Two hours later brought the time to 9 o'clock at night.
Taking their discussion to the sunroom, there unfolded an unheard-of spectacle in this European-style building.
"You know, honestly? I didn't mean to put Tobimaru up to this."
On the table was a pot blowing warm steam.
As she tapped it with a pair of chopsticks, Aoko just grumbled to herself, not caring if anyone was listening.
Tonight's dinner was Japanese cuisine -- an unusual
Blues in her Name/It is in Aoko Aozaki
So to come right out with it, I'm a magician.
I basically live inside a fairy tale, where miracles can come true with a point of the finger, and I live far away in a really remote forest somewhere.
It's not an accurate picture, but I think I'd take to it since I can sort of shoot at a mark.
The things I can't do? I can't use a broomstick to fly into the great beyond in the sky.
I can't change into an animal.