edited 25th Feb '11 12:26:15 PM by RainyDaze
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edited 25th Feb '11 12:55:02 PM by MadKitsu
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edited 25th Feb '11 3:00:44 PM by thedarkfreak
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edited 26th Feb '11 8:17:58 AM by RainyDaze
Now, let's cook some WMG with these ingredients: Kyon's cousin (she is the only one who doesn't get a name) suffered from Hinamizawa Syndrome and attacked Kyon on his birthday (also Watanagashi) some years ago (with his luck she probably used a knife). Higurashi's cast reacted quickly enough, saving his life, but he lost his memories of the attack due to the trauma. From here there are two possibilities: Kyon's cousin snapped out of the Hinamizawa Syndrome or not. If she didn't, then she is either dead, under treatment like Satoko and Satoshi somewhere, or interned in a medical institution or even jail if she was old enough for that. Personally, I prefer the other option. She snapped out of the Hinamizawa Syndrome, maybe thanks to Kyon himself (that would explain why his uncles and aunts respect him so much, Rika in particular would be very impressed with that). After the inevitable My God, What Have I Done? moment, she run away from Hinamizawa on her own or she was found by her parent on time, told about the Syndrome and treated. In any case Kyon was badly hurt, freaking the hell out of his parents, and taken to the hospital. Probably Keiichi and Co. tried their best to keep the circumstances concealed but that engendered suspicions in the mind of Kyon's mother. Rika's behaviour (who can be very calm in critical moments) must had been especially suspicious to her. With the disappearance of Kyon's cousin at that time, the background of the Sonozaki family and the rest of the information available to her, Kyon's mother chalked the incident up to a Yakuza attack targeted to Kyon's cousin resulting in Kyon getting hurt in her defense. About the outcome of Kyon's cousin, she could leave Hinamizawa because guilt or maybe she actually eloped some time after. There are too little information here.
All that would explain several things about Kyon's mother: her estrangement with Keiichi, her fixation with the girls in Kyon's life, her opposition with Kyon travelling to Hinamizawa on his birthday, her severe reaction at Kyon's (justified in some degree) involvement in school violence and her willingness to arrange his own marriage without even listen to his opinion. Also, that would explain why Kyon's family celebrate his birthday on the wrong date, why Rika told him about her past and Kyon's selective obliviousness to romance (seeing the girl he liked scared to death of him have to linger in some way).
S: I like it already!