Being a Choshu clan member Kusaka Touma wants Japan to develop good relations with foreign nations. To achieve this he attempts to learn English behind his clan039s back.Therefore Akizuki Keiichirou decides to become Kusaka039s teacher but their relationship soon grows into something stronger despite the fact that Akizuki works for Kusaka039s clan039s enemy the Tokugawa bakufu. He has a mild and gentle character which even doesn039t let him draw his sword altough his life is in danger. Despite being a proud manAkizuki doesn039t commit suicide because of his love for Kusaka. Kusaka hides him in a cottage near his house and takes care of him tough he039s depressed.Because of Akizuki039s attempts to commit suicideKusaka always keep an eye of him and continue loving him passionately.