|“||I have to help other people more!||”|
An optimistic young boy that can often be seen walking around with a giant smile on his face! He also likes to carry his fish around! His optimism is contagious and makes everyone happy!
The preparations of sashimi requires a very talented Chef with great knife skills! The slices must be thin and clean; chefs often spend years in training.
How to Acquire
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|Contract||Are you Master Attendant? I've been waiting for you for quite some time~ Please pay more attention in the future~|
|Log In||Aah, Master Attendant, it's very nice to see you!|
|Ice Arena||The freezing cold is the most comfortable temperature. Let's go and enjoy it together.|
|Skills||Are you ready to be sliced?|
|Ascend||My knife skills have improved!|
|Fatigue||I feel a bit too warm.|
|Recovering||The freezing cold is so very comfortable~|
|Team Formation||Let's go together! Hahahaha|
|Knockout||The water must be dried up~|
|Notice||Wow~ so hot, so hot! We must eat it while it's hot.|
|Idle 1||Fish are happiest when in water, but I am happiest when I am beside you.|
|Idle 2||We must help more and more people~|
|Interaction 1||Hahaha, this is so ticklish! Is there something you need?|
|Interaction 2||Master Attendant~ Would you like to go shopping with me at the market?|
|Interaction 3||Every time I see the sea it fills my heart with peace.|
|Pledge||In the future, I will work hard to take care of you.|
|Intimacy 1||Hahahahaha! Don't, that tickles so much! How can Master Attendant still love noise so much? I have to fight back~|
|Intimacy 2||Today at the market, I saw a couple acting very affectionately towards one another. I shall also work|
|Intimacy 3||Are you asking who is the most important out of you and fish? Huh? It's a very difficult question~ but I of course have to choose you, Master Attendant~|
I. In Red Leaves
My memories have always been of the sea. Sparkling, as if full of precious gems, it connects with the sky in an endless expanse of blue.
My sister and I were together with our Master Attendant for a long time there. But now my eyes were drinking in the beauty of the red maple leaves, redder than fire.
This is the Red Leaf Pavilion that took my sister and me in after the death of our Master Attendant.
"You shouldn't be so gloomy on such a crystal-clear morning." A soft, familiar voice came from behind me. "Your sister would worry about you if she saw you like this."
"Good morning, Sensei."
I looked back and saw Sukiyaki holding a bunch of vegetables. He was the owner of the pavilion.
"Here, let me give you a hand with those. Are these for Miss Ochazuke?"
"Clever child. I like that."
Sukiyaki is always nice to everyone, I've never seen him lose his temper.
"I used to help the Master Attendant and other villagers move things all the time."
"You used to live in that seaside fishing village, didn't you?"
"Yes, the people there were really nice, they were always smiling and giving me fish to take home with me."
I realized that I started to talk too much.
"Sounds like you were happy there, why didn't you stay?"
I wasn't sure how to answer his question.
"Well, a lot of different things happened."
My heart leaped into my throat. I mean, if I told him what had really happened, I would have bored him to sleep. I had just been thinking how beautiful the world would be if it were really like what we see on the surface.
It would be so wonderful if everyone could smile to each other all the time. But no matter how hard anyone prayed, things would never change.
There are two sides to the world, and if there's a bright side there also has to be a dark side. The darkness has always existed, just like the Fallen Angel.
Since you can't change the world, you need to change yourself.
"I want to find something I can do. I want to help my sister, and everybody else." I said, thinking out-loud.
Sukiyaki's interjection was actually very meaningful.
"You really are a great guy. Oh! We should be pals~"
II. Why So Lost
"Huh?! That would be..."
"Hehheh...I'm just kidding." Sukiyaki's teasing tone made left me bewildered.
"Please don't make fun of me, Sensei."
My sister came over carrying the katana she seemingly carried with her just about everywhere, and walked right in front of us. The katana scraped the ground with a dangerous sounding clang.
"It's not safe for a little girl to carry a katana."
Sushi used the sleeve of her kimono to cover her mouth and said, "I practice with it every day, but perhaps you don't know that."
My sister has a really candid personality, and she is very serious about everything, especially when it comes to me.
Sukiyaki did not say much about it, his face was alight with an unexpected smile.
"Let's deliver the ingredients."
"Yeah, okay." I replied, as Sukiyaki and I left my sister's presence.
I didn't know why, but things got real quiet all of a sudden. From the time we left the kitchen to the time we returned, Sukiyaki and I didn't say anything to each other.
"It seems that Sushi just doesn't have a brain."
In that moment I realized that I had never heard Sukiyaki speak in such a low voice. It was as if it wasn't him who was doing the talking.
"Sashimi, have you ever spoken your mind with Sushi?"
I lowered my head quietly.
"Never? You really get it kid."
Sukiyaki smiled as warmly as ever.
"That's easy to understand, but Sushi doesn't know? No... maybe that's not what it is all about. If you have something you want to achieve, there is a place I can recommend to you."
"Oh? Okay." I answered unconsciously.
"Go there with me tomorrow."
III. Spring Breezes
I didn't know where the road led, I just walked at a leisurely pace through the maple forest with Sukiyaki.
The leaves reddened the world, adding a touch of warmth to the winter that would soon come.
"We are here, it's right here."
Sukiyaki led me to a simple and quiet room. Several tatami mats were laying in the room, with several cups of hot tea sitting on a short table with wafting white smoke.
"Wait up for a second."
After saying this, Sukiyaki left.
I found the first place that I felt like sitting and sat down. I could not see the maple trees from this vantage point, just as I could not see the blooming of cherry blossoms this season.
Suddenly, a pink petal fluttered in through the window.
Huh? Could this be a cherry blossom? In autumn?
Just when I thought that, I turned to look out the window, and came face to face with a girl with big, curly golden locks who had jumped off the roof and run in through the window.
I didn't know why, but I suddenly stopped thinking, and even held my breath.
"Are you a new student?"
Suddenly, this girl, like the winds of spring, now stood before me.
I wasn't really sure what that word meant.
"This is the Birds-Nest Private School. This is a place where you can learn new things. The teacher will help you understand a lot." She said with the sweetest of smiles.
"Now Sensei, do you know what I can do?"
I was just about to ask that question when a pink-haired girl in a kimono suddenly came in from the roof of the house and said to the girl.
"Your brother is coming."
"He found me so soon?" The girl suddenly said nervously. "I've got to go, bye!"
The girl like the winds of spring actually left as fast as the wind.
IV. Torii Shijuku
"Dorayaki, what are you doing here?"
A soft monotone voice came from the outside of the room.
I couldn't hear clearly what Dorayaki was saying, I pretty much just knew he liked to play the game Catch the Ghost with his younger sister.
Kids today are so full of life nowadays.┘
I could also hear Sukiyaki’s voice as well.
“Are you Sashimi?”
That frigid mono tone mixed with the sound of a cat’s meow, which warmed me up a little bit.
I looked up and saw a young man in a blue haori holding a cat in his arms and a katana by his side.
What a strange fellow.
Was exactly what I was thinking at that moment.
“Hello Sensei, I am Saury.”
The girl calling me Sensei in this short introduction must have been a food soul.
I couldn’t help expecting things to happen.
“Sensei, do you have any questions?” What questions will the teacher ask me?
As it turns out, he did not sit and discuss the great meaning behind the scriptures as I had imagined he would.
He just gently petted the cat in his arms, and asked,
“What kind of existence do you expect to have?┘
My heart was suddenly shaken, and those words echoed in my mind countless times. But there was only ever the one answer.
“I want to protect the smiles of the important people I love.”
Saury looked at me expressionlessly, and Sukiyaki, who sat there fanning herself after entering the room, said nothing.
“This place can teach you how to protect the important things in your life with the sword.”
“And we also can teach you to treat the things you value the most with the utmost care.”
Saury said while stroking with the cat.
Just at this moment, I could hear the sound of other cats.
“It’s just the way this place is.”
He couldn’t help raising his voice.
I was shocked, but responded immediately.
We welcome you here any time.”
Saury left with the group of cats that had gradually wandered in.
“So what do you think of this place?”
Sukiyaki asked after coming straight to me.
“Um, it’s a good place.”
I said to Sukiyaki with a laugh
Though the teacher was a bit quirky and not very talkative, for some reason he makes you respect him.
After this we left.
The next time I went there, the sakuras were in full bloom
And the spring breeze carried the aroma of flowers from the trees.
The way I remembered my encounter with Sashimi was, one stretch of sea and two people.
One was the first to see a fisherman when he was summoned into the world, the other was his elder sister Sushi who had depended on him for her whole life.
To Sashimi, the fisherman was like his father.
He taught Sashimi how to row the boat to the sea, how to cast a net to catch fish in the sea, and even taught Sashimi all the fish dishes he knew how to make.
But after just a few years of Sashimi thinking of fisherman as a father, he cast out on a fishing trip and never returned.
Sashimi and Sushi did not stay put, they went out to find the whereabouts of the fisherman.
They rambled across the land for a long time and went to many countries.
Finally, they came to a small island with a beautiful coast.
He met different kinds of people at the fishing village.
The affable people there saw this poor brother and sister, alone and helpless, and invited then into their homes.
Sashimi would also go to help the fishermen who lived in the village.
He would make some fish dishes for them, and help the fishermen who lived in the village. Sashimi would also go out fishing with the fishermen in the town, and be given a fish for his hard work.
Sashimi would often walk around the lanes and alleyways of the village with fish in his hands.
Whenever he saw someone in need of help he would generously lend a helping hand. He didn’t expect any reward, he just liked seeing smiley happy faces.
At which time he would also flash a big pearly smile.
As long as we can smile, things won’t be as big as we imagine.
But, life was not as peaceful as he would have liked.
Because of his adorable looks and innocent approachability, he was often bullied by the neighborhood children.
Whenever this happened, his elder sister Sushi was always the first one to stand up for him, and most of Sushi’s own injuries resulted from sticking up for her brother.
And the only thing Sashimi could do for his sister was to smile and answer that he was fine.
Because only then would his usually tough and serious sister flash a rare smile.
After a short while, a couple suddenly appeared in front of Sashimi and Sushi.
They also relied on fishing for their livelihood, just like other fishermen.
The couple did not have children. The moment they lied eyes on Sushi and Sashimi, they said they wanted to take care of them as their own.