The Ono family lives at the end of Endeavor Lane, looking out over Port Prominence Bay. A tour of their house is found on Tumblr
On the last day of spring, Daniel took the kids to the Simdale YMCA so Yuki could play soccer and Seiki could play on the computers and meet people. Sayuri, of course, was at the Simdale Clinic, where she is the primary care physician.
Soon after they arrived, Seiki couldn’t help but notice. Julia Jones was there, talking about school and how much she was going to miss it during the summer before going to PSU in the fall. Julia was from Port Prominence and Julia was beautiful. Seiki knew who Julia was, because her grandparents lived two doors down from Seiki, and her granddad owned the Brick Oven on Town Square. But he also knew that Julia Jones did not know who he was, because he had steadily maintained a stealth operation to keep his identity a secret from her until the opportune moment.
But on this day he opened his mouth before he thought. Seiki has never been a big fan of school, so he changed the subject to “how about that big snowfall we had last year?”
She wasn’t too keen on the weather, but she was apparently was keen to talk with Seiki. She said, “Isn’t your mom the doctor at Simdale Clinic?” She had gone to the clinic last summer when she was staying with her grandmother, Moira
Jones, to get a last minute shot for school. She remembered Seiki from a picture on his mom’s office wall!
Seiki felt emboldened and reckless when he realized Julia Jones knew he existed. He launched into a bar song that he had learned from his dad.. Seiki put everything he could muster into that song.
When he finished singing, he looked at her and waited, as his senses started to return. Julia looked at him like he was a five year old showing her his drawing. She didn’t sing along, but she radiated at him.
They decided to hang out and Julia asked him if he played chess. Jeah!* Of course he played chess! They talked about getting ready for PSU. She was going to be in the Honors Dorm, (of course), and he hadn’t decided yet. (in other words he was going to be in the Underclassmen Dorm). He was secretly hoping that his dad’s frat house would accept him during rush, but he wasn’t going around broadcasting that to people, especially Julia Jones.