March 8, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 10 by Natsuki Takaya
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*Published February 21, 2017*
As this series starts to wind down, with only a few volumes left. In this one, we learn that loving someone can sometime hurt more than you expected it to.
The much-loved series winds down to the homestretch. Tohru’s feelings for Kyo come to the forefront as she desperately searches for a way to break the curse. If she can’t find a cure in time, Kyo will be locked away by the Sohma for the rest of his life! Graduation is fast approaching, meaning major decisions that will affect not only Tohru and Kyo but all of the members of the Sohma Zodiac. After all of this heartbreak, is a happy ending even possible…?
I think the biggest thing you should know about this volume is that Tohru is admitting to herself that she loves Kyo and in so doing that she may lose her mother. Yes, her mother has already died, but Tohru has kept her alive through her memories and love. But as Tohru has fallen more and more in love with Kyo, she feels as though she’s losing the love for her mother. This scares her as she doesn’t want to stop loving her mother. She doesn’t want anyone to surpass the love she has for her mother, but the more she loves Kyo, the more she feels like she is losing her mother.
Loving someone is always a hard thing, but it’s also a choice. I think this is where it helps to have some more life experience than a high school student, because I know that I can choose to love my husband and also my blood family, and my in-laws and my friends. My love for my husband does not diminish the love I have for everyone else. It’s all different types of love as well, but love is a choice. Love is an daily affirmation that you choose this person again and again.
What do you think about love? What does love mean to you guys? Comment below and let me know!