Kyoko wakes up early, refreshed, woken by the sound of the gentle splashing waves, just before her alarm clock went off. She decides to go for a morning walk, hoping to hear the crying sands. Despite Tsuruga's warning, she felt it should be okay.
She goes down to the lobby. "Mogami-san?"
Imagine her surprise. (And fear.) She says good morning immediately. Ren greets back. Then he asks her where is she headed.
Kyoko: Uhm.... yeah, I was thinking of getting breakfast, so I'm going to the cafeteria! Ren: The cafeteria doesn't open until 30 minutes later. Kyoko: Oh! I see. Ren: Yashiro has already explained this yesterday. Kyoko: Ooo.. Ha...
Ren sighs. He knows what she's up to. He says she could have called him if she wanted a walk by the shore. She says she couldn't have troubled him this early in the morning, especially since most people are still asleep. She hopes that he wasn't angry. He says it's fine, since she probably was in a difficult position to ask.
Kyoko asks Ren why is he here so early. Now it's his turn to be fidgety. ;) He answers a morning walk help improves health and lifestyle. Kyoko is impressed by that answer.
Apparently, Ren knew exactly what Kyoko was planning, so he lay in ambush here. ^_^
Anyway, Ren knows that she wishes to see the crying sands, so he says to go there. Kyoko says she heard from people at the lobby talking about crying sands near the Daruma Cape. Ren comments it is close to where they were yesterday.
Kyoko almost loses it again, thinking about how if Sho hadn't butt in, they probably would have visited there yesterday. She quickly recovers herself, reminding herself not to go off the deep end again. So Ren and Kyoko heads there.
They reached the spot. Kyoko steps in the sand. She is amazed that it really does give off a "Kyu" sound. Even Ren is impressed. Ren notices something oddly familiar about Kyoko's footsteps. Kyoko gulps, wondering if he is thinking of Bo. 3 options at this point.
To choose to say it is like Bo, will be like digging her own grave.
Best choice is to probably pretend to not hear him. She talks about bringing back some sand to change the subject. Ren talks about foreigners referring this to musical sand or singing sand. Kyoko starts imagining sandman dancing and making music, and she hums some tunes.
Ren talks about this sort of thing being something she likes. He chuckles at her.
Kyoko: Sorry... I'm being weird. Ren: Nope. You're just being you.
Kyoko felt irritated, at the same time embarrassed by that comment.
Anyway, regardless of what she said, they see some markings in the sand. They are scribblings of a heart and some initials. It must have been left by a couple on a date last night. Ren remarks it must have been tough considering the wind last night. Kyoko asks is Ren thinking that those people must be a stupid couple. He says that's not what he was thinking.
Kyoko: So, you wouldn't do anything like that? Ren: Well, that really depends on the person involved. And about you. Kyoko: M-me?! Ren: I was talking about what you're drawing.
Kyoko is actually drawing something in the sand, but she didn't fully noticed it herself until he pointed out. She draws a face of Corn, but it doesn't look at all like him. "Does Corn have such a round face?"
Ren wrote out "Corn" in English, and Kyoko wrote out in Katakana. Kyoko's and Ren's faces came really close. Suddenly, he warns her of danger, then he pulls her away. The tide has come in, and it washes away the writings and all, erasing everything. Ren says she doesn't have to look this sad. He adds that it's a good thing they aren't drenched this time.
Ren comments she really likes Corn. Kyoko confirms, but explains it is different from love, it was like she really misses him. She says her heart races every time she thinks of him, and it always gives her such a warm feeling. Ren says he is envious. How wonderful it must be to carry such memories. (For a moment there, she thought Ren had meant that he was envious of Corn.)
Ren says it's about time they head back. He says they will go to Daruma Cape next time. Kyoko agrees, determined to be there next time.
They head to the Cafeteria, where Yashiro is waiting to greet them. He says they were both gone, so he figures they must be together. Kyoko apologises for not informing him. Yashiro says it's okay, since she will be safe as long as Ren is with her.
Ren tells Yashiro that he is grinning too much. Yashiro says it's normal. He asks where Ren and Kyoko went. Ren says it's just a normal walk. Kyoko says they went to the crying sands spot near Daruma Cape. Yashiro was surprised it existed, and says it's good that they found it.
Anyway, Yashiro talks about the legend of the crying sands. (Kyoko's eyes sparkles at that.) Yashiro says it is a tragic love story. (His glasses shine.) He talks about a war in the area that happened long ago. The son of a shogun, fell in love with the princess of the enemy shogun. The boat they were on capsized, and they drowned. And the crying of the princess reached the sands.
Kyoko immediately worries about being cursed. Yashiro tells her that no one has been cursed so far. He tells her what legend this place is famous for. The couples that have a date by the shore will be together forever. Kyoko comments the princess is kind.
Yashiro cheekily states, "In other words, the 2 of you who went out on a date this morning, your future is set in stone!" 3 options on what response to give.