Both Haruko and Mamimi made it to the lounge and joined Rei. “Ah you made it.”
“It’s awfully wet outside, you two don’t have a Mackintosh between you?”
“Um nope?” The answered confused.
“Well you’re drenched.”
“Oh, oh a rain coat well why didn’t you say so.”
“I thought I did rally.” She added.
Haruko one for business cut the small talk diplomatically. “Say sis, since we are all here mono e mono thought I would lay out our objectives. First off..” Haruko stopped as a waiter came to their table.
“Good day, May I take your order? Starter.” He said
“Yeah, baked potato, don’t skimp on the toppings.” Mamimi chimed in.
“I’ll have the char house broil.” Haruko said picturing the steak melting in her mouth.
There was a gasp and all eyes fell on her.
“What?” She looked around at the two innocently. “Ok, ok sheesh you guys have no sense of humor. I’ll have the egg plant Alfredo.”
“Ok so that’s one Jacket Potato and one Aubergine alfredo. Anything else, Afters?”
“And the lil lady over there?”
“No, I’m fine.” Rei replied.
“Very well then.”
A chorus of smirks and snickers came from the left side of the table as the waiter left.
“Look at this a Fairy cake, a bloomin onion.” Then both erupted in laughter.
Rei sat there stunned, confused and didn’t know what they thought was so funny.
After the giggle ceased the two took a deep breath.
“Ok here’s the deal we have to go and get supplies. I say we split up… no wait what am I saying. Bah, I’ve got the list right here. We have to stock up all the supplies for the ship. But don’t fret we never have to touch a load just pay for it and scan it with this little wand here.” Haruko waved the orange colored wand.
“oooooo,” a transfixed Mamimi reached out for the wand like device.
“No” Haruko pulled her hand and the device back
"All you have to do is send me the data code on the items and I can transmit them to the ship. We never have to leave to supply the storage closet"
“Why don’t we split up. We can cover more ground and get three times as much stuff done.” Haruko offered which surprised even herself.
“Really? You actually trust me?” Mamimi said excitedly.
“Yeah I guess.” Haruko sighed, knowing that now that she said it she could not recant. Now she was going to hate herself for that slip of the mind.
“Your dinner.” The waiter said bringing in a tray of food..
Haruko stopped and took her plate.
Mamimi did the same.
Not much conversation was had as the twins divided up their food and ate it.
After the food was gone. The girls sat there in a moment of tranquil bliss.
With a gleam in their eyes and a new aroused vigor in their step the girls got up. Pulled out their pads and entered in their tabs for the food and left.
“Ok you two this should only take an hour. If anything happens let me know and I’ll take care of it ok.”
“Sure,” Mamimi agreed.
Rei agreed silently.
The three departed.
Mamimi went west ward with her data mini strapped to her shoulder. Merrily skipping down the street. Her skirt flowing vibrantly about her knees as her vibrantly striped socks and Gucci loafers skipped along the sidewalk. Mamimi paused momentary to gaze in the window of one of the department stores she went in and came out with an umbrella that matched her fluffy blue sweater and a pointy kitty hat.
Haruko walked towards the east she went to a coat shop and purchased a fiber sealer and an umbrella. That was red and black. That matched the red and black one piece seasonal wind breaker and black hot pants she wore. She picked up a pair of black gloves and left the store her black leather boots clicking their way out the.
Rei just went south and gathered her goods quickly, quietly and efficiently then shuffled around with eyes down cast once all the goods were collected Rei sent in the digital codec and the goods disappeared. With her task complete Rei went back to a place that she saw earlier a bath house spa with an Olympic sized pool.
When the time came the three meet out side the garage where the Odessa was Rei appeared first. Followed by Mamimi and Haruko rode in on her vespa scooter complete with white scarf and cream colored helmet.
Nobody asked where she dug the scooter up at but it was suspected that she had it stashed in the Odessa some where or had it hidden on the ship. But one thing was for sure Haruko wasn’t forth coming with that info so nobody really knew.
“Oh Haruko I over something that might interest you it’s about the Abernathy Car fax.” Mamimi said with glee.
“Is that thee Abernathy Car fax?” Haruko said in disbelief.
“Harrods can find anything.” Rei said.
“Ooooo.” Mamimi voice quivered with delight.
“We’ll we don’t have time for a treasure hunt. We have more important things to worry about. Like looking for our lost crewmember.”
“But it’s not sunset yet.” Mamimi protested.”
“Well in that case quick! To the Karaoke bar. There singing to be done. Mu ha ha ha ha.” Haruko trailed off as she peeled out on her scooter.
“Hey, wait up!” Mamimi yelled running after her.
~Oh boy.~ thought Rei as she pursued the twins swiftly.