Once again, spoilers lurk beyond this point, especially in the story-specific sections. You've been warned.
| 'Needing, Wanting'
'Return Your Love'
'The Second Farewell'
I'll admit that Rika took me by surprise. Though I had some idea who she was and what she'd do in 'Blinding White', I found it quite unexpected when she ran out into the school yard in 'First Falls' and started me telling things about herself, in no uncertain terms.
Rika is assertive and a go-getter. Rika likes to believe she can fix anything. She's been raised by her parents to have immense faith and confidence in herself. This, as it turns out, is both a strength and a weakness.
She's running headlong into some very murky territory. I know she's strong, so I'm not worried she won't survive.
But children scar so easily.