Back at Aki’s place, Soichiro asks Aki about replacing Shinya as composer. Aki sighs and tells him not to do that. Sitting down, Aki asks how he [Soichiro] can possibly change Shinya. Soichiro says that Aki can still be assertive. Aki admits that he really hates this song, ‘Tomorrow Still’. “I felt that this song has something like ‘will this song be accepted by everyone?’ and ‘will it be popular among the audience?’ It is written with that kind feeling and besides, it is very pretentious. Actually, my interest is not only that kind of Jpop, rather it is a more intense music! It is like the kind of composition wherein one wants the other to interpret [/explain] it at all costs! *turns to Soichiro* Do you understand the feeling that I’m talking about??” Soichiro says that he totally does not understand. Aki says that in the end, that song totally depended on Riko’s talent so that it can be saved. “It is because Riko likes that song that she extremely sang it from her heart. It is because of this, that talent is able to save that song. In the end, it has a good master tape.”
Soichiro says that isn’t that very good. Pointing at him, Aki says that here is comes again, being results-oriented! Soichiro says that for professionals, they only look at the end result. Aki agrees that is so. “Right, so you cannot understand. The first time I heard ‘Tomorrow Still’, I immediately realize it... Actually, this song, Shinya also didn’t feel that this song is good, not one bit..” This surprises Soichiro. Aki says that Shinya wanted to convey that kind of feeling to him [Aki]. Standing up, Aki says so, he’s saying that perhaps, Shinya is waiting for him to come and defeat him. “That is what I think.” Soichiro says that his logic is jumping too quick that he doesn’t understand him. Pointing at Soichiro as he goes near him, Aki asks why, has his brain gone bad? “Is his brain totally starting to wither away!” Pushing aside Aki’s pointing finger, Soichiro says no, it is Aki who is currently a bit jittery. “Don’t use your hand to point at others.”
Turning around, Aki says yes, it is because he finally knew what is always making him feel anxious. “It started from the time I listened to ‘Tomorrow Still’. I always feel very agitated. About that. It is.” Soichiro sweatdrops and asks why Aki is blushing. Blushing Aki says no..as matters stand, it is also possible that he is mistaken.. Soichiro asks, ha? “What the heck is it?” Aki looks at him and says that possibly, Shinya really likes his music. And, while Miwako is sound asleep on her desk, her cellphone is ringing. It is Shinya. She finally wakes up from the noise and calls out to her mother. Then, her eyes widen in surprise. She quickly answers the phone. Shinya scolds her for being too slow and she must answer the phone a bit quickly. Miwako bows and apologizes to him. He tells her that he has already sent her the music so right now, she go and immediately listen to it. Flustered Miwako exclaims okay. Back at Aki’s place, Soichiro laughs out loud. Embarrassed Aki tells him not to laugh. Soichiro says that he is really an idiot. This irritates Aki. Soichiro says but then, no matter when, Aki is quite sincere like a fool.
Then, Soichiro’s cellphone starts ringing. He notices that it is Miwako so he answers it. Soichiro tells Miwako to send it to his Gmail account. Going to Aki’s computer, he tells Aki to lend this to him for a while. Standing up, Aki tells him to use it after he gives his consent. After Aki goes to the kitchen to grab a beer, he sits on his bed and thinks that Shinya has sent the music over. Just when he is going to drink the beer, Soichiro downloaded and played the Mush&Co.2nd (demo). Soichiro glances back at Aki who tightly holds his can of beer. Aki smiles and thinks that Shinya used it..Shinya used the [original] idea [/creativity] that he gave him. Meanwhile, Miwako exclaims that it is very nice to listen to and it is really good. Shinya says that’s right because Aki’s idea is added into it. This surprises Miwako. Shinya admits that even if he tries to resist it.. “Even if I want to resist it, but after chatting with Mush, I felt that it is not a big deal. *smiles* It is because Mush is so cute. I want to give her the thing which I felt is the best. Even if I’m very angry and totally resisted doing this, and besides, I still want to run away to the farthest corner.. But, in my heart, what I consider as the best music is already the seven years of working with Aki, Crude Play’s music. I want to perform that music. Anyhow, I also have no way of parting away from Crude Play..”
While smoking, smiling Soichiro asks Aki how he sensed that Shinya likes his music. Aki says that it is because Shinya would always bring out a beautiful music. “Playing the most amazing melody for us. *looks at Soichiro* If he doesn’t like it, how can he possible do those things, right?” And, girls are screaming when Shun and others go out of Dogo onsen. A girl asks how the onsen is. Shun says that it is super amazing so everyone go try it. Another girl screams that the yukata suits him. Shun asks is that true, does she want him to strip it off? The blushing girls scream. Shun smiles over this. A staff member says that the car is already in front. As Shun thanks the staff member, the girls tell him to come back again and do his best. While walking beside Senzaki, their manager, Shun asks what had happened. This surprises Senzaki. Shun tells him that his expression already sold him out. Senzaki looks tense.
And, Aki immediately opens the door and rushes to the elevator. He kept on pressing the down button. Soichiro tells him to calm down a bit for even if he were to worry, what can he do? Aki says that for him, he is a very important person.. The elevator door opens. While trembling Aki struggles to press the button at ground [/1st] floor, Soichiro presses basement 1 and says that he’ll drive him there. Soichiro says that let him say it ahead, for him [Soichiro], he is also a very important person. Aki looks flustered and tense. Flashback: Aki’s cellphone is ringing. Aki found it rare for Shun’s mother to call so what could have happened. Aki answered the phone. Shun’s mother apologized to him for it is quite late when she called him. Aki said that it is alright. Shun’s mother said that she doesn’t know what to do. “Right now, Shun is still in the middle of a concert tour, right? It is probably better not to tell him.. but, if I don’t tell him..” Aki asked her what’s going on. At the hospital, near the ICU [intensive care unit], Shun’s mother told him that Shun’s father collapsed. End flashback.
Soichiro and Aki immediately got in the car. While driving to the hospital, Soichiro says that it is possible that it is such a heavy burden to make Senzaki to tell Shun. “After we arrive at the hospital and understand the situation, you can give Shun a call, okay.” Aki didn’t reply. At the hotel, Shinya notices that Shun and the others have arrived. Shinya asks them what happened that they have that kind of mood. Senzaki says that Shun’s father collapsed and right now, he heard that he is still in the ICU. Shun immediately takes off his yukata. After wearing his jeans and shirt, Shun says that he’s going to drive the car to go back to Tokyo. Senzaki protests. Shun tells him that his family is not an ordinary family. “My father’s health status can influence the rise and fall of the stocks. That is our family so, if it is just a small issue, they wouldn’t have contacted me.” Typing on his laptop, Shinya says that he googled that if he were to drive the car from Ehime, he will be spending around 10 hours to arrive there. “Right now, if you were to take the first flight out, then it is possible that is much faster.”
Shun looks at Shinya and says that even if he thinks that what Shinya said is right but he doesn’t have the confidence that he can wait like this for a good number of hours. Shinya tells him that if he were to go back, in the end, what can it change? Kaoru shouts at Shinya for why he would say that. Shinya says that he thinks that right now, Shun should calm down. “Even if I can also understand why you are acting on impulse but if I were to agree, would he really drive the car and go back? What if he got into an accident, what then? What should he do if he were exceeding the speed limit and got caught? We still have an advertising contract as car endorsers. It will enormously damage Crude Play’s reputation. I cannot simply just agree to that.” This made everyone silent. Kaoru says that tomorrow, they have a concert at Kagawa. Putting his hand on Kaoru’s shoulder, Teppei says that Shun clearly knows that. Shun says sorry. Teppei says that he thinks that if Shun wants to go back, then he should go back. “I cannot assume that kind of responsibility. I cannot decide on this for perhaps, it will make one regret it for a life time. I also cannot give any suggestion.”
Then, Shun’s cellphone starts ringing. Shun answers it. It is Aki. He tells Shun that right now, he is on his way to the hospital. “I fundamentally wanted to know the situation first before giving you a call but I think I should at least tell you that I’m currently on my way to the hospital.” Shun tells him to please be at his mother’s side since she is quite frail. Aki says that of course he will do that and he’ll properly ask the doctor about his father’s condition. Shun says also, what his mother says always mixes up imagination and fact together. Aki laughs and says that women are like that for they will consider an illusion [/misconception] as something that has really happened. Shun smiles over this and says, “Ya. Ya. I know already. I’ll wait.” Narration: “..but, this night has already become the prologue of Crude Play’s disbandment...”
Comment: So, for Riko, Shinya swallowed his pride and used Aki’s idea on the music that he is composing. In the end, he chose to do what would be the best for Riko. In a way, I guess that music is a collaboration between Aki and Shinya. I guess they somehow mutually admire/respect each other. Aki makes the beautiful music that Shinya likes, and Shinya plays it how Aki intended it to be. Whether they will work together again later on remains to be seen. I guess that is the reason why Shinya stayed with CP even if he couldn't blend in with the others. It is good though that Shinya acknowledges that it isn’t purely his work and that Aki has a hand in it. Aki isn’t a selfish type of person for he seems okay with it. I think Aki can really understand people’s feelings through music rather than words or anything else. It is through music that he finally realizes how Shinya feels rather than what Shinya has been hinting to him all this time. It took Aki time to realize it, too. ^^; Anyways, that issue seems to be solved so the next one will be CP’s imminent disbandment. This has been already hinted before. I actually thought that when Shinya mentioned that he is with CP for 7 years, it is a flag that something bad will happen. Shun is really worried and after all, he seems very close with his parents. I think that even if what Shinya said is kind of harsh, he has a point. I don’t think he is really stopping Shun from going but he is against him driving all the way to Tokyo.
I’m not sure if he is really concerned about CP’s reputation, maybe along with that, he knows that CP is also very important to Shun that he wants to keep its reputation intact. Kaoru is somewhat worried about their upcoming concert that Teppei gives his ‘Shun, it is your choice so that there will be no regrets’ hands-off statement. Thankfully, Shun has somewhat calmed down when Aki informed him that he is doing something in place of Shun. I think Shun will always be uneasy until he knows of the news. If it is bad news, would he immediately go..by car or by plane? I’m not too sure how this works in Japan. Fans might be understanding, though I’m not sure of the producers, organizers, etc. Here, if the concert is cancelled, they usually just do refund and that seems to be it. I don’t know if there are compensation and stuff though I guess that depends on the contract. Somehow, I guess it is wishful thinking on their part that Shun’s mother is mistaken about the seriousness of his father’s condition. Because of the ending narration, it does seem that something bad will happen to Shun’s father or at least, he isn’t well enough that Shun would have to quit the band and has to take over the family business in place of his father. Unless, Shun really drive the car on the way and Shinya’s worst case scenarios happen. When CP disbands, it will be the other two CP members’ future in the music industry that will be uncertain. Scans by 红莲 & all★wink汉化组
Quote of the day:
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. ~ Barbara Johnson