Day 164

He talked about you as fondly as he talked about his side trips in the Land of the Rising Sun and Idols. He recalled the trivial details, saying how boots were your usual school get-up, that Halaga was your favorite song – because that’s her story, he volunteered, that you can be bribed with Stick-O, and that you owed him.

In a language you both understood, you felt like sempai noticed you.