May 8th, 2013


Food and Family (Karl, Locke)

"Okay." Karl said. He went back to the refrigerator and took out the lettuce and some of the other vegetables. He looked in the door and saw several dozen eggs there. "There are eggs," he said.
"Great," Locke replied.
"I don't think they're hard boiled though." He didn't think people boiled eggs and then put them back in the carton. These were all in holders that were the equivalent to egg cartons. He took a few out and turned them around in his hand. They seemed raw to him.
"I wouldn't expect them to necessarily be boiled," Locke said. In fact, he'd be rather surprised if they already were. "But that's no big deal. We can actually boil them in the water after the potatoes are done."
"Okay," Karl replied. He would also be okay with forgetting the eggs entirely.
He closed the refrigerator. "Would that work?" he asked. "Won't the eggs be too hot if we cook them now?" He thought eggs needed to be chilled to be used in a salad. Especially one with a mayonnaise based dressing. (Thinking about that made him wonder about the potatoes as well. Warm potato salad didn't sound very appealing to him.)
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An Unexpected Journey (Tom>Richard)

"Thanks for doing this," Richard said.

"Yeah, sure," Tom said with a shrug.

"And for trusting me." He felt that was a big thing and he knew Tom didn't have to do it. He sat down at the table.

Tom glanced at Richard. He wasn't so sure he trusted him, but he was willing to give him a chance.

"Is there anything else you want me to do?" he asked. He preferred to be told in circumstances like this rather than assuming or acting too familiar. (He felt like he was a guest rather than someone visiting a friend and he didn't want to overstep any bounds.)

"You could pour some juice," Tom replied. "There's some OJ in the fridge." The eggs were done and he brought them and the bacon to the table. He then went back to butter the toast. "Why are you doing this anyway?" he asked Richard. "Helping me find Ben.

Richard got the bottle of juice out of the refrigerator. He filled two small glasses. "It's the right thing to do," he answered Tom.

Placing the toast on the table, Tom looked at Richard. The right thing? Why would he ever do anything for Ben after everything he'd done to him?

"I may not agree with Ben or like what he does but I don't want to see him hurt either." He couldn't deny that Ben deserved some comeuppance for the things he had done but he knew that violence wasn't the answer and wronging him didn't solve anything.

Tom nodded and sat down at the table. He knew he needed to be careful that he didn't allow this conversation to go too far. "You better sit down and eat before your eggs get cold."
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