A couple of nights ago I stayed up watching Warehouse 13 on my MP3 player, "Regrets," and at the end I was wondering how Pete knew what kind of ice cream flavor Myka liked. Thus, this was born.
On their way back to the warehouse with the pieces of the Spine of Saracen, Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering were exhausted.
Myka had immediately offered to drive, since Pete had just been nearly killed by the spine, and Pete knew better than to argue with her. Plus, he kept falling asleep for seconds at a time and then waking back up. After a couple of hours on the road he noticed that Myka was looking pretty tired herself. Spotting an ice cream parlor just ahead of them, he pointed to the sign proclaiming MAIDEN COW ICE CREAM. "Why don't we stop in there?"
Myka gave him a look. "Really, Pete? Ice cream?" she asked, but turned into the parking lot anyway. At the moment, after almost losing him, she was willing to do almost anything for him. He jumped out before she even got the car engine stopped, and by the time she got in he was already looking upwards at the giant chalkboard listing the flavors.
"You getting one, Mykes?" Pete asked, looking at her now.
"Uh, no, I don't really eat sugar," she responded. "Just get one and let's go."
"Alright, suit yourself," Pete said, going up to the counter. "I'd like a large Rocky Road on a sugar cone…"
Watching him, Myka was amazed how someone could have come so close to dying only hours ago and have already bounced back, happy as can be, eating ice cream. It was like the spine had never attached to him, like it was just another artifact. To him by now, she realized, it probably was. Pete seemed to live in the moment. As he walked away from the counter, happily licking the cone, Myka made a split-second decision. She went up to the counter and put some money down.
"Can I get a medium butter pecan, caramel sauce, chocolate sprinkles," she said to the girl. "Sugar cone," she added, remembering what Pete had gotten.
Pete raised an eyebrow. "What happened to 'I don't eat sugar'?" he questioned, smirking.
Myka made a face at him. "I changed my mind," she said, in a trying-to-be-serious way.
Pete rolled his eyes and made a face back, making his lips thin and his eyes narrow, obviously not buying it. "Right, right."
"I did!" she insisted, laughing. "Really!"
"Yeah, let's go with that," he retorted.
Originally, it was going to take place at the beginning of "Claudia," after they got that artifact from the zoo, but somehow I ended up changing my mind for some reason and it takes place after "Burnout." I needed an episode before Regrets, and I had watched that one a couple nights before. (I like to watch an episode or two every night, I'm re-watching them in order before season 3, just because.) This was shorter than I wanted it to be.