Jewel of You

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I come back to this one every know and then. When Fuwako came back crying, I can imagine she just re-imagined every time that Arisa had told her 'I love you' or had become really close to her and re-interpreted with her new-found knowledge, and I can imagine she remembered how she had reacted, ignoring Arisa's real feelings.
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Good but if this actually serialised,
We'll probably ended up only seeing these two break up...
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my heart T^T
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i for once think they didnt end up together, she was clearly in love with the dude, she just didnt want to lose her friend, and the other girl was afraid of 'losing' her, but she didnt, she's still her friend at least
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I do dislike it when shoujo-ai gets ambiguous like this. "Decide for yourself if they're properly in love or not at the end, or just friends"...

Like, neither shounen-ai nor regular shounen/romances have this problem to this degree.
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From reading "Cast a Spell" I could guess where this would go, being from the same author. What an awesome pair of characters, though! Author needs to get a serialisation...
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I'll use that as my mental justification that Fuwako is actually bi, that the Date guy is just not that important, and that Arisa is her true love.

I can't deal with the alternative lol.

Hahahaha.
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@Oeconomist thank you for making the connection with the author's other oneshots. I'll use that as my mental justification that Fuwako is actually bi, that the Date guy is just not that important, and that Arisa is her true love.

I can't deal with the alternative lol.

For other readers, the author's oneshots seem to consistently follow this pattern: one-sided, desperately suppressed longing -> conflict and misunderstanding -> giving up -> but WAIT, there's more -> actually it's not one-sided after all -> love.
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If you'll look at the other two stories on this site by this author, a theme in each is the triumph of love over the expectation that loss is a foregone conclusion.
Last edited 9 mo ago by Oeconomist.
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I don't think that the story is intended to be read as having a vague ending. When Fuwako mistakenly thought that Arisa wanted Date, Fuwako acted as if prepared to step aside, because her greater attachment was to Arisa. Learning that Arisa was in love with her, Fuwako returned to be with Arisa. The statement “I knew that my love wouldn't come true.” on page 31 uses “knew” ironically; attention should be paid to “seemed” in “When it seemed like Fuwako was going away.” And that the reason that there is no need for a key to the jewelry box to be acquired is that it is part of a metaphor in which the jewel of Fuwako will not be taken from Arisa.
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Maybe not fun, but a touch of bitterness every once in a while isn't so bad
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So it's still unrequited in the end. That's fun.
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The vague-ish ending is killing me.. it’s lesning more towards the end I don’t want cuz oooof my heart
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Unrequited love but won't let her go, pretty good torture there...
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ouch
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So did the friend reject her? or did they get together? What a vague ending.