Subject: All the talk of cakes going wrong made me write something...
Posted on: 2023-05-20 07:47:39 UTC

After the party, Christianne put her hands on her hips and surveyed the damage. "It really could be worse," she remarked.

"You should know better than to say that," scolded her wife with an amused eyeroll.

"This is the worst thing I've ever seen," amended Christianne loudly, for the benefit of the Narrative Laws. "Oh woe! Disaster! How will we ever carry on?"

Eledhwen threw a trash bag at her. "Help me clean up, Lamaendis."

As they went through the flotsam and jetsam of their daughter Muriel's birthday party, Christianne noted that one of the cakes on the table was suspiciously intact. Save for one missing slice, the rest of this bright red cake had been completely untouched.

"Who brought this cake?" she wondered.

Eledhwen looked over, frowning. "I think that one was... Dawn? Or one of her kids. Homemade, I believe."

Christianne pouted. "Why would anyone want to turn down a homemade cake?"

Eledhwen shrugged. "Perhaps there is something wrong with the ingredients. It is bright red."

"Could be red velvet," said Christianne as she grabbed a fork and cut a small slice. "Red velvet's delicious."

"If it was truly delicious, then it would not be here still," Eledhwen pointed out.

"Or no one at the party, our daughter included, has any taste," declared Christianne. "I'll try it."

Eledhwen wrinkled her nose. "Are you sure that is a good idea, dear?"

"I fear nothing," retorted Christianne as she shoved the forkful into her mouth. Within seconds, all of the spices hit her at once, and she spat the cake out onto the table. "Radagast on a bunny sled, what the--?!"

Eledhwen raised an eyebrow as she went over and pushed the cake into Christianne's open trash bag. "What does it taste like, o fearless one?" she asked dryly.

Christianne winced. "Like if someone tried to make chili hot chocolate but forgot the chocolate?"

Eledhwen gave a very un-Eldar-like snort. "Ah. Must have been Zohar's cake."

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