19 months ago when I created this anon, not once did I ever think I would experience so many emotions with just one character. From pure, unadulterated happiness, to heart wrenching sadness. All of it leading towards a happy ending for Ibuki.
And yet now, I feel he as a character has grown stale, his presence no longer shouting within my head, demanding to be heard. It’s sad, really. Sometimes I wonder if I had not created another anon what would Ibuki be now. But I can’t think like that. He is and will always be my first child and I will always love him. But, as the saying goes, if you really love something you must let it go. And for now, I’m letting Ibuki go.
I love you, my child. I’ll be here when you need me. Just whisper in mommy’s ear and she’ll listen. I promise.
Goodbye, my dear.