Episode 7 –
[details=spoiler]There’s a molester in the neighborhood and it isn’t Shiro! But as the residents talk about molesters, Ritsu is warned about molesters in bookstores. It seems she may already have met one or two in a bookstore. With this molester on the loose, Sumiko forbids Ritsu to read while she’s walking for the time being. That request is going to kill Ritsu, but it just isn’t safe. Ritsu is too innocent and defenseless.
However, Ritsu just got a book that she really wants to read and tells Sumiko that she has Usa to protect her. But she only wants him to walk with her so she can read. Still, it makes Usa feel like her boyfriend. And as he watches Ritsu, it dawns on him that he could be a molester himself where Ritsu is concerned! LOL
By the third day, Usa is a mess. Mayumi and Sayaka tell him that Ritsu is being selfish, but Usa doesn’t see it that way and doesn’t mind anyway. Ritsu overhears their conversation. The next day, it’s announced that the molester was arrested. Bad news for Usa. His time with Ritsu is over. Ritsu is happy with the news and leaves immediately for the library.
As it gets later, Usa and Sumiko aren’t too worried about Ritsu until they find out that the molester that was supposedly arrested may still be on the loose. Part of the way Ritsu comes home is underground, so there is cause for worry now. And at that very moment Ritsu is underground, reading as she walks. And the molester does accost her. However, with the way Ritsu is, she has her nose in a book and doesn’t even notice the molester.
The molester doesn’t like not being seen and turns around to grab Ritsu. But Usa is there to slap his hand away and insult the molester. Mayumi, Sayaka, and Shiro are with Usa and Sayaka takes care of the molester in her own unpleasant way. While he’s down for the count, Shiro ties him up. Afterwards, Usa tells Shiro that he forgot to pull the guy’s pants back up. This time, the police arrest the right guy.
Back home, Usa reprimands Ritsu. She says that she could have taken care of herself, but it turns out that she wouldn’t have been able to when Usa presses her to try. When she’s safely on the girl’s side, Ritsu turns around and tells Usa that she’ll be more careful, thanking him in the process. Then she hits him with a wooden sword!
Once summer vacation starts, Usa wonders if he should get a part time job, but then he wouldn’t be able to see Ritsu every day. He ends up asking Ritsu to recommend a book to him, and she says that she’ll have to think about it. Usa begins to fantasize about Ritsu. LOL It’s summer, it’s hot, and Sumiko doesn’t want to work. She wishes to be taken out to dinner and she wants someone to pay for it. They all end up at a restaurant that Sumiko’s friend owns. The woman just happens to be looking for some part time help for her café.
She needs someone that can handle strange characters. Then she sees Usa in action. Perfect! Usa is offered the job. He refuses and the woman tries to entice him by telling him that it’s a fun place to work. Sumiko lets out a little info about Usa’s earlier school days and after he admits to it, he finds Ritsu trying to contain her laughter. Once again, he refuses the job.
The next day, Sumiko and the café owner gang up on Usa and put him in a costume for the café. Still, he continues to refuse the job. That is until Ritsu sees him in the costume. She’s enchanted, and she shakes as she hands him the books that she’s picked out for him. He asks her how he looks and he loves her reaction. Usa ends up accepting the job. Just as Sumiko planned! I can’t wait to get a load of this “student houseboy” café![/details]