Oh I can see it now. After sitting alone at his desk pondering his relationship with Akira and coming to the realization he needs to make more of an effort for it to work out, Tetsuo decides to go against his better judgement and heads to the jazz club. Meanwhile, each already a few drinks in, Akira and Hisao finally approach the topic of Hisao's earlier confession. With their inhibitions down, they delve into the talk with blunt force, addressing all the problems with their getting together(Akira in a relationship, 6 year age difference etc...) until they ultimately decide to throw caution to the wind and go for it. They make their way to the dance floor and begin dancing, still drinking and acting more romantic than they have up to this point. Everything is going swimmingly, until suddenly Tetsuo arrives. Upon noticing their inebriated state and the sense of romance between the two, Tetsuo launches into a rant at the two before storming out as Akira follows. Tetsuo ultimately blames the situation on alcohol in an attempt to avoid addressing the fact that his relationship has deteriorated to the point his girlfriend would rather be with a high schooler who works as a janitor than with him. Hisao is left more confused on where he stands than when the chapter began.griffon8 wrote:The cynic in me suspects Akira invited Hisao to the jazz club so she'd have one beauty of a reason to break up with Tetsuo if he does show up and throw a fit. Of course, that will lead to many complications.
I can see at least some variation of that happening. Also random side note, but I've been so caught up in the love-triangle going on that I completely glossed over the fact we should get a pretty good Lilly, possibly even Hanako, reaction to a Hisao-Akira relationship, I really want to see that.