Ban has left for parts unknown, and Ginji's picking up the pieces. Unrequited shounen-ai. (Written for the theme 'A Cold Rain' in the 20themes community on LiveJournal.)
- This story is painfully beautiful. Every time I read it, a lump forms in my throat and tears gather in my eyes. You captured the moment just before the last vestige of hope disappears and Ginji is plunged into total despair so perfectly that it hurts to read this. I badly want for that shiver to be a promise of happier days to come in Autumn. Yet, I can't forget that final thought is of Ginji wondering if he should give up hope. And so I cry for him and for me, as well, who likewise doesn't want to believe that Ban has truly forsaken Ginji. A truly moving story, beautifully written.
(#) sohmamomiji 2006-09-27 01:33:29 PMThis story almost made me cry! Poor Ginji!
Does this story follow Manga Vol #20?
I apologize for not having much in way of constructive criticism...
Maybe consider writing a sequel? One that gives Ban's perspective on why he left? Or a prequel? To explain a little more of what happened before Ban left?