Thats a good point. Though: Yakumo is too shy to clearly say to them: "Like hell iwould allow his to be put with someone other then me". But has strongly reacted to the variant of Harima X Sawachika putting. Two explanations are possible: Odou and Onigiri. But she is OK with Tenma X Harima pairing. Let me tell you my answer to tquestrion why? in the end of this post.First thing she put Harima's and Tenma's dolls together but that's not all.
Right, a huge problem. For now.The importat thing is what Yakumo thought about Harima... she has an "ideal" Harima in her mind: an Harima who likes Tenma and doesn't change his heart anytime soon. She appreciates this side of his character ("a strong heart that won't sway")... but this is a VERY bad thing for Onigiri. Onigiri means that he will have to somehow change his heart which in Yakumo's opinion will make Harima "cheaper". Quite the problem for the faction.
Although Yakumo has already attacked Eri in the previous chapter (her last phrase was pretty offecive - not words, but facial expression and probably voice), she is still too "weak" against the influence of her older sister, who (it is important to my mind) was her life reason for the last few years. Yakumo lived and served her sister, nothing else; we see none of her friends from junior or middle schools, no ex boyfriends, no precious people. Tenma, the only one who loved her just besouse they are family (quoted from Kolox) was the only one truly important for her. Only a year ago Yakumo started to change, making friends (Sara, then Harima, then her classmates). But Tenma still is - a year is too little period for personality to change complitely - her most precious person. It's hard to just throw away your recent lifereason saying: "Nah, i don't care anymore". To do that, Yakumo needs to grow up more. For now this step for her is impossible. Thats why she is OK with Odou, even if she has an interest inHarima by herself. And, btw, she doesn't need to warry, her sister won't take Harima since she is already obsessed with Karasuma. The only possible rival is Eri, and here, when Flag doll pairing variant appeares, Yakumo reacts offencively. Just like in ch205.
I think it is a problem only for now. If Yakumo will develop, then she will be able to act even against her sister. Kindly, trying not to hurt her, but against.
The quesion of "Harima won't change his mind that easily" is Sawachikaphobia question too. She just can't stand him being with Eri. no matter how. He can't switch to that person that easily, tahts the meaning. Not - from my sister to another woman. Yakumo knows that Tenma doesn't need Harima after all.
Since i like posting and interpriting pictures i'll use this your phrase and do it once more:And as little extra (that's more bent to interpreting) there is the bittersweet smile of Yakumo on page 8 when she answer Inaba's question. In that smile there is no will to fight for him: as little sister she will just support Tenma/Harima.
"Have Harima-senpai confessed to you?"
Yakumo: surprise - how it is even possible?!
Second one - dreaming: maybe it is? How great it would be....
(and Sara surprised - why Yakumo looks like that?) And flowers - why are flowers ther if she is just denying? It's not like KJ just like drawing them no matter if it is a symbol or not.
P.S. I hope you will post regulary from now on.