22nd May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
22nd May 2008
There’s something in this story that brings out the hopeless romantic that’s buried deep down inside of me. I try not to let her out too often, but every once in a while I find a story that brings her out with a vengeance.
Satoru Tendou is suffering from unrequited love for his best friend, Shirou Sawaguchi, since childhood. The boys have been close ever since they were young. So close that they used to not be able to sleep without saying ‘good night’ to each other. Through the years they’ve drifted apart, but Satoru still holds out hope that someday Shirou is going to take his declarations of love seriously.
After one too many rejections Satoru begins to realize that a relationship with Shirou just isn’t meant to be. But all hope is not lost! A letter arrives, two years too late, that shows there’s more to Shirou’s indifference than just growing older and personalities changing.
It’s hard to go into more details without giving away salient plot points that make the story so charming.
For being a non-graphic bit of fluff this has got to be one of my all time favorite non-graphic pieces of fluff. It’s well-drawn, the plot flows well and it sucks you in. So much so that I’m kind of sad that it’s a one-shot. I would like to spend some more time with these characters.
Hurrah! June for releasing stuff for the 16+ crowd that is as interesting and as sweet as any of the books for mature readers.