Yashiro will forget me. ......
My boys will muffle my sighs.
I like the chicken coop. It calms me down.
I can forget all the bad things. ............ Not the bad things ......!What's important!
'No, me. Don't turn your back on it.'
I hit myself on the cheek and brace myself.
It's not yet decided that Yashiro will forget me.
In fact, I have to work on him like 'I'm not going to let him forget me! I'm not going to let him forget me!
...... But Regina told me to go on with my life as usual. ............
I had to fake a sigh again.
Really, they're good kids. They're growing well and laying lots of eggs.
The chick that was born last time was the cutest thing in the world.
All of this is thanks to Yashiro.
It was really hard for me when I had to slaughter a lot of chickens because they stopped laying eggs after a few years. My heart was torn every day. ...... I used to cry a lot back then.
That's when I met Yashiro.
He gave me a hundred chickens that were going to be slaughtered and opened up a future for them that I had thought was closed.
Now, they are all laying eggs in good health. ......
'I've been told that I've started to smile a lot too. ...... Hmm'
But the chickens aren't the only reason I'm smiling more often. ............ What a surprise!Oh my God!Oh, my God!What am I thinking?
Why does Yashiro's smile come to mind?I'm sorry.I can't take it anymore!
'.................. Oh no.'
The Yashiro in my memory is all smiles.
You will find a lot of things that you can do to make your life easier. The ...... smile can be wonderful, too.
So ...... no.
'I hate ............ that Yashiro will forget me.
I can't believe I'll never see that smile again. ......
I can't believe that all the smiles I've ever had will be gone. ......
I don't want that. ......
Suddenly the chickens started screaming.
What?I'm not sighing so much, am I?
'Whoa!What the hell!Don't threaten me, chicken!
I turned around at the sound of a familiar voice and saw Yashiro at the entrance of the chicken coop.
'Hey. You're working hard today.
When I see Yashiro, I naturally feel a smile on my face.
It's like the chickens when they see a bucket of fermented feed.
'What's the matter?Do you need more eggs?
'Oh, no. I just kind of did. ......'
'I was just wondering what you were doing right now.'
What, is that ......
'Did you come to see me at ......?'
'Oh, well. Are you busy at work?
'No!I'm fine!I've finished all my work for the day!
Oh, my God!
I'm so happy!
My mind starts to freak out on its own, and my head starts to float.
...... But wait.
'Yashiro ...... its ............ okay?
Yashiro is now being parasitized by a nasty parasitic demon plant.
If you stimulate his memory too much, it will take away his energy and he might pass out.
I shouldn't be a burden to Yashiro because I'm alone in my excitement.
But I'm so glad you came to see me!That's why I have to be a comfort to him.
'Do you want to go somewhere for tea or something?We can go to the sunny pavilion.'
'No, no. I'm fine, just let me stay here.'
............K, ...... What a cute word ......
I want you to stay. Always and forever.
'Well, let's talk here.'
'Oh. Yeah, sure.
A private conversation with a boy in a chicken coop.
...... Hmm. If it were any other girl, I'd say, 'I'm not in the mood'.
I'm sorry though.
For me, it's always been a dream to chat with a boy in a chicken coop.
It shows they understand my work.
'Well, I've never seen a chicken coop properly, have I? I just did my business at the entrance of the chicken farm.'
'That's true. That's where the office is.
The office is usually where the parents are, and they do all the egg trading.
Naturally, they do their business with Yashiro and the others at the office or at the entrance. It's like the peddlers' guild.
Though I've told her to call me if Yashiro comes.
See, we know each other, right?It's easier to get things done with me.
That's what I said.
'To tell you the truth, when I first came here, the smell of the chicken coop was so strong.
'Oh, it used to be bad. Especially for people who aren't used to it.
Chicken manure smells bad.
When I was feeding them rice, the smell was so bad that even I couldn't stand it sometimes depending on my condition.
But recently, I don't mind it at all. The smell doesn't bother me anymore.
Of course, it's not that I've gotten used to it. ............ It's thanks to Yashiro.
'Since I changed the chickens' food to the fermented feed that Yashiro mentioned, the smell has become much better.
'You put fallen leaves and humus under their feet, too.
'Yes. Then that strong smell almost disappeared.
Fermentation eased the harsh smell of the feces, and changing the soil made it less bothersome.
Now, I don't mind being in it for a whole day.
The smell is so small that even people who are not used to it can enter without any resistance.
'Because the smell is caused by rotting protein. You can ferment it. There's a difference between rotting and fermenting, like the difference between garbage and bread.
This is what Yashiro taught me to feed my chickens when they stopped laying eggs.
He said that the rice bran mixed with it ferments the scraps of vegetables and fish.
They start laying eggs, and the smell goes away. It's really amazing.
I'm so glad I found Yashiro.
Yeah. Since we're here, why don't we take a look around the chicken coop?I'll show you around.'
'Sure. Then let's have a look.
I'll show Yashiro where I work.
I'm a little embarrassed, but ...... I'm kind of happy.
'This is the newborn chick's room, look at it, isn't it cute?
'They're all waddling around, get a grip!
'I can't!I can't!
The chick walks, waving her butt.
Yashiro joked, but looked at the chick with serious eyes.
You'll see ....... It's so cute. You know the feeling.
'Do you want to touch it?
'Well, I've cooked ...... eggs and chicken before, but chicks are out of my jurisdiction.'
'What's that?That's weird.
I laughed at the funny joke and plucked up a little courage to tap Yashiro on the shoulder.
...... I touched your shoulder.
I'm sorry. I'm always nervous when I do this.
I hope you don't think I'm too familiar with you.
...... Please don't think that, okay?
The next one is the young bird's room.
The hand that touched Yashiro was faintly hot.
You can't be too upset over a ...... touch.
It's not every day a yarrow comes to the henhouse.
You've always wanted to.
'...... Hang in there, me.'
I whispered to myself, giving myself courage.
All right, I'll do my best!
'Are these the guys who make the money?'
'Yes, they are. I think they're the ones laying the most eggs right now.
'Huh~, these are the ones~'
'Hey, Yashiro. Don't look at my chickens like that.'
'I'm not looking at ......, or rather, you can't look at .......'
'What the hell?
Boys are so naughty.
'So, there's a place over here that cleans the eggs, and it's a lot of hard work.
'Which is it, making bait?
'The ............ bait, I guess.'
Cracking shells and mixing rice bran.
There's a lot of work on your back, actually.
'Oh. What's that?
'Oh, that's ......'.
And so on, I showed her around the not-so-large chicken coop to every corner.
In the place where I usually am, there is now Yashiro.
...... I like that.
It's as if my world is being painted with the color Yashiro.
I'm a little embarrassed to show you the chicken coop, because it's like letting people know who I am.
But I'm happy when people know me.
I'm happy and embarrassed.
A chicken coop is like love.
Yeah. It's so much easier to live without the smell.
'Isn't it?Do you want to come help me next time?
'I'm expensive, you know.
'Well, I'll give you a friend's discount.
'Oh, we don't have a campaign like that right now.
'Well, let me know when it starts, okay?
...... is fun.
The casual conversation with Yashiro is very enjoyable.
I wish this could go on every day.
'Oh, ...... I've already shown you everything'.
It's a lot of work, but the equipment isn't that complicated.
Too bad. I guess that's it.
'I wish I could have shown you more.
'Well, maybe I'll show you your room.
Hey!What did you just say?
'No, that's impossible!
'Why not?Oh, I see. ......'
Yashiro nodded his head, sensing something.
'You know, there's this thing called fermented feed. ......'
'It doesn't smell, my room!
Sh, that's rude!
That's just too much, Yashiro!
Oh no!I'll get angry!I'll get angry!
'Only special boys are allowed in my room!
'Does he have to be two meters above his forehead or can he breathe fire out of his mouth?
'I'm not a special boy!I'm a special boy!
Yashiro's an idiot!
...... You could've ............ noticed who the special one was.
'Okay, let's make a prediction.
'Oh. If you're right, be honest and tell me you're right.'
'Oh, that sounds interesting. Yeah. Okay.'
With that, Yashiro used the handle of the broom to draw a picture on the ground.
He drew a square, and then drew a small break in the square. ...... He drew a water fountain and a feeding box. ......
That's not here!That's the layout of the chicken coop, isn't it?
'What?You don't live here, do you?'
'No, I don't live here!I have my own room.
It's still a pretty, girlish room!
'First of all, there's a bed here. And there's a stuffed chick on the pillow.
'A stuffed chick?
'Yes. It's really cute. It's my favorite.
I always hold it when I sleep.
I cherish it very much.
'Did you make it yourself?
'No, I didn't. I'm not very good at sewing, actually.
'No, actually, you don't look like you're very good at ...... anything.'
'Oh, that's terrible. I'm pretty good with my hands even though I look like this.
'What about sewing?
'I'm not very good at it, but I can do ...... other things!For example, ............ and .......'
Can you show off your dexterity with something like ............?
'I can tell the male and female chicks apart!
'What does it have to do with dexterity?
'Then what's wrong with that stuffed animal?
'Oh, I had Jeannette make it for me.'
Suddenly, Yashiro crouched down, holding his head.
'What's wrong with you!
'Oh, ...... I'm sorry. I'm fine. So, ...... who made it for you?'
Oh ............ I see.
Now Yashiro can't recognize our names.
And yet, you gave him the name 'Jeannette'. ......
'Um, ...... friend. Yeah. I got it made by a friend who's good at sewing.'
I wonder if I'm smiling ...... well now?
......I'm sure I'm going to forget about it when I'm talking like this,......Yashiro, but my memory is still ......
I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't remember .......
I'm sure I'll ............ be able to. ............ Gosh.
No. ...... Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry.
If you do that, Yashiro will ......
I'm sorry. I'm sorry I worried you.
No, you're not!
I screamed so loud that the chickens started screaming.
But I have to tell them. I have to tell them.
'Yashiro did nothing wrong!It's definitely not your fault!
What's wrong is the demon plant that's trying to eat Yashiro's memories without permission!
Yashiro is the victim!
'You're so kind.
I think this might be the first time I've ever seen Yashiro be this honest. ......
It's a little weird.
............ honest palms.
I think I'll try to be honest for a bit too. Take courage. ......
'Hey, hey, Yashiro. What kind of girl do you like ......?
'More than a G, I guess. ......'
'Why are you talking about boobs without any hesitation?
'Well, you see, I'm a straightforward guy.'
You're too honest!
You're too honest!
A D is pretty big too!
...... I knew Yashiro was ............ a ginette ...... ......Do you like ......?
You have big breasts. ......
......Do you want to ask her?
But if you're told that she is, ............ you may or may not want to ask her. ......... ...
'Hey, hey, ...... does Yashiro have a ...... favorite ............ significant other?'
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
'Yes. I do.
My heart thumped .......
'...... who is it?
'...... La, I think.'
And Yashiro slaps himself on the chest with a 'DONG! And then Yashiro slaps himself on the chest.
...... near the area where the seeds of that parasitic demon plant are attached.
In the event that you're in the market for a brand-new pair of shoes or boots, then you're in the right place.
Oh ...... my idiot.
What a selfish and selfish thing to think.
I don't want you to forget who you are,......
'Yes, I do. You have a lot of important people in your life, Jashiro. Show me some guts.
Of course you don't want to see me, but ...... you don't want to see Yashiro who has forgotten about Jeannette and the others.
I can't believe I completely forgot about such an obvious thing. ...... I'm no good.
I'm sorry. ...... forehead.
I'm sure you'll be fine.I'll make a delicious egg dish for you so that you can do your best, Yashiro!
I'll make you a nice egg dish so you can work hard!
'Oh, you're being mean again!No, you can't be like that. You'll never be popular with girls.
You'll get in trouble if you're too popular.
Wait for me. I'll choose the best eggs for you right now!
'Do you know that?
'Who do you think I am?It's easy. Look at this. The surface of the shell is .......'
I'm done worrying about selfishness.
I'm rooting for Yashiro.
'Yes!This is it!This is the best egg!You can't go wrong.
Out of nearly a hundred eggs, I find the best one of the day.
The color, the gloss, the shape, the size, and the roughness of the surface of the shell.
I can tell you. This egg is absolutely delicious.
'What's the best way to eat them?A simple boiled egg?But an omelet would be even better. Hmmm ...... Yashiro, do you have any requests?
'Hmm ...... giggle giggle'
'Huh?What?Did I say something weird?
'Oh, no. I'm sorry. No, no, no. I just thought you were a professional.'
'Yes, you are. I'm a professional. What's so funny about ......?'
Yashiro looks at me with a look of innocence on his face.
His eyes are clear and beautiful. And there's my reflection.
'You really shine the brightest when you're doing this job, don't you, Neffery?
No way!I'm sure Yashiro said something like that on ............, but he sure did!
I'm not sure if you've ever heard of this, but I'm sure you've heard of it.
'Hmm?That's your name, isn't it?Did you forget it?'
'No, not that!I was thinking,......?
'............ Oh, by the way...'
'Oh, by the way,............, you're so fluent, Yashiro!
I don't know how worried I was ............, but I'm glad you remembered.
I'll be the one cheering you on now.
I'll try to remember you all properly.
Because I'm a cheerleader for Yashiro's ...... cheerleading squad.
'Huray huray, Yashiro!
'What's with you all of a sudden?
'How are you?Are you feeling better?'
'You're a cheerleader, aren't you?
'Yeah. Doesn't it bring back memories?
That's what Yashiro taught me, right?
Cheering like this will cheer you up and make you work harder.
You really like that kind of thing, don't you? Acting too.
I've been invited by Yashiro to perform a few times, and I think I like it a lot.
It's kind of fun.
I wonder if I'll be an actress or a model in the future. Uclines wanted to be a model too.
Actresses...... models...... certainly have an attraction to them, but......
'I think I'll pass on both of them.
'You're not interested?'
I'm interested in ...... them, to be honest.
'Because I want to be working here. All these years too.'
'Haha. You really love chickens, don't you, Neffery?'
Yeah, I guess so. There's that too.
But ...... the best reason is--
The best reason is because it's the job where the people I love say I'm the brightest.
You should at least be aware of that.
You are really ...... insensitive, Yashiro.