With time, the solution to most mysteries is revealed.
Yunru and I have been talking, and she admitted that she misses me. She now addresses me as “my dear Secretgeek”. During the course of our conversation, the reason for the German classes also became apparent.
“You see, what would I do if I moved to Germany? I can’t just sit around all day. You have your job. I’d be so bored during the day, and I can’t bother you at work. So, I need a job. And for a job I need to know German, right?”
I didn’t push the issue much further, but we did talk a little about life here. I haven’t had a woman say what she wanted so directly without actually saying it… but you guys are, of course, invited to engage in your own wild speculations.