Slaver’s Series Vol. 1: Slaver’s Kiss
Morikawa Toshiyuki x Sakurai Takahiro
森川智之 x 櫻井孝宏
Rating: Recommended for angst, fiesty uke and people who like master-slave relationships. (Warnings: non-con but I think this will encourage even more people to pick up this cd LOL~)
Quick Summary: (No ending spoilers)
Kurahashi Shuuichi 倉橋柊一 (Sakurai Takahiro), a beautiful, young heir of a company President loses his inheritance to to another man of his same age, Takanari Saeki 冴木鷹成 (Morikawa Toshiyuki) after his ailing father hands over the company and all his possessions to him before death. Saeki has served as Shuuichi’s servant since they were fifteen and now he holds the power over Shuuichi and the remaining members of his family. Ordered by Saeki to become his sex slave, Shuuichi has no choice but to submit his body to him, promising himself he will never forgive Saeki and will take back all that he has stolen. Even as his hatred for Saeki grows, Shuuichi cannot help but admire the man’s strength and abilities and the hardwork he put in for the company. Will Shuuichi have what it takes to overcome this cunning man whom even his father had acknowledged and fend off the other men who are also lusting after his beauty?
Comments with detailed spoilers (by request ^^)
I just realised that this story is rather long x_x when I was writing a detailed summary. After I completed the first part, I was re-reading and editing it and found myself feeling quite tired with what I wrote *_* Eeks. That’s bad. I decided I should try to make the text more engaging by weaving the details into the comments instead. So here goes :)
Slaver’s Kiss is volume one of a five-part series by novelist Katoh Elena (華藤えれな), followed by Slaver’s Lover, Freezing Eye (Side-story of two sub-characters), Slaver’s Nude, Slaver’s Dear and Slaver’s Grace. So far, only the first 3 volumes were made into BLCDs.
The main draw of the series for me is definitely the casting of Morikawa Toshiyuki and Sakurai Takahiro as the leads. These two seiyuus have fantastic chemistry when they are paired together in BL roles. Fangirls of Final Fantasy, where Morimori voices Sephiroth and Sakupyon as Cloud, have a field day because Morimori is said to use the same tone as Sephiroth in Slaver’s Kiss when he “terrorises” Shuuichi in his kichiku 鬼畜 best. Lol~ Although Cloud isn’t as helpless as Shuuichi in Slaver’s Kiss, the angst and determination they share definitely comes across. *grins*
Back to the story.
Saeki and Shuuichi shared a complicated master-servant relationship that dated back almost 8 years before Saeki took over his company and made Shuuichi his (love) slave instead. The two first met each other on a cold, winter’s day when young Saeki made his way from Hakodate to Tokyo to look for his mother. Standing and shivering in front of Kurahashi mansion where his mother was employed as a servant, the boy felt despair and questioned his own purpose for being there. He realised that his presence would not have made any difference to the fact that his mother had abandoned him. Suddenly, a car pulled up near the entrance and a boy dressed up like an angel, called out to him and handed him his coat. Wearing only a thin piece of clothing and jeans, Saeki would have refused charity from the rich but the boy’s smile was sincere and he accepted the coat, promising to return it. And the boy replied, “Christmas next year then!” To Saeki, this encounter was like a Christmas miracle. In the end, he did not meet his mother and returned home. Later, he found out that the boy was Kurahashi Shuuichi.
A year later, Saeki became the top student in the whole country. His mother had passed away and Shuuichi’s father took him into the Kurahashi mansion (which was the size of a castle in Saeki’s words). Saeki would attend the same priviledged school as Shuuichi and look after his needs as well as Shuuichi’s younger brother Kikyo (Yuuki Hiro). Thus the two boys met again on the day Shuuichi celebrated his fifteenth birthday. However, Shuuichi had no recollection of their first meeting. He found himself feeling unease and displeasure as Saeki looked at him with eyes of a wild beast. Very soon after, Saeki appeared to treat him, the young master, with respectful distance and performed his daily duties as a servant.
Seven years later. Saeki continued to serve both Shuuichi and Kikyo. And as Saeki grew older, he became tall and manly in physique, similar to Shuuichi’s father while Shuuichi looked beautiful and slender like his mother. Shuuichi also became acutely aware of Saeki’s excellence in his studies. Shuuichi had never overtaken the young man academically no matter how hard he studied. This hurt his pride deeply and he could not help behaving coldly towards Saeki despite his envy and admiration for his ability. Once Saeki saw Shuuichi weeping in frustration over his loss of top position to him yet again. Shocked at how much he was affecting his young master, Saeki made a resolution to always top Shuuichi in everything he did, so that he would always come first in his mind even if it was motivated by hatred. What a strange preoccupation and budding sadistic love… lol~
The young men shared a tender moment without strife once. Trapped in school with Saeki due to a power failure during a stormy night, claps of thunder paralysed Shuuichi who had a nurtured this fear due to an incident in the past. They huddled together for warmth in the cold as Shuuichi’s fear made him drop his hurtful pride towards Saeki…
After graduating from the university, it was time for Shuuichi to start work at his father’s company. The company was found to be deeply in debt and much to everybody’s surprise, Shuuichi’s father ordered him to start from the bottom level of the company and work his way up. Saeki, on the other hand, was named the Vice President of the company as he had been working at the company secretly for the past four years. After the announcement, Shuuichi’s father who had been hiding his illness, fell gravely ill and was hospitalised.
Shuuichi’s uncle requested for Shuuichi to join him in toppling Saeki but the young man believed his father must have a reason for appointing him as the Vice President. When he visited his father, he overheard the older man thanking Saeki and promising to hand over the company to him the next day. Everybody involved in Shuuichi’s uncle’s plot was asked to leave as Saeki asserted his ownership over the Kurahashi company. Shuuichi too was told not to come to work any more. Shocked but powerless at what happened, Shuuichi did not know how to retaliate.
A week later, Shuuichi’s father passed away. Before Shuuichi could pick up the pieces of what was left of his life, Saeki cornered him with an offer he could not refuse. If Shuuichi wanted to keep the painful truth from his mother who was weak in health and to secure his younger brother, Kikyo’s future, Shuuichi was to become his slave. He would live together with Saeki and take care of his daily needs.
Although Shuuichi was angry and unwilling, he had no choice but to agree.
Shuuichi: “From today onwards, I belong to you, master.”
As he knelt down to kiss the back of Saeki’s hand to profess his subjugation as a slave… the poor guy had completely no idea what it really meant to be a slave to Saeki… Why, you must have sex with him of course!
[cue sadistic seme laughter]
So that very night, Shuuichi was raped as a fact that he was now Saeki’s “property”.
Shuuichi: “Do you hate me that much [to want to do this to me]?”
Saeki: “How is that possible? I like you so much… ♥ (Masaka… daisuki desu yo)”
Well, tell that to someone you’re going to rape and ask them how convincing your love is…
Anyway, this is one of the best rape scenes I’ve ever heard in a BLCD. Morimori was intimiating and you can hear his beastly hunger *slurp* and Sakupyon’s voice was quivering with fear, despair and anger as he struggled against Saeki. The first time I heard him, I had goosebumps *_* and felt bad for the character. Well, I still do… in a way. Ah~ how I love a fiesty uke. Shuuichi was cursing Saeki throughout his ordeal. Sakupyon was just too awesome here ♥ Go~ enjoy it, fellow pervs!
For the days that followed, Shuuichi just could not understand why Saeki wanted sex everyday, since they were both men. Saeki continued masking his real intentions towards Shuuichi and said that as a man, Shuuichi was a beauty and he enjoyed his lovely body very much *sweat* Upset that Saeki kept him naked in the house like a prisoner without even a change of clothes, the two men got into an argument. In the end, Saeki allowed Shuuichi to return home and retrieve his belongings. Forced to swallow his pride and ridiculed by Saeki for behaving like a prostitute to get what he wanted, Shuuichi suffered much humiliation to convince Saeki to let him work in the company.
At the office, Shuuichi ran into his sempai (upperclassman), Yamawaki Shigeru (Narita Ken) who was working in another department in the company. He had treated him kindly back when they were in school but they lost contact when he left the country suddenly. Little did Shuuichi know that this man also had ulterior motives towards him. Seriously, Shuuichi was the only one who was oblivious to the effect he had on the libido of these men. But thanks to Yamawaki-sempai, we get to enjoy very hot, non-con office lunchtime man-sex when Saeki got angry with Shuuichi for having lunch with Yamawaki.*shrugs*
Saeki: “It is necessary to make you to understand your place as my slave… again.”
[Gaa~ Hot, non-con office man-sex]
Saeki: “If you make so much noise, people in the next room will be able to hear you…”
I can just imagine that sadistic grin on Saeki’s face as he silenced Shuuichi’s mouth with his hand while he continued thrusting into him. *perving uncontrollably, somebody save me!*
Shuuichi: “I… will never forgive you!!!” *muffled moans ♥*
In keeping with what we expect in a BL universe, although Shuuichi was an unwilling partner in the master-slave relationship, his body was beginning to enjoy all the sexual loving it was given by a skillful seme. And coupled with his envy and admiration for Saeki and occasional times when Saeki showed feelings of gentleness towards him, Shuuichi became confused. Should we blame Saeki’s unhappy and deprived childhood as a cause for his inability to express love for Shuuichi in a normal way? ^^;;;
Yamawaki looked Shuuichi up at Saeki’s mansion and confessed his love for him. Yamawaki broke down the door and offered his rescue. Physically and mentally worn-out by all that had happened to him, Shuuichi dropped his guard and followed Yamawaki home, abandoning all the responsibilities that had been weighing on his shoulders. Unfortunately for Shuuichi, he discovered that Yamawaki had been plotting with his uncle to frame Saeki by planting false evidence from within the company. Unable to accept such underhanded methods, Shuuichi tried to leave but was captured instead. Yamawaki revealed that Saeki foiled his plans to sleep with Shuuichi seven years ago and he regretted not killing Saeki with his Japanese sword at that time. Saeki was injured so badly he had to be hospitalised, while Yamawaki was banished overseas for his deed. Shocked at the revelation, Shuuichi wondered why Saeki never uttered a word about the incident when he asked Saeki about the huge scar across his chest.
Before Yamawaki could go further with Shuuichi, Saeki burst into the room and stopped him in his tracks. What followed were police sirens. In retaliation, Yamawaki opened fire at Shuuichi but Saeki jumped in front of him and took the two gunshots in his place. (Narita Ken’s crazy laughter was awesome lol~)
Saeki was badly wounded in the stomach by one of the bullets but he was lucky as the other bullet was deflected away from his heart by a metal plate he was carrying in his breast pocket. When Shuuichi saw the metal plate, he recalled that it was a Christmas souvenir he received during a church event where he dressed up as an angel. He had left the souvenir in the coat pocket and finally remembered that it was Saeki that he had met at his doorstep. He began to emphathise with what Saeki had gone through and wondered if his behaviour towards Saeki might have been the cause for his coldness towards him. Honestly, this isn’t the right time to feel sorry for your arch enemy now, is it?
Anyway, Saeki survived and in a moment of weakness, believed that he would probably never obtain Shuuichi’s love. He even decided to let Shuuichi go without penalties, promising the well-being of his family. But Shuuichi refused, saying that he wanted to be able to take the company and his possessions back by his own strength! Oh well, our uke is a real softie and sweet boy at heart. No wonder his father could not entrust the company to him. ^^;;;
Looking at Shuuichi’s crying face, Saeki professed his devotion to Shuuichi without overtly expressing his love.
Saeki: “If you run away, I’ll catch up to you and make you mine again.”
And If you refuse to leave, I will follow you no matter where you go and continue to chain you to me, no matter how much you hate it, that’s right, for as long as I live.
So this part of the story ended with Saeki and Shuuichi kissing and continuing their master-slave relationship…
Phew~ finally… the end of volume 1! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. As for volume 2 of BLCDs Slaver’s Lover (Zenpen and Kouhen), let’s leave that for another day… ^^;;
Related drama cds: Slaver’s Lover (Zenpen & Kouhen), Freezing Eye, and Slaver’s Nude