The Besterest Food in the Universe [Pepper] Nov 11, 2019 1:27:56 GMT -6
Post by Safe on Nov 11, 2019 1:27:56 GMT -6
Satan City. A bustling metropolis buried deep within the Sleepy East, home to thousands of people who all live their lives for the most part in their own little bubble. Bustling around on busy days like the worker bees they are to the hive mind, each person has a dedicated role in this extremely complex society. The only thing Safe had seen reminiscent of this level of sophistication was the brief time as a child she was in a city upon Planet Ganmetar. Yet this city had a different feel to it. Gone was the foreboding dystopian dread that she felt tied to the fact that only bad things came from her experience there and instead in its place was some strange sense of new adventure. The sheer vertical scale and massive buildings littering the place added with the intense amount of foot traffic was almost overwhelming. Though that same overwhelming feeling made the city feel as if it was infinitely times larger than how large it actually was. Cautious stepping passed the large expressionistic portrait of the Legendary Mr. Satan from ages ago, Safe looked upon the tall buildings and capsule structures with awe. Her eyes gleamed as she took in the architectural detail and she wondered just how life was in this fine settlement.
Though it wouldn't be long until the troubles of Urban life began to become apparent to her. Firstly, there were these strange land vehicles. She'd only ever been familiar with space ships before, so such a retrograde was unsettling to say the least. They used wheels and traction, something she could imagine herself creating with wood to haul around raw materials back when she was surviving with absolutely nothing. Normally she wouldn't nitpick about it too much, but it ruined a ton of space in the main walkways where one could easily just travel. In fact, it was such a nuisance that before she knew it there was all of these loud honks, not to mention the people shouting. It took all the willpower she could amass to ignore it and keep going forward. She'd quite literally be straddling two lanes as a pedestrian for a good ten minutes until a police officer stopped her and brought her to the sidewalk to talk to her properly. While she was under the impression it was obvious to use the middle of the pathway, she clearly wasn't sophisticated in road rules and pedestrian - driver relations. Just raising a brow, she decided it might be wiser to heed the words of the guy who lived here all this time and stick to the sides of the walkway where the ground raised a little bit. Let off with only a warning due to her clearly Alien heritage, Earthlings had long since been accustomed to normalizing alien species from abroad in the universe through the centuries. She was just another among hundreds of species that would've been acclimated to Earth's policies with a similar talking too. Though perhaps her dimwitted nature made her actually the lowest common denominator. Perhaps many of her extraterrestrial buddy buddies would've been wise enough to figure out this lesson on her own.
Though as she found herself walking down the sidewalk, being so close to the buildings opened up more avenues than they closed. This was just like her time in North City! And also like when she stopped briefly in Central City too. As profound as it might be for one to believe, Safe never fully knew about proper storefronts like this until she'd started running into them on Earth. Up until that point her only exposure to buying and selling was mainly in Outer Space gas stations, mid-way points to stop, refill and keep going. Though those were mainly up to luck to run into, or the clever marked down their coordinates to return to if they were in a bind... She did not act on this clever idea. While walking, turning one particular corner something caught her attention. It was hard for it not to catch someones attention, with boards sticking out halfway onto what she'd become aware of as being a sidewalk and rails guiding pedestrians inside. The board on top displaying the shops name was talking about something called a Burrito? Big Burrito Bonanza, the best burritos on Earth! That was what was written under the title in seemingly some kind of caption, anyways. What was a burrito? If it was the best on Earth, maybe they were the strongest martial artists. She imagined a foreboding fighter with massive muscles and an intimidating aura. She gave this type of person the title 'burrito' as one might refer to a 'sumo' or a 'gladiator'. Rubbing her chin, she seemed none the wiser to her horrific misunderstanding of Earthling culinary dishes.
Yet that would not remain the case for long, walking inside she was greeted with something she could very fondly connect with. It was the aroma of undeniably delicious cuisine. In fact, it was more powerful than anything she'd ever tried before! Widening her tiny little button nose nostrils and taking in a long sniff, she smelled the spicy, juicy and aromatic cuisine in all of it's glory. The old food she ate didn't even compare! Dried up monster meat, eaten right from the bone. She had to look into this food and get her hands on some of it, who was responsible for this food?! Walking up towards one of the people at the other side of the counter she spoke.
"Excuse me sir I smell some really good food, where is it?" There was a silence. Innocent beady black eyes stared forward as a disgruntled employee with dishevelled hair trapped in a hairnet looked at her with the plainest expression she'd ever seen. She was just about to wave her hand in front of her face when he responded. "Do you want a Burrito or a Taco? We also have Quesadilla's. Guacamole is extra." Wait, what just happened. Did he just offer her a Burrito? Her mind travelled back to that muscle stacked hunk of a guy striking a heroic pose with the light reflecting off of his bicep, with a sweet mullet to top it all off. Fantasizing, he imagined a wink and a sparkle from how majestic it was. They gave away BURRITOS HERE?!
But wait, no, that was weird.
"No, I don't want a Burrito. Not at the moment anyways, I'll keep that in mind. What is a Taco and a Quesadilla?" Getting an explanation from someone who clearly wanted to just end his shift and mosey on home, she blinked and came to a realization. "Wait, so what is a Burrito then?" And that was when she got the truth of the matter. In the end, she had a massive stack of burritos, at least fifteen of them piled and wrapped up in tinfoil. In each was an assortment of different ingredients- she had to try each and every option. Surrounding these burritos was a ring of various tacos, and on different trays were Quesadilla's. She was already topic of behind the counter gossip between the line staff and the prep workers- none the wiser. Sure, it'd only cost her about all the Zeni she had found over her travels, not to mention some of that leftover stuff from the Martial Arts Tournament she was in recently- but it should be worth it!
Raising the burrito up to her mouth, she bit into it...
The silence seemed to last an eternity as her eyes began to glow. Life filled them, renewed and reinvigorated.
"OH MY GOD! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER!" The employee behind the counter broke a sweat, she'd been officially marked as a potential problem customer with the ruckus and tediousness she'd caused.