Part 40: Episode 37: The Unlikely Couple
After the last final though, I really just want to see an improvement
I may not be at the top of the class this year, but at least Im better!
The music stops.
After our finals came winter break, and soon after that
but my familys Buddhist, so we never do anything special.
A doorbell rings.
Huh? Somebirdies here?
I opened the door, expecting a visitor, but
Theres no one here.
I could have sworn I heard the doorbell Maybe it was a prank ?
Theres a little bag at my feet, with a note.
To Edel Blau, Apostle of the Heavens.
Must be from Anghel!
Oh, and a letter. Lets see
If youre going to ask me out, cant you at least say when and where!?
I decided to just accept the gift for now and try to figure out what Anghel was trying to say later.
Soon after, it was time for the New Years festival! I met with Ryouta and picked up a charm. I thought Anghel might appreciate something like this, so I picked up the one for conquest and headed on my way.
Afterwards, I caught Mr. Nanaki by the fortune stand. I got a pretty nice fortune this year, but Mr. Nanaki said he got the Chicken of Ill Omen. I feel kinda bad for him.
I think thats enough celebration for today! Time to go home.
As I was starting to leave though
Over by the office, isnt that
I understand that youre upset, but youre holding up the line
Anghel seems to be having some sort of breakdown at the amulet stall.
Oh, Goon! Good timing!
Anghel couldnt decide which to get, and now hes hysterical. Im gonna get my pay docked for selling slowly
I need to get him out of the line, but
Looks like I get to be Anghels babysitter! Who couldve known?
I know thats a little harsh, but he certainly seems to have become more of my responsibility lately.
Whats wrong, Anghel?
The present is a single point in the vast, Cosmic Soup of Time. Do I place myself under the protection of the Wise Kingfisher, or the Guiding Pearl, or ?
I must decide which one will most likely aid me in the--
How about traffic safety? You strike me as the type to fly out into the road and get hit by a car, Anghel. Traffic safety is good!
Before he could continue that train of thought, I interrupted him and made what seemed to be a practical choice.
Ryouta, can you give us a traffic safety charm?
Here you are! Thanks, Goon!
And so I paid for the amulet and dragged Anghel out of the choked-up line.
Yup! Dont worry about it.
Heres your amulet. Dont lose it!
I thank you. Guide me well, oh Wondrous Pearl!
And so Anghel took off into the trees, clutching his traffic safety amulet.
I wonder if hell remember to look both ways.
Before I knew it, winter break was over. With the end of winter break came the final semester. There was no formal testing this semester, so I felt rather at ease.
And before I knew it, it was already time for girls to pick out seeds for their Legumentines date.
Yknow, as much as Ive had to take care of Anghel this year, Ive come to like the little goofball. Sure, he acts out a lot and draws negative attention to him, but its pretty cute when you get down to it. I decided that Anghel would be my Legumentines date. I wasnt sure what kind of beans he might like, so I asked the clerk if she had any that were magical. Despite the odd look, she told me that the bitter black beans were an import from East Asia, and I thought that was close enough.
Anghels in class 2, right? I wonder if hes still in the classroom
The classroom was still full when I got there, so I decided to call out for him.
He poked his head out as I called his name.
Hi, Anghel! I, umm have something to give you.
Anghel pulls me from the room, and runs into the hallway as if fleeing from something.
There is a risk that I could be cursed if others were to learn of our connection.
In other words, the other boys in your class would make fun of you for having a girlfriend.
See, its things that this that show how sweet and innocent Anghel can be, delusions aside.
Sorry, Anghel. I wasnt thinking.
Its Legumentines today. Do you want my beans?
Th-these are !
A change comes over him.
He he he Aah, Black Beandonna !
Wh-whats going on?
Agh! Get out! This is my body, and I wont let you use it as you please!
They look like normal black beans to me
Indeed. Have no fear, I shall destroy them now.
He opens the package and dumps its contents into his beak.
Forget what I said earlier. Hes a huge dork who doesnt know how to read a mood.
A-are you okay!? How do I heimlich a pigeon!?
D dont worry about me ! Escape while you can, Edel Blau !
Maybe hes a little young for black beans.