「カオルと旦那」 (Kaoru to Danna (12.8))
“Kaoru and Her Husband”
The basis of any healthy relationship is a basic understanding of each other’s wants and needs. Even if the pair share little to no hobbies or interests, being able to provide what the other wants to a certain degree can trump even the bleakest of situations. Something which I think this week’s episode highlighted really, really well.
All Just A Dream?
Something I really like about this show is how it constantly reminds us that Hajime and Kaoru aren’t the most obvious pair to someone looking from the outside. They share very little hobbies, live in completely different worlds at times, and sometimes wonder how they ended up with each other. But no matter how bleak the situation seems or how bad one of them screws up, their relationship is based off of a foundation of mutual respect for each other. A respect that’s grown into something I think you could call true love. Because if you really think about it, true love isn’t a relationship that looks perfect from the inside but one that’s perfect from the inside.
Which is why I can totally understand Hajime questioning a few things about his relationship at the end of the episode. Because for as amazing and awesome being in love with someone is, the scariest part is you’re also handing them your heart. For good or bad, once you’ve passed a certain point all that’s left is to trust in them and hope that they won’t smash that fragile part into a million tiny pieces.
With the episodes count getting closer and closer to where last season left off, I’m really hoping that we’ll get to see our favorite couple’s bundle of joy. Until then, I’m going to just sit here patiently as I contemplate what I’m going to do if we go further back in time instead of forward.