It’s been four years since she left her
home country, not once did she regret it given what happened. It was always the
same over there, a smile here and there, people staring at her because of her
beauty and sweet nature. She hated it so much. It sickened her to her very
But she never did complain after all what
was the point?
Although she did her best to help those who
needed help, especially when there were some who needed help but were ignored.
Not by her though and that left her with some people wanting to know the real
Where to start this though? How did this
need to leave her home country begin?
Well it’s quite simple really; it started
with a fox who she considered a friend only he was just like them. He used her
and hurt her without thinking about the consequences, forgetting that they had
an age difference, forgetting that she had boundaries-but enough of that.
Right now Moira Hikari was heading back to
Japan on a visit, why? To visit her grandfather like figure Mikage. Given that she
hadn’t seen him in four years, it was understandable and he never did once
complain except for one occasion followed by a once a years worth of events that
had left her and her family almost guilty. After all compared to him her uncle
Mizuki had stayed with them as her mother’s familiar until he was asked to go
back to Mikage’s shrine two years ago, neither liked it one bit but there was
nothing that they could do. Meanwhile uncle Shinjirou had visited them from
time to time. Despite all that the family wasn’t visiting her grandpa out of
pettiness, it was because that place brought memories and paranoia leading her
to feel like she was no longer safe there. She was left with doing nothing but
taking pills or was forced to see a therapist to deal with her problems, it
wasn’t what she had in mind but it beat having to see HIS face again.
None of her family made any comments about
leaving, least of all to the friends of the family.
As soon as she moved to an disclosed
location she immediately began to get started on being homeschooled due to the
issues that had been created thanks to what HE did to her, but not once did she
or her family alert the authorities in order to rouse suspicion. The last
things she wanted were people to judge or torment her because of what happened,
so in order to stay safe her parents had suggested homeschooling. It was
working so far and she was able to study while taking proper care of herself
until THAT day arrived.
In truth it had been the most scariest and
most painfulness day she had ever had to endure, but she survived. Not just for
her family but because someone was now relying on her, an eleven year old of
all things was being relied on by someone who was new to this world that can
often be cruel and malicious. However the world did display care and joy, which
was something that she wanted to offer. Even as she was homeschooled while caring
for this person at the same tiem, she would always try to stay strong for that
person. That person needed her to be there and it was never easy during those
years. But she was now coping to the point that she was now starting to rely
less on the meds and more on bringing joy to that person’s life.
At times she was exhausted and was sure
that she was going to give up at times but her family would always try to be
supportive, and help her in her darkest hours after all. Who knew how to look
after someone from such a young age, one who wasn’t even a young adult. She had
been eleven when that role had been thrusted onto her shoulders; but she was
glad that her family had let this person stay. Yes she was young but as soon as
this person arrived, just looking at the person had then given her a reason to
want to live more for that person’s sake and that’s what she was going to do.
Now in japan she was currently going to
stay in a hotel with her family while she went up to the Mikage Shrine, her
goal was to meet her grandfather discretely while making sure that no one would
recognize her. But then again who would?
Moira had long black hair that was jagged
on the ends, a no sleeved navy shirt, over the shirt was a white jacket, she
also wore black jogging pants and black trainers with navy blue socks.
She smiled at the person who she was
holding hands with, the person then looked up at her with curious eyes but had
an eager smile on their face as their ears twitched from exploring the area she
once lived in.
This person was no older than four years
old boy, one who had white hair that was short but went up to his neck, he had
bluish grey eyes that like her held a sense of innocence. He wore a white hat
that covered his ears and would often hold it as he walked due to being shy, he
also white shirt, light blue shorts, white socks and white trainers. He was a
child for sure but he was very innocent and had a condition that made him age
very slowly, not that it was any problem. It just meant that he would take
longer than usual to grow and develop, both physically and mentally compared to
other kitsunes. It was rare though that some kitsunes were known to have this
genetic condition and there was no risk of danger to his health at all which
left Moira and her family at ease.
The child’s ears flicked a bit while his
tail moved as they walked up the steps until Moira had to carry him since he
was very tired, not that it was any surprise given that he was very young to
even be walking all those long sets of steps.
Once up the steps she allowed him to walk
for a bit and explore while she followed slowly, she looked to her right and
saw the picturesque scenery. In truth Moira did miss this area and it's clean
air but things changed which had forced her to leave.
“Mama!” the child chirped before hugging
her leg and looked up with eager eyes causing her to smile widely, kneeling
down she hugged him and kissed his head.
“Yes Hiko?” Moira asked as she looked at
him with amused eyes.
“What’s in there?” Hiko asked as he pointed
to the shrine, Moira looked at what he was pointing at and smiled.
“That’s a shrine, it’s where your great
grandpa lives” Moira explains as she holds his hand, Hiko however tilts his
head cutely and shows that he’s confused.
“Shrine?” he asks sounding curious.
“Yup! It’s a building where people go to
pray” Moira replied with a light chuckle.
“Can we look inside?” Hiko asked as he
looked at the building, his ears twitching and his tail wagging from excitement
of what the shrine had to offer from the inside. Which to Moira’s surprise had
not changed a bit much to her glee.
“Why not, we did say that we were going to
visit him” Moira smiled causing his eyes to go wide with unrestrained excitement.
“Yay!” Hiko cheered before he ran towards
the shrine. Moira smiled and walked a few steps behind to watch him.
“Moira?” A soft voice caught her attention
just as she reached the door; she then turned to face the person who called her
name. After all, no one she knew was suppose to know that she was here. So who
would recognize her?
As soon as Moira saw the person who called
her. She like her breathing had immediately slowed down to the point that
looked like she wasn’t breathing at all; the girl’s smile that had once
appeared had now vanished within seconds. While her heart and stomach plummeted
sharply from who she was seeing.