AN: Kaori seems the type of person with no self confidence and has to depend on someone... poor girl.

Disclaimer: I don't own Akira or any characters/objects/settings associated.

Summary: Kaori's thoughts on Tetsuo. Set around the time when Tetsuo is in the hospital.

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Hope

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Tetsuo...what happened to you? I'm so worried about you. So are the others, Kaneda, Kai, Yamagata, but especially me. I don't know where you are or what to do...

I'm so lonely right now, I can't talk to the other girls in the dorm, they just tease me and call me for not being pretty enough or having nice clothes and hair and the fact that I hang around with boys all the time and don't care about fashions...

The Capsules. There's no way I could talk to them. They don't care much for me, they only tolerate me because of you, Tetsuo.

I wish you were here. So lonely without you...nobody to talk to at all.

Sorry, I shouldn't be placing this all on you...I'm sorry I'm not pretty like the other girls, you deserve so much better than quiet, ugly Kaori...

I hope wherever you are, you're okay. I like you, Tetsuo. I care about you, and I don't want you to be hurt. I don't want you to leave, because then I'd be alone. I can't think of a life without you, Tetsuo.

Please be okay, please come back. I'll wait for you no matter how long it takes.