Bronze ~ Zetsuai since 1989, by
Summary by Sumeragi
Manga Number Six
NOTE: this continues from where Awaresas translations had left off.
Izumi is awaken by the phone ringing. Getting sorely out of bed and with Koujis hair still grasped in his hand, he answers the call. Shibuyas voice comes over the line, happy to have finally gotten someone. He asks if its Izumi or Kouji. After a pause, Izumi asks Shibuya what day it is. While a bit confused, Shibuya tells him that its the 26th. Shibuya asks for Kouji, to which Izumi replies that hes asleep. Shibuya accepts the answer. He goes on to wish Izumi good luck on the soccer tournament and then adds, we are friends, right ? Izumi doesnt reply to the question, but Shibuya continues with his normal lecture type style of explaining the emotions going around Kouji and Izumi.
As Shibuya talks, Izumi wanders the apartment and finds the ring Kouji got for him. Shibuya thinks there is an amazing something between them, and asks, Izumi now are you happy? Izumi thinks back to some time to when Kouji tells him that if he leaves, hell have to kill him. Its fine if its Izumi. Back to the present, Izumi tells Shibuya that hes sorry for worrying him but everything is fine. Izumi has decided to not runaway since he wont kill Kouji. Shibuya asks if he believes in Kouji. In his typical manner, Izumi says, no, its not a case of trust, distrust, or even love. Its too much for him to understand. Shibuya tells Izumi that once Kouji had met him, Kouji had found his true self. Without Izumi, Nanjou Kouji wouldnt exist anymore.
Do you know why Im always around him? Shibuya asks. It is because of his now dead sister, Madoka, the person Shibuya would do anything for. And she had wanted to hear Kouji sing. After the more complete story, Shibuya realizes he was somewhat rambling, not really knowing why he told the story to Izumi. To this, Izumi says, Shibuya you are a good guy Shibuya begins to disagree, but Izumi continues to say that he has saved them many times and always worried for them. He is sure Shibuyas sister truly loved him and was happy. There is no one else like you Im glad we became friends. Thank you Izumi hangs up, leaving Shibuya to laugh quietly to himself.
Izumi examines his wounds and kiss marks in the mirror. He looks at his damaged wrists, now bandaged. He then looks at the ring Kouji left, thinking just as Kouji knew he would: I am not a girl. Picking up a packet of Koujis cigrattes, Izumi lights one and takes a puff, instantly coughing at the smoke. He thinks to himself about Kouji fucking him and his smell still lingering on his body. Leaning against the wall, he cries and calls for Kouji (I'm not sure here, but is he masturbating???). A brief memory of Kouji telling Izumi why he grew out his hair (a wish to meet Izumi again) passing through his mind when he suddenly grasps his left arm in pain. His left side hurts as well.
Shibuya yells to Izumi from outside, telling him to unchain the door (I guess Shibuya has a key to the apartment). He realized that Kouji shouldnt have been asleep when he called and with other things, he figured something was wrong. Seeing Izumi simply standing just beyond the still chained door with a chunk of hair in his hand doesnt ease any of Shibuyas worries. Izumi tells him that he wont leave. He promised. Shibuya is frantic. He doesnt know what happened to Izumi in those 24 hours, but he has a strong feeling its related with Hirose and Kunihide, which means Kouji could be out with murderous intentions. Trying to convince Izumi to come out and help him stop Kouji, Shibuya doesnt hear the man in question come up from behind. Kouji calmly tells Izumi to open the door and starts to walk past Shibuya. But the latter notices something wrong with Koujis arm and tries to stop him. Kouji continues forward, and just before closing the door, tells Shibuya that he was glad Madoka got to hear his song, stunning Shibuya long enough for him to get locked outside again.
Inside the apartment, Izumi finally lets go of the hair, using the empty hand to slap Kouji: that was your tactic? Kouji admits it could have been overly foolish of him. He doesnt really know the reason for doing it. Izumi seems a bit upset to Kouji at that excuse. Izumi leaves for the kitchen and returns with a butcher knife. Undoing his robe, he says although their blood types are different, itll have to do. I give mine to you. And with that, he slices his side through the scar. It had always hurt. But now it doesnt hurt anymore. He calls to Kouji, saying it isnt finished yet. Holding each other, Izumi tells him that hell have to grow out his hair.
Continue to Manga Number 7
***Sorry, I didnt feel like summarizing the Hirose chapter its basically just him admiring/pondering over Kouji with his genius skill in kendo and absolute lack of care for life.***