Captain of the Second Division
Midori had a habit of being a jack of all trades. One of those trades was psychology. Technically, she was a psychiatrist and went through all the regular paths of being a therapist before that. She didn't just know everything she could about physical health, but mental health as well. Because of this, she was able to sit and listen to Erika without much reaction to anything. There were a couple times she got a little annoyed, like when Erika admitted to calling Tsubine a bitch, but she didn't let that annoyance out. She would have felt like a hypocrite if she had since Midori punched Tsubine without saying hello. The fact was, everyone in this situation made some mistakes.
A low "Mm"
was all Midori let out when Erika stopped talking. There was a silence between them for a bit and then Midori spoke up. "If you want to be her daughter, then prove to her you can."
Midori said and turned her attention from the Seireitei back to Erika, "If that is what you really want, then work toward it. People don't become millionaires from poverty by sitting on their ass and wallowing in self-pity. They do something about it."
That may have been a strange comparison, even to Midori, but she stuck with it. Not everyone who became wealthy from poverty did it in kind or unselfish ways, but sometimes that is what you have to do to get what you want. Midori just hoped Erika wouldn't go down the dark path in this type of situation.
No, Midori wanted Erika to go the positive route, the one that would make Tsubine proud. However, if what Erika said was accurate, Tsubine and Midori were going to have to have a talk. You don't tell someone who looks at you like a Mother that you don't want them. That is destructive and something Tsubine was going to fucking hear about. Midori just had to approach that crap with a little more finesse. "By the way..."
Midori spoke up calmly again, giving Erika a small smile, "I know Tsubine well enough to figure that she may have worded things wrong. She probably tried to get the point across and wasn't thinking her best. She feels guilty about everything, but she's also suffered a loss that only one person I know can maybe compare to... It may best to just give her time to come home. Be around her, talk, smile, and see where things go. Minds change, and though slower, so do hearts."