(2016-08-21) Dinner for Three
Dinner for Three
Summary: Mon and Avery have dinner with Gabriel after a hard day's work.
Date: 2016.08.21
Related: None

SGA Club House ShadyGlenApartments
Sun Aug 21, 2016 — Sun Aug 21 20:22:18 2016

This large building dominates the center of the complex. The rear wall is predominatly windows, but the glass is gone and has been replaced for the moment be screening. It serves several purposes. First and for most it is a gathering spot where the apartment residents can socialize and gather for various reasons. There is a large sitting area, with sofas and chairs surrouding a large marble coffee table. They all sit within a comfortable distance of a large fireplace which has a large flatscreen TV hanging above it. Adjacent to that is a small kitchette area, separated by a marble topped bar with barstools sitting in front of it.

On the other side of the large gathering area is a small office area, accessed by a windowed door where the manager and apartment staff did there business for the day. There is also another windowed door that leads to a small fitness room with the usual workout machines as well as some nautilus machines and free weights.

It seems the clubhouse has a few occupants, three cats. Two calico cats and one gray striped. They are always seeking attention. The gray is named Ramses, the others are Sweetie and Pickles.

Set in its own little area is what can be considered a workstation, but instead of a computer is an old HAM radio. Old but fully functional. Someone can usually be found monitoring it at all times of the day and night. Note pads, pencils and various other small trinkets litter the desk around the radio.

It is summer. The weather is cool and dust_storm.

Gabriel - Blind guy with wavy brown hair.
Monica - 5'7, slender but getting enough to eat, finally. Early 20s. She has blond hair, and if you can see her face, it's a mass of varicose veins.
Exits: [O] Shady Glen Apartments [P] Patio

Special: +detail - Details available

<FS3> Monica rolls Mechanic: Good Success.
<FS3> Avery rolls Mechanic: Success.
<FS3> Monica rolls Welding: Success.
<FS3> Monica rolls Machining: Success.

Monica comes in with Avery. For some, at least, it might be the most animated they've seen her, gesturing with her hands and smiling. "…I can't believe how well the board claw works. That thing you put together out of the car suspension parts was absolutely aces. I figure tomorrowish we can start it up, run to a safe distance and let it run for a while, and if nothing blows up, we can find some logs to try. Virgil's gonna be a happy man, and a happy carpenter is a good thing for everyone."

"Yeah, we need to rig a plexiglass blast shield or something so you can see it and be shrapnel proof." Avery says rolling her coveralls top around her waist and tying the arms. She's got a shirt and shorts on under them. "Are there buildings in need of repair or something?"

<FS3> Gabriel rolls Cooking: Great Success.

Using whatever is at his disposal in terms of food as well as equipment, so when those out working comes back there is good food waiting for them. Both when it comes to taste as well as nutrition, while being smart with rations. So when Monica and Avery are arriving the smell of food greet them as Gabriel finished not too long ago, having the lid on and letting it cool down some. Hearing the voices has him giving a nod in their direction. "Hello." Then Trouble, the dog, is quick to move to greet Monica before greeting Avery as well.

You say, "Well, I owe him for one thing. He patched up the roof over the machine shop, and I promised him a saw mill so he could get some real work done without having to split the logs into lumber by hand. I'm also hoping to have him expand the shop, maybe with another trailer or two and just tie it in. I dunno, maybe tie them together and use them for the foundary or the chemical shop. Although we might want the chemical plant a little further out of town, in case something bad happens… she pauses to look at Avery. "Hey, if we can find plexiglass, I'm all for it. Maybe steal bullet proof glass from the bank or the police station. I doubt anyone's robbing anyone there any time soon." The scent hits her as we enter the clubhouse. Her stomach growls immediately. "Oh… my… god. That smells fantastic. Hey hon." Then the dog arrives and demands pets and it's all friendly… "Avery… this is Gabriel, cook extraordinare. If you wonder how game meat becomes the wonders you're smelling… he's the reason. This here is Trouble, his dog."

"Oh. Hi." Avery tells the man awkwardly and offers her hands to the dog with much less awkwardness. "No kidding. We should work out circulating air before a chem shop-air will be important…so will a way to put out chemical fires, could raid the school for that. Plexiglass in the squad cars if they have it, or at the bank could work." She agrees. "Might not hurt to see if the bank vault has one of those beefy doors-could test explosives in a vault." She grins at the idea. "Man, our world is so topsy turvy."

Gabriel smiles, "Hi, good day?" He asks Monica, as she seems happy. As for her compliments, he chuckles. "That's me." Is all he says, leaning against the counter. "The food is ready if you both are hungry." He offers as his smile is turned towards Avery as well. "Pleased to meet you." In case they haven't had a chance to properly introduce one another.

Monica leans against the other side of the counter and gently takes Gabe's head with one hand, and presses her lips to his. "Avery's new. She's a farmgirl mechanic." The relief Mon says that with is palpable to anyone listening. Help… and company too. "She's cool. So what am I smelling here and yeah, I'm starving."

"Nice to meet you." Avery says and looks from the dog to the couple. "I'm not that good. Only had a few years at it with my dad in the shop." She admits. "The food smells good. Better than unseasoned squirrel."

Gabriel ahs and nods, "Pleasure to met you, Avery." Grinning at Monica's words, "You always are. Mainly it's a few things that we had stocked up. Just played around and made something interesting with it all." Nodding as he listens to Avery's words as well. "Any help is accepted happily, I am sure." He assures her. "I hope it is, it should give you new strength as well, I do try and make sure that you get what you need for the hard work and what you need per day, nutrition wise."

You say, "And yeah, beats the hell out of living on squirrels. I lived on road kill way too long." She looks at Gabriel, even though he can't see her. "You want to join us for dinner?" She gets a plate for herself and hands one to Avery, along with some silverwear."

Taking the plate, Avery looks between the two and follows along quietly. "Yeah, squirrels and gas station food was getting pretty old." She murmurs and just does her best to tail Monica around like a puppy.

Gabriel chuckles and nods, "Go ahead." Moving to join them for food as well. With Trouble running around at their legs, without being in the way. "I am quite sure that this should be better. However you could use those things to make tasty food as well." He suggests.

Monica gets some of the food, whatever it is today, and finds a place to sit down that has enough chairs for everyone. Checks her holster to make sure her pistol's not going to fall out on the floor. She does it with a small sigh. Pretty soon she's going to be replacing her '58 Remington, hopefully with a CP-1 pistol, but the old replica has served well. She gets nostalgic about the wierdest things. When everyone else has sat (her parents did raise her with some manners,) she'll eat quietly. It takes her a long time, and the close observer might note that she chews with the teeth on only one side of her mouth.

Following Monica to the table, Avery is still a little wild, or her appetite is. She scarfs down her food before anyone can take it and lets out a breath when she finally breathes. Looking at Monica and Gabriel she smiles sheepishly and sits at the table unsure what to do or say now.

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