とりかえばや物語 第3話「混乱/Trouble hearts」
Haru was pregnant.
It was not her plan but she accepted her destiny.
She told Natsu they are going to have a child and he was very pleased.
“Haru, maybe it’s time for it to live as a woman.
We are a couple now so you have to follow my wishes.”
Haru remembered all the happy days she spent as a man but those days were finished.
She wanted to die but she thought about her parents and decided to live.
She went to live in a small house outside of the city before anyone could see she was a pregnant woman.
Everyone at the emperor’s palace was very surprised.
The handsome young husband of a minister’s daughter just disappeared.
He left with wife and child without saying anything.
At the same time, People started to talk about Fuyu’s baby daughter.
She didn’t look like her father at all.
So some people said that Haru disappeared because he was hurt by this fact.
Only Fuyu knew the truth and it hurt her, too.
She couldn’t eat and became sinner day by day.
Fuyu’s father was worried that his daughter might die so he went to Haru’s father to ask where Haru was.
Haru’s father had no idea, either.
Now he thought it was all his fault for allowing Haru to live as a man.
Look at that trouble it caused tears fell down the face of the poor father.
Aki saw his father’s tears from far away.
He knew only he could save his father.
Aki decided to find his sister Haru but Aki had lived his life as a woman.
And women could not travel freely so he changed his clothes and his hair.
So he looked like a man.
Aki was scared to go out into the world as a man.
But he knew his sister was afraid, too.
Meanwhile, Haru was very lonely.
She had given birth to a son and finally decided to live as a woman.
But her baby’s father Natsu was not with her.
He was with Fuyu and his other baby.
How funny her destiny was.
She had only lived her life as a woman for a short time and she was already tired of it.
The only thing that kept Haru alive was her son.
Then one night, she had a guest.
It was her brother, Aki, dressed as a man.
“Aki, my brother, what are you doing here?”
“I’m here to take you back home.”