The weird thing about all that though is that, while cleaning, I arranged all of my Ono Fuyumi books... or at least the ones I could find. The thing is, I found Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi 1 & 2 several days ago to read, had a bit of a problem with finding one but not the other a couple of times, found both and read both on Thursday... and now after cleaning I can only find one. >_< I have no idea where the second volume went. I know that they changed the story a bit for the anime (Twelve Kingdoms) if only to accomodate two new characters, but every now and again, I'm surprised at some of the little stuff, especially in Kaze no Banri Reimei no Sora.
With 12 Kokuki, I've seen the anime and listened to the CD Drama for Higashi no Wadatsumi Nishi no Soukai but haven't read the book. ^^; It's interesting though how they've changed things for both and yet the main story line is still the same. I thought Ono Fuyumi wrote the scripts as well but could be mistaken. I haven't looked at the credits for either for a long time now. It's funny, the CD Drama has a special short story as well... *shiver* Poor En-Ou and Enki.
The most powerful person in the kingdom isn't the King or the one who chose the King... it's Itan. 100 years after En-Ou's reign began, apparently they shuffled the government leaders' and their duties, and while En-Ou was thinking of making Itan "Chousai" head of the 6 heads of government, Itan threatened that if he wasn't Tenkanchou Taisai, he'd quit altogether. "Taisai" is one of the 6 heads - the one responsible for supervising the government and is also responsible for castle building upkeep, and court scheduling.
And so, with Itan as Taisai, En-Ou and Enki, after 100 years of skipping morning court numerous times and otherwise disappearing for months wandering the country, are forced awake at dawn and made to go through the morning session. On top of that, work continues until dusk. And so, those two are ju~st a little miserable at the current state of things. ^^; Apparently, Itan's made it such that those two are constantly supervised and there's always someone with them. It's come to the point that they wake up before dawn waiting for the servants to come in and wake them. But even if they wake early, they're not allowed to get up but are forced back into bed...
However, as En-Ou and Enki go to morning session, they see their three top aides Tenkanchou Taisai Itan, Kakanchou Daishiba Seishou and Shunkanchou Daisouhaku Shukou waiting for them. Taisai is responsible for supervising the government, one of the Kakanchou's responsibilities is castle security, and Shunkanchou is also responsible for such things as etiquette. Between the three of them, there was no chance that they'd ever not have one of them nearby. And so En-Ou and Enki finally realise that they'd been had, and that those three had colluded together and planned this...
It's an interesting little short story, and very much an aside. Even so, it's cute from the plottings and supervising of Itan, Seishou and Shukou to En-Ou and Enki's plotting to flee.
And since I don't feel like fiddling with HTML, I'm going to scribble Rin's stuff in here... ...oops, it looks like Keyword 4 and the next page's setup is screwed.
Isuzu, who isn't comfortable eating in front of others, is like a wild animal unaccustomed to people. Her being able to even explain why she didn't eat the jelly Tohru brought for her might be an indication of how much she's opened up. Also, Isuzu isn't very comfortable with sleeping. It may be that essentially, she has low strength to live and low will to live.
It seems, Isuzu has a low desire for food and sleep. She also dislikes many foods.
[(They say) The don't want me
......I'm scared... Haru... I'm scared
I'm so scared I can't stand it]
When she was young, Isuzu was happy. Her parents also always looked happy and were with her. However, it was all an act. Her parents were always forcing themselves in portraying the happy household. The act ended from one comment by Isuzu. The household became violent and Isuzu's parents abandon her. However, Isuzu doesn't tell anyone about it and silently endured the violence. Isuzu, having constantly been verbally rejected by her parents, still thinks that she's an unwanted child.
Isuzu is told "you're not wanted" by Akito. Those words overlap with what her mother had stated, and so she becomes convinced that "I'm an unwanted person"
Parents who abandoned their child
"Because we don't know
how we should
And it looks like a certain book is now at hand, as are munchies and tea... Time to disappear from the face of the earth for several hours. :P