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Heartwarming / Saki Shinohayu -dawn of age-

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  • After the tournament, when Shino goes to apologize to her uncle for running off, he then apologizes to her instead, saying that he was wrong to get her to stop playing mahjong, and that he should have paid more attention to her. That evening, he then gets the mahjong set back from the pawn shop, and they start playing mahjong together again.
  • When Shino and Kanna's meeting is retold from Kanna's POV, Kanna tells Kyouka that she might have been too hard on Shino, and that she was hesitant to include her because not only do they not have time for newcomers with the tournament so close, she doesn't want any of her friends to feel left out. This is proof that Kanna, while still something of a jerk, Took a Level in Kindness, and it can be interpreted that with the tournament over and Reina leaving the club, Kanna took in Shino at the first possible opportunity.
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  • The events near the end of Shino's third chapter as retold from Kanna's POV. Kanna apologizes for turning Shino away, takes playing into someone else's hand with good humor, apologizes to her friends for acting selfishly, and for the first time in a long time, feels as though she's complete, actually giving genuine smiles.

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