An Emergent Situation (非常事態 Hijōjitai) is the 33rd chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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While Eiichiro is having hard-time against Iwasa, Iwasa gets a cramp because he pushed himself over his limit, resulting Eiichiro to win the match. After the match, Iwasa asks Eiichiro the reason Eiichiro plays tennis.


Even though Iwasa is at disadvantage, it did not stop him from hitting a difficult spot. From Iwasa's coach's point of view, Iwasa has totally gone into serious mode. Eiichiro has no choice but to desperately hit all Iwasa's attacks. When Iwasa suddenly stops, the audience thinks that it is the usual case but Eiichiro notices that Iwasa is having a cramps.

After the referee checks Iwasa's condition, the match resumes. Since this is the first time that Iwasa gets so serious in a match, he did not notice the current condition of his body. Due to Iwasa's cramps, Eiichiro manages to win the last two points and the match.

After the match, Eiichiro approaches Iwasa and asks on how Iwasa's techniques are related to his drawings. Eiichiro wants to play Iwasa again as their match seems to be anti-climatic but Iwasa tells Eiichiro that Iwasa will lessen his time in playing tennis so that he could focus on drawing on a canvas. Iwasa, then, asks Eiichiro why he plays tennis. Iwasa is surprised at Eiichiro's answer and tells Eiichiro that he may experience an intense battle against Araya.