“I didn’t know,” Yuki murmured. Had Eiko felt crowded in Yuki’s tiny apartment? Surely her meager hanging was too awkward for these walls. She pushed the roll to the bottom of her bag.
Eiko led her to the kitchen and started brewing tea. She offered Yuki a cushion and sat beside her.
“It is a beautiful home,” Yuki told her.
Eiko poured tea, grinning. “Thank you! I am so glad you like it. I am hoping, now that I live alone, that you might join me here one day.”
Swallowing her tea in surprise, Yuki burned her throat. “I had planned to ask you to move in with me, but we will be much more comfortable here than in my place.”
“Does that mean you’ll stay?” Eiko asked clapping her hands.
Yuki smiled and giggled. “Yes. It will take me a bit longer to get to classes, but that isn’t a problem.
“I am so happy to hear that. Let me show you around.”