[Video | Action to Roommates] [For a long time she stared at the severed strands of hair, thick in her hand, before she let them fall from her fingers to the floor below. Closing her eyes, she expelled a large breath. It was done. Whether here or at home, it didn't matter any more. Today she finally cut the burden that had crushed her for so long.
For the first time in a long time, she felt like she could breathe again.
Head lifting she stared at her own reflection. This was the real her. Finally. It was like a weight had been taken from her. From now on she was going to walk her own path. Even if there was the possibility that it would hurt, that would just be something she had to accept. The past was the past, and no one could predict the future. But she belonged to the present. And right now, she wanted to do all she could.
Head turning to the device, her fingers fell over the power button. She switched it on and placed it into position.]
[Large brown eyes open, and a familiar, petite girl appears on screen. Only something's missing. A lot of something. Where long, thick hair once rolled past her shoulders, it's short, now, barely sneaking past the bottom of her chin. Sitting at a vanity in her room, she doesn't bother to draw attention to it. That isn't her reason for turning the device on.]
I've done a lot of thinking since I came to this place. It's cruel and unfair while treating everyone equal. We never know what to expect, either - whether it's an uprising or even chemical gases in the air. There's just no telling. But whether trying to escape or making this your permanent home, it's where we live for the time being.
That's why, I think it's good to protect what we do have here. Because what happens here is just as real as at home.
[She shakes her head]
Because I couldn't remember a good chunk of my time in Marina in the past, I've felt uncertain about a lot of different things. And even more confused and upset by actions at home, but - I think I'm finally beginning to figure things out.
[Eyes closing she draws a deep, peaceful breath.]
I know some people were effected negatively yesterday. To those of you who were, remember that today's a new day. Don't punish yourself for the past, and just concentrate on the present. In the end that's the only thing we have control of. I'll do the same, too. [A nod, before glancing back up into the screen, jaw set in determination.]
Suzuka-san, it's not too late to join the Defense Force, right? Lavi-kun - I promise I'll study for the next test. And Zero? Let's go get shio ramen together.
[OOC: Yuuki hacked off her hair. The majority of her icons won't reflect this, though (yet) so please bare with it! Had to use the current one though, because yay short hair!]