I'd like to apologize for the delay in getting this chapter up. I've been grounded, and my schoolwork has been piling up. But, I think I'm back in a pattern that leaves me plenty of time for writing.

Also, I'd like to dedicate this chapter to irshgirl, who motivated me to get this chapter up. You guys should defiantly check out some of her stories. I've read them, and they're ah-mazing.

And to irshgirl: I know this chapter doesn't have the jealousy you wanted, but I'll get to that later(: I promise.

And maybe this chapter gets a little OOC for Claudia. But I don't care. It's my story, and I'll write it the way I want to.

Yeah.
Go me!

Anyway, read on...


It had been a while since Doug had cooked pancakes for someone. It had been awhile since Doug had cooked anything for someone.

"You know," Claudia's voice made him jump slightly; he hadn't heard her come into the kitchen. "If you can't cook, we can always go to Café Diem for breakfast."

Doug blushed, and turned around, coming face to face with Claudia. "I can cook."

She smiled, and raised an eyebrow. "Okay. Sure you can." Claudia jumped up on the counter, and started to swing her legs back and forth.

"So is everything alright at the warehouse?" He asked, starting to set the ingredients on the counter next to her.

Claudia rolled her eyes. "Yeah, everything's fine. They just can't go a day without me." She paused for a moment. "I'm sure GD can't go very long without you, either."

Doug laughs at her statement. "Yeah, that'd be nice." He moved away to turn the stove on.

"Oh, shush, you know they love you Dougie."

Doug snorted, and turned around to get a bag of something out of the cabinet behind him.

"Do you have to work today?" Claudia continued, pulling her legs up onto the counter, and turned to watch him as he started to mix things together.

He smiles at her. "Nope. Your goo is processing, and Allison is holding down the fort, and Parish and Holly are-"

"Holly?" Claudia inturrepted. "Did I meet her last time I was here?"

"No, no, she just got here a couple weeks ago, but she's so great. She says that she's going to stay for a couple more weeks, and help Parish with his new project, but I think that she should stay longer because-" Doug stops talking when Claudia raised her eyebrow. "…But of course she's not a great as you, tech girl." Doug walked around to lightly kiss Claudia's lips.

Claudia blushed, lightly tugging on the light blue strand of hair attached to her head to distract herself. "You're not so bad yourself, Fargonater."


She watched him quietly while he pours the first half-cup of pancake batter onto the small pan on the stove.

He keeps stirring the batter that's not on the stove, while they watch the cooking one start to bubble. When it looked done enough, he jerked his head at her. "Come on. Come flip it with me."

Claudia grinned and jumps off the counter, walking around to stand in front of him. Doug places one of his arms right next to her on the counter, and slides his hand on the opposite arm up on the handle of the spatula. Claudia places her hand right underneath his, and together they tried to flip the pancake (tried to flip the pancakes. It takes them a few times to actually succeed).

"So, I never asked, how's Eureka been?" Claudia asked as they successfully managed to flip their first pancake onto the tray.

Doug shrugs as he pours more batter. "The same, I guess. Stuff blows up, we fix the problem, more stuff blows up."

Claudia smiled. "So I didn't miss anything?"

"Nothing."


"That was nice," Claudia smiled, perched up on his counter again as he loads dishes into his silver dishwasher.

"Yeah," he smiled, "you should have breakfast here more often."

Finished, he stands up, and places his hands on her hips. "So, what do you want to do today? We can do anything; whatever you want. Anything."

Claudia smirked at him. "I want to have sex."

Doug's eyes nearly pop out of his head as she wraps her arms around his neck and press her lips to his.

"Mhmm-" Doug lightly pushed away. "Claudia- are you sure?"

She smirked again, and tightened her grip against his neck. "I'm positive."


Anyone get the movie reference at the end there? Huh? Nobody?

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