All tagged hanako and jiro

CH 22 The One With the Doors of Durin

But now, as a gaggle of Japanese men in tailored suits and polished shoes stride by (smelling expensive), Hanako feels like a fraud. She notices a few giving her the once-over as the doors slide closed. They were the type who could smell fear and polyester.


It's just that, she had naively thought that everything would simply fall into place as soon as they set foot on Japanese soil. Something deep in her, a familiar voice she had heard many times before had said, you take a step, I’ll be there to meet you.


They had been in the country for less than two hours and she was already hyper aware of following the rules, doing nothing to offend, doing everything she could to make sure they didn’t stand-out.

Do you see who you’re with? He wants to remind her. There is nothing you’ll be able to do that’ll allow you to blend-in, darlin.

CH 1.5 LEAVING (Jiro)

Jiro grins at the dark-haired girl sitting in the back seat of his brother’s car, hoping his smile inspires confidence. He knows she’s trying to be funny in the way that she is expressing her feelings but he can hear the worry underneath.

CH 1 LEAVING (Hanako)

Jiro was music. He was the kind of music that made people stop and speculate. He was the kind of music people remembered even if they’d only been in touch with him once.