Who will be left crying? Who will be left happy?
This is it. If you think about episode 21 is the climax, I think the “aftermath” is building up to the climax as well. Amazing episode once again as Bokura ga Ita is reaching its ending soon with 4 more episodes to go. It still keeps me guessing who will end up with who.
If anything, someone will get hurt. I do not know who.
We see Takeuchi bringing Nana home, telling her to take a rest as Yano rushed over by taxi to reach her. He explained how he had rushed to the meeting area and came over here. However, she was too sad to listen as she told him to go away as she entered her house. Takeuchi then told him that Nana was never very confident. He also said that it was probably the right thing to do but the real meaning of this was not whether he did it right, but that he had caused Nana to cry once again.
As Nana slept on her bed, Yano continued to press the house bell, trying to get her. When she continued to block him off, he walked off alone in the cold snow. The next day, it seemed that Yano had a fever due to two hours walking home as he had spent all his money taking the taxi. In class, Nana’s friends were asking her about the “experience”. Just when she said there was nothing happening, Yano came in and tried to chat with her, only to be ignored and shoved. Yano then collapsed from the shove, due to him being extremely weak already. Nana also met up with Takeuchi at the corridor, but she seemed to be rather cold as Takeuchi asked if she was also avoiding him.
After class, Nana and her two friends were talking about the decision made by Yano to visit Yuri instead of him. It was then that Nana realized that it was probably her lack of trust and insecurity in the relationship as one of her friends said Yano only went to Yuri because he trusted her completely and expected her not to misunderstand. Nana, in her thoughts, realized that it was probably because of the disclosure that Yano and Yuri had sex, that caused her to be extremely insecure.
At Yano’s house, we realized that he had been resting for a day as Yuri came over, bringing notes for him. He was exceptionally cold to her due to the confession he made, as well as remembering what Nana had said about her. Yano’s mother brought some pudding in, only for Yano to retort that Yuri should eat it quickly and leave. With that, she left, meeting Nana at the doorstep. Nana told Yuri not to call Yano again because she did not like it and that she’s his girlfriend. The fact that Yuri is ex-Nana’s sister would make Yano confused.
However, Yuri replied back in a very fierce and abased way (very unlike her) that she was there when Yano needed help, when he was happy, when ex-Nana died and the aftermath of the incident. She knew Yano much better than her and could take care of him, unlike Nana. With that, Takeuchi came over to the house. Nana said she tried her best to be considerate but kept failing. Takeuchi said everyone was not perfect and misunderstanding occurred even though you tried so hard to avoid it. Yano then spoke, with the trees blocking Nana. He then said that he could not avoid hurting Nana and felt so not confident about the relationship.Nana then ran off, with Takeuchi giving chase.
Yano then asked again whether there was anyone else visiting. As he left the house, he saw the chick telephone accessory and he knew that Nana did come. On the other hand, Takeuchi caught the running Nana. She told him not to be so nice when she’s at her weakest and crying. He then told her to smile and return to her old self. Takeuchi then confessed, saying that it would be better for her to be with him because he would never make her cry and would protect her. He would always be the first to come when she needed help.
At the end, we realized that Yano’s mother is going on a divorce and a friend had recommended her a job. She said she probably could not find a job ever if she did not take this opportunity. With that, Yano mouthed that they were leaving for Tokyo. The last shot was a climate scene, with Takeuchi proclaiming that he would protect her, with Nana with a soft tear in her eye.
I realize very slowly that the whole relationship twisted very badly after around episode 17. It took me so long to realize that it is in fact Nanami who is very insecure and not confident about her love on the likes. In fact, Yano who has been portrayed slightly as insecure is not the one, but it is Nana-san. I wonder why it took me so long to figure that out. It is apparently clear that she also realized her faults in the relationship, especially her not trusting that Yuri and Yano had nothing together. Well, Yano at the very least had no feelings whatsoever with Yuri.
Am I the only person to pity Yuri? She is just about the biggest victim here. Yano broke up with her sister and she, who is in love with Yano, is used as a tool (as well for sex) to recover from his ordeal. What the hell? The worst thing is that she still likes him a lot, only to always get his cold shoulder. That is one of the biggest mistakes that Yano has done and Yano has been avoiding the topic altogether. At least give me a proper answer, Yano.
Takeuchi is clearly in no fault in my opinion. Granted that Yano and Nana are currently an item. However, to see the girl that you like so much suffering in her relationship will do wonders. Hence, I feel that Takeuchi’s confession has little wrong to it. In fact, I believed in his words that Nana will be much happier with him and there are in fact a few love sparks between the two, just not awakened yet.
Takeuchi has gone through a lot. Firstly, he had to see his best friend and the girl he likes get together. Secondly, he has to clamp down on his own feelings in order to fulfill the two of them. It is really enough time, and about time that he did something about it. Go, Takeuchi, win her heart.
I am a staunch supporter of Nana x Takeuchi because even though both are not confident, Takeuchi is definitely self sufficent. It is clear from the various sacrifices that he has done for Nana that he can be very dependable. I do wish, even though it will be less exciting, that the two will come together. I just got a feeling he will get rejected at episode 23…
I think the next week’s preview has to do with more Yuri and Yano. Wonderful episode…I can’t wait for the next episode to come out.