[5AM, overcast cloudy]
It was amazing what the right motivation could do. Bright and early in the dorms, Suishoku couldn't find the will to keep sleeping anymore. She rose out of bed and quickly washed her face and changed out of some plain pjs before heading out to the main dorm lobby. Maybe it was a little too early though as over from the student kitchens would keen ears pick up the gentle sizzles and chopping on the cutting boards and the scent of baked goods cooking somewhere behind kitchen doors. The morning Ala Cart students and supervising staff would carry that out. Meanwhile, the student run cafe on the other end ran a more mellowed out business.
Since the breakfast tables weren't ready yet, Suishoku headed over the student cafe to browse the small window of left over scones and doughnuts that happened to survive the previous night. "One mocha and that blueberry,"
Suishoku readily claimed the large style scone to a student behind the counter.
The third year had relatively short black hair but still tied back some longer strands into a thin wispy rat tail with some worn lines around their black eyes thanks to late night shifts and the labor done during the summer. They greeted Suishoku with a causal wave and got to work on her coffee.
"You're up early, Yuubae. Or, it is Yuubae-senpai?"
"That's too weird. We're the same age, Masaki."
"'Suppose so. But that Elite promotion?"
"N-None of that please."
"You," a sigh followed. "really need to get over that. That
and being unable to apply for the cafe part-time anymore.""Yeah yeah,"
Suishoku lightly pouted and took to a small table for two than the cafe bar set up and waited there for her scone and coffee to be delivered. Thinking about how her thoughts of scoring a cafe part time job going up in smoke thanks to the Elite promotion made her slump over on the table while stretching her arms out. "Have another warmed mug ready though. Another girl should be coming over soon."