They ran hand in hand towards the market grounds. Extra stalls had been set up, some decoratedwith colourful paper streamers. A few street performers had also arrived. Ben spotted a juggler and a few crowds surrounded some others. There were several children and women shopping and enjoying the festivities.
Kojuro pushed through the crowds, grabbing onto Ben's hand and leading him safely through. Ben felt a thrill at the touch. Recently, he always felt a little excitable around his friend. He wasn't sure what had changed, or why, but being around Kojuro made him fell alive.
They reached the stall and Kojuro ordered two skewers of ox tongue....
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