I wasn't blaming Hisao, I was blaming you!
I do appreciate the feedback, and certainly hope that I'm not scaring anyone off with my essays on why I'm right.
I like essays, and I shall try to respond in kind! Well maybe not.
But I will note that I've been in this fandom for a short time, mostly just reading stories, and the supposed memetic status of Misha's disability didn't come to mind at all for me, until someone posted about how they're not entering "that discussion again". So I wasn't saying "Finally!" - I was, in fact, surprised she had a condition after all.
I was simply aware the whole time Misha was talking that she's giving me non-information. In real time, the moment I saw the relevant sentences. Like I said before,
"I have a problem and nobody knows what it is". "Well, then how can you tell that you have a problem?" Isn't that the obvious next thought?
I don't know. Maybe I'm just more on the lookout for that kind of a thing than the average guy. Misha's words made me wonder a bit if she might even be fabricating this whole thing, or if she's a hypochondriac who managed to fool her doctors into giving her tests, or something, because she produced literally nothing to support the idea that she actually has a health problem - except that she's been given tests. And maybe one of those theories is your actual idea (heh probably not), and that's okay. But even if Hisao isn't on the lookout for foggy explanations in that way, him not expecting this information to begin with
, from the moment Misha introduced the topic of a disability, just felt like an unexplainable lack of curiosity to me. In his girlfriend and her disability, of all things.
I'd be perfectly okay with that fragment if Hisao noticed the non-information briefly, then got distracted by the eyes, then remembered later that she didn't say anything, but decided to be delicate about it and not ask, or something. As long as the story notices
the problem somehow. As it is, it feels like the story doesn't notice because the author needs it not to for some future reason.
Okay, I did respond in kind. Sorry! Still a very good story, so please don't take any of this too harshly. It's a minor point, in the end. (Unless you're going hinge the whole later drama on this bit of non-communication.)