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Spice by Mysterious Jedi

Author: Mysterious Jedi
Title: Spice
Rating: PG
Theme: Some Like it Hot
Elements: 144 words exactly
Author's Notes:
Summary:
Pippin tries Haradren cuisine
Word Count: 144



Pippin was anxious to try the Haradren cuisine at the new inn. As the serving lass took his order, she asked “mild, medium, or hot?”

“Hot, please.” Pippin replied. He liked spicy food.

When the food came, the young hobbit enthusiastically attacked it. It was delicious, but awfully hot. Nevertheless, he finished the whole serving, because it would be a disgrace for a hobbit not to clean his plate.

Pippin was convinced his mouth was on fire. He had never eaten anything that spicy before in his whole life. He gulped down his ale, but it did not seem to help. He ate piece after piece of the garlic flavored flatbread that was on the table, but his mouth still refused to stop burning.

The serving lass noticed his distress. “You probably should have ordered mild or medium instead. Still, some like it hot!”

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garnet_took
Jul. 20th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! Reminds me of these two friends of mine when I was in college who insisted on ordering the hottest dish on the menu and eating it with tears in their eyes and sweat on the foreheads.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
LOL! There's a surprising number of people who will do that.
shirebound
Jul. 20th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Adorable use of that line! Poor Pip! But I'll bet it was delicious.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
It probably was. I hope it was worth it for Pip!
foxrafer
Jul. 20th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
This is great. I have felt Pippin's pain myself (*g*) and you show that never-ending burn really well.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
LOL. Do you recognize the voice of experience?
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mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Indeed, poor Pip. I'm sure his mouth cooled down eventually.
dreamflower02
Jul. 21st, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Poor Pip! But what can you expect of an adventurous Took except to try new things?
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
This Took in particular!
blslarner
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Cute! Very cute! Poor Pippin--probably needs some plain bread and milk to put out the fire!
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm sure he would love cold milk especially!
rhapsody11
Jul. 21st, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Wonderfully done! This feels so like Pippin to me: insatiable curiosity, hobbity honour and persistance. Poor lad, I hope he managed to cool the sensation in his mouth soonish.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm sure it cooled down eventually. Hey, at least he got a cultural experience outof it!
virtuella
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. This reminds me of a similar incident with my husband at an Indian restaurant. We actually amused ourselves by imagining the headlines in the newspaper the following day: "Reckless Young Scotsman Explodes"!
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Haha! This is actually based on my parents' experience. They used to live in Mexico, so they didn't think spicy would be a problem, but apparently Indian spicy is different from Mexican spicy!
gamgeefest
Jul. 22nd, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
LOL! *sends Pippin some watermelon* :D

This reminds me of some salsa a friend made once. It was sooo hot, I was sweating bullets, but it was sooooo good I couldn't stop eating it! :P I know exactly how Pippin feels!
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Glad you can relate!
lindahoyland
Jul. 22nd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Poor Pippin.This made me smile.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Poor Pippin indeed! I'm glad this made you smile.
harrowcatliz
Jul. 22nd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
I like spicy but mild! Loved this ficlet!
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
I think Pippin might agree with the "mild" part after this encounter!
nancylea57
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
we asked my sister why she kept eating her diablo chicken and all she could get past the tears is 'but its so good.'
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
That's a totally valid reason!
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