“Yo~” Masaru grinned cheerfully when he was finally faced with Hikari, the shock and surprise on her face couldn’t have been more obvious. Was it right to… just show up without telling her? Not that he would back down now, it was Hikari’s own fault! If she had listened more to him, this wouldn’t have happened. Besides.. This was the first time, they really met up, wasn’t it? Somewhat like a premiere for the both of them. Raising a brow, the street fighter accepted the invitation and entered the apartment. “Cleaning, huh?” he repeated rather dryly as he regarded the girl with a deadpan. “Didn’t the great Masaru-sama tell ya to take it easy? Haa~?”
Seriously, why wasn’t she able to not do anything for a while? Or at least take a break now and then? That couldn’t be so hard! Maybe he really had to force Hikari. That seemed like the only plausible thing at the moment. “The bag?” Masaru blinked in surprise before he remembered the shopping bag in his hand. Oh right, he had completely forgotten about it for a second. “Uh… Since I didn’t tell you I’d come over, I thought I should bring something with me,” he explained as casual as possible, though he seemed a little embarrassed. Holding the bag in front of her, Masaru smiled, “Here. I bet there’s something inside you’d like too.”
When he was at the convenience store, he had simply bought what he remembered Yoshino liked the best. The redhead was a girl after all, so… maybe things like that also counted for other girls too? It was worth a shot, and besides it wasn’t like he didn’t like almond pudding himself.
Even if he wouldn’t admit it.
As he took off his street shoes, the brunet casually scanned the flat — or rather, what he could see from the small entrance area. It surely did look nice here. “Alright!” Masaru announced before he grinned mischievously at the younger girl. “Ready to take a break, Hikari~? I won’t take a No for an answer.”
It’s not like she minded her unexpected guest. It was actually a little exciting! No one really came over anymore because of conflicting schedules. And it wasn’t like the Yagami was exactly busy, besides taking care of the house. It was just that even though Masaru threatened to help her relax a bit, Hikari never really expected him to act on it.
The dainty brunette looked at the vaccume cleaner across the room. She hadn’t finished the living room yet. “Just..let me finish the this room, okay? I’m already halfway done,” before the boy could object, Hikari was already at cleaning machine and flipped the switch so it came to life with a light ‘hum.’ She continued to clean the house with a few swift motions across the floor, talking to Masaru over the noise of the Vacuum.
Once she was satisfied and sure that she covered every inch of the living area floor, she looked into the bag of goodies the older boy had brought. Hikari couldn’t help but wonder if he really brought the food for himself, i
t was something Taichi would do, but the fighter seemed to have picked out a lot of things Hikari enjoyed. “This is really great, Masaru!” She said with a grin, going to the kitchen to gab eating utensils, “I can make us some cookies as well!”
Weather it was stress baking, surprising a friend, or just for fun, baking cookies and other treats was one of Hikari’s favorite things to do. It kept her busy, and who didn’t like cookies anyways? Could this be considered as “taking it easy”? Her reply to Masaru’s playful grin and taking a brake should have been an immediate indication of this answer. “Okay, fine, just let me make these cookies and I’ll be right there.”