Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Strawberry Panic Volume 3

Prologue

The Midsummer Winds Attract Worrisome Dreams

Thump, thump, thump, thump

Nagisa’s heart fluttered anxiously. The fingers of her tightly clenched fists pressed together as a light breeze slid across her stomach. It felt as if something precious was slipping through her pale, dry fingertips like sand, and she gripped her hand even tighter.

Oh gosh…Am I…Am I doing something completely outrageous…?

Nagisa grew nervous, picking up her pace as she cut through Maiden Park toward the Strawberry Dorms.

I never left class early, or the school, for that matter. I also r. I also never felt this anxious until today. It’s so nerve-wracking.

No, it’s different.

It wasn’t nervousness that tormented Nagisa, but pain, sorrow, and uncertainty. Frustration.

No, I’ve made up my mind…I made my decision the moment I declared my withdrawal from the competition. And I don’t want t want to admit that I regret it already. There was nothing else I could do. It couldn’t be helped.

Nagisa shuffled faster. Her confusion was so great that she couldn’t think of anything else to do but stare blankly at a small point of empty air ahead of her while she continued her steps along the slightly overgrown path. She pushed through the wind, defying its resistance, and forged ahead. The dark green cuffs of her Miator uniform fluttered violently.


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