Off to the mountains of central Japan! We are starting here in Nagoya, where I picked up this tiny rental car and met up with fixer Akane, my friend Ben and his wife Elle. Ben is the muse for the piece we are reporting in rural Japan, since he used to teach in a tiny village in Aichi prefecture. Stay with us…
Allison had cleared the living room as much as possible in preparation for Lydia’s visit, pushing the furniture to the edges of the room and making sure nothing breakable would be in their way. She knew they had limited time to train, and she’d have to focus on the basics - with a few of her own little flourishes thrown in. If Alex were to watch Lydia fight she might recognize her style, but there was no rules in the information Magnus had sent out that prohibited her from training her favorite - so it didn’t matter if it was recognizable or not. She didn’t want to see Lydia punished, that was all. It would hurt too much.
She dressed in a sports bra and shorts, putting out a matching set for Lydia. The tournament would take place naked, but there was no harm in being clothed to train. Allison stretched and warmed up as she waited for Lydia to arrive, her stomach twisting as she thought of all the ways that the tournament might play out. If Lydia were injured, or punished too severely, Allison wasn’t sure what she’d do.
Great Oregon log home on just over 17 acres and priced at $389k with meadow, timber, year-round creek, detached garage, and other outbuildings. This is just outside the cool little town of Ashland! Would be a great vacation rental or small farm since it’s zoned for animals. Details here.