Finally caught up with the latest episode (more like, caffeine subs finally caught up with it). Starting to get the whole point of the story now. Took them long enough to have a direction. I swear the whole pattern of this anime so far has been “They do random stuff and go to random places which causes hidden plot points to suddenly pop out”
It’s her fault for being a bitch about it, that’s what. Noel didn’t get all bitchy about it :<
Joking and personal bias aside, it is mostly Nonoka’s fault for not saying goodbye properly (she was a stupid kid) and forcing herself to forget her memories (she is still a stupid kid). I think that much was shown well enough in eps 7 and 8. But relationships aren’t as easy as being aware of who is at fault since they need emotions to go along with it. Like I’m pretty sure if Nonoka apologized, but didn’t mention the meteor shower, she wouldn’t have patched things up with Shione. It was the meteor shower that sparked Shione’s emotions to accept Nonoka again
Anyways, regarding the ending. I don’t know if it was obvious to others, but the idea I got out of it was Shione realizes that Noel is the disc and that the only way for the meteor shower to happen again is for the disc/Noel to disappear. Noel wants to sacrifice herself so that Shione and Nonoka can become happy again by watching the meteor shower. Shione decides to distance herself from Nonoka to prevent Noel from disappearing (kind of give her a “we will never be friends again so you don’t need to try” vibe to Noel). While that is one way to achieve the end result, I wouldn’t say that it is the smartest.
Then again Noel did say they will watch it together so maybe Shione (and myself included) is getting the wrong idea