For once, I felt like I was on the laptop for the sake of it. I didn't have the energy to hack anything, or argue with the stupid old man, Kururu… I guess I actually had nothing to do. Really. I wasn't even bothered to just browse or invent something.
I sat with me head in my hands, the end of my cheese burger hanging grotesquely from my mouth as I stared at my desktop.
I was almost relieved when I heard the door to the platoon's lounge open. I glanced to the side to see Taruru entering, Karara poking her head out from behind the door.
"Hey Tororo" Taruru Grinned.
"Sup" I said monotonously, seriously just not even arsed to speak properly, though I quickly gulped down the rest of my burger - I'd prefer to keep at least a little decency around guests.
"Hey Toro-Kun, I hope you don't mind, but is it ok if I leave my sister Chiroro here with you?," asked Karara, looking at me with those big, round, rather unintelligent looking eyes. "It's just that she had some martial training lined up, but her sensei wasn't there, and -"
"Sure whatever" I said quickly before she began to ramble.
"Thanks a bunch!" I heard what must have been Chiroro's voice from outside before she made her way in.
I observed the newcomer.
She was rather plain, nothing special to look at. She was bright yellow, with a white hat, with curious little bumps at the end of the ear flaps. Her symbol was a red circle with a white rectangle placed horizontally in the centre.
There was something about those wild blue eyes and - dare I say it - cute fang protruding from her mouth that caught my attention… what for? Even I didn't know… so I would be cautious around her.
"So where are you two going?" I asked Taruru, who was edging his way out of the door.
"I gotta… do something… with Karara. Nothing major - back soon!" he gabbled, before grabbing Karara's wrist and dragging her out of the base with him.
I rolled my eyes at his pathetic explanation and went back to staring at the laptop.
Suddenly, Chiroro plonked down next to me and grinned widely.
"It's so obvious, huh?" she said, not half as girly as her sister would have said it.
"…What is?" I asked, flicking a burnt chip into the bin.
"They clearly like each other if you ask me" She said, kicking back on the sofa. She was so… unlike her sister. I was relieved… I can't stand girly people. I made an undecipherable sound in reply before eating one last chip and reaching for a new packet to heat in the microwave I had actually lugged in next to me for convenience.
"Aren't they bad for you?"
I looked up. Chiroro was staring at the chips in such a way that my hand recoiled instantly.
"So. I'm still alive, aren't I? Pu pu pu…" I said rather rudely. To my surprise, she giggled.
"You're funny! Do you have a kitchen in this place? I'm wanna make you something that tastes great and is pretty healthy"
I shrugged and got up. This HAD to be more interesting than sitting and staring aimlessly at a computer screen.
I showed her to the kitchen, and she didn't hesitate, swiftly gathering ingredients I didn't even know we had and mixing them in a frying pan, all the while making amiable small talk. I was slightly unnerved by her happy demeanour, especially because she was around such a dislikeable guy such as me, but still, I watched as she whipped up the dish she was anxious to show me.
"It'll be done in a minute" She stated simply, after about 25 minutes. I nodded silently before glancing out the window, wondering what Taruru and his crazy friend were up to. What the heck was their idea of a date? Knowing how immature the two of them were, it'd be more like a play date.
It seemed that while I'd been musing, I hadn't noticed that Chiroro had been talking to me.
"Hey! I said taste it!" She laughed, before taking the side of my face In her hand, gently turning it to her and placing a fork full of pasta into my mouth
I blushed furiously at her actions, but obediently chewed and swallowed. Amazingly, whatever it was, it wasn't half bad.
"Y-you might have just convinced me!" I managed a shaky smile, stammering slightly as I was still a bit shocked from before.
"Good" She grinned.
Soon after we'd eaten our meal, we heard Taruru and Karara coming back into the base. The two of them came into the kitchen.
"C'mon, Chiroro, Mum'll be back by now. Thanks for putting up with her, Toro-kun" said Karara before grabbing Chiroro's wrist and dragging her out of the room.
"Bye, Tororo!" Chiroro called with a grin, waving as she went.
"Bye" I replied quietly, lifting my arm in a small wave.
Once the door was closed, Taruru looked at me, eyebrow raised.
"Has Tororo got a girlfriend?" He drawled with a jokey grin.
I socked him in the arm and returned to my computer, so I could hide a blush.