Even more recently, though, I've been continuing my NANA marathon, and I just feel so bad for Shin. I suppose, being Hachi, that I'm having those motherly feelings for him. HeH. Which has lead me to think a lot about Hachi and Shin's relationship in the series. We start getting a better look at it when Hachi tells Shin about the baby, but I think they already really cared about each other. Shin reacts very strongly (and awesomely!) when Takumi tells them he slept with Hachi. I'm sure it has to do with being friends with Nobu, as well. And then, Shin explains to Nobu that Hachi cares for him without wanting anything in return. That's why he cares about her.
Hachi and Shin continue a mother and son relationship that's just so sweet! ^_^ When Hachi goes to wish him happy birthday, it makes me so teary. (Not that it's a rare thing...) I seriously love it. And the fact that it comes right after Takumi tells him to stop seeing Reira. Aw, he really needed that hug.
I think it's a beautiful friendship.
And that's part of what I love about it. A strong relationship doesn't have to be romantic in the slightest. I think people have a hard time grasping that sometimes. Goodness, even I do. It's part of what fandom is all about. So, I've been thinking about Hachi/Shin... but the more I think about it the more I want to write something pretty and platonic about them. That's just the way they are. And of course, I can't honestly want Hachi with anyone but Nobu.
So, then, what happens to my dearest Shin-chan? :(
I love Takumi/Reira, but... I really did love Shin/Reira before that. Now, I'm just confused. And obviously, thinking about it way too much. But I feel guilty for wanting Takumi/Reria now, when that leaves poor Shin alone. Jill's been watching NANA now, and she suggested Misato for Shin. But despite the serious moment they had, I just can't see it. And I just can't see Misato in love with anyone but Nana. o.O;
*Sighs* I really need to catch up with NANA scanlations, but it's just so emotionally hard on me. ~_~; But I keep getting myself spoiled anyways. I honestly need to just do it. Maybe if fluffyfledgling can catch up to me soon, I really will continue on with her. ^_^ It's easily when someone else if doing it with you. <3 And more fun with people to talk about it with!