Yes, it’s been quite a long time… I really appreciate everyone’s patience. For maybe the first time ever, I didn’t have people messaging me asking when the next one would be out of if I was dropping it. Though maybe it’s also because it’s not as popular as my previous works.
Actually, when the reality of the coronavirus lockdown hit and we were seeing real events happening in hospitals all over the world, I just couldn’t cope with going into this trivial drama. What was playing out in real life just couldn’t compete somehow. Also, I am a key worker. (I was supposed to leave the supermarket this summer to teach English full time, but even that is in the air as there will be no foreign students this summer. ) So amidst the chaos, I have had to brave my own anxieties and go out every day. – I live in a tourist town and people kept travelling here. – I would get home and think, I just can’t face doing anything at all.
After a while I guess I fell into a routine, Animal Crossing helped me as well. When I started subbing again, I saw Dr Matsumoto in a different light which really resonated. He is going to work every day because that is all he can do, but he is full of self-doubt and anxieties about himself. There is just something inside him that keeps him going.
The ending here is pretty tough, but I really need to know what happens next, so I won’t leave you waiting quite as long, I promise!