This episode begins where the previous left off, with Miyo’s first introduction to her new fiance. He comes across ruthless, telling her that if she wants to stay, she must obey his every command, including dying if it comes to that.
That night, Miyo has a nightmare about her former household. We learn that Miyo did not inherit the psychic traits of her household, as Kaya did. This was evident as early as young childhood, when a test was administered to both her and Kaya.
The next morning, thinking that she has to make up for her lack of psychic abilities, Miyo opts to make breakfast for everybody rather than the maid that usually does it, Yurie (she’s also the maid that greeted Miyo extremely warmly in Episode 1).
Yurie is extremely pleased and praises Miyo, but when she serves the breakfast to Kiyoka, he doesn’t want to eat it. Instead, he claims Miyo must have poisoned it, and leaves the room, telling her if she wants to kill him, she’d better do better than that. Miyo is ashamed that she made a horrible blunder and made her fiance angry.
Kiyoka leaves for work and we learn he’s in charge of a supernatural academy for students, where Kouji has just entered as well. At work, he ponders a bit about that morning. We also learn he runs a supernatural-ability academy, and it’s rare for these families with supernatural abilities to exist. Kiyoka has them, too. He recalls Yurie scolding him for treating Miyo so coldly (despite Yurie being a maid, it’s clear she and Kiyoka go way back, and so she can do things like this). He thinks to himself it’s unusual for Yurie to defend one of his fiancees.
Regardless, when Kiyoka comes home, he finds Miyo bowing and waiting for his return. She immediately apologizes for that morning and says she should’ve known better — of course Kiyoka wouldn’t want to eat a meal prepared by a stranger, that’s dangerous. Miyo says dinner was prepared solely by Yurie, so not to worry. Kiyoka tells her he didn’t seriously believe she put poison in the food before leaving her, still bowing, by the front door.
As Miyo cleans the kitchen that night, Kiyoka speaks to her. He says that Yurie will be late the next morning, and so Miyo will be in charge of breakfast. Miyo is delighted at another chance to prove some sort of worth to Kiyoka.
The next morning, Yurie arrives basically on time, just a few minutes late. Miyo is confused and tells Yurie what Kiyoka told her, and Yurie laughs. She says if Kiyoka wanted to eat Miyo’s cooking so bad, he should’ve just said so.
Regardless of Kiyoka’s tsundere-like antics, when he eats breakfast that morning, he praises it, causing Miyo to cry. Kiyoka, as he dresses for work alongside Yurie, states that Miyo is bizarre. That her hands are callused from work and her constant apologizing isn’t indicative of somebody from a main house. Yurie laughs at him, saying it’s unusual for him to be so interested in a woman. Kiyoka deflects this accusation.
Our final sequence shows Miyo’s father receiving a call from Kouji’s father, the Tatsuishi’s. He’s angry and demands to know why Miyo was sent to Kiyoka’s when they had previously agreed that she would be married to the Tatsuishi family. Apparently, Miyo’s mother was of another important family.
Opinions / Analysis
Why on Earth is Kouji’s father pissed? If he wanted Miyo so bad, he should’ve let Kouji marry Miyo! That makes no sense!
Kouji begged his father for him to not marry Kaya. Kouji’s father told Kouji that this way, Miyo would be out of the household, and so it would protect her — but if Kouji was there, he could simply protect her himself. I genuinely don’t get this roundabout marriage plan.
Regardless it turns out fine I’m sure. Kiyoka is a tsundere through and through, and I’m happy to see it!
What did you all think of this episode? What do you think will happen to Miyo? Let us know in the comments below!
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