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It is a plain shop window on a street, freshly arranged for the clearance sale.
You remember walking in front of it as a child, eyes staring and staring at the rush of womanly voices, high-heels and colourful displays. Today its success is gone, and the shop is closing down in a few days. Apparently, tailored clothes are not as fancy as they used to be; or, probably, less and less people can afford them.
Behind the glass surface, a bright blue suit lies on a brownish mannequin, elegant and surely expensive as hell. On the other side, on the street, there you are – a young university student in a baggy T-shirt, rightful owner of a pile of books and confused ideas.

You do not even know why you stopped there, especially since you have afternoon classes to attend in an hour. You never cared about clothing that much, even less on an empty stomach. However, this is a completely different matter.
As you study the red tag – it does not cost that much, actually, you could say it is a real bargain if you only knew what to wear it for – your fingers clutch on the hard covers. Art and law. You feel so strange.
It must be one of those moments in life when you look for something, never knowing exactly what you want, and the answer turns up in unexpected forms, without any explainable reason. It might depend on the fact that your whole future lies in your hands now, on the different paths within your two books, and all you want is to find an answer. Some strong, solid perspectives to rely on.
You study the suit carefully – it seems to mock you from there. You do not look very professional right now.
Do looks count on working places, by the way? In the end, a suit would look weird on an artist. Much less on a lawyer.

Come on, Dollie will not be upset if you don't wear her pink sweater on your graduation day. She surely won't, she is perfect. Yet a sweet voice rings in your ears – why should you buy it, Feenie?
Well, your possible answers are not coherent at all, but they sound funny nonetheless. She does not surrender, her delicate smile blinds your mind. Why then?
Because – no matter what your job will be – this suit is likely to be the first and the last formal piece of clothing you will ever wear in your life; and in spite of the bright colour, and the fact you will never be able to paint without turning the jacket into a chessboard of stains, you already picture a man in it, with the awkward smile of his first working day.
Because it is different from what you wear now, and for reasons unknown to you it looks exactly like something you would like to put on in your future.
Because it is blue, and blue is your favourite colour – you hate pink, you never told her.
And it is on sale as well. 

Suddenly you feel the watchstrap around your wrist. It must be a miracle – you have been standing there for more than twenty minutes and you are not shrieking in terror yet.
In the frantic process of choosing whether to start running, to call her or to skip lunch and head for your classes right away, you do not move a step. The shop window is still there – so are you.
You take a deep breath, smile and enter the shop, one hand reaching for the wallet.
You have made up your mind. After all, every choice is a step ahead in life.
I'm back to Phoenix yay!
One year ago I finished playing Trials and Tribulations and, since this fandom has meant so much to me, I wanted to celebrate in the most significant way I could elaborate. :D I chose to write on the first PW fanart (preview image) I saw on dA: Window Shopping by :iconmilkaru: [link] Isn't it the loveliest fanart ever? <3

This is a very important moment in my life. I'm not a university student yet, but I will be soon, and I feel so worried and uncertain about my future. That's what I tried to express, also because PW helped me very much to find my way when I had no energies. That's why I'm celebrating today, that's why I love this fanart so much. I hope I made it clear through my words.

Kudos!

[07-03-2013] Revised as a part of the complete revision work on my whole English production. The task I have taken on is not easy at all; I am trying to preserve the original spirit of my story and, at the same time, make it fluent and enjoyable for anyone. It will be significantly difficult for works that are older than one year.
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milkaru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   General Artist
That was a beautiful written story. *A* Loved every bit of it.
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MasterPassionCreed Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I really feel honoured, thank you! <3
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SlanSoulblaze Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
C'è così tanto in questa fanfic tutto sommato breve che la si potrebbe considerare un mirabilissimo esercizio di densità per numero di parole (boh, stasera mi piacciono le metafore matematiche XD ). Simbologie, celebrazioni, riflessioni autobiografiche e, last but not least, valanghe di adorabilità. E, forse in modo involontariamente calzante, a rafforzare il fil rouge che ti lega alla serie, nel decennale del primo capitolo di PW hai deciso di scrivere qualcosa che sancisca la decisione di Phoenix, che lo ritragga in un momento di passaggio determinante poi sfociato, per l'appunto, in quel primo caso e in tutti quelli che lo hanno seguito a creare il potente e magistrale intrico di trame e personaggi che conosciamo.

Sentitissimi complimenti per aver racchiuso in questo gioiello di scrittura così tanti significati, forse anche più di quelli che sai di aver inserito. E un OSU! per la prossima carriera universitaria. B|
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Teru-is-True Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*blubbers incoherently for several minutes*

:love:

That is all I can say. ^^,
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MasterPassionCreed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
It means moore than enough to me. <3 Thank you so much!
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Teru-is-True Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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the-PKMN-trainer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
really well written, good sir! :iconmonocleplz:
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MasterPassionCreed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thank you very much! <3
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HeReIaMRaMbLiNgAgAin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome~~~!!!
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MasterPassionCreed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thank you very very much, sir! :D
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