Another one-shot. And that's all you need to know.
Disclaimer: If I owned Tales of Symphonia, I wouldn't be writing this, would I?
By: Sango Taijiya-san
Mother liked white lilies.
That's why every time I went out, I would buy one, just for her. And each time I handed her the flower, she smiled.
A real smile. Not like the ones she gave me.
A smile, filled with sadness…and regret…?
Each time she looked at me with a grin, it always felt hollow. Fake.
Her smiles never reached her eyes either. Her clear blue eyes never brightened whenever she looked at me and although she seemed to care about me…
…I looked through her like a clear panel of glass.
Maybe that's why I gave her a lily whenever I could, because if she wouldn't smile for me, maybe she would smile for another.
When she was killed, I brought a bouquet of white lilies for her, and I placed them on her grave. Back then I didn't know what those certain flowers represented, but I found out, not soon after.
They symbolized death.
When I learned what those innocent looking flowers represented, I realized one thing.
She smiled…at death…
Interpret this however you wish…and please review.