I have a feeling this episode satiated many who had been waiting a long time for this duo to return to the spotlight.
We kicked off the episode with Yuzu helping a tired Satsuki get some snacks. Unfortunately Satsuki mistook a round brown ball of medicine for chocolate and it shrunk her.
The cuteness was undeniable. Yuzu and Ren echoed everyone watching…except Okiku…whose reaction was not safe for parents with children reading this post.
While Satsuki wasn’t able to do her usual work she could still help guide Yuzu. A guest arrived and the two tended to her needs. Satsuki was surprised by Yuzu’s diligence, meaning her astute observation of the guest being tired after a long trek through the mountains and knowing exactly how to help her relax.
I imagine that due to Satsuki being so focused on work all the time she rarely took the time to see how beautiful the view around Konohanatei was. Anyway as I said she was surprised by Yuzu’s diligence and developed a newfound respect for her future wife.
Later that night Yuzu admitted to missing the regular sized Satsuki despite enjoying her time with Tiny Satsuki and she would do ANYTHING to restore her. Remember this…
After sharing a warm night together Satsuki surprisingly returned to normal the next morning. Kiri knew how it happened but her explanation to Satsuki…well…
The next part had Satsuki’s older sister Hiiragi along with her bespectacled partner Ayame staying at Konohanatei for a bit. Ren was VERY excited to say the least.
Natsume. Your thoughts?
Ah. Yes. I see.
So Kiri assigned Satsuki (with Yuzu) to tend to the mikos much to her dismay. She was annoyed but did it anyway.
Hiiragi had fun by telling embarrassing stuff about Satsuki in front of Ayame and Yuzu which got a different reaction from Yuzu. She then teased Yuzu but Satsuki stepped in to defend her. Yuzu’s reaction was something along the lines of “Wow…Satsuki said I’m hot”.
While Hiiragi had fun teasing Satsuki some more Ayame told Yuzu some interesting words. Actually she’d been watching the two closely.
The next day Hiiragi was missing. Turned out she rescued a moon princess who got lost on the rooftop. As she saw Hiiragi playing with the princess (who sadly was too young for her) Satsuki admitted to being jealous and greatly admiring her sister’s mad social and miko skills. While all this happened Yuzu remembered Satsuki’s wish to become a miko one day and the thought of her dearest senpai leaving saddened the omega kawaii level kitsune. She wanted her to stay FOREVAH!
Later that night the princess REALLY wanted to see the kagura dance. Ayame felt “tired” after staying in the bath too long and had Satsuki take her place alongside Hiiragi. She refused but Yuzu reminded her of the Konohanatei “code of ethics” and she did it. Awesomeness ensued.
After the performance Satsuki quickly disappeared. Yuzu caught up to her. She told her how she felt like she could never catch up to her amazing sister: That she could only copy her moves. It reminded her of the elders saying that compared to the talented Hiiragi Satsuki was a “jack-of-all trades”; good at many things, great at none. Those words stung Satsuki. Yuzu then felt responsible because she forced her to dance but Satsuki, in her own way, thanked Yuzu for pushing her and reminding her of the code of ethics.
The next day Ayame and Hiiragi said “see you next time” and on their way Hiiragi revealed that she was jealous of Satsuki’s ability to adapt on the spot and her intelligence. Apparently their parents had Satsuki go to Konohanatei because she was the “smart one” while Hiiragi was the “hot one”…or to be more specific Hiiragi was livelier than Satsuki. And of course Ayame pretended to be tired that night.
Another great episode, especially for peeps who had been craving more YuzuSatsu goodness for a while.