Post by Fuukami Haruka on Oct 28, 2014 23:12:23 GMT -6
Location: Fuukami Mansion
Time: 9:00 PM
Date: May 31st, 2003
Time: 9:00 PM
Date: May 31st, 2003
It was Iryna's seventeenth birthday today, and Haruka was absolutely glowing with cheer, but also covered with flour and lots, and lots of chocolate ganache and buttercream. Maya Fuukami even had to make little Tomoka take Kaoruko, their pet chocolate labrador on a walk so that the dog wouldn't lick the elder sister lest it got food poisoning. But Shinjirou was proud of his little girl's hard work in making one of the best cakes he had ever seen. Granted, she had the chef, Grishin's help and she had looked up a recipe online from a woman named Marina. But that couldn't be helped because it produced one of the best Bird's Milk Cake yet.
She hoped to dear God her cousin Iryna-neechan liked it even though it was made with chocolate and Buttercream. The dining room was dark and decorated with pink balloons and streamers and a big banner that read Happy 17th Birthday, Iryna was strewn across the room. The dining table was set with birthday party-themed with napkins, eating utensils and plates. And the cake was absolutely beautiful to look at and delicious to devour. Now Shinjirou took out a box of matches and used one to light the pink candles on the cake, admiring it. "I just know she'd love it. No doubt about it," he said.
"Honey, doesn't Iryna-chan prefer vanilla?" his wife Maya reasoned gently, looking like Haruka's matured and more refined spitting image.
Her husband crossed his arms as he found himself thoroughly countered. This would be a problem if Iryna didn't enjoy her birthday cake. And even though their one and only daughter worked so hard on the pastry? Quickly, Maya consoled Shinjirou, "It'll be alright though. I'm sure she'd like anything that our dear little Haru-chan has to offer her. Grishin also did a great job helping her. Maybe she could even be a bigger, more constant help in the kitchen later on."
"Yeah, the cake is amazing! I'd love to see what else Haru-chan could do! Haha!" Shinjirou, her father, added in, to Haruka's horror. She cringed, obviously ready to refute her parents' points.
Shaking her head no, the class rep had to find the best way possible in order to tell her parents that she couldn't do that. "Mother, Father, please! There's no possible way my cooking could be that good! Plus, this was exhausting! I'm not sure if I want to do it again! Anyway, Maria-obasan and Yuusaku-ojisan are here! We should all get ready and hide!" She pointed in her aunt and uncle's direction before ducking under a chair. Her parents laughed.
The cake was ready, the candles were ready, the chef and his assistant were pleased with their handiwork, and the dining room was all set. Now all they had to do was make sure that everyone was hiding so they could pop up and surprise the birthday girl, hopefully not to death, before singing her Happy Birthday, shower her with gifts and praise, and begin partying hard! Then all of the family's hard work could finally come to fruition. They absolutely deserved it after all. The whole family had pitched in, along with a few of the hired staff, since all the parents came home late due to work. But they were loving and good parents despite being busy and even they found time to take care of personal loyalties like family matters. Certainly, family was what mattered the most at home, and the adults were desperate to take their minds off of the gruesome paperwork they had to plough through hour after hour in the workplace. Here they found a lovely respite in their two adorable, loving and talented teenage daughters. There was nothing more they wanted to do than give Iryna the pampering she deserved on the day she was born.