Katherine Kendrick
It's like a culinary safari
Mon Feb 5, 2018 16:38

It was luuuuunch tiiiiiime.

Kit had gone back to Lyra to get Darby because she didn’t always bring her tarantula buddy to all of her classes, because sometimes teachers didn’t want pets in class and sometimes Leon was a stupid crybaby and sometimes Darby didn’t feel like coming. He always let Kit know when it wasn’t a day for him to go to classes but she could sometimes convince him to come to meals with her, which were less crowded. So she’d gone to Lyra and convinced Darby to come to lunch with her and when she got to lunch the Finer Diner was all different and special.

Although she wasn’t sure what the holiday was, Kit noticed that there were pictures of animals on the placemats in front of the chairs when she placed Darby carefully on the table. It must be some kind of special animal day. Like Animal Appreciation Day! The second-year was pretty sure that had to be a real holiday because there was lots and lots of things to appreciate about animals. Probably Professor Bennett was the reason they were celebrating Animal Appreciation Day. He sure did a lot of appreciating animals, even the ones that were ugly or the ones that were dangerous. Kit appreciated animals too. And so did Aunt Jessie. Probably Aunt Jessie was celebrating Animal Appreciation Day in Africa with her dragons right now! Kit wondered if the dragons were getting cake. They should get cake. Well, dragon cake. Maybe made out of rabbits or antelope or something.

It took her a minute, but Kit came to realize slowly that there was no meat anywhere and instead there was tofu, lots of tofu. Kit wasn’t a fan of tofu so instead of picking something with tofu in it, she sat down at the place she’d put Darby and reached over the black-and-red tarantula to spoon some mac’n’cheese on to her plate. She took a bite of the pasta and blinked. It definitely did not taste like normal mac’n’cheese but it still tasted pretty cheesy and delicious, just a little more like nuts than usual. That was okay by her!

Out of the corner of her eye, Kit noticed someone walk by her and she reached out her arm, grabbing on to the edge of their clothing. “Come try the Animal Appreciation Day mac’n’cheese!” she suggested with a wide grin. “It tastes kind of like Cracker Jack!”

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    • The BEST kind of meal - Myfanwy Owen, Thu Feb 8 06:40
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      • I'm not sure I agree - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sat Feb 24 14:22
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        • Everyone is entitled to an opinion - Myfanwy, Mon Feb 26 05:01
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            • Perhaps I can change yours - Myffi, Fri Mar 2 14:57
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              • I'm not so good at changing - Bryn, Thu Mar 8 12:32
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                • “Sometimes a lack of choices,” Myffi replied to Bryn’s question, “but more often it’s not knowing what’s been put in things,” she nodded to demonstrate that he had understood the problem. “Like if... more
    • It's like a culinary safari - Katherine Kendrick, Mon Feb 5 16:38
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