A chocolate canele was sitting on the table, which Shou and Ruri were eyeing silently.
They glanced at each other.
"Didn't you eat lunch already, Shou?"
"Yeah, but I'm still hungry…"
"I'm hungry too…"
Neither child felt like giving in. But all the same, they didn't want to take their friend's snack. This was a problem.
"You know what?" Ruri held up her hand. "Rock-paper-scissors."
"Yep." Shou nodded.
The two of them made fists.
"Ready? Rock, paper, scissors, shoot-"
They both threw "scissors."
"One more time. Rock, paper, scissors, shoot-"
This time, they both threw "rock."
"Last try. Rock, paper, scissors, shoot-"
They both threw "rock" again.
"What the heck?"
"One more time…?"
They played a fourth round. Two "papers," another tie.
"Oi, is this game jinxed or something..?" Now Ruri was a little scared.
"So...Who's getting the cupcake?" Shou murmured.
"...Let's just split it?"
In the end, they decided to share nicely like good friends should.
"Draw your sword, man! Before I run you through!"
"Oh, is that how we're gonna settle this? C'mon, then! Bring it!"
Kanata and Chihaya were dueling fiercely. Over a plate of strawberry dorayaki.
Another peaceful day for everyone, indeed.