Even the brightest of stars have their dull days, and as of late the SHSL Swimmer hadn’t been feeling up to point. While the many students of Hope’s Peak were trapped within the school, all they could do was adapt as best they could and try not to kill each other. Some were… better than others, on all accounts, but Aoi considered herself an adapter in that sense. She found her niche and gotten a pool and was able to make a bunch of good friends despite the circumstances! A good victory by all accounts… but still, that was what worried her.
A lot of times Aoi had to ask herself “Am I being a good person? A good friend?” and many times the answers she came up with didn’t ease her mind any. And in a place where you had to rely on friends to get through the day, it was enough to drain the skip from her step. She wandered aimlessly through the halls trying to force out the sad thoughts with minimal success, and so wrapped up in her own thoughts the brunette lost track of her surroundings, and bumped into another along the way.
"O-Oh…! Sorry about that." Not as chipper as per usual, but it didn’t matter much. Aoi didn’t think she’d met this girl before, so the other wouldn’t have known. Probably. "I wasn’t looking where I was going. I didn’t step on you or anything, did I?"