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A Bit Of Floundering

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"Uh, you know that's ..."

Ryo stared at the bowl just set on the table, then at Shin, then the bowl again.

"I know exactly what it is, Ryo, I did order it."

"But --"

Best to sigh. Only sigh. This was one last outing before flying back to Japan; he was not about to be the one to ruin it by causing a scene in (another) restaurant ...

"Fish aren't different here, you know."

Odd look.

"Well, yeah, but ..."

Shin sighed again.

"Look. Just because I love the sea doesn't mean I don't eat what's in it."

Besides, the chowder smelled heavenly.