"Ano… okaasan, otousan…?" Ronin's gentle voice cut through the tension and silence. "Mother, father…" That got their attention; they had always wanted him to learn English… his English was not always grammatically correct, but it was English nonetheless. "I know you have fiancée for me… and that you like me try harder at training. But I would not like to be a spiritualist, and I have lover back in America. And I want to go back to them." He didn't have to say it. He didn't have to come out to them, when back in America, he would sever all ties with his family. They never cared about him anyway…
"Ronin. You are to stay in Japan, and you are to marry Ms. Taiyoukei. That is final. Abandon your American lover." Ronin sighed, but stood his ground. They couldn't tell him what to do forever…!
"No! I will not abandon him, I lo-" he stopped mid word as his parents turned to him. "I… I meant… her!" His father rose to his feet, and frowned deeply. His mother began to cry.