Here's the start of the third episode. Enjoy!
Episode3: Thinking It Over
[Taguri side- evening in Kazuka's room, 4/21/2025]
Kazuka: (thinking) I just can't get over it… I made that promise with Nerissa… I know that she's a Shimaku, one of my family's most loathed enemies… but I never knew why… But… from what I've seen, she doesn't seem all that bad… like I can trust her… (sighs and continues thinking) Why? Why do Taguri descendants hate Shimaku descendants so much? The reason must have happened between our ancestors… but…
[Shimaku side- same time period in Nerissa's room]
Nerissa: (thinking) Kazuka is a Taguri, someone my family hates… But why can't I forget about our promise? In fact… why does the Shimaku family hate the Taguri family so much? That hatred stemmed from a dispute over 400 years ago, but I never knew what caused it or even why that hatred still continues… Besides, Kazuka seems like a genuinely nice guy… He doesn't seem as bad as my family makes it seem… So why…? (Arisa knocks on the door)
Arisa: (from outside the door) Onee-chan? Can I come in?
Nerissa: Sure imo-chan, come in. (Arisa walks in)
*Imo-chan is yet another way to address a younger sister*
Arisa: Are you okay onee-chan? You haven't been yourself lately…
Nerissa: Oh, I haven't?
Arisa: No… Something seems like it's been bothering you…
Nerissa: It's just… I've been thinking… What should someone do if they believe one thing, but was told the opposite?
Arisa: I don't know, but I would want to believe things that I can see for myself.
Nerissa: Oh… (thinking to herself) She's right… (speaking to Arisa) So you mean that you want proof of something yourself?
Arisa: Yeah. I want proof before I can trust what I hear.
Nerissa: (hugging Arisa) Thank you imo-chan… That makes me feel so much better…
Arisa: You're welcome onee-chan…
[Taguri side- same time period in Kazuka's room]
Kazuka: (notices Anora standing outside his door) Oh, imo-tama. How long have you been there?
*Imo-tama is yet another way to address a younger sister*
Anora: For a few minutes… Is something wrong onii-chan?
Kazuka: Oh, did I seem out of it or something?
Anora: Uh-huh. You look like something has been bothering you.
Kazuka: Oh… It's just that, I wonder what I should do when things seem one way, but I've been told that things would be different.
Anora: You should be fair about things…
Kazuka: Fair? What do you mean?
Anora: You should find out about both sides. That's being fair…
Kazuka: (thinking to himself) I get it! Try to understand the whole picture! (speaking to Anora) You're right… (pats Anora's head) Thank you imo-tama…
Anora: (smiling) Hee-hee. You're welcome onii-chan.
[Both sides- same time period, in each respective room]
Nerissa: (thinking to herself) I should try to find proof…
Kazuka: (thinking to himself) …and learn the whole picture!
Both: (thinking to themselves) Okay. I'm going to keep my promise!
Now that they've decided, what will they do?