by Miles H. Rost
“Michelle! Come here!”
Yumi Tanaka bounced on her 12-year old feet, waiting for her gaijin homestay to come and join her.
“What is it, Yumi?”
“You remember that show I wanted to show you?”
“No, I think I was studying…”
“Come on, Michelle. Time to go watch!”
Michelle Davis was pulled into the living room of the comfortable suburban Tokyo home. Plopping down on some pillows, the show started.
“What’s the name of this show?”
“Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon!”
“Ugh. Sounds weird…”
<15 years later>
“Welcome to L.A.X.” the speakers droned.
Michelle waited at the gate, smiling. A short blue-haired bob jumped up and down.
Yumi Tanaka’s eyes turned around and opened wide!
“I missed you!” they said as they hugged.