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  • Mikuru's mail to Kyon in Chapter 15. To elaborate: Kyon finally admits to Mikuru keeping her photos without her consent and deletes them in front of her, thinking he's being hypocrite after breaking the illegal photo ring. After a really uncomfortable day for both of them, Kyon receives a mail from Mikuru with a photo of herself with a very shy look and skimpy clothing, implying she forgives him.
    Mikuru's mail text: Kyon-kun, if it's a gift, it's okay to keep, right? So, don't feel bad about this!
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  • The entire SOS Brigade playing board games in Chapter 27, which doubles as a "World of Cardboard" Thought.
    In spite of herself, Haruhi smiled. It wasn't quite what she originally had in mind when she was looking for people who were different from 'normal'. She'd thought initially that playing with time travelers, aliens, espers, sliders.... Well, she'd originally thought that having fun would involve using their powers a lot.
    Well ... it wasn't what she had been looking for. But maybe it was what she had wanted, anyway.
  • Pretty much any time the story is told from Imouto's perspective. It shows how much she really does care about Kyon, such as being grateful to Haruhi for making Kyon as popular as she knew he could be, although being worried about losing her older brother to his friends. The best is probably this conversation with Kyon's father:
    Imouto:(answering who 'Haru-nee-san' is) Haruhi! You haven't really met her, though. She's the one that fixed up Kyon!
    Kyon's father: Fixed up Kyon? When did he get broken down?
    Imouto: In middle school. He lost his smile for a really long time. Didn't you notice? But it doesn't matter — Haru-nee-san made him find it again!
    • Not even his parents had realized it, but his little sister did.
  • In the aftermath of the fight at the beach, Kanae finally understands the rest of the brigade can really help her with her troubles and asks Haruhi if she could stay with them instead of running away again. Haruhi's answer makes it clear that, while it's really Kanae's decision (and not the SOS Brigade's) to begin with, everybody wanted her to stay and were waiting for her to make it her own decision.
    "Thank you, Suzumiya-sempai!"
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  • Kyon's sister knew for some time her brother was a hero, so when Kyon told her he just raided a Dark General's note  base and beat up him and his henchmen it was interesting to know but kind of expected. However, after she learned the Dark General wasn't killed or sealed away note  because Kyon ordered him to redeem himself note  she felt especially proud of her brother, giving him a powerful hug and told him he was a good hero.
  • In the aftermath of the SOS Brigade anniversary party Haruhi admits Tsuruya being worried about the Marry Them All scenario she's planning for the girls in the brigade and Kyon and how she isn't sure if she could go on with this without Tsuruya, Mikuru, Yuki and Kanae's support. Tsuruya's answer? "It doesn't matter if you could or couldn't! You don't have to!"
    And that, Haruhi realized, returning her friend's hug, was what really mattered.
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  • "Thank you ... Nii-san."
  • "I categorize you as a friend."
  • Yuki's discussion with Rika.
    Rika: "Nagato-chan, might I ask what your intentions with my nephew are?"
    Yuki: "For the duration of his time in Hinamizawa I have been asked to ensure his safety; I will continue to do that, unless he should ask otherwise."
    Rika: "I meant beyond that."
    Yuki: "The future is ... uncertain."
    Rika: "That doesn't answer my question. I mean, what do you want with him?"
    Yuki: "That which is uncertain; a future."
  • This short exchange between Yuki and Kuyou after Kyon kisses Kuyou in Chapter 57:
    Kuyou: "Where is, 'the special hell'?"
    Yuki: "Unknown."
    Kuyou: "I must find it so that when he goes there, I can go with him."
    Yuki: (nods) "We will search together."
  • Kyon's Inner Monologue in Chapter 60:
    He didn't let himself kiss her back reflexively; he didn't want to do things like that without thinking. If Haruhi and the others were going to be going so far, he had to pay it back. No absently putting his arms around someone, or kissing them just because they were close. From that day forward, he promised himself, everything — all of it — would be intentional. Not just any girls — but the girls he was going to try and be with — and no one else.
  • When Kyon realized why his aunt Rika told him about her brushes with the supernatural: to show Kyon he could, for once, let himself be weak and tell everything about his own supernatural trials to someone who will listen, take his words at face value and understand him.
    • Rika's horror that Kyon immediately believed her. What could possibly have happened in Kyon's life that he believes her immediately? The heartwarming is in how Kyon's weirdness is mostly just hanging out together peacefully.


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