All that Yozo holds dear is completely destroyed when he finds out that the person he loves is potentially even worse off than he. After his wife is sexually assualted by a business acquaintence, Yozo can no longer envision her as the beautiful, pure woman who tamed his soul many months before. Now his wife is little more than a doll for charming men, and instead of confronting her or even devising a threat for divorce, Yozo simply moves on.
But moving forward towards nothingness is not progess; it can only be seen as the end. From here on out Yozo's life is sub-human, and when comic artist Usamaru Furuya realizes that, he is glad he has the opportunity to work and live his life as he pleases (even with the pressures of work constantly lurking).
Story and art by Usamaru Furuya.