Kaoru gets a call from a relative, asking her to take care of their kid for them. Kaoru asks Hajime if he’s okay with it and…
I guess he is since he makes that face, so Kaoru accepts the request. The episode just started, but it could go two ways. Since Kaoru is pregnant, they’ll either find that they can’t stand kids and worry how they’ll be able to take care of the one they have. Or, they’ll be overwhelmed, but excited that they’ll have a little one playing with them soon. Or the show can simply go another route that charms me. I think any route they go with I’ll be happy though.
So the little kid comes and her name is Ai-chan. She’s cute, but soon enough starts taking off her clothes because they’re too stiff. Kaoru tries to get her to put it back on, even mentioning that a beast is in the house. Hajime comes in and asks if he can join in on the fun. I was afraid he’d take off his shirt, since the last episode established that he does it quite easily, but thankfully he didn’t.
Instead he gives Ai-chan one of his shirts. It’s cute, but I think his lolicon side came out a bit with that.
They contemplate what to do with Ai-chan. They can’t play any of the games at home, since they’re not for girls and probably not suitable for kids. When they ask her what she likes, she mentions golf so they take her to the driving range and spend the day there.
The reason why Ai-chan loves golf is because her mother is a pro player and her father is the mom’s caddy, so it makes sense for Ai-chan to love golf as much as she does. It’s in her blood. Her mom is planning on quitting after this match so she can spend time raising the kid, which is why Kaoru was willing to take care of Ai-chan for the day.
They have fun and as they go home, little Ai-chan takes their hands and thanks them. It’s very cute and Kaoru seems touched by the moment. The ending really made me want to see their kid.
So I was wrong. They ended up having an easy time with the kid and looked cute doing it too. I tend to prefer the episodes when it’s mostly about Kaoru and Hajime, so by default I liked this episode well enough. You can definitely tell that they’ll be good parents because despite their quirkiness, they’re both loving and mature about a lot of things.
Sure they’ll struggle, but they’ll manage it someway.
I can’t believe eight episodes passed us by though. It kind of makes me sad that this charming little anime will be done so soon. I’d be fine about it ending if it meant that we’d see Kaoru and Hajime’s kid, but I don’t think we will. Therefore, the show should last longer….or at least come back with a sequel.