We see this play exactly like that for Ayano. But, just imagine what could have happened if she told her siblings, or atleast friend about her problems - maybe they wouldn't have been able to do anything groundbreaking, but at the very least you wouldn't have to shoulder the burden alone, and that means a lot just by itself. And simply by spreading the knowledge, who knows, maybe they could have accomplished something, but surely more than Ayano herself ever hoped to do.
Instead, she ends up scattering her brains on the solid concrete, forever scarring her family and utterly demolishing dreams, hopes and happines of a certain someone, who also ends up killing himself 3 years later. (This pretty much happened only on route XX, but it is nonetheless an undeniable possibility). Now, that was one hell of a character analysis! And I just wanted to explain why I had most pictures that I deem sad. What's worse, I've never even read all of the novels, but I suppose I grasped Ayano's character well enough to make a theral explanation of her actions and their consequences, although it's more that I just drew their conclusion. Of course, this is only how I view this part of her story, and I may be wrong about some things, but overall I think this is what this part of her life was all about.
Also, I can't help but mention I made some theories that contradict some of the things I said here, so don't witch hunt me in the future if I try to make one public. After all they're just theories, while this is based off of facts.
And one more thing I just have to say, and that is - damn isn't the instagram photo posting freaking frustrating. I'll have to post majority of the "sad" category one by one since all of them are of different formats, and posting them all together would make the first look ok, while the others would have half of them cut out. These just so happen to be of similar format... (3/3)
What is it, then? Well, as you would expect, it has to do with everything I mentioned earlier, but the main reason is something different. Or atleast to me it is, after all I'm the one who named this the "sad" category, and as you probably noticed, some of these pictures are actually of Ayano smiling. However, this is was not done by error. Rather, the answer lies directly in those pictures.
How? If she is smiling, she must surely be happy, right? Well, not exactly... you see, when Ayano Tateyama is smiling, she wants those AROUND her to be happy. The thing about her is that she does that no matter her own circumstances - even if she were in unbearable state of mind, and abou to commit suicide, she would still rather smile just to make someone's day happier, or at the very least, devoid of her own misery.
Make no mistake though, this is by no means a good thing. It is precisely because of this that she ends up doing nothing to resolve the pending doom of her friends an family, and at the end of it all gets stuck in a place worse than hell. Yes, wishing for other people not to worry about you or make them sad by emphatizing with you is fine, but it's a different thing when you actually need help.
This is another message that Ayano's story tells - don't be afraid to ask for help, no matter how ridiculous it sounds to you. Even if you think that you're doing the right thing by keeping quiet so you don't make people feel sad about you, you're actually doing the opposite - if those certain people actually care about you enough for you to make them sad then really what you're doing is betraying them for lying, and because the truth will eventually be found out, worst case scenario it will already be too late. And all that's left for those same people you refused to seek help from is sadness, far greater than one that you would have made if you told the truth. (2/3)