Part 9: Episode 9: The Job Hunter-Gatherer
Theres just nothing else to do during the day
Maybe I should apply for a part-time job, since I have the chance?
I think I saw a flier at the station hiring high school students over the summer
It was the café, right?
If you could come back at noo--
Oh! Sorry! I was here to ask about the job.
The proprietor of the café is an extremely elegant parakeet.
A true gentlebird, without a doubt. This must be what people mean when they refer to a mature attractiveness!
All the students at school are young and hyper, and the most dignified birds there are the teachers!
Oh, is that right? Forgive me.
Im Lourde Goon.
Welcome, Miss Goon. I hadnt expected a human
Um, are you going to interview me ?
I do not see any need to test such a wonderful young ladys desire to work here.
Ill be glad to!
After all, I am an 800-vitality girl!
I shall be relying on you for this summer, then, Miss Goon.
It is perhaps a little sudden, but could you start tomorrow?
I am glad. I shall be waiting for you here in my cage.
The music stops.
I was so excited that it was hard to fall asleep, but I woke up still full of energy.
Good morning, sir!
Let me start by showing you where everything is.
Im sure youll be able to remember everything soon, so please ask if you cant find something.
He shows me around the café, explaining everything inside.
The shop is small and he keeps everything very tidy, so Ill be able to remember it all.
Well, then. What did you think?
Its very nice! I almost want to move in!
Come, now, its far too plain for a young lady such as yourself!
Actually, compared to my hou--
Excuse me !
Goon? Wh-what are you doing here?
A friend of yours, Miss Goon?
Oh, yes. This is Ryouta.
You came for the job, too, Ryouta?
Umm Mr. Urushihara, could you use two people ?
Hmm Sadly, my cage is too small to have that much work to do.
Um Im sorry, Ryouta, but I really want to do this.
Dont worry about it, Goon. Ive got a couple more places to check.
Perhaps some other time. I will be here, if you are looking for something later on.
Ill keep that in mind, sir. Have fun, Goon!
Even as he encouraged me and left, I couldnt help but feel a little bad for Ryouta.
After walking around the store to check inventory and getting a little more help from Mr. Urushihara, it was almost noon.
Almost opening time. Im kind of nervous, but Im not about to mess up after taking the job from Ryouta!
I wonder who the first customer of my life will be
A budgerigar steps into the door.
The first customer of my life A young man who doesnt quite suit the atmosphere of the café.
I was hoping for somebirdie whod raise a few more flags! Maybe a white peacock.
Would you like a bath? Or a meal? Or maybe youd like Mr. Urushihara?
Ill take Kenzaburou Hey, wait just a minute, now!
Yes! A perfect delayed reaction!
Oh, hello, Rabu.
Im something of an important figure here. See this card? 206 stamps.
Amazing. Is he a café-addict?
Hey, what was with that when I came in?
Ive wanted to provoke that reaction out of someone with a Kansai accent since I was a little girl!
Thank you, Mr. Rabu! Thanks to you, my dream has come true and I can die happy!
Yall lost me on the roadside, there.
Well, thats how it is.
Goon, right? That seat there is my private property. Yall remember that, now.
I shall make some coffee to celebrate.
Please, sit down, both of you.
And so the three of us enjoyed an early afternoon pot of coffee.
Wait, arent I supposed to be working?
Oh well, this isnt a bad way to start off. I should enjoy this kind of thing while I can.