Ruben
Just don't burn your tongue eating too fast
Mon Oct 9, 2017 21:56
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Kaye looked at him like he was an idiot, and Ruben made a face right back, two of her briefly flashing in front of him when his eyes crossed over. "I am not stupid. I know what bread is, and bowls. Obviously. But how can they be making a business out of something so wrong?" Admittedly he had no idea how big a deal it was, but as Kaye herded him off to pick up their food at a separate counter (bizarre), he spied the phrase bread bowl next to the pasta dishes, too. Bread and macaroni? How could anyone dilute the taste of pasta with even more dough? Fan, Americans were basically aliens.

(Un)fortunately, he was saved the trouble of not being able to picture bread bowls by having that very monstrosity plopped down on his tray. Blue eyes blinked at it once before he scoffed loudly and repeated "What the hell?" But Kaye was already moving, again, so he rolled his eyes at the wait staff behind the counter, picked his tray up, and followed her, again. Her decision to kick out some scrawny teens from a fireside seat was no surprise to him. "Oh, yay, you will not freeze." It might have been deadpan, if not for his grin.

"So what's wrong with you?"

Unzipping his jacket to hang it over the back of a chair, the Swede scoffed once more, this time in mock indignation. "Wrong? Is there anything wrong with wanting to take out an invalid who was in hospital all holiday and finally released?" He wasn't actually offended, duh; firstly because he was rarely ever offended and secondly because, as nuts an angle that was for first-date conversation, it wasn't the worst he'd had, and it wasn't unusual coming from Kaye, either.

He took a seat, long legs stretching out almost to hers under the table. "Nuance. Ja, that is the word for it. Nuanced with all the flavours of boring. Boring weather, boring people, boring homework..." He trailed off and picked up a spoon. And proceeded to discard it in favour of poking the outside of his bread lump skeptically with one finger. When it didn't implode, he physically dug in, ripping off a piece of soup-soaked bread and munching down. Huh. It... wasn't bad. "No way this is really a Mug-- a normal place," he informed her, belatedly aware of what were probably mostly Muggles around them. "Because this is not normal." Now he was poking the bread again, soup dripping down his finger from his messy eating. Maybe he should switch back to a spoon... But Kaye had seen him eat before, she knew what to expect, and he wasn't trying to impress her anyways because that was unnecessary. She'd asked him out, after all.

  • I'll try to speed things up, though - Kaye, Fri Oct 6 20:55
    Sometimes Ruben asked questions and Kaye didn’t know what to do with them. There was a slight language barrier between them, which led to misunderstandings and hilarity. They both spoke two-ish... more
    • Just don't burn your tongue eating too fast - Ruben, Mon Oct 9 21:56
      • Don't tell me what to do! - Kaye, Mon Oct 16 19:24
        “It’s not weird. Squash soup is weird, but bread bowls aren’t weird.” Kaye took the lid of her bowl, which was just more bread, and dipped it in Ruben’s soup. She’d never actually had squash soup, so ... more
        • Well you don't have to listen! - Ruben, Tue Oct 17 21:10
          The expression on Kaye’s face when she tasted his soup made him crack up, a loud laugh bursting out. It was a good thing that he’d already swallowed his most recent faceful of bread, because... more
          • I don't have to do anything! - Kaye, Sun Oct 22 10:15
            “Have you ever considered that you’re the one with a poor sense of taste?” Kaye responded without a pause, “You’re the one who slept with Carrot Top, after all.” She’d never understood the red-head’s ... more
            • Oh good, so we're in agreement - Ruben, Sun Oct 22 17:18
              Ruben snorted into his coffee. “Ouch.” Poor Marissa. She was nice, but not in an unbearable way, and had a damn fine body, and yet somehow she’d wound up on Kaye’s bad side. Or maybe those reasons he ... more
              • Not sure I agree with that. - Kaye, Thu Oct 26 21:37
                Oh, son of a Banshee. Kaye couldn’t remember when she started having a crush on Ruben. The first time they met, on Pearl Street, there had been some hard core flirting. It was actually a very similar ... more
                • Whoops, that piece of bread seemed to have been the last finger in the dam. Ruben blinked once at the bread bowl, observing the quantity of soup now beginning to rush out of the side where his hungry ... more
                  • Kaye desperately wanted to reach over and knock the bread out of Ruben’s hand. She hated being confused. She hated not being the one in the know. Not knowing how her own feelings were working right... more
                    • Impossible - Ruben, Sun Oct 29 22:26
                      Kaye stopped glaring at him after his apology. He didn’t really mind either way (glaring was not an unwelcome behaviour to the Swede) but it was good to know that she’d been listening and took him... more
                      • Don't you mean "I'm Possible" - Kaye, Tue Oct 31 20:39
                        Of course, that was the part he took hold of. Kaye rolled her eyes and waved her hand, as if trying to dismiss it. Her not being kissed before probably wasn’t a big deal. She was probably the only... more
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