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The Calm Before the Storm, 2
Angel slammed the main door to the kitchen open.
Sanji was at the stove, dressed in his chef's whites and grilling a special piece of salmon. He jerked and looked around, his eye widening.
"Angel, what's wrong?"
"Some of our patrons are not as gentlemanly as others," she hissed. Her antennae were flicking back and forth and she was a darker shade of blue than usual. Sanji flipped the chunk of fish onto a plate, garnished it and slid it across to her even as he spoke. His tone was low and deadly.
"Did someone offend you, love?"
"You might say that."
Sanji whisked his outer apron off so he was pristine white, took off the hat on his head and followed her out into Baratie's.
Angel flicked an antennae over to a table where two rough-looking neopians sat before she walked over to serve the salmon to their customer. One was a zafara and the other appeared to be a very scruffy ogrin. They were laughing racously even as the cook approached.
"Good day, gentlemen," Sanji murmured
The Calm Before the Storm, 1
Baratie toddled into the kitchen holding a battered lemon plushie in one paw.
The island zafara jumped slightly and whirled around.
"Hey, kiddo, you're not supposed to be up this late."
"I hadda bad dream that I went back to the Lab Ray and then I tried to see where Mommeh was and she's not there!" The little aisha blurted this out tearily while Loot whined. Even Plunder seemed subdued and didn't try to bite Sanji when he knelt down to pet Baratie's head.
"It's all right - she probably just went to the bathroom or something, you know?"
"I tried there," he whimpered.
Sanji frowned briefly, blowing a small cloud of thoughtful smoke at the ceiling. The fan sucked this up greedily, wafting the cigarette smoke away from the little aisha.
"You probably just missed her. Really, Barrie, it's all right." He patted him again. "Go get into bed and I'll be right there to tuck you in."
"I know. It's okay, I'll send her as soon
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