"That boy..."

Sorinozuka tilted his head. "What about him?"

"Isn't it strange, how those two are intertwined?"

He knew what she was talking about. Everyone could see the way Karuta and Watanuki fit, it wasn't even needed to be brought up. "They've been friends since childhood, I think."

"Still, that boy is really irregular!" Nobara pushed up her glasses, as if inspecting him. She then took on a more soft, more serious maybe, musing tone. "But love and fate is love and fate, I suppose."

At that statement, Sorinozuka blinked. Then smiled with a faint, quiet longing.