I have lost too much. I don’t want anyone to die.
Shouyo-sensei, Joui War, Yorozuya.
Gintama tells us that family isn’t always about genetics. More often, it is a product of chance meetings, shared laughter, and battles fought side-by-side. It is about falling under one roof, and it doesn’t matter if you’re an alien from the farthest end of the galaxy or the madao next door, family is family.
If family isn’t always a matter of genes, what makes a mother, then? Sometimes it means picking up every difficult stray that comes your way and showing that love isn’t about favors earned or deserved. It’s about being the center of a gravity to a hard-luck town and protecting it at any cost. Tough job for any lady, then again, Otose’s survived a war and a half.
On this special day, we’d like to dedicate this post to the one and only Terada Ayano-friend, guardian, landlady, smokers of a thousand cigarettes and the living legend of Kabuki-cho. Happy Mother’s Day!
“You sure you like this one best? Because I’m not running back to return it if you change your mind after we cut your hair.”
At the end of the first month, Gintoki found that the cost of the yukata and the haircut had been added to his rent.
“Whoever said it was a gift? Kids these days are such moochers.”
This is so adorable and so them :) There is some official art of Gintoki wearing this yukata back in the joui days but I think it makes more sense for him to have gotten it later on. When Otose found him he was wearing rags and didn’t seem to have a place to stay at, so where would he have kept it all this time?