Haru entered Utaha's house and saw that it was quite a normal house. He saw that it was quite clean and smelled quite good.
"You can wear those slippers," Utaha said while pointing at strange character slippers.
Haru nodded and wore the slippers.
It is quite normal for the people in this country to wear slippers on their house rather than barefoot since the floor is quite cold.
Haru walked and entered the living room and saw a middle-aged man who seemed to be busy reading a newspaper.
"Oh, Utaha? Have you come back?" The middle-aged man stopped reading and looked at Haru with a curious and confused expression. "Who is he?"
"This is Utaha's boyfriend," Utaha's mother said.
"WHAT?!" The middle-aged man seemed shocked then he looked at Haru then asked, "Who are you boy? Did you try to fool around with my daughter or something?"
"Dad!?" Utaha was embarrassed at that moment.
"No, we're not going out. We're just friends, uncle," Haru said.
"Friend, huh? Listen, I watch you and if you do something weird or hurt my daughter....."
"Dad!!!" Utaha stopped her father and her face was red at that moment.
"I won't do something weird and I won't hurt your daughter," Haru answered calmly.
"Hmph! Let's see shall we?" Utaha's father snorted.
Haru couldn't help but chuckle looking at Utaha's father's reaction. "Your father is funny."
Utaha snorted and pinched his arm. "Don't make fun of him!"
"I am not." Haru sighed while shaking his head.
"Oh, why can't everyone just sit calmly and eat dinner?" Utaha's mother said.
"Why did you invite this boy?"
"Why not? You have been gloomy all day, inviting him isn't a bad idea since you seem more spirited," Utaha's mother said.
"Spirited..." Utaha's father sighed. He had become spirited, but for a different reason. He looked at Haru with a warry expression and wondered whether his daughter had been fooled by this bad boy.
Haru only smiled politely at Utaha's father.
"Dinner is ready, try my craft," Utaha's mother said. She seemed to have a good impression of Haru.
Haru looked at the dinner and wasn't sure what to say. His tongue was very sensitive and he was afraid to hurt Utaha's mother.
"Mom, Haru's tongue is very sensitive to food," Utaha said since she knew about Haru's problem.
"Oh? You think that my craft is bad?" Utaha's mother raised her eyebrow.
"Of course not!" Utaha denied it immediately.
"Boy! Do you think that you have a God tongue or something? Hurry up and eat! I won't let you say my wife's craft is bad!" Utaha's father seemed a bit agitated.
Haru looked at both of Utaha's parents and knew that he needed to eat it. He knew that sometimes even though the food wasn't good, but when it was made with the feeling of love then the taste might be different. He put the food into his mouth slowly then chewed it on his mouth.
Utaha wanted to say that Haru really had a God's tongue. Though, it seemed that it was too late since she had seen him eating her mother's food.
They weren't sure why, but they felt quite nervous.
"How?" Utaha's mother asked. She felt that the aura of this young man was different when he was eating her food.
"There are a lot of things that I want to say, but it's good," Haru said and continued to eat. "It's warm."
"Of course, it's warm since my wife has just cooked it," Utaha's father replied.
"...." They were speechless at this comment.
"That's not what I mean..." Haru wanted to say something but stopped by Utaha's father.
"Just eat," Utaha's father said.
Haru nodded and continued to eat. To praise someone's food they don't need to say anything, but they only need to show it through how they eat the food itself.
The dinner was over, but Haru didn't go home and talked with Utaha's father for a while. "Uncle, I have heard that you were working in the newspaper's company before?"
Utaha's father raised his eyebrow but nodded. "That's the past, I have been laid off now."
"Which newspaper?" Haru asked.
"Tokyo Shimbun," Utaha's father said.
"I am also very interested in the newspaper business," Haru said.
"Really?" Utaha's father seemed to be interested.
"In the era of digitalization, the newspaper shouldn't be too rigid. They need to change in order to accommodate the new era," Haru said.
"I have also said that, but all of them are just too hard-headed," Utaha's father said with a sigh.
"Have you said that?" Haru seemed a bit surprised.
Utaha's father nodded and said, "Yeah, only they're too afraid to change. The future won't await them if they won't change even though they can survive, but the loss would be too much."
Then they started to talk to each other.
Haru was a layman in a newspaper's business and he needed a professional to manage his business. He thought to choose Utaha's father to manage his company and it wouldn't be a bad idea.
Utaha's mother seemed to observe both Haru and her husband who seemed to engage in something interesting. "It seems that he is as good as your husband's candidate."
Utaha sighed and said, "That's true."
"Why so down?" Utaha's mother asked.
"...." Utaha looked at her mother and wondered how Haru had managed to make her mother support their relationship. She looked at Haru and knew that it would be hard to have him alone.
Utaha's father who talked to each other with Haru suddenly realized something. "Wait, You have said that you're interested in the newspaper's business?"
"Yes." Haru nodded.
"So you're going to work in a newspaper company?" Utaha's father asked.
Haru shook his head and said, "No, I am going to buy a newspaper company."
Utaha's father twitched his lips and wasn't sure what to say now.