Fandoms: Banana Fish (Anime & Manga)
06 Dec 2019
“A koi fish,” her teacher once read out loud from a well-worn storybook, “means tenacity. Perseverance. It is said that they fight against waterfalls, always swimming against the stream’s current so that when they one day reach the top of those waterfalls, they can shed their scales and become dragons.”
Thunder cracked in the doorway of the Okumura household, and from its light, her brother stood half-drowned in the doorway. Eiji was never the talkative type, but as he let the water drip from the floor into pools on the carpet without saying a word, thunder rumbling in the backdrop of Izumo, she knew that any words would have been choked out of him.
Eiji spared one small smile at her, dropped his suitcase by the shoe cupboard, and walked through the house with squeaking wet shoes. Kaori watched, frowned, and decided not to press.
He didn’t talk much about America.
(Or, a year from the finale, Kaori Okumura watches her brother struggle with the grief of his time in America, and not all is at it seems surrounding Ash Lynx.)
- Part 1 of Apple Koi
It wasn’t often that Ash visited New York these days, not since he arrived back in Izumo with nothing but the clothes on his back and documentation shoved haphazardly into a rucksack. He was quite content to laze around in Japan, working on his Japanese and thinking over his future.
Yet, here he was, back on familiar soil.
- Part 2 of Apple Koi