Suburban Senshi iChat #1251: “Bittersweet Memories”
#1251: “Bittersweet Memories”


 Tue Oct 02 06:42 2007 - Logging Started (suburbansenshi-chat)

IrnChef_Jovian> *sighs*
[gTV] C'est_la_V> What's wrong, Mako-chan??
IrnChef_Jovian> *counts back slowly...*
IrnChef_Jovian> 2007...
IrnChef_Jovian> 1985...
IrnChef_Jovian> It's been 22 years since that plane crash...
[gTV] C'est_la_V> *nods softly, realizing what Mako-chan is talking about*
IrnChef_Jovian> All this time, most of my family's things were left back home in Osaka, because there was no room to bring them down to the apartment in Tokyo, y'know?
IrnChef_Jovian> My uncle was taking care of stuff, but now he wants to move.
IrnChef_Jovian> So I had to go up there this weekend, and sort things out.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Are you okay??
IrnChef_Jovian> I dunno
IrnChef_Jovian> After my parents... well, he didn't touch anything, saying it was all my inheritance.
IrnChef_Jovian> in '99 the trust vested and I got control of everything, but I never went up there to look at any of it.
IrnChef_Jovian> I just... couldn't.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> That's the trust you were living off of when you were in school??
IrnChef_Jovian> Ya... my uncle stood in for me so I could have my own place and such, but all the bills came from that.
IrnChef_Jovian> So... it was like... having to go up there and dispose of things that were a big part of my parents' lives.
IrnChef_Jovian> It felt wrong, y'know?
[gTV] C'est_la_V> I don't... mama and papa are still around...
IrnChef_Jovian> Well it's something I don't wish on ya.
IrnChef_Jovian> So many familar sights and smells... to hold the stuff in your hand that you know your pop liked to work with...
IrnChef_Jovian> Tools, and items, and things that were precious to him..
IrnChef_Jovian> And then to have to chuck it because there's no room, no way to take it back with you.
IrnChef_Jovian> It hurts.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Mako-chan...
IrnChef_Jovian> I mean, it hasta be done, right? There's no way. But it's like... kind of a finality.
IrnChef_Jovian> I mean living in Tokyo all the time, with the house bein' in Osaka, it always felt like they were still there, just... not in touch, y'know?
IrnChef_Jovian> I mean, I'd been in Tokyo so long my accent even faded away by Junior High.
IrnChef_Jovian> But to go back... it just hammered everything home...
IrnChef_Jovian> I'd just realized they were gone! ^_^;;
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Mako-chan...
IrnChef_Jovian> Man, ya gotta tsukkomu me on that
[gTV] C'est_la_V> hee
[gTV] C'est_la_V> *smacks Mako-chan on the back of the head*
IrnChef_Jovian> ^___^
IrnChef_Jovian> I'm okay, I guess
IrnChef_Jovian> We accumulate so much stuff over a lifetime, don't we?
IrnChef_Jovian> I feel bad about putting that to waste.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Ne, ne...
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Your parents got things that made them happy.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> They enjoyed them.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> They don't use them now.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> They wouldn't want you to suffer carrying all their things everywhere you go..
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Your suffering would make them sad, right??
IrnChef_Jovian> I guess...
[gTV] C'est_la_V> I guess cherish the herlooms and things that make you happiest when you look at them...
[gTV] C'est_la_V> I dunno, this isn't something I had to deal with...
IrnChef_Jovian> No, it makes sense
IrnChef_Jovian> *hugs Mina-P*
[gTV] C'est_la_V> ^^ I haven't been called that in a long time!!
IrnChef_Jovian> ^_^
IrnChef_Jovian> Well I have things to take care of, bbl!
[gTV] C'est_la_V> See you Mako-chan!!

 IrnChef_Jovian is away: Memories can be sad but happy too

FireFly_9> That was touching, Sempai.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Ano... why didn't you say something if you were larking there?
FireFly_9> "lurking"
[gTV] C'est_la_V> That too...
FireFly_9> Because I don't know Makoto-san all that well, and she's your best friend.
FireFly_9> Also, I've been updating my homepage.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> You have a homepage?!!?
FireFly_9> Yes, remember back in 2004 when most of us started blogs and then promptly forgot about them?
[gTV] C'est_la_V> Hai, hehehe~
FireFly_9> Well since I don't really have time for social networking and the like, I've repurposed it to catalog the internet videos that are put out here from time to time.
FireFly_9> Here, have a look.
[gTV] C'est_la_V> *loads*
[gTV] C'est_la_V> ...
FireFly_9> What
[gTV] C'est_la_V> "Hah! Having lived with Minako-sempai I remember this incident well, and relish it. "
[gTV] C'est_la_V>
FireFly_9> eheh... heheh

 FireFly_9 is away: Oh my look at the time, must dash

[gTV] C'est_la_V> -You run.-

 Tue Oct 02 08:36 2007 - Logging Stopped (suburbansenshi-chat)

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