Safu suspected nothing as the flowers slowly started to close in…
Metanorn’s been a little wonky the past few days, but I think almost everything’s been fixed now. It’s pretty much because we’re too popular, so that’s kind of a good thing, right? I’m just glad things are back to normal so I can shower you all with bromance. Time for number six, episode six!
After hearing about her grandmother’s death, Safu returns to No.6 to collect her belongings and see her in her “grave.” Upon crossing the border, an old lady immediately recognizes her as a No.6 citizen due to how conditioned she is to the bracelet. She didn’t even blink when she had to put it on. The old lady also says something curious…that the wind seems to be following her wherever she goes.
Instead of a typical graveyard, Safu’s grandma’s coffin is in a dimly lit room. The employer ensures Safu that her grandma must have been happy, because she lives in the TWILIGHT HOUSE~ Everyone who lives there is automatically happy! Safu starts to question whether her grandma was really happy in that place, as well as why her only belongings left behind were a scarf and glasses. The knitting needle is gone, and there is absolutely no scent on the scarf. She starts to get really scared when she can’t contact Shion because he’s been charged with a felony.
Looking for answers, Safu visits Shion’s mom, Karan. She’s determined, and questions her right from the get go about Shion’s whereabouts. Karan is hesitant, but eventually tells her that Shion has been living in the West Block. As soon as she finds out, she decides to find Shion because she wants to see him and loves him. His mom hugs her, saying “Awww, that’s sweet, but he’s with Nezumi right now. Good luck, sperm girl.”
Oh thank God, SOMEONE loves my stupid-faced son!
Spermette leaves, and is unfortunate enough to get kidnapped before she even takes a half step out of the city. Shion’s mom sees it all happen from the alley, and sends Nezumi a message about the kidnapping. Meanwhile, Shion is helping to bury one of Inukashi’s dogs. As per usual, Nezumi is a prick and taunts Inukashi with all he’s got. It works like a charm, and she goes ballistic.
Back at home, the two boys talk about the wasps attacking No.6. Nezumi is amused, while Shion is apprehensive and wants to protect his mom. He tells Nezumi that he will have to try and make a serum for a cure before the spring and bring it there. When he tells Nezumi that he’s been borrowing syringes and beakers from Balding Man, Nezumi roundhouse kicks him, mounts him, and grips his neck. Shion doesn’t resist, even when Nezumi brings out a knife. No matter what, that boy trusts Nezumi with his life.
Obligatory super gay scene of the week
Nezumi feels he’s proven his point after drawing some blood, but Shion refuses to drop the issue. He wants to know why Nezumi personally hates No.6 so much, and if it has to do with the scar on his back. Nezumi refuses to tell him, since they’ll become enemies anyways. It’s either all or nothing for him, and Shion’s attempts to make everyone happy just don’t work in this sort of world. Even his idea for fixing everything by just destroying a physical border between the West Block and No.6 is childish and far too idealistic. Shion is completely shot down by Nezumi, but he still has to throw in a “I’ll always stay by your side!” to finish the conversation. Nezumi sulks in his room as Shion goes out for a walk to cool his head. He gets Karan’s message, and almost runs to tell Shion the news. However, he hesitates when he realizes Shion will run to No.6 when he hears the news. Should he tell him? Having Shion leave and risk his life takes a much greater toll on his heart than he ever thought it would.
Well, at least now I can sniff his jacket since he’s gone.
I’m sorry, but the flowers got to your grandma before we did. She fought bravely, but couldn’t hold them off forever…
But sir, there are only some cheez-its and a stick on gum in here, I don’t understand…
I WANT YOUR SON’S SPERM. I MUST GO.
The number of episodes until Nezumi and Shion get it on.
End Thoughts: Seeing as this is a short series, I had to expect one of those slower, “build-up” episodes soon. Nezumi and Shion’s relationship has pretty much been established as much as it can for now, so it’s time for the No.6 mysteries to step into the spotlight a little more. It was slow, but not necessarily a bad episode in the grand scheme of things. The more the build-up, the more intense the finale.
The first part was mainly Safu, who I am pretty neutral towards. She’s pretty plain and boring aside from her one outstanding trait of being blunt and a bit reckless now and then. It’s hard to take a real shining to her when she’s pitted against cool characters like Nezumi or lovable dorks like Shion. She’s dull, but SOMEONE has to figure out the secrets on the inside. As expected, she figured out something was wrong about No.6 almost immediately after her grandma died. Hopefully she’s of good use to Shion and Nezumi…I wonder how they’ll react when they meet. I also wonder how I’LL react if she ends up stealing Shion away from Nezumi. I know it’s sad, but it’s almost destiny for a fujoshi to dislike any female character that cockblocks a hot, guy on guy pairing. It’s literally something we can’t control. Stay buddy-buddy so I can still like you, alright girly?
Not that I think Safu can really compete with Nezumi. Shion’s made it very clear how he feels, and if that preview is any indication of things to come….well, she’s kind of screwed. I doubt Nezumi will admit it that quickly, but a few episodes after the kiss, I’m sure he’ll come around. For now, Nezumi is doing his best to distance himself from Shion so he doesn’t become a liability. He’s already grown far too attached to him than he should. I don’t see the harm in telling Shion his past though, given the fact that he’s as attached as he will EVER BE to Nezumi. Is it really such a sensitive topic for him? Perhaps he was raised in No.6, and things aren’t as black and white as he likes to make Shion believe. Maybe he just made things black and white in order to make a set decision and have nothing holding him back, such as regrets. MAYBE I’M SPECULATING TOO MUCH, BUT I WANT TO KNOW.
Preview: Safu escapes from the facility with some mysterious man. At least, that’s what it looks like. Nezumi will most likely break the news about Safu’s capture to Shion, and he’ll go straight to No.6. After some coaxing from Inukashi, I think Nezumi will chase after his precious Shion. Also, HOLY SHIT THEY MIGHT KISS. IF BONES TROLLS US, I AM GOING TO CRUSH SOMEONE’S WINDPIPE WITH MY TEETH.
Fem!Nezumi screencaps are ALWAYS APPROPRIATE