“did [sukeroku] just willingly throw his life away?? AND CONSCIOUSLY LEAVE HIS DAUGHTER BEHIND??? did he think at all about how konatsu would feel???? idk that just really didn’t feel in character to me :/ he’s a selfless guy and to throw away his life so easily leaving the two people who loved him most behind… like kiku’s a grown-ass man he can deal with it but KONATSU. WHAT THE HELL.”
And now I’m kicking myself in the face because IT ALL MAKES SENSE. He didn’t consciously make the decision to leave his daughter behind. He didn’t get a chance to. Just fuck me up.