In Fruits Basket episode 15, "I Wouldn't Say That," Shigure Shouma and Hatori Shouma arranged for Tooru Honda, Yuki Shouma, and Kyou Shouma to go on a retreat to one of the Shouma family vacation houses. Its view of the lake was beautiful, and Tooru was excited to explore. But she's also terribly worried. Yuki and Kyou acted very distant and aloof to the point where she began to wonder what she'd done to upset them. Before she could sort it out, Kyou tripped and fell. What tripped him? An enormous bear footprint. That was when they remembered Shigure warning them about bears...
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Best Moment in the Show
Yuki and Kyou need to be more aware -- they put Tooru through a lot of unnecessary worry in this episode! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
I felt like smacking both Yuki and Kyou up side the head in this episode. Not sure what's going on with the hat flying in the wind. Not sure why Kyou whispered that he was sorry in sleeping Tooru's ear in the last episode, or why Yuki's remembering the flying hat.
But I know their attitude's upsetting Tooru, and it has to stop.
My favorite moment in this episode was so relatable, it was scary. Tooru had been exhausting herself worrying about why Yuki and Kyou seemed so aloof. She didn't know that they're wrestling with some inner demons (which is another way of saying they're Shoumas). As they were walking along the lake shore, their awkward silence wore on her. She tried again and again to remember what she might have said that seemed rude.
As if Tooru could ever be rude...
At least they had the decency to feel bad... Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Finally, she snapped (6:08). Practically in tears, she bowed low and begged them to forgive her. She begged them to tell her what she'd done wrong so she could make it right.
To their credit, they were mortified. Only a series of falls (first by Kyou, then by Tooru) interrupted their explanation. But as soon as they started arguing again, Tooru was overjoyed that things were back to normal.
Tooru assuming the worst is a trait I'm way too familiar with. I'm glad Tooru has people around her who will try to reassure her, even if they're a bit late about it!
Did you have a favorite moment in this episode? Please feel free to share it in the comments!
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