Shortly after he finishes the rewrite of Air Chrysalis, Tengo meets Komatsu in a café. Tengo admits that he enjoyed doing the rewrite and feels good about the product, but he is still worried about a possible scandal. He suggests withdrawing the piece from the new writers competition. Komatsu refuses. He says that the rewrite is too brilliant to suppress. At this point, it would be “a crime” to keep such a great piece of literature out of the public eye.
Komatsu offers only one critique of Tengo’s rewrite. At the end of the story, the...
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