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Chapter 3 pt.4 (unedited)
I apologize for my story being so scattered in the beginning... or just scattered in general. Changes will be made.
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Mei's POV
They look at each other, with surprised faces, then started to follow me. We head back into the shop and they sit at a table while I head back to the kitchen. I put the cake in the fridge, then grab my stuff from the back room. I head up the stairs to Takahiro-san's apartment and say,
"My next shift's about to start. I finished the cake and put ti in the fridge. Is it ok if I take two pastries to go?"
"Yeah sure! Arigatō! And good luck tomorrow!"
"Arigatō gozaimasu!" I bow and take off downstairs.
I grabbed two cookies and walked up to the two guys.
"Here. You'll get something to eat where I'm headed next. This is just a small energy boost."
I toss them the cookies and walk out of the shop. They glance at each other again and caught up with me. We made small talk the whole way there. They're not as bad as I had originally thought. We made our way to my last shift of the day, which was Ryou-san's diner. When we entered, it looked like an old diner. There was a small stage in the back, to the right, there was a red diner bar, and diner booths all along the left wall. In the middle, more towards the bar, there were high rise tables and chairs. For the rest of the area in the middle were just red and white cushioned chairs with metal bars and the floor was decked with black and white tiles.
I led Shalnark and Feitan to a two person booth then headed to the back room to change into my waitress uniform. I wore a light pink dress that went up to mid thigh. The seams were black and it had black buttons down the middle. I wore a white apron, put my hair into a pony tail and put on my roller blades. I refused to where the ridiculous pink hat. Tonight was open mic night, which meant that anybody could get up on stage and do whatever they wanted as long as it was appropriate. I checked in with Ryou-san and notified him of my guests in the two-person booth.
"Konbanwa, Ryou-san! I have two friends of mine that will be staying in the two-person booth until I get off work."
"Konbanwa, Mei-chan! Alright that's fine. But just be careful tonight because they're back."
"Ok that's fine." I replied, when really I was thinking,
Oh fucking great. Two pains in one day. It's a double whammy. -____-
I rolled out to the customers and went up to Shalnark and Feitan's booth.
"Have you guys decided what you want to order?"
"We don't have money on us."
"It's fine it's on me. If you're stuck watching me all night, the least I can do is feed you. Plus you saved my ass so this is payback."
"Fine. Fine. I'll have a cheeseburger, some fries and a coke."
"Okay. Feitan?"
"I'll just have the same."
"Ok I'll have your orders out soon" I smiled at them then rolled away.
A while later, after taking other people's orders and seating new customers at their table, I head to the kitchen and picked up Shalnark and Feitan's orders.
"Here you go" I said as I placed their dinners on the table.
"Thanks Mei-chan! Is it ok if I call you that?" Shalnark asked.
"Sure. Whatever. Call me if you need anything" I smile a goodbye at them and make my way back to the kitchen.
Another waitress comes up to me and says,
"Here. Serve orders #32 for me will you? Some lady puked in the bathroom and I have to clean it up."
"Ewwww. Sure I'll take it. Good luck with all that nasty" I smile weakly at her.
Where's #32?
I scan the diner for #32 and spot some men sitting at the high rise tables.
Oh geez fuck you've gotta be kidding me...
I roll my way to their table and place their food on the table with the most stoic face I've ever made in my life.
"Here's your Oder. Enjoy."
Before I could roll away, one of them grabs me by the arm.
"Hang on a sec. Why don't you sit here and talk to us for a while. You talked to those two over there. Why not have a little chat with us" he slurred through his teeth.
He wasn't completely drunk, but he was drinking.
"Ew. Get your hands off me. For the last time, I'm not interested. And like you'd want to talk, you'd probably try more than talking" I retorted back at him.
"Come on baby. Stop playing hard to get" his buddy practically shouted.
I was trying to stay as quiet as possible for the other customers, but things seemed to be greeting out of hand just like the last two weeks.
"Like I said before. I'm not interested" I scowled at them.
"Well if you're not gonna talk with us, then why don't you put on a little show for us" the first guy smirked.
"I'll take that over staying here and talking with you assholes" I hurriedly made my way to the kitchen. But before I reached there, a hand grabbed my arm and stopped me. Feitan looked at me. I could already read his eyes: are you ok? I gave him a reassuring smile and replied: I'll be ok. Him and Shalnark looked at each other with a bit of relief.
I'm glad to have made some new friends. But I think I'll keep them a secret. I don't think Netero-san and the rest of the Hunter's Association would be very happy that I made friends with members of the Phantom Troupe.
I returned to the back and told Ryou-san everything that just went down. He gave me permission and walked out on stage.
"Tonight, we will be having a very special performance by one of our employees, Mei!"
The crowd cheered as I took off my roller blades and went on stage. Ryou-san turned on the music and I sang. (AN: Take A Hint by Victorious Cast nightcore version)
(La la la la la la la)
(La la la la la la la)
Why am I always hit on by the boys I never like
I can always see'em coming, from the left or from the right
I don't want to be a priss,I'm just try'na be polite
But it always seems to bit me in the...
Ask me for my number, yeah, you put me on the spot
You think that we should hook up, but I think that we should not
You had me at "Hello", then you opened up your mouth
And that is when it started going south. Oh!
Get your hands off my hips, 'fore I punch you in the lips
Stop your staring at my... Hey!
Take a hint, take a hint
No you can't buy me a drink, let me tell you what I think
I think you could use a mint
Take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
T-take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
I guess you still don't get it, so let's take it from the top
You asked me what my sign is, and I told you it was "Stop"
And if I had a dime for eery name that you just dropped
You'd be here and I'd be on a yacht. Oh!
Get your hands off my hips, 'fore I punch you in the lips
Stop your staring at my... Hey!
Take a hint, take a hint
No you can't buy me a drink, let me tell you what I think
I think you could use a mint
Take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
T-take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
What about "No" don't you get?
So go and tell your friends
I'm not really interested
It's about time that you're leavin'
I'm gonna count to three and open my eyes and
You'll be gone
One: get your hands off my...
Two: or I'll punch you in the...
Three: stop your staring at my... Hey!
Take a hint, take a hint
I am not your missing link
Let me tell you what I think
I think you could use a mint
Take a hint, take a hint
Take a hint, take a hint
Woah!
Get your hands off my hips, 'fore I punch you int he lips
Stop your staring at my... Hey!
Take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
T-take a hint, take a hint
(la, la, la...)
As I ended the song, the whole diner erupted with clapping and cheering. I bowed to the audience and stepped off stage. I walked up to the men and asked,
"Do you get it now? I'm not interested." I said with the coldest glare I could give.
"Oh please! You're just playing hard to get!"
And with that, I punched him square in the face with a little hint of nen to it.
"With the permission of the owner of the diner, you and your budddies are officially prohibited from stepping a foot in this diner. Now leave or you'll regret it." I turned away and started to head off for me next order when,
"You bitch!" he aimed a punch for me, but it never made it. That's because Feitan caught the punch and twisted his whole wrist around. The man screamed in pain.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you" Feitan said.
"Ok! We'll leave her alone! Just let go of me!" Feitan released his titan grip on the man. Him and his buddies quietly stood up and walked out without another word.
"I made sure they're gone Mei-chan!" Shalnark proudly held up a cellphone.
Ahhhh. So he's a manipulator. He must have controlled that guy's friends to walk out without a word. Interesting.
"Thanks guys! Looks like my shifts over, so I can go home now. I'm not sure if you want to follow me all the way home though."
"It's fine. We'll just walk you partial way there, just in case those assholes come back."
"I can defend myself just fine."
We headed out of the diner and made our way to the forrest and onto the Hunter's Association.
"Thanks for all your help today guys!"
"It was no problem!"
"Well hope to see you guys in the future! Ja mata ne!"
"Ja mata ne!" they both said.
I made it back to the association and to my room. I entered my "penthouse" and checked my phone.
Wahhh. 12:00 already? This isn't the latest I've been up, but I have the hunter exam tomorrow.
I went to my bathroom, took a quick shower and got ready for bed. I tied my hair in a loose bun, then hopped into bed.
Ahhhh. What an interesting day today, huh? I'm so exhausted. To think I almost forgot about the mysterious man with glowing red eyes. Thank you Feitan and Shalnark for making me forget about that, even if it was just for a few hours.
While thinking about it, I fell into a deep slumber.
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