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“Eh?” Risako stuttered again, unable to recover back from her state of shock.
“Wait a minute, Saki!” Miyabi scrambled from her place and towards where Saki stood, took the latter by her wrist, and swirled her around to face her. “I think we need to talk about this.” Miyabi continued, pulling the shorter girl together with her and made their way towards the locker changing room. And the rest began to follow suit. One after another, they gave Risako a glance as they walked past the girl. Maasa was the only one who shared a smile to Risako, only to be dragged away by Momoko as she could foresee what will happen next.
Risako allowed her eyes to trail the movement of the people across the room, until the door closes on her, where she realized she was now alone in the room. Feeling slightly relax, she allow herself to study her surroundings – something she had overlooked the moment she stepped in due to the strong aura she experienced.
“The whole place looks so . . . “ Risako mumbled under her breath as she glanced around her surrounding, thinking of a right word to describe her feelings right at that moment. “Lovely.” She mumbled again as she caught her breath.
The interior was decorated with white laces too, similar to the ones on the curtains. White fluffy couches was seen together with coffee tables covered with white laced cloths around the room, with baby pink and baby blue curtain partitions between each set of couch and table. ”Is this a cafe? It looks like one to me. . . Especially with the flowers and teapots on the coffee table. . . “ Risako analysed in her mind. ”So I supposed they are looking for a new waitress or something like that? That would be great for me! Since I needed some form of income now that my belongings are gone . . .” Risako continued in her mind as she remained standing at the same spot she was in all the while.
”That guy from morning is working here too! That’s like the icing on the cake too.” Her mind side tracked for a moment as a slight blush began to form on her cheek. ”The other two guy are quite good looking too. . . Especially the tallest one. . . “
Out of the sudden, Risako began to slap her cheeks, wanting to wake herself from her daydreaming. ”What are you even thinking, Risako! What’s more important now is to get money and a roof to live under!” Risako reprimanded herself. ”But the way they are dressed in. . . It’s just way too cool! The cute Lolita outfits there are wearing. . . I wonder if I would get one too. . . “ Before she realize it, her mind had began to drift away into her fairyland . . .
Meanwhile in the locker room. . .
“Isn’t that too much of a sudden?” Miyabi asked after she had tossed Saki onto the bench located in the center of the changing room, crossing her arm at her chest. “You did mentioned earlier on, that we had agreed to pick a few before deciding whether are we hiring or not.” Miyabi continued as she the rest began to gather around them, all quiet and looking at Saki, waiting for a response from her.
“I know what you are doing too, Miyabi . . . All these while for the whole of today. . . “Saki finally spoke after moments of silence. Miyabi looked away as Saki tried to make an eye contact with her. “You were waiting for the alarm to go off, aren’t you?” Saki continued in a quiet voice as she turned to face the rest in the room.
“I don't get it, Saki.” Miyabi started off, getting Saki’s attention back to herself.
“I don’t too. . . “Momoko added in.
“Me three. . . “
“Me four. . . “
Yurina and Maasa added on after each other.
Chinami stayed quiet as she continued to fix her attention just on Saki.
“I don’t understand the need for a new person joining us. We are as fine as we are right now. 3 to 3. So why do we need a new person?” Miyabi continued asking, followed by the many nods from Momoko, Yurina and Maasa.
“I just felt. . . feel that we need a new person. . . to spice up the things over here. . . And maybe, too can help to further increase the business too.” Saki stuttered a little as she answered Miyabi. “I understand how all of you felt. . . That’s why I haven’t stopped your actions at all. . . But . . . I just feel that we need this new person. . . And time is running out. . . I know the alarm was going to ring. . . That’s why I did that. . .”
Silence began to fill the room once again, until Chinami decided to break the silence. “Let’s respect Saki with her decision, shall we? She owns this place too. . . I’m sure whatever decision she has, it has to be of the best interest for Rock Erotic, isn’t that so?” Chinami ended off with a smile, hoping that would lighten up the tense atmosphere.
Back in the main area. . .
”Maybe I will be able to meet THE one when I work here. . . Just like those novels I had read before. . . “Risako was once again in her own dreamland. It takes a slamming door to wake her up from her daydream. “What happened?” Risako yelped in surprise.
“Miyabi just need some time to sort up her thoughts. I will help to talk some sense into her too, so don’t worry about us.”Chinami chased after the slammed door, whilst pulling on Momoko’s pigtail with her.
“I will help to keep a lookout for them too, Saki.” Maasa added on as she made her way beside Risako. “Bye, little princess. I’m looking forward to working with you tomorrow. . . “Maasa bided goodbye by the touch at Risako’s butt. “You have a nice butt over here.” Maasa smirked, and with that, Maasa left, leaving behind a blushing red Risako and two head-shaking Saki and Yurina.
“I’ll see you tomorrow too, Saki.” Yurina bided next, giving Saki a little pat on her head. “Miyabi will be alright. I respect your decision too.”
“Risako?”Saki called out after Yurina’s departure.
Risako nodded her head in response.
Saki offered her hand out for a handshake again. “Once again, welcome to Rock Erotic.”Saki offered with a smile, and Risako received it rather timidly. “Training for you will officially starts tomorrow, so be back here at 8 am. . . we start service at 11 am”
“Actually . . . I have an issue over here. . .” Risako stutter out.
That caught Saki’s attention. “What issue?”
“I don’t have a place to stay in tonight . . . So is it possible for me to . . .”
“You can stay with me for the night. I am staying upstairs.” Saki interrupted Risako before the latter could finish her sentence.
“Really?”A genuine smile wipe past Risako’s face.
”Things did not get as bad as I thought it would get, isn't that so?”