CHARP LOGS Macho Cafe (Charp Series Logs)

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MACHO CAFE

Fujimoto Hinata is an old woman, but she runs a very successful cafe. The theme? Macho Men! If you're a guy that doesn't mind being ogled by cafe guests, come on in and work for Fujimotosama!
 
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Diana

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  • Diana:
    WELCOME TO MACHO CAFE!
    Today at 12:28 PM
  • Diana:
    This is an "anime in japan" setting. Think of your favorite slice of life anime and you're good to go! You're at a cafe where the staff are all cute boys.
    Today at 12:28 PM
  • Diana:
    TYPE FAST, TYPE BRIEF. If you take too long to post, you can miss action. If you write too much people will miss details. Keep your posts under 10 sentences.
    Today at 12:28 PM
  • Diana:
    Write your character's name in the first sentence of your post! Using the color bbcodes, you can also make your posts stand out.
    Today at 12:29 PM
  • Diana:
    Game master posts are in this bright bold yellow, so pay attention to those! They are guiding the story and have important details.
    Today at 12:29 PM
  • Diana:
    My roleplays are always NEWBIE FRIENDLY! You don't need to know the backstory, have any experience with charps, and mistakes are totally okay. If you get confused I am in the main chat room to help guide you.
    Today at 12:29 PM
  • Diana:
    (◉,◉) (◉◇◉) (⊙,◉) (⊙◇◉)
    Today at 12:29 PM
  • Diana:
    It's a lovely, quiet afternoon at the Macho Cafe. Today's costume and meal theme is Alice in Wonderland. (It was going to be American Cowboy but Hiromi won the battle against Fujimotosama and spared the boys from assless chaps.) The usual regulars are seated at their favorite tables -- the old ladies Mahjong club in particular are having a rousing game.
    Today at 12:51 PM
  • Diana:
    Hiromi, as usual, is sitting at a table working on the day's homework. Her lemonade untouched as she was too focused on her studies.
    Today at 12:58 PM
  • Diana:
    With a jingle of the door's bell, a slender redhead in an expensive private school uniform walked in. He didn't look too impressed with the decor, but he still found himself a seat.
    Edited
    Today at 12:59 PM
  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji was back in the kitchen, piping out the choux dough for another batch of eclairs. His hair was tied back in a stubby ponytail and his sleeves were rolled up past his elbows, a look of concentration on his face.
    Today at 1:07 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would walk back into the cafe and order the same thing again, sweet tea with a slice of chocolate cake. He took a seat in the corner where he wouldn't be bothered by strangers and waited for his order to be served.
    Today at 1:09 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    As ever, Hiro was in the "best" costume for him. Today, despite earlier cries of "Noooo!" from the resident wimpy boy, he now wore not only a tomato-colored face, but also the tiniest Alice costume, with a skirt barely long enough to be called that. It poofed out enough also that the poor young man had to constantly hold it down to avoid showing off the lacy white panties that were also forced onto him by someone in the kitchen who smelled like beer.
    Today at 1:10 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro carried his tray to try to cover the shortness of his skirt as he approached the redhead. "Hello," his voice broke, "H... how can I serve you today, my prince?"
    Today at 1:11 PM
  • Astaroth:
    Once the pastry was laid out on the baking sheet, Ryuuji popped the tray into the oven and dusted his hands off on his apron. Sighing, he rubbed the back of his neck and set the timer, then headed towards the locker where his costume was stored.
    Today at 1:13 PM
  • Diana:
    "I guess abyssal service and bad costumes is part of this place's charm..." announced the redhead first, looking Hiro up and down with disapproval. "Do you serve tea? I'll try this... Hatter's Teapot, I suppose."
    Edited
    Today at 1:14 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would smirk at what Hiro was wearing "ah~ that looks cute on you little one" winking at him from across the cafe. It was unknown to Francis if he was heard or not but it didn't bother him.
    Today at 1:14 PM
  • Diana:
    Keen to sock people in the face if they insulted her grandmother's cafe (as only she could do that), Hiromi glanced up from her homework, only to turn three shades of red at the sight of Hiro in the worst costume ever. Who did that?! She didn't approve that!
    Today at 1:15 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    "I-... Right away, my prince," he promised before he fled to the kitchen. "One Hatter's Teapot...!" His face refused to lose any redness.
    Today at 1:18 PM
  • Astaroth:
    "Yeah, yeah, coming right up," Ryuuji called as he pulled on his long tailcoat and re-positioned the patchwork top hat on his head. The fingerless gloves were next. "Guess it's appropriate if I bring it out while I'm at it, if you want."
    Today at 1:22 PM
  • Diana:
    Hiromi had already bounced out of her chair to burst into the back room. "Why are you wearing ruffled panties! You've got to take those off!" Wait. That sounded like just the panties. She huffed in a fluster. "I mean this awful costume and put one something more normal!"
    Today at 1:23 PM
  • Diana:
    The young man sitting alone at his table was growing bored with waiting. He plucked some invisible fuzzies off his uniform, frowned more at the decor. When he caught the eye of a few Mahjong ladies he did give them a cheeky wink though.
    Today at 1:26 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis was getting slightly impatient as he had been here for over ten minutes as he hadn't got his order yet. He would tap at the table and look out the window, not caring for this 'special character'. Things seemed awfully quiet today.
    Today at 1:29 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    "Please? The customer... um... doesn't like..." he trailed off, only to squeak at being told to take off his panties. He stared at Hiromi a moment with an expression of suffering. "He... locked the zipper and... put the other underwear in the f-freezer..."
    Today at 1:29 PM
  • Astaroth:
    "I got it, milady Alice," Ryuuji told him with a grin, ruffling the blond wig on Hiro's head, and grabbed the steaming porcelain tea pot from the counter where one of the kitchen staff had it ready. He brushed past Hiromi into the front of house, headed for the table where the redhead sat. He glanced around, checking out of habit to make sure nothing was amiss.
    Today at 1:34 PM
  • Diana:
    "Ugh... there's not even anyone back here but Ryuuji!" complained Hiromi. "Well. Stop doing things weird old people tell you to do! I'll try to get your clothes out of the freezer. Just- Just don't do any table dances."
    Today at 1:36 PM
  • Astaroth:
    He made it only a few steps out of the kitchen before he stopped dead in his tracks, sloshing hot tea over his bare fingers. (What was the point of fingerless gloves, anyway?) He hissed, shaking out his hand, but somehow managed to hold onto the teapot, and started to back right into the kitchen again.
    Today at 1:36 PM
  • Dawn:
    "Oh my god what have I found?" Five feet and ten inches, pale skin (sickly pale even), and jet black hair. Jovian Dega was a sight to behold just because he was tall, but also he walked around with an air of superiority. Let's call it his resting bitchface. Currently though, his eyes were alight with motherfucking delight because Jove was very amused with this little cafe he'd stumbled into. And by stumbled, I do mean stumbled. That's what happens when you do a pub crawl...during the day. A hand to brace himself on the frame of the door, he leaned in a little, a charming smile on his silly handsome face, hair falling from its neatly placed style and into his eyes just a little. "Goodevening...morning? What time of day is it? Good something, gentlemen. Might I have some tea to sober up with?" Not bad Japanese actually, though it was usually better when he wasn't shitfaced.
    Today at 1:38 PM
  • Diana:
    "Ryuuuuujiiii!" called out the young man, lifting up his hand for a cheerful wave. "I knew you worked today. Is that my tea? I feel like I've been waiting for an hour for that... thing in the skirt." And then he looked positively scandalized at the.. tourist?
    Today at 1:40 PM
  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji's face froze into a very stiff version of the polite smile he used on difficult customers when he was spotted, and he started forward again. "Yes, this is your order. Here you go." He set the pot down on the redhead's table. "What, ah. What are you doing here?"
    Today at 1:46 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would suddenly look over at the young man who had yelled Ryuuji, blinking in awe at his beauty. Where he hell did a man like him come from?
    Today at 1:47 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    "I didn't! Not willingly!" He looked miserable. "He grabbed me and... and he dressed me, just... just like with the fundoshi and... and...!" His eyes held the beginning of tears.
    Today at 1:48 PM
  • Diana:
    Out of damn no where old Fujimoto popped up in front of Francis with his usual order and what looked suspiciously like a job application. "Soooo, you like to look at beautiful men all day?"
    Today at 1:49 PM
  • Diana:
    "Oh, don't cry! It's fine! That's why I'm here now! No one is going to make you wear anymore of these dumb costumes." insisted Hiromi, reaching up to give Hiro a nice comforting pat on the shoulder. "Cry it out and get back to work, okay? We've only got you and Ryuuji today."
    Today at 1:50 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would let out a startled yelp "you surprised me Fujimoto san! but thank you for the order" he smiled and went to pick up his cup but that was until he saw the dodgy looking job application. He would begin to sweat, how the hell could he back out of this one?! "U-Uh.... Yeah.........I like to look at the men........." he said slowly, not meeting eyes with her. Francis felt pressured.
    Today at 1:52 PM
  • Diana:
    "I felt so bad about our fight," he explained, giving a small pout. He reached for the pot and immediately poured himself a cup. "I figured I might as well come and see what is so special about this place."
    Edited
    Today at 1:53 PM
  • Diana:
    Fujimoto nuuuudged the application a little closer to Francis. "You like being here every day too, yes? Imagine meeting nice handsome young people every day, all coming here just to see you."
    Today at 1:54 PM
  • Astaroth:
    Some of the rigidity left Ryuuji's shoulders. "Alright, well, enjoy your tea. I've got to get back to work since we're short-staffed today." He glanced towards the drunk man at the door. "Hello sir, welcome to Macho Cafe. Would you like a table?"
    Today at 1:54 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would bite his lip "B-But I'm bad with people ..... especially young women" Francis admitted. Hiromi seemed to one of the only women he was comfortable around despite her causing a panic attack before.
    Today at 1:56 PM
  • Diana:
    Once Ryuuji was out of sight (or at least not looking) the young man sniffed his tea and took a sip. The look on his face was nothing short of disgust and he even spit most of it back into his cup.
    Today at 1:57 PM
  • Diana:
    "No better place to learn than here at the cafe and get a paycheck too, right? Riiiight? You've seen our dearest Hiro after all..."
    Today at 2:00 PM
  • Dawn:
    "Macho?" Jove looked around and the amused smile turned into quite the grin as he tried to hold back laughter. "I see a lot of prettyboys here but no macho. Cute theme though. Tea please. I lost my darling brother somewhere out there-- probably busy snogging the fuck out of the blond weasel --and I could use some cheering up. Or fuck, some time to sulk because I'm still painfully single." Jove stumbled a little before righting himself and pushing a hand through his hair to act all cool like he hadn't just made a minor ass of himself.
    Today at 2:01 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro shook his head and wiped at his eyes. "I... I don't want... don't want to be a burden," he murmured, slurring slightly as he held back tears. "I wanna... wanna be macho enough not to care what I wear..."
    Today at 2:01 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    He sighed before starting to eat his slice of cake "I-I just don't know... I really like it here but too many things scare me" Francis would not admit that Ryuuji was one of those things.
    Today at 2:04 PM
  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji laughed. "Yeah, afraid the execution doesn't quite live up to the old lady's concept. If you'll just follow me I'll get you seated and maybe we can brighten up your day a little." He ushered Jove to an empty table and handed him a menu. "Just let me know if you need anything. Name's Ryuuji." Jove received a wink and a tip of the patchwork top hat.
    Today at 2:06 PM
  • Diana:
    "Then you just gotta get out there and be the best you can be!" Hiromi practically shouted. For a split second she had disappeared into the freezer and when she came back out covered in frosted ice she was frowning at Hiro's underwear frozen in a chunk of ice.
    Today at 2:07 PM
  • Diana:
    CRASH. Seemingly out of nowhere the entire pot of tea had slipped off the table and shattered on the floor. The young man sat there looking completely horrified with hot tea staining his school uniform. "This lopsided table..!"
    Today at 2:08 PM
  • Diana:
    "That is too bad, as you can see we could really use the help..." Pouted old Fujimoto with her ears going teary and sad, gesturing towards the new mess. "If only we had more nice boys working at the cafe."
    Today at 2:09 PM
  • Dawn:
    Ryuuji received a double finger guns back and a stupid little grin. But that was before a teapot said happy birthday to the ground..or was that happy unbirthday? Either way, Jove eyed the red-haired dunce, eyebrow hiked for maximum bitchface. "More like your lopsided brain, my friend."
    Today at 2:11 PM
  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would widen his eyes "N-No! I-I will help but im not going to be yelled at" he whimpered. The male wanted to see Fujimoto happy but he knew this was going to be an awful idea. Francis signed it before letting out a sigh "just let me finish my tea and cake okay" he smiled
    Today at 2:12 PM
  • The Mood is Write:
    "Y-yes," Hiro said, a blush on his face, before he forced a deep breath. "I just... gotta be macho," he murmured, then straightened his wig and brushed off his skirt (of course trying to pull it down a bit to cover the panties, but it was a useless attempt)
    49 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro nodded thanks to Fujimoto and Francis both, then let out a heavy breath before he started toward the drunk foreigner.
    48 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would shake his head “Hiro you’re perfect the way you are, you don’t need to change for anyone” before watching him walk away to the drunk foreigner. Francis didn’t want to leave this asshole, really wanting to punch him.
    47 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "I'm not trying to get you fired," exclaimed Naoki, looking even more outraged and offended. "All I wanted was for you to come work at my place, and here I find you flirting around with guests under the thumb of not only her, but some blushing cute boy too! I thought I meant more to you than this."
    47 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    Panties incoming. Jove looked up from the drama involving Ryuuji and redhead and flashed a charming Dega smile at the host. "Hello cutie. Shouldn't you be fighting redhead for your man?"
    44 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "I'm not working there and you know why--Goddammit, Naoki, this is not the time or place!" Frustrated, Ryuuji pulled his costume top hat off and ran his fingers through his hair, mussing his stubby ponytail. "I can flirt with whoever I want. You broke up with me, remember? Or was that another 'just kidding' that I was supposed to figure out somehow?"
    43 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis lost his temper and without thinking punched the beautiful man in the face.
    40 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    "I... I came to work here so I could... could learn to be macho," he murmured to Francis. "I... I've always wanted to be macho." He flashed a weak grin to Francis, then blushed bright red at the suggestion of fighting for 'his man'. Ryuuji's words reassured him too that this was, indeed, an act of bullying against him, and then... WHAM. Hiro's eyes grew wide at the sight of Francis punching someone.
    39 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    "Oh no," Hiro groaned softly as his shoulders sagged.
    39 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "Oh yes," Jove laughed.
    39 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "Aw, shit," groaned Ryuuji, pinching the bridge of his nose.
    38 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "But I still love-" WHAM! A fist hit Naoki right in the face. Hard enough to knock his face to the side and make him stumble back a pace. As her touched his fingers to his now busted lip, he looked like a wounded animal. "...is this... is this how you treat people here?! Ryuuji! He punched me! Are you just going to stand there and let him?!"
    36 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "Good job, Francis." chimed in Hiromi. Normally this would be the WORST thing to happen, but Naoki already rubbed her the wrong way and she would be happy to see him leave. "I guess you better leave before we get even more violent.
    36 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "Score one for Team Probably Macho One Day," he sang, inking in a tally mark under the name. Never mind where he got the pen and paper from. "Let's see what Team Taylor Swift does."
    36 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro walked to the door and threw it open, then stared at Naoki pointedly.
    34 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "Alright, alright. He's leaving." Ryuuji stepped in between Francis and Naoki, spreading his arms. "Right? Because this is not a good time to talk. Right?"
    33 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    "Now please get the fuck out" he yelled at him "arrogant bastard". The male would cross his arms and stare at Naoki intensely. "who could be gay for you" he scoffed in disgust.
    32 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "Apparently Ryuuji could be gay for him but uh... Good try with the trash talk anyway. Ten points to Hufflepuff." Jove drew a third column on the paper and titled it Hufflepuff, awarding a tally mark.
    29 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    Naoki looked at the lost of them, and then back at Ryuuji, with the most devastated, heartbroken expression that anyone could possibly have. "I see... Okay, then." he huffed, standing up staight, with tears streaming down his face. "Fine. Stay here with your stupid slutty boys and UGLY fiance. I hope you're happy." Spitting some blood in Francis' direction, Naoki spun on a heel. He shoved Hiro against the open door on his way out.
    28 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    "Ah!" Hiro... moaned?
    Edited
    27 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis just realised what he had said and became flustered but the second the blood spat at him, the male would have a meltdown. He was too germaphobic for this and had to sit down, legs trembling. Francis would blush when Hiro moaned? God that was so sexy!
    26 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "Oh my God," muttered Ryuuji, tossing his hat onto the ground. He stomped towards the back. "I'm taking my smoke break."
    25 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "Fiance," Hiromi commented. Well that was an over-reaction to Hiro in a skirt if Hiromi ever heard one.
    25 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro got himself together, then shoved the door shut, face violently red until he saw, behind him, the reflection of the man who put him into this awful outfit. He reddened and turned. "Y-you...!" ... Nobody was there!?
    24 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    "Sorry Ryuuji, I didn't mean what I said" he yelled gently, sighing as he looked at the ground in despair "now I've blown it". He would slump down and just stare blankly.
    22 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    Fujimotosama finally appeared again, this time with a bundle of burning sage, casually wafting it into corners. "Really can't trust that Sawakawa family."
    20 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "Francis can you take care of whatever is going on with Hiro, please." asked Hiromi, following on the heels of Ryuuji. She might want to sock him in the face most of the time, but he was still her responsibility, and having his boyfriend(ex?) show up and then leave like this was pretty nasty. "Hey!"
    18 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "Yeah, I know, alright? It won't happen again," he snapped in return, shoving the door to the alleyway open. "I'll take care of it."
    17 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would nod and walked over to Hiro "are you okay? He is gone now, my punch seemed to have scared him off". When Ryuuji snapped though he did let out a whimper, mainly out of fear.
    16 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    Meanwhile, Jove just sipped his tea and wondered what it would take to get a sausage around here.
    15 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    "I... um... y-yes," Hiro answered with a nod, confused as ever. He shook his head after a moment to try to clear it,, then looked to the foreigner. "W-would... would you like a refill?" he managed through his flusteration.
    15 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "I just wanted to make sure you were okay, you giant butthead." Hiromi snapped back, hands on her hips and a scowl on her face. "If you want to take the rest of the day off, that's fine. I can handle the kitchen and my grandmother managed to kidnap poor Francis so we have the help."
    15 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "...Francis? Seriously?" Lips twitching, he glanced over his shoulder at her. "Nah, I'm good. I just need a few minutes and a few cigarettes and I'll be fine, alright? Sorry about my psychotic ex."
    13 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "I would love a refill. And some dinner to go with that show I just watched. Or at the very least that delicious meat Cool Guy Ryuuji promised me earlier."
    12 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "You know what?" Jove said, hardly giving Panties time to respond. "Why don't we just let ourselves into the kitchen and make some food for everyone? Care to give me a hand? You look like you're good with your hands."
    11 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    "If Francis hadn't punched him in the face, I was going to." confessed Hiromi. "No pretty faced assbutt is going to come in here talking to my staff like that." She turned around to head back inside, before casting a sly look over her shoulder. "Don't smoke too many, it makes you smell bad!"
    9 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    "We... aren't supposed to let customers in, but um... maybe this once, since... I'm not sure what Ryuuji offered, and the... the other customers are going to want s-snacks, too... W-we could use... use the help." He hoped Hiromi wouldn't be mad.
    8 minutes ago
  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis just sighed and went to sit down, looking at his fist that was covered in the others blood. He rushed to the kitchen the second he noticed the blood, not wanting a trace of that shitty human on him. Maybe he wouldn't get fired? Who the hell knew.
    6 minutes ago
  • Dawn:
    "Excellent. I am a fucking fantastic cook, good at pleasing in and out of the kitchen." Jove clapped his hands together and followed Hiro off to go feed not so macho men and their guests.
    6 minutes ago
  • Astaroth:
    "Shit," Ryuuji muttered, leaning against the wall. He pulled out a cigarette and fumbled with his lighter. His face felt overly warm, Naoki's sly Hirochan echoing in his ears. "Shit, shit, shit. I'm in trouble."
    5 minutes ago
  • The Mood is Write:
    Most of the guests, being old ladies, were tittering amongst themselves. Hiro anticipated a rise in popularity, given how much they loved gossip. "M-maybe you should... should apply here," he murmured.
    4 minutes ago
  • Diana:
    Hiromi had gotten herself back in order as she entered the kitchen, only to pause and blink at the big dude in the kitchen. "...who hired this guy?!"
    1 minute ago
  • Diana:
    AND THUS MACHO CAFE HAS ANOTHER QUIET, CALM AFTERNOON, WITH FUN NEW FACES AND NEW FRIENDS. TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR... MACHO CAFE: RYUUJI'S FIANCE?!
 

Diana

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  • Diana:
    WELCOME TO MACHO CAFE!


    Today at 12:20 PM


  • Diana:
    This is a typical anime-style setting with a harem of hot boys getting into shenanigans.


    Today at 12:21 PM


  • Diana:
    TYPE SHORT TYPE FAST! If you write too much or take too long, you will miss the action and people may not be able to read your posts fast enough. Keep it to 10 sentences and under.


    Today at 12:21 PM


  • Diana:
    Put you character name in the first sentence of your post so we know who is playing who. You can also use bbcode color to differentiate your posts from others!


    Today at 12:21 PM


  • Diana:
    My roleplays are always NEWBIE FRIENDLY, so don't worry about typos and mistakes. If you get confused or need a little direction, I am in the main chat to help!


    Today at 12:21 PM


  • Diana:
    Game Master posts are in this bright bold yellow. Pay attention to those because they are guiding the story!


    Today at 12:21 PM


  • Diana:
    (◉,◉) (◉◇◉) (⊙,◉) (⊙◇◉)


    Today at 12:22 PM


  • Diana:
    It's a chilly autumn day outside, but in the Macho Cafe it's warm, cozy and smells of delicious spiced apples. A knitting club of old ladies are sitting at a table working on scarves. Employees are wearing plaid vests today for some weird reason. Today's special is a plate of giant fluffy pancakes drizzled in a butterscotch sauce and served with a side of muscle flexing.


    Today at 12:54 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would grimace as he entered the kitchen in his purple plaid vest, how the hell did Fujimoto san manage to coax him to work here. The whole idea was stupid. He sighed, scratching his head quietly before sitting down in the kitchen, there was no customers yet so no point rushing around.


    Today at 12:57 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    Andou, Aki was a gangly teen wearing a soft tan drop shoulder mock turtle neck sweater that did nothing to make him look bigger, it really only served to make him look like he was a kid playing dress-up. The soft unfitted white slacks didn't help either. But he had been kicked out of the house and actually give a little bit of money to add to his secret hoard and well, when Aki was out and about, he was going to have some coffee and cake. He stared up at the sign with amusement. "Macho Cafe?" It was full of little old ladies so it wasn't a gay cafe... Hilarious. Aki pushed open the door, his shoulder-length black hair swinging around his narrow long face. "Hello, hello?"


    Today at 1:00 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis heard someone shouting 'Hello' and sighed, he should just quit. He was about to give up and go home but the customer changed his mind, he was beautiful. The server approached the customer "Welcome to Macho Cafe, is it your first time here?" he asked softly with a small smile.


    Today at 1:02 PM


  • Diana:
    Today, Hiromi was going over the Cafe's finances and trying to figure why her Obaachan was spending so much money on thongs. As far as she knew, no one was running around in thongs! She made frustrated math noises in her corner booth while old Fujimoto just shrugged and did her knitting.


    Today at 1:06 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Yes. It's a nice little cafe, I don't know how I've never noticed it before." Aki gave Francis a little smile as he looked around and noted the decor approvingly. His best friend would totally love this place. "Could I see a menu, please? I am wondering about what cakes you have today and what coffee and cake pairings you'd recommend for a new-comer to your cafe?" Aki's voice was smooth and calm, a hint of amusement trickling through it. He tucked his hair behind an ear. "May I sit anywhere or will you seat me?"


    Today at 1:12 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would smile "you should bring your friends if you visit again, we always have new activities, menu specials and events going on" the male explained gently. When the other asked about a menu, Francis nodded his head "lets get you seated first and then I can give you a menu and the specials today". Once he got the customer seated in a seat that they wanted, he gave them a menu that had various options. Francis would also mention the specials "the special today is a plate of giant fluffy pancakes drizzled in a butterscotch sauce and served with a side of muscle flexing".


    Today at 1:15 PM


  • Diana:
    A couple of the knitting ladies gave a chortle and a whoop over the sound of muscle flexings.


    Today at 1:16 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would sigh, a small blush coming to his cheeks. No way in hell was he doing muscle flexing, he didn't even have any god damn muscles!


    Today at 1:17 PM


  • Astaroth:
    "Hey Fujimoto." Ryuuji stuck his head out of the back. He was dressed in almost exactly the same costume from the Alice in Wonderland week, just without the Mad Hatter accessories; he looked much more the crisp and classic English butler with just a few alterations. His stubby ponytail was tied back with a black satin ribbon. "I need you to go pick up more buttermilk or I'm gonna have to 86 the scones."


    Today at 1:18 PM


  • Diana:
    "Buttermilk. Buttermilk and more thongs too I bet!" Of course she wasn't fussing at Ryuuji. He certainly wasn;t the one buying up all the thongs in Japan! "I'll run down to the store on the corner. Don't like anything weird happen." This statement was for sure aimed at Ryuuji, but she thumbed a finger at Francis.


    Today at 1:22 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    "With a side of muscle-flexing?" Aki laughed out loud as he sat down in a chair and took the menu. "I'm going to have to say No to that." Another laugh because really! This man in front of him was about as thin as he was! "How about this chocolate cake? Would it be good with your latte?" Aki smiled up at Francis.


    Today at 1:23 PM


  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji followed Fujimoto's gesture toward Francis. And then past Francis to Francis's customer.


    Today at 1:24 PM


  • Astaroth:
    "Oh what the fuck," he blurted, sputtering.


    Today at 1:26 PM


  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus admonished physical labor. Really, why should such a brilliant mind such as his ever waste his time with something that was literally mindless and effortless? It wasn't enticing, challenging enough. So, you may be asking yourself, why oh why would he be now currently standing inside the changing room of a café of all places, dressed in a grassy green plaid suit that was absolutely tacky? One answer: other handsome men such as himself. It was the perfect opportunity to discreetly admire his 'coworkers' assets without making it too obvious. And the real deal in person beat stalking social media and feeling dirty about it anytime. Nickolaus sighed, pushing his glasses back into place, a worthy sacrifice. Confidently stepping into the dining area, he was quickly assaulted by a vision out of the heavens. Oh, oh my... And everything in his mind was just gone as he froze, blocking the hallway.


    Today at 1:26 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis noticed the thumb and was tempted to do it back to her but his senses got the better of him. He couldn't help but become more flustered as the customer laughed at the muscle flexing "it's not like I wanted to do it" he defended himself adorbly, his face bright red. At the request of a slice of chocolate cake, he just nodded and said that the latte would be okay. He slipped away to prepare the customers order/


    Today at 1:27 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Thank you." Came the cheerful reply and Aki was sliding a hand into his pocket for his phone and his glasses case, glasses first and then his phone was flipped open. His best friend could totally out-flex every single guy he saw there. That was hilarious! Speaking of Seeing. His gaze met Ryuuji's once his glasses were on and he paused for only half a second before it slipped away. Nope. Nope. Nope! Not Hirohata, Ryuuji! He wasn't going to deal with this and his order was already in so he couldn't escape!


    Today at 1:29 PM


  • Diana:
    Hiromi was gathering up her coat as she side-eyed Ryuuji's sputtering. Curiously, she leaned to get a look at the customer. One of his ex's, Hiromi bet! As far as she knew, Ryuuji dated half of the city.


    Today at 1:30 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would sigh and came back with the order, smiling softly as he placed it onto the desk "here is your order, I hope everything is sufficient for you. My name is Francis, if you need anything feel free to shout for me" the male smiled.


    Today at 1:33 PM


  • Astaroth:
    Andou Aki was in his cafe. Nope. Nope! Nope, Ryuuji was not cool with this. Did someone put out a goddamn listing on the internet? Did Andou follow him from school? Was it Pasty, Pretentious Asshole Sunday? Grimacing, Ryuuji whirled and immediately retreated into the back again. The customers and the other wait staff could hear pans banging around in the kitchen.


    Today at 1:34 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Thank you, Francis. Is that an English name?" Aki asked as he took the cake and the latte from the young man with a little smile, peering up at up him with his large round glasses now perched on his nose. "English isn't my strongest subject." He took a sip and his eyes widened. "Oh! This is good, isn't it? " Besides, Ryuuji had vanished off again and life was better once more.


    Today at 1:36 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would nod "yeah, its an English name" the teen smiled before laughing " dont worry, I dont speak English either, it was my parents choice and they wanted an English name". Francis would smile "Im so glad you like it, Im actually rather new at doing this, do you mind if I take a seat?".


    Today at 1:39 PM


  • Diana:
    Hiromi debated the wisdom of leaving Ryuuji alone in the cafe with a Francis-in-training and yet another ex-lover. If all of Ryuuji's exes were going to start paying a visit to the cafe, she was really going to have to think about getting some security. "Nickolaus, stop standing around and get these dear old biddies a fresh pot of tea! I'll be back in a second." They'll all be fine, Hiromi, decided. What trouble could they get into in ten minutes? She flounced out the door!


    Today at 1:39 PM


  • Loveless:
    The café owner's callout had immediately jolted Nickolaus out of his daydream, immediately going stiff and throwing a salute at her after clearing his throat. "Of course, Ma'm! Right away!" Though he waited in that pose until she had been gone, patting his face afterwards. Okay, he wasn't drooling this time. Good, that was good. There was also a very grinding knocking of pots and pans coming from the kitchen area, unfortunately where he would soon have to enter. The teenager took a deep breath, 'do it for the men, Cae, do it for the gorgeous men.' "Would it be too much to ask you to at least make it quieter??", he had asked Ryuuji with an annoyed, contemptuous tone, "We don't want costumers to think we're savages, and neither pans to be bend and lose functionality." Without even waiting for a reply, Nickolaus had whipped his head around and approached the counter, separating a tray to put teacups on top of for the tea.


    Today at 1:48 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    A little strange but he was new apparently and he seemed nice. "Of course, please sit down. " Aki was delicately tasting the rich chocolate roll cake and oh. Oh, it was heavenly! His eyes rolled up into his head and he savored the bite with a small noise of epicurean delight. "Oh please, please give my regards to your pastry chef. This is just amazing." Another sip of the latte to round out the flavors mingling in his mouth!


    Today at 1:50 PM


  • Astaroth:
    "You fucking do it then," grumbled Ryuuji. "I have to bake everything because I'm apparently the only person here who can make pastry, no help, and then everyone on the goddamn planet has to come and follow me in here just to make my life more miserable for a few minutes." He slammed a pot of tea down on the counter next to Nickolaus. "Here. Tea." Ryuuji was rarely in a mood like this, but when he was...


    Today at 1:52 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would smile and sat down with the new customer. Francis analysed the others facial features and giggled under his breath, finding the others heavenly experience adorable. This really was an interesting day considering that he wanted to throw the towel in and go home, maybe the gods were on his side today. He heard what the other said "It's Ryuuji that makes all of our pastries here, he is quite talented isn't he but he is scary....dont tell him I said that" he would chuckle.


    Today at 1:54 PM


  • Diana:
    The cafe door burst open with a chilled wind. The cute little candles on all the tables went out. Standing there in the threshold was a girl, sopping wet to the bone through her heavy wool coat and rain galoshes. Her dark brown hair was a stringy mess concealing her face. "SADAKO!!!!" shrieked one of the old ladies. The rest made themselves look real busy after the silly shrieking of their friend.


    Today at 1:54 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki paused in his eating just for a second! Ryuuji made such delicious things? ... Screw that. "Aha, I see. Well whoever this Ryuuji is, he's very good at it." Oh yes, this was a wonderful plan forming in his devious little mind. Aki shrieked a little at the door bursting open and the candles going out! His face reddened with embarrassment. "Ah... " He busied himself with his latte like he hadn't just shrieked like a girl.


    Today at 1:58 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would giggle some more when the other customer shreaked for a moment, finding the girly shrieking adorable "that was pretty damn cute" he said slowly.


    Today at 2:01 PM


  • Loveless:
    Outrage. Nickolaus was absolutely outraged, mouth nearly agape as he had received the other's reply. He mustn't make a scene though, he was better than this, better than all of them. Despite all the effort, a tiny scoff had still made it out. "Listen, I do not care for your woes and a genius such as myself shouldn't have to lower themselves to thankless mundane daily physical tasks such as this... However. Since it is also my duty, you may give me a recipe and I'll put my brilliant mind to follow it to perfection. Which is a lot more than you deserve, so you should be honored that I even said that." With a cocky smile and snobbish attitude, Nickolaus carefully slid the tea closer to his side of the counter, not even sparing Ryuuji a glance and instead getting a pot to boil water at.


    Today at 2:03 PM


  • Diana:
    The bedraggled wet girl practically gliding across the cafe. Not saying a word or acknowledging anyone as she headed straight to the cafe restroom. The door closed behind her with a soft click.


    Today at 2:05 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki had never in his entire life been called cute before. Sharp, pointy, fox-faced because of his sharp features! But cute? And this was one of Ryuuji's coworkers?! The. Fuck. "... I. Uh. I." He swallowed. "Maybe you should go and check on the soaking wet girl who just came in?" because Aki had no idea how to deal with this at all! Compliments were weird! He needed to hit something. Maybe he could spill what was left of his cup on Ryuuji.


    Today at 2:07 PM


  • Astaroth:
    The look Nickolaus received was absolutely dripping scorn, one eyebrow raised. "Yeah, okay buddy. You can handle the next batch of eclairs then. Since you're such a genius." He grabbed a pen and notepad off the fridge and started scribbling down ingredients and measurements. "The pancake special is pinned up over the stove. Yell if you need help." Without another word, he shoved the very complicated-looking instructions at Nickolaus and grabbed the tray of tea, checking the ticket for the table before heading back out to the front of house.


    Today at 2:08 PM


  • Diana:
    "Ryuuuuji~!" Squealed the table of old ladies. They were definitely regular customers, and of course it was their tea. "Give us the little dance! You know the one we like!"


    Today at 2:09 PM


  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would notice that the male didnt want him anymore, letting out a sigh and stepping away to set the candles again and clean up all the dripping wet puddles on the floor. It was going so well, what did he say?


    Today at 2:12 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He moved to look into the bathroom "excuse me , are you alright?"


    Today at 2:14 PM

  • Diana:
    No one was in the bathroom. But the sink was running and it was covered from floor to ceiling with muddy hand and feet prints.


    Today at 2:15 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would widen his eyes "what in the holy fuck?" he mumbled on his breath, backing out of the bathroom in shock and fear "fuck that" he said. He walked over to Ryuuji "you might want to check the bathroom out" he mentioned before walking away.


    Today at 2:17 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki watched Francis go because he seemed a little dejected. Well, shit. He poked at the cake again and then ate another bite, finding it incredibly hard to believe that Ryuuji of all people could make pastries! It was just... insane. It was probably poisoned! It was probably going to make him sick! But it was so very tasty. He watched the workers and caught a glimpse of the empty bathroom and the handprints and he recoiled in his chair, almost falling over! "What happened in there?"


    Today at 2:19 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    "none of your business, it was scary" he whimpered like a lost puppy, fear in his eyes. This was a whole lotta nope.


    Today at 2:22 PM

  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus shot Ryuuji a glare back from behind his glasses, but gracefully took the notepad without hesitation. Honestly, it was just a lowly physical task, how hard could this be? "Understood.", the tone was still underlying with contempt and overconfidence. He remained in that pose, upright and noble until the other had left the kitchen and, then he had begun to read the instructions for the baking. Huh, some of it was coded with abbreviations, but as expected there was a list of ingredients and quantities, so far, simple enough. He started gathering all the needed supplies on top of the counter...


    Today at 2:23 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Hello, princesses," greeted Ryuuji, plastering on his smile for the customers as he served the tea. He graciously did "the dance" as soon as he'd finished. Which was essentially just shaking his ass. He gave Francis an inquisitive look at the suggestion about the bathroom, but shrugged it off as Francis being Francis... then shot a look at Aki. Who was... not even looking in Ryuuji's direction. He was just sitting there making the pastries Ryuuji had prepared like he hadn't a care in the world, until suddenly he flinched. ...What the fuck was going on with that bathroom? "Do you need anything else for the table?"


    Today at 2:23 PM

  • Diana:
    As promised, Hiromi was back within a few minutes. In her arms was a bag with a couple cartons of buttermilk and a few treats. Of course the first thing she did was glance around and make sure nothing was on fire. Just Francis looking scared and Ryuuji pissed off... that was nice a normal for once! She let out a sigh of relief.


    Today at 2:27 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki had his phone in his hand and he was stepping towards the bathroom and getting a snapshot of it because that was just weird. "Francis-san, where did that weird wet girl go?" Aki asked, frowning over his shoulder as he peered into the bathroom. Did she escape out the tiny window? Aki continued to ignore Ryuuji even though they were mere feet from each other! He looked down at the picture he'd just taken on his phone of the bathroom...


    Today at 2:27 PM

  • Diana:
    In the kitchen with Nickolaus... as he gathered ingredients he was finding very strange muddy handprints in the oddest of places...


    Today at 2:30 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Basil Valentine walked down the sidewalk at a hurried, but not undignified pace, surreptitiously checking his surroundings. It seemed he'd lost the Chinese agents for the moment, but it would be best to get off the street as soon as possible. He glimpsed the storefront of a cafe and ducked inside, taking a moment to smooth the lines of his tux as he started to head for an open table. Suddenly, he felt a hand patting his butt. "You must be new here," an elderly woman's voice said in Japanese. "I beg your pardon ma'am," the British agent said, arching an eyebrow at her odd behavior. That's when he noticed: all the servers in this place were dressed much like he was...this place was some sort of theme cafe, and he had unintentionally matched its theme!


    Today at 2:31 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would shrug "I-I dont know, she just disappeared" he said. "ugh women, i think im going to throw up" he mumbled, feeling all dizzy.


    Today at 2:32 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro entered slowly, hair soaked and clearly unhappy. He peeled off a soaked coat to reveal the uniform of the day and signed in, then headed to the kitchen to make sure people knew he'd made it, although very late. "I'm... I'm here," he said.


    Today at 2:34 PM

  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus being the stuck up neat freak that he is, took upon himself to get a cleaning cloth and attempt to scrub it off with rhythmic movements instead of brute force. He also poured, whichever cleaning item/soap/whatever he could find first into the cloth, since the emulsion proportionated by soapy substances helped clean off dry stains much easier. Obviously. Can't have food in a dirty workplace.


    Today at 2:35 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Did this weirdo really just say 'ugh women?'? Really?! Aki scooted away from Francis. He should have known, after all, the boy worked with Ryuuji! He adjusted his glasses and stared at the bathroom before shaking his head and moving back to his table. He was out of cake and his latte was cold now. ... But he'd also seen Ryuuji do a weird dance at a bunch of old ladies and if that wasn't blackmail material he didn't know what was. He wondered what weird thing was going to happen next in this chaotic cafe?


    Today at 2:35 PM


  • Diana:
    "Obasan that's not an employee!" hissed Hiromi at the elderly lady. "I'm sorry sir, how about you take a seat and I'll have someone bring you a nice hot drink?" She gestured to one of the tables for Basil.


    Today at 2:36 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He noticed the other scoot away from him "ah no, I am not sexist...im just afraid of women due to trauma" he would admit, fidiling with his thumbs


    Today at 2:36 PM

  • Diana:
    With Nickolaus paying more attention to cleaning muddy handprints instead of minding the stoves, things were getting a little... smokey in the kitchen.


    Today at 2:37 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    What's this about disappearing girls? Basil Valentine thought. But first, he had to extricate himself from the group of Japanese grannies who were openly ogling him. Thankfully someone came to his rescue. "Thank you," he said, his own Japanese flawless, and followed her gesture to the table she indicated.


    Today at 2:37 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro blinked at the intense scrubbing, then noticed the smoke. "Uh oh..." He hurriedly started stirring, flipping, and tending to it. "Stoves shouldn't be left unattended! "


    Today at 2:38 PM

  • Diana:
    As Hiro flipped a scorched pancake, he could see a young woman standing right outside the kitchen window. Sopping wet and with her dark brown hair covering her face. She was just... standing there! As still as the dead!


    Today at 2:39 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    He blinked. "Princess? You shouldn't be in the kitchen." Hiro smiled at her and walked to her. "You look chilled. Would you like something warm? I can get you some dry clothes and a towel."


    Today at 2:41 PM

  • Astaroth:
    Since the ladies were doing just fine, Ryuuji excused himself from their table and went to check on the next customer. He passed by Aki's table and gave the other boy an unimpressed glare. "Francis, how are you doing with our honored guest?"


    Today at 2:41 PM

  • Diana:
    By the time Hiro stepped outside the back door - the girl was gone!


    Today at 2:42 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro hadn't even looked away! He stared, then gulped and hurried back to the stove, muttering to himself that he needed to go to a shrine after work.


    Today at 2:43 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro's whole body shook as he worked hard to save at least something of the burning food on the stove.


    Today at 2:44 PM


  • Diana:
    Hiromi entered the kitchen with her bags of buttermilk. "Someone take these! The old bats groped a customer, so I need to get him a nice drink. ...Hiro! You're as pale as the dead. Are you okay to work today?" She asked curiously.


    Today at 2:44 PM


  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Francis-san is doing well, are you his manager?" Aki shot back, instantly defensive because fuck Hirohata, Ryuuji! And he was just going to pretend he didn't know Ryuuji. To his face. It was brilliant.


    Today at 2:44 PM


  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus barely had the time to revel in how clean and sparkly everything was again, and a job obviously well done, before the smell of smoke had reached his nostrils promoting him the turn around with some alarm. Fortunately, before he could proceed to unplug the stove to guarantee nothing would burn anymore. "Oh, good." Well, he guessed that was that now, dismissing everything else that Hiro had said to him or anyone else and focusing back on the task of the eclairs. He wasn't allowing this task to defeat his genius so easily!


    Today at 2:44 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would smile softly "T-thank you" he said slowly, sitting down away from everyone because he was almost ready to loose his composure, he wanted to punch someone.


    Today at 2:45 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro jumped before he looked at Hiromi, eyes wide, then forced a smile. "I-I... I'm fine!" Unconvincing.


    Today at 2:46 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Actually yeah, I am." Ryuuji grinned but it was more like baring his teeth. "He's training still and I'm in charge of training him today. I take it you're enjoying everything, then? Everything's to your satisfaction?"


    Today at 2:47 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    As Basil started to peruse the menu, it became readily apparent what sort of place this was. On the plus side, it meant he was virtually surrounded by decoys, as long as he could hide his face, say, with the menu should his pursuers come in or attempt to pick him out from outside. On the minus side, if they were willing to resort to violence, people here might get hurt. Then there was the subtle scent of...was that smoke?


    Today at 2:48 PM

  • Diana:
    "Hmm." Hiromi wasn't so sure she believed that. "Well... in that case, can you make a nice pot of the English Breakfast and send it to the man in a suit? Ryuuji has another one of his dumb exes in the cafe today and I need to make sure there's not another scene..."


    Today at 2:49 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Then it's very nice to meet you." Aki said through gritted teeth. "You are doing a great job." He did not want to compliment Hirohata! But there was no reason to be mean to poor Francis! "I told Francis-san to extend my regards to your pastry chef. Please Do." Seeethe.


    Today at 2:49 PM

  • BipboopRiri:
    The androgenous man known was Elwin was finally done getting dressed in the... odd servant garments of this establishment. He was only really working here for curiosity sake... learning. yet that didn't stop everything form testing his patience. But, he had prevailed so far even through the language learning that had been forced upon him, the weird happenings and had managed to keep his powers secret. Yet another day of menial work was ahead of him before he could enjoy the wonders of the public library... dressed for the job, he came out of the dressing room and was already a bit confused about the general ruckus that was going on, scratching his head before returning to his usual deadpan expression, looking for something to do around.


    Today at 2:49 PM

  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji's grin was so tight it looked like his face might snap, his eyes blazing. "Thank you so very much, sir. It's nice to meet you too. So curious what brings you in today?" he pressed, leaning one hand on the table.


    Today at 2:52 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would notice the tension, gulping as he looked from Ryuuji to Aki . The male was so frustrated that he couldn't hold it in anymore "Would you please loosen up Ryuuji! God you're killing the mood jesus christ dude" he said as he slammed his hand down.


    Today at 2:54 PM

  • The Mood is Write:
    "Oh! Oh, um... Yes!" Hiro nodded, then started up a pot of tea. "Any... anything else?" he asked, eyes wide as he latched onto the distraction. He wasn't scheduled for the kitchen, but... he guessed he was roped into it now. He didn't think he could handle the front at the moment anyway... Hold on, something slammed out there? Oh no. "Um...!" He looked to Hiromi, eyes wide.


    Today at 2:56 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "I wanted to try your cake and coffee." Grit. Grit. "It was delicious." He'd been about to say something else possibly scathing but then poor Francis fell apart. Aki almost laughed but his hand was over his mouth before he did, hiding the shit-eating grin on his foxy face. "I think your coworker needs your help, sir." Aki retorted. "He thinks you're killing the mood." Each word sharp as needles and just as full of malice.


    Today at 2:58 PM

  • Diana:
    Hiromi heard that slamming too. "Uuuhg, no, just keep an eye on the kitchen. And why are there muddy handprints all over the ceiling?" She pointed up at them, and then with a groan, headed back out to the main dining room only to find Francis and Ryuuji at the equally angry exes table looking as if they were about to flipped the blasted thing! "Theeeeeere's not a problem here is there? We're not about to have another Ryuuji-Ex fight are we?"


    Today at 3:00 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis got that angry with the tension that he flipped the table over "fuck this, I need to have a break"


    Today at 3:02 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Jesus fucking Christ Francis, read the room," snarled Ryuuji, just as Hiromi showed up. He'd in fact been about two seconds away from grabbing that smug dick by his stupid sweater collar and shaking Aki when Hiromi asked if this was another one of his exes and his face screwed up in absolute disgust. "What the hell, Fujimoto? Really?! Gross."


    Today at 3:03 PM

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He scoffed and stormed out but before he stormed out, he punched Ryuuji in the face "how about you read the room, get over yourself prick"


    59 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    For the first time since he started peering around the room would the man speak louder and angry. "What do you think you are doing. DON'T DAMAGE G- wait no... COMPANY PROPERTY:" Elwin shouted at the sudden altercation, rushing to stop any further retaliation that could damage the place,


    58 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro blinked up at the ceiling. "What...?" How did that even...? He shook his head, then sighed and put the tea on, then looked to Nickolaus. "I'm... I'm technically scheduled for tables... um... Can you... um... handle leaving t-the ceiling? I... I'll take the tea out." Already the pot was whistling, and then... CRASH! He yelped, jumped out of his skin, then took a moment freaking out internally before he dared to look out. Mouth agape, he watched Francis, of all people, slug Ryuuji! He grabbed the tea pot and carried it out, then set it on another table. "Um!" He put himself between Francis and Ryuuji. "Y-you two, please s-stop...!"


    57 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus had been struggling with getting the batter for the pastry in the consistency that the recipe demanded it to be, when the café's owner who he hadn't even noticed being in the kitchen, had pointed out there were more dirty marks on the ceiling! Once again, a clean workspace came before the cooking, and thus the bowl with the batter had been left aside on top of the counter, as the teenager ventured further into the back of the shop to find a ladder he could use to reach those pesky dirty stains with. Hiro didn't even have to say anything, silenced with a hand wave as if to say 'I got this'.


    57 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    With Francis just up and FLIPPING the table, she just froze there with her wide eyes and her hands in the air! She couldn't even justifiable complain at Ryuuji (or explain that well, it was a reasonable assumption) because then Francis went and punched him in the face! "FRANCIS. What- Oh my god-!" So much for her quiet chaos free day!


    57 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Okay, where even to unpack that! "I've never met this strange man in my entire life." Aki lied and looked at the remnants of the coffee cup and the liquid on the floor. "And I definitely wouldn't date someone like him." Secondly Watching Franic hit Ryuuji was hilarious! He had to turn away to stop the hysterical laughter that threatened to just burst out of him and bite his knuckle. This was just. So damn good. "Go Francis-san." Aki said mildly, mischief alight in his dark eyes.


    55 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    Elwin let out an annoyed huff (which to anyone would sound a bit cute) while letting others handle costumer support... and surprisingly despite his frame, he managed to handily and easily lift up and place properly the flipped table on its previous spot (making sure to avoid putting it on top of anything)


    54 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    "I... I'll h-handle things h-here. F-Fujimoto-san, c-can you han... handle Francis...?" Francis still freaked him out after... previous incidents. "R-Ryuuji? A-are you ok? Um... I'll.. I'll t-take over o-out here, N... Nikolaus i-is... unable t-to cook... Um... i-incapable...!" He paused as he noticed the table being righted. "O-oh, t-thank you!"


    53 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Muddy handprints all over the ceiling? Basil couldn't imagine how that could be a thing in a restaurant, even one as offbeat as this one. It didn't seem likely to be related to his mission to investigate claims of the Chinese using exotic sonic weapons against rival nations' embassy staff, but--the sudden crash of a flipped table pulled him from his thoughts. The start of a brawl? This didn't seem to be a brawling sort of establishment, but who knows, maybe that was part of the entertainment?


    52 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    For a moment Ryuuji just stood there, apparently taken completely off-guard. He looked at Aki. He looked at the table as Elwin flipped it over, the ruined remains of his desserts on the ground, at Hiromi and Hiro both looking distraught and-- "Fuck this." He shrugged out of his stuffy tailcoat and tossed it down on the floor. "Fuck it!" The gloves were next, and then the uncomfortable cravat. "I'm done. I'm out. I hope you choke on your fucking cake, Andou. I'll see you around, Fujimoto, you can just keep my last check." And Ryuuji was out the door.


    51 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    He gave a nod with his usual deadpan expression to the man thanking him. "Make sure to coordinate the staff. I'm going to be cleaning up". He spoke without hesitation, swiftly moving to find a broom and a bag to place any broken shards from the breakables that had been on the table, all in record time at that. Dirtyness and messes are unsightly.


    51 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Frances slumped against the wall, what in the fuck did he just do?! He would tremble from outside and hyperventilating a little bit. The human heard what Ryuuji said and widened his eyes, he didn't expect him to actually leave. This was terrible.


    50 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    "R-Ryuuji... san...?" Hiro stared. Today was already miserable and now... now his senpai was quitting...? He started to tremble. His vision blurred with tears he held back, and he started to help Elwyn clean up, fingers shaking and unsteady as he tried to focus on his work... It lasted maybe five seconds before he wiped his eyes on his sleeve and ran out the door. "I'll t-talk to him...!"


    48 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis walked back in and looked over at Aki, it was clear from the teens expression that he was horrified. He slumped into the closest chair and bit his lip, he was so going to get fired for this.


    47 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    Elwin saw the shaken man off without saying a word, just doing a single sympathetic nod before returning to work nonchalantly


    47 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    With Hiro handling Ryuuji... Hiromi did as Hiro asked and stomped after Francis. She snatched the boy by the shirt collar, hauled him to his feet and dragged him into the back kitchen! "You have a split second to explain why you're behaving like a monstrous brat and making a mess in Fujimotosama's cafe!"


    46 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    While everything was going terribly in the dining hall, Nickolaus had managed to successfully find a ladder, bringing it with him into the kitchen and once more putting more cleaning product on the cloth and wipe off the mud marks from the ceiling. This, was a rather peculiar place for these, but it didn't matter what had been the cause, it only mattered that they were gone and the kitchen was up to standards once more. And then, he would go back to that batter that dared not cooperate with him... Oh and guess Francis and Hiromi are seeing this now, cool.


    46 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    Francis would widen his eyes, he was too afraid of Hiromi for her to get this close to him. He began to tremble and couldn't speak "I-I" the teen just burst out into tears.


    45 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Nickolaus also finally got a look at the muddy hand print culprit, though oddly Hiromi and Francis were FAR too busy to notice the sodden wet girl standing in the threashold of the supplies closet, lifting up one of her muddy hands to wave at Nickolaus.


    44 minutes ago


  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro ran to catch up with Ryuuji. "R-Ryuuji-san!" he called, voice catching before he tripped and fell against his senpai. He buried his face against the older boy and held on tight.


    44 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Who would have guessed that Hirohata, Ryuuji was so... delicate? In school, he was an absolute terror. But out in the real world, it seemed he was... Squishy. "Well, that just happened." Aki would murmur to himself and pull out the money he had saved for his treat day. All of his money. After all, it seemed like it was partially his fault after all. Only a little bit. "Ah, here." It was about triple the price of what he'd bought and he quickly pressed it into whichever server was close enough and then he was darting outside. He had to make this right? He stopped when he saw one of the other servers hugging onto Ryuuji.


    44 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    Ryuuji was already halfway on his bike when Hiro made it outside. He made an "oof" noise as Hiro tackled him, losing his balance and the bike teetering dangerously for just a moment.


    43 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "Good! Cry it out! That's a much better way to get your emotions out than flipping tables and punching Ryuuji! You know how much he's done for you? And for the cafe? If you're upset about something, Francis you can just come talk to me about it and I'll punch people in the face for you if it's needed. I won't have this destructive nonsense!"


    42 minutes ago


  • Loveless:
    "Huh." Was all Nickolaus had managed to say at the sight of such an unsightly creature, slowly going back down to find a spray of again whichever cleaning supply because he could barely tell them apart, and then come back to spray it at the little girl thing. It needed to be purged of germs and dirt.


    42 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    He would blubber "Im sorrrrrryyyyy" he sobbed, tears dripping everywhere. Today had been a bad day for Francis, it was the day his cat had passed away so he was rather grouchy these days.


    41 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    "Ryuuji-san... I... I... S-sorry, I'm... A-are you... a-are you g-going to be okay...?" Ryuuji could feel him shaking. "I-I... I'm sorry Francis-kun d-did that...! I-I... I'm... A-are you leaving...? R-really...?" He babbled, voice thick and wet.


    40 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    The girl was so surprised to get spritzed with cleaning solution she just stood there in shock for a moment. "Uh..." she stammered. "Aren't you scared?"


    40 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    Considering he was basically the only one left in the hall at this point, Elwin would be the one to receive the money for the damages. once again he just nodded, put the cash in his pocket while doing some mental maths, and kept sweeping bits and pieces closer, and putting them into the bag carefully by picking them with his gloved fingers. Always wear gloves.


    40 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus had stopped once the thing had spoken to him. He seemed to consider the question for a moment, then simply shrugged at the creature, "I don't think I've ever been scared in my entire life." And then proceeded to continue spraying it.


    38 minutes ago


  • Diana:
    Hiromi groaned again, gathering up Francis in a hug and giving him a few pats on the back. "Use your words, Francis! You're going to have to apologize to that customer, you know. AND to Ryuuji and beg him not to quit. I can't run this cafe without him. Me and Obaachan would be out on the streets!"


    38 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    "H-Hiro is handling him and the other customer left" he sniffled, hugging Hiromi tightly. This was almost as if Hiromi was his mother


    37 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "Let go of me, Hiro," Ryuuji replied slowly. His voice had gone low and rough. "I don't know why you're apologizing. What the hell do you think you did?"


    36 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    A pair of Asian men, dressed in tuxedos, came upon the peculiar drama. The success of their mission, to examine the claim that the British were using exotic sonic weaponry against the embassy staff of rival nations depended on catching the British agent they'd identified at the Embassy soiree, but thus far he had evaded their pursuit. That's when they noticed the people in the cafe: suits and tuxedos all around. A perfect place for him to blend in. They stepped into the cafe, and found what looked like a scene of recent commotion.


    35 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "UGH. It's not fun if you're not SCARED." The girl gave Nickolaus a hefty kick to THE LADDER, MAKING IT SHAKE DANGEROUSLY. She was very much solid, real and alive! And if anyone had a doubt, it was made obvious when she finally pushed her wet hair out of her face, blew a raspberry and ran out screaming. "MACHO CAFE SUCKS. COME TO NEKO CAFE. FREE DRINKS ON SUNDAYS."


    34 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    "I-I don't... I don't know, b-but... um... I... I don't... w-want you... t-to go, I... Y-you're... Y-you're... t-the best par... part of... of the w-whole p-place...!" The words came out in a wet tumble as his eyes wetted Ryuuji's back. "I... I h-hope Francis-kun... g-gets fired...! A-and then t-trips and... and lands in the mud... a-and a bus s-splashes water o-on him, and he f-finds a worm in... in his underwear a-and that's why his b-butt i-itches...!" Wait, was he just describing his day...!?


    32 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "You're st-still going to apologize!" Hiromi choked out. Francis was squeezing her to death, but she didn't push the boy away. She just took the squishing hug like a hero with that exasperated scowl on her face. "Are you okay now? Either way, take the rest of the week off."


    31 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    He really was going to apologize. He'd been... mostly polite. Hell, he'd even given them every bit of money he had. ... Including he realized his lunch money for the next week. Damn. Aki considered, standing there in the cold and wet and not wearing a jacket because he only had one and that was for school. "Oi! Hirohata-kun!" Aki shouted from about twenty feet away. "I'm sorry! But if you want payback you'll have to fucking catch me!" And then Aki turned on his heel and walked away, face red with embarrassment and annoyance over his day. Stupid Hirohata.


    29 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Startled by the sudden noise, the two Chinese agents reached under their coats. Basil did likewise--and their eyes met. By unspoken mutual agreement, all three men slowly removed their hands, all of them trying to conceal expressions of bafflement under suave exteriors. With no better plan available, they joined Basil at his table. "Mr. Valentine," one of them said. "Mr. Xi. Mr. Hua," Basil replied.


    29 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    Seeing the trajectory of the kick directed at the one object that acted as his support, Nickolaus had been alarmed, quickly reaching for the edge of the ladder with a little 'wooa', trying to stabilize it as much as possible even with the new disruption. Phew! That had been close, he had to lean his body to counter-weight the system as well but at least there had not been a fall. It had been rather exciting though, heart beating like a tambourine percussion, it was arguably the most feeling he had gotten out of anything. What an interesting sensation. The loud shouting and childish antics of the creature had been quickly dismissed. Normally he'd be a lot more angry and annoyed, but somehow the thrill of the almost-accident served to damper the usual wrath. With a sigh, the teenager got down from the ladder and proceeded to return it to the exact place it had been taken out of, same to every cleaning product he had brought in as well.


    25 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    While finishing up his extra work, he spotted the men that had attempted to blend in naturally in their outfits that though similar, had some differences between what the business made them wear... He eyed the men funny, leaned the broom against the table having confidently removed any notably big shards and ultimately pulled out a notebook and pen from his pocket, going to meet the now 3 men sitting at the table. "Hello, what might you desire to order today gentlemen?" His voice's gender was not easy to nail down, but it was safe to assume he was a dude at least from where they were. His expression was as serious as always.


    25 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    There was too much going on. Hiro was sobbing all over him and Aki was actually apologizing like a human being. Ryuuji... Ryuuji didn't want to deal with any of this. "I just--I can't, alright?! I'll--Fuck, I'll text you, just I have to go." He extricated himself from Hiro's grip and shoved him gently out of the way and then he was peeling away from the curb, well over the speed limit.


    24 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    Hiro whimpered as he watched Ryuuji go, then just stood there, wobbling slightly before he stumbled away, and against the wall of the cafe.


    23 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    A deep voice quietly said, "There you are, Hiro..."


    23 minutes ago

  • AnxiousEnby:
    The male pushed away from Hiromi "Im going to go home and never come back again" he sobbed, getting away from her and leaving the cafe. He put his work stuff on the floor and then started walking home. He would return later.


    22 minutes ago

  • The Mood is Write:
    And when Hiro stumbled numbly into the dining area of the cafe, he wore the uniform of the day... but... well, the pants were replaced by a banana hammock and the sweater was a knitted bikini top. He didn't seem to care.


    22 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    "Well then," Basil said, "since we're all here, why don't you start by telling me about this 'sonic weapon' your nation is using against embassy staff?" The two Chinese agents looked at each other. "We were about to ask you the same...question," Agent Xi said, noticing the young person who was now watching them. The other agents noticed as well, especially when they came over and asked for their order. Something about them...him? wasn't right. Who the bloody hell is this one working for? Basil thought. "Earl Grey tea please, and a raspberry scone," Basil replied. The other agents quickly picked up menus and made to look like they were checking them over.


    18 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    In a matter of seconds the order had been written down in clean and neat kanji, narrowing his eyes towards the other two. "Are you going to take more than 10 minutes? If so, I can return later if needed."


    17 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    He felt something was off about the men, but didn't have enough worldly context to nail it down


    17 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    That's when another young man stumbled into the dining room wearing...what the bloody hell? Basil wondered if perhaps he and his rivals had stumbled into the Twilight Zone. "Uh...yes...return later...please," the usually unflappable Agent Xi replied.


    15 minutes ago

  • BipboopRiri:
    Raising an eyebrow, Elwin nodded and moved to the kitchen area just to post his order... only to notice the whole mess that was going on there. A vein popped on his forehead as his mood grew dark and ready to shout... but, just barely abstaining. "Who in the world made this mess and where are the bulk of the cleaning supplies"


    12 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    This was turning out to be a rather chaotic environment in which to play the Great Game! While Basil didn't quite buy the Chinese agents' suspecting him of being behind the alleged sonic weaponry...he couldn't entirely rule out the possibility that perhaps some third party was responsible. But who? And...well, perhaps the three agents would have to have a truce for the time being, as it would be rather hard for any of them to concentrate on their work with a young man in a bikini top and banana-hammock standing in the middle of whatever utterly absurd situation they had all stumbled into!


    9 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    Eventually, about 2 hours later, Nickolaus had been supposedly 'done' with the task of the eclairs and- Well, a lot had gone wrong, to make it simple and quick, he had struggled to remember what a whisk was, kept getting the consistency of batter and cream and such wrong, there was a surprising lack of a wall clock in the kitchen so he had to mentally countdown the times for everything which was a disaster on itself. The task grew increasingly frustrating, repetitive, dull, uncreative; He had no experience with the mixer or the stove itself, some of the recipe writing seemed cryptic at times. In the end, they, 'kinda' looked like eclairs? But were to put simply, ugly and though probably tasted more or less right, the texture was definitely wrong. Stubborn, Nickolaus repeated the task over and over, getting a tad better at it, but spending all workday making eclairs, until someone else more qualified stepped in to take over, if that ever happened since the cafe was also a disaster overall today. He vowed to train on his own to get better at it. Giving up just wasn't part of the teen's vocabulary.


    8 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Well. Ryuuji quit. Hiromi was fairly certain Francis just quit. Hiro was in a weird thong again! Nickolaus had both used up all the cleaning supplies AND wretched the kitchen. And she had no idea who the new guy was because she didn't remember hiring him! Leaving Hiromi with one heck of a mess. "Why did I even come back," she huffed. To which her grandmother, old Hinata Fujimoto replied: "Men are dramatic, but the butts are worth everything." A sage nod followed.


    7 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    AND WE LEAVE OUR CAST SHAKEN AND DISCOMBOBULATED. BROKEN IN SHAMBLES. WILL FRANCIS COME BACK? IS RYUUJI GONE FOR GOOD? IS ANYONE EVER GOING TO REALIZE THAT A PERVERTED GHOST IS HAUNTING HIRO? WHAT'S THE NEKO CAFE'S PROBLEM? TUNE IN TIME FOR...OH SHIT, THE CAFE IS CLOSING?! MACHO CAFE: FUJIMOTO'S BROKE
 

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  • Diana:
    WELCOME TO MACHO CAFE!


    Today at 12:28 PM



  • Diana:
    This is a typical anime-style setting with a harem of hot boys getting into shenanigans.


    Today at 12:28 PM


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    Today at 12:29 PM


  • Diana:
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  • Diana:
    Game Master posts are in this bright bold yellow. Pay attention to those because they are guiding the story!


    Today at 12:29 PM


  • Diana:
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    Today at 12:29 PM


  • Diana:
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    Today at 12:30 PM


  • Diana:
    It's VALENTINE'S DAY at the Macho Cafe and many of our employees seem to have secret admirers. But all has not been well for the Fujimotos and their staff. The Neko Cafe has not only been stealing all of their customers, they also apply bullying and sabotage techniques to try and ruin the business. It's suspected they even have a local gang in their pocket hired to occasionally vandalize, steal stuff, and harass the team! Can this adorable Valentine's Day event draw in enough customers to save the Cafe, or is the Macho Cafe going to close for good?!


    Today at 12:47 PM


  • Diana:
    Hiromi Fujimoto, the esteemed granddaughter of oooold Hinata, is one of those people in dire straights. Ever since Ryuuji QUIT, it's been even more chaos and hell at the cafe than usual! For one, no one around here could make pastries like Ryuuji, so Hiromi's been trying to do it and she's the worst cook ever. Secondly, as the heir to the Macho Cafe, Hiromi's been under a lot of that stupid Neko Cafe's phycological (and physical) warfare. The cafe is close to ruin! What is she supposed to do! WHO ORDEREED ALL OF THESE ROSES SHE CAN'T STOP SNEEZING.


    Today at 12:52 PM

  • Astaroth:
    The guest that walked into the cafe appeared to be about 75% hoodie. The hem hung down almost to the wearer's knees, their hands in the front pocket. A pair of large dark eyes blinked out from under the hood. "Where is everyone?" a soft voice asked flatly from the depths of the hoodie.


    Today at 1:05 PM

  • Loveless:
    Why did Nickolaus come back after the disaster of last time? Well... He's not sure himself, but he has a newfound enemy to defeat... ÉCLAIRS. He kept trying the recipe out, again and again and again, but no matter how precise the measurements, how efficient the methods, they were not perfect! And this simply would not do! It's cooking! It shouldn't be acting like some sort of deep-rooted mystery, but it did not make any sense! And so, here he was, standing at the entrance of the kitchen again. ...And now what?


    Today at 1:06 PM

  • Diana:
    "Dead," exclaimed Grandma Fujimoto. Despite the fact there were some of her old lady club happily playing Mahjong at a corner table. "All dead."


    Today at 1:07 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Oh no." The hoodie-clad creature nodded its hooded head and scuttled toward an empty booth.


    Today at 1:08 PM

  • Diana:
    "Can you handle all of this," Hiromi asked Nickolaus. He'd BETTER handle it, because she'd already burned several trays worth of muffins and cupcakes. The kitchen was a disaster and this time it was all Hiromi's fault! "I'm better off in the dining room making sure Obaachan doesn't doom and gloom everyone away!"


    Today at 1:09 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki had had a change in his fortunes since the last time he was at the ridiculously named Macho Cafe. His parents had moved away and now he was on his own and had gasp! pocket money! Plus it was spring and Aki had a new magazine to read and what better place was a cafe that he knew that Ryuuji was NOT at? Perfection! He sat down at a table with his camping magazine, wearing one of his absolutely horrible brown and green baggy Mori Boy but not cute outfits. Like he had raided someone's Grandpa's wardrobe and only took the worst things.


    Today at 1:10 PM

  • Loveless:
    Could he handle all of that? Well, not to his standards apparently, no. But- Seeing the state of the kitchen, something stirred out inside of him and Nickolaus declared, that the kitchen would be immaculate at the end of his shift! If only to make up for the atrocities that he would be cooking today. "Well, they'd at least be edible, so I suppose that yes, I can!", it wasn't going to be perfection but, right now they just needed something useful, anything, "Simply point me in the direction of the recipes and leave it to me. I shall save at least the food section of this establishment.", for his honor and the privilege of staring at plumpy men's butts!


    Today at 1:15 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Excuse me," a monotone voice piped up in Aki's ear. It was the hoodie-swaddled stranger. "Aren't there supposed to be waiters here?"


    Today at 1:16 PM

  • Diana:
    Right on cue Hiromi stalked out of the kitchen into the dining room. Because they were short on staff, Hiromi had dressed up as "one of the guys". Apparently that meant a tight tank top and a pair of baggy jeans that suspiciously looked like they were stolen from one of their much taller former employees. Her hair was in a pony tail and she'd applied some eyeliner cause she thought it made her look more manly. "Is there a princess or prince in here that needs their order taken..." she grumbled. That was pretty man-like, right? Being scowly!


    Today at 1:16 PM

  • Loveless:
    ...Alright, that's fine, Nickolaus supposed that he could find the recipe book himself then. While also beginning to clean and organize this mess, who lets their kitchen even get to this state??!


    Today at 1:18 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki just pointed at Hiromi because why was someone talking in his ear! He didn't approve! He whipped his head around to stare at the hoody-wearing weirdo after that. "Have at it, I can wait." After all. He did have a magazine. Which he now used as a sort of barrier between him and the ear-whisperer.


    Today at 1:19 PM

  • Diana:
    Nickolaus would find that without Ryuuji running the kitchen, things were a bit.... out of place. Generally Miss Hiromi was very good at making sure necessary things got ordered and the general business management of the cafe - but she was a TERRIBLE kitchen manager. And even worse chef. It's pretty clear she had exploded an entire roast a few days prior, and there was evidence of a fire or two.


    Today at 1:20 PM

  • Astaroth:
    Slowly, the hoodie creature rose an arm. The end of the sleeve slipped back to reveal that there was in fact a human shape under there. "Do I have to be a prince or princess?"


    Today at 1:21 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Kimiko walked down the street, hoping to clear the fog from her mind. After the New Year's Shooting at Studio Wolf, she'd had to go a few rounds with police and reporters and detectives, and just trying to process the shock of being right next to the apparent target of the shooter at the time had rattled her creativity. While she had lots more subscribers, and Patreons, her expanded viewing audience also included a supply of trolls and creeps. But...there were Patreons, and she needed to produce some new songs for them. Looking up, she saw a sign: Macho Cafe, it said. Strong coffee? That sounds like a good idea! she thought, heading for it. She made a couple more taps at the tablet she was carrying, trying out a different baseline. She was listening to the sample when she pushed through the doors and looked up. "Wha?" Everyone was wearing tight tank tops and jeans (well, except for one of them, who could have been wearing their big brother's pants). "Is there a princess or prince in here that needs their order taken?" that one said. Not able to make sense of that, Kimiko waited to be seated.


    Today at 1:23 PM

  • Loveless:
    This. This was Nickolaus' example of a horror movie in real life. At least, he expected that most germs had died on the fire but stiillll!! Okay, inhale, exhale- Burnt trays go on the sink, for now, he needed the oven space open! Then check if the recipes said anything about pre-heating the oven and such, do that, set a timer because he remembered they had no clocks on the wall there. It should be enough time to get some cleaning supplies and come back, right? Right!


    Today at 1:25 PM

  • Diana:
    "You could be a street goblin too, whatever you like!" huffed Hiromi. Being charming to customers was definitely not Hiromi's skill either. "Today's special for Valentine's is... um... The Heart of Eros! That usually comes with a handsome table dance by one of our waiters, but there's just me today. So you're getting toasted chocolate buns frosted with pink icing."


    Today at 1:28 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "...Okay." The street goblin sat down at the table across from Aki.


    Today at 1:30 PM

  • Diana:
    Nickolaus really had the best of intentions, but when he opened the closet door to look for more cleaning supplies, there were two tall and skinnyass thugs wearing cat ears, just lounging in there as if they owned the place. "What do we have here?" One asked. "Looks like a meatsack to play with." Who were these creeps?!


    Today at 1:36 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Street goblin? Do I need to 'be' something? Kimiko thought. A quick glance around the restaurant: there were decorations for Valentine's Day, not Halloween, and there were no signs saying anything about a costume contest or LARP going on this evening. And what were the odds that she would run into the one cafe that was being used for the site of an ARG?


    Today at 1:38 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Glorious. Exactly what Aki wanted. A 'street goblin'. "No dancing, please. Just a coffee and a bun, thank you." He did have manners somewhere. Probably in a pocket. He studiously ignored the hoody goblin thing, hiding behind his magazine before making a noise in his throat. "Don't you want to... I don't know. Go... " He waved a hand. "Elsewhere."


    Today at 1:40 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "No." The goblin raised a hand again. "I also want coffee. With ice cream in it."


    Today at 1:42 PM

  • Loveless:
    "...oh", with an eerie calm, demeanor, Nickolaus simply reached for his phone, any important numbers in the speed-dial, his finger on the button. At the same time, discreetly, he tried to reach for a broom that was resting by the side. "I will only say this once, get back out from the backdoor the way you rats have probably gotten yourselves in, or I'm calling the police. This is trespassing and you both know that very well."


    Today at 1:44 PM

  • Diana:
    "A bun and coffee for the one who scared off my only good employee," Oh it seemed Hiromi did remember Aki even if she hadn't acknowledged it, "A coffee with ice cream for the goblin. Aaand," she turned on a heel to point her pen at Kimiko, then paused for a minute squinting at the girl. There was some recognition somewhere, but Hiromi couldn't quite place it. "What would you like?"


    Today at 1:44 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "And the special," the goblin interrupted. "Coffee with ice cream and the special."


    Today at 1:46 PM

  • Diana:
    "The police aren't going to show up here, are they, Brucey?" said the first. "Naw, pretty sure they're paid off, Butcher." chuckled the second one. What fucking weirdos. They did come out of the closet though to start shoving at Nickolaus. "Still not closed huh? I guess we might have to actually start hurting some people!"


    Today at 1:47 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Whoops. Ryuuji's girlfriend remembered him! "He started it." He said, puffing out his cheeks, which with his oversized glasses made him look like a really weird chipmunk. "I tried to be nice." He said, lying through his teeth. "Besides, he's your boyfriend. He should have stayed anyway."


    Today at 1:50 PM

  • Loveless:
    Ah diplomacy... So sadly unappreciated, but rules were rules after all- Nickolaus did say that he was only giving the warning once. He lets himself get shoved a bit, building his attacker's sense of superiority and then 'WHACK!', the until now unseen broom went down at the head of one of the thugs without hesitation. Even now, Nickolaus almost seemed bored, looking at them with no more than contempt. "Cockroaches... Lowly beings like you deserve no mercy.", he brought the broom over again, this time going for a 'stab' against the other one's gut!


    Today at 1:54 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    "Uh..." Kimiko said. The host was squinting at her in an odd way. Kimiko looked down at herself, just in case there was anything catastrophic was wrong with her wardrobe. She wore a futuristic dress with a bit of post-Apocalyptic vibe, but she couldn't see anything to merit the odd looks she was getting. "Sorry, I didn't see the menu..." she said. Aaaand this was one reason Kimiko didn't go to restaurants often. It seemed like each one had its own set of rules--wait to be seated, seat yourself, order at your table or up in front, make reservations Y/N, and on it went. Other people seemed to have ways of understanding what sort of rule-set a given restaurant was operating under. But this one seemed...unusual...even by restaurant standards.


    Today at 1:55 PM

  • Diana:
    "Oh! Sorry, I guess I'm so used to the regulars I didn't even think about that!" Hiromi took a moment to shoot Aki the most deadly of glare, but didn't respond to his STUPID and WRONG comments about Ryuuji being her boyfriend. Instead, she very politely gestured Kimiko towards a nice comfortable table and handed her one of the cafe's cute little laminated menus. Of course, almost everything food-related had been scribbled out due to Hiromi being the worst chef, but the drinks menu seemed delightful -- and the Hot Macho Buns seemed... interesting?


    Today at 1:58 PM

  • Diana:
    THE FIGHT COMMENCED. Brucey was the one caught over the head with the broom handle, and Butcher got a thump to the gut. While Butcher was snarling away, Brucey lept onto Nickolaus' back and attempted to choke hold him. Butcher then tackled the two of them, sending all three guys crashing to the floor!


    Today at 2:00 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "You scared off her boyfriend," the hoodie said. Two elbows went on the table, propping what was presumably a chin in its small hands as eyes peered out at Aki intently. "Which one are you? You're not Naokun."


    Today at 2:02 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    The sound of a !WHACK! made Kimiko jump out of her skin. "Cockroaches... Lowly beings like you deserve no mercy!" a voice growled from back...in the kitchen? They have cockroaches...? That alone was enough to make her reconsider her choice of restaurant...until she heard what sounded like a brawl coming from the kitchen. "Uh...what is that?" she said, glancing in the direction of the increasing sounds of violence.


    Today at 2:03 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Apparently I'm very scary and great at scaring off boyfriends," Aki said and then flipped another page of the magazine. He blinked at the hoody goblin curiously. It was very small. "I don't know what a Naokun is." But Aki jumped at the noise of a fight coming from the kitchen. "I'm Andou." The little goblin wasn't getting his first name.


    Today at 2:07 PM

  • Loveless:
    Not sure how one of them had managed to slip past him for such a maneuver, but Nickolaus still had a broom that had a direct encounter with Bruce's face the moment he had tried that. Eat wood, he supposed- ah dammit, he had stopped paying attention to the second guy and now he was sandwiched in-between them. Well, hopefully, the yet another blow to the head was disorienting the one in the bottom a bit, while the one on the top was getting a kick... right in the gut again, yep, exactly where he had already suffered from the broom before, for extra pain. Then he attempted to push Butcher back off him, trying to roll off to the right and away of this weird sweaty men pile. ...Had this been a different occasion he might have enjoyed that a bit more... shame.


    Today at 2:07 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Aki Andou," the goblin intoned. "Oh. I see."


    Today at 2:09 PM

  • Diana:
    Nickolaus kicked the one guy real good - Butcher when flying through the kitchen door and landed in the dining room with a crash! Brucey was still all over Nickolaus though, and the pair went rolling into the dining too. Two tall skinnyass catboy thugs and Nickolaus were now rolling about the dining room floor. Grandma Fujimoto finally perked up from her gloom. "Oi!! Now this is what's what! Just like when I was a girl! You beat the snot out of these Neko Cafe Goons, get 'em! Get 'em good, Nicky!"


    Today at 2:11 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Wonderful. You know who I am." Aki stood up and looked crossly down at the goblin who he was pretty sure was a child. Because there was men rolling around and fighting on the floor! He rolled up his magazine and strode over, it was more impressive in his head, and used the mag to Bap! the cat-eared thug on the head!


    Today at 2:12 PM

  • Diana:
    "Not these two again," cried Hiromi. They'd definitely been harassing her before. "You BETTER do something, Aki! This wouldn't be happening if Ryuuji were still here!"


    Today at 2:13 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "It was your fault, actually," piped up the hoodie creature, who had somehow managed to sneak up next to Hiromi while everyone was distracted by the chaos. "Niichan's upset." The hood came back, revealing a short teenager with a mess of black hair and an expressionless face. "...I can see why." And the goblin stuck out their tongue, pulling down on one eye to make a face at her.


    Today at 2:17 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Kimiko blinked in astonishment. Another crime scene?! she thought. Maybe the post-Apocalyptic vibe of her dress was fitting after all? It would have been scarier if not for the ridiculous attire of two of the combatants. Instead, it was surreal.


    Today at 2:17 PM

  • Diana:
    "MY fault?! I didn't even do anything to Ryuuji!" who was this little goblin anyway, Hiromi wondered!


    Today at 2:19 PM

  • Loveless:
    "Bottle!", Nickolaus yells at whoever might want to help out, "Just grab one and knock them out!" At the same time, Nickolaus is punching Brucey's face again and again, followed by elbowing the man's side every time he pulls his arm back, for maximum efficiency. Butcher would be smart to stay away because there are legs failing everywhere and he's bound to get kicked in the gut a third time.


    Today at 2:19 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Fine! But only until Hirohata is working for you again, he can't sulk forever!" After all, they were dating. He wouldn't just abandon his girlfriend. Right? Right. Aki put his hands on his slender hips and then realized the goblin said... Niichan. Was this Ryuuji's little brother! Aki bapped Brucey's head again with his magazine like he was chastizing a dog.


    Today at 2:20 PM

  • Diana:
    The rolled up magazine didn't do NOTHING but knock that dumb catboy's dumb ears off - which oh no. Was a huge mistake. Brucey stood up with a loud YAAAAARRRRRRRRGGHH and ripped off his shirt to reveal an obscene amount of muscles and grabbed Aki by the shirt. "Alright you little twerp! I'm going to throw your ass into the sun!"


    Today at 2:21 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "I'll call Niichan to help you if you say you're sorry," the hoodie-clad teen said. A sleeve came up; a hand patted Hiromi on the top of her head. "Okay. Bow."


    Today at 2:23 PM

  • Loveless:
    Aha! He was now free! So of course, without time to lose Nickolaus grabbed the first glass thing he could reach and chucked it at Brucey's head. Bonus points if it was full of some drink and extra bonus points if it was hot coffee!!


    Today at 2:24 PM

  • Diana:
    "What do I even have to say sorry about?! He abandoned ME to this nonsense!!!" Hiromi shouted at the little goblin! UGH! Really there was a lot to say about stupid Ryuuji, but first these catboys.... Huffing, she slid the goblin out of the way and grabbed up one of the cafe chairs. While Nickolaus accosted Brucey who was assaulting Aki, Hiromi hit Butcher in the back with the chair! "I AM SO SORRY MISS, I WILL GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT ON TODAY'S PASTRIES!" she shouted in Kimiko's direction.


    Today at 2:27 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki put his hand in the face of the raging muscle head. "Excuse me, what? Why is he mad at her? He should be mad AT ME! I am the thorn in his side! She's just his dumb girlfriend! I am a real rival! A rival!" Aki raged, twisting in the grip of the muscle weirdo! "I AM THE SOURCE OF ALL HIS ANGERRRRR!"


    Today at 2:27 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "Fiancee," corrected the hoodie goblin, who had pulled out a cell phone from somewhere and sat down on a still-upright table. "Fiancee, technically. Not girlfriend."


    Today at 2:32 PM

  • Diana:
    Hiromi stopped midway of smashing that Butcher catboy. "He's NOT my boyfriend! Where did you even get fiancee?! Oh my go--EEEEP!" Amidst all her screaming Butcher yanked her up by her huge baggy boy pants and just held her dangling in air. After some flailing, Hiromi finally just gave up and went limp! This was her life now! The cafe was over! Taken over by the Neko Cafe Goons!


    Today at 2:36 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    None. Of. This. Made. Sense. Kimiko was rather bad at reading social cues, and understanding the unwritten rules of people in groups, and likewise for their webs of interpersonal drama. But all this seemed...not normal, surely? One of the combatants yelled at her, snapping her out of a fugue. ...Offering her a discount on pastries? I swear, I didn't take any acid!


    Today at 2:37 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "Fine! She's his dumb fiancee! I am the rival! She makes for happiness, I make for rage!" Aki lashed out with a booted foot straight towards the thug's bits! He'd been beat-up enough to know how to get someone to drop him. Aim for the dick! "And you! Girl! If you're gonna marry that idiot, I suggest putting a collar and leash on him so he doesn't run off every time he sulks!"


    Today at 2:39 PM

  • Loveless:
    Nickolaus wasn't giving up that easily, and kept smashing glasses at the attackers waiting for some kind of reaction. If these failed, there were always cutlery to try next...


    Today at 2:39 PM

  • Astaroth:
    Somewhere across town, Ryuuji's mail tone went off. He checked his phone to find a new picture message. It was a selfie of Ruka--for that was the hoodie goblin's name--tongue out, with the chaos of the catboy brawl in the background, including Hiromi hanging upside-down and Aki in the hold of Brucey. Ryuuji sat bolt upright in bed. "What the fuck?!"


    Today at 2:43 PM

  • Diana:
    Old Grandma Fujimoto was oddly quiet during THIS exchange, in fact one might say she looked like she'd swallowed a big old frog, considering a couple of rival goons were trying to destroy her cafe and some kid had just come in here and announced her granddaughter was engaged. "My, my, my! Look at the time! I am late for my pedicure appointment! Let me just grab my purse and my keys..." Obaachan didn't even drive. --- MEANWHILE, Nickolaus finally managed to crash enough bottles over Butcher's head that he dropped Hiromi to a heap on the floor before passing out. Aki on the other hand was BODILY THROWN across the cafe.


    Today at 2:45 PM

  • Loveless:
    As soon as Brucey had thrown Aki, Nickolaus came in with yet another chair assault towards the back, just as the other was still distracted with the last action.


    Today at 2:49 PM

  • Diana:
    THUNK. Brucey landed on the floor as well. Two tall skinnyass catboy thugs sprawled unconscious on the floor, and one confused and defeated Hiromi. Grandma Fujimoto was already at the cafe door. "Well, well, it seems you lot have this handled! I'll go tell the Neko Cafe we have hostages."


    Today at 2:51 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "You did it. Yay." Ruka held up both arms.


    Today at 2:52 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki was great at falling, thank you! He was thrown and he rolled expertly so he didn't break himself or his phone! He sat in a crumble of brown clothing and chin-length fluffy hair fluffing all about. He was a mess. But! He was triumphant as only a small nerd could be after surviving something! "I'm only staying here until Hirohata shows up and claims you and this mess." He climbed to his feet.


    Today at 2:53 PM

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Then Kimiko recalled the stuff about 'prince or princess' and 'being' a street-goblin she'd heard upon entering. Could this be a performance? she thought. But the second she considered that hypothesis the 'source of anger' guy was thrown right at her! With a squeal, she tried to retreat toward her booth, but the side of its seat hit her legs. "AAAH!" She pinwheeled with one arm (the other holding her precious tablet with hours of work on it, which she hadn't backed up to thumb drive because she had not anticipated being in the middle of a bar fight--cafe fight? Kimiko had never heard of such a thing), but to no avail, as she fell into the booth with an unceremonious thump. Hostages? Seriously?! A...cafe-based gang war?


    Today at 2:54 PM

  • Diana:
    Hiromi sat up and attempted to dust herself off. "He's NOT my stupid fiancee, he's NOT going to come here and fix everything, and yes... yes you ARE going to stay here and help clean up this entire mess! You're officially one of the Macho Cafe staff! And Obaachan, where are you going!" she shouted after her grandmother, but damn that old lady was fast when she wanted to be!


    Today at 2:55 PM

  • Loveless:
    "Send them the collateral damage bills too!", Nickolaus had added, for a moment standing triumphantly like a champion amidst a battlefield, but soon enough also going down once adrenaline started doing its thing. Ahh shit- Everything hurts. Maybe the Neko Café should handle the hospital bills too...


    Today at 2:59 PM

  • Astaroth:
    "He's not going to come here because all you ever do is yell at him," chimed in Ruka, then looked at Aki. "Same as you, I guess..."


    Today at 2:59 PM

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "He is too!" Aki yelled right back at Hiromi and then realized he was sitting on someone in a booth. "Whoops! I'm sorry, Miss." He wriggled off her and then helped her up with a charming smile, tucking his hair behind his ears. Then he turned back to Hiromi! "You wanna bet? He'll be here so fast and fix all your nonsense! And then you're gonna marry him! And I will only stay until that happens!" He looked down. "I lost my copy of Camping Happiness! Where did it go?"


    Today at 2:59 PM

  • Diana:
    "He's not coming back! He's left and we all just have to DEAL WITH IT and you know what, I don't want his stupid face back anyway if he's just going to run away because of a little screaming! All we ever do here is yell and get into fights THAT'S JUST HOW WE EXPRESS LOVE." Hiromi then stomped over to an overturned table to pick up a rumpled looking book, then chuck it right at Aki's head. "You're going to be trapped here forever waiting for Ryuuji! Go get a broom to clean up all this glass!"


    Today at 3:02 PM

  • Diana:
    The catboys on the ground were starting to moan and groan. Oh no, were they waking up from their stupor?


    59 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    "Thank you..." Kimiko said to Thrown Object Guy was charming and polite...then he turned to the person he was arguing with and started talking in word salad. Camping happiness? "WAH!" Kimiko cried, ducking under the flying book. Should I call the police? Again? If I'd been streaming this no one would believe me!


    58 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "THAT'S JUST HOW WE EXPRESS LOVE," repeated a canned, electronic copy of Hiromi's voice. Ruka pressed send. "...I still want my food and coffee."


    56 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    FUCK- Nickolaus tried diving into the ground to reach the broom again, but his whole body protested in a symphony straight out of hell and stiffened his movements. Even so, he kept trying to get to it... It was so close- "Urgh, come here you- stupid- BrooOoom-!"


    56 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    Aki grabbed his book out of the air and then found a broom! He did not sweep up the glass but instead starting sweeping the goonish catboys towards the front door. Prodding them as he did so. "Hah! That's what you think! And Hirohata isn't supposed to like me! He hates me. We're very fond of that feeling." He said proudly. He kicked one of the goons viciously. "So. Very. Fond!"


    56 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Luckily for Nickolaus, Brucey and Butcher were being violently swept and kicked out the front door. Their groans were satisfying.


    54 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    Exhausted, there's nothing left to Nickolaus than to stay on the floor and just, exist, he guessed. He can finally rest his head against the surface, not passing out, but not really able to do much else either. ...Hopefully, the oven was not preheating when this mess started.


    53 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "Are you recording me?! Ugh!" What did Hiromi even expect, their cafe guests were always so strange! At least this one wasn't trying to destroy the cafe. "Nickolaus, get off the floor, you're not trashed that badly. ....I'll get the first aid kit. And um... um... drinks. Drinks for everyone."


    52 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Should I clap? Kimiko thought. If the main combatant was acting, he was very good, but...it was seeming much more likely that he was really hurt. The other option, apart from clapping, was to call the police...more police questioning, more State attorneys, more detectives and reporters. "Uh...are you really hurt? Do you need me to call for an ambulance?"


    48 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    "...I can't.", Nickolaus replied, somewhat sounding annoyed by the commentary, even with the muffled sound of his voice projected against the floor, "My limbs will not react, I might have overdone it." As surprising as this might be, he was not used to brawling... Of any kind. The most he had tried was fencing and, it was kind of boring. "I don't think that will be necessary, but I might need a while to rest..."


    46 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "For science," Ruka told Hiromi. The teen hopped off the table and shuffled toward Aki. The sleeves went up and over the boy's shoulders, clinging on while he tried to sweep. "...Hm. You're too short to give me a piggyback ride."


    46 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "I'll get some ice for Nickolaus too..." scowled Hiromi.


    45 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "I'm not short, I am perfectly proportioned for my genetics!" Aki huffed out at the little teen who was clinging to him. "Shoo, Hirohata-chibi, shoo. I've got things to do since I guess I work here now. Which I mean, I needed a job for camping money... Works out just fine. But only till your Nii-chan gets his head on straight."


    41 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    "HE'S NOT COMING!" screamed Hiromi as she stomped away to the back kitchen to find those promised drinks. She supposed she owed everyone free coffee and chocolate buns now. The cafe was done for! They could never pay for all of this!


    39 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "He's totally here," announced Ruka, complete with jazz hands, just before none other than Ryuuji kicked open the front door. The older Hirohata had clearly gotten ready in a hurry, not even bothering to put on his jacket or tie back his hair in a stubby ponytail. "What," panted Ryuuji, "the fuck?"


    35 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    Kimiko paused. Observation: no one else in the restaurant was calling for police or an ambulance...so that had to weigh in the assessment of posterior probability that he was not seriously hurt. At least there was no gun involved. But...how much evidential weight should the behavior of the others here carry...when they were pretty much incomprehensible?


    35 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    "Can't you bring that ice any faster...?", Nickolaus complained from his spot in the ground. He was hurt, but could still be an ass about things.


    31 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Oh no. Hiromi hadn't even made it to the kitchen door when she froze solid. This JERK had the nerve to just show up now, after EVERYTHING and HE-- Hiromi sloooooowly turned on her heels, unbuckled her belt and pulled off those baggy jeans. In a silent stone-faced fury she folded them neatly, then CHUCKED THEM ACROSS THE CAFE RIGHT AT RYUUJI'S FACE WITH THE FORCE OF A THOUSAND SUNS. "YOU FORGOT YOUR STUPID PANTS, ASSHOLE. BYE FOREVER." She and her cute ducky panties then stomped away to the kitchen for Nickolaus's stupid ice!


    31 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "That was incredibly short employment! See? I told you he'd show up." Aki said smugly but didn't stop sweeping up the mess because he liked sweeping. "Hirohata. Your fiancee apparently - oh there she goes, taking off her pants." Aki kept riiiiight on sweeping. "You had better fix this or you won't get to have a summer wedding."


    29 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    "I am experiencing a day of maximal improbability," Kimiko muttered to herself as the young woman stormed off to the kitchen sporting ducky underpants.


    27 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "What?" squawked Ryuuji, ducking the denim hurtling at his head. "What the fuck, Andou, what are you still doing here! What did you do?!" He'd barely gotten the question out when Ruka started crawling up his back like a monkey, arms going around his throat. "Dammit, Ruka--"
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    26 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Hiromi did not fail in doing exactly what she promised! She acquired a big bag of ice and a tray full of coffees and chocolate buns. Without acknowledging any of the chaos in the main dining room, she dumped the bag of ice on top of Nickolaus, and went about setting the coffee and chocolate buns at the respective tables for Aki, the chaos goblin, and the girl that Hiromi was starting to realize was a very popular internet star and now she'd just gone and made the WORST IMPRESSION AND IT'S PROBABLY RYUUJI'S FAULT. She of course, did this still in her underwear and ignore Ryuuji.


    23 minutes ago

  • CarnelianUndead:
    "I have done nothing except be kind and helpful to your fiancee! You should be thanking me." Aki stated smugly. "But now my bun has arrived." He sat down the money on the table, stuffed the bun in his mouth, shot Ryuuji a smirk and left! Bun in mouth. Like a weirdo.


    22 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    "You little shit, I'm not done talking to you!" Ryuuji yelled after him, struggling with the smaller teen on his back. "I'll hunt you down! Don't think I forgot you APOLOGIZED to me!"


    20 minutes ago

  • Zarko Straadi:
    "People are strange...when you're a stranger..." Kimiko sang softly to herself in an eerie melodic voice. "AHA! THAT'S IT!" She woke her tablet, giving a brief smile to the person who brought her a coffee and chocolate buns--a moment of surprise when she saw they were actually baked in the shape of buns--but neither that, or the yelling argument could pull her focus from her tablet as she started changing instrumentation and chord progressions. That tinny piano the Doors used for the instrumental solo, the subtle Gothic vibe under the '60's psychedelia, that was exactly what the piece she was working on needed!
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    16 minutes ago

  • Loveless:
    "Heeey, Hiromi-san! Can I have a bun too?", was he taking a bit too much advantage from this? Maybe. But he did kick the asses of two big dudes so he thought that he deserved some appreciation! Nickolaus may not have saved the kitchen or the food today, but he did a lot more than that! Those éclairs can be dealt with another time...


    7 minutes ago

  • Astaroth:
    With Andou gone, Ryuuji heaved an exasperated sigh and shook free of Ruka. Leaving the little brat back at the scene of the daily chaos, he went stalking after Hiromi, a deep frown on his face as he caught up to the panty-clad girl. "...Oi, Fujimoto. We need to talk."


    4 minutes ago
    Zarko Straadi:
    Kimiko hit playback, listening to the music through a wireless earbud. It would need some polishing, but now she'd hit on a new inspiration: the events she'd witnessed were just surreal enough to belong in a Serendipity Starchaser story, of the sort she incorporated into her songs. "Excuse me," Kimiko said to Ducky Underpants Lady as she passed. "I...have a Youtube channel, and I produce...science fiction EBM rock opera..." she said--it wasn't exactly a genre, since so far as she knew she was the only one who did it. "Would it be alright if I used this place as a setting for a scene in one of my stories?"


    5 minutes ago

  • Diana:
    Another strange day ends at the Macho Cafe. Will the Neko Cafe start getting even more violent to ensure the closure of Macho Cafe? Why did Fujimoto-sama sneak off like she had some BIG SECRET she didn't want to tell everyone? Is Hiromi ever going to talk to Ryuuji again?! Is Aki Ruka's new boyfriend?! Can Kimoko ever go somewhere without a brawl breaking out? Will Nickolaus ever manage to make the perfect eclair? FIND OUT NEXT TIME ON.... MACHO CAFE.