October 3, 2002
He said she had an “air of neglect” when she was younger. I never thought of it that way, but I think he’s right. Not in the sense of not having enough to eat, or being cold, or unwashed, or even unloved. But just not having enough care. Too much responsibility and worry too early. No childhood, really. And then, hankering after it, she never quite grew up or took full responsibility. The twilight zone of the Puella Eternis. The upside is that she looks a lot younger than she is now. And she learned to take care of herself.