Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on January 30, 2012
Flashback: Young Miju pouted and told young Yuuga that she wants to return to their old house. Miju whined that she hates this small loft, small and dirty, and the next door is also disgusting. The station and the school are both far away, and their old house had a courtyard. Yuuga told her that it can’t be helped because their parents divorced, and she better not mention those things to their mother. Miju said that she knows that it is because their system of values isn’t the same anymore. Yuuga didn’t reply. He wondered what they told her. Teary-eyed, Miju said, “..but, even if it is like this, why should we have to live separately? Why..can’t everyone just live together?” End flashback. Yuuga wakes up from his dream. He hears some noise in the kitchen. Reading a cookbook, Towako is cooking. Yuuga suddenly grabs her from behind and asks what she is doing. Towako says that she is making hamburgers for the bento box. Yuuga looks at the unidentified censored thing that Towako is cooking on the pan. Putting on his glasses, Yuuga pushes Towako aside. He tells her that he’ll do it, and he really can’t be at ease without Tsubaki around. When Towako tries to protest that this is the job of a wife, Yuuga gives her a kiss and tells her that her job is ‘this’. He smiles and says, “Understand?” Blushing, Towako just mutters in agreement, and she can’t believe he did that when they are in the public[/shared] kitchen. She can’t help but be frustrated for she felt that she had lost against Yuuga, but then, at least, she helped prepare the ingredients. Soon, Yuuga has finished cooking a Japanese-style breakfast of rice, fish, miso soup and pickles. Towako exclaims that he is amazing and how did he do it. Yuuga says that he is already used to it, since he has been doing it, even before they got married. He would do it either at work or at the kitchen. Towako looks thoughtful and thinks that this is giving her the feeling of reality. She comments that before, Yuuga would cook, clean, do the laundry.. passing his everyday life in such a small narrow house without any company..it’s so amazing. Yuuga angrily asks if she is praising him[/exaggerating].