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June 7th, 2006 (09:52 pm)
mischievous

current mood: mischievous

Little excerpts from early Vol 2 Saiunkoku. No real spoilers if you're following the raw anime, but things are a bit different in the books. :P


"Seiran! What the hell do you think you're doing standing there like that!? Did you want to get killed by the lightning god?!" Seiran raised his face in surprise when someone pulled on his arm strongly.

"......Daishogun Haku......"

"Come on!! If you don't, I'll force you into the Right Uringun!!"

"Ah, I'm coming"

"Whoa talk about uncute! There's a mountain of guys wanting in our troop y'know"

"Then, let them take my spot."

With the rain pelting him, Seiran ploughed forward pushing his hair out of his eyes. As wet as he was, there was no point in hurrying. Daishogun Haku, likely reaching the same conclusion, no longer pushed him to hurry, and instead kept pace behind him.

"Hmph! Do you think that'll make me give up? You should come drinking with me just once. If you do, you won't be able to help wanting to enter my guard the next day."

"I'll pass."

"Aa, you're not being maybe being enticed by Yousei are you? Don't bother. Who knows if that guy'll even say a single word in a year. It'd be the pits. You won't be bored with us though."

***** skip narrative about Haku and Koku daishoguns and the uringun...*****

"I have no plans to enter either the Left or the Right Uringun"

Seiran showed no signs of relenting, and Daishogun Haku clucked his tongue.

"As if I could just overlook someone of your skill being buried as a mere rice storehouse guard."

"Please overlook it. I'm happy with things as they are. Much more than in the past."

Realising what Seiran was referring to by the "past", Daishogun Haku fell silent. Naturally he knew the Imperial family's sword fighting style. There was no way he wouldn't recognise the form at the base of Seiran's fighting style. And if the Uringun were the best of the best, then the probability of having it recognised was very high. And so Seiran continued to refuse to enter the troop.

Yet, despite knowing that, both Daishoguns continued with their invitations.

"......Damn, I guess I'll have to try again tomorrow then. Hurry up and give in already."


p83

"......Seiran, did you tell Shouka-san my age?"

Seeing Seiran shake his head no, Ensei took a deep breath.

"......There's a lot more to that person. Princess no doubt thinks I'm around 40 or so."

"Ensei"

"Hm?"

"Are you not going out tonight?"

Ensei couldn't answer and looked away. He sighed in resignation.

"......You realised it was me?"

"Did you think I wouldn't realise it?"

"It's been over ten years, so I thought you'd have forgotten my habits with the staff"

"If you'd lost some of your skill, I'd have forgotten. Moreover, what do you think each and every one of those we caught said? "We're looking for a man with a cross on his left cheek.""

"......Oh my."

"I'm not interested in knowing why you're going out every night fighting bandits, nor do I know why you're being sought by them, but, thanks to what you did tonight, I'll keep quiet about it. Just make sure you don't cause any trouble to the Master or Her Lady."

At Seiran's sharp statement, Ensei grinned at Seiran looking like he wanted to say something.

"...You're giving me the creeps. What?"

"Nothing. I was just thinking that you got taken in to a really good place"

"Hmph," Seiran said looking annoyed.

"Hey, about Princess. There is one thing that would take care of all her problems."

Seiran turned suddenly and started walking away. Ensei followed after him.

"You've realised it too haven't you. All that needs to be done is for you and Princess to become husband and wife," Ensei grinned.

"Princess probably doesn't have any experience with being in love. Or rather, most likely she's be unconsciously deliberately not thinking about it. Most likely she figure that if she fell in love, then marriage would undoubtedly follow, and if that happened then she wouldn't be able to bcome a government official. It's quite admirable that more than love, studying for the National Exams is more important. She's got a lot more determinations than most of the guys out there. Not to mention you're with her. So she's not likely to pay any attention to a worthless guy."

Seiran stopped and glared silently at Ensei who poked him on the cheek.

"You don't have any woman as important to you as Princess either, do you? It's pretty obvious."

".........Ensei"

Seiran's tone lowered in anger, but Ensei ignored it and continued, "Afterall, Prncess is a really nice girl, you're well suited. No doubt she'll become a wonderful woman. If you're gonna catch her, you should do it now. For one thing, there aren't likely to be that many women who're going to want to spend the rest of their lives with you given how rotten your personality is."

"......I think I'll inform Daishgun Haku about you in minute detail."

"Ah, sorry. I won't mention it again!"

"Too late," Seiran's said coldly.

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Posted by: sakurinha (cris_yoshida)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
Shoo, shoo!!!

No way! Now Ryuuki has to fight Seiran for Shuurei's love??? Shoo, shoo, Seiran!!! Don't get in the way!
Shadow, please, spoiler a little further, Ryuuki will win, right?

Hontou ni arigatou for the summary!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

"He's in a strangely good mood."

"It's rather creepy isn't it?"

Just as Shuuei and Kouyuu had said, their lord was smiling foolishly in his office that day.

"Maybe he found out about Shuurei-dono?"

"As if. If he had, he'd have come straight to us saying 'Why didn't you tell me!?' or something."

"Yeah, you're right."

"--Kouyuu, I've finished taking care of this letter. Now, what's next?"

Sainkoku's emperor, Shi Ryuuki was in a cheerful mood. Even his skin was bright and shone. Not to mention he was working twice as fast as usual with five times his usual interest. Even Kouyuu thought it strange.

"Your Majesty, you didn't find something weird and eat it did you? Like some mushroom growing outside or some strange plant, or bug, or garbage?"

"......What do you take me for......"

Like a five year old who, out of curiosity, would put just about anything in his mouth. As much as he couldn't say it out loud, it must have shown in his face. Shuuei looked away and burst out laughing.

However, Ryuuki was in such a good mood and was unusually magnanimous despite his retainer's rude words.

"Huh. We've decided to go on a "tryst" this evening."

Kouyuu and Shuuei looked stunned.

*****

I think I'll leave that there. :P

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: Cairnsy (cairnsy)
Posted at: June 12th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 11th, 2006 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 12th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: evecorp (evecorp)
Posted at: July 13th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: evecorp (evecorp)
Posted at: July 13th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 14th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Re: Shoo, shoo!!!

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hotohori

Damn you and Mona for getting me intrigued by this series...

Nooooo! Go Ryuuki!!

Not that his brother isn't a total dish in his own right, though...

*using Hotohori icon since it's the closest she has*

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
heh-heh..*twitch*

heh-heh....6degrees of Mona. she's the culprit for my addiction, too. and, my pestering Shadow-chan all the time. heeh

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Hotohori

Yeah, I need to get me some torrents so that I can fully consummate my soon-to-be addiction...

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 12th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)

*laughs* Blame Mona. She's the one who got me hooked. :P

I have to admit, I *really* like Seiran's character. *^^*

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Hotohori

*giggles* It's all Mona's fault, then...

(You know we love ya, Mona)

I read a summary of the first novel yesterday, and he does sound like a very good and interesting character (and hot). What a noble older brother (and did I mention he was hot?)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
squeee

SQUUUUUEEEEEEE SEIRAN!!!!!!

"With the rain pelting him, Seiran ploughed forward pushing his hair out of his eyes. As wet as he was, there was no point in hurrying. "

Omg. that image. TOTALLY HAWT. Makes me want to get all 9 1'2weeks with him. heh-heh.

Poor Seiran. I would sooo love him to end up with SHuurei..but, i think her fate is destined with Ryuuki. *sighs*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)

-_-;; I know. His character is *so* much fun to read about. ^___^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
desire

Yay! That was wonderful. So, I'm ok at editing? (I was a little worried about it) I loved this portion... when will my Japanese be good enough to read on my own?! It'll take me years to get to a point where I can read novels and it makes me sad. Well, I just need to keep plugging away, yes?

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
I got it

yep. i know how you feel. Keep pluggin away. that's what i am doing. I keep practicing and practicing. And, my friend Yukiko, has met several people who are completely fluent in japanese (and for her to say their japanese is perfect is huge), who have NEVER laid a foot in the country. It is possible. ^___^

I am right there with you...keep on keepin on!

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)

Absolutely. It took a bit to get used to Word's markups but once I figured it out, it was great. Thank you so much for helping!! ^___^

Definitely keep plugging away. Who knows, it may be that a series like Saiunkoku or similar (for me it was Ghost Hunt) will come along where the manga hooks you and wanting to read the novels will then force you to learn a lot more. ^^;

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: September 27th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)

*sigh* What beautiful imagery ... the scene of Seiran in the rain...

Hmm ... so how many people actually know about Seiran's identity? O_O It seems that many of them get an idea once they see his sword fighting style... (So much for keeping his identity secret...)

And it's always refreshing to see Ensei and Seiran's interaction - Ensei can read Seiran so well (but then again, I think it's pretty obvious how Seiran feels about Shuurei ... does Shuurei have any idea?)...

Gah, I so wish I could read those novels!!! Unfortunately my Japanese is nowhere near good enough! T_T

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 27th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)

Quite a number of people seem to know who Seiran is actually. ^^;

Obviously Ryuuki, Shuuei, Kouyuu, Shouka, Shou Taishi, Sou Taifu, and Haku and Koku Daishoguns. Of the others we find out that Reishin, Kurou, Sakujun, Shoukun (Shuurei's mother) all know while Sai Shou seems to realise something, possibly putting the pieces together.

Sadly, Shuurei seems to have no idea about the full extent of Seiran's feelings for her. >_<;

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: September 28th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)

I hope this isn't too stupid of a question, but who are Sakujun and Sai Shou?

Sadly, Shuurei seems to have no idea about the full extent of Seiran's feelings for her.

*sigh* That makes me sad too. ='( (Poor Seiran.)

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