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Ben Wade ([personal profile] almosthonorable) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2012-01-26 01:09 pm

[ happy hour ]

Ben Wade is greeted with a handful of surprises when he enters the bar.

One is delicious.

Another is unexpected, to say the least.

And the last, well. He never minds this particular request so much.

"Happy to," he tells the counter, while he withdraws what's sure to be a spectacular cherry tart from the basket at his elbow. "As long as you don't mind me askin' a favor of you."

A napkin appears.

"Now that's just lewd," he says, smirking. "Flattered as I am, I'll have to say no, ma'am. What I need is for you to hold on to a couple things for me -- if you'd be so kind, of course."

Moments later, Ben's signature black hat and his infamous gun are in Bar's care, where they'll remain for the next few weeks, if not months.

He gives the bartop an affectionate half-smile before rounding the counter, rolling up his shirtsleeves as he goes.

Not long afterward, the specials board bears his uniform scrawl.

milk punch
bourbon coffee

While he waits for customers, he helps himself to that tart -- which is, predictably, delectable -- and a glass of milk punch.

[ ooc: open for business all day and most of the evening, y'all. have at! and we're closed for the night, as of 11:03 p.m. EST — thanks for tagging, everybody! I'll pick up slows asap tomorrow for all who want 'em. ]
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-26 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
She laughs, shaking her head. "No way, Ben Wade."

"This is Terry, my apprentice's son. I'm just taking care of him while his mother is visiting family down in Redtree, and the bar decided to show up."

It's... good that July has grown close to Paulie's mother since Paulie's death. They both needed the support.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-26 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not yet," Rae grins. "Maybe when he's more used to solid foods."

"How have you been?"
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Not at all! She knows nothing! >_>

"Do you, now?" she asks, her smile completely guileless. "Well, I'm sure they're glad it's appreciated."

Also, it's Ben.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
She laughs. "Oh, I suspect the gesture would be very welcome, since it's coming from you, Ben."

"But," Rae allows, failing to hide a smile, "if they take offense to you buying them a drink, you can blame me for advising you to go ahead."

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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
"I'd really appreciate it," she admits. "He's gone through a growth spurt lately, and is heavy as lead."

Extreme exaggeration, but still. The kid has done little but eat and sleep and fuss due to teething troubles, lately.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Thanks, Ben," she smiles, settling Terry gently down onto the makeshift bed. The boy shifts a little, but doesn't wake.

"I don't blame Bar for taking a nap; I wouldn't mind one, either. Do you have anything with caffeine that isn't coffee back there?"
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
Her grin says clearly that she can tell he's out of his element, but also that she won't tease him about it.

Not too much, at least.

"Tea would be great," she replies, sweetly.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
"She's all right," replies the baker, smiling slightly at Ben's moment of indecision. "Worn out, but no more than usual."

Small children are actually less of a hassle than dealing with SOF.

"How about you?"
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
See her put her head down on the bar, groaning.

"I'm awake, Ben, I swear."

Caffeeeeeeeeeeeine. When she lifts her head again, she's reaching for the tea.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Rae makes a face, dry. "Alien technology, clearly."

Yes, Ben, she knows she's short on sleep. Rae is well-aware.

"I'll stick with my caffeine, I think. Hopefully it'll make a difference. I need to stay awake in case the kiddo needs something."

And she doesn't want to chance waking the poor kid with her nightmares.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Rae suspects he's fibbing.

It wouldn't be the first time.

Today also won't be the first time Ben holds a baby.

Sorry, Ben. :(

"Forgive me if I don't take you up on the offer," she deadpans with a moderate eye-roll at the outlaw. "But the offer, such as it is, is appreciated."

So is the tea, to judge by how she's holding it, inhaling the steam between sips.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2012-01-27 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Only about three hours so far, this afternoon," she says. "Kyoko took care of him this morning while I was in the bakery. I have the afternoon shift off, so it's my turn now, until July gets back from Redtree around five this evening."

Ever since Paulie's death, July refuses to be caught away from home after sunset.

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