Brushing herself off as she stood up, she seemed to be completely oblivious to the male’s harsh tone as she continued to smile. Even in moments like this, Mugi was in a world of her own. Her thoughts ranging from how embarrassed she was to how lovely the stranger’s hair looked. It wasn’t very often she met someone so foreign looking. It also wasn’t very often that she knocked things out of someone’s shopping basket. Her face flushed slightly at the thought. She’d have to make it up to him, of course…. but she was still kinda thinking these things as she went along.“What is this thing..?”
Blinking calmly as she came back into focus, she then slowly lowered her gaze to the direction he was pointing. “This?” Mugi reached into her basket and pulled out the small box. “To be honest, I’m not really sure myself.” She glanced up at him, letting out a small laugh. “See, the box says they are tomato flavored cookies, but I’ve never tried them before. Have you?”
“Oh!” Realizing she had yet to introduce herself, she gently placed the box back into her basket. She didn’t want them to break before she or Rii-chan had the chance to try them. “I’m sorry.” The blonde extended out her hand. “My name is Tsumugi. And I’m still terribly sorry for the incident. Is there a way I could make it up to you?” Perhaps, the stranger could become a friend someday. If not, she’d at least be a bit content with making amends.
The fact that this strange girl was still smiling even though he was clearly annoyed just agitated him even more-but at least she was apologizing. For some reason, though, he wasn’t as bothered by this girl as he was by the rest of the unnecessarily loud people in this supermarket. Walking around by himself was beginning to be boring, so at least there was someone to mess with now, even for a few minutes. Besides, this girl picked interesting foods.
“See, the box says they are tomato flavored cookies, but I’ve never tried them before. Have you?”
“Tomato flavored..?” Weren’t those vegetables or something? Who would make that into a cookie?! It sounded gross, and he hadn’t tried them, but the products here were so strange he wanted to try them. Remembering that he had something of his own as well, he reached into his basket and pulled out the yellow box labeled “Cheerios”, which he held up proudly. “Have you ever tried these?” Judal questioned, curious as to whether these small circles tasted as amazing as he imagined.
“Tsumugi, eh? I’ll just call you Mugi then! Because the full name is kind of dumb, you know?” The magi laughed before continuing his response with a shrug, “But if you really want to make it up to me, then I guess you could pay for this for me.” He smiled, holding out the cereal box to her. Ever since he had enrolled in school here, he had been short on money due to lacking a job, and he didn’t plan on getting one. Finding somebody to buy things for you was easier than stealing them and blowing up the building, anyways.