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Winter Tsukuyomi ❄ Rikka Hishikawa (AU) ([personal profile] peacefulwinter) wrote in [community profile] savetheearth2015-03-17 09:21 pm

034 ♦ closed action + open video

[A | closed: Lily, Jasmine, Marina | 3/16, 3/18, 3/20; afternoon | local gym]
It made sense at the time. April had said that going swimming - only in reasonably sanitary bodies, of course, no lakes for another month or six - would be a good way to make sure everything is still well-toned, and that she's still going to be functional in an emergency. And Winter liked swimming, she just hadn't had time for it lately. Not that anyone's surprised by that, of course. After being chased out of Vegas by someone wanting very much to feast on her in ways that weren't actually metaphors, Winter had retreated to Locke City with Lily, Jasmine and Marina in tow. She'd returned to her house to find... a lot of dust, and an angry message from the post office not to leave for long periods without turning in a vacation notice. It had, she supposed, been a month since her injury had kept her from returning to check the mail on a regular basis...

Since she couldn't just use a pool in one of the Vegas resorts, and everywhere else was too cold to even think about swimming outside, Winter had resolved to go to the gym. It wasn't like weights might not be good for her anyway, since being a Precure was all about physical strength alongside the magical absurdity. Winter had planned, the last time they'd seen Marina and Jasmine in person, to start making going to swim a few times a week part of her schedule. Her wide open schedule. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays were now physical therapy and training days.

And this week, on any of those three days, Winter is going to be heading down to swim until her arms are tired. Partly because her handy dandy doctor had suggested it, and largely because she likes the water and she wants to swim. Of course, she still can't really go anywhere unaccompanied, so... she's being good, and not trying to get away from her keeper. Which, for once, isn't necessarily Lily. Which is, in turn, something she appreciates. She loves Lily, but... she feels so ugly like this. Part of her still thinks she looks like someone forgot that can openers don't work on people, and anything that bares her midriff almost instantly makes her take half a step back in automatic rejection. So having someone other than her fiancée coming along with her means, to her extremely self-conscious mind, that someone else accepts her like this. Which helps a lot more than she knows how to say, sometimes.

Not that any of that means she doesn't feel a lot like swimming with her shirt on. She might need a little, ah, reassurance there.

[B | video | 3/16, evening | Winter and Lily's house]
[As night fell, Winter returned home to relax for the rest of the night, a little tired and kind of wrung-out, but feeling pretty good about things. The water had refreshed her in a lot of ways, almost as much as hearing that she's still pretty even with the damned scar in full view. And now that she feels kind of re-energized, it's probably not a bad idea to update the network that she's still alive. Now that her hair's dry, she figures now is as good a time as any, and as she sits on the couch brushing her hair, she kicks the video feed on, smiling softly. She's changed out of her swimsuit, into something that looks soft and flannel and totally not matching her eye color, what are you talking about?]

Hi, everyone... I'm sorry I kind of dropped off the face of the earth for a little while there. I got hurt badly in the operation in Lapland, and I had to go to the hospital... I've been recovering for some time, but I'm feeling a lot better now. I know some people were worried about me, and I wanted to make sure everyone knows I'm okay. That we're not so easy to remove from the equation.

It feels like I've missed so much since I checked in last, and yet... there are some things that are more important. I've learned that, now. There were lights in the sky, and a crisis halfway around the world, but even though those are things we need to address sooner rather than later, I just... I feel like I should be paying a little more attention to things I see more often. Things that are more important to me. Saving the world is important, and there are still things only we can do. That hasn't changed. But I think I understand now that, sometimes, saving something - or someone - that is your entire world is... kind of important, too.

[She says it with a completely straight face. She's come to peace with the fact that she should probably be dead. But in that moment, Lily's safety was more important than her own. And she learned an important lesson as she drove without hesitation or regret. One that just might be important enough to share with everyone else, too.]

But I didn't get on the network to harp on people and sound like I'm someone fancy. In case anyone new is here after the lights in the sky, I'm Winter Adamas; you've probably seen Cure Diamond on the news, which is also me. Welcome to the network, where the memories don't matter and reporters are your new worst friend. For everyone else... what did I miss? I want to hear from everyone about the last six weeks!

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