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Post  Everly on Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:44 pm

Everly walked quickly and elegantly out of the kitchen and into the breakfast room. She opened the door with her back, leaning against it as it swung open. Her hair was slightly frazzled and her expression was focused on the plate in front of her.

It was still drizzling a bit outside, but looked like it might clear up by tomorrow. Everly sat the plate on a round table near the window and overlooking the porch and courtyard. The large juniper tree stood proudly in the center of the courtyard, branches wide a curled.

She had forgotten, yet again, that there would be no team of cooks waiting for her in the kitchen. She hadn't even been able to find Odqura, who would've been able to help her prepare the meal. Every herself was no cook, but she had tried to manage throwing something together. She had found some fish and crab in the fridge, as well as some potatoes and wheat bread. But the fish itself was all falling apart, and not the nice patty that she had been trying to present. There were mint and lemon grass leaves scattered on top. Everly hadn't known what was in a potato salad, so the potatoes were undercooked and mixed with a vinegarette that she found in the cabinet. Lastly, she had melted the butter and poured it on the plate instead of a separate bowl, so it had flowed quickly into everything else.

She stared down at the sad looking plate, and frowned. She tried to rearrange the leaves on top of the fish to hide the broken parts, which turned out to be all of it. She sighed, dropping her arms down at her sides. She just hoped that Zerda wouldn't notice the mistakes. She reached up, flattening down her loose hairs, and waited for the others to arrive.
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Zerda Vulpes on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:00 pm

Zerda followed Valentin across the castle only to end up down the hall where the breakfast room was. He smiled as he entered it and the smells of fish reached his nose. He stopped and took it all in and he exhaled. "Mmmmmm it smells yummy!" He said as he ran to the table with his tail and dress swishing behind him. He became oblivious to this as he had grown attached to the cute little thing. He did miss his shorts though and the scent they held. This dress had a dusty smell on it. He watched as Everly sat the plate down and he greeted her with a hug and look at all the food face. He was happy to finally get to eat. He sat down and pulled the plate close to him. He looked over it before touching it and he smiled.

He then noticed that the butter was all over the dish rather than being on the side like he asked. He frowned slightly then smiled, "I bet it tastes better this way!" He said as he picked up the fork that was beside the plate. He looked at it with question then shrugged as he threw it over his shoulder and dug into the plate with his hands and face. Really who uses forks and knives these days right? After a moment of tasting, he licked his lips and took a moment to observe the flavors. Something felt off, but he didn't take it to heart. He simple looked up at Everly and gave her a thumbs up in approval. "Its wonderful Everly! Your so wonderful at cooking!" He said sweetly as he then went back to eating.
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Valentin on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:08 pm

The room is oddly shaped like a rectangle with one of the corners cut off, being in the base of one of the courtyard towers. The round part of the tower is actually supported on stone pillars, an outdoor sitting area arranged beneath the second floor of the tower for pleasant morning breakfasts overlooking the courtyard. There is a fireplace on the inner wall with a couple of elegantly plush chairs facing it, and a side table long enough for two to share set up between them. Across the room are three modestly sized round tables, each with four chairs positioned around them. Valentin followed Zerda to the table Everly had brought the food to and nods in greeting.

Valentin smirked at Zerda's antics, leaning to pluck the fork off the floor and place it on the table discreetly because he has a hunch it might end up annoying Everly if it was left there.

"Headmistress. Did you make this meal yourself?" He asked the question with no mockery. He is honestly impressed, although he wouldn't know a five-star meal if he saw one. He didn't even know his way around a kitchen, let alone how to use one.

Valentin pulls out a seat to offer Everly in case she would like to sit, before taking one for himself.
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Everly on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:03 am

Zerda's sudden hug took Everly by surprise. She wasn't used to such shows of affection. But she hugged the fox boy back, finding herself enjoying the brief moment. As he sat down to his meal, Everly held her breath, waiting to see his reaction. She smiled when he commented on the smell, ready to tell him everything that was in the dish, so he could properly enjoy his meal. Then he dug into it. Literally dug his face into the dish, wolfing it down like a, a dog!

Everly let out an involuntary gasp as the fork went flying past her, landing with a few bounces on the floor. She watched in disbelief as he ate the dish with his hands and mouth, butter and herbs sticking to his recently cleaned hands and face. Never in her life had she seen someone eat that way.

Then he looked up at her with his sweet, innocent face. "Its wonderful Everly! Your so wonderful at cooking!" And she couldn't help but return the smile. This boy was definitely something new.

She nodded a thanks to Valentin as he picked the offensive fork back up off the floor. His comment caught a sideways glance from the headmistress as she checked for signs of sarcasm. Finding none, she took the offered chair, floating down into it.

"Of course," she said, now smiling proudly about a dish that she had, at first, been embarrassed to put her name on.

From her newly seated, and relaxed, position, Everly finally had time to notice the dress that Zerda was sporting. She looked at Valentin, raising her eyebrows and flicking her focus from him to Zerda. She was trying to motion to the dress with her eyes. For some reason, she thought that perhaps it had been a dire mistake, and she wanted to spare Zerda the embarrassment of her noticing it.


((Thanks for the layout Pyek. XD And Everly totally has a lot to learn.... ^^))
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Valentin on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:27 pm

Valentin gave Everly's chair a gentle nudge back into position, then crossed to the other side of Zerda and sat himself down. "Wow, really? I didn't know you cooked," he offers, still impressed.

As he was finding a comfortable position in his chair with his knees crossed and both forearms rested on the table in front of him, he caught the look Everly was giving him and he returned it with a bewildered one of his own, following her gaze to Zerda, then back at her.

"What are you.. Ohh." When he looked back again to Zerda, it dawned on him and he tried not to grin, which just made it come out a little crooked. He shook his head, as if to tell Everly not to worry about it. "The dress, right?" He announced despite her discretion. "If you get over the oddness, it's kind of cute."

Valentin tilts his head to the side and smirks as he watches Zerda dig into his meal in his frilly black dress.



(( You're quite welcome! She does, but it's great. xD It's awkward for her, and I do so love putting OCs in awkward situations >3> ~ <3 ))
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Zerda Vulpes on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:52 pm

Zerda admired the tastes of the food as he continued to eat. He gelt a slight ripple in the air that felt uneasy. Slowely looking up he noticed Everly and Valentin exchanging looks, and it worried him a bit. It was as if he was being thought of as a meal. Only to be fed and given preparation to be fed upon. Zerda picked up his head and grabbed the near by napkin whipping off his face and hands. "Uh, excuse me..." He said silently as he stood up and made his way over to the door they came from. He looked back for a moment then bolted out the door in a mad rush of I think I'm about to be eaten thoughts. Running down the halls he began to think to himself, "Why am I running?" He then felt his tail shake slightly in fear and he shrugged as he continued. His tail was one of his little insticts he had built into his body and he never liked to question it, as most times it was right.

Past the dinning hall, vestiblue, and into the library he went. He closed the large doors behind him and ran to the far side of the library. He licked what taste of crab he had on his lips and waited to see if he would be found. To be truthful, he had not paid much attention as to what the front door looked like, as he passed it right on by. Looking around he sniffed the air which held the scent of stale books. This made him sneeze a few times and he shook his head trying to stop. He looked up at the stairs and smiled. "Up up and away!" He said before climbing up the stairs carefully. He took every step carfully so he wouldn't fall, though he didn't know why he would think that. He had climbed rocks for all his life and he didn't have a single problem with them. At the top he waited to see if Valentin would find him. In a way he forgot his fear and was now playing a small game of hide and seek.
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Valentin on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:35 pm

The deer's ears batted forwards with concern when Zerda excused himself. "Is everything al...right?" When the other student suddenly dashed through the doorway, Valentin spared a moment to shoot Everly a slightly panicked look before leaping from his chair. The chair rocked hazardously from the force of him propelling himself away from it, but after a teetering rock, it managed to land safely back on all four legs. "Zerda??" Valentin skirmished around the door before it shut all the way after Zerda's exit, and tore down the hallway after the fox. "Zerda wait!"

He skid into the vestibule, then paused, ears spinning around widely as he tried to make sense of the echoed footfalls the large room resonated back to his sensitive hearing. Zerda was no where to be seen, and Valentin took a steadying breath. The kid would be fine. Sure, it was a humongous building and he could end up anywhere, but surely... No, not surely. Zerda had no idea how to get around this place. Valentin hardly did, even after the several weeks he'd had to explore so far.

Taking another breath, Valentin tried to calm his nerves and rely on his sense of smell instead. He could pick up something not very familiar yet and he recognized it as the other student, and the undeniable scent of floral soap and butter. With his ears still flickering back and forth, he takes off after the scent, eventually leading him towards the library. And that would be just his luck! Cautiously he plants his palms on the large wooden doors and pressed them open. Immediately his nose was bombarded with the smell of old books, dust, moths, and the coal from one of the library's sitting area fireplaces, someone must have had lit earlier in the evening.

The scent of the fox dissipated the further inside he ventured. The only noise was the faintest echo of the rain and the wind outside, and his sight was useless amongst the maze of books. He stood still and waited for any signs, calling out somewhat loudly, but gently, in case something had spooked Zerda into running and he was afraid. "Zerda? Are you in here? It's Valentin.."
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Re: Food.....?

Post  Everly on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:09 am

Everly sat speechless as the two boys ran out of the Breakfast room. She looked down at the unfinished plate of fish, and back up at the breakfast room door, which was just shutting behind the faun as he took off down the corridor. Everly sighed, dropping her hands in her lap. She knew the plate was dirty, and it even crossed her mind that there was no staff to clean it up, but she still felt that she shouldn't have to do it. It made sense, really. She had cooked the food, so why couldn't someone else clean it up?

She stood up, pushing her chair in neatly. One last look at the dirty plate, and she decided to leave it where it lay. Odqura was bound to be around sooner or later, and he would surely clean it up. Besides, she had a nagging feeling that there was urgent business in the vestibule.

She turned her back on the plate, dress swirling slightly as she did, and walked out of the breakfast room.
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