Their so damn selfish...I wish I could kill them sometimes... She thought to herself.
Shimiko didn't really mean it though or at least she thought she didn't. Ever since converting to Jashinism she found herself thinking and wishing about things that she would ordinarily find disturbing. She was instructed to never dismiss those thoughts but relish them and use them to guide her. It was a new feeling and one that she hadn't come to grips with yet. The selfishness of her parents in trying to prove a point irritated her but she resolved to not let that spoil this magical day. Shimiko looked up at the shining sun and around the outdoor courtyard where the ceremony took place. Kumogakure was normally pretty stormy but today the weather was divine. She was wearing a typical graduation outfit that was styled in the colors of the village, a bright golden yellow. The girl milled around looking for her older brother who would surely have exited the stage to join the throngs of students and teachers. She did not want to monopolize his time as doubtlessly he would have to speak with Academy instructors and administrators about village matters. Then of course many students and parents would want to meet and greet him as well. Shimiko had to get used to sharing her older brother with the village and so she would not be bothered if she had to wait a while to catch a glimpse of him from the crowds. Until then, she clutched her framed certificate and looked around anxiously hoping that someone wouldn't vocally point out the absence of her mom and dad.