The last part to the Zombie AU!
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 linked here
“So, you have to put more strength into kneading the dough.”
I sat off to the side of the makeshift kitchen, polishing my sword, listening as Liam explained patiently to the tearful heroine how to make bread.
“But my arms are getting tired.” Hannah sighed, her face dismal as she stared at the lumpy dough in front of her. “Maybe I’m just too weak?”
“Nonsense!” Liam patted her shoulder, “Just put all the love in your heart into behind your motions. After all, if you don’t make this bread, Eric will go hungry!”
“NO, I won’t let that happen!” Suddenly invigorated, Hannah pushed the dough with surprising strength. Pausing in her movements, she looked up at Liam. “Is that why you’re so good at cooking? Because you put all your love for Boss into it?”
Liam’s answer surprised me. Trying not to be obvious, I leaned closer, making sure I could hear their every word, staring down at my sword, watching him in the blade’s reflection that had been polished to a mirror shine.
“You see… if I put my love for your boss into my kneading…” He took a portion of the dough and pushed down on it.”
The counter under his hand split down the middle, the bottom of both sides crumpling into the ground
“My love is just too strong.” He continued sadly.
What do you mean “my love is too strong”?? Aren’t you just ridiculously powerful?
Hannah didn’t share my skepticism. “WOW! That’s so amazing! I have so much room to improve to reach your standard!”
No one expects you to crack the counter while kneading dough, though.
I did have to admit, her skill and strength did seem to improve with Liam’s “motivational talk.” As they placed her dough in the oven, Hannah rubbed her hands, wincing slightly.
“I’m so tired and sore.”
“WHAT ARE YOU MAKING HER DO?” At Jason’s angry shout, I stared up at the ceiling, sighing.
“Do you know how to speak at a normal volume?”