Quotes from Volume 2 of Fruits Basket.
Tohru making Onigiri/riceballs for school festival.
Tohru: Kyo-kun! You're really good at making Onigiri!
Tohru: That's great! I never would have guessed!
Kyo: When I was training, I made my own meals. But making it look nice and having
it taste good are two very different things.
Tohru: ...really? If you asked someone who was training to prepare onigiri...I
think they would be jealous of how well you mold them.
Kyo: Like anyone'd train for that.
Tohru: That doesn't change the fact that it's a wonderful thing...why...cant
he see? ... Ah. Maybe it's stuck on his back...
Tohru: If you think of someone's good qualities...as the umeboshi in a origiri...it's
as if their qualities are stuck on their back! People around the world are like origiri. Everyone has an umeboshi with a different
shape and color and flavor. But because it's stuck on their back...they might not be able to see their umeboshi. Maybe...the
reason people get jealous of each other...is because they can see so clearly the umeboshi on other people's backs. There's
an amazing umeboshi...I can see them perfectly...on your back, Kyo-kun. Sohma-kun is wonderful. Kyo-kun...is wonderful, too.
Kyo: ...! TH-that's exactly what I'm talking about! Where do you come up with
this stuff? And why does it have to be an umebashi? Some metaphor!
Tohru: I-I'm sorry. Should I have used Salmon?
Tohru: Ah! Oh, the kettle...
Kyo: .... you know...there's one on your back too. An umeboshi. I can see it.
Momiji: Hey, hey, Tohru! You know about the Zodiac thing, right!
Tohru: Um, yes
Momiji: Then I can hug you!!
Kyo: Hold it lover boy!
Momiji: Are you hogging Tohru because she's so cute?! I bet Kyo hugs her every
Kyo: You stu--! Who would want to --!
Kyo: Hey! She left the house again! I can't find her anywhere!
Shigure: Tohru said she was going to a friends house. It's no secret. She announced
it at dinner last night, remember?
Kyo: This one time...she left her window wide open.
Yuki: Don't tell me you went in?
Kyo: Like I'd do that! I saw it from outside! Sheesh!
Kyo and Yuki at New Years: Back then...how did she feel...when she watched us
leave? Was Tohru-kun....really okay with that? Is she...going to be all right? How does she feel....right now...alone in that
Kyo and Yuki, new years: I let it slip by me. I never realized...because she's
always smiling so pleasantly. She smiles....at even the smallest things. Yes. She's always smiling. And then she tells me....what
I most want to hear. Why didn't I realize? How could I miss that? So at peace, all by herself....no one's like that. I want
to go home. I want to go home right now. I want to see her.
Kyo and Yuki, on roof at home: I wonder if Akito's mad. But I feel strangely relieved.
I don't feel an ounce of guilt. This time....I've considered everything...I've thought things over...about how I really feel...And
what I really wanted. And I think it just might be...to greet the new year with her.