This is my second time fully celebrating my best girl's birthday! A year went by so fast... and my love for her only grew since then. I had been waiting expectantly for this day, especially with everything going on right now, this day was something I was looking forward to a lot and the one thing that kept me smiling for days. The best way to show my love for her is with a letter:
She really means the world to me... when I found love live, when I found Maki, things were very rough for me and she somehow pulled me out of a dark place and led me to where I am now. Every day since that day I look at her and it's enough to make me smile. Because of everything she did for me, and she still does to this day, I have to give back to her. Celebrating is the only way to go!
This time I decided to bake her a chocolate cake covered in cream and strawberries, with layers on the inside too! I have to say, it was very delicious, I feel Maki would enjoy it just as much~ I also did something new this time. In her UR card ''Fruits Swimsuit'', a UR I love so so much, she talks about cutting thin slices of strawberry mixed with her favorite herbs in a cup with water to make the perfect strawberry tea. It's a very elegant tea, and it captures Maki's essence to the fullest. It matches her color too! Because this card is so important to me, I wanted to make her little ''recipe'' a reality.
I also wanted to put together all my merch I've collected in a year as that's an achievement on its own. Collecting merch of her has become something enjoyable for me. Wherever you look my whole room is Maki, it's my little happy place in the world.
In the past year I also managed to get all her URs (saved over 800 gems for her birthday box in less than 3 months, and she decided to come quickly in under 15 green tickets pft), with Valentine Maki coming next month and that's something I'm getting asap! I feel proud of my album, with only missing two scoutable SRs. I will probably keep scouting in her birthday boxes even if I complete her album, that's how much I love her!
My final gift to her this year was this art of one of my favorite cards, the best princess in the world!
I put my heart and soul into this piece of art and I hope that she would like it. Drawing her brings me so much joy, it's like staring at your favorite thing for hours and you can do nothing but smile. It was a lot of fun. Last year I also did art for her birthday and I probably will continue to do that for a long, long time. (Here's a link to the post I made on my twitter account, if you'd like to check it out! https://twitter.com/_makinico/status/1251698061417603088)
No matter how many years go by, I love Maki more and more every year. I admire her so much, it makes me the happiest to see her happy with friends, to see her having fun doing what she loves, and being more honest with herself as time goes by. I will support her until I can no more, and she will always, always be in my heart. She is part of me at this point. A part I treasure deeply as she is the most precious to me. I adore Maki Nishikino, the fiery tsuntsun of µ's, with a kind and sweet side that just makes me want to pinch her cheeks. She is my little princess, my angel, my sweet goddess, my everything.
Happy Birthday Maki! I will keep on celebrating until the next birthday ♡