It is Eri's fault for not being able to fit into conversation. It is Eri who need to get along with Harima, not Tenma, so it is her who must work on this.
Originally Posted by Swampstorm
Looking at how Eri didn't care about Tenma being friendly with Harima till now, Tenma could make a conclusion: Eri-chan is not bothered by me spending time with Harima.
That first half, which she knows, is more than enough to dictate the proper course of action. If she knows that Eri loves Harima, and if she herself has no interest in pursuing Harima at her friend's expense, then she should know better than to place herself in between.
She wanted to, I agreed at my previous post already. But again, it was not the only motive of her acting.
You need to rewatch that episode, then. Eri wanted to pair the two up. As a matter of fact, even in the very next episode, Eri secretly prompts Karasuma to encourage Tenma - just to make Tenma feel better. Eri has been one of Tenma's greatest supporters in Tenma's quest to win over Karasuma. For that matter, when any one of the other three girls have a problem, Eri is usually the one to step in - as also seen during Mikoto's breakup with Asou, or Akira's doubts for writing the play in S2 Ep.4. Eri devotes herself to her friends, which is why she tends to be even more sensitive to acts of betrayal.
It's not pride. It's a mischievous expression - the same one that she has when she teases Mikoto during the sleepover. Eri definitely wants to help Tenma out - but she has her own way of doing things. That's part of what makes her so charming.
I like Eri's way of doing such things when she helped Akira; but I don't like how she helped Tenma at bus - helping you friends and hurting them at the same time - not very kind.
I can't agree with just "mischievous". It is far too soft. I can se pride there. Anyways, interpriting images involves privat preferences in process, so both of us may be wrong.
You mean Eri thinks that Tenma is capable of flirting with 2 guys at the same time?
In 204, Eri mentions something along the lines of:
"Tenma, what am I ever going to do with you? Don't you know what I'm going through?"
Eri doesn't take action because she believes that Tenma's interference is unintentional. That changes when she catches Harima and Tenma meeting in secret in the classroom, in Ch.207.
That's not correct. She thought that it was unintentional at first, which is why she was quiet about it. Ch.207 changes all that.
Eri knows that Tenma loves Karasuma - knows from the very beginning. She knows how much she loves him. And she knows Tenma - she is clueless and stupid, but not that type of person, who supports polygamy. Do she really belive that Tenma is intom Harima? I doubt it.
If she now starts to belive that Tenma is interfering intentionally => Tenma wants Harima to herself. I doubt even the possibility of Eri starting to think that way.
I think what makes her angry is another thing - she is not used to losing, especially to Tenma. And now she is losing.
All that Tenma needs to do is to demonstrate her good intentions. Once she does that, Eri won't have a problem with her. The fight started because it seemed like Tenma was going after Harima behind her back.
Same as above, I don't think that Eri belives that Tenma is trying to get Harima => Eri can't think that Tenma is preffering guy over friendship.
Actually, Eri is still abiding by those words. Because if Eri feels that Tenma has betrayed her friendship by going after Harima behind her back, she'll naturally want to cut off their relationship.
I don't see her face, it is not shown, so I can't see if she is sad or not.
Note also, that she was sad when she sent off that message, as that second last frame in 208 shows. The situation is remarkably similar to the one with Mikoto.
It is similar indeed.