CAPSACIN SHOWDOWN


Alexis is back to his normal self. And his normal taste buds. Which means THERE IS A CHALLENGE TO BE TAKEN UP!!!

Date: 2017-05-18
Pose Count: 50
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 17:04:19 76708
School has just let out for the day. Which probably means that the streets just outside the curry shop are sprawling with the students of varying ages and uniforms-- and some of them are likely even mulling about inside the shop too, for that matter.

When the door suddenly opens with just a bit more force than really required, it doesn't permit someone in a school uniform to enter, however. No, for Alexis Raskoph is wearing an unzipped brown leather jacket over a white button-up and dark-blue jeans, instead -- as if though he didn't stand out well enough already just by virtue of being caucasian.

And from the door, the german teenager at the older end of the spectrum stomps his way through the restaurant, with sheer determination flowing through in not just his steps or his expression alone, but in his whole presence, as if though the air itself was being twisted by the metaphysical force of will alone.

These stomps bring him up to the front counter, where he slams his open-palmed hand down upon the top with the kind of force that would catch the attention of any staff on duty even if they were in the back - and probably all the customers already present too for that matter - and he openly declares thus:

"I'll take the strongest dish you have!!"
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 17:09:22 76709
The declaration is met with.... silence, first. Every last diner in the restaurant turns to stare at the young tough, eyes the size of dinner plates. In a back corner, a trio of girls wearing school uniforms hurriedly begin to whisper among each other, ensuring that Alexis' attempt will become common knowledge in at least two schools by morning tomorrow.

Behind the counter, Rashmi merely sighs, dropping her head into her face. "....Hi," she says with weary 'cheer,' looking back up with an attempt at a smile. "Welcome, have a seat, did you want any *kind* of curry, or did you just want me to fetch the jar of pickled ghost peppers for you to dunk your head in?"
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 17:09:45 76710
The slam of that hand startles one student who's taken up one of the booths closest to the front counter, his books spread out as he's in the middle of studying and snacking on a freshly made sample-tray of samosas. Koji blinks a few times, and then adjusts his glasses as he stares over at Alexis... and then shakes his head as he returns to his math homework.

Sitting next to the younger boy is his phone on a stand, and while music is playing, the picture on it is a pair of rather gaunt figures sitting up and holding hands in a pair of hospital beds, and giving weak smiles. Koji's parents... on the slow road to recovery.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 17:13:20 76711
Listening to Alexis psych himself up for this event has been entertaining in its own right. But Miku has done her best to be encouraging; assuring him that if he just believes hard enough, he can definitely eat that curry.

She's probably going to hell for being so mean, but it was just too funny not to.

Aftter school, she packed her bookbag, then followed after him hastily towards the curry shop. After all, she's liked the place for weeks, and she doesn't have a problem eating th ere. Watching Alexis destroy his tastebuds is too good an opportunity to pack up.

She did not, however, expect the theatrics.

Miku startles as Alexis slams his hand down on the counter, and her eyes widen just a little. "Geeze, Raskoph-kun," she mumbles quietly. "I'm pretty sure they heard you without the yelling."
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 17:16:28 76712
And one group of girls is dispersing just as Alexis comes in, sharing Seishou middle school uniforms and all looking reasonable athletic, they might be members of some kind of school team. One of those girls, Sora, overhears Alexis and immediately facepalms before heading over to him. "Don't do it, you'll wish you didn't live to regret it." She warns.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 17:23:53 76713
"Make it an actual dish!" Alex declares in addendum over Rashmi with a firm, overly-theatrical nod of decisiveness. "Anything else would go against the spirit of this place!" Strangest principles, sometimes.

Miku's words? They prompt him to turn a look to the gruenette with a huff let out through his nostrils. "A man must keep his spirits aligned with the task at hand, Miku!" He goes on saying, with a hand coming up to be held in a fist pointed upwards in front of his chest. "Especially in battle! There can't be faltering!"

The last part is probably directed to Sora just as much as it is to Miku.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 17:30:03 76715
The look on Koji's face is a mixture of Rashmi's sort of tired optimism, and the unbelievable eyetwitch and loose hairs off his braid that definitely says 'Who in the world is this madman...' But then he almost HAS to speak up on this. Looking over to Rashmi, and then back at Alexis. Whatever moment of bravery might be there is dampened by the older boy's rough look, and he looks back at his notepad, and just writes down. -This guy is crazy!-

And then his hand moves of it's own accord as a reply comes! -Wenn er seine eigenen Zaehne verbrennen will, ist das seine Angelegenheit.-
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 17:30:10 76716
...And once again, Rashmi's face is buried in her hands. "Oh lord... Papi?" she calls into the kitchen. "I'm going upstairs to get Mami and the gas mask! I'll be right back, okay?"

"You got it, sunshine!" comes a rough male voice from the kitchen. And then, Rashmi's father emerges; tall and lean, with a thin screen of stubble on his jaw and beetle-black eyes, the man leans casually against the doorframe, looking Alexis up and down. "...A challenger, huh?" The man snorts, a wry smile tugging at one corner of his mouth. "I'm giving you one chance, kid. Order something else, or you're gonna regret it."

"....On the other hand, if you finish the whole bowl? ...Eh. Yeah, you can eat free for a week, long's you don't ask for anything more than three-star." He shrugs, scratching his head, and returns to the kitchen.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 17:31:38 76717
Miku lets out a heavy sigh at Alexis, rolls her eyes, then grabs him gently by the elbow and directs him to a table. "Well, warrior, you're going to at least need to sit down to eat this." She seats herself across from him, and drops her bookbag down beside the chair. "Terios-chan," she calls to the disappearing Rashmi, "can I have the usual chicken korma, as a four?"

Turning back to Alexis, Miku leans in and says, "At the very least, you don't have to be quite so much like an anime character about it. You're causing a scene."
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 17:40:51 76719
Sora rolls her eyes at Alexis's insistence, and takes a seat nearby just to watch. "Don't say I didn't warn you." She then looks towards Miku and adds, "Is that guy your boyfriend? If so..." She shakes her head, like she can't even quite comprehend why anyone would put up with a guy like that.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 17:51:40 76720
All the whispers and looks - amused and frightened and confused alike - seem to all be ignored on the part of Alex. But, the emergence of Old Man Terios brings him to fold his arms together over his chest and bow his head in another rapid series of nods. "I already decided to eat it all before I came here," he claims. "Ain't no turning back after that."

At least he has the sensibility to make to following after Miku for a table after the elbow-tug. "I have *no* idea what you are talking about," he says there, just prior to dropping down onto a seat, with his arms crossing together again. "A Man's Spirit is A Man's Spirit. THat's all."

Sora's comment to Miku he seems to pointedly pretend to not have heard.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 17:55:06 76721
In short order, Rashmi bops back down the stairs, wearing a full-hood gas mask over her school uniform, belted at the neck to keep the secondary seals closed. Behind her, descends a taller, slightly plumper, black-haired version of Rashmi wearing a look of gentle irritation, carrying a jar of opague red jam-like sauce, with only the occasional seed visible amid the red. As Rashmi takes up her place by the kitchen, the older woman stops in front of Alexis, setting down the jar with a *thunk.*

"Now you will hear the rules," she says, her Japanese thick and musical thanks to her accent. "Rule number one: You will pay for your meal now, 8000 yen. We will lose customers because we must air the restaurant out for some hours, and it is likely you will not finish. So. Rule number two: You will order nothing greater than three stars for the next month. Alwys we are happy to have customers return, but I will not be responsible for the poor adulthood you will have after burning away your ability to taste. Rule number three: You *will not touch your eyes while you are eating.* Nor your nose. Do either of these things, and we must call the hospital, because it may be that you will be blinded. *Never. Touch. The eyes.*"

Rashmi's mother tilts her head, and favors Alexis with the sort of smile that makes it easy to tell who Rashmi favors, genetics-wise. "Are these rules understood, challenger-kun?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 17:56:55 76722
"No, he's my cousin, from Germany," Miku replies pleasantly to Sora. She glances at Alexis, then shakes her head and leans back. "My very stupid cousin," she adds as she digs into her bookbag for a homework assignment. Putting a notebook on the table, Miku leans back forward to start reading while she waits for food to be delievered.

"I should video tape this," she adds a few moments later. "It'd do your reputation good to replace the schoolwide memory of the kid and the sink with an image of you choking on your own pride."

Then there's a gas mask brigade, and Miku actually has the sense to look very uncertain about all of this. Hastily, before Alexis can back out, Miku pulls out the eight thousand yen and places them on the table. "Here's for his meal," she says with a smile. "I'll help make sure he doesn't touch his eyes."
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 18:00:04 76723
Koji Silvia's look changes from incredulous to awe as Rashmi's mother shows up, and then to wide-eyed and minor terror when Rashmi ACTUALLY COMES DOWN WITH A GAS MASK.

Ducking his head out of view of anyone else in the place, he murmurs out softly, 'Tyrfing?'

And in his view he sees... <<Lebensunterstutzung engagiert.>>

After a small tri-gram magical seal appears in front of his chest that he can sort of hide by keeping himself leaning on the tabletop, and the shimmer of magic protecting him from things like smoke or fire is invisible to the eye, he comes back up and peeks around the corner to watch what happens here again, his glasses practically glow... and that just hides the stars in his eyes at seeing Rashmi's mother... the spice alchemist...
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 18:14:13 76725
"A man's spirit will get him killed someday." Sora catches the glimmer of magic in the corner of her eye, and thereby notices Koji. Curious, she heads over that way and invites herself to that seat, at a more secure distance from Alexis and the Curry of Doom. "Hi." She greets, softly, trying to look for the source of that magic.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 18:36:29 76727
In contrast to the mix of uncertainty and terror throughout the restaurant upon the GAS MASKS COMING OUT, Alex does not seem the least bit dissuaded. Insted, the jar placed down is regarded with the kind of look given to an age-old enemy of his family, with a generations-old destiny placing him in battle with it.

Amidst this all, even Miku referring to him as her cousin seems to go unnoticed.

"Yes ma'am!" He declares with a firm nod up over to the Mother of Rashmi, and gives the older woman a firm nod when he looks up to her. "I'm ready!"

NO ONE should be ready for this.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 18:41:43 76728
The older woman sighs, shaking her head. "Then may your stomach be kind to you," she says, picking up the jar, and heading back into the kitchen. "For this curry will not."

"So okay," Rashmi says, her voice muffled and echo-y. "It's going to get *really smelly in here.* Everyone who doesn't want to be crying, you have about twenty minutes to eat. Sorry, but... Mami and Papi take their challenges seriously." This prompts, as expected, a rather rushed exodus, with most of the customers talking excitedly amongst themselves as they line up to pay, and then head out the door.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 18:58:19 76730
There's a blink of surprise from Koji as a girl... a NEW GIRL... just suddenly slides into his booth he's been taking up with study, and to allow Rashmi to keep an eye on him because of recent events. He gulps once, and reaches up to adjust his glasses, pushing them up to the bridge of his nose, which causes them to gleam a bit more than they are already. He coughs politely, and then after a moment says, "Oh... Hello."

With eyes slightly downcast, Koji says to Sora in a softer tone, "You... might want to make your order quick. U-unless... you're here to watch... then... I suppose it's allright. I can move my books."

Still leaning forwards to keep the Belkan tri-gram out of view as he reaches over to begin putting his English books away.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 19:00:20 76731
Miku pulls her cell phone out and sets it on the table, using the case she has for it like a stand. She pushes a few buttons, turns it just so, then offers Alexis an absolutely wicked grin. "Last time I saw someone eat anything spicy was th is cute little thirteen year old girl. She ate the whole thing and didn't even sweat. I bet she could eat this stuff you're about to try without any difficulty at all."
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 19:09:53 76733
"What were you doing?" Sora asks, looking around for the magic she is sure she saw, "I saw something glow." There's a faint hint of jealousy on her face, but it's mostly curiousity. Eventually she stops looking, and goes back to staring at Alexis, and at Miku encouraging him to make a poor decision, "I'm Sora Hisakata." She introduces herself, putting a little emphasis on the surname.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 19:22:18 76734
The continued warnings go on unheeded, still. Alex seems... committed, to say the least. That's one word for it.

When Miku brings out the phone, however, he gives her just the faintest bit of a glare. And a more obvious one when the words obviously meant to taunt are said. "Oh laugh it up," he grunts out with a roll of his eyes. "This is about overcoming something of my own, not a competition with others. Maybe you should just eat yours quick so you won't have to deal with the fumes, huh?"
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 19:32:03 76737
A waitress scoots out, teary-eyed, with Miku's order, grinning at the girl despite the spice burning her eyes. 'Boys, right?' She ducks back into the break room, and the still be-gasmasked Rashmi comes out, holding a sealed tray help with heavy rubber gloves. All but marching toward the table, she thunks the tray down in front of Alex. "Remember," she says through the mask, "finish that and you eat free for a week. .... ....." Carefully taking hold of the top of the tray, she unscrews the cover, pulling it away to reveal a tureen of.... well it's hard to tell *what* sort of meat it is, really. It's candy-apple red, the sauce more a glaze that tints the vegetables to a bright red-orange, and *oh my god the smell.*

Anyone not protected, even near the door, immediately gets the urge to cry, sneeze, and possibly scratch out their sinuses. It's *that spicy,* and Rashmi just stands there, expression unreadable behind the shining visor of the gas mask.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 19:35:39 76738
Miku shakes her head just faintly. "Mmm, no, someone has to be here to haul you back to campus when you innevitably pass out and require overnight hospitalization," she tells him with a smile. "The girls and I all talked it over, and I drew the short straw. So I'm here for y--" oh god Rashmi opened the tourine.

Miku's eyes water immediately, and she leans away, squinting just a little. "Geeze, that's ridiculous," she mumbles to herself at the spice. She should have ordered the two for her own; just the smell of Alexis' meal is going to increase the spiciness of her own.

Nevertheless, Miku presses her hands together and declares, "Itadakimasu," before grabbing chopsticks and digging into her meal.

"Ganbatte, Raskoph-kun," she calls to him. "You can do it."
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 19:36:09 76739
There's a minor and momentary panic that Koji tries to cover with gathering up his books... like the self-conversations on paper between himself and Tyrfing in 'Space German' on his notebook, or the fact that there WAS a glow and the little mote is still there with the Shield... let alone the fact that his glasses are catching the occasionally reflection of mana off them as the physical aspect of his Device visible to the world. And he can't talk it off as his cellphone. It's right there with his parents picture on it.

Belatedly, Koji takes his earbuds out, and then nods a couple times, "Oh yes... m-my name is Silvia Koji. I go to Seiyou Public school..." Pausing to turn his neck so he can show the pin for the school, and the rest is cut off as the curry monster is revealed, singing the song of it's people in smell.

With everyone else distraced, Koji doesn't manage to make some excuse in time for Sora to NOT see the minor distortion in the air that turns blue, as the spell filters out the worst of the toxic-effect washes over it.

"Ummm... I... don't... suppose..."
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 19:40:39 76741
"I knew it." Sora says triumphantly, grinning as she seems proud of herself for having figured out that it was magic at work rather than just a weird glimpse or anything else. This even despite the smell, though she looks at the bubble jealously, "Share. This curry is a crime against humanity." She mutters, suddenly feeling a lot unexpected sympathy for Alexis, he couldn't have anticipated it would be this bad, surely. "And no, I don't have magic.' Anymore, but that would lead to awkward conversations.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 19:58:33 76745
"Oh PFFT," Alex promptly sounds out with yet another eyeroll sent Miku's way. "Like some curry is going to do that to me."

And then the lid is off. ANd for just a moment, Alex's determined shell slips away in favor of staring at the dish with platter-sized eyes-- ones that immediately start watering.

"...Whoa," he lets out quietly. "I... didn't think it was physically possible for something to be... *that* strong..." He swallows audibly in an effort to ward off some of the tingling feeling in his sinuses. The provided spoon is slowly taken to be held in a tight fist, pointed upwards for the time being while the hand is left to rest on the table.

Is he having second thoughts about this? Maybe just a small one. For the next several long seconds, he only stares at the curry before him. Brows twitch ever so faintly. Lips twisted downwards into a scowl. If this curry was the Fated Nemesis of the Raskoph Bloodline, then this exact moment is akin to the staredown between the two gunslingers in the seconds leading up to high noon and the draw of their six-shooters.

Twitch. Twitch.

And finally, Alex's eyes widen out further with a sudden burst of determination, and the spoon is all but speared into the nearly-radioactive curry and immediately pulled up with the pile of steaming hazardous material into his mouth with the kind of speed that doesn't leave him with any room for hesitation.

His lips close round the spoon. The spoon is pulled out, sans curry.

In the next instant, the full weight of what he has just undertaken hits in. His widened eyes glaze over. In exactly zero point five seconds, the skin over his face has taken a hue several times over closer to that of deep crimson. Tear ducts damn near explode.

He forces himself to swallow. And right after, his free hand grips itself into the edge of the table while his entire body takes to shaking faintly and his teeth grit each other together. Steam blows out through his nostrils.

".......NnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."

Alex has eaten spicy food grand total of one time before. ANd it didn't end very well then either. Even to a seasoned spicy food enthusiast, this could easily overtake most of them, while Alex's mouth is so unused to spicy food it can't even *comprehend* the concept. Over the course of his life he's been beaten up several times over. Bones broken with baseball bats. Stabbed with knives. Pierced by magical arrows. Impaled by the limbs of a Dusk Zone Creature.

But this, *this* is the worst pain he's felt in his whole life. Even if he is doing his damn best to make it look like it isn't so.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 20:02:10 76747
And on the other side of the counter, there's a dull *thuk* as Rashmi's gloved hand thumps against the visor of her gas mask. Even with protection, it seems, the urge is overpowering.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 20:04:31 76750
Gently, and without judgement, Miku reaches across the table to slide a mug of lassi in front of Alexis. She picks up her own mug and takes a sip, then makes a gagging motion towards his food. Miku is definitely starting to regret the decision to come with him on this trip.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 20:08:17 76752
Yeah, there's no time to cover for it, but also no need as the place is clearing out pretty quick, Rashmi and Miku are pretty much aware of who/what he is, and Koji is realizing that this is causing the other girl some discomfort. So Koji reaches up and touches the side of his glasses, and it makes the reflection shift on them, "Would you mind?"

He can see, but Sora does not spot as in the vision in front of the glasses appears, <<Ja Wohl.>>

The field extends outwards until the booth is now encompassed in it, the faint blue sparkles of the fumes interacting with the barrier caught in the light coming from the windows that it could just be a trick of the senses ot anyone else looking. But that leaves Sora able to smell the flavor without getting hit by the capsicum oil in the air.

Coughing once, Koji says with a slightly embarassed smile, "I'm starting to wonder if..." He stops, "No nevermind... I'd just appreciate if you not say anything, Miss Sora. Please. I don't want to get my parents into trouble."
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 20:22:20 76755
"Sure, I won't say a thing. I know the importance of secrets." Sora promises Koji, if only in recompense to his helping her stay out of these toxic fumes. She takes a deep breath now the air is fine again, and her eyes can stop watering. "I know a fair few magical people, most of them are good people." One of her best friends arguably is not, but that's besides the point.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 20:36:08 76757
When Alex's mouth finally opens again? A cloud of smoke billows it's way out instantly. It's almost as if one could see flames licking upwards from within his throat, too. Tears stream down from the corners of his eyes. Sweat flows along his skin and sticks his hair against his scalp.

But-- even in spite of all this, he doesn't reach for the lassi provided by Miku. Neither does he stop. Instead, he digs out another spoonful of the curry and shoves it down his poor, already-abused gullet.

The shaking increases.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 20:38:29 76759
*thunk* Once again, Rashmi's hand is stopped from her face by the gas mask, but this time it's followed up by a sigh. "Raskoph-san," she says, breaking the relative silence of the nearly empty restaurant, "the bathrooms are to your left, just before the stairs. Please go there the *minute* you feel like you need to, and don't wait? Believe me it's only going to make it more miserable for everyone, otherwise."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-18 20:38:44 76760
When Alex ignores the Lassi, Miku makes a noise of disgust and rolls her eyes.

That was a mistake. "Ugh!" she declares, then picks up her lassi and slides out of the seat. "I'll be back." She leaves the phone there, recording.

Stepping away from Alexis, Miku moves to the doorway to catch a breath of fresh air. There she settles in to sip her lassi and grumble about stubborn boys.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 20:45:52 76763
Once more comes the return of the twitchy-eyed 'Really?!' face on Koji, and then he turns his head back to look at Sora, taking a long sigh (which he can thanks to the atmosphere barrier), and looks... almost offended.

Sitting back, so that the glow of the triangle-shaped magical seal floating above his chest can be seen by her, he say, "This is stupid. Whoever... whoever he is? He's being an idiot. The... The..." He stumbles for the words for a moment, frustration building, and then just slumps, "Food isn't supposed to be about dares, or stupidily hurting yourself... it's supposed to be about family, and feeling good. It's the one thing that makes people who don't always like each other sit down with each other. I... it just annoys me to see this! And worse... he's torturing himself just to prove he's a tough guy. AND?!"

The last word coming out perhaps a BIT too loud...
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 20:49:36 76764
"It's because he's a boy. Boys are stupid." Sora answers in explanation of Alexis's behavior, utterly unconcerned with the fact the person she's talking to is also a boy. She seems a bit cuious about how this is going to pan out, "Anyway, I'm curious. What kind of magic do you have?" She asks, seeming to have been unable to figure that much out on her own yet. "Don't have to answer me if you don't want to."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 21:04:47 76768
"MMMHMMM!" Alex sounds out past his ground-together teeth in attempted response to Rashmi's advisory, after swallowing the second spoonful.

This is where he has to stop for a moment. The spoon is stabbed into the curry and let go of so that he can grip at the table with both hands-- and he nearly doubles over right there, with a sound awfully akin to a whimper rumbling along his throat. Steam flows through whatever gaps it can find between his teeth and lips, his shoulders heavy rapidly with his panting breaths.

...And yet he has to keep going from there. After a few seconds spent in that pause, his head snaps up with an expression of renewed vigor - albeit the effect of which is lessened by his reddened, sweat-riddled and teary face - and he takes the spoon up once more. This time it's not just one mouthful at a time, though. The instant more of the curry is deposited into his maw, he's immediately swallowing and shoveling MORE into his mouth. Apparently he decided he's best off going through this in rapid-fire.

Wether or not this is going to end well for him in the long run remains to be seen.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 21:06:19 76769
"Oh lord this is going to be a disaster," Rashmi murmurs, scooooooooting toward the door to the kitchen.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 21:07:18 76770
Koji Silvia just turns off the picture on his phone and the MP3 program that was streaming jazz for him... and starts to check for the closest local hospital, "Ummm..." He say as he tries to address Sora, "I don't really do it. My... friend... does it. I'm just a sort of... well... conduit." Trying to explain as vaguely as he can, as his glances keep going to Alexis...
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 21:29:46 76774
"I see." Sora does not, in fact, see. It's clear on her facial expression, she's not making a point out of it, though. Instead, she writes down her phone number, "I know a bunch of magical people, call me if you ever need help?" She suggests, and then she goes back to watching Alexis kill his intestinal tract with a mixture of horror and amusement.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 21:51:30 76778
...And soon enough, by some miracle, the bowl hs been emptied by Alex's stubborn self. Once the last drop of sauce has dripped down his throat, he finally lets go of the spoon to drop it into clattering long the circular inset of the bowl.

And thus, Alex's hands slam down against the table to help support his weight again, and his mouth opens up to let out a pained "Hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--" that *somehow* manages to still sound victorious. Nevermind that every single orifice of his is letting out smoke and his face is just about as red as a chili pepper.

... At least he managed to eat it all if nothing else.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 22:02:57 76781
*thunk* goes the hand against the gasmask again, and as soon as Alex finishes the bowl, she whisks it away from the table. "PAPI, HE FINISHED IT! I THINK HE'S ABOUT TO LIGHT ON FIRE THOUGH!"

The activity in the kitchen *ceases.* "....He what." Breath mask fitted over his face, Old Man Terios ambles out of the kitchen again, just.... staring.... at Alex. After awhile, the silence is broken. "...Boy you look fit to explode. Get on to the bathroom, food's on us this week. But don't ever order that again, yeah? Can't even draw spectators."
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 22:06:59 76782
While Koji is caught staring in wild-eyed amazement that a girl has given him her PHONE NUMBER... despite the fact that it's more magical world business... he suddenly looks up, and frantically begins to pack up, and says, "We need to leave... Now..."

And to make that littel declaration more poignant, there's a flicker in the air, and for a few moments, the pair are blasted with the tear-inducing power of super-5-star-curry power of youma-like potency!
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 22:15:12 76784
And that blast of air is enough to convince Sora that, yes, they need to leave right now. She pinches her nose and starts running, hoping to make it outside before it can get /too/ bad, because unlike a certain boy responsible for this whole mess, Sora does not enjoy torturing herself one bit.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-18 22:26:17 76785
By the time Old Man Terios makes his way out to look, Alex has ended up slumped backwards against his side of the booth-- and his head is trying very hard to make an impression of a chimney.

".............m'fine..........." is, perhaps, unsurprisingly, the strained answer he gives the man initially, too. And probably also unsurprisingly it is promptly followed by a faint whimper of a sound at the very base of his throat.

...The lassi Miku had offered earlier is grabbed now, though, and poured down his throat.
A Siberian cat 2017-05-18 22:30:05 76786
While Koji and Sora -nope- right on out of there in the aftermath of Alexis' curry-induced insanity, he has to backpedal and grab the number off the table, stuffing it into the pocket of his school uniform coat. Bolting for the door, he seems oddly frantic about it, and is out and dropping his bookbag next to Sora and Miku as he rounds the corner for the alley, "PardonmesorryIneedtobesomeplacereallyquick."

It all gets blurted out really quick as he goes out of view and there's only a single sound after a patter of running feet...

*POP*
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-18 22:36:25 76788
Old Man Terios raises an eyebrow, leaning in to snatch a platter of naan from a nearby counter in the kitchens, and thunks it onto the table. "I ain't gonna argue no more," he drawls, "cos I know your type, kiddo. But if you don't remember nothin' else from today, remember this; stupid hot food don't prove nothin' to no one. Only reason we got any at all, is even idiot kids're paying customers. Hurry on up an' finish that, then clear out. We gotta freshen the place up now, we'll be closed for the next few hours."

*thunk* comes the now-familiar sound from the kitchen. "Rashmi, sweetie, *stop tryin' ta rub your eyes!*"

"I'm tryyyyyying Papi!" Rashmi can be heard, plaintive not really matching her voice very well. "But I can't heeelp iiit!"
Cute Witch Kazeko 2017-05-18 22:50:25 76789
Sora picks up Koji's bag and chases after him, then the boy she was talking to is going and all there is seems to be a cat, and there's a severe sounding sigh. "Another one?" She sounds a mite annoyed, and reaches out for the cat, "If you're Silvia-san, you're going to need to talk to my cousin." She mutters annoyedly, seeming to think this entire scenario too much of a bother to want to deal with.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-19 00:03:41 76796
"That's..." Alex begins with a weary, teary-eyed look sent sidelong after Old Man Terios. But unsurprisingly, he isn't exactly in any kind of state to want to be arguing all that much about things and stuff at the moment.

...And even more predictably, a grand total of ten seconds later, he does burst up from his choice of seating, and moves on to make rapid way for the direction given for the bathrooms.

Oh boy.
Rashmi Terios 2017-05-19 00:05:53 76797
And with Alexis confined to the bathroom for an indeterminate length of time, Old Man Terios ambles to the door, hanging a (CLOSED FOR FUMIGATION) sign on the glass door, and makes his way to the supply closet. Time to bust out the industrial-grade Febreze, and possibly a flamethrower...
A Siberian cat 2017-05-19 00:09:18 76798
A Siberian cat ends up sitting on his haunches as he gets all but admonished by the purple-haired girl, and flicks his tail in mild irritation before saying, "It's not like that at all, Miss Sora... I promise." He looks at his bag and then back, "I'll be back to normal in a few minutes... if you want you can leave my bag here. I swear, it'll be fine. But thank you for being concerned." And to mirror his words, he butts his head against her reaching hand.