One day, I fell in love with Junno. It was sudden - I was new to fandom and Kame was basically all I was interested in (Kame and Ueda's music) - but then, one day I took my eyes off Kame, and they landed on Junno and this interview. It's a simple interview, and perhaps that's why I after all these years, I still remember what Junno said: - I can relate;
"My ideal love would be one without sadness. In my opinion, number one happiness is to be ordinarily together".
Somehow, from this one line I'd always pictured Junno to be someone who would give-up the world and its riches just so he can go and live a quiet and peaceful life somewhere - in a one bedroom apartment, a hut... anywhere, as long as he's happy.
This is probably why it's not a total surprise that he wants to stop being an idol and or even stay away from the spotlight ~ as long as he can he happy (alone or with company).
And so, as Junno officially leaves us, I feel like I should repost that interview; It's a simple interview, but I love the simplicity and the slice and the life feeling to it~ and on a side note, this interview was used as the backdrop for many of my JunDa slice of life fanfics XD
“I feel that if you overcome distress, you’ll be able to grow.”
- Sad Love
I used to admire those bittersweet loves when I was a middle or high school student but now I want to try a dramatic passion like those shown on Korean Doramas. “The both of us will overcome suffering together” kind of feeling. Experiencing that kind of love, I have the feeling will make us both grow up.
Recently, I cried watching the digest version of “Fuyu no Sonata” (Winter Sonata). Wanting to see the one you love but not being able to see him/her is often shown in doramas but it’s still very painful. Lately, people feel lonely if they don’t have someone to love but that’s not my case. Whether there is or isn’t someone, I try to have fun by myself. I would rather be in love because there are emotions shared but as well as you have enjoyableness you also have hardships which can become many.
- Not wanting to be sad
However, if I can’t meet her or talk to her I am not the type who gets jealous because I want to believe in the person I love. I, myself, am not a person who gets angry so I won’t fight either. If something happens I think the best is to talk things out. I don’t usually have discords with the person I like when I am in love.
That’s why, even though I cry watching Korean doramas, if such distress were to happen in reality and my partner was sad, my ideal love would be one without sadness. In my opinion, number one happiness is to be ordinarily together.
At the time I read this, I remember how I wondered if after 2plus years, if he would still think the same way.
Well, I guess I finally got my answer. I'll truly miss this simple, ordinary, happy man.