Once again, spoilers lurk beyond this point, especially in the story-specific sections. You've been warned.
| 'Needing, Wanting'
'Return Your Love'
'The Second Farewell'
Ah, irony. With Taka finally out of the hospital, I found myself free to let Kana and Taka think about their future together, shimmering right there on the horizon. I couldn't do that before. I couldn't let them plan for a 'happily ever after'.
And so, naturally, the first chance I got for them to think about their future, a spanner threw itself into the works. Kana has two decades, more or less, before her life will be in danger again. I only found that out myself while doing research for this story! So naturally it started colouring my perspective, as well as Taka's.