Thank you for joining me for Chapter 6 of The War of Wind and Moon, Season One!
In this chapter, Mia enjoys dinner at Tak’s flat but the mood is soon dampened by some disturbing news about Julian. Meanwhile, Mia’s Gossip gets a shock of its own.
Mia wasn’t allowed fried food. She’d had the odd fish and chips at friends’ houses but being allowed to go to friends’ houses was rare, too. She bit into the crunchy yet juicy, sweet yet salty morsel of ebi-katsu, and it tasted like freedom.
“Good?” Tak asked from the stool beside her.
“Mmm,” she moaned, nodding as she swallowed. “So deliciously wrong.”
Tak grinned, the grease making his smile shine and put another forkful into his mouth.
They were perched at the island bench that separated the kitchen from the living room in, it seemed, each of the flats in the block. Tak’s flat couldn’t have been more different from Mia’s, though. Not just because Mia and her mother hadn’t yet unpacked – there was a lived-in, loved feeling here. The fridge was covered with photos of Hiroko and Tak or Tak with his friends, going back years. Instead of the standard metal venetian blinds and white net curtains that gave no privacy at night, there were wooden slatted blinds in the kitchen and red drapes with a tiny floral print in the living room. Mia and her mother never stayed anywhere so long that changing the curtains was worthwhile. They didn’t bother with house plants, either – too difficult to transport – but Tak’s place was filled with them. And they weren’t just pot […]