There being more intervals than before, Isshiki continued giving his messages to Kyoko.
Almost every day Saori entered Kyoko’s room and delivered his messages to Kyoko.
The contents of messages were about the movement of her husband, Shuichi or his parents, and some daily chat.
.......... However, at first when Kyoko moved to her parents’ home, she thought that he might be getting far away from her, so probably she would come to feel lonely and miss him.
It must be natural that the distance between Akita and Tokyo should bring separation to them because the life circumstances and the persons surrounding each of them were quite different from before.
Kyoko accepted it as the inevitable.
Kyoko and Saori saw 1993 (Heisei 5) out, when was the hectic year of separating from Shuichi, changed to 1994 (Heisei 6). Saori graduated elementary school and welcomed the spring. It had not been even six months since they moved to N town.
Saori entered junior high school in April. She was a freshman student and joined the literature club, in which she could read and write which were favorite for her. There were just a few members in the literature club. She had three seniors, two of which were third year and one was second. None of the freshman students joined it except her. Saori was very much welcomed by not only the seniors but also the literature club teacher.