This was one of my favourite parts in the anime, especially because of the whole slap=engagement misunderstanding! But mostly I’m happy Yuuri stood up when Wolfram was slandering his family. Reading it now, though, it does seem a little silly that everyone just goes along with it when obviously Yuuri is basically a foreigner who has no idea of their customs. I assume rational people would usually just laugh it off as a mistake. But then again, we wouldn’t have our drama if they did, would we?
So quick question for whoever knows: how informal is the term おふくろ? Does it show any particular closeness on 有利’s part with his mother?
Edit: finished up this week, just before the deadline, haha.
I’m with you there; that, plus the whole “if you pick up a knife they intentionally dropped you accept their duel” felt a bit forced. At least with the slap = proposal it felt like the mom was egging it on more than anything.
I wonder if there’s a time limit on this sort of thing? Could Wolfram offer the other cheek five months down the line?
Wolfram is the thousand-year-old vampire in this scenario, hahaha. I do wonder how long 有利 will live, given his half parentage.