- Title: 富士見二丁目交響楽団シリーズI.1: 寒冷前線コンダクタ－
- Author: Akizuki Koo
- Illustrator: Nishi Keiko
- Pairing: Genius conductor x Delicate violinist
- Dramacd: yes
- Seme: Masutani Yasunori
- Uke: Okiayu Ryoutarou
- Summary based on: NOVEL
- Availability in English: see note under
- WARNING: detailed non-con description
^^; After rereading, I understand this summary is very confusing (correction: even more confusing than usual with my bad English). However, I have no plans rewriting it to make a more fluent whole. Rather, this superdetailed summary was written in an attempt to make some parts of the English translation more clear. That’s right, a kind soul has translated this part. Now the question is where to get it? Well, the translation is password locked and it seems she isn’t sending the password anymore until she has transferred everything to another site. I’m in trouble too; forgot the password of I.2 and I.3a. So I will be skipping I.2 to I.4 until the translations are publicly available. Sorry about the inconvenience, but if you have read the manga, I.5 won’t be hard to follow.
The new conductor’s first entrance to FO starts with a smack… literally. Everyone looks at the huge man who just bumped his head to the door entrance. The man nods in greeting, and Morimura automatically nods back. What an unusual kind of greeting. Ishida-san then starts the introduction. He is their new conductor, who studied in Germany and Austria after leaving Tokyo Arts University. Right now he’s… the new permanent conductor of Fujimi. Ishida then stops, as if leaving the rest of the introduction to the man himself. But the man remains silent and looks over the members one by one, as if he’s seizing them up and realising their musical inferiority. Morimura Yuuki, concert-master and five-year member of Fujimi, suspects that Ishida must have forced Tounoin, maybe he’s the son of some relative. Why would a bigshot like him come to this amateur group? He opens his mouth, the voice is a pleasant baritone. “I’m Tounoin Kei, written as…” (next his famous introduction XD). Then his gaze falls on Morimura. Morimura automatically nods and produces a smile, but the man doesn’t react to his greeting at all! This doesn’t help his first impression on the love of his life (as we all know later) Then everyone introduces theirselves, starting with Morimura Yuuki, the concert-master. Tounoin only glances at him and doesn’t react to his “Pleased to meet you”. Morimura almost falls asleep, he has heard the other introductions so many times already. Starting from April (now it’s June), 7 to 8 conductors have passed and 3 of them were supposed to be “permanent”. These conductors wanted to practice their skills with Fujimi, and most of them were freshmen musicians from university. However, faced to an orchestra consisting merely amateurs, none stayed long. This conductor will probably only last a few days. Tounoin wakes Morimura up from his daydreaming by asking him to lead a piece, and they play Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Tounoin isn’t conducting, he probably wants to evaluate their quality. Needless to say, the performance is a disaster. Even Morimura fails, in order to guide the second violinists he plays louder, forcing the sound. Tounoin only listened with his eyes closed. Then they were asked to play again, however this time Tounoin took his baton out of his back pocket and leads as the conductor. Morimura is nervous, why is Tounoin staring at him? They haven’t played long or Tounoin yells. “Stop!” Did he stop them because he couldn’t bear listening to this excuse of a music anymore? Tounoin then states that no one is to take their eyes from them when playing. From the start… It goes well, but Morimura incidentally looks at his music score and then… “Stop!”. Tounoin repeats his words, they can not look away when playing.
Tounoin: Everyone, what do you think of a/the conductor?
Inner Morimura: [feeling how everyone is averting their eyes] ah the number of members will go down)
Tounoin: I do not plan to hear each and everyone’s answer out.
(Inner Morimura: maybe decreased by half?)
Tounoin: These are my thoughts, and the conductor is me.
(Inner Morimura: the only ones remaining will probably be Ichiyama-san and me)
The conductor isn’t there for show, his job is to bring out a piece of art by guiding every musician. Music scores are a tool, the art of music comes from within your heart. Morimura is now sure, Ichiyama-san and he will be the only remaining members. “Furthermore, this is no request, it’s an order… understood?” Order? Understood? Seems like he (Morimura) will be the only one to remain. Then Haruyama opens her mouth. She’s unable of playing without looking at her music score. This is no problem, he only requests them looking at him when they’re playing. If you don’t remember, just stop playing and use the time to look at the scores. Then they proceed playing for another hour. It’s simply horrible, but at least no ‘stop’ comes from the conductor’s mouth. Morimura and Ichiyama are the only members able to follow. And then, the session ends. While putting his violin in its case, Morimura worries about the nearing dissolve of FO. The only requisite to join Fujimi is to possess an instrument, it’s a place where music lovers gather. However, if this telephone pole pushes the limits, no one will enjoy Fujimi anymore. As a musician, he naturally welcomes Tounoin’s level, but as a member of Fujimi, he disapproves of Tounoin’s methods. So in such state of mind, he feels a soft pat on his shoulders. It’s Tounoin. He praises Morimura, he was the only one able to play through, not many ppl are able to follow him from the first time. Morimura only mutters a soft thank you. Instead of feeling happy, he fears for Fujimi’s future. He realises that his response is rather weak, but figures a conductor probably doesn’t mind the reaction of a mere member. With this, Tounoin leaves the practice room. Then he feels another tap. This time he doesn’t need to look up. It’s Ichiyama-san. Ichiyama is excited about the new conductor, seems like they finally got the real thing. True, as musicians of the same level, this method suits Morimura and Ichiyama. However, Tounoin doesn’t understand Fujimi. He doesn’t consider the members’ skills and only knows how to force his own method on them. What “very good conductor” or “the real thing” is there about? Then Kawashima-san asks him out, whether he wants to drink something.
They head to Fujimi’s head quarter, a coffee-shop called Mozart owned by Ishida. Kawashima-san is a beauty who joined Fujimi 3 years ago. Morimura has been secretly in love with her for 3 years, it was love at first sight for him. He has wanted to ask for her hand in marriage several times, but never had the guts to do so. Because of the rain, they walk under one umbrella. They are welcomed by the ever-smiling Ishida-san who left the practice one step ahead to tend to his shop. Kawashima then fires questions on Ishida, Morimura didn’t imagine she was the kind of person to continuously inquire about someone. Did Tounoin really just return from studying abroad? It must have been the 10th question, luckily Ishida has a great temper and answers the question with the usual smile. By the way, what does Morimura-san think of the new conductor. This question surprises him, as he has been distracted by Kawashima’s beautiful profile. How many points is he giving Tounoin? Morimura is honest. Tounoin is certainly not a bad conductor, but for Fujimi he fears that Tounoin is… Ishida understands, but he thinks upping the level won’t be bad for Fujimi. They just need to get used to it, Tounoin isn’t a bad person. While Morimura doesn’t agree, he notices Kawashima’s cold eyes and decides to put a few words of praise. Morimura starts, the first impression was bad, but it’s probably due to nervousness so one will get used to it after a few sessions. As for Tounoin the conductor, he rates him 90, but because of his bad attitude, 10 points are subtracted. The smile returns to Kawashima’s eyes, 90 points? That’s more than the previous ones, who were worth 70 and 55 points. Morimura is overjoyed by this response, this means that Kawashima remembered his words! Kawashima thinks Tounoin is great. While she doesn’t have the confidence in remembering the music notes, whenever she sees Tounoin’s baton, the music comes back to her. Unlike the previous conductor, who’d look at you coldly when you made a mistake, Tounoin doesn’t. Morimura finds Tounoin’s eyes much colder but has decided wisely to agree to everything what Kawashima says to humor her. Someone even said that Tounoin looks like this actor, what was his name again… Morimura remarks that he looks a bit like Karajan (a famous conductor who past away in 1989). Kawashima disagrees, Tounoin is more handsome! Not wanting to look like a petty guy, Morimura adds that Tounoin is younger too. Then his self-esteem receives blow after blow. Not only is Tounoin a year younger than him (though from the looks it seems the opposite), he’s a genius who left university stating that there is nothing for him to learn and went abroad… so unlike Morimura (is what Morimura deducts). In her face it’s clearly written that she has fallen for him, while his face must most certainly show that he is definitely not handing her over to him, Kawashima doesn’t notice and Morimura can’t say those words since he never confessed his feelings to her before. They walk out Mozart and just when he is gathering the courage to confess, she hastily runs to catch the green stoplight. In the past she would wait for a bit to chat. It’s all his fault! Tounoin Kei! Who cares if he’s a genius or whatever, He hates him! He definitely definitely definitely won’t like him! poor Tounoin…
In FO, practice days are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Everyone comes whenever it’s more convenient for them. Tounoin’s first appearance was on Tuesdays. It’s Thursday, and Morimura isn’t afraid that the members might have decreased. Afterall, the members of Tuesday and Thursday are different.However Ichiyama and Haruyama showed up, they are usually absent on Thursday. Then again this says nothing. Ichiyama and Haruyama can be counted as the most skilled members in Fujimi. The real problem resides on Saturday. While worrying, he declares to the members Tounoin’s policy, they are to tune their instruments and practice for an hour until the conductor arrives on 8 o’ clock. Tounoin arrives on 7.55 pm strict and introduces himself like he did on Tuesdays. He asks them to introduce theirselves. While Morimura disapproves Tounoin’s attitude to the group with several seniors (Tounoin is only 22 years old afterall) but as the concert-master he has a certain position to uphold. So he stands up as the first one, intending to introduce himself. But Tounoin stops him, announcing that Morimura, Ichiyama and Haruyama are exempted. This infuriates Morimura, couldn’t he say that earlier? And with a red head he returns to his seat. After everyone introduced theirselves Tounoin emphasizes that they are not to take their eyes off from him when playing. After a few “STOP!”s, Kawashima enters the room. Her cheeks are flushed from running and she apologises for her lateness, she had to work overtime. While Morimura is delighted by her sight, he also feels a chill. Kawashima had never come to practice when she worked overtime! And the reason she’s here now is because of none other than… Tounoin Kei! Morimura’s play is affected by his mood, Tounoin implores him to play more softly but he doesn’t care and just locks his sight on Tounoin’s eyes. Tounoin however is the first to look away. Afterwards Morimura doesn’t play softer, and Tounoin doesn’t say anything about it. When practice is over, Morimura is even more angry. Tounoin called Kawashima out, and while he can’t hear their conversation he’s annoyed by Kawashima’s smiling face. The reason why he’s stealing glances of the two is because he’s waiting for the usual inviting for a cup of coffee. But Kawashima isn’t calling out to him, and walks away with Tounoin! On Saturday, more members came than usual, and Morimura tastes the same “betrayal” as Thursday. Well, betrayal from his point of view, since he realises that for Kawashima he might purely be just another member of the same orchestra. Another blow comes from other members, who praise the new conductor and even announce that they will attend the practice more! The following Tuesday, he has to force himself to attend the practice. He never thought that playing the violin would be such a burden. The attendance is more than usual and while Eine Kleine Nachtmusik has improved considerably, his own performance went downhill. The new conductor doesn’t scold him however and just like last week he leaves the practice with Kawashima. Being ignored by both Tounoin and Kawashima, he questions his own position in Fujimi and is seriously considering to quit. Two years ago he inherited the title as concert-master from Sudou-san, who transferred to another town. He upheld Sudou’s values and ideas, and thought that even though Fujimi’s attendance isn’t high and the level is low, at least they have the freedom. This is the reason why he felt Tounoin’s methods didn’t suit Fujimi. However, contrary to what he feared, they all welcomed Tounoin strictness. Morimura wonders where his error was… and then it hits him, is it because he is looking down on Fujimi? With no rival he is the absolute leader of Fujimi, is that why he is so opposed to improve the orchestra? He’s disgusted by himself, who claims to love Fujimi, but actually is using Fujimi to fill his self-satisfaction. (Later when he thinks back of this time, he realises he’s mistaken, about both Kawashima and Fujimi, or so he says some lines earlier.) Next day, he wakes up with a cold. He forces himself to get up, as a substitute teacher he can’t afford to miss a day. He looks in the mirror and gets more depressed. Tounoin is manlier in every way. His violin is only acceptable in Fujimi, in any other place his bad skills would be obvious. Thursday, he skips practice. With the exception of one week last year when he was preparing for his teacher’s license, he has never been absent before. He realises that he’s using the cold as an excuse and deep inside he also hopes for Kawashima’s phone call… that didn’t came. It’s not like it’s unexpected, he never calls when another member was absent too. Still, he has put so much effort in Fujimi and then questions his value within Fujimi. Since when did he start taking the responsibility to come as first and leave as last to close the door? Ever since he became the concert-master he would skip meals and hurry to the civic center just to open the door. He attended practice even if he was sick. Morimura becomes more and more depressed. Saturdays, Ishida calls. He expresses his and everyone’s worries and Morimura is unable to use his cold as an excuse anymore. With a heavy heart he arrives on 7.05, and Kawashima blamingly asks why he is so late. Morimura then bitterly thinks, so that’s his value. To open the door. No one cares whether he skips meals to arrive early, they all take it as granted. And if he’s late even once, they all look sternly at him, what a careless guy. Even Kawashima’s tone was accusing. His existence for them can be summarised as this: the first to open the door and arrange the chairs. Who cares that his practice time is shortened by helping others? But when he’s late he’s being irresponsible. That evening, Kawashima also walks away with Tounoin. He really wants to give up, on Fujimi, on his violin, on music… But with no plausible excuse, he still drags himself to practice the following Tuesday and Thursday. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is finally taking its final form, but the problem lies in Morimura’s soulless play. To Fujimi he’s a hinder, under Tounoin’s guidance they will attain higher levels. It’s not like he’s anything more than the odd jobs guy. Anyone can replace him. Unable to witness Kawashima with Tounoin anymore he has decided; Saturday will be his last day in Fujimi.
That day Ishida leaves too fast for Morimura to hand in the resignation letter. When he is about to visit Mozart, he is stopped by Tounoin. Since he’s still the concert-master he hears him out even though he really doesn’t want to. Tounoin then starts, ever from last Thursday his performance has been bad. Why? Irritated by Tounoin’s tone, Morimura decides to be frank, it’s not like they will meet again. But the words he coughs up are “Because our compatibility is bad.” That’s not poisonous or hurting at all! A thousand words flash through his mind, it’s because he hates him! But if he said that, Tounoin would counter with “What do you dislike about me?” . Because he has no talent and you’re a genius…” then it strikes Morimura. The root of his hostile attitude was… plain jealousy? meaning he wasn’t hostile of Tounoin because he was afraid that Fujimi’s level would go up… see his previous angst Of course he was jealous that Tounoin could so easily seduce Kawashima, but what he’s the most jealous of, is Tounoin’s musical genius. While Tounoin entered Tokyo Arts University like nothing, he Morimura would always stay an average musician no matter how hard he practiced. Of course he will not tell Tounoin this, he has his pride. Tounoin answers that as the conductor and concert-master, they can’t have bad compatibility. Morimura smiles, Tounoin is right, so he quits. Tounoin’s surprised reaction exceeds his expectation. Morimura feels a bit victorious, takes his violin case and leaves. On the stairway he’s stopped by Tounoin. The conversation isn’t over. Even with him standing one stair lower Tounoin is still taller. Morimura is the concert master! If the tone was more of the persuasive kind, Morimura might have reconsidered, but it sounded like he was scolding Morimura. Morimura answers that anyone can be the concert-master, there are more suiting candidates in Fujimi for this position. Is this how he views himself (his talents)? Before, his teacher said the same thing when he announced that he was going to become a lecturer. Morimura answered that he was conscious of his mediocrity. In school his grades weren’t particular good or bad, so he never held the dream of becoming a top-class musician. Even joining a good orchestra would be a an issue. Even with the sills, luck is still important whether you get accepted by an orchestra. That’s how the situation is in Japan. Another alternative is taking pupils for private lessons, but that wouldn’t be enough to support a living. Someone with his abilities can never dream of becoming a concert-master besides in Fujimi.The security guard comes by and Morimura hands over the keys. When the guard leaves Tounoin snatches the violin case out of Morimura’s hands. He grabs his arm and pulls him outside. Getting embarrassed by his unsightly situation he promises he won’t run away as long Tounoin lets go. They pass Mozart and leave Ginza, seems like they won’t talk in a coffee-shop. Then he stops at a huge apartment building, suiting for a telephone pole like Tounoin. Because he takes the stairs, Morimura believes Tounoin’s room is on the second floor. However, he continues walking, Morimura’s jeans feel like lead and due to him skipping lunch and dinner he’s out of energy. His pride resists the desire taking the elevator. Finally on the highest floor, floor seven, Tounoin stops. He absolutely is in no mood visiting Tounoin’s apartment and there are no words of “Please come in” or “Welcome”. But Morimura figures he has come this far already, and Tounoin has in his hands his most precious possession which loan hasn’t even been paid off (violin). Tounoin’s apartment is like a recording room with a bed inside. Tounoin then sits on the floor cross-legged. With no other furniture present, Morimura does the same (sitting). He studies the cds, must be good to be rich he thinks bitterly. That time he had no money to pay for private lessons or study abroad. Not that his mediocre talent is worth of them anyway. His willingness to talk is even shrinking. “You are necessary to me, please reconsider. I’m not good with words so I’ll go straight to the point. You are necessary to both Fujimi and me. Please reconsider ” Maybe if he heard the “please”-sound in Tounoin’s words, he might have reconsidered. But Morimura isn’t able to find the sincerity of “not good with words” in Tounoin’s demanding tone. He wants to go home. Tounoin wants to know why he’s quitting, and since Morimura’s pride doesn’t allow him to say the truth he lies. After five years he has grown tired of the violin and Fujimi. Tounoin doesn’t believe him and insists for Morimura’s true reason. Then he snaps. “It’s none of your business!” For this short time, Morimura feels a small victory. Afterall, Tounoin is trying to convince him, yet he was able to refuse him flat-out… but then. “What did he say? None of his business?” Tounoin’s expression scares the shit out of him, and with a flaky voice he repeats. It really is none of his business right. Then Tounoin smiles, which startles Morimura even more. Tounoin stretches his hands and presuming he wants to hit him, Morimura closes his eyes. But Tounoin only holds Morimura’s face. From the moment he has heard Morimura’s violin he has wanted to establish a relation with him. He has been waiting for an opportunity but never thought it would turn like this. His face nears Morimura’s. Is he going to bite him? It’s maybe a foolish thought, but at that moment, Morimura really is fearing this. Then… lips lock each other. Morimura is stunned and isn’t able of comprehending his situation. Lips leave. “You’re the violinist I have fallen for, I won’t let you escape this easily. So that you won’t say a second time that it’s none of my business I’ll establish a relationship right here right now.” (more kissing) “Seems like you’re accustomed (to the kiss). But then again, we are from the same principle.” Tounoin plays a CD, “Wagner!”. He points with his thumb to the bed, and Morimura then finally understands. He tries to run but falls. Tounoin takes advantage of this and carries him to the bed. Morimura’s hands are tied by the shirt that’s peeled down and Tounoin grabs ‘that’ with no underwear separating the flesh. Morimura closes his legs but a male’s anatomy doesn’t prevent the touching so be bends his body. Tounoin takes advantage of this posture by peeling off his jeans. The jeans feel like shackles now. The attacker continues and after a while Morimura has no energy to resist anymore. Tounoin shoves a blanket under Morimura’s abdomen and separates his legs and buttocks. He then feels something cold is smeared inside. And then… the pain! The humiliation of being violated by another man! Morimura flees in the music, and is surprised how his body is enjoying. It’s because of the music, he insists and then he climaxes. “So it really was not your first time” (still in the middle of it), Tounoin mutters. Because he’s so tight he has been worried whether he has made a mistake. He licks Morimura’s ears, and Morimura is horrified that he isn’t disgusted by this act. Morimura wants to protest, but his voice is letting him down. Tounoin continues. Right now, he’s insanely jealous of the man who give him his first lesson. If possible he would like to have been his first man. But it seems there’s room for him to cut in, that man can’t be said to truly love him, his body truly felt like a virgin’s! The music starts and Tounoin moves accordingly. “It’s good…” who said that? Even though his reason says no, his body is greedily seeking for pleasure. Then the music stops. Tounoin is “stuck” and asks Morimura to relax. Morimura then finally finds his voice. He doesn’t know how to relax, it was his first time! Instead of thinking plans of getting it out, Tounoin is in deep thought. Infuriated how he was violated, how he had enjoyed it and now it’s finished it still hasn’t ended he yells again. “Take it out, take it out right now!” Tounoin asks, it really was his first time? That’s the least of Morimura’s worries. Yes, because he’s not gay! Finally, Tounoin uses his hands to help Morimura relax. Another climax, and after Tounoin mutters how delicious it was, Morimura falls asleep.
He’s woken up by Vivaldi (Spring) and the first person he hears is Tounoin, whether he’s hungry. Morimura is immediately verbally abusing Tounoin, but can’t get up. Of course not, after 92 minutes of hard sex, the bed is a mess! “Don’t sound so self-righteous!”. Tounoin only sheepishly laughs. He’ll take responsibility, even marrying wouldn’t be a problem. He apologises being so rough with a first-timer, but he bloomed with an A-level quality. Now that he has experience, he’s expecting more in the future. Someone with no “talent” wouldn’t have come 6 times without touching the front. Morimura doesn’t want to hear more, especially not how he moved his hips. But it’s all true. Seeing his reaction, Tounoin asks, does he really hate gays that much? Yes, if he didn’t hate them in the past, he hates them now, and will hate them in the future. Tounoin laments. He mutters softly that he was foolish for believing that woman. That “woman” was Kawashima-san. At first the words go straight through Morimura’s ears, as he doesn’t want to believe this. Apparently, Kawashima confessed to Tounoin, and he used Morimura as an excuse to reject her, having heard of rumors of her going out with him. But Kawashima denied, saying that in all those years, Morimura never even held hands with her, so she believes that he’s gay. Then Tounoin told her that he was gay too, and thus unable of going out with her. But a feminine intuitive is strong, after some questioning he confessed that he loved Morimura. She wished them happiness. After hearing this, Morimura goes mad, and all naked he storms off out of Tounoin’s apartment. He trips and falls on the stairs. Tounoin first checks his arms and hands, luckily there are no major injuries. But he panics anyway and carries him back to his room. When Morimura is back to consciousness, a doctor is present. Morimura only has minor injuries on his head and scratched the upper layer ofh is back. Morimura is crying. He had sincerely wanted to marry her. Tounoin comforts him, women don’t understand his innocence, but he does. Morimura only nods as a response, Tounoin’s words aren’t really getting to him, he only understands the whole comedy of the situation and laughs. Tounoin panics, so the bump on his head did damage him and calls the doctor a quack. Then Morimura is tired, he wants to sleep. In the background, Tounoin is still freaking out, crying how he loves him. When he’s back to conscious, Tounoin is aside of him, in a bad shape all scratched with stupples and bloodshot eyes. (Morimura must have had bad dreams while Tounoin tried to calm him down). “Don’t call me Yuuki, rapist”, and Tounoin understands that Morimura hasn’t lost his mind. The rest of the conversation is about persuading him to stay in Fujimi. Everyone knows very well what Morimura’s importance is in Fujimi. In fact, he was the very reason why he decided to join. The first time he conducted and heard Morimura’s sound, he immediately knew he has found it, this sincere and gentle play, his other half… he means, his desired musician (Tounoin saw Morimura’s angry expression, not wanting to remind him of the rape he quickly changed his words ). Fujimi is a good orchestra, the atmosphere is like a family’s. His task will be raising their skills. And the reason why the orchestra became like this, is all thanks to Morimura. Morimura really doesn’t want to talk to him, but he can’t help but protest. All he did was following the footsteps of the previous concert-master. He is not one to be tricked by flattery. But Tounoin disagrees. Even though he doesn’t know how Fujimi was in the past, the current Fujimi is sincere and warm. Morimura’s role can be compared as the mother. And a mother can’t give up on her children. Then what’s Tounoin’s role? …is what Morimura spitefully counters. Tounoin sincerely answers that he’s the father or eldest brother. He is to be respected and take the tyrant’s role. Which is why a warm mother is necessary for his persona to work out. As a member for Fujimi, he can’t ignore Tounoin’s words. If he really played such a role… Morimura mocks with himself, maybe he really is easily convinced by some flattery. If it’s just about filling the mother role… Tounoin adds, he won’t violate him ever again, he swears on his baton. Even Morimura’s determination falters, while facing a begging Tounoin. Also, if he really is unable of forgiving him, then he’ll leave Fujimi. Then Morimura thinks. The reason why he wanted to leave Fujimi was because of childish jealousy. If Tounoin leaves, what about Fujimi? Under Tounoin’s baton, Fujimi really has improved. So he ponders and ponders and… falls asleep. When he’s awake, Tounoin is lying next to the pillow. He shakes him awake with some effort (and is in all pain thanks to the fall from the stairs in his back). Tounoin jumps away and with sleepy eyes he asks whether he has already said this: he has no plans of staying in Fujimi with no Morimura. He makes moves lying on the bed again (upper body, not next to Morimura). Morimura asks again, he won’t assault him again? He won’t didn’t he hear him swearing on his baton? Morimura heard it. With this, he has decided to stay in Fujimi, and his caring instincts gets the better of him, as Tounoin is also a member. He can have the bed. But Tounoin is too sleepy and with a bang he falls to his back on the floor, with an at ease face. Morimura can’t help but laugh. How did Fujimi attract such a weird conductor. So this is the so-called genius? Then he realises, the word “genius” doesn”t pain him anymore. Because of what Tounoin said? “My ideal violinist” or “You’re necessary to Fujimi”, maybe “I love you”? Wah! Sure, he’s a genius conductor. But take away his baton and he’s just a pervert who raped another guy. There’s no need to feel jealous of such a guy, and no need to respect him as an unattainable goal. It seems he respects him as a musician, and he nursed him without getting any sleep himself. For him to hastily jump on conclusions and go for shortcuts is due to his age, despite his mature appearance. Ah, but if any “good thoughts” for him arise in the future, he will surely erase them immediately! Because even though he respects him as a conductor, he won’t accept his homosexuality. So with such thoughts he realises it’s Monday, he hasn’t alarmed the school about his absence! He runs to the telephone, feels the pain in his back and curses the responsable guy.
Next Saturday, they still play Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. But after the performance, (first a glance to Morimura) Tounoin claps in his hands. While there’s room for improvement about the skills, he enjoyed it, as well the members must have enjoyed. He then invites Morimura to pick the next song. While biting the pain in his back, Morimura stands up. What about The Magic Flute overture? Half of the members have a confused look in their eyes, so Morimura takes his violin and plays a part. Two third of the confused members seem to recognise the piece. Haruyama peeps let’s work hard together, and the atmosphere (of unity) is back in the group. Someone laughs in the background while he’s confirming the song with Tounoin. Was it Kawashima? When Morimura invites her to a coffee, she agrees and laughs again. It’s the same laugh earlier, but he isn’t sure. They don’t go to Mozart because he doesn’t want Ishida-san to hear them, and he just received his salary. It’s rainy and on their way they are both silent. Morimura is finding the words to confess but he doesn’t know why Kawashima is so silent. They arrive in Hanaya, like Mozart they come here very often. Kawashima wanted to drink wine so Morimura chooses a bottle. Kawashima comments how his sound has returned and speaks in riddles, that the fall of the stairs must have cleared his mind. Morimura had been absent on Tuesday and Thursday because of his back. Even though her words are foreboding he speaks as planned, will she marry him. After seeing her expression, he looks down and starts talking very fast. He fell in love with her at first sight and has been looking for an opportunity to ask her. But he failed the employment test, and even after becoming the substitute teacher he couldn’t, since the salary isn’t high. But this year he’ll try again, and if he succeeds will she… Kawashima looks at him with compassionate eyes. She hates waiting, and if she were to marry, she’d choose a rich guy, sorry. She doesn’t need to apologise. Morimura now understands, he never really knew her. She’s the kind of person to rush to her object when in love. These three years she only considered him as a friend. Even without Tounoin they would have no future together. They make a toast, on their lost love. While there’s pain, it’s not the unbearable kind. Like it’s already a memory. Perhaps it’s because he already knew her answer before asking. But he needed to convey his feelings to put an end to this episode, and Kawashima declined with the reason that would hurt him the least. When they have drunk most of bottle number 2, Kawashima asks in a pouting posture, how is it to be loved by a genius? At first Morimura tries to act dumb, but she knows, they did it right? Tounoin Kei is the guy she fell for, she doesn’t fall for any guy, does he understand? She stands up and talks in a lecturing way. He has never seen her like that, seems like he really didn’t understand her at all. He has fallen in love, in love! Morimura nods, even rejected, his feelings for her… He’s interrupted by Kawashima. The one he has fallen for, is the telephone pole! Morimura protests, he’s not gay! But, he has forgiven him right? She sings the London Bridge Song at Morimura’s expense. She continues teasing him, and then gives him some advice. She Natsuko would even use her body just to lock the man of her dreams. But what she wants is more than the flesh, she wants his everything. Tounoin did the same with Morimura, by using his body. Forgiving Tounoin was a wise decision of Morimura. With one gulp, she finishes her glass. Besides, the music doesn’t lie, last week he sounded horrible, today he played it right, the two of them made a harmonious team. Morimura doesn’t agree at all but nods anyway. There’s no way to win from a woman. She suddenly grabs his collar and steals a kiss. A cheap price for her precious advice: an indirect kiss with Tounoin Kei. Then she walks away, after declining Morimura’s proposal to send her. Of course he wants to storm after her, but he needs to pay the bill, and outside an employee calls him since he forgot his violin. When he finally catches up with her she’s on the other side of the road, supporting herself on the stop lights while throwing up. He doesn’t cross the street to help her, not because he’s out of love, but because he knows that Kawashima does not want anyone to witness this shameful sight. She gets up and wobbles away. Just before she is to turn the corner, he waves at the sight of her back. See you until Tuesdays. Their kind of relationship only allows this. Even if there is no improvement possible, he doesn’t want to destroy their current relationship. Because in her eyes, he’s (Morimura) the winner of this triangle, even if it was all on Tounoin’s account. So that indirect kiss shows that she holds some hateful grudge against him. In his mind a melody is flowing. He wants to give this melody to Kawashima, to this woman who fell in love with a guy who doesn’t know the charm of women. But to play the violin you need two hands, and he needs at least one hand to hold the case. Since he doesn’t have money to buy another case, he hums the song. He hopes that Tuesday comes soon, then he can play the violin. He stops, does that mean he has really forgiven Tounoin? He decides to maintain a strict musical relationship with him. He takes a wrong step and feels the pain in his back and laughs mockingly. When you’re feeling pain, you forget everything. Let’s forget (the painful things) about Kawashima, at least they will still meet through Fujimi. Let’s forget (the humiliating memories) about Tounoin, if it’s just about music, Tounoin is still welcome. Back in his old and narrow room he applies the wet compress (on his back).
The drama (June) follows this part very accurately! Some of Morimura’s observations weren’t included, but they’re not necessary anyway. He already has enough monologues :p. The biggest change is probably the phonecall Morimura got from Ishida-san. But they really spoiled us fans! A whole cd for half a novel? And such a long FT too! They’re fun to listen to, especially when you like one of the seiyuu, you get to know a lot of private information, but I usually fall asleep too fast. FO really is wonderful to listen to, especially when you like classical music and Okiayu Ryoutarou. I do have to lament that the mp3 I have are of bad quality:( But beggars can’t be choosers. Have only listened to a part of Sony and yet to listen to Columbia. Fell asleep with Sony… ahahaha… ha…
FINALLY FINISHED!!! I swear, this is like 2,5 times as long as my usual summary, and this only covers half of a novel! Anyway, if there is something I must add, then it’s the fact how relieved I was to learn that Tounoin was in the right mind to use the most basic rule in gay sex: LUBE. It was absent in the manga, OAV, drama and even in the English novel translation!