QLeft.png Amaterasu, ruler of the heavens, hides within her cave to plunge the world into darkness, then reappears to bathe it in light. She is the literal embodiment of the sun shining down on the world. QRight.png


Another Year Together

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
............


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Ngh... No, Hikari-chan! Don't go...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
......?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Mt. Fuji is...too dangerous... without an...oxygen tank...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Are you talking in your sleep?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
That sounds like some dream, Karen.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
But it's not safe to walk around unconscious. Time to wake up.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Wha...?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hikari...chan?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Finally awake?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Ugh, my eyes are all bleary...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? Wait this isn't my room.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
You don't even remember getting out of bed?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I remember it was past midnight when I got in it. I'm sooo sleepy...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
This might help with that.


*swish*
Karen (icon).png Karen:
Gah!? It's so bright!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
You're the one who wanted to see the first sunrise of the year.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
......! Ohh, RIGHT! So that's why you brought me here!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Thanks, Hikari-chan!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
*squeeze*


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
K-Karen! Is something wrong? I appreciate the hug, but...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'm holding onto you so you don't fly away.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
What are you talking about?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
So, in my dream, you sprouted these HUGE wings!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
And you flew off to Mt. Fuji like WHOOSH!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Is that why I needed an oxygen tank?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Oh? Wait, how do you know that!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
You were talking in your sleep. Loudly.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
"No, Hikari-chan! Don't go..."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
"Mt. Fuji is...too dangerous... without an oxygen tank..."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
And...scene.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hey, c'mon! It's not MY fault you insisted on eating mapo eggplant on top of Mt. Fuji!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Or that Kaoruko-chan's folding fans were spinning all over the place, OR that a giant Tendo-san lumbered out of Mt. Fuji's shadow...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Or that... That... Look, a lot things happened, okay!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
That's a strange dream.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yeah, but thinking back on it now, taking trip to the top of Mt. Fuji actually sounds pretty cool


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I won't stop you next time, if you promise to take me with you!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
To Mt. Fuji...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
It's a deal. Let's reach the top together. The two of us.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yay!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Let's show this year what we've got! We're gonna shine brighter than the morning sun


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Well said. Let's make it a wonderful year, Karen


Karen (icon).png Karen:
We've got this, Hikari-chan!

Operation: Cave Goddess

Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hmm...HMMMmmm...


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Karen-chan? Are you okay!? Do you have a tummy ache?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
What? NO, Mahiru-chan! There. The futon.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
The futon...?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Wait, is that lump of blankets Hikari-chan?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Yup! She's holed up in bed. I can't get her out!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Cold...


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
True, we did get snow. It's pretty chilly.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Snow... I knew it felt cold.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
If you're awake, come on out already! Hiiikaaariii-chaaan!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
There's snow out there! We can go have a snowball fight! Or we can pile up a big mountain and dive into it! We could build a snowman!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
No fighting. No diving. No building.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Hikari-chan. If you can't even handle this, you'd never make it through a winter in Hokkaido.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...No going to Hokkaido.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
HIKARI-CHAN! C'mon, c'moooon! Let's go PLAY!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Amid this calamity...


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Karen-chan, wait. Hikari-chan's saying something.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Amid this calamity, this cave of stone shuts tight as my own eyes.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Even the most brilliant light pales, faltering before reaching even my fingertips.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Hey, that's... That's from "Ama-no-Iwato." The play we're doing for winter break.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Wow, Hikari-chan! You've already got Amaterasu's lines memorized!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
So she's saying she won't leave her futon, like Amaterasu shut in her cave?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Wait, whaaat!? Then I guess I'll just have to dance like Ame-no-Uzume!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
No, thank you.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Not only do you shut me down, you do it in English!?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Ahaha, I don't think we're going to force her out.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Then what do we do!?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Leave this one to me, Karen-chan. I've got just the thing.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Mmm, is that azkuki beans? It smells amazing!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
I made oshiruko, the perfect cold-weather dessert. How many mochi do you want, Karen-chan?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Umm, three please!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Okay, three for you.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Eat up while it's nice and hot. This batch came out great. It looks sooo goooood.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Warm and sweet and mouth-watering... How many mochi for you, Hikari-chan?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Three.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Gah, she's out!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Heh heh, here you go. Three for you too, Hikari-chan.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Whoa. I tried EVERYTHING to get her out... You're amazing Mahiru-chan! Thank you!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Heh heh, you're welcome.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Now, let's eat! Mm...nom... Ahh, this is the best!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
My grandma taught me the recipe. It's a time-tested classic.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...It's wonderful.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Hehe, yay!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Once we're all warmed up with oshiruko, we can all head outside!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
.........


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hikari-chan, pleeeease? Snowball fight! Snowman!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
It's New Year's tradition to stuff yourself full, then sleep it off.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Hahahaha. Amaterasu is the perfect role for Hikari-chan.

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Amaterasu is a goddess, but she gets into fights, feels sad, and... It's almost like she's human

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I'm sunbathing. ...Why? Because I'm going to play Amaterasu.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
You really don't have to hang around. But I do appreciate it. I get so sleepy by myself.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
When we're embraced equally in the sun's warmth and its light dazzles our eyes... I feel a little bit closer to the Sun Goddess.

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