As Time Passes: Chapter Nine
"There you are. Back from the bathroom again?" Hana looked at the brunette with concern. "Thobari warned me I wasn't making enough, but you look like you're about to pop Miharu-chan, how did that happen?"
Just as Yoite had predicted, Hana hadn't left Miharu alone long. The now young woman picked up her bowl and awkwardly slurped up a soba noodle, offering an awkward smile.
"She certainly has ballooned up." Raimei sat close to the brunette, setting her own bowl of toshikoshi down in front of her. The blond had shown up only half an hour ago, her previous plans cancelled so she could come join her brother at the home – whatever those plans had been.
"Raimei, hush please." Raikou was flickering between two television stations, though the news showing Nara Daibutsu was changed quickly to TBS.
"Er… thank you for inviting us Hana-san. When we passed by, it looked like all the sobaya were busy." Gau tried to excuse the bright haired samurai.
"Oh, it's no trouble Gau-kun, you're always welcome