"Just like a mother watching over her baby’s movements, Makoto’s gaze was watching over Haruka. Even while he was cooking mackerel. As the story progresses you get the feeling that Makoto has had the habit of worriedly gazing since middle school. He had been watching Haruka’s pain of rejecting competitive swimming, even though he loved swimming so much the whole time." (x)
Tachibana Makoto for the birthday girl Kris-chanヽ(゜∇゜)ノ.