Episode 13 –
[details=spoiler]It takes a while, but Hasebe finally gets the story out. His father approving that name was kind of an accident. Little Hasebe was in the hospital and a worried dad wasn’t really concentrating on his work. Now, Hasebe feels that it was his fault after all. Chihaya, Miyoshi, and Ichimiya try to cheer Hasebe up, but that just keeps backfiring.
But now they have to figure out a way to tell Yamagami, although Hasebe doesn’t want to. He feels that she will hate him, no matter how gently the news is broken to her, and that’s the last thing Hasebe wants! Yamagami and the manager walk into the room, causing it to empty out. And as Hasebe passes her, Yamagami can see that something is wrong.
Over lunch, Yamagami confesses to the girls that Hasebe is avoiding her, and she isn’t sure why. She thinks that she might have done something during their date that annoyed him, and she feels bad now. Yamagami remembers something that Chihaya had said before her date, and thinks maybe that Hasebe has dumped her. That really bothers her too.
Miyoshi would really like to find a way to resolve the problem, but Chihaya warns her against it. Chihaya also comes up with different scenarios and with each one, Hasebe is still hated. And the next time Yamagami bumps into Hasebe, he calls her “Yamagami-san” instead of Lucy. The bothers her even more and she tells him to continue calling her Lucy. She tries to ask him how things went with the visit to his family, but that was not the thing to say to Hasebe!
Now, Yamagami is out of sorts and can’t concentrate on her job. All she can think about is Hasebe, and the strange way he’s acting. Chihaya confronts Hasebe and ends up making him feel worse. Both Chihaya and Ichimiya urge Hasebe to talk to Yamagami, and he decides to take their advice. But once Hasebe leaves, Chihaya gets annoyed with Ichimiya because he still can’t tell his sister that he’s dating Chihaya. He apologizes and promises to tell Toko about them! However, it’s still a matter of when. LOL
Hasebe stops Yamagami as she’s leaving for the day, and she tries to apologize for doing something bad on the date, but Hasebe tells her that isn’t it. With the other three eavesdropping, Hasebe grabs Yamagami by the shoulders and says he has to tell her something - tomorrow. LOL That only makes Yamagami apologize again, urging him to say what he has to say – as long as it doesn’t have anything to do with her name. Hasebe gets flustered and yells it out anyway, without meaning to.
Hasebe gets even more flustered and ends up blurting out the whole story. But Hasebe is stunned when Yamagami doesn’t blame him. However, with all his protesting, Yamagami does decide to blame him and tells him that he has to make it up to her, since it’s his fault that she has such a weird name. But she likes when Hasebe calls her Lucy and wants him to keep doing it. He grabs her hand and it looks like he’s about to tell her more – like maybe confessing his feelings for her, but Tanaka walks in and spoils it!
It was funny when Miyoshi jumped in front of Tanaka and said Hasebe wasn’t there when he was standing right in front of him. She ends up pulling Tanaka around a corner and out of sight. But then Toko shows up with Kanon and Ichimiya goes into action, grabbing them both and running around another corner. The next interruption is the section manager and Chihaya just viciously stomps on him and drags him off.
Hasebe and Lucy wander outside and he asks her to go out with him again. Lucy flatly refuses him - again. But then she softens it with a “not yet”. But when he tries to ask her about it, Tanaka shows up again, accusing Hasebe of avoiding him. He’s followed by a complaining Toko, and the section manager, and everyone else. It just ends in mass confusion! LOL
Ichimiya finally sits down with Toko and Chihaya and still can’t say that he’s dating Chihaya. So much for good intentions. Miyoshi is seen having dinner with Tanaka again and scolding him. It looks like Tanaka is finally put in his place. Yamagami wants to repay Chihaya for making her outfit and makes the mistake of saying that she’ll do anything. Anything? Chihaya finally gets Lucy to cosplay! And she looks adorable, even if she is ready to die from embarrassment. Actually, Chihaya got all the girls to cosplay. LOL
Hasebe is still trying to get Lucy to have dinner with him, but is in competition with his sister. I liked the scene with Kanon repairing her father. Best of all was seeing Hasebe walking on air and glowing! And life in the office is the usual everyday hilarity. In the end, Hasebe finally gets Lucy’s e-mail address. Success! And he immediately sends her an e-mail – “go out with me”. She again tells him “not yet”, but he keeps pressing her as to when that will be. Everyone comes over to watch, and I loved Chihaya’s final comment – “Happy people, explode.” I guess Ichimiya still hasn’t told Toko about Chihaya. LOL What a fun show! I thoroughly enjoyed it, from beginning to end![/details]