I didn't plan for this to have another part, but I figured "Why not?"
Thoughts of Her
Hajime. Why should I think of him. Now. When he is home he can sense how I feel. What I think.
He masks himself so well. But over the years I have learned. To know. I do know. Him. But why should I think of him now?
Is he in danger? Is he on his way home? I don't know. I can't know. But I will wait. I must wait.
He has been gone so long this time. I always wish that his times away will be short. But I know that he has his duty. And I am committed to him, so I am committed to his duty.
The time we have together more than makes up for the times we are apart. And I am strong. For myself and for him. I can manage. I do manage. He is free to fulfill his obligations because he knows that I will be fine, alone. And I will be. I am. So I wait, patiently. For his return, as always.