V1 Chapter 66 | Himekawa’s Development

“Okay, Mom, me and Himekawa have a part-time job today, so we’ll be leaving soon.”

We have a part-time job today.

If there is no mistake in my shift, Himekawa and I should be working at the same time today.

I have no problem doing light work even with these fingers. I haven’t called the manager, but I’m sure it won’t be a problem.

“What? Are you working part-time too, Anri-chan?”

“Yes, I do. I work at the same place as Tsukasa-kun.”

“Hmmm… What time do you get home?”

“Oh, I’ll probably be home around 8:00. If nothing else.”

“Dinner?”

“I’ll eat at home.”

“I understand. I’ll make it and wait for you. Take care.”

After a brief conversation with Mom, we left the house.

It was quite strange that we were both going to the same part-time job.

Riding the train, we arrive in town.

“Hmmm. I’m so tired this morning!”

“Ah. I’m especially tired.”

“Sorry. …….”

“Well, never mind. Let’s not talk about it anymore.

I still have a little time before my part-time job.

As usual, I arrived a little early.

Looking at the district from a distance, I see a few people starting to decorate their leaf bamboos.

“Look, Himekawa, look over there. There are big leaf bamboos decorating the shopping district.”

“It’s a big one, isn’t it? I see them every year, but it must be time for the Tanabata Festival this year too.”

Preparations for the annual Tanabata Festival have gradually begun.

Several large decorations that reach the ceiling of the district are displayed in the stores.

Each store makes its original version, and schools in the area create and display their creations, making it quite a big event.

“Do you want to take a look around a little bit on our way home from work?”

“Yes.”

There are only a few decorations that have started to be displayed. More and more decorations will be added in time for the Tanabata Festival.

Eventually, the entire street from the entrance to the exit of the district will be decorated with Tanabata decorations.




“”Good morning!””

We go into the office of the coffee shop for our part-time job.

We take turns changing into our uniforms and grooming ourselves.

Come to think of it, this is the first time I’m in here at the same time as Himekawa.

“Have you gotten used to it yet?”

“Nah, to a certain extent. I can handle the hall and the cash register pretty well.”

“I see. That’s good to hear. I guess you learn quickly.”

While we were having this conversation, the manager came into the office.

“Good morning, you two. Have a good workday.”

“Yes, please take care of me. Manager, I have an injured finger.”

“The other staff will take care of the counter and food, so you’ll be fine. Himekawa, you and Tendo will work the hall.”

“I understand.”

“Tendo. I heard that the exam is pretty last minute. Study hard.”

The other day Himekawa asked the manager to adjust my shift, so people think my grades aren’t very good.

Although I’m one of the higher-ranked students in the class, here I’m the kid who’s not that good.

“Yes.”

“Himekawa told me that both of you are off on the same day. Both of you are students in your own right. Study hard.”

“I understand. Then I will leave the hall.”

“I’ll go with you.”

“Well, I look forward to working with you today!”

“Thank you very much!”

We both leave the office and go out into the hall.

I can’t go to the counter because of my injury. I will be in the hall with Himekawa.

I wonder how much Himekawa has improved. 

“Good morning!”

“Good morning, good day to you!”

A senior who is as energetic as ever. This guy is always in good spirits.

“I’ve injured my finger, so I’ll be working mainly in the hall for a while.”

“Okay, take it easy. Then, Hime-chan, you support Tendo-kun, too, okay?

“Yes, I’ll take care of it. I’ll take care of him.”

Hime-chan is Himekawa’s nickname. When did she get a nickname?

Himekawa smiles at me. She just recently started her job, but I can’t believe she’s supporting me.

It seems you are learning your job well. I am very grateful.

“I’m sorry, but I’m looking forward to working with you.”

“It’s all right. I’ll take care of it. Oh, I’m going to the cash register.”

Himekawa runs to the cash register. It’s a nice move.

Her smiling face makes us feel at home.

It seems only a matter of time before she becomes the signature girl of this coffee shop.

“Thank you very much and please come again.”

Her smile is good, her voice is good, her gestures are good, and her uniform suits her very well.

Yes, her customer service attitude is passable. The bill is paid and Himekawa comes back.

“You’ve come a long way, haven’t you?”

“Right? I can handle myself already!”

“Hmmm… The other day you were in a panic because you operated the cash register incorrectly.”

“I’m not sure if that’s because I haven’t learned how to do the checkout yet.”

The coffee store a little before noon. It is still too early to be crowded, and the customers are beginning to slowly thin out inside the store.

In a few minutes, it will be lunchtime, and then it will be time for dessert in the evening.

I feel I have seen a new side of Himekawa for just a short time.

Himekawa is doing more and more things that I can’t see.

I have to work harder myself.

“Welcome, for two people? I’ll show you the way.

I have to work hard to keep up with the newcomer Himekawa!


TLN: I picked up a new series titled When I Went Back to My Parent’s House, I Started Living a Pampered Life, I hope you can read it too.

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