- Title: 富士見二丁目交響楽団シリーズI.B: 電柱殿下- I.A: 百十二分の十一（チェリスト飯田弘の證言編） – I.C: 真面目コン·マスはコンダクターの梦を見るか（證言編）
- 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: no
Switching the parts for chronological reasons. Iida Hiroshi testifies here from the moment Tounoin entered M Kyou until the recital in I.7. If I remember correctly he has another testimony in part III. They are fun to read, with Iida being overly curious about everything that concerns Tounoin and he tries to observe and analyse the changes of behaviour in Tounoin. For I.A and I.C, I recommend to compare the dates with Fujimi’s timeline that’s posted here somewhere, too lazy to link it hahaha. They coincide with some of their observations. There’s also a small present at the end of the post, please take a look!
I.B: Denchuu Denka
Tounoin Kei wasn’t received well when he entered M Kyou. This young haughty man without any name or fame entered M Kyou thanks to the Tounoin-family who supported M Kyou since its establishment, unlike the 120 members who all had audition and were handpicked by the orchestra. Iida first met Tounoin on a Tuesday in March. Because the planned conductor would be late, the new assistant-conductor would replace him for the time being. The head introduces him, but Tounoin remains silent, overlooking every face in the orchestra. Then he opens his mouth, “Tounoin Kei desu, …(same old, same old)” . He implores the orchestra to tune their instruments and then practice the start and end in particular. However, the orchestra isn’t very willing to coöperate with this arrogant new assistant-conductor who didn’t even properly introduce himself and this leaves Tounoin with a disappointed look, enraging Iida even more. And what’s about this function “Assistant-conductor”? Does it even überhaupt exist? Since not many were starting their self practice, Tounoin supposes they are well-known to Mahler’s Tragische and he starts the general practice. But at least half are sabotaging Tounoin and after a few times Tounoin just ignores them and continues his conducting. Iida notices that Tounoin’s conducting is flawless, and wonders what Tounoin is about to do, being loathed by everyone. There’s no change in expression in the poker face however, and they go for a second time. The second time is even worse, only a few are seriously playing. But this time Tounoin is also calling out the instruments, in vain of course. All this tickles Iida’s curiosity, what kind of person is this? Then Tounoin yells stop. The conductor he was replacing has arrived. Iida takes advantage of the break and approaches Tounoin. But the chief came to Tounoin as well, and in answer how it was, Tounoin only says that as musicians, the orchestra is too overly arrogant. If they had any pride as a member of M Kyou, they wouldn’t have wasted their practice-time. This dispels all good-feeling Iida had been harbouring. That evening in bed Iida is cursing Tounoin and thinking of all plans how to chase him away. Sabotaging him would only put power to the previous critique.
The following weeks Tounoin doesn’t have opportunity to conduct, but faithfully appears 5 minutes prior anyway. The news of his background already spread in the orchestra. Everyone is ignoring him but he doesn’t seem to mind. Finally Iida can’t take it anymore (because “he’s too good of a person”) and starts a conversation. Whether he isn’t getting bored of coming everyday, the board won’t let him conduct anymore anyway. The first day they were just trying to chase him away. Tounoin doesn’t really care about the position assistant-conductor of M Kyou, and only answers that he was very happy that day. Iida realises that Tounoin isn’t a bad guy, just awkward. Then Nobehara joins, thus Tounoin leaves, as if thinking of Iida’s position within the orchestra. Nobehara doesn’t seem to like Tounoin much and is suspicious of Iida. Time passes again, when a conductor who was supposed to lead a performance had fallen ill. They finally find replacements, but the three conductors can only come on the general repetitions. Even though the board is very unwilling, there’s no one else to conduct the practice besides Tounoin since there’s a new music score. Much to Iida’s surprise the principal viola, Suzuki Takako, suggests Tounoin even before the announcement. In the beginning everyone hated him, but just by standing there for the last weeks he had won one-fourth over, even if the majority is female. With Tounoin isolating himself to prepare, the orchestra is to tune and practice. Iida is curious and after exchanging some information with Suzuki, who’s overly convinced that Tounoin is able to pull it, they go to where Tounoin is. Tounoin doesn’t mind them and continues studying the scores. When Iida forcefully wakes Tounoin out of his trance, he is told to leave, as he’s trying to recall Togawa’s way of conducting. Iida doesn’t understand but leaves with Suzuki anyway. Suzuki explains that Tounoin will try to copy the conductors and compliments him for his concentration power. His face-colour was a golden-yellow. The first day he arrived in M Kyou it was a dark blue out of nervousness. Hearing this Iida makes an innocent (but vulgar) joke, being jealous of Suzuki who can read behind Tounoin’s poker face. Five minutes before the scheduled time, Tounoin appears and he announces since he has heard Togawa’s version before, he will try to copy him. Nobehara played Togawa’s version before and laughs, saying he will judge Tounoin. Before he stated he won’t accept Tounoin until he has proved himself. While the first session wasn’t much alike, Nobehara becomes stupefied with the second time, it was exactly the same! Afterwards Iida praises Tounoin, which doesn’t make Tounoin happy as it’s not a compliment to his music, but on his memory. He’s more vexed because he isn’t allowed to play his own version, with the orchestra working against him. Iida starts to appreciate this self-confidence and skills, especially when Tounoin is conducting faithfully to the following pieces. Next Iida invites Tounoin for a drink and drags Nobehara with him. The two ex-classmates are quarreling like usual, when Iida suddenly remarks that Tounoin isn’t much of a talker. They comment that even if you don’t like to talk, it’s necessary if you want the other to understand you. Tounoin only retaliate that people tend to misunderstand him. They talk about Tounoin’s first day, how hostile he looked to the orchestra. This was just his own measure against the orchestra who didn’t even let the concertmaster properly lead the tuning of instruments. With this subtle remark, Tounoin is the first conductor to criticise the unamiable atmosphere in M Kyou. They are looking forward to tomorrow, with the practice of the new music score. With this Tounoin can conduct his own version, but Tounoin expresses he probably won’t have the chance. As for Iida, witnessing how cute Tounoin looks like when smiling (mayhap due to the alcohol) wonders why he won’t laugh out, and is overly curious about this man’s background.
Tounoin’s prediction turns true, and as always Tounoin stands at the doorway observing them with the usual poker face. Iida comments that he didn’t look happy about the situation, and Tounoin answers he will retreat himself to the washroom to wash that unsatisfied face away. He then lies to Nobehara that Tounoin is sobbing in the washroom right now. Since Nobehara is such a gossiper, at noon everyone has heard of the news, resulting in some pitying Tounoin, and some mocking him. Iida is having fun and feels fortunate for having met such an interesting person. In silence he is cheering for him.
I.A: 11 of 120
It’s May 21, Iida notices Tounoin is a bit different, like he’s happy about something. Of course his face is expressionless as always, but Iida could see it in his eyes. Has Spring come for their assistant-conductor? He asks Tounoin directly, it must be love right? Tounoin flatout denies this. These days Tounoin got lucky, a conductor cancelled and Tounoin is to replace him. At least half of the orchestra is still hostile against him. Between the music scores Tounoin finds a note. Such a thing is quite common among the competitive atmosphere in M Kyou. Tounoin reads the note out loud, his boring conducting makes people sleepy. He frowns, and implores the writer of the note for details. Is he to wake him up during or after the practice? Or is it just an individual opinion? This repeats the following days, the notes would become more vigerous, and Tounoin would answer faithfully. A week later Iida notices that Tounoin is in a bad mood. Suzuki has noticed this too, from the colour of his face, but the cause isn’t the notes, it’s a private matter according to her. They exchange their observations and become partners in crime to see through Tounoin’s poker face. Iida is pretty sure it must be his girlfriend, but Suzuki doubts that the other is a woman. It’s only on June 6th that Iida finds out about Tounoin’s recent mood swing. In fact, his eyes look very happy and Iida is determined to get the bottom out of this. Tounoin even makes a joke, taking out an invisible contract for Iida to receive. They go out drinking and he’s disappointed to learn that the source of Tounoin’s happiness is… a violin? And it’s just a nameless brand of Japanese origin! But once it becomes clear that the violin is related to Tounoin’s love interest, Iida’s interest rekindles. The girl Tounoin is in love with is definitely a violinist! Tounoin continues, he fell in love with that person just by hearing their violin, in fact, he has never seen that person’s face. In his head Iida imagines a romantic scene, in which a beautiful violinist flies in the night through a white window in young Tounoin’s arms… wonderful! This must be love! Tomorrow Tounoin is to meet that person for the first time, and Iida hopes for Tounoin that he isn’t to be disappointed by that person. He then tries to get Tounoin drunk, but doesn’t expect to get drunk first. While carrying him to a taxi (Iida complains that Tounoin’s shoulders are too high to lean on), Iida advises him not to let her get away and drag her to bed, that’s how he got his wife. Tounoin answers that he doesn’t even know the age or gender of that person. But there’s no doubt about it. That person is his violinist, he won’t let them get away so easily. On the next workday, Iida can’t wait to hear Tounoin out. He immediately realises that the violinist must have been Tounoin’s type, asks him whether they’ve done it and repeats to not let her get away.
Then Tounoin finally gets to officially conduct. Because no experienced conductor was willing to record the performance in such a nasty weather and place sorry, didn’t get this part for the broadcast. The first practice day is on July 5th, the first recording will happen 3 days later. Tounoin’s eyes are all red, he must have been studying without rest. Iida gets sucked into Tounoin’s version, but the music isn’t entirely according to Tounoin’s instructions because there are still some who are rejecting him. When Iida praises Tounoin whether he is following Toscanini, Tounoin replies if that’s the impression he gives, he (Tounoin) still hasn’t matured then, implying he wants to exceed him. Iida likes confident people and wonders if Tounoin will succeed, though his cynical side doubts, when will the confidence crumble without having obtained anything. Iida has accepted Tounoin within M Kyou, but he is also jealous of Tounoin with his youth and ideals. He won’t admit his envy though, because that would render the own life he has been living meaningless. The piece they are to play is Anacréon by Cherubini, and it’s a duet. First Tounoin starts with the background information, even though most of them must most certainly have studied in Italy already. The last sentence was turned to the singers who arrogantly declare that they already know. Iida on his side is shocked, he only received the story behind the music piece in university. Afterwards he just practiced whatever music score he received as a robot. He starts to question his own play, can one perform nicely when not knowing the background (especially in opera)? But the two solo singers prove to be stubborn and disregard Tounoin’s background story. Iida is looking forward how Tounoin will handle them. Tounoin enrages the soprano when he yells stop, imploring her to sing softer. At first she ignores his words, but with his looks and some smart words he has her in his palms. At the end Tounoin tells everyone that today’s performance wasn’t a good one, he hopes that they will try better from now on. Without any glance to the soloists Tounoin hurriedly leaves. Iida immediately calls Suzuki to stop their assistant-conductor. He runs after him, and tells him it’s too soon to give up. Tounoin only smiles, it really was a failure right? Since Iida was so good to worry about him, he will tell him a secret, he is now to see the person he thinks much of, which is why he’s in such a hurry. With Tounoin walking away in big steps, Suzuki finally catches up with Iida. They discuss Tounoin’s method, whether it was wise to talk so sternly to the members and soloists. Iida thinks it must have been set-up by Tounoin, and that it was the right thing to do. If a performance go awry, it’s the conductor’s responsibility. A commanders without soldiers can’t lead. forgive me but I sincerely am troubled here T_T About Tounoin’s face colour, it’s a dark rainbow. Iida ponders about this, not knowing that Tounoin has initiated the first step to reconcile after that “unfortunate event”, how about a cup of coffee?
From July 8th onwards, the members of M Kyou have a two weeks summer break. But not for Iida. His wife is pregnant and children cost money. So like some crazy new future daddy he is happily taking all kinds of extra jobs to support his family. As for Tounoin, one day a note was pinned, he is taking leave for the whole August. Meanwhile Iida continues working and on one day he goes for a drink after a performance with a few members. They are discussing Tounoin. Even though he only stood on the doorway, it’s like something is missing without him. They talk about Tounoin’s skills and they’re favourable about them, he just needs some more experience. Then Nobehara comes with the rumor that Tounoin might be the last unofficial disciple of Karajan. He even has his baton. No one believes Nobehara, and in his drunkenness he gets angry with tears in his eyes, clearly confirming his admiration to Tounoin and that they are all just jealous of him. Iida stops Nobehara from leaving and they continue. Nobehara likes Tounoin, but he is also frustrated that he’s so hard to understand, like he’s hiding behind his poker face. Then again, that’s also a part of his charm. Iida thinks Tounoin isn’t very interested in M Kyou or fame. In M Kyou he is only observing their music, and there’s a reason why he quit Arts University and never participated in competitions. So this bunch is probably the only members who favour Tounoin. Before, Iida was more interested in Tounoin’s political skills in handling the opposition than in his musical talent and thus became his spectator. But he realised, in order to understand Tounoin one must get closer to him, because Tounoin only shows what he allows them to see. He has decided, he will try whatever means.
Tounoin came back with a “happy face” on September 1st. Curious Iida inquires, there has been indeed some improvement with his “girlfriend”, but they haven’t gone very far apparently. It’s Suzuki who tells Iida that something is bothering Tounoin. On a certain Monday in September, Tounoin asks Iida out for a drink, and requests that he takes a few friends of the strings section with him. His amateur group is to perform in November, but they are short on musicians. Fujimi might be bad right now, but his plan is to make his orchestra famous within 10 years. Iida is impressed with this big ambition and agrees to look for them. That evening in the bar Tounoin clarifies that it’s not Fujimi Shimin Orchestra, that he isn’t inviting them to help out for the recital, but that they are to join as true members. Fujimi might be unskilled, but with their enthusiastic members he has found the ideal orchestra in them. If possible, he’d like them to visit the next day to check them out and consider whether they are willing to join. If not interested, he will seek others. Iida is pretty sure that Tounoin needs their help badly, and wants to smack that young man’s head for not admitting this. He resists the urge to smack again when he isn’t even thanking them for agreeing to come. It’s just… that the man is overly awkward. Iida teases him how happily he is smiling. This results in a shy smile in Tounoin which makes Iida even wonder more, why would a change in impression make him cute? Iida is curious about the concertmaster, but is disappointed to hear that the concertmaster is male.
All eleven are present in the civic center the following day. Iida isn’t particularly impressed by Fujimi, just another satellite town to Tokyo. They are welcomed by Ishida and Morimura. He is immediately taken in by this sensible and humble concertmaster. While Fujimi is practicing, Iida and the others are watching them. Their play isn’t good, but it’s no wonder, they don’t have much spare time to practice. Only Morimura’s few strokes sound clear. He notices that the members are very nervous and is delighted by such sincereness. Then, five minutes before 8, Tounoin appears. They start the waltz, and Tounoin needs to shout STOP even more than usual. He tells them not to mind “the pumpkins and eggplants” on the side and focus on their nearing recital instead. Surprisingly, none in Fujimi laughs. Tounoin warns that if he is to call stop again, he will just stop and go home. While the technique is still bad, Iida definitely hears the improvement. He understands why Tounoin chose for this sincere orchestra, and wishes from the depth of his heart to be part of them. The problems are still their skills and their policy to accept anyone. But they are all thirsty to learn, and if paired up with a more skilled musician… an explosion will occur! Iida is looking forward to what will become of his orchestra. When Tounoin asks who has the confidence to join, Iida is surprised again that all 10 of them have stood up. He thought he would be the only one stupid enough to follow Tounoin’s dream. And in all their introductions, none of them mention M Kyou. Because they are asking Fujimi to let them join, and not the other way round. Fujimi made them refind their love for music.
The following Tuesday, Iida is looking forward to Morimura’s solo, since it seems like that Tounoin was lured into Fujimi by him. But seeing how Morimura’s left hand is bandaged and hearing the bad practice (a string even snapped), he loses all anticipation. But at the general practice, the solo is wonderful! Too bad the violin is of low quality, and towards the end the sound became somewhat unstable, due to the pain in the hands probably. But all in all, not bad, and Iida enthusiastically claps and praises Morimura. But Morimura only angrily throws his violin to the ground, yelling not to make fun of him and runs away. Iida is stupefied, he didn’t expect that this gentle faced man could be so hot-blooded and angry, and he really didn’t mean any harm by his praise. Nobehara chiles him, Iida is at fault, it seemed he was patronising him. Tounoin at first wants to run after him, but is stopped by Kawashima, who tells him that they both must calm down. Above all, Tounoin must fulfill his duty first. During the rest of the practice Iida is filled with guilt for the arrogance that was in him. Afterwards he insists that Ishida takes him to where Morimura lives. He learns a bit about his stubbornness and pride as a musician that can even compete with that of Tounoin and then arrive to a closed door. It’s Tounoin who kicks the door open and carries Morimura away to his own room upstairs. Ishida implores not to tell anyone that the two are living in the same building, and that Tounoin took care of him when his apartment burned down. Morimura is a very innocent and pure man. Iida doesn’t understand the underlying meaning but agrees anyway.
Then, during the recital during the break, he saw them, kissing. Tounoin notices him, and commands him with his eyes to please leave. Seeing how there’s no guilt or shame in these eyes, Iida realises, Tounoin is gay. Everything that had happened becomes clear. While he accepts their relationship, he doesn’t understand homosexuality and feels strange about it. But with Morimura’s solo conducted by Tounoin, that feeling slowly ebbs away, and finished by Ikushima’s play, he totally forgets his previous misgivings. He understands why Tounoin had fallen for Morimura. Good-looking and gentle, with a pureness that’s rarely seen nowadays he must have been a oase of peace in the middle of the wintry atmosphere of M Kyou. His interest is sparked, why did none of the female members go for him? There are no rumors around Tounoin either. He will investigate this thoroughly.
He discusses the recital with Nobehara, Morimura will definitely become a great violinist in the future, Nobehara’s jealousy as a musician questions this. They look at Morimura and suddenly Nobehara wonders whether his butt has a mole. He will ask Tounoin. Finally Nobehara calls of the bet, as it’s not like they’re really gay. Iida has a small slip of tongue and while he doesn’t confirm or denies, next day the rumor of Tounoin being gay is spread in M Kyou. Iida immediately assures Tounoin that he wasn’t the source. Tounoin knows, but doesn’t care if he were to get dismissed from M Kyou, he already has obtained his goal, which is getting their help. But if possible, he would like to conduct the famous M Kyou thoroughly just once. However, the board will surely not let someone who bought his position and to top it off also a homosexual have a chance. Especially with Japan still being so conservative. He doesn’t mind to be called a homosexual but… his eyes are telling Iida not to implicate his most treasured person. Iida then changes the topic, did Tounoin hear, someone wrote to FM that the bumbo sounded noisy (of the Anakréon-performance). Tounoin corrects him, they wrote that the soprano sounded noisy, implying he was the writer. With his usual poker face he comments he still hasn’t matured, leaving a laughing Iida alone. The following week, Tounoin becomes the “armoured conductor” for FM music, earning some respect of M Kyou. That was on the eight month after he had entered.
I.C: Majime Concertmaster wa Conductor no Yume wo Miruka
It has been a month since M Kyou entered Fujimi. Morimura inquires about Igarashi’s situation since 4 skillful cellist have joined him. Igarashi assures him he’s alright. Of course their skills are far superior, and Iida, who is seated next to him, would poke him with his bow when Igarashi isn’t playing well. They will only help him improve his skills. In fact, they will go out for a drink tonight. Iida knows an inexpensive place with lots of cute girls. Morimura just laughs, and advises him that a student shouldn’t play that much around. Morimura might be 3 years younger and a senpai from the same university, but sometimes he can’t help but find him cute. At the moment Morimura is gathering the chairs with Tounoin helping him out. Even though the concertmaster is of normal proportions, he looks very small and slender next to the huge Tounoin. Lately he seems to be in a good mood, showing all kinds of happy expressions. While Tounoin is still same old with his poker face, he wonders how close the two men are. They might have started on unfriendly terms, right now they seem like close friends. When did it start? He hasn’t been prying on their business, he only saw Tounoin once entering Yasaka’s apartment by coincidence (in I.2), but he doesn’t think that was the catalyst. Maybe it was at the time that Iida was praising Morimura (in I.4)? In any case their closeness is a source of envy, if possible he’d like to enter their circle. Igarashi is too busy with school and Fujimi itself however. Suddenly he realises he’s alone in the room and hurries outside. Morimura and Tounoin are waiting for him to close down. Walking together, Igarashi suggests they go for a Moon viewing. Morimura realises that they missed Obon and really regrets, as he had been raised with such traditions. Then Morimura reminds Igarashi that he has an appointment with Iida and co and Igarashi leaves in a hurry. Whether Igarashi likes Morimura or Tounoin more, he can’t say. But he is genuinely jealous that Morimura can monopolise Tounoin’s smile. Monopolising? When he arrives to the station, Iida and Nobehara are scolding him. Since they bought his ticket, the drinking expenses will be shared evenly, much to Igarashi’s protest. They arrive in a bar and while the girls are beauties indeed… it’s a okama (drag queen) bar. At first Igarashi is angry, feeling he is duped by Iida and Nobehara. But after a while he has fun, especially with Betty. Out of the three, Mary only had plastic surgery while all three are injecting female hormones. After a few glasses Igarashi almost forgets that Betty is a man, and curiously asks stuff concerning okama’s. Betty is the only okama who’s younger than Igarashi, and her answers are more honest than her colleagues. When Iida and Nobehara move to the next bar, Igarashi must excuse himself, he has class the following morning. But that’s a lie, he doesn’t have money left.
It seems Morimura has told Ishida about the Moon viewing, and next Tuesday they are holding one to blow off some steam. Everyone is invited and they can bring their lover, familie and friends. Speaking of lovers, why are there no rumors of Tounoin and one of the female members. Maybe the women don’t have the courage to face this man’s poker face. After tuning the instruments they commence their practice. Tounoin arrives on the usual time and Igarashi notices that his eyes are smiling to someone of the first violinists. Later he observes Morimura (who Tounoin was smiling to) and is pretty sure from one glance that Morimura is in love. Who the other is Igarashi doesn’t know, because Morimura is overly cautious and only watches Tounoin.
Thus on the Moon viewing, in an attempt to help Etou’s wife with her sons he is keeping them busy with some wrestling. It’s Morimura the music teacher who saves him from the brats. Everyone has taken some beverage and food with them. Morimura even made dangos despite his busy schedule. The topic moves to men cooking and Igarashi comments Morimura must like to cook. The man answers that it’s cheaper, and it feels good when the other praises it tastes good. Igarashi immediately catches on and asks who he has been cooking for. At first Morimura tries to conceal, but it’s Tounoin who reveals that Morimura would sometimes cook for him, as in thanks for using Tounoin’s sealed room. They live in the same building after all. Ishida adds it’s a good thing, as Morimura would practice on the baseball-field or along the riverside even in winters. In answer to how hard it must have been for him, Morimura only shyly denies. Against such pureness, Igarashi can’t help but let the words “How cute” fall. Suddenly, it’s as if a cold shiver with murder intent is striking him from the back. But behind him there is only Tounoin, with his usual poker face. Morimura is also angrily staring at him, but that only makes him want to tease him more. Feeling unsafe, Igarashi hurriedly leaves, thinking that Tounoin’s anger is exaggerated. With the ending of the Moon viewing, Igarashi proposes to Morimura for an afterdrink. After asking what Tounoin thinks, the three of them go to “Fujimi”. To hear that it’s Tounoin’s usual eating place surprises Igarashi. The little place isn’t classy and there’s even a bright red lantern hanging in front of the door. When Morimura goes to the washroom, Tounoin uses the opportunity to call Igarashi out, but changes his mind halfway. Finally he spills the words “Do you remember Yasaka?”
For the rest of the week, Igarashi is consumed by immense curiosity. What happened between Yasaka, Tounoin and Morimura? He once asked Morimura about it, but only received a vague answer. So he decides to ask Morimura, but due to school he only arrives barely on time, and when practice is over, Tounoin’s there. One day he decides not to go home as usual and go straight to the civic center. So while waiting on the hallway he realises it’s better to ask Tounoin instead. He heads to the station where Tounoin would get off, but because there’s time left he enters “Fujimi” for dinner. Against expectation he finds Tounoin, and it happens that the only vacant seat is next to him. Igarashi gathers his courage and determination and asks what Yasaka has precisely done. Tounoin sighs and implores Igarashi to forget, he was drunk. Igarashi insists however and promises not to tell Morimura. Tounoin wants to know what he thinks of Morimura. Igarashi respects him, he’s hardworking and reliable. As a person, he likes him. Tounoin thanks him and discloses that he was suspecting Igarashi. He himself is harbouring special feelings for Morimura, and had been suspecting whether Igarashi was the same as him.
Igarashi barely manages to grasp this. Tounoin… for Morimura? But after some more thought, it would definitely explain some things. Like how when Tounoin is talking to Morimura his eyes would become like a cat lover who sees a cat. How his tone would become slightly more softer. After observing them for a week, he is pitying Tounoin. Because slow Morimura surely hasn’t noticed it and is only treating Tounoin like a friend. He might not understand homosexuality, but the suffering of a one-sided love must be the same. In his situation he can’t even just go and confess. Before he appreciated the genius musician that Tounoin is, but right now he has come to appreciate more the man behind it. He admires Tounoin for his guts to spill out that he’s gay, and for apologising when being mistaken about Igarashi. Igarashi doesn’t have much experience with love, but he is very touched by Tounoin’s love, even if it’s for another man.
On November third, Tounoin all dressed in swallow tails frames Morimura to dress up as a woman to display the waltz. Igarashi congratulates Tounoin, this way it’s like killing two birds with one stone! To do this intimate dance they must have practiced quite a few times. And by performing it in front of Fujimi they are able to display the feeling of a waltz. And after the dance Tounoin even held Morimura in the princess-hold. Igarashi couldn’t help but whistle.
The following Saturday Fujimi is disturbed because both Morimura and Tounoin will be absent. Only Igarashi smiles. He is the only one who knows why. Earlier he caught the both of them in the metro. He didn’t call out to him not because he didn’t want to but because he wasn’t able to. The two of them seemed to have retreated in their own world. He followed them and watched them disappear in “Fujimi”. Tounoin finally perceived Igarashi and formed with his hands a diminuendo. Igarashi understands they must be mutual in love now. Witnessing the two of them, he doesn’t think the both of them together is abnormal and wonders about what they do. Morimura will obviously play the female role, what kind of expressions does he have? Igarashi immediately puts a hold on such dangerous thoughts.
The two weeks before the recital there seems to be something bothering Morimura. But Igarashi isn’t worried at all, that Saturday they must have gone all the way, Tounoin will surely solve it. To Igarashi, observing them is replenishing his lonely bachelor life. About Morimura, he understands why his classmate Oyama would assault him (in I.3). This white skin, all unguarded sleeping in his room… This continues for a while until he reprimands himself again, only to repeat the same thoughts Igarashi definitely can’t beat The Game He will be killed by Tounoin! No, that’s not the issue, Morimura is a man! Igarashi cries for help.
Something seemed to have happened just before the recital, but it ended well. And the recital itself was a success, with both concertmaster and conductor looking wonderfully. That night Igarashi had a nightmare. When trying to kiss Morimura in a dress, he was beaten up. Then Tounoin appears and he feels like he has been trampled on by an elephant. A second nightmare follows, with Morimura talking to him while putting some lipstick. When he wakes up, he immediately apologises to Tounoin and Morimura.
Only the major parts of I.A and I.C have been dramatised in 真面目コン．マスはコンダクターの夢を見るか. They will receive an own post later when every part of the novel that’s dramatised has been summarised…
To celebrate the end of the first part, here’s a cute doujinshi that summarises the whole Part I. It was scanlated by http://www.fujimiorchestra.com. Since the domain has expired I hope they don’t mind to be shared here. I only found this doujinshi a few weeks ago by accident, and I am glad I did! It’s utterly adorable! This is the only doujinshi I have, if you have more, please share~