Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

My head is feeling better.  My bones really aren’t.  I’m lucky I didn’t break anything.  I’m… just lucky in general, I guess.

But I can make it to the bathroom and Sabby brings me food and snacks, so I’m doing okay.  I miss running though.  It’ll take me a few weeks to be able to run again.  Sabby’s going to let me use her exercise machines when I feel up to it so I don’t completely lose my touch.

Liz is still taking care of me.  She didn’t go home last night.  Aww.  She said she’s going to stick around until she feels like I’m safe.

I don’t deserve such good friends.

I’m… not really mad at the guy who did this.  Unlike the other guys who assaulted me, or tried to anyway, he wasn’t going after me.  He was just being stupid and I was in the way.  I guess I even forgive him.  But I don’t want to see him get away with it.  He won’t learn anything if he gets away with it.  I guess I will go visit him in jail or prison or wherever and tell him that.

He’ll probably be mad but I don’t care.  He could have caused a lot more damage than he did, so getting told off a bit is the least he deserves.

But I want nothing to do with him unless he’s behind one of those thick plexiglas walls.  I don’t know how dangerous he is.  Maybe he isn’t if it’s his first offense, but it doesn’t sound much like it is.

Oh well.  I’m still going to Japan, and that’s the important thing.

Anyway, the insurance company did total my car, and I’ll be getting a check for it.  That’s going into my savings so it can earn interest until it’s time to buy a new car.  Or at least a different car.

Anyway… I still have important stuff to tell you, but…  that’s going to take a lot of time, and, well, both Liz and Sabby are about to rip the tablet out of my hands and forcibly put me in my pajamas, so…  I guess I should go.  Some other time.  Liz is going to help me shower, which is nice of her, but it’s a little embarrassing.  At least it’s not Jack.  That would be something very different than embarrassing.  Liz and I are very close friends but some parts of me I’ll wash myself.  Haha!!!  She’s going to help me stand up and wash my back, though…  and at least that’s less embarrassing than if Sabby were to do it, so…  maybe someday I’ll need to return the favor.  Hopefully not.

No, silly-billies, stop it.  That kind of thing is pretty normal in Japan between friends and/or sisters, especially in an onsen, so get your mind out of silly-billy land.  And we went to that onsen in Enoshima.  It’s nothing she hasn’t seen before…

Love you all!!! ❤️

From the creator:

Really, stop it.  That kind of thing is a little more intimate than appropriate in western cultures.  As Lily says, it’s a lot more normal in Japan.  Liz is just being a good friend, and as Lily says, stop being silly-billies, it’s not becoming.

Okay, yes, a very good friend, granted, but still just a good friend.