by Shimura Takako, 221 pages
It's getting harder for Nitori and Takatsuki to keep their secret, especially for Nitori as people are less likely to question a tomboy than a boy in a dress. But even when he's dressed like a boy, he can't hide that he's different. While on a school trip to a famous shrine, Nitori has his first real experience with bullying about his feminine looks and personality and is surprised when Chiba comes so vehemently to his defense all Anne-of-Green-Gables style.
Go, Chiba! I worry so for these children and the scary, difficult way ahead of them, but at least they have each other and the love and support of more and more friends and family all the time.