•Yoshikawa (吉川) , Ayumu (歩む)
•None at the moment
• 15th December
•Dance and Gymnastics
•getting cute cases for her iphone
•when people talk to her too fast
•untangling her hair
•waking up early
•Sunny Summer days
What They were like before Jonetsu Boarding School;
Ayumu lived with her envious mother who physically and verbally abused her every day as she was jealous of Ayumu’s similarities with her grandmother.
A quiet girl with a troubled mind. Due to her past she has a slight paranoia where even the slightest sudden movement, even if it’s just a bird passing by, will make her flinch and turn her face red. The nicer she is treated, the nicer she will treat that person whether she knows them for a week or an hour, she will offer them some of her food and greet them every time.
Because she came from an abusive home, she can’t step up for someone who is being bullied, instead she will tremble and run away, which later makes her feel like a coward. She also has a somewhat rude side, if she is approached by someone she doesn’t quite like she will pretend she didn’t bring her hearing aids and will mock them by only using sign language, and sometimes sign things about that person since they most likely won’t understand it.
Ayumu’s grandmother was a wealthy old lady who used to be famous for her dance shows where she showed elegant and gentle moves with a fan, but later quit to start her own family. She had a daughter with beautiful black hair who got pregnant and, despite not wanting the baby, gave birth to a baby girl whom she named “Ayumu”, but the baby was born deaf. Her mother offered to support them financially but her pride didn't let her accept such offer, so instead they decided that, as a grandmother, she would take care of Ayumu while her mother was working.
As Ayumu grew her mother noticed more and more similarities between her and her grandmother such as the hair, the love for the traditional Japanese dance, and even the way she behaved; it drove her mother mad of envy because she admired her mother very much but they looked nothing alike.
When Ayume was 8, her mother took her away from her grandmother to raise her herself but she had become cruel and unloving, and unlike her grandmother, Ayumu’s mother did not know sign language so the communication between the two of them was very bad. Needless to say she never went back to her grandmother’s house nor spoke to her.
In Junior High School, Ayumu began using hearing aids but always removed them when the class was over as she preferred the silence, especially at home. Being different than most people didn’t bother her the least and she eventually learned how to completely ignore those who wanted to bring her down, but at home it was a different story, it was impossible to ignore her mother’s abusive behavior.
One day, after finding an old family album, she saw a photo of her grandmother when she was young and simply became amazed at the beauty and elegance emanating from her, so Ayumu styled her hair like her grandmother had in the picture, making them look even more similar and when her mother came home and saw her...things didn’t go very well.
Once things settled down, it was past 8pm, it was raining, and Ayumu was walking outside with the few belongings of hers that had been thrown out the window. There was only one place she wanted to go at that moment. There was only one person she wanted to see.
She stopped in front of a big, and yet old fashioned, house and in one of the windows could be seen an old lady with long white hair falling over her shoulders and tied in a bun at the end. Her grandmother opened the door with a smile both sad and happy, and took her in. They were both happy and enjoyed each other’s company, and Ayumu’s grades improved drastically. On her birthday, her grandmother asked if she would like to be enrolled in Jonetsu High but the only reply Ayumu gave was a few squeals which were taken as a “YES!”.
•She’s underweight so she may often be seen eating
•Some scars and bruises can still be seen in her arms, torso and legs
•She aspires to be a dancer like her grandmother was
•She uses sign language while she speaks
•Will stalk the person she likes and peek at them while hiding behind something
•Will wear a kimono and dance to earn extra money
•Rarely uses her hearing aids outside class
•Her phone is always on vibrate (for obvious reasons) and always keeps it in her pocket
“Oh! Did you hear that? Me neither.”
"Get it? 'Cause I'm deaf."
“Please, don’t put that anywhere near my mouth.”
“Ahh~! Isn't it cute?”
Aoi Yuuki (Couldn't find a decent sample but her voice is similar to Madoka Kaname)