She held the few leaves she caught close to her face to inspect them. A smile found its way onto her lips, as she was grinning from ear to ear. Leaves were alike people, differently formed and shaped and having their certain unique qualities to them even though they were quite subtle. The leaves seemed to captivate her for the time being, as she felt the texture of them, moving her thumb across the surfaces of each. Some had already changed colors, while a few remained the same vibrant green that she saw everyday throughout the summer.
Her attention on the leaves shortly dimminished as her ears perked up upon a voice calling out. Surely, they weren’t talking to her, right? Glancing up from her itty bitty collection, Marissa raised her focus onto a blond young man, garbed in a kimono…or was it a yukata? Gosh! She could never differentiate between the two. Whatever, it’s not like the other could tell what she was thinking at the moment.
"You’re absolutely, positivley correct!” She exclaimed, as she turned to him now, with what she collected in hand. “They are very beautiful. They compliment one another so well, and I was awestruck truthfully. I haven’t been out much of late and since it’s nearing to winter, I haven’t been able to see much of them. So I was pleased to see how they’ve been doing.”
Aitetsu couldn’t help but jump slightly at the sound of her cheerful voice. “Is that so? Well… if you look out from the stairs, you can see many of the colorful leaves that have yet to be carried away by the wind down here. It’s a nice view and there are lots of trees here so you’ll surely see plenty of them.” And since there are lots of trees, there’s also lots of leaves, which results in having to sweep the leaves away again and again until winter. “The work here will pile up as well and the temperature will also drop. You shouldn’t stay out here for too long, Miss, especially the night draws closer.”