It seems that the Trainer and Rudolph noticed something about Teio’s left leg. Of course, the trainer brought her to the doctor and his suspicions are correct.
As expected, I didn’t think it would be that easy for Teio to achieve her dream. Sadly, she was going to hide her injury. Sadly, for the better, the Trainer learned his lesson from that time when Suzuka ignored her injury and had an almost injury-ending career. Now, he is a bit more cautious about his team’s heath. I can understand why he wants to play it safe and have Teio treat her injury. Sure, she must wait 6 months to heal. This could mean that she will miss the Kikkashou derby.
Of course, she initially didn’t take it well. She doesn’t think she will make it after 6 months. This means missing her chance to gain the Triple Crown. Still, at least she tried after doing the treatment. Even the Trainer try to find ways to speed up her recovery through various therapies and diets along with alternative training. Also, it’s funny how McQueen takes Teio to her mansion so she can use her doctor, chef, and other staff. Yes, McQueen is filthy rich.
Also, it’s nice that Teio’s friends and her teammates are supporting her along the way. I find it funny how Gold Ship is offering Teio to use her Segway. Also, it seems that her rivals, Twin Turbo, Ikuno Dictus, and especially Nice Nature are looking forward to facing off against Teio in the Kikkashou.
Several months went by as Teio continues her recovery. Sadly, she notices for herself that running in the Kikkashou is a longshot as she can’t run as she used to. The final nail in the coffin is of course when her doctor said that she shouldn’t participate in the race. Sure, this kind of crushed her spirits initially, but she eventually come to grips with reality. She also peeked into the Trainer’s office as he tries to make it work out. In the end, she tells him the truth and he eventually accept reality that she won’t run in the race. Still, she wants him to take her to watch the race anyway.
Sure, it’s tough for Teio to imagine how she will run in the race and ended up crying over not being able to participate, it didn’t turn out as bad as expected. After all, Teio’s rivals that are participating in the race are trying their best. Teio saw that and she realizes something on her way back home. Even if she participated, she will probably not perform at her fullest ability.
In the end, in her eyes, she is still the undefeated double crown winner since she hasn’t lost. I guess she realizes that it’s best to delay her gratification in achieving her goal instead of pushing it and possibly losing. After all, she would disappoint her rivals. Moreover, they will feel that they didn’t really deserve the win when Teio is not running at her fullest ability. Lastly, there is the frustration of losing opposed to just sitting it out until she is ready. Still, that dream will come someday, she just needs to keep working at it. ¶