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Adrien, meanwhile, is carefully stalking Luke on his way back to the cabin.
... Maybe less carefully than he should, actually. He's certainly staying out of Luke's sight.
Luke enters the cabin and takes off his coat. He sees Elise in the kitchen. "Hey. Everything going alright?"
"Pretty good," she says. "Breakfast should be ready soon-ish. GC's making pancakes, I'm making bacon... Could probably fry up some potatoes, assuming there are any, which I already don't remember. Or eggs. I think we have those."
The detective flips to a new page in the recipe book as he continues to gather supplies. He reads aloud a new recipe that catches his interest.
"The Devil's Wake-Up Call: very spicy, if you have a weak stomach it will hate you for this."
Never seen this recipe before but I'm willing to try this as I like spicy food. Gonna need some eggs, a few different spices, ground up hot peppers of any kind, and smoked bacon.
Edited by TheGamechanger on Dec 13th 2019 at 3:00:45 PM
"I'll pass on that. Pancakes and bacon will do."
Elise retrieves the bacon's packaging from the trash can and looks it over. "Well, this bacon isn't smoked already, which would've been convenient." Her phone appears in her hands. "Hey Navi, how long does it take to smoke bacon?"
The phone starts speaking in a Machine Monotone voice. "Elise, smoking bacon takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the recipe. Here's one:" And it starts rattling off instructions.
"I hope someone else is following that, because I'm so not. We do have all that stuff, I hope?"
Edited by wingedcatgirl on Dec 13th 2019 at 6:22:20 AM
"Alright, fine, I guess I'll listen."
I'll just have bacon, not really a pancake guy.
Ray says, before looking at his phone to check the news.
"We should probably exchange numbers, if we haven't already." Luke checks through the numbers on his phone. "What's your name? It was Ray, right? Or was it Roy? I can't remember, I wasn't really paying attention when you said."
"Did somebody say pancakes?"
Glass is crawling on the ceiling, and drops down to the kitchen floor. "I love pancakes. Need any help?"
"Pancakes sound good! I can help make breakfast too if you guys want," says Bucky, coming over to the kitchen.
Elise grabs a piece of bacon and munches idly. "Well, I'm just going to keep making bacon. After setting some aside for someone to smoke for GC's concoction. How many of us are there, again?"
"10. I...think." Shieru replies—though wondering why he can still sense another mindspace nearby, despite only being able to see ten people inside the cabin at that moment.
The detective is searching the cabinets for some peppers to use and finds a green jar labeled "Ground Bhut Jolokia Peppers". He picks it up and turns to the group.
Oh, forgot about this pepper, picked it up during one of our travels and I guess I inadvertently put it among our supplies. Hmmm, I don't think we tried this pepper before... who wants to be our taste tester and take a spoonful?
"Not it," Elise immediately declares. Never trust mysterious peppers.
Edited by wingedcatgirl on Dec 17th 2019 at 10:19:08 AM
The man... wait, where was he? Oh, nevermind. He was still at the waterfall. And he was asleep as well, resting by a tree. He would quickly wake up, realised everyone else was back at the cabin, and decided to start heading back as well.
He would arrive as GC was taking out the peppers. "What'd I miss?"
Edited by Routeferret on Dec 18th 2019 at 8:30:58 PM
Yeah, it's Ray, and you're... I actually don't think I was awake when you introduced yourself. Anyway, my numbers 555-557-6214.
"I'm Luke." He checks his phone for the number. "Hmm... looks like you've been added already."
"Pretty sure I've added everyone already," Elise said as she finished cooking the last of the bacon (that wasn't reserved for smoking). "Including the ones who didn't attend this getaway."
Adrien cautiously peeked out of his hiding place. He was pretty sure he had evaded the sight of the blonde guy he had somehow forgotten about, but he wasn't 100%, and he needed to know whether to run or stay.
Stupid, stupid! You saw him there, how did you lose track of him, he wasn't even doing anything!
Hearing no takers to be the taste tester, the detective continues with the recipe's instructions. He takes out some eggs and begins cooking them. As he waits on those he gets some cheddar cheese and honey for the recipe.
As this is going on a new commercial appears on the television. It's of a new haunted attraction called Santa's Sleighings, showing a menacing-looking Santa holding a bloody chainsaw from a child's perspective. The attraction itself looked like a twisted version of Santa's workshop. The last shot is of evil Santa letting his carnivorous-looking reindeer chase after some kids.
Luke watches the commercial. "Huh... reckon that's worth looking into?"
"I never really got the appeal of evil Santa," Elise mused. "... Actually, I'm not sure I understand the appeal of regular Santa."
"Me too," says Glass. "At least, for evil Santa."
The detective just shrugs as he waits for the eggs to cook.
Eh, I like seeing twists to classic characters, but to each their own I guess. Willing to try that attraction at the very least though.
The news returns from the commercial break. It shows footage of what seems to be someone in a chicken sports mascot costume being handcuffed by the police outside a bank. The headline reads: Man in Chicken Suit Foils Own Attempt to Rob a Bank by Slipping on a Baby's Pacifier
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