Chapter 4: Part 3
As soon as I got home from school, I found myself on my knees in the hallway connecting the entranceway to the kitchen.
“So… then you actually gave it to her?”
A harsh voice rained down on me from above like countless sharp blades.
“Yes. I’m sorry.”
I apologized while looking down at the floor.
I took a moment to risk a glance upwards, and saw a ponytailed girl looking down at me with cold eyes, her arms crossed. She reaaaaally didn’t look happy. Well, that was my fault.
“You can’t do a simple errand?”
“Do you have any idea what that scroll was?”
“It was a potato and meat stew recipe… sorry.”
“Don’t think that it was just a simple recipe. That was a precious document.”
“Well… umm, I can just get it back tomorrow…”
“Tomorrow? That would be too late. I always vaguely felt that the inside of your head is disgusting, but to think it was this awful…”
“I got it, I got it. I’ll call her now and get it back. Then everything will be okay, right?”
I tried to stand up… but was kicked back down.
“Who told you that you could get up?”
I quickly fished out my cell phone while still on my knees.
Sera still had her arms crossed as she kicked me in the behind, her eyes dyed red. Vampire ninja eyes went red when they used their superhuman vampire powers to annihilate the enemy. It was the color of war.
I nervously glanced at her eyes as I dialed out to Tomonori. But the person who picked up was…
“You’ve reached the genius girl. Ayumu, what’s up?”
“Why do you have Tomonori’s phone?”
“Yukinori is… potatoing right now.”
“Potatoing? Don’t think I’ve ever heard that word befo- umph.”
Sera poked me hard. It seemed like she wanted me to get to the point.
“Well, I wanted to ask about that meat and potatoes recipe…”
“Ah, that thing. There was a pretty cool drawing in that scroll! I liked it!”
“That’s great and all, but-“
“So I’ve decided! I’m gonna go to Virie with it tomorrow. I’m sure Dai-sensei would love it!”
“W-Wait, Haruna! That’s Sera’s scroll. Give it back! Give it back right now! Give it back before my body gets torn apart like Meat-kun!” (1)
“Huh? You want this back? But this is already mine.”
And here’s where Haruna’s arrogance started getting in my way. Ugh…
“Come on, Haruna.”
“Ah, by the way, I’ll be staying over at Yukinori’s place tonight. If you want it back, why don’t you come take it from me? Nyahahaha~~.”
“You’ve sure got some nerve, you little brat-“
The phone call cut off, leaving me staring at my phone screen. I called out to Sera.
“Haruna challenged us to go take it by force. She uhh… also called you a strange-breasted woman.”
“Strange breasts?! I can’t let her get away with that.”
“So… what are you going to do, Sera?”
But I already knew the answer to that question. I started thinking about how exactly I was going to rake Haruna over the coals.
(1) Character from Kinnikuman.