it head on.
Later that same night, Yuuko takes Teiichi for a night stroll (cue tsundere Kirie), taking him to numerous shortcuts and walkways before reaching their destination – the rock of curses. According to Yuuko, when a person writes the name of someone they hate on the rock of curses, the curse will kill them. On the other hand, when a person sees his/her name on the written on the rock, he/she will be the ones who are killed. In an abandones patch of land in-between the school structures lay the rock of curses. Sure enough, we see Teiichi’s name written on it – in black, smooth, and probably water-resistant ink, written by none other than Yuuko herself.
Afterwards, Yuuko and Teiichi go for a dip (and in Yuuko’s case, it was skinny dipping..just saying) concluding their sort-of romantic night together. Meanwhile, the shadow has made its way to the old night duty room, with Kirie still asleep.
What does Shadow Yuuko plan on doing to our closet tsundere!?