I believe that Eury the Zukitchi was the Tamagotchi that understood me the most, of any Tamagotchi I ever had.
For one thing, we were together for such a long time. 35 days. We enjoyed the end of September, all of October, and even a little bit of November together. My autumn of 2007 was the autumn of Eury.
But secondly, he was my first Zukitchi. As soon as he reached adulthood, my heart broke because he was so cute in such a quirky, unexpected way. But the most pleasant surprise was his sleeping times. I've always slept longer than my Tamagotchis, and it's always been a source of guilt. But Eury never woke me up with beeps, even when he was very old and needy - because he slept in just as late as I did! Some mornings, I would wake up, roll over, poke all my waking Tamas and fill their hearts, and just grin at Eury's sleepy 'z's and go back to sleep. He knew it was okay to enjoy the late morning hours in bed.
And the late evening hours were our time together! All my other Tamagotchis would be asleep in bed, resting at my nightstand, but of course I was on the prowl - and so was Eury. He would come with me to my parents' basement and we would have all-night Zelda marathons together. He would pass out by eleven, and snooze at my side while I battled through Hyrule until almost daybreak.
Whenever I wanted to go for a late-night snack or trip to Wal-Mart, Eury came swinging along in my purse or my pocket. We would go to Shoppers Drug Mart, and Wal-Mart, on little expeditions for cosmetics or video games at 10:30 at night. What adventures we would have!
Eury was also my first Tamagotchi to go on a nautical adventure (such as it was), when I strapped him into a Ziploc bag and took him into the shower with me. He was already getting on in years and needed my constant attention. He was very good and always waited for me to rinse the shampoo off of my hands before letting his hearts drop, even by one.
Today, on my Tamagotchi afternoon, I was really focused on caring for everyone: the new babies on my Keitai, the toddlers from the recent special hatches, and of course Eury, who was quite, quite old by then. Because I had decided to be so dedicated to their care for a few hours this afternoon, I paid Eury special attention. He's been so needy that I've been stuffing him with cake whenever he clamours for attention. He does love cake. But today, I played games with him over and over, whenever he lost a heart. It had been a while since I had been able to play so many games with him, and certainly never so many in such a short period of time, since he was far surpassing my two newborn Keitai boys in neediness.
Between checking my Tamagotchis, I had a video on of the game Eury and I would always play together: Twilight Princess. We were watching an expert slash through that game at warp speed. I wonder if the sounds brought back good or bad memories? I know I always enjoyed playing Zelda with him at my side, except for the water temple, which was astonishingly frustrating for me. Maybe he heard the sounds of the water temple and thought, "I'm not going to listen to Elana squeal in frustration ever again!" Or maybe he thought, "Ah, she and I have had such good times together... on that thought... I will..." ....become a ghost.
I had never heard a P2's death beeps before. It was heartwrenching to listen to them go on and on and on... but I saw him lay an egg for me, and then retire to his tombstone forever.
I love you so much Eury. My heart's match is Zukitchi forever and ever.