darrin wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:36 pm
May I ask what that belief is based on?
Well, I try very hard not to be party to inside info regarding the story, including this kind of thing. This is me interpreting the story as best I can.
For the pro-case for why I think Piro and Miho love each other, I'd point you to madbadgers tumblr posts. I think he lays out the case very nicely. This one would be the most relevant:
http://docfuture.tumblr.com/post/306496 ... and-future
Regarding 1358, I think you're misinterpreting things. Mugi knows Miho's story, and how Miho always ends up dead and alone before she can find love. She's seen it too; it's implied with Mugi and Kenji that this isn't their first time through Miho's story cycle. Mugi knows that the story can't be changed, they can only try to nudge it in minor ways. So she *knows* that Miho can't be in love with Piro because that would be impossible per the inevitable fate of the Miho's story.
Yuki therefore comes across to Mugi as someone who has no idea what she is talking about. Mugi is the experienced one, and she sees Yuki as living in false hopes that are doomed to be disappointed. Miho herself would have said the same. The story always wins.
Except that it's not going to win this time. Yuki is right -- Piro and Miho do love each other. Miho doesn't *have* to die -- Piro did CPR and got her a pacemaker. As Kenji said, this time is different 
. The real Miho has loved before 
, and the real Miho is in love again, this time with Piro.
In the end Mugi saying that can't be in love with Piro is almost the same as people sayign the Cubs can't win the World Series. It sure seems like an iron law of nature that it can never happen -- until it actually does.
Regarding 1216, that's Piro trying to convince himself. There is a tendency to want things to be clear-cut. Piro either loves Miho and therefore wants to get back together with her, or he does not love her and therefore should go with Kimiko. But things are more complex than that here. Piro loves her, but she also hurt him very badly 2 years ago, and he still doesn't really understand why. He understood even less when he was talking to Kimiko in that comic.
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