Autumn to Winter

My mother had changed ever since she told me the truth on my birthday. She�s much happier now. She even works on her ikebana, but now she was starting to talk to me. Yet she acted like nothing has happened since my thirteenth birthday. I couldn�t get the truth out of my head. Juriko and Haruka were my third cousins? That couldn�t be. I didn�t want to believe it, but what could I do? I couldn�t look at the fox twins the same anymore.

I found it rather impossible to get away from them. They had grabbed a piece of my heart and wouldn�t let go.