Erika's character was according to expectations. I'll have to re-read it to fully understand all of the small plot you proposed, but from what I read I got the enough idea to understand the ending. Erika speaking about living is something suitable to her character, but maybe not with her age.
I mean, you can still live a lot when you're 21, make a lot of mistakes and stuff as long as you think it's not late. I once heard that you become old when you think you're old, but that's only my perception of it. Your focus was more centered on the teenage part, the making mistakes as a teenager part.
I really liked that last part.
Thanks for your time, I look forward to the next chapter
10th prestige Lv 55 Nightmare
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