By Krissie Gault
Chapter 8: The CaféPREVIOUS
Carmen found herself standing on a small bridge in the koi pond. She leaned down to look at the fish swimming away.
“Hey, do you guys know of a water deity?” She asked the fish. Several of the koi jumped up and pointed with their heads in a direction. Another group wrote out café with their bodies. She nodded, “Thanks for your help.”
Carmen skipped down the road.
The koi fish began talking amongst themselves.
A rose deity! A rose deity!
Such a weird sight indeed.
Wonder what she wants?
Wish I could watch.
Maybe they’ll come by here.
The café was filled to the brim with people. Carmen walked into the busy café and paused at the sign that said, “Please wait to be seated.”
“Just one,” a young girl asked. Her raven hair was curly and pinned up into two round balls at the sides of her head. Two long ponytails looped underneath her hair. Her dress was long and ruffled out at the ends. The top of the dress was just below her collarbone and was adorn with golden circles. Her sleeves reminded Carmen of seashells. She also wore a pear bracelet on her left wrist.
Carmen thought she was absolutely adorable. She responded with a warm and excited yes.
The girl carefully lifted her skirt to walk without tripping. Her white heels had a crescent moon on them. She politely pulled out a chair for Carmen. She placed the menu in front of her. “Is there anything I can get you to drink while you decide what you’d like?” Her voice was a soft tenor. Her eyes were an icey blue that would send shivers down people’s spine. But she just appeared to warm and to Carmen, her eyes reminded her of pool water.
“Just water for now, please.” Carmen stated as she opened the menu. She looked up from the menu around the café. The water deity was here somewhere. All Carmen had to do was find him. She glanced at the menu before scanning over the café. She couldn’t see anything that looked like water powers.
An hour later and she still hadn’t seen anything that looked like the water deity. She had drank at least 3 glasses of water as she tried to figure out where the deity would be. A few trips to the bathroom later and she still had nothing.
“Emi can you clean that table off?” A girl dressed in a Japanese school girl uniform pointed at a table that had recently been sitting a family of six. It was a total mess, but Emi simply nodded.
“I’ve got it!” Emi replied as he placed another glass in front of Carmen.
“Such a kind young lady,” Carmen thought as she took a sip of her fourth glass.
Emi picked up a half full glass of soda and Carmen’s eyes widened. The soda inside froze on contact. The crackling sound of the sudden freeze drew Emi’s attention to it. His eyes widen as he grimace. He began moving quickly, hopefully no noticed.
“She’s the deity!” Carmen cheered aloud as she stood up abruptly.
Emi turned to stare at her confused.