As Virgo-san wrote in the comment column, our trip to Goto was a precious opportunity for dragon to touch his ancestry on my side. Meeting a lot of relatives, most of whom he had never met, he was amazed that everyone already knew about him and was so nice to him.
There must have been something that made him feel comfortable. The shy boy was opening up to them without hesitation. He was everywhere when it came to picture taking like an idol. I realized I took only a few pictures with my own camera (^_^;). It was only a five-day visit but I hope this trip will stay in his mind as a special one. I also hope he felt something for princess, too, who couldn’t go.
In the morning of our last day, in a sprinkle again, we went to the graveyard and loudly launched bottle rocket fireworks in front of my father’s grave, saying our final farewell to him. Then, we were off the island, aboard the high-speed boat again. I made sure someday we would be able to come again.
Oh, yes. Here are some of dragon’s statements I thought were interesting:
“Wow, it’s so spacious. I want to get in, too.” (when he first saw Jiji’s gravesite)
“I’m going to fly a plane by myself next time.” (after the horrible boat ride on our way back. I wonder if he can be that rich to fly his own airplane....)
Family trees that my father had made.