Hitomi probably would have been blamed all the same no matter how long the grace period was, really. And possibly she wanted to get it over with as soon as possible, rather than dragging out a week or whatever of tension between them.
(iirc the game had a less charitable interpretation, but that was the bonus route, so.)
It might have been mentioned in the commentary, but I think Hitomi's supposed to be the kind of person who's willing to pursue happiness (which is also why she wouldn't make a good magical girl?, though that bit I probably picked up from fanon/fanfic somewhere), and it's unfair to blame her for it. She gave Sayaka a chance so that she could be justified in saying her happiness isn't getting in the way of that of her friend's (and since they're friends
she might have expected Sayaka to tell
her if this was Not Okay), and once she's made a reasonable attempt to not cause too much harm, based on what she knows, she should be able to be as assertive as she likes without guilt. Especially in context of it's a romance she's initiating in middle school, and in real life (with hindsight at least) you don't expect either the relationship or the wounds caused by it to last forever.
Although partially because of the limited interaction she had with Madoka and Sayaka I sort of interpret it as they probably aren't that close even if they hung out a lot. Otherwise, well—nobody would communicate anything with her, and Madoka and Sayaka didn't even have to consider talking about it, even when it directly affected her, what.
edited 15th Oct '12 3:49:55 PM by greedling
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