It had been a time since Usagi had been pulled from the Nexus. A long time since she had last seen Demand. But in all the time away, she could honestly say she never forgot. She loved him, and that knowledge was enough to keep her feelings intact. Her ardor never cooled; she could only hope his stayed the same.
In the meantime, a lot had happened: she had graduated from Mugen Gakuen, near the top of the class, and gotten into her first choice university: Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. She had found out late at Mugen that she had a way with fashion, and she needed something to do besides wait for the Nexus to reconnect with her. Dorm living didn't suit her, so she opted for an apartment, living on her own for the first time, away from her family. It was small, but it suited her. She made it work.
She still worked at Maid's Gift, on the weekends and days off, and during the summer. And whenever she wasn't in her maid uniform, she wore a piece of jewelry that Demand had given her. Today, it was the earrings, her hair framing them, but not hiding them from view. After a day of working at Maid's Gift, Usagi sighed and re-entered her apartment, unaware that the Nexus had re-connected her.