Maybe a Fake Gintama - Chapter 56
“Why do I have to meet you guys in this place…”
Kawaki looked at Gintoki and Kagura who were standing at the counter of the convenience store with a face full of disgust.
“Ah, Kawaki-san!” Shinpachi hurriedly put down the mop in his hand and walked over, “What a fortuitous encounter, to be able to meet you here.”
“Ah, what a fortuitous encounter…”
“It was actually requested by Hasegawa. Originally, this was his job, but it seemed that he suddenly had a private matter to go out, so he entrusted the job to us so that we could take his place to look at the shop for a day.” Shinpachi replied.
“Ah, are you sure that this shop will remain intact before he returns…”
As he spoke, Kawaki looked at Kagura who was heating the guest’s Jump in the microwave.
“Proba… bly…” Shinpachi replied with a head full of black lines.
At this moment, Shinpachi turned his head and suddenly saw a person sneaking around in front of the shelf.
“Hey, what are you doing?” Shinpachi walked over and grabbed the hand that wanted to steal something, “Let me see your waist. You just stole something, right?”
“What! Who stole you…” The thief turned his head as he spoke, but the next moment, he was stunned, “Shin… Shin-chan…”
As for Shinpachi, he also said, “Ta… Takachin”
In the convenience store lounge.
“Hachibei Takaya, sixteen years old, the same age as Shinpachi. Aren’t you embarrassed? Your mother is going to cry!” Gintoki stood in front of the table and looked at the thief in front of him. At the same time, he looked at the stolen goods found on the table from Takaya: several bottles of hair styling gel.
“Besides, why do you want so many of them? Don’t worry, you are very stylish. Have some confidence in yourself!”
“Like I can use them all by myself!” Takaya retorted.
“Then what? A condiment! Are you planning to make [Silky Luxuriant Rice Bowl]”
“Takachin, why are you doing this?” Shinpachi lowered his head as he asked, “Takachin, you definitely wouldn’t have done this before…”
“So long-winded! How many years do you think it has been!” Takaya glanced at Shinpachi and then said with disdain, “I am no longer the Takachin you used to know! Enough, the police station is also very good. It doesn’t matter where you want to take me.”
At this time, Kawaki and Kagura were hiding outside the door and eavesdropping.
“Hey, Kagura-chan, is that hairstyle really cool?” Kawaki asked in a low voice.
“I don’t know-aru, but I have seen a lot of French bread hairstyles recently,” Kagura replied.
“French bread? I always thought it was a lump of [Beep—], but it turned out to be French bread!” Kawaki sighed, “Why do you think they want to have French bread on their heads?”
“It’s probably for… to eat when I’m hungry-aru!”
“Oh, so that’s how it is!”
“Hey, your voices are so loud that everyone can hear them!” Gintoki walked to the door and opened it to say to the two of them.
“Hey, hey, is it really okay for you to let that guy go?” Kawaki said while eating a bowl of noodles.
“Ah…” Shinpachi lowered his head, but no one knew what he was thinking.
“If you care so much, then chase after him and take a look.” Kawaki continued, “You, treat him as a friend.”
“Kawaki-san, when it comes to [The Bulldogs], they are the worst bastards here.” Shinpachi raised his head and said slowly, “Fighting and stealing is the same as eating for them. Takachin actually joined that kind of…”
“So, doesn’t he still have a friend like you?” Kawaki said after he finished his last sentence, “Isn’t this what friends are like? Can’t you just stop them when they make mistakes?”
Then, Kawaki glanced at Gintoki who was doing nothing at the counter.
“Although I don’t want to admit it, I am the same as that silver-haired naturally wavy hair. We all know that no matter who made a mistake and deviated from the track, another person will stop themselves. Even if we have to risk our lives, we will pull our companions back to their original track. That is why we can live well and follow our own will to live.”
“It was all my fault that Takachin became like that. It was because of me that he became like that. At the moment when he was most troubled…” Then, Shinpachi was about to do a flashback.
“Enough with flashbacks.” Kawaki clapped his hands and interrupted Shinpachi, “Flashbacks take up too many words, and readers will get angry. If you insist on recalling, please compress it into 20 words or less.”
“…” Shinpachi was silent for a moment before continuing, “Youth is like a castle made of sand. It collapsed in an instant just because of some unimportant things. After that, due to my family debt, I didn’t go to a Temple school to study again. But what will happen to Takachin’s life from then on? I can fully imagine. What should I do at this time? How can I save Takachin?”
“Hey, I don’t know anything! I let you reminiscence but you went on talking about yourself! What happened to Takaya after that? I don’t know what happened at all!” Kawaki complained.
“No, no. That was a hopeless case.” At the side, Gintoki walked over and said.
“Yes, totally hopeless” Kagura also nodded her head.
“Hopeless your head! You don’t even know what the situation is!” Kawaki shouted.
“Do you still need to guess the embarrassing things you are embarrassed to say in school? For example, peeing your pants, or being called up by the teacher to answer some questions you don’t know the answer to, and so on? Aren’t these things that primary school students are most worried about?” Gintoki said disapprovingly.
“Yes, it’s big.” Shinpachi nodded.
“I see, a big one,” Kawaki nodded, but then asked, “Huh? Big? What’s big? Do you poop? Did you poop in your pants? Did you poop in your pants in class?”
“At that time, I chose to turn a blind eye to Takachin, who sought help from me…”
“How can it be hopeless?!” Otae’s voice suddenly sounded.
“Sister, when did you…” Shinpachi murmured as he looked at Otae, who had arrived at some unknown time.
“Just now, but I heard everything you said,” Otae replied, then looked at Shinpachi who was a little depressed, “When your friend is crying, cry with him. When your friend is worried, you should worry with him. When your friend releases a big one, you just need to releases a big one too, Shin-chan!”
“If they are really friends, they must be able to share any pain, and then,” Otae put down the lunch box in her hand and looked at Shinpachi again, “Shin-chan, when a friend goes astray, even if you lose this friendship! Be sure to bring him back! This is the friendship pursued by a true samurai!”
“Sister…” Shinpachi shouted, “I’m sorry, Manager. I have a private matter to attend to. Please allow me to leave early!”
“Wait a minute,” Otae shouted and opened her lunch box. “It a custom to have something before a farewell, in short, eat before you go! I tried making something new, here you go! Rolled omelets! ”
Everyone looked at the black substance and didn’t know what to say.
“It really is a farewell. Where are you going to send us? Is it a custom in hell?!” Gintoki shouted.
“Well, I just ate a lot of cup noodles. I’m full now, so I can’t take it anymore.” Kawaki pointed to the dozens of empty cups beside him and swallowed his saliva.
“How can that kind of thing be nutritious?” Otae covered her mouth and said, “Really, Kawaki-san, I’ll add another portion of the omelet to you.”
“Ah, really, there’s no need. I’m really full now. Next time when I have the chance, I’ll…”
Before Kawaki could finish, Otae pushed the lunch box to Gintoki and Kagura, “Then, you should be very hungry now, right?”
“I just ate a lot of delicious vinegar kelp, so I’m not hungry at all!” Kagura raised her hand and point to the vinegar kelp packaging that was piled up on a small mountain beside her.
“Then you?” Otae looked at Gintoki.
“Me? Actually, I…” Before Gintoki could finish, he was frightened by Otae’s aura. He turned around and ran while saying, “I’m going to buy some drinks!”
“This is a convenience store. There are so many drinks there that they are about to rot.” Otae turned her head and said with a smile.
But at this moment, Shinpachi bowed his head and walked out.
Looking at Shinpachi’s back, Gintoki sighed and said, “Is it really okay? No one knows what a gangster will do this day.”
Kawaki helped a customer in front of him, skillfully checking out and packing the customer’s purchase. After the customer left, he finally reacted.
“Why do I have to do this kind of thing here?” Kawaki asked himself, ‘Why did they all leave me, an irrelevant person, to watch the shop?!
Kawaki sighed and looked at Sadaharu, who was lying on the ground and sleeping. He smiled helplessly.
Forget it, I’ll just help them a little…
Only when night comes that the scarred Shinpachi and Takachin returned to the convenience store.
Looking at the two of them chatting and laughing, Kawaki couldn’t help but feel a little emotional. At a certain moment, Kawaki remembered a certain past. At that time, they were also talking and laughing like this. Moreover, they were also covered in injuries.
“Hey” Gintoki’s voice woke Kawaki up from his memories, “This is your reward.”
As he spoke, Gintoki threw a can of coke at Kawaki.
Kawaki took it and took a sip, then complained, “You guys are too slow. Moreover, I helped you look at the shop for half a day and you just give me a bottle of cola?”
“Gintoki, you have always been so stingy,” Katsura stood to the side and said, “Really, so stingy.” As he spoke, he walked to the shelf and pick something then eat it.
“Hey! When did you come!” Gintoki shouted, “Hey, put the things down for me! Did you pay for it?! What do you think this place is?!”
“I just passed by and saw two old friends here. So…”
“So your head! Pay for it!”
Seeing the two people making trouble, Kawaki smiled, then cleared his throat and said something…
“Hey, you two, do you want to go and have a drink?”
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