19th May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
19th May 2008
Poor Haru. He was left orphaned by the death of his father. Not only is he an orphan, but he’s left with a mountain of debt and some not-so-kind people nosing around the house trying to collect on it. Haru’s saved by the appearance of Senoh, a lawyer who seems to have a soft spot for Haru.
Turns out that when Senoh was younger, he was a patient at the same hospital where Haru’s mother was receiving care. Senoh ran into a young Haru and was inspired by his strength. However, Senoh’s original plan to help the child who helped him starts to shift when he starts to develop feelings for Haru. Of course, it doesn’t help that Haru is developing feelings right along with Senoh.
Both of them are torn, thinking that their feelings are wrong because of the age difference and because of the position that Senoh’s put himself in. He’s supposed to be a father figure to Haru, not a potential lover.
Yes, everything works out for the best and a decision is made to wait on anything physical until Haru is of age, still it’s sweet watching them get there.
I don’t think this book is going to be everyone’s cup of tea. The age difference is enough to turn some people off and I don’t think a lot of people will buy the plot of the story. It struck a cord with me because I lost a parent and know the feelings of just wanting someone to come and make everything all better.
It’s got the sketchy art style that I love and it’s just a simple, sweet story. It’s not going to be one of my all-time favorites, but it will be one that I will pull out when I need a pick-me-up and want to walk away from the book with a smile.