"Goodbye!" Aura's tone was quite chipper, and she waved her farewell after bowing in turn. After all, that only seemed polite. "Take care!" She was very happy to have met Mina and Hime, enough so that even Mina's curious choice of friends could be overlooked.
"Bye," said Zack, giving them a respectful nod. Some of the underlying tension had faded, and he rolled his shoulders, finding they felt a little lighter than before.
Orion watched the female duo depart, his plates licked clean by this point. He made a low-to-high grunt in his throat, his orange eyes softer than normal.
"Though that does leave us in an interesting position," Glacier said at last, causing Aura and Zack to look at her in mild confusion. "Our waitress upped and quit midway through our meal."
"You can hardly blame her," Aura shook her head. "Nanimon was being horrible to her, and I doubt it was the first time, either."
"We could just leave without paying," Glacier noted, her whiskers quivering with amusement. "Our waitress is gone, the boss is unconscious..."
"Mina would've gotten a great tip, but no tip is worth having to work for that jerk."
"Nah." Zack shook his head. "I'm sure most of the employees here are good, besides, it would count as stealing." Despite the hard times his group had been in, they'd never been that desperate. He was quite fine with keeping it that way. "However tempting it might be given Nanimon..."
"You gonna finish that?" Glacier, her own plate empty, was eying Zack's largely untouched burger and pile of fries. He'd been too busy talking to Mina to eat much of it, but now that she drew his attention to it he returned to his meal.
"Help yourselves to the fries, there's plenty," he said around a mouthful of burger.
"Don't mind if I do." Reaching across the table, Glacier snagged a few. "Mmm, nice and salty."
"A little too salty if you ask me," said Aura, chewing on one herself.
"I didn't." Glacier grinned at Aura, who stuck her tongue out at the Tailmon.
The four finished eating, and Zack left the money on the table. Well, that was interesting. Wonder if we'll run into her again at another place in town. Either way, his thoughts shifted to ones more serious. One problem down, one to go. I hope Mina finds Kyra before Kyra finds us.
"We didn't get dessert," said Aura with a huff. "C'mon, let's go for ice cream!"
"Sounds good! Race you!" Glacier sprinted out the door, Aura hot on her heels.
Zachary Knight, Aura, Orion, and Glacier
Kyra Evans, Vanguard, Bishop, and One
Hikari Senka, Bow, the Frost Knight, and Rick
Yumi Kyoko and Bolter
Jeanette Roy, holder of the Stone Wall of Elysium
Signature by Otterly Lost