Boss, you aren’t a coward. You weren’t protecting nothing. You were protecting something, us. The women who tried to escape from Yoshiwara… The women who no longer attracted customers… The one making it look like those who broke the laws were taken care of, and sheltered us inside the Hyakka… was none other than you!
By the time we were sold here, we had already forgotten how to be women. Instead of remaining mere objects, you made the path for us to live as human beings.
The ones that are here now, are the ones that you have been protecting.