(SPOILER ALERT) I read this book a long while ago, and just recently, I picked it up again and jumped to the end, reading Judy’s letter to her “Daddy” before she discovered his true identity. She was in love with Master Jervie then, who was 14 years older than her. The way Judy wrote about Master Jervie reminded me of the deep friendship between Candy and Albert.
Then, one of the manga scenes flashed across my head. Just before this particular scene, Candy seemed to have a hard time falling asleep, missing Albert. With nostalgia, she was lying down on the lower bunk that used to belong to her handsome roommate.
Inspired by Judy’s words in her letter about the man she loved,
“… I miss him, and miss him, and miss him. The whole world seems empty and aching. I hate the moonlight because it’s beautiful and he isn’t here to see it with me…”
I imagined that Candy saw the beautiful moonlight and wished Albert were here with her. When his happy face appeared in her mind, she asked longingly, where are you?
Hope you like this! 😀