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March 30th, 2007 (05:32 pm)
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current mood: starving

Ignore me while I wail over constant hunger. *whiiiiiiiiinnnnnneeee* It seems someone turned off my off switch so I'm constantly hungry and grazing. >.<;; My explanation is that it's spring. >.>

But! Tea! ^o^ Yasuhara-san's such a character. ^^;; I've also included the snippet of the scene just before Bou-san goes into his long roundabout revelation of who Naru is. I guess there are no real spoilers here...? ^^;

Dragging Naru and Lin out for tea: Cutting in from when Mai and Bou-san are having another clingy scene. ^^;

M: "...Yeah, humans are creatures that grow up. Although sometimes they go bad too."

B: "That's what's interesting about people. I like your optimistic attitude, Mai."

"Me too~. I like you, Bou-san~."

Hug the guy. *snuggles*

"You guys are so embarrassing......"

"Ah, Ayako, you're jealous. We'll include you, too. Come here."

"No way."

(M) "You're not honest with yourself. But I like you even though you're that way."

(B) "Me too~."

(A) "Cut that out."

(M) "I like you~"

(B) "You~"

(A) "Stop it!"

"Ah, she's red."

"My, she's embarrassed."

"She is."

"You guys..."

Amidst that commotion, Masako suddenly exclaimed, "Aa".
Yasuhara-san stood.


He quickly opening the screen door, and stepping out, Naru and Lin were about to pass by in front of the terrace. Since the bungalow Naru and Lin were using was a little further in back, they had to pass by here to go to the water's edge.

"......You're just in time. Are you in a hurry?"

Naru looked at him inquiringly, "We're not in a hurry, but we're not completely free either."

"There's something I wanted to ask you. Could I take a bit of your time?"


"Now would be better."

......Something he wants to ask?

"All right."

"In that case, please come in."

"Can we not take care of it here?"

"It's a bit complicated a question. I'm sorry. --Lin-san, too, I'd like to ask you something, so please come in."

Naru and Lin-san exchanged glances. We were doing the same. Just what was going on?

The two quickly went around from the terrace to the entrance.

"Please, have a seat."

Yasuhara-san had us move over and make space for the two of them. He then had Naru and Lin-san sit there, and with a serious expression, he sat down facing them.

"......Now then."

I wonder what he's going to ask?

"Which would you prefer: Darjeeling or Earl Grey tea?"

Naru frowned slightly.

"Never mind tea, your question--."

"Like I said, which would you like? Would you like it hot or iced? How strong would you like it? Would you like some milk with it or would you like lemon? Or would you prefer cambric tea or chai? Or would you like it scented with apple? We have cookies and cold butter cake, but which would you prefer? Would you like both?"


"See, it's rather complicated, isn't it?"

Yasuhara-san smiled while Naru sighed.

"That's your question?"

"That's my question."

At that serious, prompt response, Naru gave a deeper sigh.

"......Anything's fine."

Whoa~. He managed to get Naru and Lin-san out for tea.

"You're good. That's the Echigoya for you."

"Talk about crafty."

"He's the master of pick ups."


And... during tea, Mai gets angry at Naru over refusing to answer any questions about what was going to end up happening under the circumstances...

"It's a waste of time," Naru stated and stood.

"Sometime it's necesssary to waste time in life."

Yasuhara-san smiled as he leaned against the front door.


"Not at all. I just happen to really like this door."

"Would you please move from there for a moment?"

"I'm passionately in love with this door at the moment, so no."

Naru glanced at Lin-san. "We could force our way past."

"It would hurt to have you force your way past."

Well yeah, after all, Yasuhara-san's ribs are still broken.

"I think it'll just make his injuries worse."

"That wouldn't be good. If you made it worse, we might have to call an ambulance. And if I accidentally let slip that Lin-san beat me up, the police would end up coming too."

"In these circumstances, you'd be the assailant."

"That's even worse still," Yasuhara-san said with his patent honours student smile. "Let's do this peacefully. I'd hate to see my brilliant record tarnished, not to mention you'd hate to have everything come completely out in the open because the police came to take your statement, right?"

Naru sighed.

"......I don't think it's something to get so worked up over."

Bou-san smiled wryly. "Well, that's you're assumption. People don't like it when unsatisfactory explanations remain that way, y'know?"

Naru sighed and faced Bou-san. He folded his arms and leaned against the glass partition.

"Five minutes."

"That's stingy. I want 30."

"Fifteen minutes."

Bou-san grinned.

"Okay, fifteen minutes."


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Meanwhile I'm happy because I'm a Darjeeling girl. :P

This is from the last volume of the Evil Spirits series. The Yoshimi arc occurs just before this one and Naru's in the hospital for 2wks? 3? (I'd have to double check that one). Basically, Naru has the choice of going along with things and letting Bou-san reveal his theory about who Naru is, or he can force his way past Yasuhara exacerbating his broken ribs, have Y lie to the police that he was beaten up by Lin-san, and having what he's trying to hide (his identity) revealed anyway.

Dream!Naru's identity is revealed... a little after this scene (same day?)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Yuki & Ayame

Wow, the more I think about this, the angrier I get at him about the Blood-Soaked Maze (and I was already pretty mad about that - exposing the team to danger unnecessarily like that).

Darjeeling's yummy, too, and he did have Chai on the list. Also an impressive selection of sweets - can't complain about that. ^_^

Thank you for enlightenificating me!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)

*blink* ......Hrmm... I think I'll need to explain a bit about that. The anime glossed over some things which could make it seem more Naru's fault than it is. With the Urado case, Naru didn't have a choice about accepting the case. It's said that he did it as a favour to Madoka, but there's more to it than just that as you can probably guess. However, once Madoka's request was fulfilled, the team was supposed to pack up so they could go. That was Naru's order. What ended up happening next though, was Masako's and Ayako's fault.

Ayako wanted to take a shower before leaving and told Mai to buy her time. During that time, Mai and Masako got into their little discussion. Masako knew it was dangerous there, as did everyone, but she still insisted on being off on her own *outside* the room. Remember the rooms themselves were all protected with Ayako's protective charms, so what happened next was really Masako's fault. This case, while ultimately there is "that issue" at the crux of the matter, is one where I find Naru least responsible for the problems at the same time as being the cause. ^^; Where I find him most responsible is with Yasuhara's school and Mai running off on her own like that. He should've said more than he did. The Yoshimi case too, he was an idiot there and put everyone's lives at risk with his actions.

I find Naru's character rather interesting actually. Mad scientist and his attitude aside, he's an interesting combination of extremely capable and very blind. He makes a good mad scientist in that sense. ^^;

One of the things that's interesting is that Naru comes across differently between the novels (both series have different feels), the manga, the CD dramas, and the anime. I think he's a major prick in the CD dramas. He's probably a nice stick in the mud in the Evil Spirits novels, and more of a mixed bag in the White Heart novels. The manga loses out on some of his sweeter moments, and the anime glosses over his personality (everything?) a bit overall. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
GH - Lin

You have a point that he screwed up a lot worse in other cases. And he did tell them to pack up once he was done. I'm just irritated that they're even there, since he went in with no intent of solving the actual (very dangerous) case & could've unmasked the fake in other ways.

Or maybe I'm mad that dream!Naru told Mai to run away from Yasuhara's school but not from that case. (*pets dream!Naru*)

I guess the reason Naru's hiding his identity is in one of those novels, eh? Or is it the thing that's hinted at by Hirota? (*wanders dangerously close to spoilerdragonland*)

I don't dislike Naru as much as my grumbling implies. I think after Mai's beaten some manners & consideration into him, he could be almost a good person.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)

Hmm... y...eah. If Madoka asks him for something work-related, Naru doesn't have a choice. That's something we missed in the anime compared to the manga and novel. Madoka's initial scene at SPR and Naru's recall to the office. Hrm.

Hmm... Hirota hints that Naru did something, but what if *someone else* did in fact do that very something? Given that, what would happen if Naru's picture were all over the newspapers for example from solving the case at Yasuhara's school? There are other reasons too, but that's one of the main ones.

Hmm... yep, I need to write up more of the end of the Yoshimi case. Especially the scene between Mai and Masako. It's a bit different compared to the anime end. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 09:43 am (UTC)
Shoumyou - interrobang

What's this?! A reasonable & logical explanation for something that Naru does?! *falls over*

Ack! Poor *spoiler*! *hugs spoiler* Why does he talk to me and say, "Make me spoilerdragon icons"?

Every time you write "I need to write up more xxx", I dance inside. ^_^

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