My Happy Marriage (2023–…): Season 1, Episode 4 - The Gift - full transcript

To surprise Kiyoka with a handmade gift, Miyo goes into town to shop for some material. Meanwhile, Kiyoka pays Miyo's parents a visit.

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -
Mo... ther.


Please wait, Shinichi.
You have it wrong.

What am I wrong about, Sumi?

About Miyo...

No supernatural abilities.

She's not showing
any signs of them at all.

Please don't give up on Miyo.

If we were a mediocre family without
supernatural abilities,

perhaps I could have loved Miyo.

I'm sorry, Miyo.

Since I don't have much time left,
I will not be able to protect you.

But I have no doubt you'll be all right.

Once you grow up a little bit more, then...




Ms. Yurie.

Is anything the matter, Ms. Miyo?

Um, may I ask you something, Ms. Yurie?


Actually, I wanted to give a gift

to my husband-to-be.

Oh my!

Um, shouldn't I do the dishes?

Don't worry about that now.

It's more important to think about
what to give to the Young Master.

I only have a very small budget.

I don't know if I can buy
a gift he would like.

You won't need to buy anything expensive
if you can make him something by hand.

Something by hand?


How about something he uses daily?

He would surely love anything
you make by hand, Ms. Miyo.

Do you... think so?


Me making something by hand...

That's a nice kumihimo cord.

It's pretty.

I think... I'd like to make this.

Um, sir?

What is it?

Would it be alright if I went out
for a while today?


Well, there's something I want to buy.

Are you going alone?

No, with Ms. Yurie.

I could accompany you on another day.

No, there's no need for that.

I see.

Be careful when you go out.

Don't follow strangers.

Yes, sir.


take this with you when you go out.

What's this?

It's an amulet.

Oh, thank you very much.

You must keep it with you
at all times, understood?

Y-Yes, sir.

Do you really understand?

O-Of course I do.

I'm going now.

Have a nice day.

He gave me an amulet just for going out.

He's being overprotective.

Mr. Koji.

Ms. Kaya has arrived.

If you show up with
a disgruntled expression like that,

your fiancée will become upset.

Big brother! What are you doing here?

It must be hard
sucking up to Kaya Saimori.

I'm not enjoying it.

I'm impressed as always, Koji,
with you being dutiful and obedient.

This is what I have to endure
because you're always playing around.

Why don't you stop goofing off
and act more like the eldest...

You're too kind, which makes you unkind.

What the hell...


There's so many to choose from.

I wonder what color will look good on him?

This might suit him.

Thank you very much.

I'm glad you found a good color.

Yes. I'm looking forward to braiding it.

Oh, I just remembered.

We are out of salt.

Should I go buy some?

No, no. It's my job to buy salt.

Please wait for me here, Ms. Miyo.

Oh! Isn't that Big Sister?


It's been a long time, Big Sister Miyo.

We've been waiting for you,

Mr. Kudo.

Thank you for welcoming me
on such short notice.

We're honored that you came here
in spite of your busy schedule.

So, what brings you here today?

It's about your daughter, Miyo.

Miyo? What about Miyo?

I'm planning to officially get engaged

and marry her in the future.

I... see.


I feel that we should make clear
the relationship between our families.

What do you mean by relationship?

Ordinarily, marriages of our kind are
established according to mutual interests.


I feel hesitant to giving anything
to your family with this marriage.

What are you...

Don't you realize?

I know what you did to Miyo.

I know practically all of it.

How surprising that you're still alive,
Big Sister.

Oh, but...

since you're still wearing
those undignified clothes,

Mr. Kudo must have abandoned you.

Poor Big Sister.

I... I wasn't...

Stop it, Kaya.


I guess it couldn't be helped.

There's no way a good-for-nothing like you
would be matched with someone like him.

It's only natural
you were thrown out of the house.

You should feel lucky you're still alive.

That's enough. Let's go, Kaya.

Keep quiet, Koji.

You experienced things that made you
wish you were dead, didn't you?

Although I can't even imagine
what that was like.

I will pay you the betrothal money,
but only under one condition.

Give Miyo an earnest apology,
face to face.


I won't force you if you don't want to.

We'll just cut ties with you in that case.

If you need money, just ask.

If you get down on your knees and beg,
I'll see what I can do.

You're being silent like that...
It takes me back.

Wherever you go,
you never change, Big Sister.

I... I'm very... sorry...

Ms. Miyo.

Pardon me for keeping you waiting.

Are they acquaintances of yours?


My name is Kaya Saimori.

I appreciate you helping my big sister.

Are you one of her fellow workers?

I couldn't possibly be
a fellow worker of Ms. Miyo.

Ms. Miyo is the future wife
of Mr. Kiyoka Kudo.

Future... wife?


Excuse me for not introducing myself.
My name is Yurie.

I work as a maid for Ms. Miyo.

Oh my goodness. Mr. Kudo is a kind man,
or a rare kind of man.

I was convinced that he had let her go.

Rumors are not reliable, are they?

Well then, if you would excuse us,

we have other errands to do.

Let's go home, Ms. Miyo.

An apology...

Can you give us
a little time to think about it?


But I won't wait too long.

Ms. Miyo,

I'll prepare some tea presently.

No thank you, I'm fine.

Ms. Miyo?

Thank you for coming with me today.

You should rest now too, Ms. Yurie.

I hate it...

I hate myself for being this way.

How could he be satisfied
with a wife like her?

I think Mr. Kudo is very strange.

Did we have company?

What a beautiful man.

I'm home.

Welcome home, sir.

What's the matter?


Nothing in particular.

When meeting her sister
from the Saimori family,

Ms. Miyo looked very distressed.

She's just been moping since we came home.

I'm sorry this happened on my watch.

I see.

It's me. Can I talk to you for a minute?

Just remember this one thing.

What's worrying you now
is not going to matter after a while.

So don't take it so seriously.

If there's anything you want to say to me,

I'm always here to listen.

I'm... very sorry, sir.

What can I do to give her some confidence?

The answer is simple, Young Master.

A woman builds confidence by being loved.

Being loved...

It's not that difficult.

All you have to do is express to her
just how much you care about her.

If you engage with her sincerely
with all your heart,

she will certainly understand
how you feel.

I'm done braiding the kumihimo cord,

but I could never give it to him now.

Ms. Miyo.

May I open the door?

Yes. Come in.

You have company.

It's really been a long time, Ms. Miyo.


I'm glad to see you're doing well.

You too, Hana.

I'm so happy to see you're well.

I got married.

And I have a child now.

I live a modest, happy life.

That's wonderful.

For a long time, I've wanted to
see you happy and smiling.

From that day...

when I was forbidden to be beside you,
I lived at my family home.

Are you happy now, Ms. Miyo?

I don't deserve it...


I don't have supernatural abilities.

Not even Spirit-Sight.

So I don't deserve to be his wife...

I don't deserve to be happy!

Do you know how I was brought
here to meet you?

The first time I received a letter
from him, I was very surprised.

To me, he lives in another world.

Ms. Miyo,

Mr. Kudo is a good man, isn't he?





Did he already know everything?

I thought I wasn't worthy because
I don't have supernatural abilities,

unlike Kaya.

I was scared to lose my happiness
by revealing this fact to him.

I was sure that if he found out the truth,
I would be abandoned.

I thought my happiness would disappear.

I... I was stuck with my assumptions.

Ms. Miyo,
Mr. Kudo wrote me a letter to help you

while fully aware of your situation.

So all you have to do
is have a little bit of courage.

It's all right. I know you are capable.

Thank you, Hana.

I'll try... I'll give it my best.


What is it, so suddenly?


There's something I...
couldn't tell you this whole time.

I don't have...

supernatural abilities.

I don't have Spirit-Sight.

At home, I was working as a servant.

I'm not capable of doing what a girl
from a noble family is expected to do.

I purposely kept this fact from you

because of my shame.

If you tell me to die, I'll die.

If you tell me to leave here, I'll leave.

I'll do so right away.

I wanted to thank you for
going into town with me, giving me a comb,

and so many other things I'm grateful for.

I made this myself
to express my gratitude.

I don't mind if you discard
or burn it if you don't need it.

Now I've told you everything
that I needed to say.

Will you please tell me
your decision, sir?

How long are you going to do that?

I need you to stay with me,

because soon,
we're going to get formally engaged.

Don't you want to
keep living here with me?


I do... I want to stay here,

with your permission, sir.


I'm the one who wants you to be here.

Nobody but me.



It's all right.

It's a beautiful color.

Miyo, would you tie my hair with this?


It's done.

Thank you. I'll use it with care.


Thank you so, so much.

If I hadn't met you...

If you hadn't said those words to me...

I would still be sitting alone in my room.

I'm honored to have been of help.
I'm glad we could talk, too.


Godo, take good care of her.

Yes, sir.

Mr. Kudo.

Thank you very much for inviting me today.

Ms. Miyo, I wish you much happiness.

Don't worry.

You'll be able to see her any time.


Thank you very much.

Don't mention it.

Miyo is getting along well with Kudo?

We must do something fast
in order to make her ours.

But what?

I know.

That girl is the answer.

She'll dance for us
like a puppet on a string.

Subtitle translation by: Ikuko Ohno