Ruben
I'm fine to wait a little
Sat Sep 30, 2017 20:26
70.73.178.153

Kaye immediately bolted at the mention of food. Well, not bolted intentionally away from him, but bolted in the direction of food, he assumed. He couldn’t hold back a laugh, hastily turning to follow her, although his quickness ended there. With his long strides, the tall Swede didn’t exactly need to pick up the pace in order to match her walk. “Stuck on hospital food too long, I guess,” he offered up, amused by how eager she seemed to get started on that eating thing. Not that it was particularly unusual. Despite being one of the smallest girls he knew (in their age-range, duh; there were first-years smaller than Kaye, though not very many, as he liked to remind her occasionally) Kaye was also one of the best at inhaling food (in their age-range or otherwise).

Giving the restaurant she was approaching a cursory glance as they approached, Ruben filed it under the category of ‘places he had somehow not gone into yet’. Alright, the ‘somehow’ was a little unfair; his preferences tended towards ice-cream and pizza and he had made excellent use of Pearl Street in that regard. Whatever. He was going in now, catching the door behind Kaye, wrinkling his nose curiously at the warmth of the air. It smelled like a mix of chocolate, coffee, and… onions or spices or something? Weird. Good, but weird.

He casually loomed over Kaye’s shoulder as they approached the counter, half-listening to her order and half-studying the menu on the wall. Apparently, soup and pasta were both big deals here. But for some reason the menu options for soup, for instance, were either just the soup, soup in a mug, or soup with bread. Didn’t soup, like, always come with bread? Ruben had admittedly never ordered soup from an American restaurant before, because the soup at RMI was fine and he always made his own when he was back in Texas (he’d tried canned soup from the supermarket once and been disgusted at how salty it was), but he still assumed that restaurants here weren’t so idiotic and/or cheap as to withhold a roll, slice, or other form of bread from soup orders. Maybe he’d assumed wrong.

Although, with what he was overhearing from Kaye, it didn’t sound like bread was a side here.

When it seemed Kaye had finished, he stuck out a hand to prevent the cashier from ringing her up. “What the hell is a bread bowl?” The chick looked caught off-guard by his question, and Ruben rolled his eyes. “I will have it, because I trust her interpretation of bread even when it is wrong,” he announced, moving to pat Kaye on the head before reassessing that and going for her shoulder instead. “With… the squash soup. And three of those,” he pointed out an assortment of cookies that were almost guaranteed to be both delicious and too sugary because only Nords knew how to bake properly, apparently, “and the most strong, black coffee you have.” Pulling his wallet out of his pocket, fully prepared to fend Kaye off with his elbows if she protested, he handed off the ~Emergencies Only~ ~For You And Mikael Only~ credit card his fake mother had given him at the end of August. Totally valid to use here, because a) food was always an emergency b) Anssi couldn’t even go anywhere to use it anyways c) ugh his fake mother.

“So what the hell is a bread bowl?” he repeated conversationally to Kaye. “And where’s our food?” This was directed in equal parts at Kaye and the hapless, empty-handed cashier.

  • Sorry I kept you waiting, then! - Kaye Packman, Fri Sep 29 21:56
    Kaye was grumpy. Well, furious definitely fit the bill more than grumpy, but she’d had time to stew over how angry she was, and it had fizzled out into an end of the school day sort of grump. Being... more
    • I'm fine to wait a little - Ruben, Sat Sep 30 20:26
      • 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
        • 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
            “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
Click here to receive daily updates