I finished eating shark fin. The coffee has already cooled down and the steam doesn't come out, so I can tell on my tongue that I am participating little by little.
Mikami sips a cup of coffee. I asked.
"Were you in love with that woman?"
"Maybe so. Maybe when we first met,"
"Is it love at first sight?"
"I'm embarrassed to be told to my face, but I guess so. I'm still in love."
"What? Could it be..."
"Would you like another cup of coffee?"
A woman with a yellow apron advanced me another cup of coffee. This is Tae Mikami.
"Two sugars, right? Here you go, Yuki-chan."
"Did you marry your first love?"
Tae put her hand on Saikichi's shoulder. What an enviable couple!
"Then, I'll take Tyrannosaurus home!"
"It's 250 yen."
Tae packed it in a bag very efficiently. I thanked Mikami-san and when I tried to leave the shop, I said something I was worried about.
"Tae, isn't it an incarnation of Monkicho?"
She laughed a little and put her finger in her mouth and said it wasn't like that.
I left the store. I thought it was wonderful that the clouds were dyed pink and sunset.
I go near the tree in front of the shop and smell it. The faint sweet scent tickles your nose.
In the shop, I saw her putting her hand around her husband's shoulder and cleaning up the desk.
How close we are!
I gnawed at the Tyrannosaurus's head, feeling lonely that I had no one to hold my shoulder.