“..Aur ab main, main apne aap se darne lagi hoon. Kisi se mohabbat insaan ko bohot kamzor kar deta hai, bohot bebas, majboor. Aur mujhe inn saari cheezon se nafrat hai. Lekin uske bawajood, tum meri zindagi ka markaz bante jaa rahe ho. Tum mujhse poochte ho ki mujhe tumhari kya baat achchhi lagti hai. Main tumse yeh kaise kahoon, ki mujhe tumhari kaunsi baat achchhi nahin lagti? Apne irdh girdh tumhara ghumna. Mere wajood se naa hatne wali, tumhari gehri nazrein. Tumhare har waqt ki tawajjo. Tumhara jaan chhidakne wala har andaaz.. har baar. Jab tum mere maa baap ke liye, ehtraman khade hote ho, toh main tumhare saamne jhukne lagti hoon. Aur kya kuchh nahin? Ek chhote se ghar ke iss pankhe wale kamre mein, tumhari yeh gehri neend. Mineral water bottle ko dhoond ne ke bajay, nalke ka paani peelena. Hand wash chhod ke, ek saste saboon se haath dhona. Apni plate ko, meri maa ke haath ke pake khaane se baar baar bharna. Par main yeh sab tumko kabhi nahin bataungi. Tumhare har wade par hasungi. Tumhari har baat ka mazaak uraungi. Tum mujhe sang-e-marmar samajhte ho, toh samajhte raho. Main tumhare saamne ret ki diwar nahin ban sakti. Mujhe toot jaane se khauf aata hai..”
Summary: Kenji comes to a realization as he searches for Alex; a retelling of Book 1, Chapter 14 from Kenji’s POV where he and Eva actually know that she’s missing and you know, do something about it
Author’s Note: God, I feel so behind on all the great content this week (life’s been busy so I haven’t been able to scroll through my dash as much), so I’m not sure if this has been done yet, but yeah, sharing my spin on the Kenji-less chapter. Let me know what you guys think!
Kenji Katsaros smiles to himself as he leans back on his office chair, Alex’s voice playing in his head for the nth time today.
“Kenji… I’ll fight. For Northbridge, and for you.“
Despite being physically exhausted from superhero duty, his spirit feels light, and he finds himself glancing at his phone every so often, a little too expectant that a certain text from a certain girl will come through.
He sits up straight and shakes his head, his hands slapping at his cheeks repeatedly, but the smile on his face remains, his heart still beating just a little bit faster.
He chuckles. "Ah, you’re crazy, Katsaros.”
He pulls up the picture he and Alex took at the restaurant, and he feels his smile growing wider, the corners of his eyes squinting ever so slightly. He hits the options icon at the photo, his thumb hovering over the ‘set as wallpaper’ option, when he hears a beep on his earpiece.
“Go for Talos.”
He’s still adjusting the size of the photo on his screen when he receives the news.
hey do you know any good kdramas about friendship?
OMG I’m so sorry for not answering this sooner! I’m currently going through my inbox, so please be patient with me.
Hmmm, good kdramas about friendship… I actually have quite a few to recommend! Just to note, this list is not in any order of ranking… just writing as I’m going and thinking of dramas. Hopefully you find drama(s) to your liking!!
1. A Gentleman’s Dignity
If you haven’t seen this drama… then YOU SHOULD!!! If you’re looking for a drama that focuses more on the friends than the romantic relationships, then this drama is the one for you! It’s about a group of guys and their hardships, relationships, challenges, etc. I thought I wouldn’t really enjoy this drama since it was different from the typical kdrama, but I was totally wrong!! At first, I only watched it for Jonghyun from CNBLUE, but then I ended up loving the drama for what it represented and showcased. This drama is very heartwarming and one of the most memorable friendships I’ve ever watched in a kdrama.
2. Reply 1997 or Answer Me 1997 (The Reply series in general)
Oh man…. I love this drama SOOO MUCH! UGH, so much of my childhood in one drama lol… I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, so all I’ll say is that this is a classic drama about friends growing up together. You get to know each of the characters and how they struggle with growing up, relationships, personal identity, etc. The friendship aspect is just as important as the romantic aspect in Reply 1997. There’s also a very nostalgic and realistic feeling to this drama that will make you feel like you’re growing up with the characters too. I also recommend to watch the other dramas in the Reply series too (1994 and 1988).
3. Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Tbh, I thought this drama was going to be the typical cliche and sickeningly romantic teenage drama… but I was totally wrong, lol. This drama was actually quite deep, despite the funny drama title, that is about a group of boys in a rock band. Likewise, this drama is similar to Reply 1997, in which it’s a coming of age drama that focuses on friendship, relationships, growing up, dreams/passions, and music. I particularly recommend this for those who like Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and Flower Boys Next Door.
4. Coffee Prince
How can I not mention Coffee Prince? Lol. Well, even though the main focus of the drama is more of the romance, the friendship quality in this drama shouldn’t be overlooked either. Tbh, the friendship aspect is really important in this drama because it introduces the love aspect. I’m not just recommending this drama because of Gong Yoo, but honestly, Coffee Prince should be watched by EVERYONE. This drama tackled such important topics and ideas that are important in our society today. Yeah, it has the cliche setting of the super rich kid and normal girl, but this drama dives deeper into the main characters’ relationship and how it came to be… how to form friendships and understand each other — also… most importantly… Gong Yoo.
5. Dear My Friends
Okay…. so I learned of this drama because it got the “Best Drama” at the Baeksang Arts Awards…. and I was SUPER stingy because I really wanted Goblin to win, lmao. (I still kinda think Goblin should’ve won but that’s another story ahahahaha) Anyways, I HAD to watch this drama to figure out why it won, and omg… it’s such a good heartwarming drama that gives you all the feels. It’s about younger and older people coming together and how they face their challenges, becoming friends, understanding each other, and overcoming their obstacles together. This drama touched on a lot of important topics such as age, abuse, illness, family, and — obviously — friendship. I really liked the realism of this drama, which I believe was the selling point as to why this drama won the “Best Drama” award. The story is very well thought out and propels you to keep watching the next episode. I think this drama was worthy of the award it won and I can kinda understand why it beat Goblin… So give this drama a try :D
6. Chicago Typewriter
Do I need to say anything when I have clearly expressed my love for this drama in my review?? Lol… all I can say is that this drama is the definition of friendship, love, and loyalty. I freaking balled my eyes out, not because of the romance, but because of the friendship!!! PLEASE WATCH THIS DRAMA OMG. This drama is about a writer who experiences a “slump” while writing his book, but two important people come into his life and help him write it… while also a bit of reincarnation and time traveling to the 1930s during the Japanese occupation in Korea. If you’re interested, please read my review on this drama to see whether it’s your cup of tea… but be warned of spoilers…
Special Mentions: (Dramas I’ve watched but not going to give a brief description)
The Time that I Loved You, 7000 Days
Beethoven Virus (Yo… watch this if you love Classical Music *.*)
Man of Equator
Cheese in a Trap (Watch it if you love Kim Go Eun!!!)
You’re Beautiful (Honestly watched it for Yonghwa and Hong-gi)
She Was Pretty
Blind Recommendations: (Haven’t watched the drama but other people have recommended it to me lol)
So guys, I just wanted to say thanks for the support and the messages regarding the whole Plagiarism Thing. It’s been…. I think the word I’m looking for is “befuddling.”
(I chose that over “weird,” “surprising,” and the handy, evergreen “WTF?”)
Anyway, bygones. Tis done now, I have set the record straight, in that I am not a plagiarist and have never even read the fic in question. I mean, the woman who came up with this fic doesn’t need to steal anyone’s ideas :-) and if I want to do a remix I have the manners to ask.
I also appreciate that things were kept civil, because as we know, Sherlolly is love.
And with that said, I’m off to read and write and have cheese and wine, I have earned it. (I sprained my ankle this week and my shoulder injury is acting up so, yes. All of the cheese and wine for me).
Thanks again, guys, now have this gif of a certain tasty detective on me. Hobbits away!