Christmas eve 「難攻不落」
As a girl it’s only normal to stand on the girl’s side of things but seeing as how it’s Prince Sakurai on the other side, it’s difficult to not take his side so far in Ookami. This time around though, Kyouya’s really crossed the line >.<
Christmas is around the corner and that means more couple lovey-dovey time. I’m with Kyouya on the whole baseless need for couples to get together and do “Christmasy” things just because it’s X’mas. Kinda like Valentine’s Day (which it seems, is next episode’s theme). It’s all COMMERCIAL! Anyway, Erika wants to spend Christmas as any other normal girl who has a bf would – by doing couple things together. Problem is, are they or aren’t they? Does he like her or not? Erika’s been in agony just as Kyouya wanted, so much so that the stress has given her a stomachache. Returning the “charity” Erika gave him when he was down with a fever, it’s Kyouya’s turn to fetch medication for Erika. She’s had it with all this one-sided suspense and asks him straight out.
Kyouya confesses, or does he? I’ll admit that when Kyouya replied saying that he does love her and that he’s loved her for a while now, I genuinely thought he was pulling her leg yet again (yes I’m just as cynical about love as Kyouya
is was). I mean, those lines were a tad on the cheesy side and it’s unbelievable that cool, calm Prince Sata would ever say such things! Even when he blushed so slightly, I still refrained from having any expectations that it’s a true declaration of them being in a real relationship. But Erika’s simple, very very simple. Which is why she broke down in tears of joy and relief. Kyouya likes Erika’s simple self. It’s what makes her an unguarded person who has no ulterior motives, the exact type of people he hates and shuns whenever possible. But when facing such a simple person who believes others so easily, it’s difficult to not make fun of that person! Such pure and honest reactions are very entertaining (just look at Erika’s reaction to getting a collar for Christmas lol). So to say to such a simple person that all his confessions were just part of a monkey act, that’s really crossing the line. Kyouya, you deserve to have ice cold water splashed on you in public. Erika’s really had it with you, so much so she doesn’t even care anymore if Marin and Tezuka ignore her for lying and considering all she’s done so far, you can see how she’s REALLY had it.
Puppy love… Kyouya’s the one who can’t be straightforward with his own feelings. Why does he have to say Erika’s care and concern for him was “charity”? If he’s going to get her a necklace, don’t call it a collar! Ok maybe stick to collar since you both are doing that S&M thing~ I sniggered when Kyouya commented that Erika can ‘go to that world first’ when she said she was genuinely expecting a dog collar. He’s the one who’s embarrassed like a girl and Erika’s the one making the moves like a guy. I think his sadism is his defence mechanism, his way of dealing with emotions he’s never known and the only way he knows out of an awkward situation like Erika crying in joy. This whole role reversal is part of Ookami’s charm and the source of all the doki-doki-ness isn’t it? A shy tsun-tsun Prince who’s sadistic remarks are his awkward expressions of love and a straightforward Wolf girl who’s too simple to understand the Prince’s roundabout way of showing affection – it’s a twist on the usual shoujo genre and I can’t wait to see it play out when a love rival appears next week!