Higashi no Wadatsumi, Nishi no Soukai
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 1994
~ Chapter Two~
Kouya gave a deep kowtow. Apparently Kouya had learnt about the status of Rokuta.
gIt has been 18 years already. Last time I didnft know you are Taiho. My apologies.
Kouya was nicely dressed. He didnft make animal squeals when he spoke.
gTaiho just likes to play jokes. At that time you should have told me
you are Taiho. Imagine my surprise when I heard from others afterwards
that the one with golden hair is Taiho.h
In this kingdom, people have all kinds of hair color except golden. The golden color is a unique property of kirins.
gAnd I am so honored to be named by Taiho. --However, I didnft know what the name means even after you explained to me.h
gSo, how are you doing now?h
gSo you have been raised as a sage. That is why you havenft grown old.h
gComing to Kankyuu, I wanted to see you
no matter what. If I asked for a meeting with you, you might just shut
the door, I asked you out instead. ...Would it be a bother to you?h
gGlad to hear that. --I was wondering whether Taiho has already forgotten
gHow can I forget you? It has really been a long time.h