Where the Wind Blows
-> RTS Page for Short Program 27
Short Program, Volume 3, Chapter 27 (pp. 37~60)
Where the Wind Blows
[banner]Happy New Year
=Here and there,
=With that New Year's feeling still in the air,
=Apparently, the new year has already begun.
=Is this oil stove finally done for?
=It's served out its natural life span.
=Here,//I got the things you asked for.
=Michiko, gimme a ride if you're heading home.
=Alright, Shohei. I'll be back in the evening.
=Hey,//Look where that kite is hanging.
=I knew something was wrong with the TV.
=That guy is my classmate from high school.
=The girl is his childhood friend and classmate from preschool to middle school.//They're currently attending the same college in Tokyo,
=This is their winter visit back home.
=She shows up pretty much every single day when he's staying over at my place.
=Go watch the store for a minute, Shohei.
=Shinn-chan slept over at your place again?
=It's the new year. He should be with his parents for once.
=I told him that, too...
=Hey ya,//I got you a little present.
=It still looks new.
=It is.//My mom bought it for my room over the holidays.
=It's alright.//No one's ever gonna use it if it sits there anyways.
=Your old man's gonna yell at you again.
=Don't worry.//I got the fight over with before I came here.
=They should be having a fun time trashing me behind my back right about now.
=When did the new mother move into Shinn's house?
=Umm—//I think it's going to be 3 years this spring.
=Doesn't seem like he really dislikes her.
=He's just being shy.
=And also,//He can strengthen the relationship and lessen the age gap between the novice couple by becoming the common source of worry among the two of them.
=—I've got a hunch that's what he's trying to pull off.
=That sort of understanding doesn't come about very easily.
=I've known him a long time.
=Before this turns into trash-talk...//I'm not asleep, just so you know.
=You couldn't move because you stepped on the glob of super glue that happened to be on the sidewalk?
=That was your excuse for being late?
=What. Why are you looking at me so suspiciously?//Demon-face believed me, didn't he?
=Yeah.//You even had those knife marks on the sole of your shoe.
=You introduced me to a lot of strange excuses back when we were in high school.
=Well, I always came ready with 10 or 20 of 'em depending on the situation and the teacher I was up against.
=Hey,//We're outta cigarettes.
=Want me to go buy some?
=No, I'll go.//They moved the vending machine to a different spot.
=Get some beer too.
=Hey hey! Who's that cute girl over there!?
=Man, that was slow.//How far did you go?
=We were in huge trouble just now.//I plugged in the water boiler and the whole room went dark.
=Couldn't find any flashlights, couldn't find the circuit panel... We were all over the place, and—
=You did better during high school.
=Alright,//Day after tomorrow, around six o'clock.
=You get the cake ready.
=You wanna eat cake?
=Idiot.//It's your birthday, isn't it?
=—Oh yeah,//That's right.
=I go back before your birthday each year, so I figured—
=Just for a change.
=It's great having a friend, isn't it.
=Alright, guess I'll be going to sleep.
=Oh my,//What a nice-looking girl.
=I'm turning the light off.
=Shinn,//It's for you.
=Alright, I'll be there.
=Man, what a bother.
=Who was that girl just now?
=I told her I was going back to Tokyo tomorrow, but she says she can't wait.
=It's tough being such a lady-killer.
=I'm gonna go pick her up.
=Let her sleep over tonight, okay?
=H-Hey!//You're gonna bring her here!?
=But it's almost—//Hey!
=Oh, yeah!//It's cancelled!
=No birthday party tonight!
=Gimme an excuse, Shinn! Quick!
=What about Shinn-chan?
=Anyways, there's your reason.
=What kind of a reason is that?
=Shohei,//There was a cake and a present left in front of the door.
=Huh? Where's Michiko?
=You son of a...
=Is she the person I met in Shibuya?
=Yep,//The one we ran into during our date.
=Shinn-chan's childhood friend who likes Shohei-san, right?
=Pretend you didn't hear that, Shohei.
=She was supposed to tell you herself on the day of your birthday.
=Oh,//I didn't realize that.
=Yeah, thanks for spoiling it, stupid!//I had to work so hard this past year...
=Staying in this dirty little room all the time so it'd be easier for her to show up...
=It's a rarity these days.//A girl who needs so much help just to—
=So that means...
=Oh,//No wonder it's so cold, the stove isn't even on.
=Maaa—n.//See? I told you.
=You can't turn on all the electric appliances in this room at the same time during the evening.
=Oh, I got it.//I know where the circuit panel is.
=I already told Michiko you're definitely gonna say yes.
=A lot of guys have confessed to her,//But this is the first time she's ever confessed to someone.
=Got that, Shohei!?
=If you make Michiko cry, I'm gonna—
=Hey,//Is it okay if I turn on the TV?
=We turned off the pot and the kotatsu so it should be alright.//—But this house doesn't get good reception.
[note]Kotatsu; A low table covered with a blanket and a built-in heat source. Pictured in frame two of this page.
=It's not that bad.
=Huh?//Isn't this a rerun of the New Year's show?
=Yeah, it is.
=I've seen this,//Already.
=Well I haven't seen it.
=A new year,
=Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday.
[TV]Happy New Year
=This thing is...//Boring.
Where the Wind Blows (END)