My Happy Marriage (2023–…): Season 1, Episode 9 - Drowning in Dreams - full transcript

Though distressed by her nightmares, Miyo keeps pushing herself to be a supportive wife. Then, Arata Tsuruki comes to speak to her while Kiyoka is away.

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Are you all right,

Ms. Miyo Saimori?

I-I'm sorry.

Please raise your head.

Um, I'm sincerely sorry for bothering you.

Please don't apologize.

Never mind that, I'm glad
you don't seem to be hurt.

Really, I should have been more careful.

Thank you so much for helping her.

Miyo-chan, let's go rest somewhere.


Please be more careful.

If you would excuse me.

Ms. Miyo, are you all right?

Yes, I'm okay. I'm sorry to worry you.

You have to be careful, Miyo-chan.


You really should be careful.

Because you are...

someone very special.




Why did she push herself
until she collapsed?

You said you sensed supernatural abilities
when Miyo-chan was having nightmares.

Was supernatural ability being used
on her from somewhere?

With someone from the Usuba family,
that would be possible.

But there weren't any breaks
in this house's barrier.

It's unlikely to be external interference.

This is only speculation,
but I think it has something to do

with Miyo being from the
Usuba family bloodline.

Miyo-chan is?! Are you sure?

There's evidence that Miyo's mother
used the surname Usuba.

She married into the Saimori family
with supernatural abilities.

I could have never imagined that Miyo-chan
came from that Usuba family...

Except that Miyo doesn't have
supernatural abilities.

Maybe it's possible
the blood of the Usuba family in her

is somehow harmful to her body...

The blood of the Usuba family...
But why now?

I don't know.

But that's the only possibility now.

Does Miyo-chan know anything
about the Usuba family?

Her mother died when she was a child.

She could very well know nothing
about the Usuba family.



I doubt she'd talk about it
even if we asked her.

She seems to be hiding her feelings
more than ever these days.

She probably doesn't want us to worry...

But I wish she would at least
let us worry about her.

What's the matter?
Did you see a bear or something?

A civilian was attacked
by Grotesqueries from the Grave.

What is the extent of the damage?

A man was found passed out
in the woods near the forbidden area.

He's currently in a coma, unconscious.

And the situation on the ground tells us

there's no doubt he was attacked
by the Grotesqueries.

So they've already arrived
near human dwellings...

That's much faster than our calculations.

We can't count on
the Imperial Household Ministry anymore.

It's only a matter of time
before they enter the imperial city...

I can't take it anymore...

Why do I keep having...

nightmares all the time?

How can I study to be
a proper lady like Hazuki

when I'm back to being how I was before?

Since I fainted, she reduced my lessons.

It's a shame that my opportunity to study
is being wasted.

Sorry, I have to work overnight again.

Then I'll make a meal and bring it to you.

No, it's all right.
You should keep resting, Miyo.



How are you feeling?
Is anything troubling you?

No, I'm fine.

Please don't worry about me.

I see...

Sorry, Godo is calling me.
I have to get back to work.

All right. Good luck with your work, sir.

So from what we know, we can assume
the Grotesqueries are advancing

toward the center of the imperial city.

Any information
from the Imperial Household Ministry?

We're trying to get it from them.

They are all so slow to act,
it's frustrating.

We're going to deploy our men
to encircle the imperial city.

I want it authorized immediately.

A large-scale
hunt-and-destroy operation, so to speak.

I'll reach out to the Ministry.

Kudo, you proceed with preparations.

Yes, sir.

We will protect
the imperial city without fail.

Wow, it looks good!

I was going to do the cooking today,

but when I went to the kitchen,
she had already started preparations.

You aren't fully recovered.

Please don't worry, I'm fine now.

Please go ahead and eat.

- Let's eat.
- Let's eat.

This is delicious!

Ms. Miyo makes me proud
with her excellent cooking.

I couldn't agree more.

I can't make anything fancy like this.

It's really nothing.

You know, I'm really bad at cooking.


My grades for cooking
were horrible at Girls' School.

Whatever I made would be burnt,

too salty, or too spicy...

I'd cut my finger just by holding a knife.

That's hard to believe...

You had such a hard time
when you were married, didn't you?

Please, I wish you wouldn't mention that.

I really do regret it.



My only regret in my life.

I'm talking about my marriage.

I got married when I was 17 years old.

Being born the daughter
of the Kudo family,

I was prepared to be married
for political reasons.

My husband was a kind, good man.

I was happy.

But... I didn't get along with his family.

Perhaps my lack of skills to do housework
and my immaturity as a person

proved to be nowhere near
their ideal traits for a wife.

My husband often comforted me.

But one day, we became emotional
when talking about it...

and we had a big fight,
which led to our divorce.

But you know, when I went back
to my parents' home and calmed down,

I regretted it deeply.

There were many hardships,

but living with my family was the most
important thing and I lost it.

I could have done something more.

So that is your regret...



You're trying hard to overcome
your weakness without running away.

I respect you for that.


I don't think it's...

From now on, I want you to be
true to your own feelings

so that you won't have regrets like me.

What do you want to do, Miyo-chan?

How do you want to live?

Um, well...

I want to be

a wife worthy of my husband...

I want to be
a lovely proper lady like Hazuki.

My wish is...


Are you all right?

Yes... Um, I...

I've never thought about
how I want to live, until now.

But... there's one thing
I have already decided.

What is it?

I want to stay here.

I want to be by his side.

He is lucky to have someone
like you care for him.

Holy moly, it sure was painstaking
to find every person

named Sumi in the imperial city.

My hope is Sumi Usuba is in here.

It's good we narrowed it down
to a woman named Sumi,

but they all seem like her
and yet not like her.

Sumi Usuba is the only clue
we have about the Usuba family.

Keep looking for any information,
no matter how trivial.

May I join you?


Miyo, listen.

I've been too busy
to find the time to talk with you.

I'm sorry.

It's fine. No problem at all.


is anything bothering you?

No. Nothing in particular.

All right, then.

Sir, can you tell me what it was like
growing up with Hazuki?

Come to think of it,
I haven't told you much about my past.

Is it all right to ask you?

We've always been on good terms.

Well, she's loud as you know,
so she annoys me sometimes.

Siblings aren't about emotions
such as likes or dislikes, I guess.

Being born and raised
in the same environment,

we understand each other.

No need to be reserved or sensitive.

Our personalities aren't very compatible,

but I think she's a good person
in her own way.

Does that answer your question?


It's very sweet and... I'm envious.

Because I don't have anyone like that.


come a little closer.


If you're lonely, say so.

If you are suffering, tell me.

I won't understand if you don't.

I... I'm not lonely...

Really? I miss being with you.

Don't you miss me?

I do miss you.

Then say so from the start.


You can lean on me.
Tell me your true feelings.

Be more selfish. I'll accept you whole.


You can show me your emotions
and allow yourself to depend on me.

We'll support each other.
That's what a family does.

My husband-to-be is very kind.


If I really let myself be coddled,

I know I won't be able to become
a proper wife in the Kudo family.

I've got to solve my problems myself,

or I won't qualify to support the family...

Hello, is anybody home?

I'll be right there.

Sorry to have kept you waiting.
May I ask who...

You are...

Oh, hello there. It's been a while.

How have you been since
the last time we met?

I'm fine now, thank you.

I appreciate the help
you gave me back then.

Please don't mention it.

By the way, is Mr. Kudo home?

No, he is at work.

Really? That's strange.

I heard he was off today.

He seems to be very busy now.

He got called upon on short notice.

Oh, I see.

Forgive me for not confirming beforehand.

I'm Arata Tsuruki.
Glad to make your acquaintance.

I'm Miyo Saimori.

Yes, I know who you are.

It was the talk of social circles

that Mr. Kudo finally found a fiancée.

I see he is just as heartless as rumored.

Why do you say that?

Ms. Miyo, do you realize
how pale your face looks?

He neglected you that day we met,
and he's neglecting you today.


His fiancée is worn to a shadow
and he isn't aware.

No, it's not his fault.

I think it's crazy to make you
work until you faint.

He doesn't understand your true worth.

Such nonsense.
He doesn't even speak with you much,

and you're taking lessons on posture,
tea ceremony...

How do you know...

There's no value at all
in what he's making you do, is there?

Please stop!

What I'm doing is what I choose to do.

I merely asked for his cooperation.

So don't speak ill of him!

Are you all right?

I'm fine. Really.

Excuse me for saying things out of line.

I should go now.

I'm sorry I raised my voice.

Don't be, because I'm the one
who was being rude.


I can give you a role only you can fill.

Please contact me anytime

if you're interested.


I'll be seeing you.

A role only I can fill?

He's late.

That's disrespectful to you, Commander,
even if he is the envoy from the Ministry.

It's all right. We'll just proceed with
the mission preparations without Tsuruki.

You look tired.

No need to worry.

I'll go home as soon as my work is done.


You should go home today
for the sake of Ms. Miyo.


You have authorization.

From now on, the command is transferred
to you, and you can direct freely.

Then, we will carry out
the large-scale operations.

We must stabilize the situation

before there is damage
to the imperial city.

Continue your best efforts.

Well, I'm very sorry I was late today.

I thought it was your day off,
so I went to your house by mistake.

I met your fiancée, Ms. Miyo.

She greeted me so politely.

You have the best fiancée, Mr. Kudo.

But I can't approve of
the way you treat your pretty fiancée.


Her face looked very pale.

Isn't she getting worse?

I ran into her in town the other day.

I helped her when she almost collapsed.


You don't understand at all.

You don't see the real Ms. Miyo.

Or, you probably don't even want to.

The fact that you were not by her side
at such a crucial moment is proof.

Although, it's none of my business.

Please don't hesitate to call
if you have any problems.

I might be able to help you.

You know what? It's strange.

Among the list of candidates,

there's one person
with no birth or family registration.

The name is "Sumi Tsuruki."






She's pushing herself too hard again...



Welcome home, sir.

I didn't come to greet you.

I'm sorry. I should have...


Miyo, why?


Why are you losing so much weight?

Why didn't you tell me you fainted?

Well, I...

Do you think I didn't know
that you have nightmares every night?

I said you could tell me anything.

I told you to rely on me.

But after all this time,
you still don't tell me anything.

Am I that untrustworthy?

That's not it!

I didn't want to bother you.

You're so busy as it is.

I thought you must be tired from work,

and I didn't want to cause trouble.

Tired from work?

You're the one who's tired!

If it was going to be like this,

I shouldn't have
let you have a chance to study.


How could you...?

No... This is wrong.

I didn't want to talk to her in this way.


I only wanted to...


I've said the worst possible
thing I could say to her.

Doesn't that make me just the same
as the Saimori family?

Then he would be right after all.


I'll make Tsuruki tell me everything.

I swear... I'll be the one.

I'll be the one to end Miyo's suffering.

Subtitle translation by: Ikuko Ohno