You'd think Kaneki would put two and two together lol. In his defense - admittedly a weak one lol -, he probably took what Itori said about ghoul mothers as gospel truth (that and the whole 'being busy with OEK stuff' thing). Why, after confirming his suspicions, he didn't talk to her, I wonder? (besides plot reasons) Maybe it’s related to him going somewhere...? Touka, even after reading the letter, should be safe for now. I mean she doesn't have any info about the letter (1)
Hello Anon and actually I was under the impression that Kaneki quit being dense in the new chapter and that he caught on about Touka’s pregnancy. First, Nishiki messed up xD
Then Kaneki ran to Touka and asked her several times about her body and health maybe hoping she’d confirm what Nishiki was implying…
but she seemed not to have anything to say so he thought he misunderstood until he saw the calendar…
And I personally think that’s when he caught on. :)
As for why he didn’t talk to her, well, she clearly didn’t want to mention it, seeing how she threw him out of her room when he saw the calendar, so he probably also realized that she had a reason for not mentioning it so far and thus he didn’t press the subject further.
It was also probably a bit of a crazy realization, I mean, did you see how he ran when Nishiki told him? xD If he did realize about what the calendar meant and that he got a confirmation, then his brain might have temporarily stopped working under the surprise and the shock effect! I wonder if it is related to him not being in his room at the end of the chapter indeed, but I’m supposing we will have the answer next week. :)
About Furuta: yes, I completely agree with you, Anon! Targeting Yoriko is a move against Kaneki (that’s Mutsuki’s side of the plan) and a move against the Kuroiwa family (that’s more Furuta’s side of the plan). :)
Finally, about Yoriko, the thing is, with this official document, Touka knows at least that she was arrested and sentenced to death for the CCG and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why, especially when Mutsuki already tried to achieve the same results with a fake hand.
As for what Touka herself will do, it’s the dilemma that I discussed about here and here: Touka will have to decide between endangering her baby to save Yoriko or accepting that she doesn’t stand a chance (logically speaking) and thus choosing to do “nothing” and to protect her baby instead.
In my opinion, considering how Touka matured…
…and was able to keep her cool attitude during her fight against Mutsuki, I wouldn’t be surprised if her reaction was to confront Kaneki about it instead of rushing there, but…
- she’s pregnant and has mood swings
- there is the fact that Kaneki hid that fact from her in the first place
These two points go together, as in, her pregnancy could be the reason she won’t rush to the CCG because she can realize that she doesn’t stand a chance and that it could be dangerous for the baby. At the same time, since Kaneki hid that fact from her, she might believe that he won’t save Yoriko and thus end up going by herself, if she can’t agree to the idea of her friend dying because of her.
Honestly, as of right now time is probably short for reflection (since it took some days before Kou delivered the letter) so if Kaneki can’t be found maybe she’ll act on her own, but I’d rather see her confronting Kaneki first.
…Unless we’re supposed to keep going with the miscommunication and that:
- Touka, having realized about Yoriko’s predicament, goes to the CCG in Kaneki’s stead, despite her pregnancy
- Kaneki, having realized about Touka’s pregnancy, finds out that Touka went on her own to the CCG because he hesitated and that she’s now within their hands
- since Kanou is at the CCG, he might be interested by Touka’s pregnancy which would still be a guarantee that she’ll survive despite going to the CCG, because Kanou is interested by the nature of the future baby (V could even do the trick, since they wanted Eto at some point)
- or the theories about Mutsuki stabbing Touka in the womb and killing the baby will turn out to be accurate
- Furuta’s plan about building his image of the super villain won’t be altered if he allows horrible thing to happen to Touka when she’s a pregnant young woman (remember the Ghoul counter measure law, article 13 clause 2? “It is prohibited to cause more pain to a ghoul than necessary”, I’d say he could have fun with horrifying people with trespassing this one).
Just like last week, I feel that the amount of possibilities is just crazy and I can’t really decide about one that is more likely than the others, so I hope it was understandable, Anon!
Thanks for passing by, I hope you had a nice weekend too! :)