Fandom: Spirited Away
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Summary: Little moments when Chihiro almost remembers.
Notes: for luxken27's summer mini challenge table 3 - moment
Sometimes, Chihiro was sure she did remember - it was right there, gathered in little moments that almost felt unrelated, but...
She tore at a photo album to get at a picture of herself as a child holding a handful of flowers as she stood in front of a river running through the city. But the memory was gone before it was fully there and for a long moment she ached.
Chihiro taped it to the wall above her desk anyway.
Stopping into a new shop that sold soap and candles, the scents nearly overwhelmed her and she felt like she was falling out of her body until she ran out to the street and sucked in deep breaths of stale city air. When she went back in, she was fine and not a one of her friends had noticed her absence.
She left with a full bag of soap not to wash with and candles not to burn. At night she just pulled them out and breathed them in and hoped eventually it would all come back.
Every now and then she dreamed of flying...
And more and more, she got the feeling she was just waiting. Chihiro would wait - someday it would all finally be clear.
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