Disclaimer: none of the characters are mine, save for the OCs.
There was a pause, as citizens of Eureka weren’t used to monsters coming into diners – this wasn’t Sunnydale after all; but since they were used to various biological experiments occasion-ally getting out of hand (like the experiments of all the other sorts), so they just assumed that they were dealing with something like that and returned to their meals in peace.
“You mean you still haven’t figured it out?” ‘Andria’ asked incredulously. “Seriously? Well, maybe this is the Beverly you seek.” She indicated to the plate with her samosas.
There was a pause as everyone waited for master Shen and his sidekick to point out that food couldn’t be Beverly Barlowe for the technical reasons of it being food, but no reply was forthcoming.
Instead, the grey giant spoke in crude English language. “Food,” he rumbled indicating the samosas. “Smells good. Can I eat it?”
“Go right ahead,” Vince said thoughtfully. “If there’s one thing more I like more than experiments with food, it’s new customers. You’ll be paying cash or card?”
“Card,” master Shen grumbled as he produced one. “Are you going to ask for more?” he turned to his companion.
Instead of replying, the grey giant swallowed both samosas in one go. “Food. Good! Needs more spice!”
“Really?” Vince asked thoughtfully. “How much more? This much?” he pointed to his nail, “or this much,” the finger slid to the first joint, or-“
“This much,” the grey giant indicated to his own claw. “More spices, please!”
“Hmm,” Vince nodded thoughtfully. “You like it spicy, I see!”
“Yes! Spices good! Make my insides feel tingly!”
“Interesting,” nodded Vince as he retreated back to his kitchen, “you want beans while you wait for samosas? I make a mean chilli-“
“No beans! Make gas!” the giant said decisively. “More Beverly!”
Jo twitched and barely stifled a groan.
“Ah! Got you!” Willow suddenly spoke up from her seat. “You’re a grey glutton, aren’t you?”
“Am not!” the giant shot back. “Was once. Met boss. Boss came from Titanium. Made me smart!”
“Titanium?” Allison said slowly. “You mean Titan?”
“Yes! Me Titan!” the giant said proudly. “Boss says – forgot the word. Long word.”
“Boss looks like a fish?” Jo joined the discussion.
“Yes! But I didn’t tell you – it’s a secret,” the giant said smugly.
“And here’s your food,” Vince said cheerfully, “and two more for your friend – regular, not extra spicy.”
“Mine’s to go,” master Shen shook his head.
“Can do,” Vince nodded calmly. “Thanks for visiting my diner, too!”
“You welcome,” the giant rumbled. “Have a nice day!”
And the strange pair left.TBC