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Page  1

 

Haruyo cooks in the kitchen beneath the title.

 

Positive Cooking

 

Page  2

 

Panel 1:

A purple rectangle.

 

Voice: Honesty is the best policy.

 

Panel 2:

A closeup of a tasty dish sitting on a table.

 

Voice: Well, how does it look?

 

Voice: I used baked ginger as usual, but changed things up a bit.

 

Panel 3:

The Hara family sitting around the dinner table.


Shinichi: Oh, you don’t say.

 

Gramps: It’s delicious Haruyo.

 

Haruyo: Really!? Thank goodness.

 

Panel 4:

A closeup of Haruyo looking happy.

 

Narration: My wife had started taking cooking classes.

 

Haruyo: I tried to make an ethnic dish.

 

 

But they haven’t taught us how yet.

 

 

Page 3

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi looking unenthusiastic.

 

Shinichi: Oh, you don’t say?

 

Narration: Honestly I really did like this baked ginger dish-

 

Panel 2:

A gray rectangle.

 

Narration: For five years my wife took care of my bedridden mother.

 

Panel 3:

A family shrine to Shinichi's mother.

 

Narration: Last year Mom passed away,

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo holding a platter at the table as she talks to her family.

 

Narration: We just passed the anniversary of her death, actually.

 

Haruyo: What should I do?

 

Haruyo: My friends invited me to join a cooking class with them.

 

Panel4:

Shinichi watches baseball with his father, not paying any attention to his wife.

 

Shinichi: You don’t say. Go, I guess.

 

Haruyo: But what about the money?

 

Panel 5:

Grandfather looks to Haruyo.

 

 

Gramps: Haruyo, you don’t need to learn to cook, you’re already great at it.

 

Haruyo: Really, father -in-law?

 

 

That makes me happy to hear.

 

Page 4

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo blushes and touches her cheek.

 

Haruyo: It’s just when I was taking care of your mother for so long,

 

 

My cooking skills have suffered and I’m a bit out of practice.

 

Panel 2:

Grandfather excitedly makes his offer to his daughter-in-law.

 

Gramps: Oh, I can pay the tuition fees then.

 

 

You took such good care of her after all.

 

Haruyo: Oh please, I simply couldn’t…

 

Panel 3:

Various dishes and bowls on the table.

 

Narration: One thing lead to another-

 

 

Haruyo: I made three different sauces.

 

 

That’s what I learned.

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi is still in a daze as he and his father sample Haruyo's new dishes.

 

Shinichi: Oh, you don’t say.

 

Gramps: It’s delicious Haruyo.

 

Narration: I don’t mean that she didn’t make a significant improvement,

 

Panel 5:

A blue rectangle.

 

Narration: But it became a way for my wife to relax,

 

 

And it made Dad happy.

 

 

 

 

Page  5

 

Panel 1:

A shot of the rooftops in the neighborhood.

 

Narration: As for my wife’s cooking abilities,

 

 

I honestly didn’t care.

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo screams with excitement.

 

Narration: Until that day-

 

 

Haruyo: Kyaaaaa!

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi opens the bathroom door, grumpy from hearing his wife scream.

 

Shinichi: Wh-what is it?!

 

Haruyo: Oh, I don’t believe it.

 

 

It’s written right here.

 

Panel4:

Shinichi looks over his wife's shoulder to see what she is reading.

 

Shinichi: What!?

 

 

Haruyo: Here.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi takes the magazine from his wife and begins to read.

 

Shinichi: Hm?

 

 

A recipe idea contest?

 

 

 

Page 6

 

Panel 1:

A recipe card.

 

Haruyo: Remember this?

 

Beside Crown: Easiness Prize

 Negitoro Wonton

Tokyo, Haruyo Hara

 

Ingredients

pack of negitoro

Beefsteak plant, minced and boiled bamboo shoots.

A suitable amount of soy sauce

 

Wonton shell (store bought)

 

Sauces made from vinegar.

 

BelowPicture:

Comments: Leaving out the meat makes for a healthy alternative.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi stares absentmindedly at his wife.

Shinichi: Wha-?

 

 

Haruyo: I made it before. Around when your mother passed away.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi looking bored and uninterested.

Shinichi: Is that so?

 

 

Haruyo: C’mon, you don’t remember!?

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi walks away in a daze as Haruyo stares at the ringing phone on the table.

 

Shinichi: Oh well.

 

Panel 5:

Haruyo answers the phone.

 

Haruyo: Oh, hello there.

 

 

Oh!? You saw the book!?

 

Panel 6:

Haruyo scoots onto a pillow on the floor as she talks on the phone.

 

Haruyo: Yes well, there’s only a few applications inside,

 

 

And I think eventually I’d lke to pass the Chef’s exam.

 

 

Yeah, that’s my plan.

 

 

 

 

Page 7

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo looking extremely happy.

 

Haruyo: It was around the time that I was helping take care of my mother-in-law.

 

 

You think that makes sense? Oh, I’m so happy.

 

Narration: They egged her on and my wife got caught up in the excitement.

 

Panel 2:

A flashback to a hospital room as Shinihi and his father watch on as Haruyo helps Shinichi's mother who is in bed.

 

So while she was taking care of Mom-

 

Shinichi: You’re doing such a great job Haruyo.

 

Gramps:  You’re such a great help Haruyo.

 

Haruyo: Oh?

 

Panel 3: Several days later.

The front of the Hara house at night.

 

Shinichi: I’m home.

 

 

Panel 4

Haruyo and two cute, younger friends of hers.

Haruyo: Oh, you’re home early.

 

 

Friend 1: Sorry, I hope we’re not disturbing you.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi entering the kitchen as he undoes his tie.

 

Shinichi: Your friends?

 

 

Haruyo: We met in our cooking class.  They’re young, hm?

 

 

Page 8

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo talking outside her house with her two friends.

 

Friend 1: Thanks, Ms. Hara.

 

Friend 2: You were a lot of help.

 

Haruyo: Oh, don’t mention it.

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo and Shinichi sitting at the kitchen table.

 

Shinichi: You’re teaching them to cook? You?

 

 

Haruyo: Yeah.

 

 

Just making sure they don’t leave out any steps and follow the recipes.

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo holding up her finger making a point.

 

Haruyo: They’re both newlyweds,

 

So they aren’t very good cooks.

 

 

They said cooking at the classroom is too difficult because of all the equipment.

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo and Shinichi at the kitchen table.

 

Haruyo: So would it be okay if I invited them over from time to time?

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi looking bored again.

 

Shinichi: Well… yeah, I guess so.

 

Narration: And so-

 

Panel 6:

Haruyo's friends arriving.

 

Narration: Almost every week-

 

Friend 1: Good afternoon.

 

 

Page 9

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi getting home from work as Haruyo and her friends are busy in the kitchen.

 

Shinichi: Again.

 

 

Haruyo: C’mon in.

 

 

Friend 2: Oh, sorry.

 

 

Friend 1: Time for us to go.

 

Panel 2:

Annoyed, Shinichi goes to his father's room to eat.

 

Shinichi: Geez, in my own home.

 

Gramps: Shinichi, you’ re eating in here too?

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi looks back into the kitchen over his shoulder.

 

Shinichi: Figured I’d better be careful.

 

Gramps:

 

Panel 4:

Grandfather smoking.

 

Gramps: Well…

 

 

You don’t say?

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi leans in to talk to his father.

 

Shinichi: But it’s so annoying.

 

 

It’s making you uncomfortable too, Pop.

 

Gramps: Naah.

 

 

As long as it makes Haruyo happy…

 

 

 

 

Page  10

 

Panel1:

Shinichi frowning, getting angry.

 

Shinichi: Why’s he being so modest?

 

 

I’m going to have to lay down the law.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi sits on his bed later that night, as Haruyo puts her hair in curlers, getting ready for bed.

 

 

 

Shinichi: Time to be strict.

 

 

Um, your friends, don’t you think they, uh, have been coming by a lot?

 

 

Haruyo: Huh?

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo's face is hidden from view as Shinichi speaks.

 

Shinichi: It’s just they’re always in our kitchen…

 

 

I mean, you’re teaching them for free right?

 

 

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo turns around to reveal a very happy expression.

 

Haruyo: Should I start charging them!?

 

 

You think so too!

 

 

Shinichi: Wha!?

 

 

 

 

 

Page 11

 

Panel 1:

Stars sparkle around Haruyo as she begins to get more and more excited. Shinichi is far from excited however.

 

Haruyo: That’s it!

 

 

I’ll teach my simple recipes to all the ladies in the neighborhood and become famous!

 

 

Everybody will love it!

 

 

Shinichi: Positive.

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo turns to Shinichi.

 

Haruyo: I could open the classroom again, right?

 

 

Shinichi: Aiyiyi.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi looking helpless.

 

Shinichi: Is that right?

 

 

Look, do you really think that everyone is really going to want to learn these recipes?

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi shakes his head looking nervous.

 

Shinichi: In other words, do you think anyone has even thought this through?

 

 

I mean, there will be tuition to pay and all that.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi turns to see that Haruyo is already in bed and going to sleep.

 

Shinichi: You’re not listening.

 

 

 

Page 12

 

Panel 1:

A recipe card.

 

Narration: Then it happened again, my wife got another recipe in a magazine.

 

Best Use Prize

 

 

Potherb Mustard Pasta and Tofu Steak

 

 Tokyo, Haruyo Hara

 Pasta (thin type)

A) quality potherb mustard, fan-shaped kinoku

 bacon, pine nuts

1/2 clove of garlic

Add to B at the end.

 

 B) a suitable amount of butter and olive oil

a suitable amount of soy sauce and white wine

 

 tofu streak

1/2 cup of cotton tofu

 

BelowPicture:

Comments: Whatever is left in the pot can be saved for later use.

 

It’s good with meat or fish!

 

Panel 2:

Outside the Hara's house.

 

Narration: That’s when my wife really got carried away.

 

 

Shinichi: I’m home.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi enters the kitchen to find his father and son alone at the dinner table.

 

Shinichi: Hm? Where’s Mama?

 

 

Grandpa: Cooking class.

 

Kid: She moved into the upper level class.

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi loosens his tie and looks around.

 

Shinichi: But at this time of night…

 

 

Grandpa: Well… it can’t be helped.

 

Page 13

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi sits angrily at the foot of his bed as Haruyo puts curlers in her hair.

 

Shinichi: Look, I’m glad you like cooking, but c’mon.

 

 

Haruyo: Mm-hmm, I’m really getting motivated.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi is getting angrier but Haruyo is not paying attention to him.

 

Shinichi: You weren’t even here tonight…

 

 

Haruyo: Mm-hmm, mm- hmm.

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo turns around, oblivous to her husband's mood.

 

Haruyo: Do you think I should get a part-time job?

 

 

Maybe at the neighborhood deli.

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi is stunned.

 

Shinichi: Huh?

 

 

Haruyo: I’ve already made up my mind.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi explodes with anger as Haruyo puts on facial cream.

 

Shinichi: Wha-!?

 

 

Haruyo: Don’t worry, I can still do the cooking class too.

 

 

Panel 5
Shinichi yelling.

Shinichi: And what about us?

 

 

It’s just all about you!

 

 

 

 

Page 14

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi continues to yell at Haruyo.

Shinichi yelling.

 

Shinichi: Lately, where have your easy-to- do

 

 

Recipes been at our dinner table!?

 

 

You make more meals outta the house than in it…

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo stares her husband down with sweet yet intense eyes.

 

Haruyo: Oh,

 

 

Don’t worry about that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi sits in stunned silence as Haruyo goes back to her nightly routine.



Page  15

Panel 1
Shinichi sweats nervously as Haruyo begins blow drying her hair, no longer listening to him.

 

Shinichi: Wh-what are you saying?

 

 

I-I’m not some idiot y’know.

 

 

I-I-It’s not that simple.

 

 

Haruyo: It’s no big deal.

 

 

Panel 2:

A dark rectangle.

 

Shinichi: She didn’t get it.

 

 

Then one night my wife was out somewhere.

 

 



Panel 5
A book laying on a table.

Chef Examination Questions and Answers

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi comes home from work and notices the book.

 

Shinichi: Hmm?

 

 

Chef Examination…?

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi flips through the book.

 

Shinichi: She’s planning on getting her license?

 

 

Hmm?

 

 

Page 16

 

Panel 1:

A closeup of a page  of the book.

 

Shinichi: Examinee qualifications…?

 

 

Must have two years or more of business related cooking experience?

 

Panel 2:

A flashback of Haruyo, her hair in curlers looking back at her husband.

 

Haruyo: Do you think I should get a part-time job?

 

 

Maybe at the neighborhood deli.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi's face looks dark as his father appears in the doorway behind him.

 

Gramps: Shinichi, maybe you…

 

 

Should throw that away.

 

 

 

 

 

Page 17

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi is caught off guard by his father's sudden appearance.

 

Wh,

 

 

What is it Pop, this is a little sudden.

 

 

Gramps: It’s not sudden.

 

Panel 2:

Grandfather in profile.

 

Gramps: Haruyo… her face looks so happy but,

 

 

You have some misgivings, don’t you?

 

Panel 3:

Angry Shinichi.

 

Shinichi: Misgivings…

 

 

Lately she’s just doing as she pleases, right?

 

Panel 4:

Grandfather and Shinichi having a discussion.

 

Gramps: But what about before that.

 

 

When she was taking care of your mother…

 

Shinichi: Mom?

 

Panel 5:

Grandfather looking down sadly.

 

Gramps: We really depended on Haruyo.

 

 

Shinichi:That’s…

 

Panel 6:

Shinichi realizes he can't convince his father of his point of view.

 

Gramps: So I want to see her happy.

 

 

Shinichi: You too, huh.

 

Panel7:

Grandfather looking sad.

 

Gramps: So… maybe we shouldn’t grumble about this stuff.

 

 

So…

 

 

 

 

Page 18

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi takes off his coat and walks away from his father.

 

Gramps: She loves cooking, and wants to make this work for her…

 

Shinichi: Psh, yeah right.

 

 

You’re over thinking this.

 

Panel 2:

Grandfather nervously tries to continue the conversation with his son.

 

Gramps: How could y-you…

 

 

She’s so relaxed but,

 

 

You’re going to drive her to divorce…

 

Panel 3:

Grandfather gets into a begging position on the floor, tears flowing from his eyes as his soon looks down on him in disbelief.

 

Gramps: Who will take care of me when I get too sick to go on!?

 

 

Shinichi: Wha… so that’s what he’s so worried about.

 

Panel 4:

A dark rectangle.

 

Shinichi: My wife had completely abandoned us it seemed and was always out of the house.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi shakes his head from side to side.

 

Shinichi: But even if she gets her license,

 

 

We’ll still be eating amateur cooking at best…

 

 

 

 

Page 19

 

Panel 1:

Grandfather and Shinichi both freak out as they turn to see Haruyo in the doorway.

 

Haruyo: I’m home.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi sweating and looking cross.

 

Shinichi: H-how long have you been there!?

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo looking pleasant.

 

Haruyo: I just got here.

 

 

What were you talking about?

 

Panel 4:

 Father and son sweating nervously, but relieved.

Gramps: Oh… nothing.

 

 

Shinichi: Did she hear us?

 

Panel 5:

Haruyo's face is turned, her expression is a mystery.

 

Haruyo: Oh, okay.

 

Panel 6:

She turns around with a nervous smile on her face.

 

 

Haruyo: Guess what? I’m…

 

 

Going to be onTV!

 

 

 

 

Page 20

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi and his father stand in shocked disbelief.

 

Shinichi: Huh!?

 

 

Great! Now what!?

 

Panel 2:

A television screen with lots of young women wearing aprons.

 

Host: We’re the Easy Cooking Expedition Group.

 

 

Today we’re visiting the Setagayaku cooking school.

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo and Shinichi watch TV as she explains the situation to him.

 

Narration: It was a segment on a variety show,

 

 

Haruyo: See.

 

 

They’re going to come to our class.

 

 

They’re going to tape a segment and everything.

 

 

Narration: She came to their attention through the simple recipes for housewives she had made.

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo turns away from the TV to her husband, who is frowning.

 

Shinichi: So… you’re going to make something on there?

 

Haruyo: That’s what they said, the teacher is going to choose one of my recipes.

 

 

Don’t you think that’s amazing?

 

 

 

 

Page 21

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo in profile.

 

Haruyo: Wow, TV. TV!

 

 

Think what this could do to my reputation,

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo getting carried away as sparkles fill the air.

 

Haruyo: I could become the Charismatic Housewife.

 

 

Narration: There was a certain feeling in the air.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi looking confused.

 

Shinichi: Huh? Charismatic “Housewife”?

 

Panel 4

Shinichi stares at his wife.

 

Shinichi: … she hasn’t been much of a “housewife” lately.

 

 

Panel 5
Haruyo's face can't be seen.

Haruyo: How about that.

 

 

Panel 6
Shinichi looking nervous.

 

Shinichi: Huh!?

 

 

 

 

Page 22

 

Panel 1:

The couple go back to watching TV, but Shinichi's mind is racing.

 

Shinichi: What does that mean!?

 

 

Does that even make any sense!?

 

Panel 2:

A black rectangle.

 

Shinichi: I’m scared!

 

 

I’m scared to hear anymore of this!!

 

Panel 3:

Evening clouds.

 

Shinichi: Maybe she really is dissatisfied with me?

 

 

Is all of this just some elaborate plot to leave me!?

 

Panel 4:

A note on the refridgerator

 

Note:

I’ve gone to class. Please order something for dinner. -Mama

 

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi digs through the cabinets as his son approaches from behind.

 

Son: Wha-, Dad’s cooking dinner!?

 

 

Shinichi: We just ordered out the day before yesterday.

 

Panel 6:

A dark rectangle.

 

Narration: Haruyo was getting ready for her TV appearance,

 

 

And had stopped cooking for us entirely.

 

 

 

 

Page 23

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi pulls some oysters from the fridge.

 

Shinichi: Oh, we have oysters.

 

Box: Raw oysters

 

 

And we have bean sprouts and eggs too…

 

 

Okay.

 

Panel 2:

Grandfather looks nervously at his son.

 

Gramps: Shinichi…

 

 

Is this special training for the days ahead?

 

 

Shinichi: What?  No, today’s the day.

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi's odd looking dish.

 

Shinichi: Ta-daa, my special oyster ramen.

 

 

See, even I can cook.

 

Panel 4
The three guys sampling the dish in silence...

Panel 5
And spit it out.

Panel6:

Grandson and Grandfather leave the kitchen as Shinichi yells at them.

 

Son: He can’t be serious.

 

 

Gramps: We’ll order out.

 

 

Shinichi: Oh, you’re not gonna eat it, eh!

 

 

Fine, more for me!

 

 

 

 

Page 24

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi begins to cobble down his nasty food in frustration.

 

Shinichi: It’s awful!

 

 

I’m already full too.

 

 

Narration: But I persevered through sheer willpower because of…

 

 

Her.

 

Panel 2:

The local hospital.

 

Narration: And so-

 

 

General Hospital

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo rushes into the hospital room.

 

Haruyo: Honey!

 

 

You collapsed at the train station…?

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi weakly lies in bed while the doctor offers his prognosis.

 

Shinichi: ... 

 

Doctor: He’s got food poisoning.

 

Panel 5:

Haruyo looks concerned as she comes to the side of her husband's bed.

 

Haruyo:Dear…

 

 

 

 

Page 25

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo looks down on her husband with concern.

 

Haruyo:I’m sorry…

 

If I had just made some rice for you…

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi's sickly face.

 

Shinichi: Haruyo…

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi looks guilty while Haruyo looks on.

 

Shinichi: Uh… Haruyo…

 

Haruyo: Hmm?

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo's profile.

 

Shinichi: I know up until now... a lot of things have been bad…

 

Panel 5:

An overhead shot of Shinichi in bed.

 

Haruyo: What?

 

 

What do you mean?

 

 

Shinichi: Various things…

 

Panel 6:

Shinichi looking sick as he talks to his wife.

 

Shinichi: Leaving you to take care of Mom…

 

 

Haruyo:

 

Panel7:

A closeup of Shinichi and Haruyo's faces.

 

Shinichi: And… your cooking…

 

 

 

 

Page 26

 

Panel 1

A profile of Shinichi in bed with Haruyo standing over him.

 

Shinichi: I want things like they were. To eat your food again…

 

 

Really…

 

Panel 2:

A flattered looking Haruyo.

 

Shinichi: It was so… tasty….

 

Panel 3:

Shinichi is exhausted as his wife beams excitedly down at him.

 

Haruyo: Really!? Oh honey.

 

 

 

I’m so happy.

 

 

Shinichi:

 

Panel 4:

A white rectangle.

 

Narration: What, it was that easy all along?

 

 

If I had just said something nice early this would have all been over so quickly.

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi weakly raises his hand to his wife.

 

Shinichi: Haruyo, please, I beg of you. Stay with me.

 

 

Fix something just for me…

 

 

Haruyo: Ah.

 

 

 

Page 27

 

Panel 1:

Haruyo's shadowy profile.

 

Haruyo: Sorry.

 

 

I’ve gotta run.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi's face enters the shadows as well.

 

Shinichi: Huh!?

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo dashes out the door waving goodbye to Shinichi.

 

Haruyo: I have to go tape the show.

 

 

See ya.

 

Panel 4:

Shinichi is sucked into the vortex of deep space, wailing as his wife leaves him.

 

Shinichi: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!?

 

 

 

 

Page 28

 

Panel 1:

Shinichi sits in the darkness, hanging halfway out of his hospital bed.

 

Shinichi: It’s hopeless.

 

Panel 2:

The roof of the hospital.

Panel 3:
Haruyo turns to see her father-in-law as she leaves the hospital.

 

Gramps: Oh, Haruyo.

 

 

Haruyo: Ah, father-in- law.

 

Panel 4:

Patients milling around the hospital.

 

Gramps: I see… today’s the taping.

 

 

Haruyo: Uh-huh, until now they were just compiling footage.

 

Panel 5:

Grandfather walking beside his daughter-in-law.

 

Haruyo: What is it, father?

 

 

 

 

 

Page 29

 

Panel 1:

Grandfather looking sad as Haruyo speaks to him.

 

Gramps: Haruyo, when you become famous and all…

 

 

Haruyo: Huh!?

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo looking back at her father-in-law.

 

Gramps: You’ll get even busier and,

 

 

Have less time to be with us…

 

 

Haruyo:

 

Panel 3:

Haruyo gets excited.

 

Haruyo: Nooo, that won’t happen.

 

 

This TV show is just a one time thing that I wanted to try.

 

Panel 4:

Grandfather and Haruyo continue to walk.

 

Gramps: Really!?

 

 

Haruyo: Mm-hmm. I’m already satisfied with it.

 

Panel 5:

Haruyo in profile.

 

Haruyo: Father-in-law, I…

 

 

Know things must have been tough on you.

 

 

It’s just so many things…

 

Panel 6:

Haruyo looking down as she begins to outpace her father-in-law.

 

Haruyo: I just wanted to take a shot at doing something I loved outside of the house.

 

But,

 

 

Shinichi, I made a mistake.

 

 

 

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Panel 1:

Haruyo looking upwards in profile.

 

Haruyo: When you said my cooking was delicious…

 

 

It made me so happy.

 

 

So…

 

Panel 2:

Grandfather looking nervously happy at Haruyo as she smiles back.

 

Gramps: I see…

 

 

Well, that’s good.

 

 

Haruyo: I’m sorry about everything.

 

Panel 3

The number and patient name outside of Shinichi's room.

 

Gramps: Shinichi Hara… here we go.

 

 

Haruyo: What…? He was moved to a private room…?

 

Panel 4

A dead body is being wheeled out of the room.

 

Panel 5

The doctor approaches Grandfather and Haruyo.

 

Doctor: Are you Shinichi Hara’s family?

 

 

Gramps: Umm.

 

 

Haruyo: Yes, but…

 

 

 

 

 

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Panel 1:

A close-up of the dead body. Its face covered with a blanket.

 

Doctor: I’m so sorry.

 

 

You weren’t in time I’m afraid.

 

Panel 2:

Haruyo and Grandfather looking grim.

 

Haruyo: Wh…

 

 

It can’t be.

 

Panel 3:

The pair fall to their knees in shock.

 

Haruyo: Th… that’s…

 

Panel 4:

Crawling on the floor they begin to cry.

 

Gramps: Sh… Shinichiiiiii.

 

 

Haruyo: Honey…

 

 

I’m sorry! I’m so sorry!!

 

Panel 5:

Shinichi rushes around the corner, hearing their sobbing, holding onto his IV for support.

 

Shinichi: Huh?

 

Panel 6:

A dark rectangle.

 

Narration: There was a patient with the same name as me.

 

 

 

 

Page  32

 

Panel 1:

A television set with many pretty, young girls visible on the screen, Haruyo is only half in the frame.

 

Host: We’re the Easy Cooking Expedition Group.

 

Panel 2:

Shinichi stares blankly as Haruyo frowns at the screen.

 

 

Shinichi: Oh, there’s those young friends of yours.

 

 

Haruyo: Mm- hmm.

 

 

Friend 1: We really can’t cook well,

 

 

Friend 2: But this is simple enough even for us.

 

Panel 3:

Clouds.

 

Narration: My wife quit going to the cooking class after that.

 

 

She also quit her job at the deli when the time came.

 

 

Panel 4:

Haruyo and Shinichi sitting at the dining room table.

 

Narration: Now I make sure to praise her cooking from time to time.

 

 

Shinichi: This is really good.

 

 

Haruyo: Oh, it’s just the usual.