“High School Boys and Horoscopes” is the 52nd chapter of the manga.
Hidenori and Yoshitake are walking in school attire. Yoshitake is reading the fortune-telling section in a magazine. He tells Hidenori that it is the worst day possible for Virgos like them. He adds that they may even die, but Hidenori doesn’t believe in fortune-telling and tells him not to be stupid. Just as he does so, a hornet lands on his mouth.
Yoshitake stares at him for a few seconds and becomes agitated when Hidenori lunges towards him. He tries to push him away, asking him what he’s doing, but Hidenori overpowers him and gets closer. Hidenori smashes his face right into Yoshitake’s, squashing the hornet between their mouths and causing it to fall dead. Yoshitake curses him and he apologizes, telling him he panicked.
The boys are shocked to see that Motoharu was nearby and saw the entire event unfold. As he passes by them, they frantically attempt to explain that it wasn’t what it looked like. Motoharu promises not to tell anyone and offers them 5000 yen. This thoroughly confuses them and they ask him why he’s giving them money. Ignoring the question, Motoharu tells them they should be glad the hornet was between them, as it prevented it from being their first kiss.
The boys stare at him in silence. Hidenori then takes Motoharu out with an elbow to the face, telling him to just own up if he understood the situation. Later, Yoshitake tells Hidenori it might just have been the worst day ever. Hidenori flares up and tells him not to be stupid and that it was just a coincidence. Another hornet then lands on his mouth.
A tearful Yoshitake tries to keep away the advancing Hidenori again, when Karasawa appears on the scene. The startled duo stop when they see him regarding them silently. He then takes out some bug spray from his bag and blasts them with it. The boys resign to the conclusion that fortune-telling is scary.
In order of appearance:
- Hidenori and Yoshitake are revealed to be Virgos.
- The hornet species that perched on Hidenori is the Asian Giant Hornet. It is known for its dangerous sting and is responsible for 30-40 deaths per yer in Japan.