Black soup. It was all they could see inside this bowl.
Sumire and Charlotte gulped, but they also felt a bit curious.
Tabane and Fuuko felt a bit strange, they had only left Haru for a bit, but suddenly they saw a black soup in front of them. They knew that he had made noodles with squid ink, but somehow the result wasn't something that they expected.
"I'll taste it first."
Sumire took the chopstick and ready to eat the noodles.
Charlotte was surprised.
Sumire often ate something weird and this black soup didn't frighten her a bit. She took the noodles from inside the soup then ate it right away.
The three girls seemed quite nervous waiting for Sumire's reaction.
*Slurp!* *Slurp!* *Slurp!*
Sumire didn't say anything and ate the noodles very fast.
They felt a bit surprised by Sumire's sudden act, but they weren't sure whether this food was good or not.
"It has a deep and mysterious taste...." Sumire sucked a deep breath and asked, "What is this made from?"
"It is made from squid ink."
"Squid ink, huh? It tastes very good."
Sumire continued to eat and couldn't stop.
Charlotte, who saw Sumire's reaction and started to eat timidly, but the moment the noodles entered her mouth.
Charlotte suddenly saw a beautiful night sky with a starry sky.
"W, what is this?!"
Haru smiled and said, "Turn off the light, you'll see something."
"Turn off the light?" 4x
They felt a bit weird by his request, but they listened to him and turned off the light, but the moment the light was turned off, they saw something amazing!
The black soup on the huge bowl suddenly started glittering which made everyone unable to look away. There were a lot of little bright dots in the middle of the soup and also two brightest dots which gave an image of a beautiful starry night on both opposite sides.
"Is this a night sky? A galaxy of stars glowing on the table?!" Fuuko was dumbfounded and said, "Countless stars are twinkling in a huge bowl. Looking down on a starry night. What a magnificent and romantic view!" She looked at Haru and asked, "Is this a dish?"
"That's right! That's my special Galaxy Noodles," Haru said.
"Galaxy Noodles!?" 4x
They were dumbfounded once again, but this name was very suitable for this dish.
"Two bright stars are located at the opposite end of the Milky Way, the Cowhead and the weaver girl. They are separated by the Milky Way river, and can only see each other....."
"It's a Hikoboshi and Orihime legend! Tanabata!" Fuuko cut Haru's words.
Haru nodded and said, "That's right."
Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held on various days between July and August.
"But how did you make the soup glitter?" Tabane asked, but she also ate the noodles.
"Wait! Don't eat all of them! I also want to eat it!" Fuuko was startled when she saw the three girls started to eat and she was afraid to be left out by them. It was a very beautiful dish and of course, she wanted to taste it. She ate the noodles immediately then could taste the depths of the sea and the vastness of the sky. It had a very unique and deep flavor which made her imagine that she was laying on the hill while looking at the beautiful starry sky.
Suddenly her hand was being held by someone and their fingers intertwined together. Fuuko turned her head and saw him looking at her with a warm smile. She couldn't help but blush, especially when he moved his lips closer to her....
"It's made from pearl powder."
Sudden loud voice broke her thought, Fuuko also knew that the glitter on the black soup was made from a pearl powder which shocked her.
"Don't worry, pearl powder can be eaten and it also has a lot of benefits on the body such as helping skin regenerate itself, which may make wrinkles appear less prominent."
They didn't expect this delicious dish would also have an effect of beautifying themselves. They didn't hesitate and ate these Galaxy Noodles.
Haru also started to eat and he had to admit that it tasted good.
Everyone ate together with relish, even though the light was turned off, but they could see clearly the dish since it glittered beautifully on the huge bowl. The dish was quickly emptied by the five of them and their stomachs were quickly full.
"Fuh... I'm satisfied..." Tabane patted her stomach and she had to admit that Haru's girl power was very high. She couldn't hide it, but she was very jealous of Esdeath who had married him first. She looked at Haru and wondered why Esdeath met him first.
Fuuko was also very satisfied and said, "I'll wash the bowl." She was about to stand up, but suddenly her leg couldn't move as her will. "Eh?" She tried to move her prosthetic leg again, but it was futile. She started to panic and tried to check whether there was something wrong. "What's happening?"
This action was noticed by everyone.
"Fuuko, what's wrong?" Haru asked.
Fuuko was a bit embarrassed and she didn't really want to show her prosthetic leg to Haru since she was afraid for him to think it ugly.
Haru noticed that there seemed to be something wrong with Fuuko's prosthetic leg. "Let me check it for you. I'm quite good with machinery."
"N, no..." Fuuko's voice was low and she tried to move back.
"Let me check it, Fuuko," Haru said while looking straight at her eyes.
Looking into his eyes, Fuuko looked away, but she nodded.
Haru nodded and started to check Fuuko's prosthetic leg to see whether there was something wrong with it.
Fuuko was nervous and suddenly started to sob.
Haru, of course, heard her sob and looked at her in surprise before asking, "Why did you cry?" He didn't think too much about Fuuko's leg, and couldn't understand why she was crying.
"D, don't you think it is ugly? I, I don't have a leg..." Fuuko couldn't help but feel sad and sobbed at this moment. She had an interest in him, but she wasn't confident in herself, especially when she didn't have a leg.
Tabane, Charlotte, and Sumire didn't say anything since they were scientists. Even though their minds were bright, their EQ was very low. They looked at Haru and hoped for him to be able to solve this problem.
"It's not ugly, it's seductive."
Fuuko, who was sobbing suddenly, also felt surprised by his words.
"Sorry, I mean, this leg isn't ugly. It's a pretty leg."
Fuuko looked at Haru for a bit, before chuckled. She smiled and said, "You pervert." She thought that he would be disgusted by her, but she didn't expect that he would feel l.u.s.t which somehow made her feel better and she knew that she had a chance.
Haru was surprised.
"Haru, you pervert."
"I don't know if you've got a leg fetish."
"Do you want me to step on your face? My leg is very pretty too."
Hearing Tabane, Charlotte, and Sumire, Haru frowned since they made fun of him without hesitation.
Haru shook his head and said, "It's done. Try it."
Fuuko tried her leg and suddenly felt that it was smoother than before. She smiled at Haru and said, "Thank you, Haru."
"As a reward, do you want to lick my leg?" Fuuko asked and let out her sadist personality.
Haru was speechless since suddenly everyone had misunderstood him that he had a leg fetish.
'I don't have a leg fetish, but I have a maid fetish.'
However, he knew that he couldn't say it out loud and could only keep it in his heart since if he told them about that, he had become even more perverted in their eyes.