"I'm not sure if I feel my fingertips anymore. Did they ever belong to me one day? I don't know. Not anymore. All I know is that I must keep playing, or else Asami will be mad at me.
She's already mad at me. Or in truth, the one mad is... me?
Are these sounds even coming from my shamisen? This darkness keeps growing... whose laughter is this? A customer's? Are they laughing at me? At the failure I am?
Keep playing, stupid Nae! You cannot commit mistakes so close to the great day!
Just keep playing. Nae.
Art & Nae (c) me, from Blade Under Mask