He never stood a chance of winning.
Forget childhood promises! Izumi and Ui’s parents determined their future long before they had a clue of what the world is. Nonetheless, a promise is a promise. Ui fully intends to carry out her parents drunken decision, though Izumi may take a bit of convincing. Until the two are one, we’ll continue to dream of the outcome.
That wasn’t so bad. Maybe we’ll be seeing more of this!