After we had decided on the class’s performance, it was time to figure out who would be in charge of what.
For a maid café, we would need a person in charge of serving customers, the kitchen, making equipment, and shopping.
“Yes! If we can get Saegusa-san, Shimizu-san, and Mikitani-san, who has experience, to serve the customers, I think this festival will be more exciting!”
I tried not to think about it.
The other boys hurriedly clapped their hands in agreement with the idea that the maid café was there for them to see.
Indeed, objectively speaking, I thought that the two most beautiful girls of the school year and Mikitani-san, who had experience as a maid, were the right people for the job.
At the same time, the other girls in the class asked, “What? Are you saying we’re not good enough?” The girls in the class expressed their displeasure, but they knew in their heads that it would be a lot of fun if the three of them could serve us, so they didn’t deny it too strongly.
With such pressure from the class, Shimizu-san, looking troubled, looked at Takayuki and Shi-chan alternately.
However, Takayuki was laughing and Shi-chan looked rather enthusiastic, as if she was accustomed to cosplaying in her past entertainment activities, so Shimizu-san, who seemed to have realized that she was the only one who wanted to refuse, sighed heavily as she drooped her head in resignation.
There was no doubt that Shi-chan and the experienced Mikitani-san would look good, but I was thinking that the petite and cute Shimizu-san would surely look great in a maid’s outfit, and Takayuki was also stretching his nose a little while making a happy face as if he was thinking about Shimizu-san in a maid’s outfit.
“‘Well, what do you think? Saegusa-san, Shimizu-san, and also Mikitani-san. Everyone in the class is saying this, but do you accept it?”
I’m sure Niijima himself agreed that the three of us should be the ones to serve the customers, but as a member of the organizing committee he couldn’t force us to do it, so he made sure to confirm their opinions.
However, the situation itself was already putting pressure on the three of them, so if any one of them felt reluctant to take on the task, they would have immediately stepped in, but all three of them readily accepted.
Even Shimizu-san, who seemed to be reluctant, was instantly motivated by Takayuki’s whispered comment, “To be honest, I’d really like to see Sakurako as a maid.”
Mikitani-san smiled and said, “I’ve been planning to do that from the beginning, so it’s okay!” She smiled, and Shi-chan nodded silently.
But Shi-chan had a motivated look on her face, as if she was planning something, and then she sniffed.
It’s so easy to understand, I thought, trying my best to hold back a smile in front of her.
Well, I don’t know what Shi-chan is planning, but it seems like she’s determined to do it, so I thought I’ll just look forward to the day.
After that, the three of them willingly took on the role of serving the customers, and we were able to have a cooperative discussion without any negative comments, so the assigning of duties was completed smoothly.
Since there was still some time left, we decided to spend the rest of the time discussing the preparations for the event.
Incidentally, Takayuki and I were put in charge of the kitchen.
Basically, it was decided that the girls would be in charge of serving the customers at the front and the boys would work behind the scenes, so the six boys in charge of the kitchen and the two girls who were good at cooking held a meeting to discuss the menu.
“We have to narrow down the menu, Omu-rice, hamburgers, and soft drinks?”
Takayuki took the initiative to speak up, and the exchange of opinions quickly became more active.
For an omelet, we could make chicken rice and cook the eggs, and for a hamburger steak, we could buy a frozen one and just cook it. Thanks to the girls’ concrete ideas, there seemed to be no problem in terms of efficiency.
We then discussed how to manage with a limited budget, including toppings.
Thinking that at this pace, we should be able to get most of it done by the end of the day, I turned my attention to the circle in charge of customer service.
Mikitani-san and the others seemed to be passing on the know-how of how to serve customers at a maid cafe, and it looked like they would be able to serve customers in earnest by the day of the event.
I mean, come on.
If you think about it, having Shiorin, formerly of the Angel Girls, serve us at a mere school festival, and having her draw ketchup on our omelet rice is a little too much of a service.
As I was thinking that this was going to be a big deal on the day of the event, Takayuki noticed me and smacked me on the back with an amused smile.
“It’s okay! She is not going love you less!”
When I saw Takayuki laughing like that, I began to think that maybe I was overthinking things a little.
As Takayuki said, I changed my mind to enjoy the upcoming school festival to the fullest.
But for some reason, Niijima-kun was the only one who naturally blended in with the crowd, despite the fact that only girls were supposed to be in charge of customer service.
I was a little concerned about Niijima-kun, who seemed to be talking only to Shi-chan.
And then again, Mikitani-san was looking at me with an amused smile on her face.