Chapter 21 – Remodeling

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Author: Bankuru Original Source: Syosetu Word Count: 2372 characters
Translator: PunishedLyly English Source: Re:Library Word Count: 1241 words
Editor(s): Fire

「「「Welcome!」」」

A few days after the repairs were done, the cafe was shrewdly overhauled just as we got back to business.
The decorative plants were replaced by teddy bears and stuff, so it got a more fancy feel to it. But, can I really call this an overhaul…….

The store’s atmosphere got quite a bit fancier, so I thought we could relax since male customers are going to decrease but that didn’t happen at all. Instead, aren’t there even more of them now? What even drives them to come here…… Well, yeah, I know the uniform’s cute and all but…

Cain and Firu didn’t return to Zanbul, it seems like they’re planning to work here for a while. And today, they came to the cafe.

「I’m sorry for keeping you waiting, here is your coffee.」(Natsuki)
「Thanks a lot. Still, the uniforms are something. Well, doesn’t look half ba-owowow!」(Cain)
「Your face is slacking.」(Firu)

Cain’s getting his ears tugged again. Also, it feels really complicated to hear Cain react like that towards me.

Haa…… Sooner or later you’re going to get your ears stretched so much that you’ll look like a Forestkin, you know that?」(Natsuki)
「Might just actually happen.」(Cain)

He answered me in a relatively serious tone. Haven’t you learned your lesson already…… It would be nice if he became more honest with Firu, not just in situations like these.
And as we had this exchange, another customer called for something.

「Ye~s, please wait for a while~…… Well, see you two later.」(Natsuki)
「Yeah.」(Cain)
「Good luck with your work.」(Firu)

Come to think of it, they said that they’re planning to work here for a while but there are practically no hunting-type requests here. What are they going to do? Well, I could just ask them later anyway.

Thanks to Chris being here with us, things became much easier. Now we can take breaks and even help Ryzna-san with the cooking. It’s so different with just the addition of one more person.
And so, while we were changing clothes after closing time, I told her about that.

「Chris being here now really helped a lot.」(Natsuki)
「Honestly. Before, we would have been busy running around when the seats get fully occupied.」(Ruti)
「Really~? I’m glad to be of help~!」(Chris)

Delighted from being praised, she keeps a big smile as she changes into her casual clothes. Even her casual clothes are the cute and frilly type, it seems.

「Your clothes are pretty cute too. Where did you buy them?」(Natsuki)
「These~? I bought them from a clothing shop that opened recently~ The designs they have are really cute but the variety they have are amazing too~!」(Chris)
「Really? Then would you guide us there on the next day off? We want to buy some more summer clothes and we want to look for winter stuff while we still can.」(Natsuki)
「Sure~ Where can we meet up~?」(Chris)
「Isn’t this cafe’s storefront good enough? It’s easier for all of us after all.」(Ruti)
「Understood~ The~n, let’s meet up on the next off day~」(Chris)

We successfully made a promise with her.
A new shop in the capital, huh. To be honest, the existing shops in the capital were a bit lacking, so I’m looking forward to it. The summer clothes we have right now aren’t that great after all.

We got back to the inn and headed to the cafeteria for dinner. It’s already a bit later than dinnertime, but for some reason, Cain and Firu are still here. They’re looking a bit glum.

Oh? The two of you ate late, huh? Did something happen?」(Natsuki)
「No, well, so we went to the union after that, yeah? But the requests were a bit……」(Cain)

Ahh, the same as with our time, huh. Since we’re here, we sit together on their table and talk to them as we have our meal.

「There isn’t many hunting-type requests, right?」(Natsuki)
「Yeah, that. I didn’t expect them to have that few requests. We took a look at them but there was nothing good.」
「No choice but to find yourselves a good employment-type request. That’s why we’re working at the cafe after all.」(Natsuki)
「Seriously? I should probably work as a baggage loader or something.」(Cain)
「If the two of you are fine with it, I’d like to ask, how much does the cafe pay you?」(Firu)

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Since it’s not really a problem, we honestly tell her. Huh? With her eyes wide open, Firu looks at us.

「It pays a lot more than any of the requests we’ve seen today, you know? If they’re still hiring, I want to do it too.」(Firu)

We decided on it since we were skimming for requests that pay well but I didn’t know that the other requests actually pay generally lower than that.

「If you want to, we could try introducing you to the owner, but he might make you wear some questionable clothes, you know? The current uniforms are lolita-style right now, so there’s zero exposure though.」(Natsuki)
「I’ll think about it when it happens. It’s not like they’ll have you wear swimsuits, so I’ll be alright.」(Firu)

Well, but you don’t know what’s next, like…… Ah! I don’t want to jinx it, so enough about that! Nope, no more!

「Then would you like to meet him tomorrow or something?」(Natsuki)
「Yes, please.」(Firu)

We still need more people so he’ll probably still hire Firu. All that’s left is Cain.

「What about you, Cain? Do you want to see the owner too?」(Natsuki)
「No, I’m not really all about the reception and stuff, so I’m good. Like I said earlier, I’ll try finding some baggage loading work or something.」(Cain)
「You want to go see Firu as a customer, right? I feel you.」(Natsuki)
「……」(Cain)

Ugh, he ignored me. It’s not good to ignore people just because they’re right. His eyes are swimming too.
For now, since Cain has his own plans, the only problem here is whether Firu gets hired, right?

The next day, we went to the cafe together with Firu. Since we needed to talk with Ryzna-san, we left the inn at an earlier time.

「「Good mornin~g!」」
「G-Good morning!」(Firu)
「Good morning too. You two are a bit early today, huh? By the way, you are?」(Ryzna)
「M-My name is Firu. I heard about the cafe from Natsuki-chan, so I wanted to ask if you could hire me……」(Firu)
「What do you think, Ryzna-san? She can cook and all too, so she can also help with the cooking, you know?」(Natsuki)
Hmmmm……」(Ryzna)

Huh? He silently stares at Firu. Maybe the cafe can’t afford to pay for more than three of us right now……

「…… Yup, you’ll definitely look good in the uniform, so you’re hired! Can you start working by tomorrow?」(Ryzna)

O-oh, jeez…… Is that really the only thing on his mind? I get that it’s the cafe’s selling point, but can’t he… you know…… probably impossible.
I thought about it before, but the fact that he can prepare a perfectly fitting uniform in a day is a big mystery. Still, he might make me wear some weird stuff if I ask him about it, so I won’t. There are things that are better left unknown.

The next day, Firu was given a light blue one uniform with the same design as ours. It fits really well with Firu’s light brown hair. Really, this owner seriously has a good eye for these stuff.



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