伏查物語 | 說再見 Saying Goodbye
有次阿伏(Vol) 小查 (Cha) 一起看完一部講述離別的電影
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Once, after watching a parting-themed movie, Vol and Cha were exchanging thoughts when they walked out of the cinema, pondering over the story.
“When it is time, would you please tell me?” said Cha.
“There’s no goodbye between us. We’ll stay together forever! ” replied Vol.
“I know that. But please remember to let me know then, would you? ” pleaded Cha.
“Okay, I will ” promised Vol.
Cha held Vol in his embrace. Tightly.
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There are those whom we thought would never leave us -
like the memories of our youth; the past we cannot return to.
Yet they may simply turn and leave, without you noticing.
Even as they leave ever so silently they left an indelible mark in our life.
We should not depend on the other person too much.
Instead, we should remind ourselves that we should care and support one another.
Remember to say goodbye when you are leaving.
Otherwise, it is not fair for the one who is left behind.
The person leaving may seemed cool and detached,
while a sea of agony awaits the one left standing alone.
Saying goodbye is the least, morally correct thing one can do.
(Translate: Lili; Edit: Alexis.; Illustration: Kurtis)
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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.