I'm a sucker for stories where an adolescent helps a struggling adult grow as a person. The interactions between these two were really touching so far, regardless of romance being a thing that happens here or not.
From what I can tell looking around, this first volume is 5 chapters long. Anyone happen to know if this is ongoing past that?
Loving the premise so far. This kinda gave me "Living with my Brother's Wife" feels. If this author properly explores the characters and their relationship with each other like Kuzushiro does, we'll have another winner whether or not it becomes platonic or age gap yuri.
Promising... Although a closeted introvert meets up with a mentally mature 14 y.o. could lead to some interesting dynamics (abusive relationship). I'm surprised the aunt didn't hold up the offer, there might be some baggage the adult will have to deal with later on.
I'm hoping the Yuri romance is the stuff set in the past with the Mother and the MC. And the stuff with the daughter is more about the MC beginning to opening herself up and forgetting the past. The age gap is a little to big and it could end up like Hitchcock's Vertigo lol with the MC wanting to project her past love onto the kid. But I like the first chapter a lot and it's a promising start.
I have been reading this~ but this is one of the few Yuri that I feel like I want them to have a deep bond but not a romantic one, I mean, she's the daughter of the person she loved the most, so I wish their relationship would be that of family, parenting and stuff... Not Yuri.
Those Japanese funerals always expose a bunch of shitty relatives ... ^^
It's nothing out of the ordinary in Japan. People don't generally adopt except when it's adult for business purposes, often not even their relatives kids.
If anything, it could be considered extraordinary that authorities would let a single woman adopt a kid who is not even related to her. Normal procedure is to throw the kid in an institution as was mentioned, and everyone washes their hands of the whole thing.