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釉薬- Uwagusuri

By NikiharaMai

Romance / Humor

Prologue & 1st Bake

Prologue


A certain brown haired girl was squatting at the side of the Shibuya streets.

Stupid! Why did I have to embarrass myself like that in front of him! This is totally Osamu's fault.

Mai had managed to embarrass herself in front of the guy that she had a crush on in her university. Just as Mai was grumbling to herself about how stupid she was, a black haired guy in a chef's uniform walked pass. He stopped in front of Mai and kneeled to her level. Mai, sensing the unwanted presence, looked up and saw that the guy was not only pale looking but also good looking. He had dark grey eyes that seem to go deep into the abyss, a look that seems to not have a care about the world. The good looking guy stretched out his hand towards Mai with a box in tow.

It smells good. Wonder what it is…

Mai glared at the guy before reluctantly accepting the box of confectionary. Just as Mai opened the box, the said guy walked away silently. The box had contained Bonbons and Mai, feeling in the dumps, did not realize what it was and just stuffed her mouth with it.

Somehow… I am starting to feel light…

Who'd knew that the box of Bonbons given to Mai would cause the two to meet once again but on different terms.


1st Bake: Profiterole


Damn that ass! Why is it so hard to find a certain black hair guy with overly pale skin?!Was he like an alien that was visiting planet Earth on that day? Well…he could certainly get off with being an alien since there can't be such a good looking guy on earth and with that skin color, but he was definitely wearing a chef's uniform at that time. … Wait. Chef's uniform? Maybe Hoshou knows.

Mai, an 18-year-old university student, has been going around the Shibuya streets in attempts to meet the black haired guy again. She was about to give up on finding the guy but now she has hope because she is sure that one of her friends, Hoshou, knows where to find the guy.

"Hoshou!" Mai shouted as she entered a traditional looking sweets store.

"Oh, it's Mai. What do you need this time?" A man with middle length dirt-blonde hair that was tied up replied.

Mai instantly walks to where Hoshou was standing and gives him a brief description of the guy she was looking for.

"Before I say anything, mind finishing the last Profiterole that I bought?" Hoshou asked Mai while putting the said dessert on a plate for Mai.

Mai accepts it without a moment of haste and her eyes lit up the moment the delicacy touched her tongue. Forgetting about the real reason for her appearance in the store, she excitedly ask the older man where he bought the Profiterole from.

"I bought it from the store across and apparently—"before he was able to finish his sentence, Mai had already taken off to the store across. If Mai had taken off at least a few seconds later, she would have known that the very guy that she was looking for is the owner of the said store.

So this the store. It looks nice and I am going to buy tons of cakes from this store to forget about that stupid pale good looking guy! Here I come, Uwagusuri!

"Hello! I'm here to buy—"Mai was unable to utter another word after she took a proper look at the person at the counter.

The person at the counter was wearing a black chef's uniform. His hair was black and his eyes were a dark shade of grey. Lastly, his skin was as pale as snow. Guess who it was.

"I'd be grateful if you don't block the entrance," said the guy at the counter with a flat voice.

Mai curls her fingers inwards into a fist and her whole body shook with anger.

"YOU! Because of you, I had to not only bear the humiliation at school but also outside!"

Mai's words penetrate his ears, causing him to wince. Mai stared at the guy head on but the guy only gave a glance before returning to read the book he was holding.

ARGH! The nerves of that guy! I'll be sure to make him suffer the same fate as me!


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