Ugh…Kud is so small I can’t tell the difference between her in the flashback and her in the present. So we still don’t know if the mother is alive or not. More importantly, though…what was that weird moment with Riki when he was trying to call Haruka? Now that I think about it, he hasn’t had a narcoleptic attack in a while. Whatever happened to that condition? Is this related?
So Kud goes off to handle things on her own. I don’t know what to make of it. The first possibility is that she truly does handle everything without the physical presence of the Little Busters (maybe just some mental encouragement). That just seems weird, though…the other possibility is that someone goes over to help her, but I find that strange given the unknown country situation. Even if her mother helps her, I just find it weird without anyone from Japan being present. Either way, Yuiko notices something when Kud says farewell. I’m sure the curse for good luck actually means something other than that and she realizes this.