When Saori came back during the winter vacation, Kyoko and Saori talked about Saori’s course after graduation.
“I want to go to graduate school. Reading my novel, Mr. O advised me to enter it. When I write novels, I study hard with reading a lot of books. So he seemed to advise me to do it,” said Saori.
“I have no money to pay for your graduate school.
I saved all the expense of bringing you up , which your father sent me. But, with it, I have managed to pay the undergraduate tuition for you. To be a writer, you don’t need to attend classes.
Your experiences through your real life and writing based on them will make you a writer.
You don’t need,”
Kyoko said so, which was her thought about the writer.
“I can’t,” said Saori shaking her head.
“I can’t do for my soul,” answered Saori.
Saori had never heard from her father since her parents’
divorce. Though her father Shuichi persisted in the custody of
Saori from the divorce court to Supreme Court, he never tried to
get in touch with Saori after it. He didn’t send Saori even
one piece of postcard saying that he wanted to see her. Whenever
Kyoko got the child support for Saori sent by Shuichi, she sent a
<Thank you Note>. When Saori entered university, Kyoko sent
pictures of Saori taken at school gate on the day of the entrance
ceremony. Yet he never did respond to them.