Finally had some time to read this. Hopefully I can catch up for good this weekend.
I enjoyed this bit as well. With these good parts I feel like I could really like this but then the other parts happen and I’m like…why.
I wonder how deep the キョン/ハルヒ mystery will go. I like my books to go full crazy with unexpected things that yet were somehow foreshadowed so I’m curious. (I feel like that -yet- makes this weird grammar but don’t know how to fix it natives send help).
I also liked seeing 朝比奈 have a longer conversation without ハルヒ around in which she actually seems like a human being and not just someone to harass.