Name: Suoh Kusanagi
During the story: Noa drops her camera on the roof top, breaking it.
At the store that she goes to buy another one, she meets Suoh, a young man who owns the store. Not sure what it is about him
that draws her attention, Noa thinks Suoh looks lonely and she tries to find out more about him. But Suoh doesn't talk much,
especially about himself, making him mysteriously appealing to Noa. Suoh and Shuichi rent a room in the old building that
Shuichi took Noa to.
Background information: Suoh Kusanagi was born in a small village on the coast of Japan. The
Kusanagi family had been fishers for many generations. Kusanagi grew up in a small house with his father, older brother and
sister, his uncle and aunt. Kusanagi's mother died giving birth to him, his brother blames him for her death. His brother
would beat him up but his sister (the oldest child) would always put a stop to it.
Kusanagi grew up withdrawn from everybody
else, despite his sister's best efforts. At a young age his sister showed him some paintings that their mother had done. They
were all of the ocean, light houses, fishermen bringing in the catch of the day, and the like. His favorite past time became
looking at his mother's pictures and trying to imitate them. Kusanagi finally got to join his father, brother, and uncle on
their fishing trips when he was nine. By age fifteen he's very good and views himself as an expert. One day he's out by himself
and he gets caught in a sudden storm, his boat capsize and he almost drowns. After two days of floating in the water he's
washed on to the beach. When he becomes conscious his sister tells him that their father and uncle went out on the ocean to
find him, but they drowned.
Kusanagi's brother blames him, and for the first time he starts to wonder if his mothers death
really is his fault, along with his father and uncle. For a while he stays and tries to go on like everything is normal, but
since the storm Kusanagi has developed a fear of water and can't continue fishing, so he leaves the village of his youth and
Eventually, Kusanagi moves to the city and opens up a camera shop. Because he's short on money he puts
an add in the paper looking for a room mate. Shuichi is the only one who replies to it, they've been room mates for a year.
An updated and more detailed bio is being worked on.
The original story that spawned BOL was a one shot short story about an american girl who had a crush on a boy who worked
in a flower shop and was avoiding her two fiance's one picked by each of her parents.
The girl was atracted to the quite and mysterius boy and wanted to become as close to him as she could, but kept getting
interrupted by a prince charming and biker bad boy.
When EJ decided to turn that story into a shojo comedy the flower shop boy became Suoh.