This diary entry is part 29 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 26 - August 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

So I spent some time last night watching YouTube videos with Yuki.  She was really famous!  They had interviews where she was cute and funny, and she did lots of concerts and even variety shows.  She had so much stuff going on, and she was much beloved in Japan.  I even saw articles from when she announced her graduation, and she even had a huge concert.  And then…  gone.  No one knew what happened to her and people kept asking, but no one found out.  She just vanished off the face of the earth.

And, I guess, ended up in Texas.

I wonder if I should post this here, but I don’t suppose it matters all that much.  It’s written in English and very few people from Japan will see this, and even if they do…  it turns out she’s not using her given name anyway, so good luck putting all the pieces together.  I’ll only keep calling her Yuki here, it’s the least I can do.

Anyway, I texted her and asked her about it.  She took a while replying, and then said, simply… “People think they know me.  They don’t.  I can’t set foot in Japan without getting mobbed.  You don’t care.  And that’s worth everything to me.”

Well…  long story short, I invited her to my birthday party.  I said she doesn’t have to bring a gift, just herself.  She asked me why I invited her, I think she was a little suspicious.  And truthfully I don’t blame her.  I mean, I wasn’t going to, then I found out she was an idol, then I did.  Sounds fishy, really.  It’s not, I really don’t care, but I see how it could.

So it took me a while to get the words right.  I just said “I wanted to share it with you.”

She took a while to respond, and then just said “I’ll come.”

I told her I didn’t know what they were going to do either, the girls are still being maddeningly good at keeping a secret, but whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be fun, and there’ll be lots of chocolate.  Or, at least, there better be lots of chocolate.

I’m usually not wrong about these things.  She’s so popular in Japan.  People are still asking what happened to her.  And yet…  I get the feeling that she might be the most lonely person I know right now.

Well…  we’ll see what we can do about that.

Love you all!!! ❤️


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