They skipped the sex scene. I mean I get it, they're minors and blah blah. But even after the short skip in time, they didn't position the characters right. Why is he sitting on the bed still fully dressed, but she's laying in bed completely naked. Did he just pull it through the fly and do it that way? That's weird.
Wait, are they completely skipping the fishing segment? I mean granted, it's actually a very unimportant segment in the novel, since none of the characters introduced in THAT part carry on through the rest of the story at all, but still. I was kind of looking forward to it ;;
Regardless of 16.5, this is what was supposed to happen post-argument.
A single candle atop the table stayed burning; its thin rays of light made Asuna's skin glow faintly as she slept in my arms. I ran a finger gently down her white back; the warm and smooth feeling that traveled up from my fingertips was absolutely intoxicating.
Speaking of which, the show cut off their argument before it was supposed to end. This was supposed to be said next (before time jump):
“I'm sorry, I was wrong!! Bu...But, anyway, can you... like... actually d-do it...? In SAO...?”
Asuna dropped her attacking stance and was a bit taken aback, although still furious. Then she asked:
“You, you mean you don't know...?”
“No, I don't...”
Then, Asuna's expression changed suddenly from one of anger to one of embarrassment, before she explained in a small voice:
“...That is... In the options menu, all the way on the bottom... there's an option called «Ethic Code Off».”
It was the first time I had ever heard of such a thing. I'm sure this wasn't available during the beta test, nor was it mentioned in the manual. To think that this was another price that I had to pay for playing as a solo player and not having any interest except fighting.
But this information raised a new question that I couldn't help but think about. Since I still hadn't fully recovered my ability to think straight, I unintentionally said it out loud:
“...Have... Have you ever done it before...?”
Once again, Asuna's iron fist erupted in sparks right before my face.
"O-Of course not, you idiot—!! I just heard about it from the other girls in the guild!!"
I hurried to kneel down on the ground before her and apologized endlessly. It took several minutes before I finally managed to calm her down.
Heavily alluding to them having sex in the time jump. Not that that even matters, since in episode 11 they don't even hesitate to put them in bed together.
Yeah, this last episode and the next episode should be the last sidestory that we'll see for the anime, I believe. And Yui is actually an integral character in the story anyway so I can't even really call it a sidestory.