The glory of a doctor’s office. Show up ten minutes before scheduled appointment and thirty minutes later you are still waiting to be called back.
So perfectly Usagi. Knows something is wrong and instantly agrees that Ami needs to be checked on because something isn’t right. No hesitation, no complaint. So beautifully and perfectly Usagi.
Usagi has known Ami for like a day. But she knows something is wrong. It’s in how she watches Ami leave and how she sounds. She knows that Ami was excited for ice cream and then something suddenly changed. USAGI IS AWARE! And I love it.
Usagi, you stop her from leaving. You drag her out for ice cream. You sit and talk and laugh. Bring Luna, let Luna love on Ami. JUST DO NOT LET HER LEAVE!
Oh this hurts so much. The shift in her eyes. So happy and cheerful at being asked to do something fun. Then the memory of being told to study harder invades and her eyes just fade into nothing.
All she’s ever been told is that she has to study harder. Sure she’s being brainwashed, but I have to wonder how effective that brainwashing would have been if Ami hadn’t been conditioned to do nothing but study. Would it have been so easy if she had friends to begin with? I don’t think so.