14-year-old Mother (2006): Season 1, Episode 11 - Namida no saishû kai supesharu... inochi tte nani? - full transcript

"14 Sai no Haha"
Final Episode

Miki!

Mom.

I met the baby.

How was it?

I've decided on a name.

The baby's?

What name?

Huh?

Sora.
(Sky)

S-Sora?



Sora.

Like the blue skies... Sora.

"Ichinose Sora
Ichinose baby girl."

Sora-chan, huh?
That's a good name.

It's a bit peculiar,
but that's just like Miki.

Yeah.

I thought about it
a lot.

When I saw her face,
I knew it was perfect.

Right?

Oi... Sora.

Sora-chaaan, can you hear me?

Sensei.

Someday...

I'll be able to walk with her
under the blue skies, right?



Sure.

Please tell me the truth.

I...

may only be 14 years old...

But...

I am her parent.

I'll explain.

Sora-chan still can't drink milk
on her own yet.

Although we are currently providing her
with nutrition through a tube connected to her stomach.

as long as she is unable to drink
under her own power,

she can't leave the hospital.

Then, when she can drink milk,
I can take her home?

Not immediately.

Until her weight increases favorably,

and crosses over 2500 grams,
(5.5 pounds)

she will have to remain here.

When born this small,

there is a high risk of infectious diseases,
like pneumonia.

Then...

just how long?

Under the current circumstances,
at the earliest, 1 month.

Possibly...
2 months.

Then that means...

I'll leave the hospital before her?

Yes.

Umm...

Is there anything
I can do for her?

Well, let's see.

First off...

you should rest a lot,
and fully recuperate.

And when, or if,
you begin making milk,

please bring it.

Other than that, just trust us,
and leave the rest to us.

Alright.

I'll do my best, okay?
Sora...

A celebratory gift.

She suddenly visited.

To celebrate the birth.

It's not much, though.

What is this?

They're hiding because of
their debt, you know.

It is strange, isn't it?

Hey, can you tell me
Kirino-san's address?

Eh?

I'll return this.

Why will you...

I'm worried.

I can't explain it well...

but I'm very worried.

Where's Mom?

Yeah.

She looked tired,
so I asked her to go home.

What's that, Miki?

It's always,
'Mom' this, 'Mom' that.

Today I came, because
there's something I wanted to give to you.

What is it?

This.

"Birth Certificate"

Birth Certificate?

You have to turn it in
by next week.

I thought it's best if you
filled it out yourself.

Thank you.

Yeah...

Well.

A lot has happened, but...

I thought we should celebrate
the fact that she was born safely.

Ummm... Dad.

What is it?
Want a cr?me puff? Huh?

Eh...

It's okay
if you go home already.

Eh? Already?

Yeah.

Why?!
I went to a lot of trouble...

I have to...

make some milk.
[term used: milking (a cow)]

Ah!
This, this, this!

Stop that!

I have to bring them
my breast milk.

I can't do that
with you around, right?

That's true.

Then... then...
then... Umm..

Do your best!

Make lots!

It hurts...

It's hopeless...

Umm... Excuse me!

It's Ichinose.

Kirino-san...
it's Ichinose.

Are you home?

Hello.

Where's your mother?

Satoshi-kun?

Kirino-san!

Kirino-san!

An ambulance.
Call an ambulance.

Get a hold of yourself!

You're a man, aren't you?!

Kirino-san!

"Dear Satoshi."

Kirino-san!

"Mama's going now.

"My debts...

"will be dealt with once I've died...

"so there's nothing
to worry about.

"When you read this,

"please contact our attorney.

"Money until you go to University,

"will provided
through the insurance.

"I'm sorry.
Satoshi.

"Don't give up,
even if you're alone...

"Become happy."

I guess it's hopeless after all...

I'm sorry...

Sora-chan.

Eh...

This is...

I did it...

It came...

Sora-chan...

Breast milk came out...

"14 Sai no Haha" "14 year old Mother"
(Aisuru Tameni Umarete Kita - Born For Love's Sake)

Final Episode: "Inochi tte Nani?"
"What is Life?"

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From Mama's breasts.

Wonder if she'll drink it?

You can do it...

Just a little...

Just a little more...

Not yet, huh?

Umm, can you try
one more time?

We can't force her.
It would be dangerous if it entered a lung.

Don't worry.

This is valuable breast milk,

so I'll make sure
she drinks it.

Sensei...

I wonder...

if she's growing properly.

There are a lot of babies,

who were born smaller,
yet can drink by themselves.

While Sora...

Sora only sleeps and doesn't cry.

Babies who are healthy cry a lot,
don't they?

Don't get impatient.

But...

"Kasuga Memorial Hospital"

Thank you for your help.

That's great, isn't it?
She was saved.

Yes...

This is the first time I've seen...

mother's sleeping face.

She's always, always...

working from morning till evening.

When I was small,
I thought...

my mother's someone
who never sleeps.

On the surface,
she looks proud and arrogant...

But at home...

you wouldn't believe
how hard she worked.

I'll excuse myself
in awhile.

Since you haven't seen
her sleeping face before...

If I see it...

I'm sure your mother
wouldn't like that.

Yes.

I'll come again.

Wait.

Why...

did you save me?

If I don't die...

Satoshi can't walk a proper life.

But, if you die,
Satoshi-kun...

What do you know?!

Someone like you...

who knows nothing about society and
the hardships of this world.

I...

didn't try to die
for emotional reasons.

Now that my company
is hopeless,

I decided,

that this was the only way...
I could protect Satoshi.

So I did this.

I don't know much about
your work...

But, unless you're alive...

Satoshi-kun could never
become happy.

So much whitewash...

Miki said that.

When we asked her what she would do
since the baby will be without a father...

Kirino-kun doesn't have
a father, right?

But...

he's not twisted at all.

He's kind...

He has a strong heart.

Because you were there...

Satoshi-kun is here...

So please...

Stop thinking about dying
anymore.

Me and Miki...

and the newborn baby, too,
we all beg you.

Shall we return to your room?

No, I'll stay here
a little longer.

But... you just underwent
operation, right?

It's no good if you
force yourself.

It's okay.

I'm fine.

Excuse me,
I'm Mrs. Ichinose.

Ah, yes.

She wouldn't leave
all this time.

For young mothers,

people think that
they don't take care of their babies...

Truth is,
it's usually the other way around.

Wanting to become good mothers,
they tend to try too hard.

I'm very sorry
for the trouble.

Miki.

Mom...

Go back to your room.
You have to rest your body.

I'm fine!

I'll stay here
a little longer.

What's wrong?

Somehow...

If I leave her...

I feel
Sora might die.

Because she can't
drink milk on her own,

and she hasn't cried
even once.

But, you have no choice
but to leave Sora to the doctors, right?

I can't.
I don't know when it might happen!

Even so... Mother!

Doing this...

If you become defeated,
what will happen to her?

Hey!
Do you understand?

Sora-chan's mother is Miki.

Only you,
you know.

If something happens to you,

she'll be all alone.

For Sora-chan's sake, too...

You have to take care of yourself.

From now on, the two of you
will have to do your best together.

The two of us?

Yes.
The two of you.

Can you stand up?

This...

I'm throwing this away.

Satoshi...

I'll take you home.

To atone for your sins?

No. No way.

Interview.

A 15 year old father
and 14 year old mother,

and the child born between them...

How will they live in this Japan?

I want to tell that
to the world.

Don't you feel an obligation
to watch over them?

Not interested.

That foolish son of yours.

He's a very interesting fellow.

"Birth Certificate"

Miki!

Hello!

Uncle.

Hey!

Kenta!

How's it going?

Yeah.
So-so.

What's with you?
You're looking down.

Yeah.

That's not true.

Hey, what's this?

Ah! A birth certificate!

You've decided on a name?

Yeah.
For the time being.

Eh. What is it?
Kenichi?

Silly.
It's a girl.

So, what is it, Miki?

Wait a bit,
you're so noisy.

Hurry up!

I'm going to write it now.

Ichi... no.. se...

I feel all tense now...

Of course!

Right? One person has just been born.

Yeah.

So...?

Ra...?

Sora?

What a strange name...

Eh?

It's a good name,
isn't it?

Yeah!
It's good and big!

Yeah.

It's what Miki's
decided on.

Anything is good.

"Anything is..."

Uncle, that's not complimenting me!!

No. No. That's not true.
You're amazing!

Your head and face are
no big deal,

but you did a big job!

I'm telling you,
that's not a compliment!

No, I really am...

"Ichinose Sora"

"Respiration Rate"

Congratulations on your release
from the hospital.

It's great, right?

The baby has to be
hospitalized a little longer.

But...
it was a big experience, wasn't it?

Even I haven't experienced it yet...

Today is closing ceremonies.

Here.

"Report Card"

Report card?

For you, too.

It means you've completed
your 2nd Year Junior High Courses.

"Days in Attendance - 1st term: 71/71 days, 2 days left early
2nd term: 6/71 days, 1 day left early 3rd term: 0/53 days."

Yes.

Although the academy put off
a decision until the baby was born...

Before the next term has started
they've finally decided.

Yes.

How about, while raising the child
at home, you can study,

and then take the periodic
term exams?

Even if you've been recognized
as a student of the school,

there are still varying
opinions, but...

the principal has said...

you should finish your compulsory
education in our school.

Thank you very much.

But...

Umm...

I...

All these months,
I've been thinking...

I think...

I'll drop out of the academy.

Eh?

I still want to graduate
from Seirin Academy...

But, the tuition I need is expensive.

I'll look... for a public school
that will accept me.

Your parents told me
they want you to graduate from our school.

I thought so, too.

But...

after submitting
the child's birth certificate...

and the child's family registry...

I thought she'll be part of our family...
But she's not.

Even if I'm not married,

the child and I will be having
a new family registry.

I feel like a different family was made.

Sensei...

though stepping into
a different world is scary...

I can't keep on
relying on my parents.

That's what I think.

I'm off!

Ah, take care.

I'm off!

Ah, take care!

Ah, Kenta, take a key.
I'm picking up Onee-chan today.

Ah!

Good morning.

Morning.

Say, say...
when is your sister going back?

Eh. Today, but...

Ah really...

With her baby?

No...

Not yet...

Kenta!

Your school lunch bag.

Good morning.

Is there something...

Sora...

I'm leaving the hospital
before you, okay?

Be good and wait for me.

Once she leaves the hospital,
you won't have any time to sleep.

so have fun right now.

Yes.

Well, I'm off, Sora-chin!

Bye-bye.

Sensei!

She's crying!

Sora...

Crying...

Sora's crying!

"Respiration Rate"

- Oxygen.
- Yes!

She's stopped breathing.
Bagging.

Hello.
Congratulations.

Your daughter's
leaving the hospital, isn't she?

Yes.

Go ahead, okay?

Um...

I believe it'll be a little loud soon,

so we're under your care.

Um, is it your intention
to raise the baby here?

We don't like having to say this, but...

Look, we have daughters
of almost the same age, right?

It's very troubling.

If she starts thinking it's normal for a
junior high school student to give birth,

what will I do?

My daughter is still small but...

What will I do if she starts asking
'How do you make babies?'

I don't mean to splash water on the life
you went to so much trouble for, but...

In this neighborhood, everyone is saying
that the influence will be too big.

Under the circumstances,

a place where no one knows you is...

That's right!

The baby will be brought up
well, too.

Ah, yes, that's right!

Excuse me.

Umm.. For your valuable opinions,
thank you very much.

Are they trying to say
'Leave'?

Hello.

Mom.
Come right away!

Miki.
What's wrong?

Sora is...

Sora's in trouble!

Here, please.

Yes.

Oxygen rate?

30%.

Do it until 35%.

Miki.

They said her breathing stopped!

Eh?!

What is happening, Sensei?

Just a moment ago,
she had a number of apnea seizures.

Eh... but wasn't her breathing
just fine?

We think the cause is the result
of a bacterial infection.

Because the baby was born
prematurely,

the signals sent from the brain
for her to breathe are immature,

so her breathing becomes
unstable.

Will she be okay
since her breathing stopped?

Once antibiotics and a breath catalyst
have been prescribed,

her condition will be stabilized.

"Stabilize..."

What do you mean?

She isn't going to die, is she?

Please get a hold of yourself.

Sora-chan is doing her best.

With all her might,
she's doing her best.

Miki.

She wants to quit?

She decided that herself?

Are you okay with that
Endo-sensei?

That's what she said
she wanted to do.

It's as if she's buying
hardships.

No...

Even now...

I can't approve of a student who bore a child
to be in this academy.

But...

As an individual, I can't help but be concerned
over Ichinose's future.

Endo-sensei is worried, too.

More than anyone here.

But, she believes in Ichinose.

More than anyone.

For a teacher,
the most important thing...

and the most difficult thing...

is to believe in their students.

I also want to believe
in the answer Ichinose has given us.

She won't be
coming here anymore?

A public school?
She can't!

Is it because we said
such terrible things to her?

When the number of those who accept Miki
has finally increased.

That's right...
Why now?

I thought so, too, at first.

But...

I thought of what will happen
14 years from now.

14 years from now?

When the newborn baby...

turns 14 years old.

I wonder what
Ichinose-san will have to say.

What will she say
about her 14-year old self?

Ichinose-san's way of life...

isn't one that can be approved of.

But...

being proud of the child
who was born,

then talking about what happened,
isn't that the road she took?

Sora...

I wonder if she
hates me.

Being born so small...

And not being able to drink milk at all.

And... now, again...

Maybe she didn't want to be
born from me.

Could she...

have wanted to be born
from a more normal and proper mother?

Miki...
How about you?

Does Sora-chan...

have to be born normally,

and grow up normally,

For you to love her?

For you to worry?

I'd really worry.

I don't understand why...

We haven't even talked...

But I unbelievably love her so much.

It's the same.

I'm sure for Sora-chan, too.

Think so?

Yeah.

Ichinose.

Kiri-chan...

Today was our
graduation ceremony.

I see.

Congratulations.

I'm sorry.

When the child is in trouble,
I'm like this.

No...

There's nothing to do anyway.

The baby...

is small, isn't she?

I still haven't carried her,
even once.

Is that so...

I can't change her diapers...

Or give her milk...

Really...

I'm just here,
unable to do anything.

That's not true!

You risked your life
to deliver her.

I came.

Miki!

When you didn't wake up
after the operation.

I can't see her...

the way I am now...

I'm practically dead anyway.

But, today,
I was able to come and see you.

I'm... going to work.

Eh?

High school?

I'm not going.

No...

It has nothing to do with
my mom.

Even if it's just a little,
I want to earn money and give it to the child!

After all...

the child is mine and yours...

Not because I have to,
but because I want to.

But...

Until now...

I've... lived the way
my mom instructed.

I'm me, but at the same time
I didn't feel like I'm myself.

But...

The times I'm with you...

I was myself.

The times I'm with you...

during then the sky (Sora) is always pretty,
I thought.

I feel like
I'm trying to say something cool...

it's embarrassing.

But...

it's the truth.

Me...

too...

For me, too...

the times I'm with Kiri-chan,

I thought that the sky (Sora)
is so pretty.

I always, always thought that.

That's why...

That's why...

I...

Miki!

Sensei!

The antibiotics were effective,
and the infection has gone down.

I think it's safe to say
she has escaped from a state of crisis.

Really?

Sora-chan did her best.

Thank you very much!

Isn't it great?
Sora-chan!

Sora?

She's called Sora.

Like the blue skies... Sora.

Miki gave it to her.

What is it?!

Ah, nothing...

Thank you.

For going out of your way.

Enough of the greetings.

What did you want
to talk about?

There's something
we want to tell you all, at the same time.

What is it...

We...

We...

Two years from now,
when I've turned 18...

We'd like to get married.

Hey!
Are you serious?

What are you saying,
so suddenly?

We approved the birth
of the child,

but not to your relationship.

Well, it's true you two
are the parents of the child...

But your mother...

has no intentions
of meeting the child.

Yes.

That's why
we thought the two of us should tell you.

"Thought?"

I know both you and Mom
are opposed to it.

But...

After all...
We want to raise Sora together.

Raising a child
isn't like playing house!

Even if you can legally
get married,

how can an 18 and a 17 year old
raise a baby?

Starting tomorrow,
I'll work!

When I get out
of junior high...

and Sora can be left at nursery school,
I'll work, too!

And we'll save money.

Wait a minute,
don't misunderstand!

"Work," "work..."

Working right away
is nothing to be proud of.

It has to be after
finishing your studies.

If not for your own sakes,
then for Sora-chan's!

Ah, that's right.
Rather than working and getting married,

right now you should be thinking of going
to high school and the University.

Because this has happened,

all the more,
you should be going to school!

When she gets bigger,

and things settle down,

we'll think about going back to school.

With such easy-going words,

5 or 6 years will pass
just like that.

Even if 5 years pass,
I'll only be 19 years old.

Kirino-kun will only be 20 years old.

We can still...

start over...

We may be doing things
in a different order than others...

But, that's all that's different.

We'll do things properly.

Please!

Let's go, Satoshi.

This is stupid.
There's no reason to continue.

A lot can change
in two years.

We won't change!

In the beginning,
no one thinks they'd change.

You arrogantly say that
you'd raise the baby...

but try going outside with the baby.

Do you think the neighbors will say,
"Ah, how cute"!?

Say what you want...

But...

Do you think everyone will approve,
and you'll have a happy ending?!

You won't!

I...

I've fully tasted those things,
so I know it well.

After being exposed,
to society's coldness..

You're the one who wouldn't want to get married.

Sora...

Sora...

is a child no one wanted.

Not me, not Kirino-kun...

Not Dad, not Mom, nor the school, either.

But...

Right now Sora may be tiny,
but she's trying to live.

Sora has taught me.

How important I am..

to my Father and Mother.

How important school and
having friends are.

And...

just how much...

I love Kirino-kun.

Please!!

Do what you want.

But...

I won't recognize it.

So I won't meet that child!

If you're vexed,

then seriously do it,

and make me say,
'Congratulations'.

Yes!

Someday...

I'll do my best
to see you carry her.

She never learns, does she?

Because
she's my daughter.

"1 Month Later"

Alright!

Yanagizawa-san...

You're thinking
'Why is this girl here?'.

Eh?

Ah... no...
umm... well...

Yeah.

Found a school?

No.
Not yet.

You're a fool.

Maybe.

So that's how cute the baby is.

I still don't have enough time
to think that way.

But...

She's very important to me.

That's the truth!

Then you won't die, huh?

I...

died once.

Just as the rumors say,

I was seeing
a university student...

and then broken up
by my parents.

I thought of ending things.

Ending each and everything.

Though I came back to Seirin...

I'm always my parents' puppet.

I told them
"I want to change to a public school."

But...

I've already stopped saying
such things.

When I look at you...

I realized I've lived
blaming my parents for everything.

Ah, don't misunderstand.

While I recognize
that you did your best,

I still think you're a fool
for giving birth.

Eh?
You're leaving already?

Yeah.

After all, the fact that I hate you,
still hasn't changed.

Miki!

We're going to the hospital.

Yeah.

Ready?

I'm letting go.

Ok.

Congratulations,
on leaving the hospital.

Whoa... she's so fragile.

Starting today,
you're not practicing anymore.

Hold her securely.

Yes.

Her current weight is 2580 grams.
(5.7 pounds)

Although that is still smaller than
a baby born full term,

you can treat her
like any other normal baby.

2580 grams...

She's gotten big,
hasn't she?

Though she may seem
light to carry now, before long,

she'll be so heavy
you'll feel like your arms will break.

No...

Sensei...

she's heavy enough.

Enormously... heavy.

If so,
it's alright.

After all, that's the proof
of everyone's love for her.

Yes.

And...

"And"?

I'm sure...

it's also a proof of hope for the future.
[Miki's name means hope for the future]

[Miki's name means hope for the future]

Right, Mom?

No, mothers shouldn't cry.

Let her cry.

Just for today.

Please.

It's okay.

In life, you never know what will happen,

this life insurance policy would prove to be
greatly beneficial to you.

You'll pay until you're 60 years old,
then you'll benefit from all your payments.

Ah, excuse me,
sorry to bother you...

There, there...

Oh, I wonder why...
I just changed her diaper.

Sora-chaaaan...

Geez, you're not doing well.

Ah, what's wrong?

Ah, here.

Wait.

Yes, good girl,
good girl.

It's grandma!
It's grandma!

This is strange.

Ah, what now?

It's a baby's job
to cry.

Yeah.

It's grandma.

Tha... tha... thank you for that time.

Payment for
the data you gave me?

I want to continue writing
about you, that guy and her.

So, no matter what happens,
don't let it end.

Make it as long and interesting a story
as possible.

Okay?

Umm...

Miki.

How's the color of the sky,
for a new mother?

It's beautiful, Mom.

It may just be my imagination,

but today is special.

Though I don't know about tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be
your 15th birthday.

It felt like it was a long...

and at the same time short...

and stormy year,
wasn't it?

At your birthday last year...

I wouldn't have thought
a day like this would come.

I'm sorry, Mom.

But...

for me,
it was an important year of being 14.

Along the way there were lots of
painful things and difficult things...

I thought I lost everything...

But, right here, right now,
Sora is here after all.

Miki...

Someday, it'll be nice
if you'll be able to tell Sora-chan...

"I haven't lost anything."

"You have given
many things."

It's a miracle, isn't it, Mom?

Sora being born...

And that I was born from you...

It's a one in ten-thousand...

No...

It's a one in a billion miracle.

Life... is a miracle.

Starting tomorrow,
you'll be in a battle...

So, even though it's a day early,
I'll say it now.

Congratulations
on your 15th birthday.

Thank you.

Thank you, Mom.

Welcome home!

We're home.

- Be careful here.
- I'm fine.

Let's take a picture!

A picture?!

But...

For the future's sake,
let's take a picture with us smiling.

Yeah!

Uh, a little more to your right.
Your right.

Our right?

Ah, too far,
go back, go back.

Ah, that's it!

Stay!

Ok.
Here goes.

Eh..
Umm... Okay.

It's set for five minutes.

Eh?

Hold your smile for five minutes.

Here it comes!
Ok!

Hamburger!

Eh?

"That morning,

"she smiled as she carried the child."

Chief,
he's back again.

How long will he stay here?

Right?

Ah, excuse me.

Yes?

Refill.

Yes!

Thank you for waiting.

"And then..."

"This Drama is a work of fiction."