Panicking

Dec. 20th, 2013 09:31 am
tennis_no_ko: (sweaty and determined)
And Minoru just had a mini panic fit, when she couldn't move her legs and almost fell down the stairs. I didn't need this now! I've got her back in bed and resting, though she's complaining of being bored. I threatened to read her a story like a kid, if she didn't cooperate a little, just because she always gets lulled to sleep by that.

Damnit. I really hope this is a temporary thing, like my smaller pains were. I have so many places to be and if this fit lasts, I may have to cancel some so I can stay and make sure she's looked after.

Mother finally responded to my email about Minoru, which I did send almost a month ago, with obviously distracted platitudes. I understand that my mother's science research is important, but she can afford to come back to Tokyo to come and see her daughter. It's not tough. I put my career on hold for Minoru, the least she can do is spare a couple of days to make a visit.

And Father isn't much better either. He still hasn't responded, and I don't know how preoccupied he can be. He's in PR, he has to check his emails! Maybe something happened to him and mother didn't inform me....? But no, even she can't be that bad. He's probably just too busy for me. And don't they even talk to each other anymore or something? Isn't this something that mother would tell Father or vice-versa?


This is why I hate dealing with them. They're so frustratingly occupied with their jobs and it makes me wonder why they even bothered to have kids in the first place. I only remember them being around regularly, both emotionally and physically until I was seven or eight, and far less than that for Minoru. Genichirou visited me in hospital more than they did!
tennis_no_ko: (crying)
I...I won't be participating in the first half of the tennis season this year. Maybe longer. I'm sorry Tezuka, it looks like our showdown may have to be delayed for a while yet. And I'm sorry to you Echizen, Kazuya, since I won't be able to have any official rematches with you two either.

I suppose I owe an explanation for this. It seems auto-immune disorders run in the family. My little sister Minoru has Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis. I knew there was something wrong with her! I just knew it! And it turns out she wasn't telling me this at all. I had to find out the hard way when she just collapsed in the middle of the street. I took her to the hospital and she was already a regular patient and everyone knew her by name just like they knew me. Imagine my surprise when they told me it was getting worse by the day and she is very likely to not be able to walk soon.

My parents can't look after her; they weren't even able to tell that there was something wrong with her in the first place. They were barely around when I was a kid and in the hospital, what's going to guarantee they'll be around for a quasi-adult? She needs someone more reliable to be there for a while, somebody who'll always be there. Or else you just go....utterly mad in a hospital when you can't do anything. You really do.

And it was a difficult decision to make...but I'm no longer the kid from ten years ago, who valued tennis above people. My family comes first. So, I'm sorry. I'll be back in Tokyo earlier than I expected. Minoru'll be living with me now. And I won't be leaving Japan for tournaments for quite a while. Not until she feels more comfortable about living with it. Since there's no cure for it.

I'm cutting out my ranting for those who don't want to read it. )
-Seiichi

[ooc: Strikes deleted]
tennis_no_ko: (worried)
Paris Masters starts tomorrow...and I really should be asleep, but my sister called me and I now I can't really sleep because I'm worried. More and more nowadays, her voice has been sounding weird and she never used to call me voluntarily...now it's a lot more frequent.

Not that I'm complaining, I love actually getting a chance to talk to Minoru...but it's strange. Especially when she sounds sadder and sadder everyday. And she's about as open with things as a clam, so I can't pry them out of her over the phone.

...I just want everybody to be content with life, even if they aren't always euphoric. Is that too much to ask?
tennis_no_ko: (determined)
My sister was as charming as usual, when she came to visit today.

Me: So, we could do with better names for each other.
Minoru: Aren't the names our parents gave us enough?
Me: But it doesn't show that we're siblings.
Minoru: We don't need other names. You're Seiichi-nii-san.
Me: Are you sure? You could call me Sei and I could call you Min-Min.
Minoru: If you call me Min-Min, I will defenestrate you.

I think I'll be watching my back around windows for the next two days...

But I'm worried for her, too. Kyoto's a ways away and she seems to be having some problems there. She won't elaborate though, and my parents are as clueless as ever. They never knew anything about either of us as children, why did I think it would change?

I wonder if she's okay, though....I managed to con out that she thinks her apartment is lonely, but none of her classmates seem to take engineering as seriously as she would like them to, so she doesn't want to room with any of them.

-Seiichi

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