Furuta getting a door closed on him every time he gives Rize gifts or does something ridiculous to catch her attention :'D What a determined Casanova.
You cannot convince me he doesn’t tell knock-knock jokes the entire time.
“Rize, wake up! I picked you a dandelion!” Souta knocks on the door to her quarters in the Sunlit Garden.
She opens the door. “Souta, it’s 5 am. And dandelions are weeds.”
“But you can blow on them and they fly away free!”
Rize shuts the door.
He pounds desperately. “Knock-knock. Who’s there? A dandy. A dandy who? A dandy-lion!”
“Souta, come back here!” Arima chases after the kid, who has stolen IXA.
“Rize, look at me!” he shrieks as he nearly takes Hsaio’s head off. “Oops.”
Rize shakes her head. And shuts herself in her room.
Once his punishment is complete, a bruised Souta totters over to her door.
“Knock-Knock. Who’s there? Arima. Arima who? Arima-gonna-kill you,” he sings.
“Rize, Rize, I bought you a novel!” Souta waves around a copy of Dear Kafka. “It’s got blood and body parts, just like you said you wanted!”
“Aieeee! Thank you!” Rize hugs him. She looks like her cheerful self again. She takes the book - and then isolates herself in her room again.
“Knock-knock, who’s there? Sad Souta. Sad Souta who? Sad Souta who wants to be your friend,” he says, kicking the dirt.
Iyo waves him over. “She’s sad because she’s getting older.”
“You know.” Iyo lowers her voice. “When girl ghouls grow up. The men aren’t nice to them.”
Souta blushes. Someone’s going to force Rize to…no. No. He won’t let them!
“Follow me.” Souta tugs Rize along. His eyes gleam with excitement.
“I should be back,” Rize says.
“No, you’re never going back.” Souta steps back to reveal an unlocked door. “Run.”
“You want to escape, don’t you? I distracted the guards for a bit. Go. Just…don’t forget me.” Souta shoves her forward. He opens the door for her.
“Souta.” Rize steps over the threshold.
“Go. I’m gonna lock you out now.” With tears in his eyes, Souta shuts the door in her face.
“Knock-knock, who’s there? Happy Souta. Happy Souta who? Happy Souta who just saved his love,” he calls out, but Rize is already gone.