For a while now, Yune started to live in a shop at the gallery after becoming interested in France. Claude now wishes that she was more free and spend more time outside. In her efforts, it goes south as she gets into some trouble.
In the past few episodes, Yune is as a cheerful and outgoing girl who stayed in the shop most of the time. Since women in Japan during the time never went out on their own as they stay home, they never experience the outside world that often. In contrast, women in France had more freedom. For this, Claude encourages her to become free even if she wasn’t ready. She simply doesn’t know how the inner workings of the show nor she adjusted to the society surrounding her. As shown with subsequent events that happened after, it was apparent that this effort did more harm than good.
For Yune, she has a different attitude when it comes to treating customers. Just like Sui’s philosophy on how she treats her customers at her inn from Hanasaku Iroha, she values every potential customer regardless of their qualities, except with a smile. However, the expressions she used scared people away as a smile indicated that someone is up to mischief. To make things worse, a poor child that she lets in the shop steals an object in the shop to pawn. As a result of this, she began to distrust everyone and think that everyone is out to harm her even though some of them want to help. From this, she has essentially taken her freedom away out of fear.
Even though Claude eventually found her in the end and introduced her to the people who helped him find her, she has learned a valuable lesson. She needs to use good judgment to trust people so she wouldn’t get into any harm. Also, I felt that Claude should have guided her along the way instead of letting her out of the sandbox. From there, she could have learned valuable lessons on how to handle everything. With this incident finally behind them, hopefully he will be more supportive for Yune to help her adjust to society. ¶