You know, the more I think about it, the more I wholeheartedly agree with the fact that Souji and Chizuru’s relationship wouldn’t be as perfect or easy as what SSL described in the game. The game basically went “Oh I like you. Oh I love you. Relationship” which I have to cringe at a bit and feel disappointed over.
Just like in Edo time, Souji is a hard guy to get to open up…as well, he has some attitude and emotional problems that would cause a few fights and bumps in the road as well. His health, how stubborn he can be in certain situations—and heck, even Chizuru’s brother still—would have a drastic effect on their relationship. The journey with him is a long one that Chizuru endures and while I see them becoming that cute and super close couple in high school, it wouldn’t be as automatic as what it is made to be. It’d take a couple of years at least and then maybe a year or two more for a step farther than girlfriend and boyfriend to be taken.
Not at all am I saying it wouldn’t work. Honestly, the ups and downs and their issues and arguments before they got together was what made the romance so real and precious. Also, Chizuru and Souji are both tough cookies (Chizuru honestly sometimes stronger than Souji when it comes to making things like that work in my opinion). But never would it be easy like the game made it. They’d be a terrific and close couple when they got together, however, there’d be conflict for sure.
And maybe a few nights of Souji grumpily sleeping on the couch when they are married…with Chizuru making sure he was covered up and warm when he finally fell asleep. Yes. Definitely some of those along with the fluffy happenings.