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Coffee Doughnuts with Coffee Glaze

coffee donuts
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-doughnuts-with-coffee-glaze-56390164


Cold brew concentrate lends robust coffee flavor to these crispy cake doughnuts. In the Epi test kitchen, we're partial to New Orleans-style brews, such as Grady's, which—blended with chicory—are super smooth and lightly sweet.

YIELD Makes 12 doughnuts ACTIVE TIME 45 minutes TOTAL TIME 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons High Brew cold brew coffee concentrate
2 quarts canola oil (for frying)

For the Coffee Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons High Brew cold brew coffee concentrate

Special equipment:
3" round cutter, 1" round cutter, deep-fry thermometer


PREPARATION

Make the doughnuts:
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Beat granulated sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Add egg and continue to beat, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and gradually add buttermilk and coffee concentrate, beating just until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients and beat just until dough comes together.

Turn out dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and cover with a second sheet of parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll dough between parchment sheets to about 1/3" thick. Transfer dough in parchment to a rimmed baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.

Peel off top sheet of parchment. Working on bottom sheet, punch out as many rounds as you can with 3" cutter, then use 1" cutter to punch out center of each round. Gather doughnut holes and scraps and re-roll; repeat process 3–4 times until all dough has been used (you should have 12 doughnuts). Place doughnuts on a second parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until slightly chilled, about 5 minutes.

Pour oil into a heavy-duty pot to a depth of 2" and fit pot with deep-fry thermometer. Heat oil to 375ºF. Working in batches, fry doughnuts until deep golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a wire rack lined with paper towels and let cool 2–3 minutes.

Make the Coffee Glaze:
1. Whisk powdered sugar and coffee concentrate in a large bowl until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze. Place on a wire rack to let glaze set, about 3 minutes, then dip again.



Quick Tip – If you don’t drink coffee, you can use a chocolate substitute, like Choffy.
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Meep, I'm sure there's no calories or fat in this.

Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake
(adapted from Eat, Live, Run)

chocolate dump cake
http://bakingdomesticityallthingsmini.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-to-do-with-boxed-cake-mix.html

“A few notes: Adapt this as you like… vary the flavors of chips on top, maybe use a vanilla cake mix and vanilla pudding… or strawberry… or pumpkin?  The possibilities are endless! 
Note too - eggless
 

-makes one 9-by-13-inch cake

Ingredients
1 boxed chocolate cake mix (I recommend Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Moist Deluxe)
1 small box (3.4oz) of instant chocolate pudding (I used Jell-O Instant Chocolate)
1 1/2 cups Hershey semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch pan/dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix together and allow to sit for two minutes to thicken.  Add dry cake mix and stir with rubber spatula until combined and no streaks of dry mix are visible.  Batter will be quite thick!

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely on wire rack.
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This has a recipe for a cake done this way. It's 635 calories per slice.
One person commented: baked it as a sheet cake (only 30 minutes in the oven). I poured about 2/3 of the batter in the sheet pan, then spooned the swirl on, then added the rest of the batter, making swirls with a fork to spread it evenly. Turned out great. I skipped the crumble and the glaze.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/coffee-coffee-coffee-cake-56389466



The Coffee Cake That Actually Tastes Like Coffee

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/coffee-espresso-mocha-coffee-cake-recipe-article

Why is it called coffee cake if it doesn't taste like coffee? Seriously, I've always found that kind of confusing—though I do take things too literally sometimes. But it's not just that coffee cake sounds like it's flavored with coffee. It's that coffee cake actually should be flavored with coffee. After all, the rich, deep flavor of coffee goes with so many other ingredients that are right at home in coffee cake, like sweet spices and rich chocolate. So I decided to create a coffee cake that truly deserves its name.

For the ultimate coffee-flavored coffee cake, I wanted the coffee flavor to shine in as many ways as possible. After baking a slew of versions in the Epicurious Test Kitchen, we discovered that we needed three different forms of coffee used in five different ways to get the cake right where we wanted it: Bursting with rich, sweet, coffee flavor that's highlighted by a trio of contrasting textures. Here's how we made it happen:

INFUSE THE BATTER WITH COFFEE TWO WAYS
Bakers know that that the easiest way to get coffee flavor into a baked good is to add instant espresso powder to the batter. But it turns out that espresso powder alone doesn't give the fullest flavor: you need a little bit of spice to bring out the coffee flavor. Add some cinnamon and a hint of cardamom and you play up the coffee flavor in a wonderful new way. Once we figured that out, the cake still didn't quite taste like coffee though, so we replaced some of the liquid in the batter with extra-strong brewed coffee and finally the finished cake batter tasted like coffee, smelled like coffee, and even gave our taste testers a little caffeine buzz. Adding brewed coffee does something wonderful to the texture of the cake, too: it's more moist and dense—one of our editors even called it "pudding-like."

ADD A MOCHA SWIRL
Chocolate and coffee are always a good combination. Chocolate in coffee-flavored cake is an even better combination—decadent and indulgent like a mocha latte. So we melted semisweet chocolate, butter, and more extra-strong brewed coffee and layered it between the batter before baking to create two dark mocha swirls in the cake. Then, we put pecans in the mocha swirl to give it extra crunch and a touch of nutty sweetness.

PACK THE CRUMB TOPPING WITH COFFEE, TOO
Coffee cake is always better with a crunchy crumb topping. For the ultimate coffee-flavored cake coffee cake, it stands to reason that the crumb topping has to have some coffee flavor in it too. Here's where the instant espresso powder comes in again. We mixed more of it into the crumb mixture to add another caffeine hit to the cake.

FINISH WITH A BOOZY LATTE GLAZE
By the time the cake was finished, we'd already used two different kinds of coffee in four different ways. But even though we risked overkill, we thought the cake needed one more touch of coffee. So we created a glaze that looks and tastes a bit like the foam on a creamy latte, combining sour cream and confectioners' sugar with a bit of coffee liqueur. The extra-concentrated flavor of coffee in the booze enlivens the coffee character of the cake and carries the scent straight to your nose, just like a freshly brewed cup of joe.
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MOCHA COFFEE COFFEE CAKE WITH ESPRESSO GLAZE
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/mocha-coffee-coffee-cake-with-espresso-glaze-50185716

14 serving 272 calories

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder dissolved in 1 1/2 Tablespoons hot water
2 Tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water
For the Glaze
1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
2-3 Tablespoons strong brewed coffee
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted



PREPARATION

Put a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Generously butter and flour 8- inch (6 cup) Bundt pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing until just incorporated. Transfer about one third of the batter to a small bowl. Add espresso mixture and stir until combined. Transfer 1/3 of the remaining vanilla batter to another small bowl and add the cocoa mixture and stir until combined. Spoon all three batters into the Bundt pan, alternating so each flavor is distributed through the pan. Bake until cake is golden, or until a wooden spoon inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 30 minutes, then invert onto a rack to cool completely. Glaze: Stir together espresso powder and 2 tablespoons coffee in a bowl until powder is dissolved. Add confectioners' sugar and stir until well combined. If glaze is not pourable, thin with remaining coffee if necessary. Pour glaze over coffee cake and let cake stand until glaze is set, about 10 minutes, before serving. (This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 10- inch (12 cup) Bundt pan. Increase the baking time to about 1 hour.)

Nutrition

Calories 272 per serving (14 servings)
Carbohydrates 34 g(11%)
Fat 14 g(21%)
Saturated Fat 8 g(42%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Protein 3 g(6%)
Sodium 133 mg(6%)
Cholestero l61 mg(20%)
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And Meep said: Makes me wonder what happens when a demon is after someone whose not interested, because the power and support are all with the demons here.

Master List - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1302810.html
The Blue Door

Title: Enter Silas
Part 8 – Trust - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1311441.html
Author: charisstoma
Word Count: 1928

His cousin had been silent for too long.

Born on the same day, they’d grown up together, shared the same great- great grandmother whose grandchildren, twin girls, had married twin brothers. Needless to say the family was close.

He and Fern touched base with each other several days a week and she’d been unreachable for too long. Last time she’d contacted him, she’d mentioned needing to do another banishment of a demon. He shook his head. He might have to do an extraction from the Demon Plane if what he thought had happened had happened. With luck she wasn’t mated yet. An uneasy dread crept up his spine when he considered if he was too late. If she didn’t like how things turned out, the repercussions could rattle the discrete diplomatic arrangements the Demon Plane had in place.

He turned off the car and sat staring at the place Fern had rented. The lights were on. That might be a good sign or she was taken during the night and never got a chance to turn them off.

“Okay. Staying in the car isn’t going to get any answers,” Silas told himself. Read more... )

Next - Part 10- Pumpernickel - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1329915.html
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Lemon cake served with a goats’ cheese cream, lemon curd, sugared almonds and roasted rhubarbhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_cake_served_with_a_72886

Lemon cake served with a goats’ cheese cream, lemon curd, sugared almonds and roasted rhubarb

Ingredients

For the lemon cake
75g/2½oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
3 medium free range eggs
2 lemons, zest and juice only
200g/7oz caster sugar
75g/2½oz crème fraîche
150g/5½oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

For the glaze
75g/2½oz icing sugar
1 lemon, juice only

For the lemon cake, preheat the oven to 180C/170C Fan/Gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm/8in square cake tin.

Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly. Put the eggs, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl. Using an electric whisk, beat until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the butter and crème fraiche. Sift the flour and baking powder over the top and gently fold in. Stir in the lemon zest and spoon into the prepared tin.

Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until golden-brown and risen (the cake will split along the top). Put the cake on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin. Place a tray or a piece of baking paper underneath the rack.

For the glaze, whisk the icing sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl then pour over the still warm cake. Remove the tray or paper from underneath the cake and pour any excess back over the cake. Allow to cool before serving.
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For the roasted rhubarb
300g/10½oz rhubarb, cut in 2cm/¾in pieces
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 orange, juice only

For the roasted rhubarb, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

Arrange the rhubarb in a single layer in a roasting tin. Sprinkle over the sugar and drizzle over the orange juice. Roast for 8-12 minutes, or until just tender.
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For the lemon curd
4 lemons, zest and juice
110g/4oz butter
175g/6oz caster sugar
4 free-range eggs, beaten

For the lemon curd, put a heatproof bowl over a pan a gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Put the lemon zest, juice, butter and sugar in the bowl and whisk occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Beat in the eggs and whisk until thickened and cooked through. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
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For the goats’ cheese cream
110g/4oz mild soft goats' cheese
50ml/2fl oz double cream
2 tbsp icing sugar

For the goat’s cheese cream, put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
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To serve
100g/3½oz candied almonds
4 tbsp lemon balm leaves or baby basil leaves

For the sugared almonds, preheat the oven to 130C/110C Fan/Gas 1 and line a baking tray with baking paper.

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To serve
Cut the cake into cubes or small slices and arrange on serving plates. Dress the plate with lemon curd, roasted rhubarb, goats’ cheese cream, sugared almonds and lemon balm or baby basil leaves.
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Title: Attention Deficit Distraction
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 243

Drat it. Carefully she lifted the mirror from the altar like vanity as if it were an offering, supporting the silvery polished surface from below and not touching its reflective portion. Too much work went into keeping the mirror clear, bright and perfect. Turning the mirror towards the demon, she said, “See yourself and go, return from where you came and never leave that place.”

The demon laughed, his eyes glowing. “You think you can banish me from this plane before I plant myself in you?”

Her smile answered and made him pause. Sweeping out his hand as if to strike the impediment to his desire, he made the mistake of looking.

His denial slowly vanished as the mirror rapidly sucked him in and through. Some day she resolved, replacing the mirror in its spot as carefully as she’d picked it up.; she would scry where the various ones went when so banished. One could only live so long before curiosity became too strong.

Turning back to the monitor, set onto the back of the vanity, her fingers found the keyboard and she let the internet suck her in. There was scrying and there was informational scrying. Her smile broadened, research, scrying through a monitor was called research. The fiction she was working on was sorely in need of researching. Now where was that photo of the door that seemed to have an eye in the center of its organic exterior. She shuddered.

Part 2 -
It's Magic http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1301932.html

meep door prompt
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Title: Dragon U. Part 4
Part 3 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1297382.html
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 949


“Finally, just you and me.”

Damien looked up at his now official mate. “Not just you and me, is it?” He patted his so far flat belly.

“Sorry.”

“Horton Mace Drakekin, do not lie to me. You planned this. You knew what would probably happen.”

“Still sorry. My… um acquisitive instincts kicked in. It wasn’t fair, I know, but when you find a treasure, one the dragon spirits throw in your way, you grab and make sure they are bonded to you. Instincts don’t always play nice or think first.”

“I’m a treasure?”

“My treasure,” Horry purred nuzzling behind Damien’s ear.

“Ooooooh,” Damien shivered, then paused to say more sharply, “Stop that! I’m still upset and that makes me want to curl into your arms and snuggle.”

“Are you sorry to be my mate?” If anything would make Damien’s heart clench it was the uncertain regret in Horry’s voice.

‘Being mated to you, NO! Being pregnant so soon when we’ve not had hardly any time to get to know each other…” more quietly, “yes.”

“Sorry. My sweet love, my sweet demon, my very own.” Kisses punctuated each endearment.

“I love you too, you know, you acquisitive dragon.”

“Shhh, I love you and we’ll work things out. First, try some of this.”

“What is it?” Damien looked at the potted plant in Horry’s hand suspiciously.

“Well, the name is Huernia schneideriana but the common name is Red Dragon Flower. It’s a gift from my mother who swears it will ease the effects of pregnancy providing it’s a dragon bun in your oven.”

Damien’s eyebrow went up, “’Dragon bun’ in my oven?”

Horry grinned. “Well it could be a demonic bun but chances are, since I’m the father, that it’ll be a dragon.”Read more... )



red dragon flower
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Title: Dragon U. part 3
Part 2 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1296623.html
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 703



Kyle groaned snaking an arm out from under the bedding and reaching to pick up his cell phone from the table beside the bed then struggled to focus his eyes to read the screen.

“What?” came sleepily from behind him.

“More your brother, my brother news,” Kyle mumbled back. “Families all still here. Going 2 be a wedding.”

“Who taught your Mom about texting?”

“Ass.” a well placed jab of an elbow added some emphasis, though not much since Kyle was still partly asleep.

“Your ass,” was laughed and Elethiel’s cock still lodged inside was not asleep, prodding upwards to press into a spot that made Kyle groan and tighten down to hold Elethiel right there.

Much, much later when hunger drove them to think about rising, Elethiel laughed.

“What?”

“Either one of my kind relatives put a seeking spell on us as a wedding gift and sent us food which is currently hovering next to my side of the bed or hmm, nope that’s all I got.”

“Could be one of my relatives.”

“They know how to hover foods in midair?”

“Okay, no. Your side of the family.”Read more... )

Part 4 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1297477.html - Damien's Blooming
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Title: Dragon U. part 2
Part 1 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1295691.html

Author: charisstoma
Word count: 958

Meep commented:
I'm sure Elethiel misinterpreting that would have to get very claimy with his Kyle.
Kyle might let him, he seems good at Demon-management already ;)





A hand stroked down over his ass and only the fact that he could see Elethiel on the other side of the room told him that someone had mistaken him for someone other than the other groom. Elethiel’s face was grim, his eyes fiery. Their wedding was about to be one talked of in the family for years to come and not in a good way. ‘Don’t get involved with a demon; remember what happened when ...’

Turning Kyle smiled up into the eyes of his assailant and showed his teeth.

“I believe you have made a mistake. I’m one of the two who are celebrating their wedding at this event. Now if you want to continue to live for a long time free of the torture that is about to ensue, you will; abstain from putting your hand anywhere upon my person, smile and raise those same hands into the air with a shocked expression of ‘I’ve made a terrible mistake’, and apologize prettily.”

The demon did all of those things. “Sorry. So sorry. I arrived late. Didn’t know. Wouldn’t have otherwise. Been up 48 hours straight. Do you have a single relative who would like to meet a demon and take them to bed but won’t be insulted if I fall asleep after or even during fucking them?”

Kyle couldn’t help it, he broke out laughing.

“Problem, my love,” Elethiel purred with a hint of menace directed at the other demon.Read more... )

Part 3 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1297382.html
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Title: Dragon U.
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 1764


Where was the blasted man. Kyle fumed, it was always like this lately. Ever since the new reference librarian had applied for the position and Kyle could imagine which position the IT guy would have in mind, there had been a few extra fuck-ups taking place in ‘customer service’ at the Academy’s library.Read more... )

Part 2 - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1296623.html


demon tiefling rogue B.J. Oliver dnd
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Title: The Door Part 3
Part 2
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 511




“Busy day,” Victor expressed his opinion. “Great food, as usual little brother.”

Gavin finished wiping down the cooktop and blew out a breath. “I might need to take on more staff. A person needs some balance in his life and free time.”

“Free time,” Victor snorted. “With his legs open and around you. I don’t think you want to be free.”

Gavin gave a slow wide smile, “Oh, yeah.”

“When are you planning to make an honest mate of him?”

“Soon. I hope. Got to get him through the wedding planning.” He laughed, “Might have to run away to Scotland and Gretna Green.”

“Oooooooh,” Victor drew out in fake dismay. “That’ll go over well with the family.”

“There’s always the reception after to show him off.”

“You really believe that’ll fly. How are you going to keep your scaredy cat from bolting?”

“He does well with adapting to circumstances. Think it’s the build up of stress that would put him off the idea. He’d want everything to be just so and near kill himself trying to make it perfect. The tension would ruin it for him.”

“Could get the family to do the preparations. Just tell him you want to get married on a certain date, maybe mention Gretna,” Victor shrugged, “which wouldn’t be a lie since you could always do the honeymoon there after you officially bed him here. Then bring him to the finished product. The family would love to get involved.”

“I’ll talk it over with Toby. For now I just want to get home.”

“Can’t wait to get into your pussy?” Victor grinned watching his brother redden.

“Victor… “ Gavin stopped and took a deep breath, “will the family still want to help if they know that Toby’s family is feline were?”

Victor blinked, “Really?”

Gavin nodded.

“Okay. Well at least he’s were too. What kind of feline?”

“Don’t know yet.”

“He’s never changed around you?”

“I haven’t changed in front of him either.”

“O-kay. I know you love him and assume he loves you too, so that needs to change. It’s called trust.”
“Yeah. Kind of why I haven’t pushed the wedding plans. ‘Course he and I could go to Gretna and bond first.”

“Or you could do the conversation, don’t give me that look, first. You and he have already done the naked thing since you’ve had sex of some sort; being in your were form is just another version of that.”

“I’ll talk to him.”

“Either you do or I will change in front of him so he knows what to expect. Maybe I’ll take him to see the preschool while the cubs are in puppy form instead. Be good for him anyway since he might have one.”

“I’LL TALK TO HIM.”

“See you do. I like your Toby. I want the both of you to be happy.”

Victor was unprepared for Gavin to hiss at him. His “Oh, he has been teaching you things,” was met with the more usual growl. “Well, at least whatever kind of feline your Toby is, he hisses.”
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Title: The Door part 2
Part 1
Author: charisstoma
Word count:412

“Okay, it looks even better after dark. The flowers show up better.”

The lights inside went out and the exterior lights illuminated the entrance leaving the stained glass of the windows in a more classic beige and black patterned glass expanse in keeping with the warm cream of the coffered entrance arch.

“Oh Wow. Beautiful.”

Gavin laughed hugging Tobias from the side, “My little traditionalist.”

Tobias returned the hug, not difficult since he was standing with his arm around Gavin. “I think I love you,” he said with uncertainty at the words' reception.

“I know I love you,” was answered.

“Really?”

“Really.”

“Really really?”

Gavin tightened his arm further. “Yes.”

“Oh, good.” Tobias smiled up at Gavin. “’Cause I’ve been worrying. A person doesn’t like to bring things like that up when they don’t know if it’s going to be reciprocated.”

“Silly. You’re easy to love.”

‘Just as easy to fall out of love,” there was the uncertainty again in Tobias’ voice.

“Nope. I have fallen fast but it’s not going to go away. It’s a family tradition. Once in love, always in love and there’s a feeling inside that tells you ‘this is your one’.”

“That sounds kinda werewolf or vampire fantasy story.” Tobias grinned, “You read fantasy stories,” he accused then frowned. “And I haven’t found any in your house. I looked.”

Gavin laughed, “Have you been bored enough to need fantasy stories?”

Tobias blushed, “I don’t think it possible to be bored around you. You’re kind of distracting.”

“It’s my talented tongue,” was answered with assurance.

“Shhhhh,” Tobias glanced around in case there was anyone around them to hear. “Um, that might have something to do with it.”

“Only might?”

“Hush you.”

“Marry me and be my bitch.”

That caused Tobias to blink. “Okay, that…. That was interesting. Yes to the first part and um bitch?”

“Werewolf for designated spouse.”

“You really are a were?!”

“Yes. Does it make a difference?”

“NO. No, no difference. Just um… I’m feline.”

“Then per your family tradition you’d be my queen,” was said with a shrug. Gavin smiled, “Explains why you smell so tantalizing and why you like to play with your food or should I say prey.”

“Shhhhhhh.” If Tobias could blush any hotter he didn’t know how.

Not to be deterred, “And how good your tongue feels.”

“Gavin!”

“Yes my little pussy.”

“Okay we need to take this home before ...” the rest was lost in the kiss.

“Yes, home.”

The Door

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:26 pm
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Meep prompt -door
Meep provided the prompt for this ficlet.

Title: The Door
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 459



“Someone had more time on their hands than was good for them.”

“Excuse me?”

Tobias gave a jerk, “Oh, sorry. My mom used to make quilts and the door,” he shrugged, “she’d call that, half square triangle blocks.. done in glass. It’s easy enough to do it in fabric,” he grinned. “Yeah, the number of quilt videos I watched as a kid growing up, does not bear thinking about.”

“So other than the amount of time it took to make the door window, what do you think?”

“It’s pretty enough but what is it, an abstract or does it hope to convey a bunch of flowers.” Tobias squinted at the window, “Two larger … sunflowers, no those are too tall, gaillardia
perhaps. maybe with some blue hmm bellflowers maybe or cornflowers and then some chamomile thrown in. Asters, periwinkle?” Tobias threw up his hands, “It’s a flower garden.”

A grin answered him. “Yes. Very good.”

“Still a lot of time and work. Would have looked good with that clear swirly glass that looks like the surface of a brook. Can’t see through it, not really, but lets light through.”

The man shook his head. “Not as interesting and then there’s the conversations that can be started with people about it.”

Tobias turned and look at the man and was pleased. The man was interesting in his many parts. “Huh. Okay, what about the bottle cap impressions in the arch? Large bottle caps. Really large, with diamonds in between.”

An eyebrow rose over the strong beak of a nose.

Tobias did a quick reassessment of his own appeal. Had he gone too far? “Umm.”

“I think you mean the coffering of the soffit intrados.”

“Um, yeah, maybe, …. probably?”

Both eyebrows rose before the man’s face broke into a grin again. “The inside curve of an arch is an intrados, a soffit is the underside of a roof formed by eaves or a cornice .. , and the coffering is the series of sunken panels, in this case in octagon shape.”

“You’re having me on.”

“No, that’s really what all of that is and I don’t know you well enough to have you in that manner or if you prefer males to females or if you’ve had anyone inside you in that manner.”

Tobias blushed. “Okay, yes, and no I haven’t.”

The grin became a smile. “Good. Would you like to go somewhere to eat, if you trust me enough I could make us a luncheon.”

“Um, introductions first?”

“Gavin.”

“Tobias.”

“Nice to meet you, Tobias. There’s a nice restaurant just up the way.” The man cocked his elbow offering it to Tobias with a smile.

“Is the restaurant any good?”

“It’s the best but I’m biased.”

“Oh?”

“My restaurant.”

Sequel

Notes:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffer
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soffit
http://www.doric-column.com/glossary_classical_architecture.html (Intrados)
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Title: We Are Not Pleased
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 359

“I know, sweetheart. But it’s only for a few hours.”

“A dog.”

“Only,” Tony’s voice was becoming aggravated, “for an hour or two.”

“Why would you invite a dog into our house?!”

“One, he’s a sweet dog. He’s been very non-aggressive when I dealt with him in the past when he broke into the backyard before. Two, there was a thunderstorm and I found him curled up on the porch against the door and even his ears were shivering.”

Don curled his lip up in a sneer, “So he was a little cold. He has his own house.”

“He was afraid! So I let him in.”

“And fed him… some of MY food and you let him on the couch in spite of the fact he’s already lifted his leg on the back door. He’s trying to muscle in on my territory! And if he thinks he’s coming into our bed……..”, a fang was exposed.

“I only have cat food and it was the dry stuff anyway. I put a blanket on the couch for him to lie on. Dogs do that marking thing to advertise that they’ve been there. Think it has something to do with not getting lost and saying Hi.”

“And the bed?”

“He’s not ours. As soon as it’s less wet out, the wizard across the fence will come and get him, if Fred doesn’t go home on his own. His Wizard contacted me via mirror less than 15 minutes ago.”

“’Fred’ can go home now.”

“Fred has been sick with some respiratory thing that’s going around. He thought he was able to go for a short walk in the fresh air and got caught in the rain.”

“He’s SICK and you let him IN? That does it. I need to go to the doctor right now.”

“Canine familiar flu is not feline familiar contagious.”

“Uh huh.”

Tony sighed, “I called our own doctor. The Wizard confirmed it per his own doctor too. You’re safe. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to go heat up some chicken soup for Fred.”

Don growled. From the next room he could see Fred silently laughing. Stupid dog.

On Display

May. 27th, 2017 05:01 pm
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meep prompt cat and chickens


Title: On Display
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 513

It was the commotion at the back door that drew Glen to look. He wasn’t the only one looking.
There on the door mat was Cicero lying on his back his furry tail end to the glass and the chickens who were talking loudly amongst themselves.

“Ciss, must you place yourself on display like that. There’s been enough trouble with the rooster as it is. Unless you like the rooster’s attentions. He’s got enough to do with the hens, he doesn’t need to prove himself with you too.”

Cicero impossibly stretched longer to the enjoyment of the hens.

Glen shook his head,“Flasher. You better be careful. It’s possible to have chicken cat offspring. You think being constipated is bad, think about pushing out a kitten sized egg.”

Nimbly Cicero rolled to the side and up where he proceeded to groom ironically the base of his spine near his tail.

“Thought you hadn’t considered that particular complication.”

“Will you stop interfering.” It was a tall red haired man outside the glass of the door. “Ciss, the hens lay eggs all the time. Claim it’s better than like being fucked.”

“Well that’s not surprising. You jump on them and then you’re done. Kind of a slam bam thank you ma'am.” Glen was not pulling any punches.

The man outside the door returned to his rooster shape and stalked off into the yard.

“Well you scared him off, didn’t you.” Cicero now stood with his hands on his hips facing Glen. “I’m all warmed up with no one to fuck me.”

“Enough with your tom catting ways, Ciss. If you want me, you don’t have to tease the rooster. Just show up on my bed in human form and I’m more than willing to satisfy you. BUT, I demand you give up your wantonness. If you’re with me than you’re with me only.”

“That a proposal?”

Glen squirmed, “well, um, yes.”

There was a flurry of arms and Glen found himself being rubbed on and kissed at the same time. Guess it was difficult to take the cat out of the cat familiar.

“I’ve loved since the first pet, you know.”

“Uh huh,” there was strong skepticism in Glen’s response. “I on the other hand have loved you since you showed up wet and forlorn on my doorstep. You wound your way into my heart with stealthy paws.”

Scattering kisses over his human wizard, “As I intended. It’s all in the presentation. I had to wait until the first decent rainstorm.”

Kissing back, Glen descended into surrender, “As I’m glad you did. BUT no more teasing the rooster.”

Laughing, “I don’t like slam bam, thank you ma’am. Well maybe sometimes but I like my lover to be that, my lover. Roosters don’t do it for me. A certain wizard will though.”

“Good.”

“Good. Meet you in the bedroom.” Cicero in cat form cheated, made it to the bed first, where he lolled back in all his naked human form reminiscent of how he lay on the door mat to the appreciation of the hens.

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