At last, Misha finally gets some dedicated bonding time with her father without Tsubame around. However, she is in for a surprise.
From the looks of it, Misha doesn’t mind staying home. Somehow, her father tries to convince her to go to a hot spring and apparently, she is not interested. This is surprising. You would think that she wants to get away from Tsubame. After he mentions capybaras, she changed her mind just like that. If you don’t know what capybaras are, they look like bigger guinea pig that are native in South America.
From this, we learn more about Misha’s father, Yasuhiro and how she married Misha’s mother. Somehow, Misha happens to be a child from a different marriage. She became Yasuhiro’s daughter after marriage. However, it took a while for her to get used to him since she has a shy personality. It’s obvious that he still struggles to get closer to her daughter. Nevertheless, he cares a lot for her. This shows with the pet ferret that he bought for Misha shortly after his wife’s death. Still, this can explain why he wants to take her to a hot spring to have some bonding time together.
I find it funny how Misha gets excited that Tsubame won’t be going and it will just be her father. She had to check everywhere to make sure. Sadly, Tsubame happens to work at the same hot spring inn that Misha and her father are staying at. Yep, she overheard Misha and Mimika as an old lady walking a dog, which is no wonder she is there. She even shows up in the hot springs, but Misha decides to go in to see the capybaras. Sadly, she did not bathe in the hot springs, since Tsubame is there of course.
When Misha decides to go to pet the capybaras, she saw a panda. Yes, her father told her to return to the room after she finished bathing. Even after she played on her Nintendo Switch, the sight of that panda bothered her. I guess curiosity got the best of her as she wonders in the forest while her father is asleep. I think that is a bad idea on Misha’s part, especially when she lost her phone.
In short, Tsubame after hearing from Yasuhiro that Misha gone missing decides to search for her. It’s understandable that he wants to go out to find her, but if he ends up getting lost or hurt, the situation will get worse. Tsubame eventually finds Misha, where she encounters a black grizzly. Yeah, that panda that Misha saw isn’t actually one since they typically eat bamboo.
Either way, Tsubame protects Misha against the bear as she confronts it. I would have thought she would fight it. Instead, she shares her feelings for Misha. I find it funny how the mother bear finds Tsubame confessing her love for Misha a bit too much and leaves. Misha seems freaked out too, especially with Tsubame asking for a marriage.
In the end, Misha thanks Tsubame for saving her. Does this mean that she is finally defrosting? Maybe, but it seems that Tsubame has a long way to go before her dream becomes true. Either way, it’s nice to see that the bonds between Misha and her father are now stronger than before.