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All your coffee are belong to Gabe!

Location: The Cravat
Time: N/A. (Though for all intents and purposes it is morning.)


This morning, as with many mornings, Gabe's first thought was one word. This one word was 'coffee.' He carefully extricated himself from his and Jeannot's bed, making sure not to wake his love as he did. He left the room quietly and went down the stairs, looking for any new room, hopefully one containing a coffee-maker and some grounds. As luck ((or possibly the BC's inherent MKCSR powers)) would have it, the first room he decided to explore was the kitchen, the coffee-maker on the counter like a gift from G-d. He only had to look through two cupboards before finding the coffee grounds and cups, and he set about making it, humming Chelsea Hotel #2 very loudly to himself. Once done, he sat upon the counter, impatiently watching it percolate.

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simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
"Yes, but. . ." Holmes shook his head, not wanting to admit exactly how old fashioned he could be about some things. "I suppose I ought to wake Watson," he remarked, valiantly trying to change the subject. "If we let him sleep he'll do it until evening tomorrow."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
The toast popped. It wasn't toasted at all, and Gabe pushed it back down rather angrily. "Wake him if you like," he told Holmes. "I suppose he'll be wanting some coffee as well?"
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kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Gabe very politely pretended not to notice how Jeannot jumped as the toast popped. "Bel," he said, "can you get me four mugs, for coffee?" He paused and turned to Holmes. "Unless there's someone else lurking around or if someone else shall be joining us?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
"I should hope not," said Holmes, staring fixedly at the toast. He was just as alarmed as Jeannot, but making rather more of an effort not to show it. "I'll go upstairs and get him, then." He turned on his heel out the door, then popped his head back in to add wryly, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends."
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kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
"Coffee's not so expensive, really," Gabe replied. "At least not in my time. I mean, even I could afford it." He shrugged and kissed Jeannot's cheek before turning away to pour the coffee. "I don't, mind you," he added. "Free coffee is one of the perks of working at a coffee shop." He picked up the mug he has deemed as his (it had a fractal printed upon it) and took a sip. "It's good coffee," he said, offering the mug to Jeannot. "Strong."
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
From upstairs was the sound of someone throwing something - probably a shoe - at someone else. A door slammed, and Holmes trooped dejectedly back into the kitchen. "Our cause has been defeated, I fear."
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simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
"Watson," said Holmes bitterly, "is fine. My dignity, however, is another matter. And yes, he may well talk to you." He sighed and leaned against the counter, then reached for a mug.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Gabe took the mug back from Jeannot, giving him another kiss as he did, still tasting the lingering coffee flavor in his mouth, and just shook his head at Holmes. "You weren't even up there for five minutes," he said, almost impressed. "What the hell did you say?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
"I said good morning," Holmes reported, "and then he threw his left shoe at me." He poured himself some coffee, shaking his head. "He is excessively angry, although I don't know about precisely what." He had a fairly good idea, though, and that was only making him more miserable.
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simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
"What? Oh, yes, yes you may." Watson was sitting unhappily on the bed, one of his shoes on the floor beside him, the other lying just near the doorway.
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simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
"No, not at you," Watson laughed. "I'd offer you a seat, but there's only the cot." He smiled, putting on an immediate façade, mostly out of old Victorian habit. "Is there breakfast downstairs?"
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simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
"Certainly," Watson said, still smiling with an inspired arificiality. "I am always quite hungry in the mornings." Unfortunately, he often also ended up weeping in the mornings, particularly where Holmes was concerned, and this was beginning to make itself uncomfortably evident. He wiped a tear away in a manner which he hoped was subtle. It wasn't.
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kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
"Wow," Gabe said, truly impressed, once Jeannot had left. "You really fucked up. Good show." It was unclear whether he was being sarcastic or not.
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
"That is correct," Holmes said, sipping his coffee. "I'm fairly certain I know what I've done, but if I'm wrong, I don't want to inform him." He groaned.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
"He knows about your friend, back in the bar," Gabe replied. "If that's what you mean." There was an awkward silence until the toast popped again, interrupting it. It was burnt. Gabe swore.
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
"I thought that was what it was." Holmes buried his head in his hands. "Let this be a lesson to you, Rosenberg," he said thickly, "Never believe someone who says that they are not interested in romance."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Gabe laughed. "Do you really think you should be the one giving me the advice?" he asked, taking the toast out with his fingers and staring at it. "It's burnt," he stated. "Want it anyhow?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 28th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
"It's not for me," Holmes replied, glancing up through his fingers. "I don't eat much. Watson, however, does. On the subject of advice, however -" He sat up, glaring at Gabe. "Have you any for me?"
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