Oct 20 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 4)

I was going to discuss another parallel between Daddy-Long-Legs and Candy Candy, but Reeka’s comment reminded me of something I had longed to bring up. It fits well into this series too, so here I go. 🙂 The following page is taken from the last volume of the Japanese manga version, which happened when Candy was seemingly having trouble to fall asleep, missing Albert miserably (click Favorite Scenes in CC manga (2) for the scene that took place just prior to this page).

Note that the Japanese words are supposed to be read from right to left, top to bottom:

キャンディキャンディ第09巻094

The image that shows young Candy grieving the loss of Anthony and seeking comfort in Albert the vagabond’s arms…

いつだって
そうだったらから……

Because always… this is the case…  (in previous page Candy said Albert always appeared out of the blue)


The image that shows Albert tenderly stroking Candy’s hair when she was supposedly asleep…

あたしが悲しいとき
あたしがつらいとき
いつもやさしく
だきとめてくれる
アルバートさんだから……

Because Albert-san always pulls me tenderly into his arms when I’m sad and when I’m in pain…


The image that shows Candy’s fingers clasping the bedsheet…

でも
いまは……

But now…


The image that shows Albert’s face with an understanding look…

会いたいの
いますぐ会いたいの
アルバートさん

I want to see, I want to see Albert-san right at this moment


The bottom image that shows Candy lying face down in bed…

どこをさがしたらいいの……

Where should I go to look for (Albert-san)…

In the manga, Candy was fully aware that Albert had recovered from amnesia, but she still missed him, so much so that when she received a parcel from him some time later, from an unknown place called Rockstown, she decided to go there anyway, just because she wanted to see him.

Unlike the manga, in Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS), Albert didn’t inform Candy of his recovery in his departure letter. He said he had caused her troubles and left her a large sum of money. Candy was terribly worried and spent many sleepless nights, thinking about him. She tried to find him everywhere, and of course, she ended up running into Terry, drunk and depressed, in a roadside theatre in Rockstown. One day I will talk more about the Rockstown version in CCFS, but my focus this time is to compare this manga plot with Judy Abbott’s letter to her Daddy.

Judy was miserable, not knowing that her daddy was actually Master Jervie, who had proposed to her roughly two months ago. She loved him but had turned him down, and she explained why in this letter to her Daddy. Note that in the beginning of this letter, she first thanked her Daddy by writing that “I owe you a great deal more than the mere money, and the rest I will continue to pay all my life in gratitude and affection.” Sounds familiar? 😛 I’m certain that even after discovering that her Daddy and Master Jervie were the same person, she would still love him with deep gratitude. 😉

Anyway, in this letter Judy said she missed Master Jervie so much, “…  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…” Later, she wrote that “This happened nearly two months ago; I haven’t heard a word from him since he was here. I was just getting sort of acclimated to the feeling of a broken heart… I was feeling hurt because he had just disappeared into blankness without a word…”

Again, this sounds very similar to what had happened to Candy. Albert had just vanished into thin air, and she hadn’t heard from him again until a big parcel from Rockstown appeared at her door with his name as the sender. Just like Master Jervie who believed Judy wanted to marry a much younger fellow called Jimmie, Albert supposed Candy’s heart belonged to Terry still.

I agree with what Reeka said in her comment, that Albert had made a mistake, leaving the apartment without a word (but with a heavy heart, as shown in the manga). However, he was just confused, and not wanting to cause Candy any more trouble, he decided to quietly take the escape route.

Yet, don’t you think this is a solid proof that he was in love with her? If she was merely a little sister to him (by then he already knew she was legally his adopted daughter), why couldn’t he come clean with her? He would have to explain why he had hidden his recovery for a long time from her too, but it would be so much easier and straightforward if she was only a friend to him. Apparently, he wasn’t ready to let her know his true identity, that he was her guardian (he probably wanted to sort out his feelings for her first). I figure he could no longer lie to her that he was a vagabond, so he took the easy way out.

Little did Albert expect that Candy would be so lost and despondent without him by her side, like what Judy Abbott said in her letter, that she was “acclimated to the feeling of a broken heart…”. Page after page in the manga show our beloved heroine in a prolonged state of melancholy. 🙁

In the manga strip shown above, Candy was wondering where Albert was… now that she was so sad and suffering… He was always there for her, wasn’t he? Although she knew he would likely reappear to her one day, just as he had always done in the past, this time she didn’t feel like waiting passively. She wanted to see him immediately.

I have a strong feeling that she missed his hugs… so much that her heart ached. Only by seeing him again could her misery end. The fact that she longed to see his face proves that he was undoubtedly more than a friend or brother to her by then. I will continue in Part 5. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Brenda on October 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    Ms.Puddle.Hi again. Wow! how many comments! I totally agree with all of you, but it must have been very difficult
    for him to know about Candy’s relationship to him (adopted)and as you said in your FFcs. about his feelings
    for her. So, may be he had to face too many responsabilities after recovering his memory, remenber he would have to see Aunt Elroy. I think he didn´t mean to leave Candy alone yet, but he had to,Because He is a gentleman and also they had an agreement. George…I think he new them quite well, so being so close to Albert he finally decided
    to tell Candy where he was, ha! Anyway, when she saw him in Lakewood, she was impressed! honestly, I think they fell for each other near the fireplace, SO ROMANTIC ! After all, they were true friends. Though Albert didn’t expect to see Candy soon, he was delighted enjoying time with her.
    Thanks for your emails and posts.

    1. Yes Brenda. When he recovered his memory, he looked far from happy or excited in the manga. To me, he looked troubled and even upset … As you said, he didn’t realize he was such a man in the high society, considered what Candy had been telling him so far. It must be shocking to remember his true identity… Sigh.

      Albert didn’t leave Candy right away after his recovery. He stayed for a few more months before leaving on a cold winter night. George and his men had come to pick up Albert for work day after day. That’s why the neighbors were suspicious.

      Oh, the fireplace scene! Yes it was very romantic and sexy, both of them, lol!! 😚😘😙

    • Brenda on October 26, 2015 at 12:22 am
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    Ms.Puddle, Hi there! thanks for your words, they mean alot to me! Yeah! getting someone so handsome and kind like Albert! A dream come true!
    Maybe when you have time, I will tell you my story about how I met a guy like him when I was very young like Candy.
    i am very happy to hear from you!
    ps. Yes, I forgot the triangle Candy-Archie-Annie!

    1. Hello Brenda! Yes, someone kind and loving like Albert 💖💖

      So you met him when you were young too? Awwwwww… I’m sure you miss him still. 💑

  1. An affectionate greeting Ms. Puddle
    En lo personal considero que el sufrimiento de Candy, no fue tanto por la partida de Albert porque ella en el fondo sabía que el amigo partía y regresaba, más bien que tomo conciencia de sus sentimientos por Albert y que estos eran de índole amoroso. Y que al haber partido Albert con la idea de que sus sentimientos eran simplemente filiales, corría el riesgo de perderlo.

      • Evelyn on October 25, 2015 at 5:47 am
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      Hola Vera, su análisis del el sufrimiento de Candy por la partida de Albert es fenomenal!! Sí, es cierto que ella sabía que era la naturaleza de Albert ir y venir, por lo tanto la agonía que ella vivió posteriormente a la partida de Albert solo puede dar píe a la realización de sus propios sentimientos por Albert y la incertidumbre de pensar que Albert cree que ella todavía ama a Terry cuando no es el caso!! Usted cree que muchas emociones e incógnitas encajaron en el corazón de Candy en ese momento? Realmente no había analizado esta escena de esa manera!!

      1. Evelyn
        Un afectuoso saludo, gracias por considerar esta idea como fenomenal; pero sobre todo gracias por explicar a Ms Puddle el comentario, se que mi manera de escribir es un tanto directa, objetiva y poco explicativa. Me gustaría decir que la culpa es del traductor de google, pero no tengo que asumir mi responsabilidad por mi forma de escribir. Por lo cual estoy sumamente agradecida por su ayuda. Quedo como su amiga, Vera

    1. Dear Vera, I’m sorry I don’t quite understand what you’re trying to tell me. Are you saying that Candy didn’t miss Albert because she knew he would come back to her one day?

    2. Dear Vera, Evelyn was so kind to explain your comment to me. 😍 So she believes that you meant to tell me that Candy shed tears and suffered not so much because Albert had left. Candy knew eventually he would show up. Yet, Candy realized her true feelings for him by then, and she was afraid of losing him because he had left believing he was only a big brother to her.

      Did we understand your comment correctly, my friend? 😘

      1. An affectionate greeting Ms. Puddle

        Una disculpa por escribir mi comentario de esta manera tan directo y objetivo. Estoy conciente de que debo de explicar; de forma amplia, a los demás lo que yo tengo en la mente.
        En efecto Evelyn amablemente le explico correctamente lo que yo trataba de expresar.

        Voy a explicar el por qué de mi idea.

        Candy sufrió pero no fue tanto por la partida de Albert.
        1° punto.- En efecto Candy sintió la partida de Albert, pero era una tristeza soportable, porque ella estaba consciente de que tarde o temprano eso iba a suceder, algún día Albert recuperaría su memoria y retomaría su ir y venir de trotamundos.
        2° punto.- Candy tenia presente que Albert (amigo) era de naturaleza libre, pero que era fiel a la amistad. Por eso ella sabía que partía, pero que regresaría a su vida. Lo cual le causaba añoranza pero no sufrimiento.
        3° punto.-Lo que verdaderamente hizo sufrir a Candy es que al partir Albert, ella toma conciencia de que sus sentimientos hacia él son de índole amoroso(como popularmente se dice en mi país, le cayo el veinte)
        4° punto.- Su corazón sufría también, porque Albert partió con la idea en la mente de que ella albergaba sentimientos filiales (de amistad) hacia él.
        5° punto.- Lo que le causaba una verdadera agonía a Candy es la idea de perder por completo a Albert, ya que al llevarse la idea en la mente de que para Candy solamente él era un amigo, tomará la decisión de alejarse definitivamente de su vida.

        Espero haber explicado más ampliamente mi idea y no haber embrollado y complicado más las cosas. Su amiga Vera.

        An apology for writing my review of this very direct and objective way. I am aware that I have to explain; broadly, to others what I have in mind.
        Indeed Evelyn kindly explain properly what I was trying to express.

        Let me explain why my idea.

        Candy suffered but it was not so much by the departure of Albert.
        1 punto.- Indeed Candy felt Albert’s departure, but it was bearable sadness, because she was aware that sooner or later this would happen someday Albert recover his memory and resume its ebb and flow of globetrotters.
        2nd punto.- Candy had in mind that Albert (friend) was free nature, but that was faithful to friendship. So she knew she was leaving but would return to his life. Which caused her longing but not suffering.
        3rd punto.-What really did suffer from Candy is that Albert, she realizes that her feelings for him are loving nature (as it is popularly said in my country, I fell twenty)
        4th punto.- His heart also suffered because Albert started with the idea in mind that she harbored feelings subsidiaries (friendship) to him.
        5th punto.- What caused him agony Candy is the idea of ​​completely losing to Albert, as to take the idea in mind that for Candy but he was a friend, he will decide to finally get away from his life.

        I hope I have explained my idea widely and no more tangled and complicated things. Her friend Vera.
        I hope I spelled correctly in English

        1. Muchas gracias Vera! 😀 Yes, I get the idea. Thank you very much, Vera. Like Evelyn, I think this is interesting too. Thank you for sharing your insights with us. I think I’ll mention your comment in a new post. Thank you for your inputs. 🙂

    • Brenda on October 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    HI Ms. Puddle and Menchew,
    Thanks so much for your kind words! I really appreciate your love! It was really very difficult. My beloved died close
    to me in our bedroom. After a while, I can tell you that I feell much better now. Maybe one day I could have the
    chance to love again, who knows! I ‘d like very to be in touch with all of you. I wish you blessiings and a wonderful
    life as well as our dear Candy in her new life with her prince!
    Today I am alone, but glad to hear from you!
    ps. Anthony and Terry ,helped me when they talked to Candy about death.They reminded me how beautiful
    is to be alive!
    l

    1. Yes, Brenda, I wish you all the best, to find someone special and wonderful like Albert! 💖

      You’re right! It’s beautiful to be alive. Let me quote Candy’s words in her letter to Anthony. “We don’t know what tomorrow brings, but as long as we live, we have hope.” ❤❤❤

        • Evelyn on October 25, 2015 at 6:23 am
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        Beautiful quote indeed!! I use it in my own life!! ♥️ Wish you all a wonderful weekend!!

        1. Thank you Evelyn! 💟💖 I hope you had a great weekend, and I wish you a wonderful week ahead! 😘

    • Brenda on October 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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    Ms puddle Thanks for your response! Imagine two orphans,a poor one Candy and a rich one, Albert.They have shared a live alone, but fate got them toghether finally! I´d like to thank you for the translation of the originals novel and manga as well !
    How lucky you are! Don’t worry about me, I really appreciate your time writing such beautiful stories! But for now I think you should take a rest, my dear friend.
    Have a nice weekend!

    1. Thank you Brenda! Yes, so true, they were both orphans. Neither of them grew up with his or her parents. Yet, fate brought them together, again and again.

      You’re welcome, dear Brenda! 😍 Glad you enjoyed reading my thoughts and translations. I’d like to share with you wonderful people. It makes reading CCFS a treat to me.

      Wish you a marvelous weekend too! 😘

    • Brenda on October 24, 2015 at 12:49 am
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    Hi MsPuddle!
    Thanks so much for your time answering all of our comments! I have just read about Menchew ‘ post
    in August.i totally agree with her, but also I would like to tell her that I am sorry for her lost. Since
    4 years ago I lost my dear husband. So, I understand how is to lose someone in our lives. Please tell her I send her all my love, prayers for her and her family too. You will need sometime … my dear.
    Please be free to write when you like!

    Anyway, i would like to share with you about the love triangles in CCS. 1. Candy+Anthony +Eliza 2. Candy+Terry+
    Eliza. 3. Susan+Terry+ Candy. 4.Terry+Candy+Albert. I am gratefull for the special post about the manga ending and Prince on the hill 4 and the pictures. well ,l think Albert in the end manga and anime decided to show up as
    Candy’s prince on the hill to candy. Don´t you think he was flirting to Candy? I think he understood how deeply
    she missed him ! Nobody knew Candy better than him!

    1. I’m very sorry to hear you have lost your husband, Brenda! 😱 I feel bad for you, my friend! 😖

      It’ll be a long day to me today, but I’ll try to get back to you later this afternoon. ❤

      • Memchew on October 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm
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      Brenda,
      I’m sorry about your husband. I believe you are in a company of friends even though we are really strangers to each other. Thank you for your kind words.

    2. Hello Brenda!

      Once again, it’s never easy for any of us to lose someone dear to our hearts. For your case, even though it happened four years ago, I’m sure your late husband has remained dear in your heart. Perhaps one day you will find someone special again?

      Anyway, back to CC, and thanks for listing the love triangles… Don’t forget Archie, Annie and Candy! 😝😋 I hope by the time Archie proposed to Annie in CCFS, he had completely got over Candy. Maybe he could see that her heart belonged to his young, handsome uncle.

      About Albert’s coming to Pony’s Hill to show up as Prince on the Hill, to me, he wasn’t flirting, but it was his love confession. As you said, nobody knew Candy better than him, and he was fully aware who POTH was to her all these years. With the knowledge of how much she had missed him during his absence, I think he had finally taken one of the most important steps in his life, to confess his love on the same spot where he had met her long time ago. 😍❤💓

    • Evelyn on October 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm
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    Dear Ms Puddle, I also love the image above of Candy remembering their tender and intimate moments. Albert here looks so loving and handsome.
    I completely agree with Candy Bert that Albert made a hasty decision by leaving the Magnolia house in such a hurry to protect Candy’s honor, even though she had decided and was willing to leave the apartment with him because she believed in him, but Albert still decided to leave that evening. Sigh! Come to think of it, Albert could have continued to live with Candy based on her own statement to leave the Magnolia house together with Albert to live somewhere else. She was willing to follow him where ever he went. But Albert decided to end his relationship to Candy at this point to protect her honor. It is clear that Albert was already in love with Candy by this time. I guess once Albert realized how he was being perceived by the residents and landlord at the Magnolia house, it would be logical to think that he thought there was no use to continue to stay by Candy’s side since he thought that her heart belonged to Terry anyway. Staying by her side would only extend his agony of unrequited love!? I do not believe Candy realized how deep her feelings were for Albert until she lost him. She knew she wanted to live with him and be by his side. She always said that Albert made her feel safe and at ease as he was always there for her. But she was too preoccupied grieving for Terry and may have taken Albert for granted. Or perhaps she did not sense Albert’s feelings toward her? So, the decision that Albert took to leave Candy’s side was both to reunite Candy with Terry to finally give her up, as well as to protect his own heart…maybe the distance would erase his feeling for her! Sigh, sigh!!

    I also wonder at what point would Albert have decided to look for Candy? Like you, Ms Puddle, I also believe that Albert would have found out at some point that Candy did not join Terry, and that she continued looking for him in Rockstown. Albert was unaware of Candy’s forced engagement to Neil until she told him herself but these event were still pretty new so eventually he was going to find out. I guess, my point is that somehow fate brought them together. In the past, Albert was the one who always found her, but this time it was Candy who found him! Again, the circle of life keeps bringing them together and reuniting them. They both give to each other, are indebted to each other and are tied by invisible threads to each other! 🙂 Sorry my thoughts are a bit scared here..! 😉

      • Evelyn on October 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm
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      meant to say scattered here.. 🙂

    1. Agree with you, dear Evelyn! 😍 Albert looks very loving and handsome, and that was the face Candy longed to see again… Sigh! ❤💟

      Indeed Candy had made up her mind to stick with Albert even though he had been badmouthed by the landlady and neighbors. Like you, I also think it was a wake-up call to Albert… Time to leave Candy, in order not to extend his agony of suffering from unrequited love. 😓 He had stolen some time to keep his recovery a secret from her, but with the assumption that she was still very much in love with Terry, Albert decided to vanish… Untill his heart was healed. 😫

      I’m with you, Evelyn. I don’t think Candy had sensed anything prior to this, not Albert’s deep feelings nor her own feelings for him. 💑

      About when exactly Albert had found out about Candy’s decision in Rockstown, only Mizuki knows! 😝😋 However, it could likely be before Neil’s forced engagement. Candy had returned to Chicago for some time before George showed up one day. Perhaps Albert was baffled by the outcome, or he was tied up at work?! Anyway, as you said, the invisible thread brought Candy back to Albert… Remember it was good old George who saw through his young boss’ agony. Right? 😘😙

        • Evelyn on October 23, 2015 at 4:48 am
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        Agree indeed that Candy did not sense or realize how deep Albert’s love for her was, that he was in love with her!!! She just knew she liked to be with him! The sandwich scene I thought would let her see this or at least wonder if Albert felt something for her but it didn’t, not at least right away because right after that she went looking for Terry with a stranger which proved and opened her own eyes that she was still blinded by the mention of his mere name and she realized that! 😔 Come to think of it Terry could have come to look for her in Chicago somewhere. He knew she lived in Chicago but he was depressed. So interesting to see that even a glimpse or illusion of Candy ended up helping Terry recover and return to Susana and fulfill his dream of acting.

        You know Ms puddle, I had not fully realized or truly pondered that maybe George knew that Albert was in love with Candy and after seeing the family’s intentions to marry off Candy and the emotional state of desperation that Candy was in right after learning the family’s plans to marry her to Neil, at that point he surely must have thought that it was now or never to send Candy to meet with Albert to give Albert a chance with Candy!! He took that decision and it was the first time he disobeyed his young boss! Sigh!! 😘😍 perhaps he saw that Albert still loved Candy and decided to give it a shoot for them!! Good call George!!! ♥️ That’s why Albert thanked George later when he came to pick up Candy. 💘💞❤️

        1. Well said, dear Evelyn, that Candy didn’t understand Albert’s love for her, and she actually went with a stranger that evening just because he had used Terry’s name. 🙁

          You got it, my friend, about George. 😘😍 I’m sure George could see thru his young boss like a book. In fact, there are hints in CCFS that both Candy and Albert were grateful to him for his disobedient act!! 💟❤💓

    • Reeka on October 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    Thank you, ms Puddle, for mentioning me. Like I said, although we all tend to blame Albert for leaving Candy without words, all of us, Albert fans of course, also agree that Rockstown scene was brilliant. Yes, there’s no “I love you” and no kiss on the lips between Albert and Candy, but anyone who sees this pages can tell how heart broken she was. And this time, she didn’t try to mask her feeling nor pretend to be cheerful .. she must appear sad and miserable so that doctor Martin noticed it and then helped her draw Albert picture.

    Interesting, Albert always appeared out of the blue. Suddenly I remember the end of CCFS. Anohito also appeared out of the blue. Not exactly like a vagabond Albert though who came and went like wind 😀 , but Candy clearly said “why didn’t I hear him coming”? 🙂 Well, it sounds out of the blue to me. She had been losing herself on her thought that she didn’t expect her husband was home at that moment. Older Albert ( Anohito) was still an expert of stealth apparently. 🙂

    I agree, my friend. If Albert didn’t feel anything to Candy, he would honestly tell her about who he really was. He had his decision to resume his position as patriarch anyway, at this point of his life. Wasn’t it great for him at last to be able to pay back Candy and ask her to move to mansion, or buy her a more luxurious apartment? No, that was not great at all for Albert, right? Because being Uncle William was the last thing he wanted to be at that time.

    I once thought why didn’t he say it all to her that he loved her and he was Uncle William and if she reciprocated his feeling, legal issue was not a problem? I believe Albert was aware Candy was so much attached to him this time and very very fond of him. He was bright enough to understand their friendship had been developing a lot. But then I realise, beside that dark cloud named Terry, Albert had to settle down first at patriarch and “took care” of his aunt. He had to change his aunt perspective to Candy first. Because he knew it might hurt Candy if his aunt rejected her harshly. More over, he must be aware, not like any other women who might get excited to get involve with a man like WAA, Candy was more likely not very fond of that idea.

    So yeah, I guess I understand why he left her quietly. I used to think he was being impulsive to leave Candy that way .. but now I may say Albert actually had weighed this matter very thoroughly. He would do more harms if he was being honest. He thought his feeling to Candy could slowly evaporate, being away from her. But then he might hear from his man, or George, that Candy appeared sad all the time and looked for him around the city. I guess he then thought he could fix it by reuniting Candy with Terry. Yeah well, we all know that was not the case 🙂

    About the change in CCFS, yeah I think he didn’t want to hurt her more by telling he had recovered his memory. Knowing that he and Candy had many history together, yet he left her without words after all she had done to him as amnesiac patient. But then again, I think it then matched with how Candy kept asking him on her letters when exactly his memory recovered?

    1. Great point, Reeka!! Albert, either as adult or POTH, always appeared out of the blue… All those sudden visits at Pony’s Home too… 😜😝😘

      Yes, Rockstown episode is indeed brilliant… Reveals a great deal before and after… so I’ll continue this Rockstown discussion in part 5. 😙😘

      I’m in complete agreement with you, Reeka, that Albert couldn’t face the reality yet when he had to leave Magnolia for good… Just as you said, being Candy’s Uncle William was the last thing he wanted… Sigh.

      However, unlike you, I believe Albert still assumed Candy’s heart belonged to Terry, and that’s probably one reason why he had tracked down Terry in Rockstown. Albert really wanted Candy to be happy, so that’s what he did for her.

      Of course, just my 2 cents. 😳

      But what you said was highly plausible… Besides, he probably couldn’t continue living with Candy without making his aunt suspicious? I don’t know. 😝

      I’m gonna quote you again, my dear friend. I’m going to talk more in part 5. 😘😍

    • Luna on October 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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    Hello dear Ms Puddle,

    Everyone in the story has learnt something from Candy as we know. This is so true for Albert as well. He learnt he had to take his responsibilities concerning his family . Due to Candy again , he understood not to be a selfish person. By sacrificing his love in order to reunite Candy and Terry, actually he was imitating Candy. But he did not take in account whether she had some feelings for him or not. As everyone said , he made a mistake by leaving her alone and sending her to that town. I agree with all these written things but Just I would like to know whether he knew that she didn’t stay with Terry.

    Lastly, I would like to add a very personal opinion about CCFS. In my opinion, the author shouldn’t have written CCFS. Instead of it, she could have written a story about Albert s life ( his ex girl friends, school years, his thoughts about Candy before the accident).Thus, the story would have been completed. Because he is the prince of the hill and as a reader we have the right to know who he is exactly. Contrary, in order to please Terry s fans with an open ending story (even everything is still indicating Albert), she wrote this CCFS. Due to her, no one is happy.

    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us.💕

    Greetings.

    1. Bonjour, dear Luna, 😘

      I mostly agree with you, and in addition to what you said about what Albert had learned from Candy, I guess he also realized he could use his power to help a person in need. 😊 That was why he adopted Candy on his own accord and authority. Nobody could alter his decision. *wink* He could practically marry whomever he wanted… No need to wait for anyone’s approval. *wink* 😉😝

      I strongly believe Albert somehow knew the outcome of Candy’s trip to Rockstown. 😀 At the very least, he knew Candy returned to Chicago without going to New York with Terry, right? 😄 Albert could easily read Terry’s return to Broadway and Susanna on magazines, just as Candy said in her unsent letter to Terry.

      Besides, Albert kept Candy’s lousy drawing of him in his office. I think he found out what had happened during his absence probably from Candy herself. 😍

      Like you, I wish CCFS was more about Albert, not necessarily his past, but more his story with Candy, not in letters to and from a bunch of people, but as narratives. 😅😝😜

  2. I totally agree with you about Albert’s sudden departure from the Magnolias, I think it was the biggest mistake of Albert, he took a wrong decision in a hurry to preserve Candy. It was difficult for him to leave the woman he loved but, he knew he had to do it, one day, and the ultimatum has pushed him to leave. I think he was suppressing his strong feelings for her for months and it would be easier far away from her. I think Albert had underestimated the feelings of Candy for him, if he realised she began to develop a certain feeling for him, perhaps he was even thinking he was her second choice, a choice by spite. It’s why he led her to Rockstown, to reunite her with Terry, thinking he was her true choice! How he must have been astonished to know she had not wanted to talk to Terry then and to stay with him! On the contrary, Candy had frantically chasing him all over the town by showing a drawing of him! Typically the attitude of a worried woman in love! 😀
    But at the end, his wrong decision was transformed in a good thing, indeed, because Candy needed to miss Albert to realize she was deeply in love with him.💗
    Too bad in CCFS he left without saying her he had recovered his memory but I join Reeka’s POV, perhaps he didn’t want to hurt her more! Perhaps he wanted to elaborate his thoughts to explain why he had hidden the truth but he had no time to do so! Therefore he chose to say nothing at all about this topic!
    The parallel between CC and DLL speaks volume, it’s so obvious Mizuki had taken her inspiration in DLL! 😀

    1. Yes I agree with you, Candy Bert, that Albert must have suppressed his strong feelings for Candy for months… With the assumption that she still loved Terry, Albert needed to get away from her to “readjust” his feelings. 😥 Candy’s attachment to Albert had always been strong, but he might have thought that he could only be her big brother, so he led her to Rockstown. 😅

      I’ll compare the differences between the version in CCFS and manga concerning the Rockstown episode. I need to gather my thoughts first.

      Yes, indeed the parallels between DLL and CC are striking!! No wonder I was told that some Terry fans dislike DLL very much… 😜😝

      Yes, Candy missed Albert so much that she ventured into an unknown place and looked for Albert everywhere in town. It isn’t very clear in CCFS as shown in the manga, but she wrote to Miss Baker that she had gone to Rockstown to look for a missing person, someone who had helped her a lot. 💕💓

    • Memchew on October 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm
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    Hi, Ms Puddle
    Agree with what you wrote. The one thing that was unfortunate or sad moment was when Albert unknowingly hurt Candy when all he ever wanted was her happiness. But, this may have been a heartache for both but it was good for their separation so they can really really have clarity on what their hearts truly desire and also understand and face all the obstacles and challenges that will be there for them. For when they were “roommates” at the Magnolia house- they were secluded living in their own world, their reality – and Albert and Candy were just living simply, quiet and they got to really know each other. So, stepping out of that world- Albert becoming what he is supposed to be- the patriarch and guardian of Candy while Candy- becoming who she is supposed to be- was a TEST and they splendidly passed with flying colors! The reward was being together.
    My thoughts are disjointed- I apologize due to emotional and physical upheavals- thank you for sharing your thoughts!
    Will await for the next one……

    1. Nice to hear from you again, Memchew! 😍

      Are you alright? Emotional and physical upheavals? 😅 Thanks though for dropping by. 😊

      I totally agree with you, that Albert had unintentionally broken Candy’s heart by leaving her without warning. That’s why I prefer the manga version, because at least he explained he had already recovered. That was their agreement to each other in the first place.

      You’re so right that Albert’s mistake by separating himself from Candy was actually beneficial to them both. That they could really understand their hearts’ desires. When they reunited at Lakewood, I’m sure they had changed… No longer brother and sister. 😃😉😘

        • Memchew on October 21, 2015 at 11:48 am
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        Ms Puddle

        A month of being in an emotional roller coaster ride that finally ended last October 11. My mom had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (she was a non smoker) and she fought hard – we did for her- but her body got too weak and we lost her and we buried her is October 17- thank you for asking. I have been staying strong for my dad and siblings. Being the calming effect for everyone. I’m ok as can be. I’m glad my mom didn’t suffer long.
        These moments of discussion with our fave couple- helps! Thank you.
        I would like to send you a song – Answered Prayer- I don’t know how- my recording with my brother and I think it is relatable to our Albert and Candy.
        Keep writing. I will be waiting.

        1. I’m terribly sorry to hear that, dear Memchew. My sincere condolences to you and your family. In fact, one of my friends just lost his mother to cancer too, and I’m going to attend funeral service this weekend.

          Memchew, I understand you need to stay strong for your loved ones, but I also hope you can act weak sometimes… You’re hurting too, just like the rest of your family.

          If you want to send me something, you can go to my Facebook page and send me a private message at https://www.facebook.com/mspuddleshaven. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. ❤❤

            • Memchew on October 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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            Thank you , Ms. Puddle! Noted on the being weak part. Appreciate it! Even though I don’t know your friend – I am sincerely sending my condolences. Cancer is one enemy I have friends and family face and unfortunately had lost against.
            I will send the song – thank you again!
            I consider this as part of my healing!
            Appreciate it!

              • Ms Puddle on October 21, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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              This is unfortunately true… Cancer is really number 1 enemy to humans

            • Memchew on October 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm
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            I realized – I am not on FB anymore – too busy to keep track of my own account – please give me another option – understand your privacy – when you are comfortable – where you are… thanks!

              • Ms Puddle on October 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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              No worries. I’ll contact you later today 😍😘

              • Ms Puddle on October 23, 2015 at 8:55 am
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              Hello Memchew, sent you an email already. Please check your mailbox. 🙂

          1. All my sincerest condolences to you and your friend too, Ms Puddle!

              • Ms Puddle on October 22, 2015 at 9:40 am
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              Thank you, Candy Bert. You’re so kind ❤💕

          • Luna on October 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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          I m very sorry for your lost dear Memchew. It is not an easy moment. And sharing your sadness here with us, I mean with followers of this page, is important. Here,I don’t know anyone personally but I have a feeling that everyone in Ms Puddle s blog is a very sensitive, emotional person and still keeps the child inside .So actually we have some common points more than Candy Candy. (This is so true for Terry s fans as well) finding each other without knowing is a good step in order to understand we re not alone. You are here, you are one of us, so you are not alone. I m sending a very strong, positive energy to you by wishing the best in this difficult moment.
          Condolences,
          Luna

          1. Well said, Luna! We all share some common points but more than just Candy Candy. So true. ❤❤

            Have a good night, Luna. 😴

            • Memchew on October 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm
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            Thank you, Luna! Yes! We may all be strangers but our inner child in all of us keep that pure spirit that continue and flourish and make us appreciate each other and learn from each other.
            Thank you again!

          2. Memchew
            Mis más sinceras condolencias para Usted y su familia, no es fácil enfrentar la perdida de un ser significativo y sobre todo soportar con entereza para dar ánimo a nuestros familiares. Pero hay que apoyarse en Dios para que nos fortalezca y tener presente que nuestros seres significativos sólo han cambiado su residencia al cielo, y recordar con alegría y gratitud todo el amor que nos brindaron.
            Y si Usted necesita alguien con quien hablar para desahogarse, porque yo se lo difícil que resulta ser el fuerte para dar apoyo a los demás, estoy a sus ordenes.

            My deepest condolences to you and your family, is not easy to face a significant loss being and especially bear with fortitude to give encouragement to our family. But we must rely on God to strengthen us and remember that our significant others have only changed their residence to the sky, and remember with joy and gratitude all the love they gave us.
            And if you need someone to talk to vent, because I know how difficult it is to be strong to support others, I am at your service.

        2. I’m terribly sad to hear that, all my sincerest condolences to you, Memchew, and your family! I join Ms Puddle, I know we want to be strong to support the rest of family in grief, but you need yourself to be support too! and I share exactly the same feeling of Luna who had expressed very well my sentiment!

          It’s not easy to find the right words to soothe such a loss, I know that, but I only quote CCFS – Candy’s letter to Anthony: ” A flower falls to bloom more beautifully. A person dies to be revived in the heart of others even more beautifully…” Yes, our late beloved ones can live forever in our hearts.
          You take care.

          1. Je vous adresse à mon tour mes sincères condoléances Memchew ainsi qu’à vos proches.

          • Evelyn on October 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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          Dear Memchew, my deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family. I am just able to read this post and it just broke my heart to hear about your mom. You sound like a strong woman but with the most tender heart. My prayers are with you at this moment! One day at a time dear Memchew 💕

            • Memchew on October 22, 2015 at 10:07 pm
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            Oh, my goodness! You are all kindred spirits! If you have read Anne of Green Gables- you will understand what I meant.
            I may not know all of you personally but you have all comforted me in my time of grief.
            Thank you, Candybert, Antlay31, Evelyn, Luna, and Ms Puddle.
            Special mention, Candy Bert for mentioning the letter to Anthony. It touched me to the core. It hit home!

    • Tiny 12 on October 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm
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    I agree with you ms puddle, back then she was already in love with him!!!

    1. So true… Tiny 12… She was suffering the symptoms of a woman longing for the man she loved. ❤❤

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