Kotoko is ecstatic to start her nursing courses, especially with the nursing department adjacent to the medical one. More Naoki stalking.
Things quickly get rough though. Kotoko doesn’t know anyone in the nursing program plus she is three years older than the other students. Oh, oh let’s not forget that Kotoko starts her nursing program by attracting attention to herself. Negative of course. She is caught day dreaming in class and is called out by her professor.
Kotoko meets her nursing teammates.
The cute and nice Tomoko
The golddigger Marina. Her ultimate goal is to marry a wealthy and accomplished man. Preferably a doctor – that’s why she decided to become a nurse. Shallow much.
The passionate Keita. He’s enthusiastic about everything he does. He wants to become the best nurse and pushes his teamates to work as hard. His personality seem to often clash with Marina’s; he can’t stand why she decided to become a nurse.
The handsome Motoki. A man who feels like a woman deep down and a fan of Naoki!
When Motoki hears, Kotoko’s last name he wonders if she knows Naoki – the star of the medical department. The handsome, cool, and talented Naoki. Motoki likes Naoki so much that he created a Naoki fan club. Groupie much. Marina also declares Naoki as her ideal type. Why I am not surprised? Sorry he is taken.
Kotoko pretends to not know Naoki. She only heard of him… Married to him, you certainly have more than heard of him. Little liar 😛. When Kotoko has the unfortunate idea to point out that Naoki is married, Motoki and Marina furiously interrogate her: HOW DOES SHE KNOW? Kotoko hides behind the magical and convenient word “rumor.”
It’s quickly discovered that Kotoko is Naoki’s wife. When she hears, Motoki and Marina planning to spy on Naoki to discover his wife’s identity she gets scared! She is unable to properly practice blood pressure exercises and makes the poor Keita yell in pain. Kotoko almost stopped the blood flow in Keita’s arm. I would not want Kotoko as my nurse. She’s a hazard. Oh, oh she already failed the exercise three times or even more… It’s best to not count. Let’s just pray that she succeeds; Keita will have to sacrifice.
Keita wonders why Kotoko wants to be a nurse. She can’t seem to do anything properly. Does Kotoko have shallow reasons for becoming a nurse?! Kotoko protests! She wants to be Naoki’s support! Another interrogation session begins! Why does she want to be Naoki’s support? How is he involved in this? Kotoko is cornered and confesses that Naoki and her are married. A moment of silence follows… They all then burst in laughter. What an hilarious joke!
Well, the nursing students have no choice but to believe Kotoko when Naoki shows up. He’s there to deliver Kotoko’s wallet; she forgot it at home. His appearance causes hysteric screams from every single nursing student present. Motoki is in shock mode O__O. Kotoko apologizes for lying but realizes that there is no need to. Motoki and Marina actually feel better about themselves. If Kotoko had a chance so can they! Keep on dreaming.
Kotoko keeps failing basic nursing exercises. The worst is the injection part. It’s like she is stabbing someone. Kotoko is constantly called out by her teammates, especially Keita. Plus Kotoko’s team is always the last one to finish the practice exercises.
Naoki calls her out too. If Kotoko can’t do her job properly she shouldn’t transfer to the same hospital as him in the future. He seriously didn’t have to say that in front of her teammates; how embarrassing. Keita can’t stand it. Naoki should help Kotoko! Is a genius right?! Why isn’t Naoko doing anything about it? Naoki replies that he didn’t become a doctor for Kotoko. She needs to figure it out. Cold, cold. Naoki leaves.
Keita wonders why Kotoko married Naoki.
To make it up to her teammates and at the request of Motoki, Kotoko needs to have a get together with Naoki. The perfect occasion presents itself when she learns that Naoki has a get together with other students from his department. She figures out the location and time thanks to Seichi.
When Naoki and his classmates show up at the get together, Kotoko and the others are already there. Naoki is no fool. He knows that it is his wife’s doing.
The get together starts off well. Marina is busy seducing different med students. Keita and Kotoko are shocked by how well Marina puts up a pretense – sweet and feminine. Marina even makes Seichi fall for her charm. Poor Seichi; Marina ends up finding him to boring and adds that he is always second to Naoki. Seichi causes a ruckus and vows to beat Naoki and then date Marina.
We learn more about Tomoko. She might not be so sweet. When presented with a steak, Tomoko ferociously and passionately cuts it. The reason why she became a nurse is because she loves cutting meat; she wants to be able to do it as much as possible! Scary much…
Tomoko is heartbroken when she learns that nurses don’t get to hold a scalpel and cut patients’skins. She had even made a scalpel with her name -__-.
Kotoko gets drunk during the get together, which leads to a cute bickering session between Keita and her. Almost like a couple. Keita can’t stop smiling at Kotoko’s words and jokes while Kotoko feels way too comfortable with him. Naoki notices their interaction and doesn’t seem happy about it. Is this jealousy?
When Kotoko passes out, Keita volunteers to take her home. He refuses to get Naoki. Wow wow who is acting like the boyfriend here? Even when Naoki tries to wake Kotoko up and bring her home, Keita insists on taking her home. Beginning of the staring contest. Naoki wonders who exactly is this guy. Keita introduces himself – a student from the nursing department always being troubled by Kotoko. Naoki should just go back to the table and keep flirting with girls. Keita adds that Naoki doesn’t care about Kotoko anyway. Major correction: The girls were the ones flirting with Naoki.
Naoki actually gets mad and tells Keita to shut up. Keita is an outsider and should mind his own business. Naoki then piggyback his wife and leaves.
Back to their nursing routine, Keita’s nightmare continues as Kotoko practices injections on him. Her trembling hands and the syringe are a bad combination. Kotoko ends up pricking herself with the needle and faints. I guess seeing blood makes her sick. Keita carries Kotoko in his arms and runs across campus. Naoki sees Keita rushing with Kotoko to the nurse’s office.
At the nurse’s office, Keita lays Kotoko in bed. He intensively stares at her and notes how cute she is. Keita leans in for a kiss, but is interrupted by Naoki.
Naoki asks Keita what he is planning on doing. He thanks Keita for carrying Kotoko and implies that Keita should leave now. Naoki asks Keita if he didn’t forget that he is married to Kotoko: “Don’t get interested in Kotoko.”
Keita doesn’t take that comment well. He tells Naoki that he is more interested in Kotoko than Naoki; he’ll probably treat her better too…
Things got heated really fast between Naoki and Keita. Well, I have to thank the director for not dragging things out. I am sure a lot of viewers were impatient to see Naoki jealous. At least, I was impatient. Kotoko has always been the one loudly voicing her feelings; it’s time for Naoki to express his feelings.
I also have a soft spot for Keita. He quickly realizes his feelings unlike Naoki. He treats Kotoko better and shows her respect. Naoki is totally rude and disrespects Kotoko not only in private but also in front of her friends and nursing peers. I mean can Naoki try to save her face from time to time?!
I have just finished watching Episode 6 (I will start working on it as soon as I find time): I have to spoil it a little bit ;-P. Kotoko and Naoki experience their first REAL hardship as a married couple plus Naoki gets more and more jealous. Meanwhile Keita doesn’t even try to hide his feelings anymore!
I wanted to add that Kotoko’s nursing team is hilarious and adorable. They are all full of surprises. Who would have knew that the cute Tomoko had a creepy side to her? I am glad that Kotoko has a support system to get her through her nursing years. She is going to need all the help and support in the world
~ maniac Ride