I've endured enough. I MUST tell something.
I'M SO IN LOVE with cherry_armrest
's wolves fic. So DEEPLY at the point to search for references (and with references, I say photos, videos, and create all a conspiracy theory to every fact make sense, although IT'S A FANTASY AU.
REALIZA, BRASIL! A GAROTA É DOIDA!
Cherry-sama is really good with describing details, so she got me hooked with this paragraph: "Transformations have never been his favorite pastime. It was an excruciating process of limbs and bones breaking, snapping, and melding into shape; of cells and tissues getting liquefied, only to reform into a semi-solid state as they slotted themselves into their proper places in his anatomy. The whole world changed from a dull, monochromatic spectrum of grays that overwhelmed his senses with odors and noise, to one with glaring lights and vibrant colors, where his sharp sense of smell and hearing have been muted, slightly, by a keener sense of sight. Sho likened willful transformations to a trip to the dentist where all of your teeth went through a root canal all at the same time. It left him severely weakened, and sapped of nearly all his energy. It was much unlike the seamless and easy transition from man to wolf on the night of a full moon, where each cell in his body sang to the moon's dark tune and morphed freely and painlessly into its new shape. Breathing heavily, Sho sprawled his naked form onto the soft mattress of his bed, a shaky hand brushing a bead of sweat that strayed past his brows. Sho could hear the distant rumble of a car engine slowing down as it stopped to park in front of the gates. Pushing himself off the bed, Sho opened his wardrobe and flung a random outfit across his bed. He went for a quick stop to the bathroom to splash cold water onto his face before hurriedly wearing the clothes and making an exit at the backdoor, slowing down to a casual stroll to meet a very spooked Jun ringing his doorbell."
AND YES. I HAD TO READ TWO DAMN GOOD AND SMUT-FILLED CHAPTERS UNTIL ARRIVE THERE TO FEEL MYSELF REALLY HOOKED.
Because we all know cherry-sama is the pr0n queen amidst ALL Arashi fandom.♥
It all started with a single and naive search for "gray wolf" at Google Images, which brought me to this:
C'mon! Isn't it Sho-kun? ...Nope? Okay. =/
And since I was at task, I've decided to search for "black wolf", and as a result, I got...
LOOK! JUST LOOK! It is as camwhore as Jun is! Tá, parei.
But what killed me for real, my bottom line was written in the last chapter she posted: "'Sho, you're...' Jun was about to ask as Sho abruptly stopped, shut his eyes and willed himself to revert to his canine form. Jun could only watch in awe as Sho suddenly dropped down on all fours, his back hunched as bones and muscles began to morph and twist. Sho let out an inhuman noise that sounded like a cross between a growl and a hiss as his face began to contort; his jaws lengthening and his teeth growing into needle sharp points while tufts of fur began to grow all over his skin, thickening until it covered his whole body with a silvery-gray coat. Within a span of a few minutes, Sho became the very same wolf that had woken him up in the middle of the night."
YOU DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE CLUE OF HOW OFTEN I READ THIS CHAPTER IN A DAILY BASIS. And to make things
better, I've printed the fic and I'm reading it all over again, enjoying it all over again, imagining it better now (hey, I got references! *thumbs up*). But, with a keener imagination, came the *dun dun duuuuuuuuuun* THE CONSPIRACY THEORY.
Why yes, I'm a born conspiratorial, so it's part of my nature to try to aggregate sense to things which doesn't have to make sense at all. You see, it's fiction, just to entertain, but I've already have some lines of thought about it. Regarding werewolves
. I never thought as them protecting people, and that's a good side she brings to our knowledge. As an musician/show host said the other day, "Where's the fun in a vampire being nice?"
, and I felt that way about weres, until I read her fic. Another thing that caught my attention is that when you talk about weres, you imagine (at least, I
did) that humongous fugly beast, drooling a disgusting goo, standing in two feet, ready to onslaught. Now I've changed my mind completely. Regarding Sho and Jun.
Another thing about Cherry-sama is that HER WRITINGS ARE MAGIC. ♥ Who doesn't remember, she was writing the dolls fic
, then the new format of Himitsu no Arashi-chan started with MANNEQUIN FIVE! I was in complete and utter shock. She started to write the wolves,
and then life became brighter
their fanservice is increasing greatly since then. The most reference I have to the chapters Tides (I, II and III) is the AU bed CM
, which I have even in my work pc
! Regarding her writing style.
How come her describe things so well? Okay, if you trip on your own feet, you'll know how embarrased you can make the character feel, or how painful it can get, or the way he fell on the floor. BUT ホラ
!!! IT'S A METAMORPHOSIS IN WHICH I HIGHLY DOUBT SOMEONE HAD SUFFERED EVER BEFORE! And yet, she writes it as if was normal.
And for that, my DoS part, which loves torturing Sho, thanks her everyday.
Another bottomline (o fundo do poço é BEM MAIS FUNDO do que se pensa!) was when I entered YouTube and Google to search for "werewolf transformation". AÍ FODEU DE NOVO. I've found a picture and some amateur video which made me a vague (and I said VAGUE) idea of how could it be in that paragraph I mentioned. Let's say that my disturbed mind had overworked on that all this week. ♥ To the extent I've dreamed as the fic was becoming a movie, starring Sakumoto, and after Sho got the prosthetic make-up muzzle, I COULD SEE IN MY DREAM he hanging around the corridors, waving to everyone and saying "どーも! 櫻井 です!" YEAH, TWISTED, AND LAME, I KNOW.
BUT I DON'T WANT TO BE SAVED, THANK YOU. Regarding the plot.
Weres, kitsunes, all living harmoniously in a corporative environment. If you take a look at it, it's funny though. Matter of fact, I like to compare cherry-sama's fics with a chocolate with pepper cake (#gordasafada). They're adorably sweet, but stings sometimes. If you consider Sho's pain of watching his lover die, and mourning every single day of his
life about it, the fact alone already makes my heart breaks a little. Then, Jun. He made up all that "I'm the best lawyer that you have", or "employee of the month" façade to cover up his own emptiness. Amnesiac, the deep caves of his mind hiding from him a great part of his own life, showing clues through nightmares which makes him more and more desperate. He choose an erotic way to disguise his loneliness, which in the end doesn't help him in anything AT ALL. I guess that the battle for his attention, at work, makes him more desesperate, because it involves hierarchic positions, interests besides the affective ones, and even his job,
for fuck's sake
! Disputas fora do escritório, POR FAVOR!He already has a duty that he has to remember.
BTW, their duties, from what I understood, is so selfless it hurts. I believe they were born wolves, but God made them men to mingle with humans, and protect humanity from close. If they show their true self to humans, NOBODY WOULD UNDERSTAND. They only have each other
what makes me think Sho suffered TOO MUCH for a long time
. Now, I wonder if Jun will remember what it takes to transform himself in a wolf, although the "scene" at their old house reminded me of the movie "Underworld". I've imagined him like that were/vampire hibrid, and consequently, when Sho killed the hunter, I've imagined him that way, too. It's like their adrenaline or hate made them that way.
Well, I'm looking forward now for a comeback of Kitsune Aiba, what will he do now that Jun remebered his past? And I guess Nino, the Slayer has some secrets to tell us, and it makes me really curious. My objective is not rush cherry-sama, not at all, but this fic in particular is so AWESOME that it deserved a post. I had to write all about it, or else I'd EXPLODE. ♥