I made it back home. That little familiar popped up with a huge smile on her face.
“Welcome home!” she said. Oh yeah, that’s right. She’s still here. She probably hadn’t followed me because I disappeared into another plane. At least, that’s what I think happened. That little familiar looked up at me as if waiting for me to give her a command. It feels weird that she even exists. What am I going to do with her? I rubbed my forehead. It just keeps piling up on me, doesn’t it? From what I have seen, it’s only going to get worse.
I looked down at my wrist. The coloring is starting to go away. It doesn’t itch anymore either. The girls have been really helpful. So far, it’s just been kissing from them. Still, I don’t know how long that will last. I’m starting to remember sleeping with them all. That’s not the only thing I am starting to remember.
Things have been going too fast. The sins didn’t come until fall. Something’s not right. Did we miss something? I can’t think of what it is. There’s so much going on. I’m trying to keep up but it’s making my head hurt. (Well, not really. But you get what I’m saying.) I feel stuck. Cheri and them are trying to help me but it can only go so far. I can’t use the Dollars to help me. Too risky.
I walked over to my futon and flopped down. This just keeps getting worse, doesn’t it? I can’t escape it, can I? Something poked me in the cheek. I turned my head to see her again. She looks worried about me. It’s so strange. She’s only known me for a few days, and she cares about me. I still don’t understand why. I have been trying to ignore her. But she still stays by my side.
I smiled and patted her on the head.
“I’m so sorry,” I said. “There’s just so much on my mind. You came at a bad time.” She looked at me with those big brown eyes. I replayed Emily’s death in my head. If I had just gotten there sooner…
I shut my eyes.
No, I can’t get hung up on that. I have to try and stop this mess before things get worse. A start would be to try and find a use for her. I opened my eyes.
“Your name is going to be Hikira,” I said. She tilted her head.
“Hikira?” she asked. Her tone sounds like she’s heard me say that before.
“Yeah,” I said. Hikira bowed her head.
“Okay, that will be my name,” she said. For once in a few days, I started to smile.