Hospital Diary

February 2, 1993 (Tuesday)

I read through “Jump” in the morning, but I couldn’t crack a smile. This is awful, not being able to move your stomach. I started to feel down.

The giant doggy really has quite a presence. Sure he’s physically large, but his existence itself is even greater. I talk to him off hand, hug him tight, and sometimes we (?) just look outside together. He’s really good at relieving my stress.

While the doggy and I were looking outside together, the girls — Michie Tomizawa, Rica Fukami, and Emi Shinohara — suddenly came in with a  “Fire Soul!” “Crescent Beam!” and “Supreme Thunder!”

I was so overjoyed!!

I thought I’d break down into tears, but I held it back.

Hearing their stories about the recording sessions, I wanted to go back to play Usagi so bad that it hurt. Even if I were there, it’s not like I could stand up.

Even still, it was great listening to their stories. I was finally able to smile again. Just then — ta-daaah! — Tsuyoshi‘s audio director Mima, Wataru Takagi, and Junko Hagimori came in!

The room was pretty small, so everyone moved out to the hallway.

But you know, if you’re going to come visit, let me know first! My hair’s a mess and I didn’t even have any makeup on.

We all chatted and had a great time, which really brought my spirits up. Thank you, I love you all.

I can see the parking lot from my room. When I looked out, they all waved to me, so I waved back with all I had. Just then I heard “Kooootoooonooo!!” Is that the Kotono-call? Hey, this is a hospital, not a stage show! Don’t yell like that.

After everyone went home, the room once again fell silent. I opened up “Gnome,”1 a picture book the girls brought me.

Perk up your ears… wish upon a star…

I couldn’t stop crying.

My tears welled up until I could no longer read.

I started to sob.

I hugged the doggy tight and wept.

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  1. See Gnome, published in 1992