Kosei and Nagi’s duet has carried thoughts and feelings to the most precious people in the musicians’ lives. The words, “please play with me again” from Kosei give Kaori a small ray of hope. As Kosei competes to qualify for the Eastern Japan Piano Competition in December, Kaori begins her difficult rehabilitation. Each of them starts a challenging walk forward. Will the coming winter bring healing or hardship?
By Naoshi Arakawa