PREVIOUSLY, ON DARIA: Our Heroine has a new friend, Saavik, a clerk and aspiring actor who entered Daria’s life by way of being Tom Sloane’s girlfriend. They’re up late together at a science-fiction convention (cosplaying as Edward Elric and Motoko Kusanagi respectively). After a movie in the small hours of the morning, they encounter a woman from Daria’s past, a character that Daria believed she had never really met in the first place. And the visitor is here to tell Daria about a certain proposal….
Content note: One character gets a glimpse of another character’s fantasy that’s a touch TMI.
“Perhaps we’d better discuss this outside,” Halloween said.
“Outside?” asked Daria. “In the snow?”
“Doesn’t look like snow,” Saavik said, crossing the lobby to the revolving door and pushing her way through.
Daria followed. The wind that met her as she emerged was as gentle as she expected it to be cutting. She reached out her gloved hands and gathered a few of the… “Cherry blossoms?” They caught in Saavik’s wig and melted to water, like snowflakes, on her face.
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