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Bad : Dearest, starting from next week I'll be on a business trip for a whole month, and I'm really busy this week - I might not have much time for you.
Vol : You don't have any time to spare at all? Can't you shift your schedule?
Bad : I really can't... because there are also a lot of things I have to prepare.
Vol : Oh, oh well.
Bad : I’m sorry. Can’t you just be happy? I need space for myself sometimes too you know!
Vol : Yeah, I’ll pick myself up. Don’t worry about me.
Bad : Don’t get upset, okay?
Vol : .....
Bad : You get angry like this every time…
Vol : .....
(Vol, while walking back by himself)
Vol (talking to himself) : Actually, it’s just that I feel lost being away from you for so long. I’m not really mad at you.
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Relationships often require mindful moments.
Issues arise, and this necessitate communication
to distinguish what kinds of outlooks and expectations are prompted by our emotions.
Only when there is an exchange of views between the two of us,
can we begin to understand the origin of our true concerns.
Once there is understanding, the solution can’t be far away.
This kind of adaptation is just like midterm examinations.
It always requires some preparation, and there may be difficult times.
But we always get through it in the end.
Some things are nobody's fault -
We just need to allow each other to go through a period of adaptation.
It is not out of ill-feelings towards each other that we place blame.
It is because we love and care too much
that these feelings of loss and bitterness are present.
(Translate: Sky; Edit: Alexis)
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Introduction to characters
Vol sheds rays of sunshine and is very caring, but, on the other hand, vulnerable at times. He tends to be fickle when it comes to interest in things. He is generally optimistic but gets disappointed easily. He is highly emotionally dependent on his relationship with Cha.
Cha is gloomy, calm and rather indifferent. His main focus is Volts’ emotions. Cha is a man of remarkably few words, but a man of action and shows Volts great affection. He puts a lot of effort in making Volts happy and is also highly dependent on Volts.
Bad tends to judge things from a mundane point of view and is a man of mischief. He’s young, handsome, radiant and humorous. You can find every desirable, charismatic trait in him. But all human beings have flaws. He doesn’t seem to understand nor does he seem to relate to others. Just like many others that hurt other people’s feelings without even noticing it.
Brief dialogues from the three of them symbolize our daily lives. Cold words and harsh actions that are harmful to others can be seen every single day. By way of this short dialogue, we’re able to remind ourselves to be faced with these hurtful matters via a more optimistic point of view. In the meantime, we’re able to push ourselves to pay extra attention to people around us.
The characters Volts and Charles in The Tales of Vol, Cha and Bad are actually reflections of my personal image. The two of them symbolize the inner side and the outer appearances of me. We disguise ourselves with an image to put ourselves in a comfort zone. But, in the meantime, we’re also seeking a corner to rest and to get along with our inner self. That’s the image embedded in this tale.