A Job Well Done Ch. 3
Fall ended and Winter came in its place. Lillian thought nothing grew in the Winter, and was surprised to learn that she could grow daikon, soybeans and buckwheat on her farm. Nori told her that bok choy could also be grown in the Winter and promised to try and get some in stock. And while the snow made traveling in the mountain difficult, Lillian still found herbs and nuts on the ground. The streams were frozen solid, but Lillian learned that certain spots were weak and could be broken with her hammer. She had trouble getting the knack of this, and often fell in when she broke through. Being soaking wet out in the freezing cold was, to put it mildly, unpleasant, and Lillian found herself fishing less and less, even though fishing was the best way to earn money in this time of year.
She continued to visit Mako every day, always bringing him a meal. She came at around the same time every day, and he quickly grew to expect her and found himself looking forward to seeing her. Lillia
A Job Well Done Ch. 2
Despite realizing her feelings, Lillian actually felt more insecure now. Dr. Ayame was Mako's ideal woman: intelligent, mature, laid-back and beautiful. How could Lillian compare to that? While Lillian was pretty, there was still a girlish quality about her that seemed lacking compared to Ayame's mature beauty. And while the doctor was always calm and knew how to act in every situation, Lillian was often tongue-tied and shy. Ayame teased everyone and flirted with all the young men, and Lillian sometimes lacked the courage to even nod to Hiro or Kana when she passed them in the streets of Konohana.
This lack of courage made her avoid Mako for a week or so following her realization. She was too afraid she'd act strangely or be too tongue-tied to speak. She spent a lot of time in the mountains, collecting herbs, fishing, catching bugs, just staying out of town as much as possible to avoid any chance encounters with him. She even avoided the tea house, making her own food instead or
A Job Well Done
There were three new requests posted on the message board that morning. Lillian removed all three papers from the board, carefully folding them and placed them in a pocket in her bag. She knew for certain that she had the flowers that Ying requested in her bag and she was fairly certain that she had the poisonous mushrooms that Ayame wanted back at home.
Lillian had only been living Konohana since that Spring, but she had expanded her fields twice since and her farm was full of vegetables and flowers. It was still early in the fall season though, so most of her vegetables were immature. Although people in Konohana focused mainly crops, Lillian raised some livestock: two hens, one cow and one sheep as well as two dogs and a cat to help with the livestock. The two dogs rushed over, tails wagging, barking eagerly, happy to see their young mistress. With a laugh, she pushed the dogs aside and investigated the storage cart. To her dismay, while she did indeed have the mushrooms, but t