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March 4th, 2006 (09:58 pm)
tired

current mood: tired

Spent a fair amount of today reading through different reactions so things are pretty jumbled in the brain (this on top of the brain being fuzzy to begin with...) >_<;; Also spent a bit of time going through the previous chapters (esp. when Yuki woke up) and seeing how much he might overheard of the conversation.


If Yuki being downstairs is the only point he really overheard the conversation, I suspect he'd have heard enough to realise Kyo heard Kyoko say something about not forgiving him. While he might not have heard everything, I think, at the least, he probably heard enough to realise Kyo was there when Kyoko had her accident. I'd forgotten that Yuki heard the details about Kyoko's accident from Manabe as well since Komaki's father was involved in the accident. (That seems like so long ago now). ^^;

I really liked certain reactions in this chapter. It's hard to believe that Yuki's been running around taking care of things essentially from the moment he got up that morning. That's when Kyo and Tohru had their chat; Kyo then ran off after leaving Tohru crying and Yuki went running after him. Tohru then had her run-in with Akito and fell from the cliff (Yuki also runs into Shigure). After that, Akito runs off screaming for help and Yuki takes care of calling the ambulance and watching over Tohru and probably taking the paramedics to where Tohru was. After that, he, Shigure, Akito and Tohru went to the hospital; we don't know for sure where Kyo was but it sounds like he wasn't there. We also don't know whether it was Shigure or Yuki who phoned Tohru's family. Shigure then took Akito home to the main house while Yuki continued to stay at the hospital until nightfall when Honda Grandpa told him to go home for the night.

So by the time he got home, Yuki had truly had quite the day when he ran into Haru. I really love Haru's completely unrelated comments all the more therefore. He said it was also true he'd come to Shigure's to make sure Yuki was okay, and his comments about Rin very effectively derailed Yuki's thoughts off of where they'd been, in his own thoughts about Tohru and worrying about her, and essentially yanking him to other things. Haru's all the sweeter I think for it since it pulls Yuki out of his own funk. Haru's seeming imperturbability (or at least his seeming lack of reaction) and his completely unrelated commenting is so very what Yuki needs on occasion and definitely needed at that point.

Yuki's reaction to Kyo's lack of movement and his gloom and doom was IMO perfect. Despite having lived with Tohru for ~2 years, and being on scene when she's being taken to the hospital, Kyo *didn't* go!? I can see Yuki being pretty pissed about that, even more so since he knows how the two feel about one another. But, more important than that is, your roommate of 2 years just fell off a cliff and got hurt; you made up (hell you kissed her) and you didn't go to the hospital?? Kyo, what *were* you thinking? Kyo SO deserved that first whupping a la Yuki (think of it as a 'this is for Tohru' whupping).

Kyo's gloom and doom may well be very "Kyo" in reaction and his confessing readily to Yuki that he'd always wanted to be him was also very him. So emotional and yet open and it so shocked Yuki. It also made him (Yuki) very angry again because he'd always wanted to be like Kyo and, despite all his efforts, Kyo still beat him to the punch of actually saying it; indeed Kyo admitted it so easily. So the second beating was a 'this is for me' whupping a la Yuki. (Kyo beat him fair and square to the punch on saying how he felt without even trying). ^^; In a way, I think the fight probably effectively dealt with the pain Yuki'd felt that day when he'd picked up Kyo's hat and will essentially let him put all that behind him.

Kyo's lack of reaction to initially being beaten by Yuki I suspect is partly due to his own self-blame / pity over Tohru getting hurt. Also (I don't have the chapter by me so I can't check offhand but) if the image of hurt Tohru is the exact same as that nightmare he'd had, it would have been quite the shock for him. I don't see that as being an excuse to not going to the hospital though; I'd rather have seen zombie Kyo mindless following everyone to the hospital than his dithering in his room. :P

Kyo eventually blocking Yuki during the second fight was much more him coming a bit to his senses, but he wasn't there yet. And in that, I really liked Yuki's comments goading him into action. Yuki didn't tell him to go to the hospital, but he prompted Kyo to 'move' and 'do'. Kyo getting to the hospital and realising what happened though, will also get him to *think* rather than merely react. And that to me was the icing on the cake. Kyo's been living in react mode for so long, but now he should finally be getting back into 'think' and 'live' mode again.

Actually, if you look at it, Kyo reacts whenever Yuki calls him a stupid cat. Old habits die hard. *laughs*

One of my favourite reaction images in this chapter is the look of shock and remorse on Kyo's face when Yuki throws in his face that he had in fact managed to protect Tohru and her saying things like "I'm so happy" etc was proof of that. It's like he's finally opened his eyes and realised how much he'd been shutting himself down and shutting Tohru out. Yuki taking his frustration out on the poor door, I wonder how much of that was pure frustration over things and how much because he was on the verge of tears. He was crying a bit when yelling at Kyo about wanting to be like him and when telling Kyo that he'd protected Tohru. And there were definite tears when he was yelling about how there are some things that only Kyo can do. ...... I wonder if it's hit Yuki yet that he cried in front of Kyo? Heaven knows he left the room when he laughed so hard at the onsen during the first year Tohru was living with them. ^^;

Yuki's staying at the hospital for so long, to the point of Grandpa telling him to go home and the sky getting dark, is testament to how much he cares about Tohru. I personally don't see it as romantic love, but more innocent and very definite caring about her and her happiness. He's been aware for a long time how she and Kyo feel about one another (heck he fled the house that one chapter) and most likely he's aware that he can't get her to smile and especially blush like she does around Kyo. Yuki can make her blush, especially when he pulls a Prince Yuki on her, but it's not like her spontaneously blushing when she sees Kyo.


There's probably more I wanted to babble about but can't remember any more. ^^; 'Sides, I think I rambled a bit too long this time. ^^;

Comments

Posted by: Ysabet (umadoshi)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
Yuki left behind (papermoon_icons)

I really, really love that in the last few chapters I've just been loving Yuki more and more, because when I lost interest in him for a while I missed it. I used to be so fond of him, and it's good to have that back.

'Sides, I think I rambled a bit too long this time. ^^;

You so didn't. ^^ It was a great read!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)

I've always been more of a Kyo shipper than Yuki although I liked him well enough. These past chapters have me liking Yuki very much though; he really shone in them. ^___^

Posted by: Occupation: Fandom (flamika)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
tohru - angels fall

Wonderfully put. ^^ Yuki's love for Tohru really showed through in this chapter, but like you, I also did not see it as being particularly romantic --more like a son being protective of his mother, but frustrated that someone comes before him in her eyes and can make her happier than he can.

I also loved how their qualities showed through in the fight: Kyou being able to express himself so readily, the very quality that Yuki so long for. I can understand why he got so upset after that, and why he really couldn't grasp why Kyou could want to be like him.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)

*laughs* That's it exactly. Poor Yuki's losing his "mom" to the cat of all people! :P

Posted by: project_neko (project_neko)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)

Yes i think your on point with what u said about Yuki putting out all his frustrations on kyo and beating the crap out of him. Its like this whole time he wanted to confront both tohru and kyo about that hat incident/he never did/ and all of a sudden kyo just now says he always wanted to be him, its like "we been through hating each other this long, for what? absolutly nothing."

Also i notice after kyo left to the hospital, haru finds yuki standing smilling in a relieved happy way. I think yuki knows that now this is a moving point for him and kyo too. He finally got everything off his chest (he still needs to tell tohru about saving her when she was little) but for the most part he did a good thing, an actually got through to kyo, which u would nevr think would happen.

I just wonder what the next ch will be, hopefully a tohru/kyo ch, or akito/shigure would b nice.. who knows, was there a preview statement for the next chapter and the end of 123?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 7th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)

There's no info available about the next chapter. The banner didn't say anything about it and there's no FB teaser for the next issue on Hakusensha's site. I don't know if there might've been anything elsewhere in the latest HtY though. We'll all have to be patient and see what happens. ^^;

Posted by: sari_15 (sari_15)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)

Actually...of all the panels in the chapter, the one that stood out to me...and might give us an idea of 'what' Kyou's thinking and 'why' is on page three, I think. Where he's standing away from everyone as they take Tohru away. Surrounded around the paramedics are Shigure, Yuki and Akito...but Yuki notices Kyou is watching from a distance.

I had several thoughts when I saw that panel...ranging from--he's still trying to distance himself from her when there are others around, something he's been doing since Momiji told him that if he didn't hurry--someone would steal her away.

For Kyou...he thinks his very exisitance is something that harms people who care about him. Calling Shishou 'Shishou' has ALWAYS been his way of calling him 'father' without saying those words out loud, it held no real 'risk' to it. It took Kazuma a long time to realize why he did that...Kyou doesn't like when others are talked bad about because of their association with him.

So we have a Jyuunishi in love...not just ANY of the Jyuunishi either--it's the cat. Something that never ends well for any of the cursed ones when Akito finds out. Hatori and Kana, Rin and Haru, and Kisa and Hiro are three perfect examples of why Akito can't find out about his feelings for Tohru or their 'relationship'.

As he watches this scene unfold with Akito in the middle WORRIED about Tohru he might realize that she's someplace he can't reach her--Kyou's still the outcast...but Tohru's not. She's an outsider that has been accepted in...

What would happen if Akito found out? I have a feeling we will find out very soon...

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
FB Kiss! (avataresque)

I really enjoyed this chapter. I was happy to see Yuki & Kyo breaking through the walls that had been built between them.

I was very surprised myself that Kyo didn't go to the hospital with Tohru. I guess I'd put too much importance on that kiss. On the other hand, I do somewhat understand. Kyo's lived his whole life being told that he's useless, stupid, makes things worse by his presence, &c. I guess it takes more than one kiss to get over that.

It takes being whacked by Yuki, I guess. I agree with Ysa, that for awhile I'd lost interest in Yuki. It's nice to see him returning to centre stage.

And I could be wrong, but isn't this the first time that Yuki went after Kyo? Sure, he's taunted the "baka neko", but not actually attacked Kyo. I think that's a big development for both of them.

I think I rambled a bit too long this time. ^^;
Not at all. It was a pleasure to read.

Posted by: sari_15 (sari_15)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)

No, I can think of one other time that Yuki went after Kyou...it was on the school trip after that girl confessed her love to Kyou. When Tohru asked about it, Kyou got all defensive and told her it was none of her business...and Yuki smacked him for it--hard. Calling him a destructive idiot.

Kyou was so shocked he didn't react in anything but confusion...having no idea why Yuki was so mad.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yuki & Ayame

Oh, thanks for letting me know. ^_^

… and it was such a good theory. *sigh*

Posted by: cynical romantic (roostah)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
my reason

Ohh, I completely agree. I just adore the chemistry between Yuki and Tohru - and just because it isn't romantic chemistry doesn't make it any less significant or powerful. He really cares a lot for her.

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hatori and Mayuko (meliachu)

Wonderful insights, Shadow. I like the fact that this series has so many different nuances to it. I too noticed how Yuki had tears in his eyes after he fought Kyo...

And poor Shigure, having to, again, replace part of his house...

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 7th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Fruits Basket

Can anyone please give me or post a direct link to see the Chapter 123 scans? I really would like to see it because I love the expressions on their faces. I'm sorry that this is off topic but it's much appreciated. Thank you!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 9th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: Fruits Basket

All the places I know of that have scans don't allow re-posting of the site addy in public forums etc. and I respect the wishes of the people who run these sites. I'm afraid you'll have to find the scans on your own or find a group that shares them internally.

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