"And now we wait for it to bake."
Tomoe didn't exactly know how she had gotten herself into this situation. Saaya had just invited her to come over. Nothing mentioned a cooking class. Though, Tomoe didn't necessarily mind it.
They were baking some bread at the moment. There was no reason why they chose bread. It just happened to be what they wanted to bake.
"So, how's it going?" Saaya started up a conversation.
Tomoe shrugged, "Normal."
"Have you told them about us yet?"
Tomoe shook her head, "No. I haven’t had the chance to."
"Are you afraid to tell them?" Saaya questioned.
Tomoe shrugged, "I don't think it's that. It's just... hard to explain."
"Well, everyone in Poppin' Party was fine when I told them. I'm sure it'll go okay." Saaya reassured her.
"I'm sure it will. But... it's hard to get it started. If I could get that done, I'd be fine." Tomoe said.
"Hmm... well, we could always just spring it on them." Saaya smiled slyly.
"What are you implying here?" Tomoe asked.
"How about we meet up somewhere where they can see us and, I don't know, kiss?" Saaya offered, "I'm sure that would get them to approach you."
"I guess we could try..." Tomoe mumbled.
They had never done much in public before. Maybe the occasional hand holding, but that was it. They were pretty secretive about their relationship.
The timer went off. Saaya carefully took out the bread and set it down to cool.
"Why don't we go sit down for a bit?" Saaya suggested.
"Alright." Tomoe agreed.
They went to the back and took a seat on a couch. Saaya smiled and scooted closer to Tomoe.
"You seem tense. It'll help you relax."
Saaya flashed her another smile, before pulling her closer. Tomoe hesitantly rested her head against Saaya's shoulder. This was the first time they had ever done this. They didn't really do anything affectionate that often. The most was exchanging kisses in private.
"Do you want to try what I suggested? If you aren't comfortable doing that, we don't have to." Saaya asked as she casually started playing with some of Tomoe's hair.
"I... I'm fine with doing that. It won't be that bad." Tomoe replied.
"Alright then. Shall we aim for tomorrow?"
"For now, let me try and help you relax. You don't need to be so anxious about all of this." Saaya motioned for Tomoe to sit on her lap.
Tomoe blanked at her. She wanted to do what? This was uncalled for. But, it wouldn't hurt to try something new, right?
Tomoe eventually did move to sit on her lap. Saaya responded by hugging her and kissing her all over her face. Tomoe was bright red as she did so. This didn't seem to really be helping to relax her.
"You're really cute when you're all flustered like this." Saaya teased.
"S-stop it..." Tomoe covered her face to try and hide her blush.
Saaya laughed softly, "Alright, I'll stop teasing you. But you do look cute like that."
"You're embarrassing me!" Tomoe whined.
"Am I now?" Saaya teased, "I can do worse than just that."
"Oh god..." Tomoe knew she was in for it now.
But, she did have to admit it was helping take her mind off of things. This wasn't so bad after all. She could worry about the other stuff later on. For now, she would just enjoy this moment between them, no matter how embarrassing it was for her.