Hikari couldn't help but stare at Leirra with her first statement. Her mother ... proud... of her? Leirra had to be mistaken. The only person her mother was ever proud of, was herself. Even her apprentices never recieved praise from her, as Hikari had heard Miss Inari mention (and somewhat sulk about) several times before. Could her mother have really grown as Leirra had said, did it somehow have something to do with the flood of memories she had received or was Leirra just trying to make her feel better with white lies?
Unsure of the answer, Hikari said nothing but quietly accepted the book, only finally speaking up in answer to Leirra's last question,
"What is it..?" She asked.