TasteHer thumb, index, and middle finger firmly grasp the place where the stem of the wineglass meets the base and she gently pushes it around in small, precise circles. The wine swirls in the glass and catches the light beautifully, shimmering brightly against the deep magenta. This is the good part.
She leans forward slightly, from her hips, keeping her back straight. She slides her fingers from the base to the neck of the wineglass, lifts it a bit to meet her halfway, closes her eyes, and delicately sniffs. Its dark, rich, heady, with a hint of sweetness. This part is okay too.
The rim of the glass meets her lips, and she tips just a little bit of the wine into her mouth. She lets it roll across her tongue and firmly does not grimace at the bitterness. Had it really smelled sweet?
Well, Kikuko? Her mothers smile is pleasant.
Lovely. Kikukos i
In Which One Fails To ConfessReika smiled as she closed her notebooks and returned them to her bag. Youll be back in school tomorrow, she remarked cheerfully. Im glad; I always miss seeing you.
Eiji looked down at his hands, clenched into fists on the table. Not like you havent been here all the time anyway. He was referring to the habit Reika had made of coming over every day after school to help him keep up with all the lessons he was missing (and usually sticking around longer just to talk). Not that he hadnt appreciated it. It was just easier, in the moment, to act like the jerk hed had Reika believing he really was for so long.
Reika stopped smiling, and Eiji cursed himself. Hed managed to keep his foot out of his mouth (for the important things, anyway) for the past two weeks, and now hed blown it. Again.
Well, sorry. Ill
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