He looked a little surprised when suddenly somebody bumped into him. He dropped the pack of cigarettes he was about to buy. Hm? Why is she apologising? Heh. I should have watched out.
"Nah. Don’t worry about it. It was my fault. So, I’m sorry for just standing in the way."
His gaze trailed into her basket. Well that’s … quite an interesting mix. Is she planning a party? I mean … she isn’t planning on drinking all that vodka alone, is she?
Taking the pack of cigarettes he had dropped from her he gave her a small smile.
As she started paying for her items as the register and silently daring the cashier to say something, she heard the man’s voice again and was met with that charming smile once more.
Pfft, as if I can knock myself out with alcohol! He doesn’t know who he’s talking to. So I’m Miss Grumpy huh? How original, he sounds like Toshi.
"I don’t get drunk, Mr. Nice Guy. I only get to that stage where once I start to feel warm, it seems perfectly acceptable to strip. And before you ask, no, it’s not a free show."
That and my brothers generally jump in to stop me. I don’t think I’ve ever actually completely stripped…except for that time at the Christmas party. Although I think I stripped for a different reason…
Shrugging to herself, she picked up her bags and immediately tore open the tub of ice cream, scooping some into her mouth. Seeing the man’s eyes on her, she pointed at him with the plastic spoon provided, her mouth still full of ice cream.
"You ain’t gettin’ any. Buy your own and stop gawking at mine."
He chuckled slightly at her answer. She’s kinda weird … but pretty cute. And I have to admit … it seems like she can really handle herself. Most girls would probably sit in some corner and cry their eyes out. She just starts eating. She’s funny. Keeping the smile on his face he watched her pay. He payed for the chocolate and the cigarettes and followed after her out if the supermarket.
"Don’t worry about it. I’m not gonna steal your ice. I don’t think I’d have any chance against you if we started fighting about it."
The phone in his pocket vibrated, telling him that he got a new message. He took it out with a worried look. Hm? From Akihoshi? Oh, right. The manager from that voice actress called and said he wants to have the interview a little earlier? Gotcha. I don’t have any other appointments so it’ll be fine. He wrote a quick message back to Akiyoshi to tell him he got the message and that he changed the appointment and then looked back up to the strange woman with a smile.
"Well … I guess I have to go now. Have to get out early tomorrow. See ya."
Waving her, he crossed the street and went back to his house. Hah … I have to get up way earlier than usual now. Well, I guess I can’t change it. But seriously … that manager could have called earlier.
He reached the studio where they were supposed to meet perfectly on time. After a few greetings with the manager he was guided into a small meeting room and told to wait for the voice actress to show up. I was supposed to show up earlier but … hah … at this rate I could have come at the time we said at first. After a while the door suddenly opened. He got up from his seat, a smile on his face.
"It’s nice to meet you. My name is Shusei Hayakawa. Thank you for agreeing to this interview."
It didn’t show on his face but … he didn’t expect to see her here.
"I doubt it…"
She watched him walk away, scooping more ice-cream into her mouth. She shrugged and started off towards her apartment. What a strange guy…I guess it was kinda nice of him to be worried. But I don’t need anyone to worry about me. I have two lovely men in my life to keep me company anyway. One called Ben, the other Jerry. I’m coming hooomee!!
"You drank yourself to stripping again, didn’t you? Honestly Izu, you’re lucky I came over to pick up that charger or you would have given your manager a heart attack."
Izumi ignored her brother’s exasperated voice and continued to scrub her wet hair with a towel. Hitoshi, more commonly known as Toshi, had come over to her apartment and had found her clad in her underwear, about to answer the door. Geez, he’s such a mother sometimes. He didn’t have to make the shower cold though, I’m not sleepy…meany.
"Toshi, quit griping and leave already. My interview is earlier than I thought. That manager just loves telling me these things at the last minute…"
Toshi grinned and ruffled her hair before placing a quick kiss on her cheek.
"With Seasonelle, right? Well, good luck. Try not to weird them out too much, okay?"
"Can’t make any promises, Toshi."
Izumi was glaring at her manager as he tried to convince her to change into something more acceptable for an interview. Can’t this guy take a hint? If you want me to look presentable, you should send me an e-mail 24 hours in advance. Not 3 hours before the interview.
She walked past him towards the room where her interviewer was waiting. Hayakawa, was it? Or was it Okouchi? I like their articles, they’re kinda funny at times. Well, no matter how funny they are, I ain’t changing. I’m comfy.
Sweeping her hair up into a messy ponytail and unwrapping the bar of chocolate she sneaked past her manager, she happily chomped down on it as she opened the door and was slightly surprised to see the man from the convenience store yesterday.
"Oh, Mr. Nice Guy. Well, I can’t say I’m not surprised to see you here."
Glancing at him for a moment, she crossed to the window and opened it before setting an ashtray down on the table. She nodded towards it before curling up on the couch, still munching her chocolate.
"Don’t tell my manager I’m eating this. He’s always on my case about it."