Well this chapter is basically a Yashiro Mood Board. The one that hurts me the most is the top left: the layered expression on Yashiro’s face is heavy. He’s shook from the good sex and bad memories, he’s got yakuza drama on his mind, and to me there’s a little bit of guilt in there as well. He’s knows what he’s gotten himself into with Doumeki, he knows he’s going to leave, and he knows it’ll fuck up Doumeki. But he does it anyway because he’s used to doing everything on his own and doesn’t know how to be in love. *shakes fist*
A few more chapter flails:
- RYUUZAKI IS OKAY. I don’t think Hirata is dead yet but YAY RYUUZAKI IS OKAY. I hope they got his lady out too that woman has suffered.
- When Ryuuzaki lifts Yashiro’s shirt and goes for the gold, Yashiro doesn’t look particularly happy. Good. I want Yashiro to realize that Doumeki has ruined him for other men.
- Doumeki finally wakes up and I’m sure he runs out the door. I did not enjoy the expression on his face at all and I really hope that he doesn’t see Yashiro and Ryuuzaki messing around in the car because it will break his fucking heart and I will die.
- I noticed on the color title page that the power dynamic is changing again. Doumeki looks almost like he does in Volume ½: in a suit, buttoned up, and Yashiro is kind of in charge and comfortable in his lap. In volume 4, Doumeki was looking at Yashiro as they stood apart, his sleeves rolled up, his jacket off and he’s just more Doumeki, more comfortable. Is this a bump in the road where they’ll go back to their old roles? Or will Doumeki push up on Boss and make him see the light?