|Chapter 2 - Sakuya's Family Situation|
|Okay, dig in!|
|This is, uh...|
|I've heard of food porn, but this is more like food horror...|
|Believe it or not, today's a good day.|
|You mean it's usually worse?!|
|I've lost my appetite.|
|Don't by shy, everybody. There's more where that came from!|
|I guess I can try a bite...|
|Y-Yeah, you can't judge a book by its cover, right? Here goes nothing.|
|Ah, careful guys!|
|...Help us all.|
|I'm done, thanks.|
|But you haven't even had a bite, Masumi!|
|(This is bad. How can we expect to thrive when our own food is a health risk?)
(Okay, think, me. How can I repurpose these ingredients into something edible?)
That's it! Curry!
|Curry is the perfect solutions to spice up this culinary nightmare!|
|Oh, you'd rather have curry? I can remake-|
|I'll do it!|
|You can cook?|
|I mean, I'm no master chef but I can make a thing or two.
In fact, I', officially taking over cooking duties.
|No, I couldn't possibly pile that onto your duties as director! Don't worry, I can handle-|
|I'll fill in every now and then too.|
|Wow, you can cook, Tsuzuru?|
|My parents both work, so I've had to make dinner for my youonger brothers before. If you need anything simple like fried rice, I'm your man.
But I gotta say that this mess is way beyond my skill level. Is it even salvageable?
|Maybe with curry... Yeah, I think I can make it work with curry. Just sit tight, I got this.|
|Here you are, all done.|
|You sure about this one?|
|Positive. Give it a try. It tastes just fine.|
|I'll eat anything you cook.|
|It smells really good!|
|What curry roux did you use for that?|
|Roux? Oh, are you talking about those blocks they sell in stores with all the seasoning and ingredient ratios pre-arranged?|
|I wouldn't touch those things with a ten-foot pole! They're an offense to any self-respecting curry enthusiast!|
|Wait, really? Then how in the world did you put this together?|
|Why I'm glad you asked! First, I had to pick out just the right spices, and...|
|Whoa, you guys already finished your plates?|
|When did you do that?|
|I wasn't gonna listen to a spice lecture all night. I mean, it was a good meal, don't get me wrong.|
|Okay, time to get chomping!|
|Well, I'll be...|
|It's delicious! This is the best curry I've ever had in my life!|
|I should hope so, for all the time and effort I put into working out the perfect ratios. In fact, it's a well-known secret that if you combine the right kind of spices with...|
|...I'm gonna get some seconds.|
|Got any onions, Manager?|
|I'll have seconds too, please!|
|Hey, I was talking here!|
|Thanks for dinner!|
|Yes, thank you. It was wonderful!|
|I could eat this every day.|
|Really? Because I always wanted to try making curry variants every day of the year, you know.|
|Don't know about that one, chief...|
|I gotta say, it's nice eating together with everyone like this.|
|Yeah, it was pretty lively tonight, wasn't it?|
|Reminds me of the dorm back in the old days.
Oh, that reminds me. I got a video of the original Spring Troupe's show if you guys are interested.
|I'm down. I'll get some coffee going.|
|I'll watch you pour coffee.|
|You're just watching?|
|(So this was the first Spring Troupe.)|
|No kidding. The whole audience gave a standing ovation.|
|I never knew the Mankai Company used to be such a big deal.|
|The Spring Troupe had an upbeat, straightforward flair that made them the most popular of the sub-troupes.|
|I can see why. They took something as overdone as Romeo and Juliet and breathed real life into it.|
|We weren't sure if a tragedy would fit their image, honestly. It seemed more fitting for one of teh other groups.
But our scriptwriter just wouldn't let it go. He gave Spring Troupe twist that made it a smash hit.
|I wonder if we'll ever be like that.|
|That'll be a tall order.|
|We'll get there. I know it.
(Watching this video made my even more certain that I won't let this troupe go under. Not after seeing the magic they used to create.)
(I've got to put together a play that does justice to everything Dad made.)
|We'll get there!|
|We're gonna have to, I guess.|
|Practice starts tomorrow, boys. I want everybody in the training hall bright and early at 7.|
|For real? I gotta get up as early as I did when I worked at the bakery?|
|You wake me up.|
|I will do no such thing! Go on, now. Early to bed, early to rise!|
|To be continued...|
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