"Kumiko?!" Kumiko sighed. "this is either a horrible idea... Or a great one." Kumiko looked down at her work in progress. It was a quick, handmade project. She'd made this card herself, at Rei's insistence. She held it in front of her face to get a closer look at it. "Maybe I went overboard with the red sparkles..." Written beautifully and lovingly inside the card was "Welcome to our family, Makoto. From, Rei & Kumiko."
The more she looked at it, the more she was leaning towards, Great Idea. "It's ready!" Rei exclaimed, "Great, I just need to put a few finishing touches on it. Alone.""Makoto, we'll get Ami back safe and sound. Think of that as my first promise to you as a brother. From, Rei. P.S, i just got off the phone with my Dad! I'd always thought he was dead, but... He just woke up from a coma. Mom said the doctors thought he'd never wake up, but... If he can beat the odds like that, we can definitely save Ami. But Makoto, if you ever need someone to talk to, about anything, I'm here for you."
With that, he was finished. "Okay! Now... Disguise Power! Turn me into a delivery boy!" Kumiko turned around. "Wait, what?" She managed to catch up to Rei, and grabbed the box out of his hands. "Oh no... You told me what happened with Usagi. Let me
handle this, I can take him at his worst." She said confidently. Rei told her Makoto's address, and she was on her way.
"Excuse me, Makoto Kino? I have something for you." Nephrite teleported out, and Aries vanished as Kumiko knocked at the door gently. As she did, she started having flashbacks.---*Sniff* "Momma... Papa..." A stranger walked up to her. No, this was a man she'd seen before, if only briefly. "Kumiko, right? I... I knew your father well. I can't believe he's gone..." She looked up at the man, clinging to his leg. "I'm scared... What's gonna happen to me?" It was only the first of many difficult questions Tamaki Hino had to answer. He couldn't begin to imagine growing up without any family. "Come on, it's starting to rain."
---"Hey, you're not supposed to use your hands when playing Soccer!" Kumiko exclaimed. "Silly Rei!"
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"I uh... Whoops. Sorry... Dad?" Tamaki shrugged his shoulders. "Hey, don't look at me. I barely know this game either. Aaaand, I'm not sure what the rules are on using your hands to defend your goal if its 1 on 1..." Rei remarked in turn to Kumiko, "Besides, you kicked the ball into the referee's face. I think there's a rule against that." Tamako put his hand nehind his head and laughed. "Oh, I'm sure it was accident."
"Oh, right, gotta focus on this first." She said, snapping out of it. She couldn't help but smile. Rei... Why do I get the feeling you put something extra sappy in the card for him?