My tablet (which has been barely working for the past year or so) is
officially dead, so nothing new from me until the new one arrives (which
will hopefully be before the week is over, but I really have no idea)! Sorry for even more delays, and have a nice week, friends!
tl;dr: Tablet’s dead. New one soon. I’m dead, too.
Hinowa, about Tsukuyo: She always tries to bear the burden alone. I’m always so worried. Protecting me and Yoshiwara for so long, when she’s only a woman… Yet she never tries to rely on other people when something happens. She’s so focused on protecting others that she doesn’t allow others to protect her. But it’s different with you people. When she’s with you, she’s able to relax. Able to face you on equal footing and ask for help or offer help. You people are a true marvel… Any heavy burden, any attempt to shun others feels stupid when we’re around you.
Otose, about Gintoki: Always seemed as though he were looking for something. Butting in where he wasn’t wanted and pitting his own body to protect the things that were important for other people. Almost like he was trying to atone for something. Meanwhile, he kept nothing for himself. Didn’t get close to anyone. He was always alone…But you know… There were other strays who were drawn to that idiot. Soon he could no longer stay alone. Maybe he just learned from them. That fatalism won’t make anyone happy. That’s life. Rough, isn’t it? But you know, when I see the expressions on those three faces, I start to feel that it’s not too bad.
“In approximately two days’ time, when we arrive back at Nassau, you and I will both be unceremoniously expelled from this ship. That would seem to be an impediment to your plan.“ “In less than two days, I intend to be a captain again.“ - - - “I suppose you warned me… didn’t you?
To avoid that course through the shipping lanes.
Perhaps it was my hubris that drove me to it.
To show you I had it in me to lead.
But as I sit here, I’m forced to consider another possibility.
That course we charted… perhaps none of us would have thought of it at all had you not raised it in the first place.
That you orchestrated it all.
The deaths, the destruction, the loss.
All to achieve this very moment.
Is it possible a man could do such a thing? Congratulations, Captain.”