As Seika stared at Noctis, who was slightly swaying to the gentle music of the cafe, she resisted the urge to throw her arms around him. It wasn't his fault that he couldn't help how adorable he was! But when he straight out said her name, she snapped to attention. "Noctis! Yes, hi! Oh-" But she was done for when he asked what cute was, and why he was cute. Actually, thinking about it, how did he know he didn't do anything cute? If he didn't know what was cute... oh well, that just made his actions all the cuter. Without another word, she scooped him up and pulled him into her arms into a soft, cradle like hug. "Noctis, you are just the babiest cutie ever! Cute is when you just want to coo at something and it's super um... adorable, and pretty! Endearing, that's the word! I love you!" She was about to clap, but remembered just in time not to drop Noctis. "So that's the feeling I get! Um, when something is cute. I just want to like, take pictures, admire it, maybe give it a hug, you know?" She beamed at him from above, but with the angle, it was possible he might not have been able to see. After asking him what he wanted, she grabbed a menu and put it into his hands, which he took despite the size of it. It seemed like he didn't want to request any help, for he just opened it on his own. Seika muffled a noise of amusement at the sight; she wanted to take a picture of that, Noctis with the menu and wide, wide arms.
However, when he spoke, the lightness of her mood vanished away a teensy bit, and she pouted at Noctis. "No! Whoever told you that is wrong! Money is important to some people, but, it's not more important than people! You're more important than money, so get whatever you want! Plus, I have lots of money, so it's whatever," Seika giggled, ignoring the memories of Aphelia screaming in her ear and telling her to stop spending fifteen thousand jewels on gallons of hot chocolate every month. They could do whatever they wanted! Money was easy to get. At least for people like her, people from Elysium, where there were plenty of jobs as long as you were willing to do work once in a while. Plus, she got lots of free food and all that free housing and everything, so her expenses were less than most people. "Um... the way someone gets money..." She got distracted, watching Noctis stretch to return the menu to the table with his adorable little arms. "You can do lots of things! You see this cafe, like, the owner is getting money from us! So you could run a business if you want. I work at a cafe like this, I told you, right?" She shifted her weight just a little bit, moving Noctis around ever so slightly in her arms. "You're really light, did you know that? So cute," Seika paused before returning to her original train of thought. "But um, yes! You can get money from working in any kind of way. If you want, I can help you find a job! But don't try to repay me or anything, that's mean," she scolded him.
Seika put him down on the table and then picked up the menu and peered at it herself, eyes blinking as she stared at what was there. "Right! Well, then I'm going to order! You stay here, okay? I'm a be right back!" She flounced over to the counter, leaving Noctis behind at the vacant table and seats they had chosen. After waiting briefly for her turn, she greeted the person at the cash register with a wide smile. "Hi! I'd like two hot chocolates, a piece of um, chocolate cake, and a piece of lemon pound cake. Oh and, and, um, a red velvet cupcake!" She handed over a note and the worker gave her back some change, which Seika carelessly dropped into her pocket without counting. Moving over to the side, she waited patiently for her baked goodies and the hot chocolates, before carrying the tray over, laden with three plates and two cups. "Okay! Noctis, here's one hot chocolate for you, one for me. You wouldn't tell me what you thought was good, but, that's okay, cause you probably don't know what you like yet." He had said to get whatever was the cheapest, but she wasn't doing that, it was a terrible reason. Maybe it would work for some people who just wanted anything and didn't have a lot of money, but she had money, so there! "So I got you different things! Let's share, okay? After you learn which you like best, then we can get more of that hopefully. So this one is lemon pound cake," she pointed to a thick slice of what looked like yellow, buttery bread, "I really like that. Um, and this is chocolate cake," Seika gestured to the dark brown slice of moist cake.
"And finally, a red velvet cupcake! Hold on, I'll cut it in half for us," she got up and went over to the side of the room, where there were all sorts of utensils and cups for water. Grabbing a knife and two forks, she skipped back over and slipped into her seat. "Okay, there we go!" Peeling the wrapper away from the cupcake, she sliced it evenly in half and grabbed her own, sliding the rest over to Noctis with the wrapper and plate it had been on. "I also got you a fork, in case you wanna use it! But I usually just use my hands," Seika spoke around a mouthful of red velvet cupcake. In the background of her memories, she heard Aphelia screaming about not eating with her mouth open. Wincing even though the cat wasn't even listening through the mind link at the moment, Seika hovered her mouth in the air, covering it slightly. Just enough to shield any messiness from Noctis' view, wile still allowing her words to come out. "I think this might be my favorite, but, anyway, I think it's all good! And drink your hot chocolate," She put down the hand that was holding the cupcake for a second, still keeping it in her hand but just resting her arm on the table. Once she had finished chewing, she moved away the hand that was acting as a barrier and pointed to the hot cocoa. "It's really good!" She cheered. "But it might be hot! So be careful," Seika warned as an afterthought.
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