Former Magical Girls and their Daily Lives
An unnecessary recap of the previous chapter. Our heroes were being questioned about a video game they had no idea about.
"Who's your main? I really want to play with you!"
"Um..." Kasumi stammered, avoiding eye contact with Megumi. However, this avoidance would save her in the end.
Behind Megumi, Yuri brought a wooden cart.
"Well, you see..." Kasumi delayed.
Yuri poured a bunch of shaved ice into a cup.
Yuri dumped powdered milk into the cup.
"You know, I like to kill..."
Yuri put more shaved ice.
Yuri poured cola syrup into the cup.
"So, I use..."
Yuri poured condensed milk on top of that.
Yuri held up a sign that said 'Whurchill".
In which world is Winston Whurchill a healer type of guy, Kasumi thought.
"I like to challenge myself by picking harder characters..."
"Oh, that's cool. I've never heard of someone who mains a character that doesn't fit their playstyle. I do use Whurchill too because I'm bad at aiming."
"Really? Aiming's quite simple. You just have to hold tight on your weapon. Look at your target. Relax. And fire. Simple enough. I understand that if you are nervous to use your weapon on demons. Missing can be the difference between life and death. But you have to relax and stay focused."
"I don't really think that I'm nervous about shooting demons. It's just that I'm bad at clicking heads and stuff."
"Look, in war, it's one shot, one kill. You can't just take it willy nilly. A missed shot can alert a horde of enemies, and you simply can't take that. We can't just say 'Oh, I'm bad at clicking heads'. That kind of talk kills people. Missteps kill people. Any small mistake will kill your beloved friends. Shoot well or don't shoot at all."
"Um... It's just a game, though."
"Oh, yeah. I forgot that that's what we were talking about. Silly me." Kasumi knocked the side of her skull.
"What else would we be talking about?"
Risa decided that she will talk in this chapter.
"You know, I'm interested in other things you do, Megumi. What else do you do for fun?"
"Well, I do read quite a bit for fun. And as you know, I like video games. My game library is pretty big. I've played thousands of hours in my games."
"So, you must be very good at video games."
"No, not really. A lot of people can beat me. Unfortunately, I don't really try to improve all the technical stuff, like aim and strategy."
"Do you have good grades?"
"Um, I'm not that bad. I don't see where this is-"
"I don't really like sports or any hard movements really?"
"So, what are you good at?"
"I guess I'm pretty good at trivia."
"When was the United Nations founded?"
"Who was the President of the United Kingdom in 1960?"
"They don't have a president, but the prime minister was Harold Macmillan."
"Um..." Risa looked around and saw that Yuri was eating the thing she made. "What's that?"
"A Whurchill. A Costa Rican dessert."
"Do you know what a helper is?"
"Well, if a bird stays with its parents to help raise future children, then it's called a helper. Is that what you mean?"
"I see you haven't read the first chapter."
"The first chapter of what?"
"Don't worry about it. Anyway, are you interested in learning anything?"
"I guess maybe cooking. I like food, not too good at making it, though."
"Cooking? I can help with that. What do you say about coming to my place to cook something? I can probably put you through a quick crash course."
"Oh, that sounds fun. I don't think I have anything planned today."
The rest of the day was pretty much nothing. There were classes, but it was still the first day so it wasn't too hard. Megumi took the train with the rest of the girls, and they soon arrived at the station nearest to their house. Risa told Kasumi and Yuri to head off somewhere else so that they could prepare dinner alone, and so they did.
"Welcome to my humble abode!" Risa said, swinging open her front door as if she was breaking it down.
"Cool," Megumi said, looking around. "So, you girls live together?"
"Yeah, pretty much."
Megumi walked into the living room and saw three futons on the floor and nothing else really.
"So, do you just live like this?"
"Well, we just moved in," Risa said from the kitchen. "I hope to add a little more 'magic' to the whole place, but we are stuck like this for now."
Megumi walked into the kitchen.
"Nice kitchen. Why is there so much food?"
There was a mountain of food on the counter. It had so much meat, fruits, and vegetables.
"Well, you see," Risa said, leaning on the counter, "A little birdie told me that you aren't that good at cooking."
"But when did you get the food? I barely told you today."
"So, I decided that you should have a little crash course in cooking. So, we are going to make dinner."
"Look, I would love to try cooking, but this seems excessive..."
"Look, you said you were interested. So, here we are. Don't make this harder for me."
"But can't we just make, you know, a couple of dishes."
"I'm sorry, but we have so much food, and we can't let it go to waste. Also, this allows us to really take a crash course."
"Fine. I'll try my best."
Five hours later, Kasumi and Yuri finally came back from hitting the town.
"We are back, Risa! I hope you got everything ready!"
They walked to the dining table.
There was a feast of food created. There was food from every culture imaginable. It had curry, fish and chips, steaks, hummus, lamb, tacos, almost anything and everything.
"Are you sure we can eat this?"
"I'm sure we can," said Risa, "Anything is possible."
"I doubt it honestly. Wait, where's Megumi?"
"She's asleep," Risa said, pointing at Megumi, who was face down in a futon and still in her apron and school uniform.
"It looks like you put her dead body in my futon."
"No, it's nothing like that. She was just tired."
Kasumi walked to the futon to get a better look.
"Her eyes are open and look like they are from a dead fish."
"Oh, mine. Can you close them? It isn't healthy to sleep like that."
Kasumi closed her eyelids and said, "May you rest in peace."
"As I said, it wasn't like that."
"Okay, that's enough mourning. Let's dig in."
After a long day of walking around, Kasumi and Yuri were hungry. They dag in and ate enough for a horse. However, Kasumi, Risa, and Yuri together ate about a fourth of the whole meal.
"You know, leftovers are great to have. It makes things so much easier." Risa said as she shoved everything into the cramped fridge. "Who's sleeping with the chef?"
"Oh, yeah, we can't send her home like this," Kasumi said. The girl was basically dead as the steak she cooked. "Rock paper scissors."
"Okay. Rock paper scissors shoot!"
Yuri threw scissors. Risa threw scissors. Kasumi threw paper.
"Dammit. It only took one turn."
"You won't be sleeping alone tonight."
It turns out that sleeping with someone who's almost dead isn't that bad. It was a little cramped, but you kinda forget about it.
However, the almost dead would walk later that night.