Steinherz wrote: "Originally it was planned to be explicitly shown in Hanako's Good Ending that she was pregnant; It's still somewhat present in the final version (despite the condom use), implied by a literal metaphor, the final shot showing them looking into a bakery where there are actual buns in the oven."
I dunno about you lot, but that'd dampen the ending for me. One thing that scares and repulses me more than anything is having a child.
I had two scares before I was kicked out of school, and ever since, the concept of having a child is one that terrifies me to the very bone.
Negativedarke wrote:She might even tell Hisao before she starts trying.
As a result of the above, this also send shivers down my spine. She might
tell him? God fucking damn
Considering Hisao had a near fatal heart attack the first time a girl confessed
to him, Hanako telling him she was pregnant at the end of her route would cause Hisao to drop dead instantly.
I think Hanako would need a thorough medical examination, and possibly more surgery, before she got pregnant. Scarred skin doesn't behave normally, including stretching. Hisao mentions that the scar tissue on the right side of her body moves differently and is much more rigid than on her unburned half, and from the CG it's clear to see the burns extend all the way to (and a little bit past) the centerline of her navel. I'm curious if the typical stretching in that area that occurs with pregnancy might cause some unforseen issues.
Regarding Molly - I had always thought that Molly was proof of the school's ability to accept students in need because of scholarships or qualifying, even if they have lower income. It's never really stated in the story how Yamaku is funded, or if the parents have to pay to have their children go there like a private university would. It's implied (and my headcannon) that the Hakamichis and the Satous are some of the wealthier contributors.
The reason I think this is because Molly's prosthetics seem to be more functional than elegant, like Emi's. That style of artificial leg is pretty much the bare minimum you can get (granted, they're most likely titanium but they're just a rod, with no external shape to look like a real leg or for socks/stockings to cling to.
Because of this, I don't think Molly's family is as "rich" as some of the other students at Yamaku, despite the usually accepted idea that exchange/foreign students have money by default.
Emi's legs probably came from a chunk of her dad's life insurance policy or through Nurse's connections.