It’s Saturday morning and Akron Idalgo is checking out the latest happenings in Colorful. Something catches his eye.
“Peattie’s Used Books is now open.” Akron says to himself.
Being an avid lover of literature, it would be hard for him to resist the opportunity to visit a new bookstore that suits the not-so-deep pockets of a student.
“Peattie’s Used Books. I’ll check it out.”
As soon as he enters the store, he sees a woman checking the shelves.
“Beautiful.” Akron says to himself. “Is she the owner? An employee, maybe?”
“Hi! Welcome to Peattie’s Used Books! Can I help you find something?”
“Hello. Do you have anything by Horatius Hummel?”
She was surprised. “What?! Oh my! You know about Horatius Hummel?”
“Yeah! He’s one of my favorite authors.” Akron excitedly proclaimed.
“Really? Have you read Boys of Our Legacy?”
“That was the first book I read by him. I felt Hummel’s conveyance of loneliness and longing on a visceral level at the end.”
“You felt it, too? I didn’t think there was anyone else out there that could feel it.”
“Yes.” Akron took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and began to recite. “His heart cracked, and one tear was shed as he resigned himself to his final fate. There would be no return.”
When Akron opened his eyes, he looked right into her face. Tears were falling.
Shocked and confused by her reaction, Akron wanted to panic. “S-Sorry! Did I misquote it?”
“Not at all.” She gently responded. “My name is Kanady Peattie. What’s your name?”
“Umm… A-Akron. I-Idalgo. Akron Idalgo.”
“Akron…” Kanady said as she stepped a little closer to him. “Will you marry me?”
End of Episode 1
– Kanady and Akron’s storyline will be loosely based on Futari no Renai Shoka by Yamazaki Kore.
– Horatius Hummel is a fictional character/author.
– The book title Boys of Our Legacy does not exist.