Chapter 57 – Crow-san’s Worries
In the 18th Division’s gathering place, Crow was sitting on a sofa with a difficult expression.
Since Fii felt it was rare, she walked over to talk to him.
“Crow-san, are worrying over something? It must feel so strange for you,” she said, looking in from the side.
Naturally, Crow exploded with a chop.
“You’re talking like I’m a person who never worries at all…”
“Was I wrong? Don’t you spend all day chatting up women?”
“I won’t deny it, but being told that by an airhead like you is kind of a piss off.”
“That’s mean! How can you just call other people airheads like that!”
“You’re one to talk!”
Fii was now frowning as well.
“Just to let you know, it’s not so easy to find somebody with as many worries as me, okay!” boasted Fii.
Crow’s eyes narrowed in disbelief.
“Oh? Worries? Let’s hear it then.”
“There’s the issue of what to eat for dinner, and there’s the issue of what I should reward Doug with, and then there’s the issue of whether I should eat bread with soup tomorrow or if I should eat it with butter, and if whether eating some cookies would put me over my food intake for example.”
“Aren’t most of those about food?” sighed Crow.
Incidentally, since Doug’s reward was also going to be a food, her worries were in fact 100% food-related.
“Well, leaving the jokes aside, if you want to talk about it, I’ll listen, you know?”
“Even if I talked to a little kid about it… You know?”
Crow had apparently no hopes for her, so Fii became a little angry.
“Muu, at least tell me. Maybe you’ll find a solution right away.”
“Alright then. Three days from now, I’m going to go eat dinner with a woman, but it’s not a place I really know. I wanted to try eating there, but it’s not a place that lets you dine solo.”
“I seeee. I have indeed listened. Well then, time to head to Kain-saGUEH-”
As Fii was about to run off, her collar was grabbed from behind.
“I really didn’t have any hopes for you, but it’s kind of annoying to hear such an unwilling reply,” he slowly said as he held on tight to stop her from escaping.
Fii turned around and replied,
“But I really wouldn’t be of any help anywayy. Please let go of me! I need to go kill some time at Kain-san’s!”
“Didn’t I tell you? Talking to a kid like you was pointless.”
Even though Fii was the one who told Crow to talk about it, she gave such a reluctant reply. So Crow stood up, holding her like a cat. She skilfully twisted this way and that, but with her neck held, getting loose was apparently quite difficult.
Perhaps she eventually gave up because she just went limp.
“Can’t you just ask some girl to go with youu?”
“No way. Nobody would feel happy about going as a test partner,” he replied.
Fii blinked in surprise.
“To think you were so considerate about that.”
“Exactly what kind of guy do you take me for…”
Hitting Fii on the head again, Crow sighed.
“Well, I guess there’s just winging it on the day, huh. I wanted to at least check the menu to see if it was appropriate.”
Suddenly, Conrad’s voice appeared out of nowhere by Crow’s side.
“My, then don’t I have a plan for you.”
As usual… in women’s clothing. Seeing him, Crow began to sweat uncomfortably.
“Don’t tell me you want me to go with you.”
In response, Conrad placed a finger at his lips and went “Hmmm,” before giving a bewitching smile.
“I wouldn’t mind that either, but I’ve actually got another candidate for you. It’s good practice for them as well.”
With that, Conrad looked right at Fii. As for Fii, she simply stared blankly at him in confusion.