Times most certainly have gotten harder and they've turned a very loving kitsune into a cold-hearted bitch. After Reimu had lost her ability to walk, Ran had turned back to the way she was but was left a repentant wreck. Of course, Reimu forgave her of her actions but she still regrets the horrible bitch she became. In much a similar way, because of hard times, I had taken to beating Sanae over small offenses or for whatever reason just to vent my frustrations, becoming a callous person. Unlike Ran, I was worse in my treatment and Sanae is still riddled with bruises. I even beat her the morning we had came here and that was right outside. I doubt she will forgive me of that. I wish I didn't beat her, as it was never her fault that what has happened happened. At least, Ran didn't beat Reimu, after all, the very worst I've seen her do was leave her where she could get injured and did, whereas, I had beaten Sanae until she black and blue. I didn't always beat Sanae, rather I considered her something that kept Suwako and I from fighting for a long time, something that held our little family together. Suwako is dead now and only we remain. Suwako would wreck the place if she were alive to see me beating litttle Sanae. I sure hope Sanae can forgive me and, if she doesn't, I will not have blamed her.
Someone has confessed
She stole the key and has been hiding it
She's had to