Umm... so far two scenes that we've missed to date in the anime. ^o^ Haven't reached the ones from the last story (book 2 for Kazane arc). ^^;;
Note: much of the narrative's been trimmed and I've concentrated mostly on keeping the conversation. A= Akiko, G=Guren, M=Masahiro, R=Rikugou, S=Seimei
~Ep. 11 after Masahiro collapses and Mokkun barges into Seimei's room telling him to stop Masahiro.
Guren: Stop him will you?
S: ...You mean Masahiro?
G: Who else is there?! There're limits to going too far! If he doesn't rest for 2 or 3 days, he's going to collapse from exhaustion.
S: ......Guren, let im do as he wants. Even if I said anything, he probably wouldn't listen.
G: ...You're hiding something aren't you? Answer me, Seimei.
Beind Seimei, several presences stirred and two shadows appeared--Seiryuu and Rikugou. Seiryuu, as usual took on a defiant posture and glared at the mononoke. Annoyed, the mononoke faced that glare directly and glared back. The silent match progressed between the two for a period.
On the other side, Rikugou circled around from behind Seimei and picked up the mononoke.
R: I'll listen to your complaints later. ...Masahiro's come to.
Rikugou then proceeds to carry Mokkun out of the room and back to Masahiro's room.
## in the CD drama, Mokkun protests at being carried out of the room and demands that Rikugou let go of him, but Rikugou just tells him it's faster if he carries him to Masahiro's room. :P
Ep 14's shopping trip is actually a melding of two scenes.
Masahiro: What did you do today Akiko?
A: Today, I went to the Sanjo market with Tsuyuki-sama. We picked up various things that you and Yoshimasa-sama like. I'll be helping prepare dinner next.
Masahiro was about to nod as though to say "I see", when he froze.
"Yes. I remember the way now, so she said next time I could go shopping on my own."
At that moment, a voice called her from in back.
"My, Tsuyuki-sama is calling me. Well, later, then."
"Ah, Akiko, wait..."
Akiko quickly disappeared deep in the residence.
The hand he'd unthinkingly extended lost its destination and Masahiro stood there stunned.
The market? Just a minute, Mother. Sending her on her own to do the shopping... any way you look at it, that would be a bad idea.
Rikugou, having been called, silently appeared behind Masahiro. Even though you couldn't see his figure, he was usually by Masahiro's side.
Since he was so taciturn, he didn't say much beyond what was absolutely necessary. Cocking his head, he silently stared at the back of Masahiro's head.
Masahiro turned and faced Rikugou, and with his hands together, he silently stared pleadingly..
Rikugou is one of Abe no Seimei's servants, and one of the 12shinshou. Short of his master's order, it wasn't possible to make him do anything.
It wasn't possible, but...
While silent, Masahiro's gaze as he stared at Rikugou spoke volumes. After a moment, Rikugou asked in a monotone, "......Should I go with her?"
If Akiko-hime should need to go to the market on her own.
Masahiro looking like he was half-crying, nodded his head several times, and said pitifully, "Please!"
Akiko goes shopping "on her own" and Rikugou follows
A: ...Rikugou, do you know what Masahiro likes to eat?
R: No. ...Why?
A: He seems a bit down lately.
A: Rikugou, do you think Masahiro has foods he likes or hates?
A: I wonder what sorts of things he'd really like.
A: I wonder if, rather than something to eat, he'd rather get something he could use?
A: Hey Rikugou, are you listening?
A: I know! Since Mokkun the mononoke is Mokkun, maybe calling Rikugou Rikkun would be cuter. Don't you think it'd be much friendlier?
A: Today, I went to the market.
M: ...The market?
A: Yes. Ah, but following Seimei's order, the 12shinshou Rikugou came with me, so you don't have to worry, I was fine.
M: Ah, I see. Rikugou did. That's... great."
A: Since Mokkun the mononoke is Mokkun, I thought calling Rikugou Rikkun would be friendlier, what do you think?
Masahiro was shocked
The mononoke who'd be listening to their conversation from behind also stared.
Looking up at Rikugou beside him, his usual expressionless face looked a bit strained. The mononoke stood on his hind legs and patted Rikugou on the shoulder silently.
M: No... that's...
A: But Mokkun the mononoke is Mokkun, right?
M: Mokkun's a mononoke, that's why he's Mokkun. But I don't know about calling Rikugou Rikkun. Calling Mokkun, Mokkun is one thing.
G: Wait. I'm not going to ignore that reasoning.
The mononoke interjected, but was beautifully ignored.
M: Rikugou's Rikugou. The name Rikugou really suits his appearance, don't you think? Not to mention that Grandfather always says that the name is the shortest spell there is.
G: In that case, quit with the Mokkun already, the Mokkun.
He interjected again, but this time Akiko continued, ignoring him utterly.
A: Mokkun's Mokkun, after all. I think Rikkun would be cute.
M: I don't think this is a problem of cute. But calling that Rikugou "Rikkun"... let's not. I think Rikugou's good as Rikugou.
A: But Mokkun's Mokkun after all
M: Mokkun's a mononoke after all.
G: I am not a mononoke!
The mononoke shrieked that but once again, he was completely ignored. Akiko slowly nodded unsatisfied.
A: All right.
M: I'm glad you see things my way.
G: Don't end things there!
The mononoke's shoulders shook as he looked down, and this time, Rikugou silently patted the mononoke's back. While expressionless, a hint of sympathy could be seen in his dark eyes.