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The summer is almost over and Marin hasn’t done her homework. If she finishes it all in time, Gojou agrees to take her to a fireworks festival even though he’s never been to one himself!
My Dress-Up Darling (Episode 12) – My Dress-Up Darling
Gojou was busy working away on his latest Hina doll when he noticed fireworks in the distance from his window. He thought little of it, but then Marin messaged him asking for help. He hurried over and found that she hadn’t completed her homework and as a result wasn’t allowed to go to a fireworks festival with her father. Gojou attempts to help her and also learns that she’s been working as a part-time model which is why she hasn’t done her homework. That expensive camera isn’t going to buy itself!
To celebrate Marin completing her homework, Gojou agreed to watch a scary movie with her. How scary could it be? Well, Marin was actually the one to suffer the most whereas Gojou was delighted with it and wanted to watch some again so he could work out how they did the make-up.
However, it turned out that Marin also left her math drills at the school, so they both headed in to recover them. While there, Marin went to dip her toe in the pool which was sparkling in the summer sun. She fell in. Gojou waited for her to swim back up. Only she didn’t. Gojou jumped in and saved her. Marin couldn’t swim! After talking about the ocean and the hilarity of loving something that you can’t even do, Marin says she’s going to find another festival and if she can, she asks if Gojou will go with her. She has to finish her homework first though.
Gojou meets Marin at the festival and is knocked back by how incredible she looks. She teases him about guys going wild for the nape of her neck and is shocked to see it actually works. They walk around the festival, visiting every single food stall. Gojou has to carry it all as Marin runs on to the next one, making sure her neck is in his line of sight always.
Then, the fireworks start and Gojou is blown away. He’s never been so close. He can smell the gunpowder and feel the explosions. Then, he glanced at Marin and realised how much of an impact she’s had on his life. He couldn’t take his eyes off her, despite the fireworks. Marin noticed him and smiled back. Then, she stuck out her blue tongue and freaked Gojou out.
After carrying Marin home as her feet were sore from wearing sandals, Gojou made it home and relaxed on his futon. That’s when his phone rang. He answered to find a scared Marin who watched the sequel to the scary movie and was now afraid of everything. She wanted to talk on speaker as they fell asleep. Once she was sure Gojou was asleep, she told him that she loved him.
What did you think?
As much as I wanted there to be some firm development in their relationship, this was the perfect ending to the season. It made sense. The only thing I would have done differently was to have a sleepy Gojou tell her that he loved her too, leaving her grinning from ear to ear. However, that’s just me. This was a great episode and a wonderful way to finish the season.
One of my favourite moments was when they were watching the fireworks and they were spectacular. But then Gojou noticed Marin and he couldn’t take his eyes off her. She is incredible and had changed his life. Then, she noticed him and smiled. It was a great moment. The blue tongue that followed was peak Marin. She is hilarious and that was completely in character. I loved every minute of this series and hope that we get more. We have to!
The Part-time Job
The Horror Movie!
Marin Can’t Swim!
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Someone Who Lives in the Exact Opposite World as Me
- Episode 2 – Wanna Hurry Up, and Do It?
- Episode 3 – Then Why Don’t We?
- Episode 4 – Are These Your Girlfriend’s?
- Episode 5 – It’s Probably Because This Is the Best Boob Bag Here
- Episode 6 – For Real?!
- Episode 7 – A Home Date with the Guy I Wuv Is the Best
- Episode 8 – Backlighting Is the Best
- Episode 9 – A Lot Happened After I Saw That Photo
- Episode 10 – We’ve All Got Struggles
- Episode 11 – I Am Currently at a Love Hotel
- Episode 12 – My Dress-Up Darling
- Bonus Posts
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