"Well, you have brought good ingredients, Wave," Haru said while looking at the fishes which were brought by Wave from his hometown.
"Hehehe, the fish in our place is very good," Wave said with a smile and seemed quite proud when he heard praise from Haru.
"I might come to your place in the future there to get the fish," Haru said.
"Good! You should come! I'll guide you around!" Wave said and also felt happy when Haru took an interest in his village.
"Is it alright for me to come too?" Bols asked.
"Yes, why not?" Wave said.
There was Haru, Bols, and Wave in the kitchen and the other people were staying right outside waiting for them to cook dinner since Esdeath had asked all of them to get to know each other with this dinner.
"Leader, you're from East, right? I wonder what kind of foods that are in that place," Bols said.
"Well, I'll teach you how to cook good food from the East and since we have a good fish, we might as well make sashimi," Haru said. He might quite lazy to cook something for a customer, but it was a different matter for a family. He was quite lonely in this place since he was alone for this quest. He had decided to show his culinary skill to them since it would also increase their affinity with him since they would become his subordinates in the future.
Bols and Wave opened their eyes wide when they saw Haru who started cooking in a very skillful manner.
"A - Amazing...." Bols said and opened his eyes wide. He also took out his note writing the thing that Haru had told him since he felt this information was very precious and thought to have his family to eat these foods later.
Esdeath along with everyone who was waiting outside could smell something delicious from the kitchen.
"Hmm...!!!" Stylish seemed to enjoy the aroma of the food and said, "What a stylish aroma! As expected...." He blushed and his eyes became more excited at this moment.
"Yes, I don't expect a Captain to have such superb cooking skills," Run said with a smile.
Esdeath nodded and understood why her subordinates couldn't wait to eat the food that was cooked by Haru. She became more curious, but she only thought that there was something missing. "Ubiquitous."
"Yes, Mam!" Seryu, who was in a daydream and couldn't wait to eat, suddenly stood up while saluting when Esdeath called her name.
"You don't have to be so nervous," Esdeath said.
"Yes." Seryu nodded and sat down once again, but she was looking at Esdeath with curious expression and wanted to know what she wanted to ask.
"If I'm not wrong, you should be his subordinate, right?" Esdeath asked.
"Chief Haru? Yes, I'm his subordinate," Seryu said.
"Is he always like that?" Esdeath asked.
"What do you mean?" Seryu asked with a confused expression.
"I mean, he hasn't smiled once since he arrived here," Esdeath asked.
Seryu suddenly realized it and murmured. "It's strange."
"Well, he is usually smiling when there is both of us," Seryu said while scratching her head with a confused expression.
Stylish and Run, who heard it, couldn't help but raise their eyebrows. They were wondering whether Haru and Seryu had that kind of relationship.
"Well, it is strange." Esdeath nodded and didn't think too much about it. "Does he hate me or something?"
"No, no, of course not!" Seryu hurriedly shook her head hurriedly since she didn't feel that Haru really hated Esdeath.
If they knew that Haru had proclaimed to be Esdeath's husband then their expression would be very wonderful.
Esdeath wanted to say something, but she stopped when she heard a voice from the kitchen.
"The food is ready!" Haru said and brought a lot of dishes on the table. He had heard their conversation and thought that it was better to stop it hurriedly. He didn't want his disguise to be known first.
Esdeath decided to stop talking and looked at the variety of dishes that were cooked by Haru.
Bols and Wave also brought a number of dishes too to the table hurriedly since they wanted to eat.
Kuromeko who had been silent had brought her fork and spoon, and she was ready to eat but stopped when she felt that Esdeath was looking at her.
Kurome gulped for different reasons than anyone else in this place.
"How come you're good at cooking?" Esdeath asked curiously.
Haru thought for a while and decided to recite a story on the spot. He remembered the story of Komatsu (Chef from Toriko) and thought that it was a good story to be told to everyone. "In the past, I have learned it from a chef in my hometown." He didn't intend to talk too much about his past though since there wasn't really much. He was coming from a different world and there was no way that he could tell them about it.
"You'll become a good chef," Kurome said with a serious expression.
Haru wanted to smile when he heard Kurome's praise, but he hurriedly stopped it since he could see that Esdeath was staring at him. "Why don't we eat first since the food won't be good if it gets cold."
They nodded since they also couldn't wait to eat the food on the table, however, they didn't do anything while looking at Esdeath.
Esdeath nodded and said, "Let's eat."
The moment Esdeath uttered those words, they couldn't wait to put the food into their mouths.
Haru sighed in relief since everything was alright, but he couldn't shake off the strange feeling that he had gotten from Esdeath.
Esdeath nodded when she tasted the food. "Oh, it is very delicious." She looked at Haru with a smile at that moment.
"Thank you?" Haru really hoped that he could move far away from this place as soon as possible.