A Friend To Mayu

by Rob Morris

I need a sign.

I need a sign that Kouta-San is no threat to me.

In the time since Nyu and the bath, he has not touched or bothered me.

In fact he has been kinder to me than he often is to poor Yuka-San.

He gives help when asked.

He never tries to corner me.

But I need a sign, before my fear can vanish.

Someone saw I needed a sign.

While Kouta-San sleeps in his chair, someone small jumps into his lap and then sleeps soundly.

My friend Wanta shows me that he is not my only friend.