ichiko shirayuri

Cuz when you get down to it, I’m on my own anyway. We all are. You can stay up all night talking and hugging each other and shit, but when you go to sleep you all have different dreams. And that’s why you can think someone’s cool, and care about them, and respect what they’re all about—because they’re different from you.

…Momoko was there for me when I was going through a really rough time. She stayed right there beside me, but she didn’t say a word. If it was you guys, you’da tried to comfort me with all the usual shit. But you wouldn’t be sayin’ that stuff for me, you’d be saying it for yourself. It’d be all about proving what a great friend you are, and how you care so much about me, so when you need someone you could count on me. Well if counting’s what you’re into, pay attention in fucking math class. Go to college and study economics. She knows, see? She knows you can’t really share someone else’s pain or suffering, no matter how hard you try. She knows they gotta deal with it on their own.

—  Ichigo “Ichiko” Shirayuri in Kamikaze Girls