Making sure I have no regrets... that would just be self-serving, nothing more. It's all right. I mean, this is a great memory in itself, right?
But... If you're the kind of person who can devote herself like that to someone, then I'll bet you anything there's someone out there who'll fall in love with you.
You're right. Whether I ever see that girl again or not, that doesn't change the fact that this promise is important to me. I'm gonna go on treasuring it.
Love does not hurt when you're loving the right person.
Oh? What are you surprised about!? Do you think that I'm someone who would give up after being rejected just once!? Hospitalized or not, I shall continue to polish myself and become even moooore of a spectacular lady, and return to you!!
To enjoy my youth properly. She might've been talking about something like this. To live without thinking about consequences or what's around me with all my strength. That's what it was about...
I confessed you know!? Many, many times! Even though I knew the answer from my mouth... with my voice! I confessed you know!? Have you ever looked at Raku straight in the eyes!? Is that all you've got for Raku!? At least for the last time, you need to be a little more truthful to yourself!! If you really liked him, then you can't just pretend like nothing ever happened!!
The length of time you've been in love isn't the only thing that matters, right?
Traditions that don't benefit people today are worthless.
So you feel like you're being dishonest or something? That's not true. It's a great thing to come to like someone. If you ask me... The important thing here is, that you have to make a clear choice between the two of them.
I won't come to hate you! Never! Regardless of what happens in the future!
Why did you run away, Chitoge-chan? No... I don't want this... I won't be happy with you just giving up... To end up liking the same person. It's painful, for sure but Chitoge-chan, you like him enough to not be able to face him again after that, don't you? Regardless of who ends up with him, I want to be satisfied when it happens. I thought for sure that you think the same way. Is there a reason why that can't happen? Tell me Chitoge-chan...
Holding in your own feelings like that... ye think tha' no one's gonna get hurt since ye're not lettin' it show to anyone? Tha's just the same as goin' 'round hurting everyone anyway!! What ye're doin' isn't ye keepin' everyone dear to ye!! Ye're just protectin' yerself!!! Ye're just 'fraid of gettin' hurt! Losin' yer nerve! Ye're just scared!!
Once you find out whom you made the promise to, will you really be able to fall in love with her?
It's just... a love that's continued for many years without straying is something that, to anyone who sees it, is beautiful and impossible to fault. But... Though it may be short, and it may be something that's become crooked and bent partway through, if they're serious about the way they feel... then I don't think that's something that isn't beautiful.
You have no intention of reciprocating my daughter's feelings, do you? So what gives you the right to speak in that way? Perhaps you wish to appease your guilty conscience. Would you not call that "hypocrisy"?
I'll tell you a way that I heard to figure out if you like someone or not. Imagine, when you find a rainbow, when you found a shooting star, when you found a cafe you like, when your change is 777 yen or something. If it's Raku, it's fine to imagine the first time a leaf stood up in your tea. When you found a beautiful sunset, or if you found your taste in music, or if you win a pretty good prize in the lottery, those small things in everyday life. When you encounter those small happiness or luck, who is the very first person you want to tell that to? Whose face came into your mind?
I'm used to gettting clobbered by her and all. But damn. A slap on the face hurts so much more.
I've decided to take this unrequited love, and quietly put it away in a corner of my heart as a bittersweet page of my youth. It can't be helped, if there's nothing you can do, then there's nothing else you can do.