B-day (18 August) and this pic was actually made months ago (I also sent the original pencil sketch to her as a B-day gift too).
But I am troubled and sadden by the fact that she experienced a murder minutes before her B-day.
In an odd way, my Black Jack gift pic to her is quite fitting... The manga deals with life and death, and the protagonist doesn't always save the day because life itself can be cruel and twisted. Despite all the loss of his loved ones and torture he has endured, he has a strong iron will to live and help those who deserve his help.
Black Jack will always be mines, others and Melissa's, most favorite manga character.
Melissa, we have known each other for 6 years and you have definitely been through a lot. And out of everyone else online, you were the one that I was most worried about. I know I'm hardly online as much and that I don't really get a chance to chat to you, I really want to let you know that your friendship means a lot to me and I hope we can continue to be friend for many years to come.