Chapter 11, Strife (part 4)
Chihon’s office was located on the ground floor. For which she was very happy because this meant she wouldn’t have to fly, levitate or walk stairs. She disliked that. She’d rather sit down in a comfy chair with a nice, good book. But she was here now and the world was kind of depending on it, so she figured she’d better get on with it. So with precise care, she kicked in the window of the office the team has given her to enter and stepped inside.
The office smelled an awful lot like fish. Raw fish, like it was a market stall of some sorts. “Ugh, gross. How is this a good working environment…”, Chihon muttered, adjusting her glasses with a pained expression. “Excuse you? Don’t you like the smell of fresh fish?”. This reply came from the darkness where the desk should be located. “No, I do not.”, Chihon said calmly.
It stayed silent for a while, but then something lashed out towards Chihon and Chihon had to dodge it quickly. As she dodged, she grabbed one of the books she was carrying and hit the person attacking her on the head with it. The woman crouched down in pain and moaned. “What the fuck did you just slap me with, a brick?”, she asked. “No, an encyclopedia.”, Chihon replied dryly. “That’s even worse!”
Chihon just shrugged. “You were planning to attack me with a giant tuna. Now who’s being ridiculous here.” The woman huffed. “Whatever. I bet you want the key, right?” Chihon nodded. “Here.” Said keys were thrown at Chihon, who managed to catch them without breaking a sweat. And while she walked out of the office and into the hallway, there was only one thing she could think.
“That was easier than expected.”