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Since it seems the scans might be delayed a bit due to the holidays, here's a summary of Tsubasa Chapitre 121 for those who are just desperate to know what happened (like me - I ran out to the nearest 7/11 in the pouring rain at an ungodly hour this morning to get this thing!).


The title page is of Fei Wong Reed looking sort of bored and irritable, nothing special. The chapter picks up right where the last one left off, with Kurogane taking in the situation as Syaoran swallows Fai's eye and Fai lies bleeding on the ground (it seems as though Syaoran just pulled the eye out of its socket, since Fai's face looks totally normal aside from massive amounts of blood dripping from his closed left eye). Syaoran's right eye turns blue as he takes his hand away from his mouth, and Kurogane looks absolutely horrified as he realizes what happened.

Syaoran hauls Fai back up by the collar and reaches for his face again, which finally snaps Kurogane out of it; he screams for Syaoran to stop it and lunges forward, grabbing Syaoran's wrist and pulling it back before he has a chance to tear out Fai's right eye. Syaoran turns around very, very slowly (this looks just terribly creepy, by the way) and stares at Kurogane with his blue eye. Kurogane confirms that Syaoran swallowed Fai's eye, and Syaoran delivers an incredible kick right to Kurogane's gut. Kurogane falls to his knees, coughing, but keeps his grip on Syaoran's wrist. Syaoran says that he's going to take the right eye too, and Kurogane, still wincing, tells him to hand Fai over. Syaoran looks unimpressed and says that the source of Fai's magic is his two eyes; once he takes out both of them, he won't need to keep Fai around anymore. Kurogane gets to his feet, looming over Syaoran, and once again demands that Syaoran hand Fai over to him. In response, Syaoran leans forward, still watching Kurogane with the blue eye, and, since he has Fai in one hand and Kurogane is holding the other, proceeds to very slowly lower his head to Fai's face and start to bite the eye out. Kurogane grabs Syaoran by the throat and flings him into the wall, somehow managing to catch Fai's arm in the process so the poor man doesn't have to fall face-first in his own blood again.

Syaoran hits the wall hard, landing on his arm at an awkward angle, and when he stands again, there's obviously something wrong with it. Kusanagi and Yuuto are looking like they wish they hadn't had lunch that day, and they comment that it sounded like the arm broke. Syaoran stands as if nothing were wrong, and Older Nataku says that it looks like he can't feel any pain in his body. Kakyou, who is never happy unless he can spout mystical-sounding clichés, adds that he can't feel the pain in his heart either. Little Nataku and Mokona are both shivering and crying, and Mokona calls out everyone's name.

Kurogane, crouching over Fai, comments that it isn't the kid anymore - or rather, his aura is wrong, but it's not a different person. Syaoran says that he will definitely return all the feathers, and a spark of light appears at his fingertips for a moment before he launches into the same spell Fai used last chapter, causing a massive explosion (in the corner, you can see Kurogane shielding Fai with his body. I'm pretty sure the explosion Syaoran just caused had nothing on the thousands of fangirls who probably burst from sheer overload at this point). Mokona calls out that it felt the same as Fai's magic.

As the smoke clears, Syaoran walks toward Kurogane, who is still crouching on the ground (and who, despite having taken absolutely no defensive measures, appears to have suffered no real ill effects aside from needing to take his shirt to the cleaners; we're going to assume Syaoran just doesn't know how to use Fai's magic very well, because otherwise, that really wasn't worth the buildup it got). Kurogane confirms that Syaoran swallowed Fai's magic when he swallowed the eye (with a closeup on Fai's face, which still seems to be bleeding), and Syaoran says that in order to return the feathers, he'll take anything he needs and destroy anything that becomes a nuisance. Kurogane is beyond angry at this point, and, still holding Fai's unconscious body, he shouts that Fai changed himself for Syaoran and Sakura's sake (in the background, there are flashbacks of Fai initially refusing to use his magic and then using it to save them all). Syaoran continues to look unimpressed, and Kurogane adds that, little by little, they had been able to smile again. He starts looking sort of desperate and, screaming, asks if Syaoran can even hear him. Syaoran's face seems to soften just a tiny bit, but a sudden swirl of magic in the corner grabs both of their attention (Kamui is apparently still just sitting around watching, by the way, probably wishing he had some popcorn. Or perhaps a remote control with a mute button). Other!Syaoran materializes, and there's a two-page spread with a closeup of both Syaoran and Other!Syaoran's faces, Other!Syaoran looking much more human at this point.

To which all I have to say is:
1) Darn, that was worth the wait.
2) CLAMP just seriously continues to amaze me; the art in this chapter is fantastic. Kurogane's expressions are great, and something about the slow, deliberate way Syaoran moves creeps me out no end.

Date: 2006-07-05 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kudan.livejournal.com
Thanks for the summary. ^^

Date: 2006-07-05 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I've spent enough time staring at that magazine today; I might as well put it to use. ^_^()

Date: 2006-07-05 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meowzy-chan.livejournal.com
LOL! I loved your comment about Kamui and the popcorn! XD
Anyway, a very very wonderful chapter it was. Thanks for the summary! ^_^

Date: 2006-07-05 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
You know, I'd totally forgotten about Kamui until there was a long-distance shot toward the very end that showed him just sort of hanging out at the edge of the fight. ^_^() Sheesh, he's gotta be getting bored by now.

The summary was no problem. It's a fantastic chapter.

Date: 2006-07-05 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karro.livejournal.com
Wii, thank you so much for the summary! Great chapter^-^ Kuro-sama<3

Date: 2006-07-05 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
You're welcome! Kurogane is totally showing off his cool side here. ^_^ Fai will have to "Hyuu!" at him later.

Date: 2006-07-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karro.livejournal.com
Bwahaha^-^ I can't wait for the chapters where everything will have calmed down and Kurogane and Fai can "talk" ^-^ *has everything ready in her head*

Date: 2006-07-05 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rain-of-mind.livejournal.com
Ahaha, I am still in spaz fits over this chapter.... XD

Date: 2006-07-05 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
I've been carrying the stupid thing around all day, sneaking peeks at it. XD *is such a fangirl*

Date: 2006-07-05 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] venoz.livejournal.com
Thanks you so much! This has been kiling me slowly but now no more! I'd seriously been waiting, waiting, waiting for someone to post a summary. But oh goodness (the kuroxfai fangirl in me is squeeing) And this means that Fai's not dead, right? Just horribly screwed up? Egad. Did Syaoran manage to get the other one out or do you think it's still usable?

Date: 2006-07-05 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
Heh. You're quite welcome! I've been dying to read this for the last two weeks myself. Yeah, I'm certain Fai isn't dead, although I really wouldn't want to be him when he wakes up. Poor guy, he doesn't even get to hear Kurogane defending him as compensation! Syaoran definitely didn't get the other eye, though; Kurogane stopped him both times before he actually touched Fai's face.

My inner Kuro/Fai fangirl isn't even squeeing anymore; I think she's passed out under the bed at this point, clutching her little voodoo dolls.

And sure, linking is no problem. I thought about crossposting it there myself, but I wasn't sure how much cross-membership there was and, well, I got hungry and went to get some dinner instead. ^_^()

Date: 2006-07-05 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] venoz.livejournal.com
Also hope you don't mind that I linked this over at [livejournal.com profile] kuroxfai. <3

Date: 2006-07-05 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailormgm.livejournal.com
Ah, now I can at least go to work knowing what the heck happened in this chapter. XD;; It sounds so good and ughhhh, we have to wait another two weeks to find out what happens!

I can't wait to see scans so I can die over the Kuro/Fai scenes. :D

Date: 2006-07-05 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
I picked it up on the way to class because I knew I wouldn't be able to concentrate until I'd seen it. XD Not that I was really able to concentrate afterward, either, but it was a better attempt. This wait doesn't seem like it will be quite as painful somehow, though. Possibly I'm just feeling nice and sated right now. ^_^() It's not often all my fangirlish desires are catered to that fully.

Looks like we've got scans after all. (http://takadainmate.livejournal.com/72591.html?thread=637583#t637583)

Date: 2006-07-05 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drunkenshoe.livejournal.com
Can I just say HOLY SHIT?

Kakyou, who is never happy unless he can spout mystical-sounding clichés, adds that he can't feel the pain in his heart either.
HA HA!

Date: 2006-07-05 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
Can I just say HOLY SHIT?

We could probably get a nice little chorus going, if everyone timed it right.

I'm pretty sure Kakyou only really needs about half the drugs in his IV. ^_^()

Date: 2006-07-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drunkenshoe.livejournal.com
We could make a little tune for it and perform it in six-part harmony! Then make a recording and send it to CLAMP.

Date: 2006-07-05 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shiome.livejournal.com
Oh gods. The thing about Kakyou is so true. *snort*
Still, the tension! Mmmmh, good chapter.

Date: 2006-07-06 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
I think the great regret of Kakyou's life is that he was born too late to be a proper hippie. Seriously, he'd look great with love beads and flowers in his hair.

I thought I was probably going to be disappointed by this chapter after all the anticipation, but yeah, it lived up to my expectations nicely. We've still got about five volumes to go, too; if it's this intense now, I can't imagine what the last one is going to be like!

Date: 2006-07-05 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluffymaru.livejournal.com

Okay...

proceeds to very slowly lower his head to Fai's face and start to bite the eye out.

AHH! Eww, eww, EWW!

Great summary, complete with witty commentary. Thanks!

Date: 2006-07-05 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairnsy-fic.livejournal.com
Have you seen the scans and full translation yet? They're up elsewhere already, and OMG ^_^

Date: 2006-07-05 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluffymaru.livejournal.com

Nooooooo, I haven't! I just woke up for work and saw this link. I'm sure by the time I get home my friend will have found a link. I am just about dying over there, though. It sounds like this fandom just hit an all-time ghey, and I do so love some good hurt/comfort.

Date: 2006-07-05 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairnsy-fic.livejournal.com
Scans: http://takadainmate.livejournal.com/72591.html

Translation: http://tammaiya.livejournal.com/286283.html

OMG. The translation rocks. The whole evilclone!Syoran threatening to eat Fai's other eye is so disturbing because it's drawn in a deliberately erotic manner. Eeee.

Date: 2006-07-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluffymaru.livejournal.com

<3 <3 <3

::sigh:: God, I love our fandoms...

Now go forth and fic, young one! I demand it!

Date: 2006-07-06 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
You're welcome for the summary, although I'm glad the scans got up fast; it's so much fun watching the fandom explode. XD

AHH! Eww, eww, EWW!

Heh. You know, I'm actually terrified of touching eyeballs; I can't use contacts or eyeliner, and I can't watch anyone else do it either. Yet I still hang out in CLAMP fandoms. Well, I suppose masochism is another fairly common theme in their series...

Date: 2006-07-05 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] augustfai.livejournal.com
OH, MY GOD.

Date: 2006-07-06 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andreaphobia.livejournal.com
HE ATE THE EYE!

Date: 2006-07-05 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andreaphobia.livejournal.com
AHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHH!

OMG! XO

Date: 2006-07-05 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cardcaptorkiki.livejournal.com
THANK YOU........ (that's really about all I can muster up and say XD)

Date: 2006-07-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiousciel.livejournal.com
Oooh, now I'm excited. And other Syaoran FINALLY turned up. Cheese whiz, take yer time buddy >_>

Date: 2006-07-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynical-coat.livejournal.com
I've been so far behind and not seeing/reading anything of Tsubasa... so I was like, 'okay, let's see what's up... I don't mind being spoilered...' O___O

Wow.
I've got catching up to do indeed... poor Fai...

Date: 2006-07-05 03:24 pm (UTC)
snowaltz: (Sakura/Syaoran)
From: [personal profile] snowaltz
Ok, up to this point, I only follow the anime cos' I'm really new to Tsubasa (and the local TV is not even showing the anime, I'm watching on YouTube). Please tell me that is the other!Syaoran who did all that. Fai's eye! Ouch!! And gross too.

And thanks for the summary =)

Date: 2006-07-05 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nikki-aino.livejournal.com
Bloody hell, have I been craving this! *3* Thank you, thank you a thousand times TT____TT
I'm going off to read the scans now, because I just cannot wait!

(the kuroxfai fangirl in me, I think she just squeeled her lungs out...if that's even possible XD)

Date: 2006-07-05 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] areku1993.livejournal.com
I'm kind of laughing like crazy (Either hysteria, or I just find the weirdest things funny. *Laughed when Cedric died in HP4*), but I'm like: OMFGFAI. And then: OMFG ITSY BITSY KUROFAI MOMENT.TT_TT I can't wait to make lots and lots and lots and lots of pretty things out of this chapter. (Will it be from Be With You Scans, or those other guys that aren't as cleaned out? XD)

Date: 2006-07-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nausicaa83.livejournal.com
Thanks a lot for the summary! ^^

Date: 2006-07-05 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calasstriastar.livejournal.com
Awwww!!!!!! KuroxFai moment!!! Thanks a ton for this summary!!!!!

Date: 2006-07-06 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] senefen.livejournal.com
Thanks for the summary!
I'm randomly in love with Real!Syaoran

I love this arc so much. All the X people, Syao-kun going crazy, lots of revelations & hostory plus we've still got the Syaoran's face off and Subaru to go! So Happy!

Date: 2006-07-09 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momoko-shugi.livejournal.com
I'm getting the scans for this if it KILLS me.....
Ta ta!
(Goes off to get herself killed via scan hunting)

Arigatou!

Date: 2006-07-27 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shizukuu-chan.livejournal.com

Wow...

I loved this chapter...really, it left me like this: O.O

Hehehe, you are a really nice person, I may not have commented before, since I didn't have a LJ account...

But now I do, and I must say I am really grateful for all your work! ^^

*bows*

Is there a chance... I can add you as a friend? ^^

Re: Arigatou!

Date: 2006-07-28 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridaceaena.livejournal.com
Ah, thank you! ^_^ That's terribly nice of you to say; I'm glad the summary was useful. That has to have been my absolute favorite chapter of the series so far; I was making little squeaking noises on the subway and getting funny looks the whole way to school.

I probably won't be able to provide special items much longer, since I'm moving back to America in a few weeks, but you're certainly welcome to friend me if you like! *would friend back enthusiastically*

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