Disclaimer - I don't own Harvest Moon

Chase looked at his pie triumphantly. "it is perfect" he thought to himself. It had taken him hours, but it was finally finished. He smiled to himself smugly as he lovingly placed it in the oven.

"Chase!" He heard Akari call to him from the dining room.

Chase walked out to find her, drying a pan as he went. He looked at the young farmer grinning at him. She handed him a recipe.

"Thank you so much for this!" she exclaimed "I have been racking my brain for ages over how to make this".

Chase shook his head "No need to thank me, it's the least I could do after you had given me that 'new' recipe".

Akari grinned at him with a glint in her eye. "You're cooking it now – aren't you?" she asked

He smiled, and nodded in agreement. "Yeah - though I've had a few problems. The filling is either to sweet or too sour..." He shook his head. He still hadn't worked out what he had done with the last pie to make it taste so awful. He could still taste it... Chase gave a little shudder.

Akari nodded. "I know, it took me ages to make it just right."

Chase smiled and crossed his arms triumphantly. "It's in the oven now. It should be ready in a minute – care for a taste? It's going to be great"

Akari smiled but shook her head. "No thanks, I just..." The words died on her lips. She sniffed the air. Her smile slowly faded. Glancing at Chase she frowned and asked "Is something burning?"

It's my first story, so was a bit scared about putting it up - hope you like it!