One Thousand Club
Pascal let out a chuckle at Carter's response. "We seem to be in the same boat then," he answered. "My goal is also to eat healthier, though, for myself, anything aside from chips and other finger food would be suitable for that goal. With what you have, I assume you'll be cooking. I commend you for that. I know for certain with how engrossed I become in my work, any fresh produce will be left to rot. These ready-made frozen meals will have to suffice for now." He gently lifted his basket higher. "Baby steps and all that." The main goal was actually to step away from work to take time for self-care, though he knew he would become far too eager to get back to work before cooking a whole meal. Simply heating up a TV dinner and eating it took much less time, but it was a start.
"I plan to exercise more as well," he stated. Most of the physical activity he did came from practicing his martial arts and swordsmanship, the frequency of which had been steadily decreasing. He noticed his moves getting rusty as well, so more practice was certainly key.
"Perhaps we can go grocery shopping together again next time as well," the blond offered with a smile. "Having someone watching what we purchase may help keep us accountable. Are there any other new year resolutions you have?"
He followed along with the other, watching him pick up things here and there and add them to his basket. Pascal looked down at his own list and noticed the next thing was pineapple. Oh, right. One of the Tigers had gotten a girlfriend and specifically requested that be bought the next time someone went shopping. Pascal grimaced at the thought. Still, they were heading towards the fresh produce, so he could pick it up soon enough.
He looked up when the other mentioned wanting to ask a question. "Of course," he responded with a curious look. He gave a nod when hearing Carter's inquiry, remembering Emelia being there as well. Had she asked about it as well? They talked about that night at Raven's birthday party but he remembered being far more focused on his frustration with the woman's glorification of violence than anything else. "We were out investigating the deaths of our fellow Tigers that night," he explained, "and I ran into Jin." It felt strange to speak the man's name, but the thought of calling him the "Revenants' Elder" like Carter did felt even stranger. "I attempted to press him for any information and found out a similar situation was taking place among the Revenants as well. I can't exactly rule him out as a suspect just yet, but he seemed genuinely sorrowful about the deaths of his underlings, and he said he or anyone he directly commanded had anything to do with them. I suppose the look of familiarity between us was because we both said we would look forward to working with each other if we had the chance. I'm not positive we can trust him just yet, but I think we should be open-minded to him being an ally or at least not being an enemy." He hadn't done much with this information despite his deductions but felt it would be good to share with Carter since the man asked.
"Oh, here we are!" he said when his eyes fell on a sole pineapple sitting on a table. "Looks like we found the last one as well."
The sudden change in demeanor from disinterested to shocked only caused Adrienne to chuckle. The reaction was nothing new to her and didn't phase her one bit.
"Oh c'mon, there's no need to be so dramatic~," she said with a smile. "You have two hands and two feet. You won't miss one! Tell you what, I'll even take some fingers and toes if that works better for you. And hell, if you're interested, we can even share the meal I cook up with them~!"
The black-haired woman pouted when Owen warned her not to ask again. "Well you're not fun..." she said. "Let's just get back to shopping then..." The woman let out a dramatic sigh. "Pineapples, here we come..." she said less than enthusiastically as she pushed the cart to the fresh produce. Adrienne perked up once again upon seeing one, especially since it was the last one on the table. "Heheh. Lucky us," she said but realized she spoke too soon as a blond man approached it and picked it up.
With a low growl, Adrienne rushed forth with the cart in front of him until she approached the man. She glared at him, to which he just responded with a surprised and confused expression. "Drop the fruit!" she said. "We saw it first!"
Pascal blinked at the sudden confrontation. "Er... I-I'm not so certain that's..." His blue eyes glanced around. It seemed her outburst was loud enough that some of the other shoppers had taken note. He turned back to look at Carter. "Sorry, but we picked it up first," he said to Adrienne, starting to walk away. "It's unfortunate it's the last one, but-"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa! I think you misunderstood," the woman responded, a wicked grin spreading across her face. "I wasn't asking. Drop the pineapple, or else!" She lifted the end of her shirt to show the concealed knife she had strapped to her side, causing Pascal's eyes to widen.
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