伏查物語 | 為你好，對我們不好 Good for you, but not for us
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One time, Bad, Vol and Cha went to dinner together.
Bad: "Vol, eat this."
Vol frowned. It was pepper, his least favorite.
Vol: "No thanks…"
Bad then proceeded to put the pepper into Vol’s bowl.
And then said, “Eat up! Peppers are delicious~ And they’re healthy!"
Cha saw all this and said, “ Vol doesn’t like peppers.”
Bad then got upset, saying, “Peppers are very healthy. We should eat them more, am I right?! Why be a picky eater! I’m doing this for your own good! Eat!"
Eventually, to not upset Bad, Vol forced himself to swallow the pepper.
Then Bad put a second and third piece of pepper into Vol’s bowl.
Seeing this, Cha finished all the peppers at once.
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Love is a mutual interaction, instead of a single-sided self righteousness.
Many people do things that they think are better for others, doing so with stubbornness and even pride, but eventually complain about not being appreciated.
Some people believe that being able to give others “a better life” or “more pleasure” is the act of love.
But to their partners, maybe what’s more important is their company,because time spent with partners is such kind of an irreplaceable joy that one can’t buy.
If you love them, would you stop and listen to what they want?
Here are the facts…
If you can’t feel my love for you, it would just be my single-sided crush. Not love.
To accept different kinds of love, is a belief that we should learn and treat as equal.
No matter how different we are, may all of us have the equal right to love.
(Translate: Jaeden; Edit: Ching.; Illustration: Kurtis)
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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.