Jellied Eel Shop is a vendor in Lincliff City, right near Lincliff Square, that is notorious for its pies and mash. They also sell a variety of soups, stews and old-style deli sandwiches and even haddock. But they also have stewed and jellied eels if you are daring enough to try it. Beverages include pumpkin juice, tea, coffee, water, and the occasional experimental drink.
Despite the rather unusual name of the shop, Gabriel's favorite spot is this little tucked-away restaurant. Whenever he could, he'd come here to get a quick bite or a full lunch. He'd been too swamped with work to call in to order, so he decided to take a break and come here himself. He's sitting at a spare table, waiting for his food to be ready.
06:32, June 10, 2020 (UTC) | by hara ynaguinid | inspired by vulcankid
She walks into the shop knowing that she's not hungry although she hasn't eaten in hours. She's so hurried in her movements while she headed toward the counter stuffing books in her bag, pulling out and tucking away headphones. She doesn't feel the slight absence of weight or hear the small book that slipped past the others and collided with the floor when she passed the tables.
Time seems to pass slowly as Gabriel waits for his food. His eyes wander over other tables and stray patrons waiting around. When the door opens, Gabriel notices Theda from the corner of his eyes. Her mind seems to be obviously in some sort of other dimension. It's a clear contrast against the serene quietness of the shop space. For a moment, it seems like his number for his order got called. When he turns his head again, Gabriel couldn't help but to notice a lone book on the floor. He didn't think twice before getting up and retrieving it, going to tap Theda's shoulder gently. He has the feeling that it's hers. "Excuse me, is this your book? I found it on the floor lying over there." Gabriel's voice is as soft and gentle as he is.
07:07, June 15, 2020 (UTC) | by hara ynaguinid | inspired by vulcankid
She's not startled in the slightest by the shoulder tap. More embarrassed then anything else that's she's left personal possessions lying around and she refuses to let that show. She glances at the book before looking in his eyes. "... Yeah, it is." She nods then takes the book back. She flips through the pages quickly stopping at a picture tucked between two pages. She lingers momentarily before closing the book and placing it into her bag, with a bit more care. "You didn't have to do that. I'm sure I would've seen it. But, thanks." She extends a hand and introduces herself as she feels its necessary now. "I'm Theda."
His eyes watch as she flips through the pages of the book. He doesn't feel her embarrassment, but is more glad to see her reunited with her stuff. He'd hate to lose anything important. Gabriel shrugs at the dismissal. "Doesn't hurt to have a helping hand once in awhile. Plus, it looked important to you." He takes her hand, shaking it. "I'm Gabriel."
04:38, July 9, 2020 (UTC) | by hara ynaguinid | inspired by vulcankid
She downplays her sentimental attachment to the book, it's the photo inside it that means anything to her. She could fill another in half the time with all the alchemical notations in the world, she'd never get another picture with her sister from that far back ever again. "I've got hundreds of them. It's not that important, I fill at least one every week." She half smirks and glances around the restaurant before she looks back at him. "And, even helping hands can hurt you. Gesture much appreciate though, Gabriel. Was I inerrupting your lunch?"