Chapter 44 – MushroomTL: Agni

TLC: Kriz

Editor: Kai

QC: Wafflez

First Published on Ainushi

「Welcome, may I take your order?」

「So this is the cafe that Andou-kun recommends.」

「Nn.」

Well, actually this cafe was my imouto’s recommendation, but…….since there is that proverb that more or less goes ‘what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours’………that would also make it my recommendation, wouldn’t it? (Andou)

「Ummm, what to say……

Asakura-san, this cafe is where you can enjoy seasonal pastas. This season, they are offering {Three Colours Pasta} for a limited time only right now so I highly recommend it.」 ← monotone

Alright! I somehow managed to read my sister’s cue card smoothly! (Andou)

「A limited time offer! How wonderful!」
「Yes! As your boyfriend said, we are currently offering the Three Colour Pasta for a limited time! As it’s lunch hour, you can get a value meal of any of the Three Color Pastas – the  ‘Green Carbonara’, ‘White Carbonara’ or ‘Red Carbonara’ in a set with a drink!」

「Wha…….」

「B……..b-b-boy!」

Damnit, this waitress, why of all things does she have to mistake me and Asakura-san as a couple…….. Hey hey, look at us properly. You wouldn’t normally think that a gloomy loner like me and a first-class beauty like Asakura-san is a couple, would you? See, Asakura-san’s face has turned ridiculously red from the shame of being mistaken as a couple with me……… (Andou)

B-Boyfriend?! From this waitress point of view, we look like a c-c-c-couple?! Aah, calm down, me! I’m a capable woman……yes, A capable woman! If I’m shaken by this waitress’ words, my feeling towards Andou-kun will be completely exposed. Rather than show my discomposure here, I must respond as I normally would …… (Asakura)

「H-Hyaa! T-thyen, I-I hyed like the g-gyein carbonara!」

「A-Asakura-san, calm down…….you don’t have to be that shaken even if the waitress mistook us as a couple.」

「H-Haaaaah?! What are you saying, Andou-kun?! I-I-It’s not like I’m embarrassed being mistaken as a couple with Andou-kun, not at all! I’m shaking simply because this pasta looks delicious!」

「Ah, so that’s the reason. Sorry, I was sure it was because you felt embarrassed……」

「N-not at all! When she mistook us for a couple, I didn’t find it embarrassing at all!」

「……..A-are you ready to order?」

Uwaa……What the heck is wrong with these lovebirds? Aren’t they openly flirting with each other? And here I am, just dumped by my boyfriend yesterday. Hurry up and place your order, and go explode yourself! (Waitress)

「S-sorry! U-umm……Then, I’ll have the ‘Green carbonara’ and ‘ice tea’ set!」

「Then for me, I’ll have the ‘Red carbonara’ and a black ‘ice coffee’!」

「Certainly!」

Andou-kun, so you drink coffee. Moreover, you take it black……….So cool! (Asakura)

Shit……..didn’t I appear to be putting on a show, ordering black coffee like that?…….. It’s like I’m trying so hard to appeal to Asakura-san with I can drink black coffee, I’m so cool. To begin with, I ordered black coffee simply because it’s a pain to pour syrup and the likes in the coffee……… After all, my hands would get sticky all over after that. (Andou)

「…………」

「…………」

I-I have to talk about something…… (Asakura & Andou)

「「T-that——–」」

No way, we synced!? (Asakura & Andou)

「…………」

「…………」

「W-what is it, Andou-kun?」

「No, no, please you first, Asakura-san……..」

「No, no, please Andou-kun first……..」

「「T-Then——-」」

Eh?We synced yet again!? (Asakura & Andou)

「…………」

What the hell are they doing? Those lovebirds…….tsk (Waitress)

「Thank you for waiting. Here’s your meal.」 *smile*

「A-Andou-kun! The pasta has arrived! Let’s dig in!」

「Y-yeah! Of course, Asakura-san! I’m starving too!」

「「Itadakimasu!」」

「…………」

「…………」

Again, we synced…….. It’s embarrassing. (Asakura & Andou)

「Eh, ah………」

「Nn? What’s wrong, Asakura-san?」

「Nothing, just…… I didn’t notice when I ordered, but this pasta has mushrooms in it……」

「Eh, don’t tell me, you don’t like mushrooms?」

「……..I-is that bad?」

「Fufu!」

「Hey! Why are you laughing all of a sudden!?! Did you find it that funny that I don’t like mushroom?! 」

「No……I’m sorry. But………」

It’s regrettable but regarding Asakura-san, I’ve always had this image of her as a  ‘beautiful girl’, thus whenever there are moments like this when I think she’s ‘cute’……………………. There is no way I can say it, can’t I?! (Andou)

「But what?」

「I-it’s nothing! Right. As an apology for laughing at you, I’ll eat your mushrooms.」

「H-hmph! Even if you try to butter me up like that………..Oh well.」 *grins*

Ufufufu, I just thought of something good. (Asakura)

「Eh, Asakura………san?」

「Well then, you can have the mushrooms …….. 」*smirk!*

I wonder what is it…… I have a very bad feeling from Asakura-san’s smile. (Andou)

「Here, Andou-kun, ‘Aaaaaahn’ ……..?」

「Hnngh! 」

Don’t tell me, that ‘feeding act’ again?! (Andou)

Ufufu………This is a chance to flirt with Andou-kun under the pretext of eating the mushroom! Actually, after class yesterday, Class Rep gave me a task for today’s date which was ‘Asakura-san, on tomorrow’s date, you have to actively make advances to Andou-kun whenever the opportunity arises!’ (Asakura)

「What’s wrong, Andou-kun? My mushroom………you don’t want to eat it?」

「Guh!」

A-Asakura-san! Asking me those questions with that sad face is foul play. B-but….. Since we are now not in the school, doing that ‘feeding act’ is…..Shittt! (Andou)

「A-Aaaaaan………」

「H-how is it? Is my mushroom………delicious?」

「Y-yes……..It’s delicious.」

「…………」

Tsk, just explode already. (Waitress)

「…………..WelcomeEeeeEeeee!」

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