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Australia's interpretation of The Best "a breath of fresh air": Nozomi Moritomo

Nozomi Moritomo, the wife of Leafa Spirit WR Dayne Tsunashi.

Australia's interpretation of The Best "a breath of fresh air": Nozomi Moritomo

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
December 20, 2073

Nozomi Moritomo, a former Rolling Girl and a proud owner of a motorcycle, is the wife of Leafa Spirit wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi. After a number of years ensuring the stability of Japan as a youth, Moritomo emigrated to Australia to experience a new definition of "The Best." There, she met Tsunashi in Townsville, Queensland, and it was lover at first sight.

"I didn't know what to expect when I was emigrating to Australia to start a new beginning for myself, but when I met Dayne, I knew that this would be something I would remember for the rest of my life," Moritomo said in an interview at her dorm room. Outside, the motorcyle that she and Dayne share is glistening, an exact replica of the same vehicle she used to own with her old friend, Masami Utoku.

"Australia's interpretation of The Best is a breath of fresh air. It's different and it makes you want a piece of it. Everyone is willing to help each other, to stand with one another, to be in solidarity. You don't see a lot of wars or conflict like what happened centuries ago with colonialism. The people are really progressive, really optomistic, really friendly. You can have a beer with these mates and you won't feel bad about it, even though I can't drink yet.

"Dayne is a man of men, let me tell you. He always knows what's on my mind and works with me so that there aren't any issues. I realized that I needed a man in my life, so I decided if we traveled across every state and territory, I would marry him. We did so several months ago, in the winter, and we've been married since September.

"Dayne loves motorcycling. He doesn't like to deal with those outlaw motorcycle clubs, who he called bikie gangs, and lets them do what they want. They know who he is and they just ride on. He's good friends with the Banditos but because we're students, he has no plans on joining them. There isn't any hard feeling towards those bikie gangs and us because they support our gridiron team. Some of them even donate to the college for philanthropic purposes so it doesn't look like they are on the wrong side of the law. That's how you cover your tracks.

"I got to see a lot of Australia, going around the continent and even going up and down from Darwin to Adelaide, passing by Uluru and Kata Tjuta. I met so many friends, told them my stories, and I realized that on my twitter, I got a lot of supporters from across the country. So today, I have decided that I will begin the long process towards becoming a citizen here. They tell me it won't be easy, but I want to prove everybody wrong.

"I sometimes talk over long distance or online with Yukina, Ai, Masami, Chiaya, Kuniko, Yukari, Haruka, Aki, Tomoki and others about my adventures in Australia. They're sad that I decided to become a citizen of the country but at the same time, they're happy that I am now with the Best, in this case, the Best College in Australia, and, with all respect to the others, the best city in Australia. It's the capital of Australia! I wouldn't want to be caught dead anywhere else! I love Dayne and I love it here down under!"