Chapter 72: A single destination
“… It’s really a cafe”
“Hmm… were you doubtful of this, Arge-san?”
“Well, if you’re looking at the Onee-sama’s dress, most people would think of a tea house rather than a cafe”
Even the employee said that. I moved the spoon without saying anything more than that. A mountain of chicken fried rice with a half-fried egg. It is a so-called “Omelet-Rice.” I scoop a portion off the corner of the omelet and carry it to my mouth.
Ah, it’s delicious.
The chicken rice is seasoned well and the rice isn’t sticky. The onions and green peppers have a good texture and the portions are large. (TN/Zana: Re-translated this because “solid and not sticky” didn’t seem like it made any sense. I think this is more accurate.)
The eggs are sweet, and a buttery scent spreads over the chicken.
It was a perfect Omelet-Rice, with the exception of ketchup writing reading「Blur here」 is written in the Republican language. (TN/Zana: Fake news, Sad!)
Contrary to me who was eating quietly, surprisingly, Kuzuha-chan was the praising delicious Omelet-Rice as she eat it.
She looks more like a hamster than a fox with the way she inflates her cheek with her eyes are shining. Children sure do like Omelet-Rice, huh?
But I’m dancing in my heart as well. In the kingdom we only had bread for meals and I’ve really wanted to eat rice, but haven’t been able to eat any until now. (TN/Zana: Author conveniently forgetting that time Arge cooked a full meal for Felnote meaning that there should definitely be food that isn’t just bread around, but sure.)
Even though it is seasoned, the sweetness that springs up with texture and chewing is definitely of rice. Even though I’m not saying it as loudly as Kuzuha-chan, I’m quite happy right now.
Satsuki-san looked at us and smiled happily.
Satsuki-san doesn’t eat much because of her physique. The size of her golden mountain is a little smaller than ours, even with half of it having been handed over to Kuzuha-chan.
“I’m happy as long as you’re enjoying it. Do you like it too, Arge-chan?”
“Yes, it is delicious.”
They may call themselves a coffee shop, but the taste of the Omelet-Rice is perfect. Only the ketchup writing is a little out of place. (T.N: Arge mean a cafe should have a western taste) (Zana: Re-translated this so it made a bit more sense.)
“That’s for sure. Because the unique method used to create this dish was invented by… Iris-chan!
“Eh? So Satsuki-san didn’t make it?!”
“Iris-chan can make dishes served at the shop. I’m in charge of the regular meals and the sweets out front.”
“Oh, I see…”
Kuzuha-chan, who seemed to think that the Omelet-Rice is handmade by Satsuki-san made a subtle look.
Certainly the characters written in ketchup are obviously a huge hook, like Satsuki-san, but Iris-san is like this as well. Only in this way, are the two are strangely similar.
How is Fumitsuki-san eating right now? She’s not even looking at her food, she’s just gazing at Satsuki-San. I guess this is the usual for her.
Iris-san didn’t pop out because she’s a vampire. In order to avoid sunlight, she’s eating in a room in the back.
“Well, Fumi-chan … I’m going to prepare for tomorrow, so can you deliver this to commercial guild right now?”
After the meal was over and the dishes were tidied by Fumitsuki-san, Satsuki-san took out several sheets of paper from her valley of the chest.
I couldn’t see what it said from my current position. Fumitsuki-san received it.
“Is this a request for repair the highway?”
“Yes, from here to Sakura-zaka, I felt some places in the road were in need of repair.”
“Is that so, Onee-sama?”
“The road must be fix properly so that the peddlers can travel comfortably, and they supply is with the materials we need, so can you help, Fumi-chan?
“Okay, ~leave it to me ~♥” (Ha~ai, makase kuda sa~a i) (TN: she talk with happy voice)
Fumitsuki-san cheerfully accepts Satsuki-san’s request and retreats to the back of store. She is preparing for going out.
There was something to worry about in the current conversation, so let’s dig a little more. Thinking that way, I talk to Satsuki-san.
“Well, what is a commercial guild?”
“They are union organizations where many of the peddlers are registering in order to do business across countries and villages, so there is much danger. That guild is where they gather for information sharing”
“… In that case, may I go together?”
I am reminded of the peddler who first took care of me when I came to this world.
Zeno Kotobuki-kun. He let me ride the carriage to Arlesha, fed me, and gave me clothes and money that time.
I promised to return it if I could someday. I was wondering what I was going to do because I do not know if I can meet again, but if there is such an organization, there is a high possibility of registering Zeno-kun too. It is worth checking.
“Perfect timing, Fumi should guide you if you ask her.”(Satsuki)
“I understand, I will ask.” (Arge)
“Well, Arge-san? What do you need?” (Fumi)
“There is a person that I’d like to repay a favor to. Since he seems to be a peddler, I wonder if I can find out where to go from here.” (Arge)
“That’s important, I will also help you.” (Kuzuha)
It is something unrelated to Kuzuha-chan, but she seems to be full of spirit.
She’s lively, but not a bad child, so I have no problem. I myself have been with her forever so I am starting to feel like it’s natural that she is coming with me.
“Satsuki-san, can you please take care of Neguseo? Because we pay money including meal,”
“No, I don’t mind, the meal is my treat and I plan to do so in future as well.” (Satsuki)
“Sorry! but I’m telling you, Satsuki-chan will not receive any money even if you are trying to refuse! I’m confident with my patience. Now stop trying to be a guest and let me spoil you. You are not allowed to pay until I accept.” (Satsuki)
“Oh, I’ll take you up on that offer then.”
“Yes! Please let me take care of you for a while!”
In this case, I feel that I’m the only one benefiting from this. Still, why does she look so happy despite getting nothing out of this?
However, it seems that it will become more troublesome if I’m not doing as she want. So I think I will kept it in moderation.
In a sense, she is a strange person. But I won’t allow her to be the only one giving favors. I’ll be sure to return the favor to her one day.
“Thank you, Satsuki-san.”
Whether Fumitsuki-san will guide us or not, I’m still going to go there. Even if she doesn’t guide me, I will search for the place myself.
Promises that I will return favor someday. If I don’t do this, it’ll weigh on my conscience forever.
Even if the clothes I’ve been given by him have already been destroyed.
“It would be nice if you could meet your benefactor.” (Kuzuha)
“I agree.” (Arge)
Even if the one who ruined the gift from my benefactor is this girl, she didn’t have any bad intentions, she just misunderstood. So I won’t say anything.
I want to take a nap. I will try return my gratitude soon and go back for a nap.