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"Cook good." she says firmly.
"Fire best. Cold food bad."
Her expression is so serious I can't help but to laugh.

She frowns, maybe insulted a little.
She says in her language something that I feel adds up to:
I'm sticking with you until you teach me everything.

It's all I can do not to cry in turn.
But I don't know anything!

Once I run out of half-remembered stuff
from high school science and home economics,
she might get bored and leave.
I don't know what I'll do then.

There's only so many ways to use fire
If you can't broil, boil it.
Or bake it, or fry it.
If I could just figure out how to find oil.

At least I managed to explain
that while we both like spicy foods,
what stings a mermaid's tongue
might be outright poison to me.
No more anemones please.

Oooh! I miss it so much.
Peppers! And other spices!
Curry and potatoes and rice and white onion!
And a decent wok for cooking anything.
And coffee! Give me back my coffee!
This is too cruel!

Curse you alien space bats!

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Last update on March 22, 11:43 pm by Carlo Marco Alfonso.
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