03 Aug 2018
David Shield is the moon- bright in his own right and maybe even a bit beautiful if you’re looking at him from far away enough, but he’s no sun- he doesn’t exert enough gravity to draw anyone in, he can’t create his own light, and he most certainly isn’t some kind of life bringing and sustaining entity.
Toshinori Yagi is the sun- blinding, brilliant, and maybe a bit too beautiful if you look at him for too long. He pulls others into his orbit, sustaining them, letting them soak up the warmth of his rays. But he's no moon- there's no coolness or softness to his light. Anyone caught in his orbit keeps a reverent distance, too afraid to get close for fear of getting burned by his intensity.
David and Toshinori spend their lives closed off, focused on their work and taking care to keep the world at arm's length- that is until one fateful summer pulls them inexorably in each other's orbits.
- Part 1 of California Feeling