“Envious position there, mate.”
I’m so late this week I watched SS-E’s release ;_;.
Kotomi finally returns the violin to the music room and makes friends with Rie Nishina. Kotomi is also starting to attend back classes normally, to the relief of Tomoya and the rest. She also continues to take tsukkomi lessons from Kyou… albeit still failing miserably.
The next weekend, Kyou drags them off for an outing, and they greatly enjoy it. Even Fuko made an abrupt appearance in the middle of it, lol. Rather surprising actually. The day’s end is marred by the mysterious guy who appears in front of Kotomi again.
The second half starts on a rather serious note, with Nagisa bringing bad news of a bus accident possibly involving Ryou. They rush to the scene and find her thankfully safe, because she took the bus after the one in the accident, Kyou hugging her in a moment of relief. Kotomi however, breaks down upon seeing the accident and starts shouting. The four of them bring her to the infirmary.
The quartet attempt to visit her at the infirmary and at home, but it fails. Tomoya remembers something about Kotomi’s house however and checks it out again, only to meet the old man again. He confronts him and explains that he was a friend of Kotomi’s parents who discovered evidence of a hidden world He asks Tomoya to pass a message of regret to her.
Tomoya continues back to Kotomi’s house, entering via the garden and discovers Kotomi sitting in a room.. filled with newspaper clippings. Memories flood back in him… and he realizes they’ve met in their childhood.
Ah… that was a rather short transition from the happy moments to the serious ones. Looks like Kotomi’s parents are researchers of the Superstring theory, based on the Calabi-Yau manifold reference, thus the hidden world mentioned probably refers to the collapsed n dimensions stated in the theory. Well, there’s your geek moment of the week.
Another reference I’d like to bring up is Kotomi’s line of “Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you.”, which apparently is taken from The Dandelion Girl. Going to take a read at the story when I have the time. I wonder how much will it fortell Kotomi’s arc.