Teacher Onizuka volume 14 - Cover: Group pics consisting of
Azusa Fuyutsuki, Anko Uehara, Aoi Fukada and Fuyumi Kujirakawa.
Lesson #107: A life full with sadness
(Onizuka bathing in nude at his penthouse)
(Hiroshi) Uchiyamada is at the hospital after he is nearly
drowned. He tried to return to the hotel but stopped by the
nurse, as she explained that he is under heavy stress and
need to take a rest. After the nurse leaves his room, he thinks
that he has never have a good rest for the last few years
after he was promoted as a principal. He remembers that whether
he is at home or at the school, the teacher and his family
always make his life hell.
He suddenly thinks about why he becomes a teacher, and that
his dreams had never come true, and no ex-students of him
had ever contacted him again. Suddenly some of his blood veins
snapped, and he feels the pain, and he started to calm himself.
He lie down on his bed, and started to see the blue sky from
the window. Looking at the blue sky, he started to remember
about his neighbor who has build their house in a way; it
blocked his view of the sky from his bedroom. He also blamed
one of his neighbors for excessive noise.
He then remembers, when he bought the house, the broker told
him that there will be no project be done near his house.
But after moving, a highway project suddenly appears, and
also high-tension electricity wires, which makes him bald.
And the thing that pissed him off most is his family. He cursed
at his wife, for having the meat seller to come everyday when
he is not at home, on the reason that he is delivering the
meats but his wife never cook any meat in the meals. He also
doubts why his wife must wear lipsticks just to wait for the
meat seller. And then his daughter who always bathed Eikichi
just before he take his bath, making Eikichi' fur spread all
over him, and hard to wash. Her daughter also used his underwear
to clean Eikichi' shits, as if she want to make fun of him.
He wondered why the world is torturing him; instable politics,
economics and stuff. Also he always heard teachers are being
blamed for the indiscipline of the students. Uchiyamada blamed
the media for the root of all students' trouble, for showing
inappropriate programs in TV, and also manga, which is full
with obscenities. He is so angry with the current generation
for such low morals, he started to fall, and the nurses rushed
to tend to him. They get him back to his room, and asked him
to just rest.
Back at his bed, he wonders, why he must work anymore, because
his life is worthless, and asked himself about his dreams.
Suddenly, the door is opened, and a female student comes in.
He asked her who she is, and she replied that she is a 4th
class student Megumi Asakura. She added, that she comes and
bring the flowers so he can become calmer and have some rest.
She asked if she can use the glass to put the flower, and
he let her. Meanwhile, he is thinking that (Eikichi) Onizuka
sent her as a spy to spy on him, and that Onizuka wanted to
use girls as bait.
He suspected that Onizuka must have something in the flowers
that is dangerous, and that he will not be tricked. Suddenly,
one of the flowers falls, and she bowed to take it, showing
her panties to him. Uchiyamada started to accuse Onizuka of
trying to use his students to seduce him, but vowed that he
will not be defeated, even that he liked it. After putting
the flowers, she started to approach him. Uchiyamada started
to panic, asking what she wants. She asked him if she remembers
her, and he replied that his memory is not good. She reached
for his comforter, and he screamed for her to let go.
She then exclaimed that he had forgotten her, and she added
that he had told her a story, as she pulled the comforter
to cover him. He is puzzled. She explained that he had told
her the story of the sunflower, and that she is sad that he
had forgotten her. She explained that when she first moved
to the school, without any friends, she always stared at the
sunflowers in the school garden. He then comes, and told her
about the sunflower story, and that story give her determination
to go on, and make more friends, and she feel very thankful
Uchiyamada is stunned, as she started to leave him, saying
that she hoped that he will be cured fast, and she leave just
as the nurse come in, who seems to recognize her. Seeing that,
he asked the nurse if she knows the student, and he nurse
replied that it is she who donated blood to him. Uchiyamada
is stunned, as she explained that when the hospital runs out
of blood, she comes to donate some to him. The nurse added
that the girl had told her that she wanted to become a teacher
like Uchiyamada. Uchiyamada is silent now, and he blamed himself
for suspecting the girl.
He started to wonder what have happened to him, the one who
has arrived in the teaching profession 29 years ago. He vowed
that he would start all over again. Suddenly, he tells the
nurse that he wants to return to his students at the hotel,
and the nurse understands. She replied that she will tell
the administrators, and warned him not to take it too hard,
and Uchiyamada remarked that he would do just fine. As he
walked to the door, suddenly the door breaks, kicked by Onizuka
who wanted to visit Uchiyamada because he has only heard that
he is in the hospital. Uchiyamada is hit by the force, and
fainted. The nurse is stunned, and Onizuka is astonished that
Uchiyamada is bleeding, and doctors started to come and tended