Higashi no Wadatsumi, Nishi no Soukai
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 1994
~ Chapter One~
gYou donft like it?h
Itan stared resentfully at the discouraged
There is no bigger honor than being granted another name directly from the emperor. However, this is no blessing if the honored name is Tyototsu, Suikyou or Mubou. By the way, Syouryuu granted the name Baka (lit. idiot/horse and deer) to Rokuta the kirin Saihou. The name is great for such a living thing with an appearance between a horse and a deer, Syouryou claimed joyfully. However, no one in this world will accept such a name.
How true, Itan said with a disgusted look.
This time, three people turned back in unison.
Rokuta, who clapped his hands as if he had no responsibility for this,
suddenly sensed cold glances throwing onto him, and shrugged his shoulders.
gThen I would like to hear where my dear sir had been during your absence from administrative meetings.h
When pressed by Syukou, Rokuta gave an amiable
gServes you right for betraying your master.h
*ethe difference between fifty steps and a hundred
Bang, Syukou slammed on the table.
Okay, Syouryuu said as he raised a hand.
gIs you majesty sincere in saying so?h
gThe West seems to have a burning smell right now. I will just sit still on my throne for a while to keep it warm.h
The four looked at Syouryuu in unison.