[X] Go with Lyrica's plan
“You do have a point there. Do you want to do it or should I?” I asked.
“I think I can take it from here,” Lyrica said, facing Chen again.
“Well, we can get a drink if you'd like. Just tell us which one and we'll show you how.”
She went on to explain how to do it and asked what she wanted. Looking from here, she seemed very motherly to Chen. As Lyrica taught her how to use the machine, I wondered just what she was doing here alone. I don't think she would leave without one of her superiors by her side. Shortly after that, I heard a familiar rumble, and Chen pulled out a Dr. Pepper.
“Ah, I've wondered what these were like,” Chen said as she examined the can, “Thanks, Lyrica.”
“Well, actually, I learned that from Ives here,” Lyrica said as she pointed to me.
“Well, is there anything I can do for you?” Chen asked.
“Actually, yes,” I answered, “We just have a few questions to ask you about the cafe.”
Chen then looked away and pondered for a bit.
“To be honest, I don't know much, but I'll share what I can.”
“So, how did you get here?” Lyrica inquired.
“Let's see...” Chen pondered, “I was tending to my cats in Mayohiga when I got tired and went to sleep. When I woke up, I was inside one of the cafe's rooms. It caught me off guard, but then I found out that there were others here as well, like you, Lyrica.”
“So, you don't know anything about the cafe itself?” I asked.
“Well... not anything important that isn't already known, no,” Chen stated.
Well, not only does she not know anything, but it seems that Ran or Yukari can't be tied to this right now. Chen, I would assume, would be with them, but I forget Chen's independence.
“I'm still trying to see if Lady Ran or Lady Yukari are here, but so far no success,” Chen said, “I'll tell you if I see them.”
“That would be nice, but don't stress yourself here,” Lyrica said, “We'll make it out of here.”
“You act like this is a prison or jail of some sort,” Chen said as she popped the cap off her soda and held it in her hand, “I think the people behind this are not nearly as evil as you make them out to be. This cafe seems like a vacation more than anything.”
She went to gulp the drink down and nearly spat it out.
“What is this?!” Chen said, “Some kind of bubble drink?”
“Something like that,” I said, “It's called 'soda'.”
Chen took a moment to regain composure, then took a sip of it. After licking her lips and thinking she looked back at us.
“I could get used to this,” Chen said, “Coffee isn't my thing, anyway.”
“Thanks for answering our questions, Chen,” I said.
“No problem, now I'll be down at the cafe if you need me,” Chen informed, “See ya later.”
And with that, she left for the stairs and headed down.
“So,” Lyrica said, “Any idea on what you want to do?”
[ ] Ask around for more information
[ ] Simply hang out
[ ] Inquire about what was bothering her