[2/7 Characters] → Kisa
Much love to any sort of Kyoko/Tohru flashback because you know, mother and daughter feelings and emotions all over the place (widowed single ex-gang member bringing up her super polite and adorable little girl. Best little family right there).
But, if you’ve read the Kyoko chapter in the Fruits Basket manga that focuses on her relationship with Tohru’s father and how she coped (or rather, didn’t cope. At all) after his death, there’s a whole new layer of emotion here, because Kyoko means it: it’s because of Tohru that she can go on.
Like I said: fucking mother and daughter emotions everywhere.
Episode 1 [Fruits Basket Highlights]
you need to surround yourself with others. as you get to know them, of course you take the chance that you’ll end up hurting them, or they’ll end up hurting you. one of those things might very well happen. that’s the only way we learn about others, and about ourselves…someday, you’re going to meet someone who truly wants to be your friend, and you theirs…
You deserve this pain. But don’t you think this is the end of it. I’m going to make you regret you were ever involved with us. I’ll make you suffer the way we suffer.
“Oh, yeah. May I ask you a question? When snow melts, what does it become?”
“It becomes water, of course.”
“Bzzt-bzzt! It becomes spring!”
As long as I carry them with me, as long as I can keep holding on, then someday I’ll be strong enough that those memories don’t hurt me anymore, and I’ll be glad that I have them. That’s what I believe with all my heart.
Mingling with people, hurting them, getting hurt by them. That’s how you learn about people and about yourself. If you don’t, you’ll never care about anyone but yourself. You may be a black belt fighter, but you’re still a white belt in dealing with people.