Irie was right. It really wasn't their business but he was still curious about it. What was his new friend going to do? He would have pushed it and asked more but Rinko assured him that it wasn't illegal and he figured that was as much as he was going to get - for now. He was going to keep an ear out if any other clues popped up.
He nodded to the other. "Okay- As long as you won't get in trouble I guess-!"
As he followed Irie around he started to put back the things she told him were more expensive here, grateful that she was willing to give them so much information. He almost felt like he should be taking notes but he figured if anything he could always just ask her again later. As long as she doesn't mine, of course, but that was a problem for another day.
Farming? That was a good idea but he wasn't sure if he'd be cut out for it or not- He'd never tried to grow anything before...Maybe his mom would know more about it? He would ask her later and see if she wanted to help him start up a little garden of some sorts. He nodded again, deciding to tell Irie as much. "I can see if my mom wants to help us grow things!"
He followed suit, grabbing some meats with bones in them, making a mental note to tell his mom what she had said. He was certain she'd be able to make a good soup out of the leftovers somehow! And she would probably be grateful for the tips just like he was.
"Thanks for all the tips!" He proclaimed as the approached the counter. A smile formed as she used the nickname he told her. They were already becoming friends! This was great!
And...she wanted to help him pay for it? "Yeah, it's for me and my mom but I-" He wasn't sure what to say- No one had ever offered to help like that before and he wanted
to say yes but was it okay to? It should be as long as it doesn't become a habit, right? Besides, she wanted it to be like a token of their friendship
. "Okay- Thanks- but you don't have to make this a habit, okay?"
After they paid he happily followed Airi out of the store, giving Rinko a smile as they left. He trusted her to not do anything bad so he wasn't worried. Just still curious-
"Yeah-?" Never mind? Well now he was curious what she was going to say and
about what Rinko was doing.
He wasn't certain if that really was what she was going to say but he figured if she wanted to say the other thing she would do it later- He smiled once again, trying to reassure her. "I'm sure Rinko will be okay! And if she isn't she has us, right Airi?" He chanced being more informal with her since she had been with him. It should be okay but if it wasn't he would switch back to being more formal.
He didn't shed a single tear? Why would he even have cried?
He shook his head slightly, not wanting to pry when they had already discussed that it was her business. "Yeah- what's the next place with good deals?" He didn't mind if the next store even had things he needed or not, figuring that knowing their deals would come in handy sooner or later anyways.
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