Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! – 03
“I Won’t Cry”
With everyone’s emotions jumping from one end of the spectrum to the other, this week’s episode was full of laughs and surprisingly touching moments.
Boy was I wrong when I thought that Sora and Miu were okay with letting their entire world get turned upside down. Seeing how they seemed unfazed when they faced anything that reminded them of their parents, I was afraid that Yuuta was the only one who being affected by what happened last week! As I watched him try to be considerate of his nieces’ feelings, I was surprised when it felt like all of his effort was just going to waste.
And as things continued along, it felt like everything was going wrap up pretty smoothly — especially after Yuuta and Miu found a few good solutions to having four people living in an apartment designed for one. With the living arrangements settled and zero accidentally seen naked bodies, who would have expected such a bombshell of a surprise was waiting to explode just before the episode ended?
Like most huge surprises, all it takes is a few of the right words to light the fuse. And just as Hina started asking about her parents before anyone could interrupt her, I had a feeling things were about to go downhill. But even as Miu rushed out and Sora was trying to hold it in, I was once again surprised with how well everyone handled the situation. The biggest part for me had to be watching Sora try to maintain her composure as the oldest sister as she somehow fought the urge to just break down in tears. When you take a second to really think about the situation she’s facing, it’s really touching just how hard she tries to preserve the mood and contain her feelings even when the death of her parents are just as strongly eating away at her.
As everything settles into place, I can’t wait to see just how well everyone fares once they all re-enter the real world. From figuring out what school Miu and Sora are going to attend to who’s going to babysit Hina during the day, things aren’t going to get any easier for our new father. But as we saw when Kouichi happened to stumble on Yuuta and his nieces, hopefully everyone we’ve seen previously will be able to help him out. Except the mega-otaku-hentai guy.