Don't tell me what to do!
Mon Oct 16, 2017 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 she might as well try it and make sure she meant it. Kaye wasn’t necessarily a woman of her word, but she liked to switch it up sometimes. Why be predictable when you could be interesting?

Nope, she did not like squash soup. Kaye made a face and placed the rest of the bread in her hand that now had the weird flavor on it back on Ruben’s tray. She considered reaching for one of his cookies next. She changed her mind and went back to her own plate. Cookies were for dessert, after all, and there was macaroni and cheese to be had.

She didn’t know why, but this was her favorite mac and cheese ever. Dad made a homemade dish that was also pretty good. It had a ton of different cheeses, a nice crumble on top, and delicious bacon and ham baked throughout. They also got fried balls of mac n cheese sometimes when they went grocery shopping, and her family would never turn down a quick and easy box of macaroni. Hell, even the instant cups that cooked in the microwave were good. None of them, though, held victory over the macaroni and cheese at Panera. It was just…perfection.

Potatoes were also good. She liked the potato soup at the restaurant, of course, but that was something Papa was excellent at. It was basically just mashed potatoes, but they called it soup. It had lots of milk and butter and half and half, salt and pepper, shredded cheese, and bacon on top. Bacon was a very important ingredient in the Packman household. The soup currently in her bread bowl had nothing on her Papa’s soup, but the bread made it better.

Right, there was a conversation happening. Not just food. Why couldn’t life just be food?

“You can’t be that bored. You haven’t even stolen the lighter back from me yet,” Kaye pointed out with a teasing grin, “I must be the best thief this century, since I was able to swipe this off of you while high off my ass.”

  • 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.... more
    • Don't tell me what to do! - Kaye, Mon Oct 16 19:24
      • 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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