Episode 04 Actually, This Is What I Live For
Youko has always dreamed of a typical social life for normal high school girls; after school chit-chat at a fast-food shop! To make her dream come true, the three decided to go to a hamburger shop. On their way, a boy showed up in front of them, and called Youko “Oneechan (sister)”…
The new cake shop Youko visited for a job-interview is owned by Sonobe, who used to work as a maid for the Nishikawa family. The job-interview went smoothly, and Youko started working part time from the next day.
At first, Yamaji was objecting to Youko working there, but her first day at work apparently went well without a problem. She may be in easier circumstances with her additional income from now on.
This Episode’s Story
Youko, Futaba, and Teru enjoyed chatting about their childhood stories while eating lunch, and Futaba and Teru went back to their classroom.
The two found Serina going mad after having seen a photo of Teru’s cat on a special magazine issue on cats.
Teru and Serina started arguing whose cat is cuter, narrowly escaping a horrible fight. They finally settled peacefully and agreed that both cats are cute.
The next day at lunch, the three talked about pets because of the cat argument of the previous day.
Youko mentioned wanting a pet for herself, while Futaba reminding her of Yamaji as her pet, grossing her out.
Meanwhile, Serina was trying so hard to take a cute picture of her cat at home, but she couldn’t.
The next day, the three headed out for a fast food shop since Youko had never been to one before.
After trying a hamburger and french fries that Youko had fancied for long, she commented that they lacked some mayonnaise, proving to be an authentic “mayoraa”, or a mayonnaise addict.
Then the subject switched to Youko’s parents.
Upon hearing her parents’ story, Teru and Futaba told Youko that she could always lean on them. Their natural sweetness touched me and made me smile.
Then, the following day.
The three ended up picking up Futaba’s cousin, Sakura, and coincidentally met Yuu, too. He gave Youko expensive wagyu beef (Japanese-produced beef). Can Youko cook it without a problem?!
We have new characters: Yuu who has a crush on Youko, and Sakura who has a crush on Yuu.
These two kids look innocent at a glance, but they actually aren’t.
First, Yuu pretends to be a good kid in front of Youko, but he looks down on Yamaji and has an attitude with him. He seems to have some twisted nature.
Secondly, Sakura seems to be quite loud too. She basically interprets everything as it fits her, and she is very outspoken as long as it does not affect her.
Pity on Yamaji. He works as Youko’s bodyguard, shares the leftover food from his work with her, and checks up on the home security after Youko leaves home.
He supports Youko both openly and secretly, but he was treated horribly in this episode.
Futaba and Teru find him creepy, Yuu looks down on him, and finally Sakura calls him useless.
I really feel sorry for him. Let me cheer up on him. Ganbare, hang in there, Yamaji!
See you at the next episode!