Okay, so this is an excerpt from the drama cd “Ignorance is Bliss” (you can download and listen to the full thing here) that was released with DVD vol. 2 of Ten that has a Shizaya moment I really wanted to share. I won’t get into the details as I don’t really have plans to translate the whole cd word for word, but without spoiling it too much basically the plot ends with Izaya having some complicated plan he was pulling the strings for all along, thus leading a bunch of people (Tom, Vorona, Shizuo, Mairu and Kururi among them) to him, where he reveals everything in typical Izaya fashion.
Here is a part where something goes wrong – right before this he is antagonizing Shizuo but appears to have stepped on something (or maybe shot with something? hard to tell) in the water mid-taunt and injures himself pretty badly. The is the part in the audio and goes as follows:
Izaya: As usual, you’re as violent as ever. Shizu-chan, it’s too bad that I – <sound of something snapping, Izaya stumbles in pain> Ah! <gasping> I can’t stand…Ah? This is…weird…what…?
Mairu: Oh…Iza-nii…your face is really red.
Izaya: <in great pain> I’ve…collapsed…this is a first…
Mairu: Shizuo-san, aren’t you going to kill him now?
Shizuo: Oi, Flea. Today is the first time I’ve seen you look this pathetic in front of me. It would be low of me to fight someone who can’t even stand and is dizzy.
Mairu: Eh? You’re not gonna kill him?
Shizuo: [to Tom and Vorona] Alright, let’s go.
Izaya: <bitterly> Shizu-chan…taking pity on me, too, is the most painful joke…
okay i’ve listened to this and i need everyone to know that Izaya gets dizzy and collapses because he stayed in the bath for too long explaining his plan (and also waiting for everyone to get there). he stumbles while trying to get out of the bath.
also this takes place in an onsen and he’s in the bath so he’s presumably naked.
THANK YOU FOR THAT CONTEXT I WASN’T SURE WHERE THE FUCK HE WAS
ALSO THIS IS NOW 10000% BETTER, HERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS
A NAKED, PATHETIC IZAYA BEING A HUGE DORK