「代役/In Her Place」
10/4 代役/In Her Place
Why is your school bag empty?
Today is the entrance ceremony.
Mom said I don’t have to take anything.
Are you sure?
Don’t you need your textbooks?
I don’t have them yet.
Oh, but you should take a pencil.
You might have to take notes.
You can take them for me, Grandma.
You can never call me Grandma at school, OK?
I told you many times.
I’m a famous actress.
A grandmother is not the right image for me.
Why did your father have to go on a business trip today?
Dad has a very important meeting in Singapore.
He told me.
I know, I know.
But I also had an important rehearsal for my new movie.
I’m sorry, Grandma.
It’s not your fault.
I’m sorry I said that.
Grandma, what is the rehearsal?
It’s just practicing.
It’s not as important as your entrance ceremony.
You only have that once in your life.
There would be many more rehearsals for me.
And I wasn’t really ready for it anyway.
Did you and Grandpa go to Mom’s entrance ceremony together?
No, we weren’t married anymore at that time.
So, it was just like today.
Only you and Mom were at the ceremony.
Well, I didn’t go either.
I was really busy back then making movies.
I couldn’t go to your mother’s entrance ceremony or any other school events.
I think I was in New York or maybe it was Pris.
Grandma, was Mom alone?
How did she go by herself?
I think my manager did something about it.
Oh, your mother was such a good girl.
She said that she knew my job was important.
Why are you crying, Grandma?
I think I was a bad mother.
I thought my job was more important than my own daughter.
How could I?
Oh, don’t cry, Grandma.
You are a wonderful grandmother for me.
Thank you, Kazuma.
That’s great news.
Thank you so much for calling.
That was the hospital.
Your sister was just born.
I want to see her.
First, we will go to the ceremony.
After that, we will go meet your sister.
I missed your mother’s ceremony but I’m so happy to take her place at yours.
Let’s go, Grandma.
But remember, Kazuma.
Don’t call me, Grandma at school.
I told you I’m an actress and I’m only 49 years old.
I could be your mother and I don’t even look like a grandmother.