Challenge: Guava #23 - More Than You Can Chew / aproberts birthday prompt "A character leaves out an important ingredient, either on purpose or by accident."
Extras: Pocky, Malt
Word Count: 100
Summary: DellaRosa has stealthy ways to get his revenge on Chime.
Notes: Not what I was intending to write, but never mind eh? Birthday prompt from 2010 - not forgotten, just waiting for the right time. *g*
Heat radiated steaming tendrils from the bowl. The pale, mashed contents looked uninteresting but looks weren’t everything. Ignoring the temperature he piled a spoonful into his mouth and—
Choked. “The hell?”
“What?” Beside him a pilot turned, wide-eyed. “Something wrong?”
Chime gestured, grimacing; a curious spoonful vanished into the pilot’s mouth. “...That’s disgusting.”
From the serving hatch, DellaRosa’s laugh filled the canteen. Silence fell, as did several stares - including DellaRosa’s - on the furious Chime.
He’d told everyone.
“You bit off more than you could chew there,” the pilot laughed.
Chime glowered at his meal, and ate it anyway.