Chapter 16 (
Airi Maya apologizes to Oto Edogawa for her previous actions. Oto forgives her and Airi asks to be friends. Airi takes her and Haruto Kaguragi to a store, where she gives Oto a full makeover. She then locks Oto in the store's basement.
Airi Maya apologizes to Oto Edogawa with tears in her eyes. Haruto Kaguragi is skeptical about her intentions and asks her if she means it. Airi claims that she does feel bad about it. Oto accepts her apology, admitting that she should not have lied either. Overjoyed, Airi asks to be friends with her. Oto hesitates, so Airi decides to give her some time. She joins their table and talks with Konno and Mi-tan. Airi reveals an insecurity from her childhood, surprising Haruto.
Oto, Haruto, and Airi part ways with Konno and Mi-tan. Airi invites them to one of her father's retail buildings. Oto recognizes the store as a shop her mother use to frequent. Airi has her employees take Oto to dress her up in a cute outfit. In the meantime, she discusses an old memory with Haruto. Airi asks him, "do you remember what I said [at the time]?" Haruto does not answer her since his eyes are trained on Oto as she walks in the room. Airi compliments Oto's appearance and teases Haruto about his "dumbstruck" impression.
Airi proposes that they go to a cafe and sends Haruto ahead of them. She takes Oto down to the basement, promising that a present awaits her there. Oto tells her that "it's not necessary", but Airi insists. She then shows Oto a dark room and closes the door as she says, "there's no way you and I could ever be friends." Oto bangs on the door to no avail. Outside, Airi tells her about a door further back. Oto opens the door and notices someone's shadow. She shines her light on the person, revealing Tenma Hase.
- Airi Maya
- Asami (Flashback only)
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Kyoko (Flashback only)
- Oto Edogawa
- Tenma Hase
- Yukie Edogawa (Mentioned)
- A few words were changed in Viz's volume edition, including "shy" to "bashful" and "me?" to "you want me to get it?"
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