||[23 Mar 2005|06:05pm]
With the sun warming her shoulders, and school to her back, Makoto found herself feeling a little better. Her gaze went from being downcast to looking thoughtfully to either side of her as the group passed the various gardens and homes, the white concrete glowing warmly in the light of the afternoon, a slight breeze pushing small pink petals through the air, the sound of traffic distant and the smell of food from nearby shops making her happy to be coming along for the picnic, Katrina or not.
The girl's being here, now that Makoto thought about it, seemed almost fitting. The thought would've made her laugh, had she been in a better mood (though her current one was improving with each step - she might be laughing hysterically by the time they reached the park). Minako had invited Katrina along in an incredibly kind gesture, having likely seen a bit of herself in the new girl. And, although she was oblivious to Katrina's attempts at flirting with Mamoru, Usagi seemed to be getting through to her with the same friendliness that had gotten to Makoto years earlier.
"Ne, Mako-chan, is something wrong?" Minako asked. "You don't seem quite like yourself today. Do you wanna talk about it?"
"Oh, no, I just had a bad day, is all. I'm sorry," she said, offering a smile.
She was about to say more when she heard somebody call to Ami. Looking around confusedly, she saw a boy waving at them from afar, though she could not make out who it was. She squinted, but it did not help.
"Ami, who is that?"
"I will meet you in the park," she replied, turning from the group with a wave and hurrying toward him. Makoto cast a glance over her shoulder at Ami, shrugging as the girl walked way. And, still watching with curiosity, she bumped hard into the back of Mamoru, who had stopped at the entrance to the park. Her knees buckled in surprise, feet snapping against the heels of his shoes, and she backed away apologetically, laughing in embarrassment.
"Woah, I'm sorry, Mamoru! I wasn't watching where I was going."
(EDIT: Fixed spelling, and some lousy word repetition in paragraph 2.)
The bug or zombification or whatever I had finally passed, so I'm back, and pretty well caught up with what's going on. Though, I have had one question I keep meaning to ask. I did not see much of Sailor Moon after R concluded (mostly because S really annoys me, dubbed or otherwise), so I gotta ask - did the girls keep their memories after the events of S/SuperS/Sailor Stars? Cuz I know they didn't remember squat at the start of R - they had to be reminded, but I dunno if that's a recurring theme with each season or not. So, at this point in our little RP, do they still have their memories about being the sailor senshi? That's a really, really convoluted question, sorry.