A Whole New Life

Chapter Three: Mother Dearest

Naru's P.O.V:

I'm really starting to worry about Motoko. Sure she's started doing her usual training again. Going back into her normal routine. She doesn't lock herself in her room any more, actually she's been going out alot lately. I don't know where, she never says, or even with who. If she's going out any where with some one. Still, she doesn't talk to us that much. Even when we ask her what's wrong. Even though she seems to be kind of acting like her normal self again, I know that there is still some thing wrong with her that she's not saying. I only wish she'd tell me what it is so that I can help her. We always confide in each other. sigh I guess i'll go back to studying, I have an exam tomorrow.

Motoko's P.O.V:

I know they worry for me. I know I should tell them what's wrong. But for some reason, every time I try to, I end up saying some thing else than what I was really planning to say. Then again, how can I tell them what's wrong when even I don't know what it is. That's why i'm going to the doctors today. Hopefully I can get the answers of why i've been like this the past few weeks. I just hope it isn't any thing serious.

Normal P.O.V:

"Mitsune, will you stay put for a minute." Keitaro said as he tried getting Mitsune's attention, who, since morning, had been running around the house getting rid of some empty sake bottles that just seemed to come out of no where.

"Sorry, can't talk," she said. "I have to finish cleaning."

"Why such a rush? You have all day." he said.

Mitsune is about to answer him, when, just then, there is a loud knock on the door.

"She's here," Mitsune says as she rushed to open the door.

"Who's here?" Keitaro was more confused now than he had been a few seconds ago.

As soon as Mitsune opened the door, he saw a woman with short blonde hair and brown eyes standing there. She looked alot like Mitsune, but a little older than her. He watched as the two women hugged each other, both talking at once that he couldn't understand a word they were saying.

"Keitaro," Mitsune says turning to look at him "This is my mother. Your mother now too."

XXXXX Some where in town XXXXX

After studying for three hours straight, Naru decided to take a break and left the Hintat for a walk around town. Motoko wasn't at home, so she thought maybe she'd look for her, since she was already out. As she walked down the street, Naru caught sight of Motoko going inside a building nearby.

"Motoko?" Naru said. Motok hadn't really been paying attention to any thing around her. But when she heard Naru call her, she looked up instantly, surpised to see her there. When at this time she was usually at home studying.

"Um...hi Naru." Motoko said. "What are you doing here?"

"I should be asking you that same question."

Motoko looked at the ground again, not answering her.

"Motoko, this is the doctor's office. Are you sick?" Naru asked as she looked at the sign in front of the building.

"I'm not sure. I just know I haven't been well the past few weeks and I thought it was time that I got some idea of what it was." Motoko answered.

"But why didn't you tell us? You had us worried the past weeks. Your wouldn't come out of your room, you hardly ate. You know we would have helped you any way that we could if you had only told us."

"I know, and I guess what I was really trying to do was not worry any of you. I didn't think it was that much of a big deal. But I guess I did exactly what I was trying not to do." she explained.

"Next time something's wrong, just promise you'll tell me or any one else at home and so we help you as best we can. Okay?" Naru said.

"Okay, I promise."

"Good. Well, as long as i'm here. Why don't I keep you company?"

"Are you sure you want to? I mean you must have other things to do."

"Never mind that. Those things can wait. Now come on."

"You really are a good friend." Motoko said to her as they both went into the doctor's office.

XXXXX Back To Keitaro and Mitsune's Home XXXXX

"So, this is who you married?" Mitsune's mother asked. "Well, he's better than what I was expecting."

"You would have known if you had come to the wedding." Mitsune said to her.

"Yes, I know. But I had so many other things to do that I didn't have the time to make it. But I did bring you gift though." her mother said.

"Really, what?"

"Well, let me see," she began to look through her purse. "I know it's around here some where. No, that's not it...hm, I wondered where that went," she said taking out a small bottle of what looked like tequila.

"So, will you be staying with us?" Keitaro asked her.

Still searching through her purse she said "Only a day or two, I have to be some where later. Oh, where'd I put it." she sighed. "I guess it will turn up eventually. I probably have it some where in my suitcase."

"Why don't I show you where you're going to be staying mom." Mitsune said.

"Alright. Do you have any sake here?"

"No."

"I'll go get some later then."


Sorry for the wait, and if the chapter seems a little short. I don't know if Kitsune's mom ever came out in the show, I haven't seen so many episodes. But i'm sure she hasn't. In any case, please tell me or at least give me a name for her. I really have no idea what to call her. I'm going to try updating this weekend again. Hope you liked this chapter. Review and tell me what you think so far.