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Hannibal's House, (and More or Less Also Jono's), Monday Afternoon
Okay, so it had been decided that they were to make cookies. Double chocolate chip, which, though Jono wasn't exactly a fan, Hannibal had assured him they had ingredients for, and Alluka had requested specifically. With those big bright eyes of her. Jono was still a sucker for big girl eyes. Especially after the string of somewhat distressing questions that came before.

So, before long, through the front door came a small parade that involved Alluka and a small army of stuffed toys taking up the lead, and one Jono, being pulled along behind by one hand.

//Hannibal, we're home!//

Please, please have a good cookie recipe.

[OOC: For the two mentioned! Or texts or phone calls or whatever, too.]

that_oldsaying

2016-02-15 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Alluka dropped Jono's hand only long enough to wriggle out of her boots and place them properly all lined up.

"Dr. Lecter, Dr. Lecter!" she cried. "Come look at my new friends!"

And likely get a hug. Of course.

never_dull

2016-02-15 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal finished tying on his apron and came out to meet them, grinning at the sight.

"Well, hello there. You seem to have quite a few." He held out his arms for a hug. Or to catch the nearest stuffed animal, if she'd rather.

furnaceface

2016-02-15 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

//And only one of them is my fault,// Jono offered, because he was helpful that way. //Alluka made the rest of those friends without my help.//

Well. She didn't make them. Technically. But at least one of them did look handmade.

that_oldsaying

2016-02-15 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

How about both? Both was good!

Alluka flung herself into Hannibal's arms, along with all her toys. One of which was an obnoxiously large stuffed dinosaur.

(Blame Jono for that one, Hannibal.)

"Everyone got them for me," she said happily. "I have so many more friends now!"

never_dull

2016-02-15 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

"It's good to have friends." Hannibal's voice was only slightly muffled by the dinosaur in his face.

He smiled at Alluka and smoothed a hand over her hair. "I understand we're making cookies. Double chocolate chip?"

furnaceface

2016-02-15 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

//That's what the lady requested,// Jono replied, taking a moment to commit this mental image to memory. There was something about this whole tableau that was basically the best thing ever. //I think that's a fair request.//

All things considered.

Like how Jono was a huge softie.

that_oldsaying

2016-02-15 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

The biggest, bestest softie.

Alluka pulled away enough so that Hannibal wasn't head-smooshed with her dinosaur.

"If, if you want something else we can do that," she said, though she looked hopeful that he wouldn't change his mind.

never_dull

2016-02-15 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal smiled at her. "I have no other plans. Double chocolate chip it is. Consider it your Valentine's Day present from me."

furnaceface

2016-02-15 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

//You're in luck, Sunshine,// Jono offered. //Hannibal's cookies are basically the best... ever. Having your help will improve them all the more, I'm sure.//

Yes. That was how cookies worked.

that_oldsaying

2016-02-15 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, it made sense to her.

Alluka smiled back at Hannibal, though it faded slightly after a moment. "Is it okay that I didn't get you anything? I didn't know I was supposed to."

Holidays were hard when you had never celebrated them before and had a terrible understanding of the world around you!

never_dull

2016-02-15 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Of course!" Hannibal told her. "I will consider your company my present, if that's all right with you."

He hadn't thought to get her anything, either, after all.

furnaceface

2016-02-15 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

//An excellent gift,// Jono replied. //It's the sort of gift I'm happy to have as well. Alluka makes for excellent company.//

He nodded toward the kitchen.

//Shall we? We can find a place for Alluka's new friends to sit.//

Preferably where they wouldn't get lit on fire. That would end poorly.

that_oldsaying

2016-02-15 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

That would end beyond poorly and straight into the realm of hysterical crying.

Alluka squished her toys around until she had a hand free and offered it to Hannibal to hold. "They'll want to watch," she said hopefully, "since they've never seen cookies be made before."

never_dull

2016-02-15 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal took her hand and led her back to the kitchen. "They can watch from the table," he told her. "We don't want them too near the knives or the heat." He pointed toward the table and chairs in the breakfast room adjacent. "Will that be acceptable?"

furnaceface

2016-02-15 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

//They'll be safer there, and it does seem like a good view,// Jono offered, ever so subtly pulling out his phone and taking a picture.

Because aw. Aww, look at his little weird kind of family being cute. Look at them.

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