Mamoru found the note first. It was a horrible shade of electric pink, something he wished he had gone color blind to long ago. Bunnies skipped up and down the seal, staring at him with those ridiculous manga eyes that no one could possibly have without serious birth defects. Inside was a note of another shade of pink (of course) with his second daughter's frilly handwriting, the i's dotted with hearts. With a heavy sigh, he began to read the girlish scribble.
I've run away. I've decided to take my dreams to America, because no one quite understands me here. I've been saving up money for this, and no one is going to stop me, but I hope someday you can forgive me for leaving, and support my decision. This does not mean I don't love you, and never want to speak with you again. I hope to hear from you soon, and I'll call when I can."
Love & Hearts, Kousagi
Mamoru must have read the letter a thousand times, his heart beating faster with every passing letter. His youngest daughter was gone, a hundred miles away to another continent! How could she do something so brash? What was he going to do?
With a grin, Mamoru crumpled up the letter and envelope and shoved the flaming pink papers down into the garbage disposal. The water quickly dissolved the letters into smudges, and he laughed with glee as those bunnies seemed to shrivel with fear at their impending doom. With in a matter of seconds, all evidence of his daughter's disappearance was gone, and whistling, Mamoru pranced into the living room with a new spring in his step.
"Usako darling, I was thinking we should move."