Nanjiroh’s eyes twinkled. “Ridiculous, eh? I can’t help it. She’s the only person other than your family that have put up with you for so long.” Then his gaze turned earnest. “Eight years, Chibisuke. For eight years, you’ve come and gone, while she waited.”
Ryoma x Sakuno. Most would have given up; but not Sakuno, she patiently waits.