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[Sent to Nagi's Nexus email address]

Hey boss,

So it looks a situation has come up.  On my way to the New York portal I fell into another random portal to Chicago.  I know, I know, should have used my PINpoint, but old habits die hard.  My PINpoint and cell phone both got busted on the trip over, and the transdimensional card on my laptop is set to go any second.  Unfortunately, it's 2010 here, and you know this stuff isn't early 21c technology, so it's not going to be easy to find someone who can repair my PINpoint.  Luckily there are some members of Torchwood here--I'm hoping Toshiko's experience with alien tech will generalize to PINpoints.

I'm going to try to be back as soon as I can, but just in case I'm not, can you ask Ran to pick up my sword from the house?  The house knows her, so it should let her in if she asks nicely.  Tell Ran she can feel free to raid the tea stash if she wants as well.

If I'm not back in two months, promote Louisa.  She's a bit flighty, but she can handle the job when it comes down to it.  Let's hope it doesn't come to that, though.

Thanks,

Mio

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I was your perfect little doll for 15 years. I ate when you told me to, I wore the clothing you told me to, I learned all of the womanly arts that you felt I needed to become the perfect lady. And yet none of these were good enough for you, because nothing I could do would measure up to Misao's perfection in your eyes.

I hated you for that. So I tried to rebel, like cutting the my hair and exposing my scar, the Hongo family's shame, to the world. I tried to get you to see that I was someone unique, not a poor copy of my sister. It didn't work.

And yet, now that I am away on my own, I find myself falling back into the habits that you tried to drill into me as a child. It seems I cannot escape you, even though I am universes away.
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To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship. -Thomas Moore

What a joke. I would hardly call the relationship my parents have with any of their so-called friends "healing." To them, it's all about the social competition--who can throw the most lavish parties, who can invite the most prestigious guests, who can travel to the most exotic places on holiday, who can buy the most designer clothing. I fail to see any sort of benefit in that sort of behavior.

Besides, friendship is a liability. It opens you up to demands from people, and people always want something from you. I already dislike the demands my parents put on me, I don't need to open myself up to that from anything else.
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