A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 36
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 36 - Let’s drink tea at the café
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
By the time they left the general store, it was already afternoon.
“Lady Alice, can we go to the café that you have reserved?”
“Yes. It’s a little earlier than the appointed time but if there are free seats then we may be able to enter.”
“Then, let’s have lunch and tea at the café.”
“Yes. Let’s do that.”
We reached the café that Alice had made a reservation had.
“Sir Takeo, this is an amazing café.”
“Are you going to as far as to add ‘amazing’ to it?”
“Yes, it’s exquisite.”
When we entered inside, it was quite empty.
“Lady Alice, welcome.”
It was the shop assistant. An old lady greeted Alice.
“We are a little early than the appointed time, is it alright?”
She guided Alice and Takeo to their seats.
They were window seats.
“I would like the item requested a little later so for now can I have the afternoon menu?”
Once we reached the table, Alice requested this of the old lady.
She opened the menu and handed it over to Takeo.
He took the menu as he thanked her and looked inside but………….
There was only bread, salad, pasta and wine available………..wasn’t there anything else?
Then he thought that maybe it’s because there are no refrigerators in this world.
“Sir Takeo, have you decided on your order?”
“Then I’ll have this sandwich.”
“I’ll have the same thing as Lady Alice.”
With that, the Lady went towards the kitchen.
“………You went through it right?”
Alice looked straight into my eyes.
“Lady Alice, I had planned to have the same thing as you right from the beginning.”
Takeo smiled and responded.
“If you had mentioned it earlier, we could have ordered something of your choice.”
“Hn? But I wanted to have the same thing as you Lady Alice.”
Alice was a little surprised. After thinking a little………her face turned red.
“Sir Takeo, you always say such things easily don’t you?”
“That’s unthinkable, isn’t it. I only speak like this to you though?”
“You’re making fun of me aren’t you!”
She made a slightly grouchy face.
“Yes, yes. Don’t get angry, don’t get angry. It’s a waste of your beauty.”
Alice protested with a glare.
Takeo ignored that and looked out of the window.
‘It’s a nice town.’ Takeo honestly thought.
It had only been 2 days since Takeo came but he felt that it was a lovely town with happy people.
The city that Takeo came from didn’t have people with such smiling faces.
“Sir Takeo, what do you think of this town?”
Alice suddenly asked.
“It’s a nice town. Everyone seems to be happy.
Well……..maybe it’s also because I’ve only been around town with you Lady Alice.”
Besides, I’ve only shown you the good places.”
“That’s right, isn’t it.
You’ve only taken me to the main street on the front side.
Are all the stores that we went to till now………. high-end stores?”
“Yes. Waiting on the customers, product assortment, technology, delivery time, pride. These stores are top-notch in all these aspects.
However, we are actually having a business negotiation with that kind of a store. I wonder if you have a talent for business.”
“I’m sure I don’t”
Takeo plainly replied.
“What I did was actually just showing off my knowledge.
It wasn’t my inspiration, neither something that I’ve created. It was only some knowledge that I possess.”
“I……..no. We think that that knowledge is valuable.
It’s only been 3 days since you came here. Even then, you were able to handle a negotiation with a store about a coat for practical use. It’s strange.
Normally, a person wouldn’t be able to do that.”
“Haha. Looks like you are pretty convinced.
Well, that coat garnered a lot of enthusiasm.
……………Lady Alice, do you enjoy spending time with me?”
“Yes! Very much! Much more than one can imagine.
Please make things even more fun from now on.”
Alice replied with sparkling eyes.
“Jeez, my boss expects too much from her subordinates.
……….However, let me fulfill those expectations leisurely.”
“Ah? Not as quickly as possible?”
Alice gave a wry smile.
“Haha. If I hurry, I won’t be able to enjoy my time with Lady Alice.
I’ll do it in a relaxed manner.”
“?……….How is that”
As soon as Alice started to speak-
“Your food is ready.”
The ordered food had arrived.
The sandwich that Takeo had on the first night [the one with the ham and tomato sauce] was served.
……………..This will make a light meal, it seems to be a standard combination’, thought Takeo.
Both of them quickly finished eating.
“Please bring the items that I had requested earlier.”
Alice asked the shop assistant.
Immediately, the shop assistant brought Madeleines.
“This is a recommended dish.”
Alice said proudly.
“What is this bottle for?”
There was a bottle along with the Madeleines.
“It’s honey. People with a sweet tooth enjoy it.”
“I’ll not be needing it so let’s leave it as is.”
Alice started to eat elegantly with a fork.
Watching Alice, Takeo also picked up his fork.
“It’s really delicious isn’t it.”
Alice looked positively satisfied.
Takeo considered trying to make some sweets himself.