Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs
Chuuya: can’t you just look at things from my point of view-
Dazai: *crouches to Chuuya’s height*
Chuuya: ..I hate you
Hello clio!! I did have a good night’s rest uwu thank u! Hope u like it!
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Please convince me to ship soukoku. I want to ship it so badly but I just don’t. I need reasons :’)
pairing nakahara chūya x reader x dazai osamu
genre pure angst
word count 2.2k
warnings slight blood mention, very brief; unrequited love; love triangle; pining
a/n my first bsd piece and it’s angst! i love that for me
synopsis you’re watching the man that you fell in love with fall for another person, but you can’t bring yourself to hate her. chūya watches after you as you pine for an unnamed man, falling for you in the process, but could never quite bring himself to hate the man.
Some people would say that falling in love with somebody was the most blissful thing that could ever happen to you. You could feel the butterflies in your stomach, fluttering and dancing whenever the person you fancy says something that makes your heart skip a beat. You could feel the way your body reacts in order to be in tandem with them, like a waltz of two souls in a garden of fairy tales. You could feel the experience of you falling head over heels with someone in the way you keep wondering how their day was, how they smile, how their eyes light up when talking about something that they adore.
So I love “Bungou Stray Dogs” for several reasons, but one main one is that all of the characters are named after actual authors, mostly Japanese, but also American and others (Dostoyevsky is a main baddie in S3). I can look up characters and learn about Japanese literature or giggle my way through an episode called “Fitzgerald Rising” where there’s a facial recognition program designer named TJ Eckleberg who gets set up by his boss named Tom Buchanan, and Fitzgerald is a capitalistic baddie who uses money to literally fuel his superpower. Silly? Sure, but absolutely delightful to my English teacher, book-loving heart. THEN tonight I looked up my favorite episodes (the Dark Era) and it turns out that the bar that features prominently in them is a real bar in Tokyo where famous authors and artists used to hang out. It’s still there, and if you go, you can see a photograph of Osamu Dazai and Ango - two famous authors who used to frequent this bar together. OMG. This show. I freaking love it. It speaks to my nerd heart So Hard.
“You look really handsome today, Dazai-san.”
“What? Really? I’m wearing a t-shirt stained with ketchup and only a boxer and you think it makes me sexy? Really? Not my usual dashing outfit?”
“No, no! It’s not about your outfit!”
“Uh huh, then what?”
“Because today your smile is genuine.”