The waiter bow down his head before he asks us what will be our order is.
“No need to do that.” Seth pause and straightly looks into his cool blue eyes
“Mr. Stawson?” she finish with a big smile.
“It is my honour to serve the Seven” Mr. Stawson replies with a cool smile.
“And may I take your order?” he finish.
“I'll just go to Chef's Choice!” order Seth.
“Very well, Les” replied Mr. Stawson
“How about you Sin?” ask Mr. Stawson
“Same with Seth” Amilah gladly reply
After Mr. Stawson took our orders, Amilah excuse herself to go to lavatory for a while. Leaving us alone with Master Shukoji, it is actually awkward seeing us all in one table after a very long time. It had been years since Master Shukoji eat with us.
“Master, after tonight will we see you again?” I ask as we wait for our tucker to be serve.
“I can’t assure you, but let us leave it to the future” answer Master Shukoji confidently without a glimpse of any expression
“We’re still hoping that we could see you again Master Shukoji.” I happily answer
We did talk for a couple of minutes and laugh like children’s as if we do not care about the world. It has been a very long time since I had this kind of laugh- a real one. At this moment, all I care is myself, I want to be as happy as newly married man or a husband that had become a father; I do not care about what will happen in the future; let the future be itself. We may change our path but not our future and that is a fact that we need to face.
Mr. Stawson serve the appetizer for the night. Everyone’s faces turn into serious, evaporating all the laughs and throw it to another realm. Mr. Stawson place the tucker above the clear sage salver and fill up the wine glasses with their finest wine and light up the eight candles place before us and a mild floral aroma burst out all over the room.
“I really love this soup! It reminds me of something” says Seth as she taste the soup
“Something? Like what?” asks Reu
“Mom's cooking.” answer Seth.
After a while, the main course is serve on us placed on a salver covered by a clear metallic bowl.
“Your main course is a beef steak with sweet and spicy sauces paired with hot pouched eggs and a mashed potato with a skosh of gravy and an onion rings coated with butter and is fried and a chop green celery at the top of it” introduce Mr. Stawson as he opens the clear metallic bowl
“Looks Delicious!” proclaim Master Shukoji.
“Noel love the mashed potato, No doubt.” Mark says as he saw me eating first the mashed potato that I actually admire
It has the same taste with the mashed potato of the world-earth had, I did somehow remember how my mother would cook like this for me every time I did not feel well.
“Taste good right?” Reu ask as he looks on the mashed potato.
“Of course, this is cook by one of the finest beanery here in the city! But nothing can compete the mashed potato from the real world” I protest.
“I really love this steak!” Master Shukoji murmurs as he eats a slice of it.
“The taste of the meat runs through my mouth with love and chaos, like the God in heaven made both earth and heaven so beautiful, you really are good at beanery Cush!” finish Master Shukoji with a delightful smile.
We spent almost four hours eating, talking, and laughing. Like there will be no tomorrow, I know this will be for a moment.
I repeat it to myself repeatedly to make it clear that after this, everything will be back to normal. Normal daily life we all had. After we ate, we went outside and wait for our service to come.
“Master Shukoji, are you going to come with us at the dormitory?” ask Luke.
“No, I need to go back to the Highest Council. We had an important matter to be discussed.” replies Master Shukoji
“Meeting in this late of hour?” ask Amilah.
“It is important Sin; we need to discuss it before the hour comes” answer Master Shukoji this time with a slight glance of sadness in his face
“I must go now, thank you for the time you spent with me!” he finish it with a smile
“No, we need to thank you, after a very long time we celebrated together again” says Cush happily
“We’ll see each other again soon” states Master Shukoji and then he vanish away leaving us with cold air
This is how he usually disappeared from us, in just a moment of twinkling your eye. It may seem rude but this is how life works, we cannot change it. It is already part of our life as extra-ordinary humans.
“I need to go too! I had a school tomorrow” I declares.
“We’ll just call each other” I finish and vanish away from their sight