"You are late by 33 seconds. I didn't know you want to become dead meat this bad." Isa said with a lazy voice from behind the sofa.
"I am sorry sir! I have no excuse to be late!" I saluted.
"At least you are honest about it." Isa made a grunting noise, as she stretched two hands above the sofa zombie style.
"You know how to cook fresh meat?" She asked again.
"Yeah, a little."
"Go make me some food and bring me another bottle." She said, as she sat up and revealed her free falling white hair for a moment.
She's just like a normal pretty girl from behind...
"Why are you not moving? Do you want to become grilled meat?"
"Uhhh-sorry sir!... Any specifications?"
Isa grunted and paused for a moment then said:
"Meat. Is must have meat."
"YES SIR!" I saluted and rushed to the kitchen, and began rummaging through the fridge and cabinets for ingredients.
Olive oil...poured and heated.
Shrimp...Unfreeze with hot water and peeled.
Seasoned with salt...
A slice of lemon...Squeezed.
A slice of cold butter...
And kale for the side...
Once the oil began to boil I threw the barely unfrozen shrimp which let out a hissing white vapour. Then I tossed in the butter and garlic and began frantically stirred it with my spatula. Then I squeezed the lemon from the top and rained a bit a salt on top of it. And after another good minute of scraping, I made sure the shrimp is inside and out cooked from all angles. Seeing it turn golden brown around the edge, I poured the contents onto the plate, and placed the batch of fresh kale to its side.
"Its done!" I said as I grabbed the plate and shuffled my way to Isa and carefully placed the plate before her.
"Your garlic shrimp sir." I said, then quickly ran back and grabbed her drink and fork and placed it before her.
Isa started down at her dish with such intensity, I thought the shrimp was gonna run away. A moment passed and finally Isa lifts up her fork and stabs a shrimp with it, then proceeds to lifting towards her jaws: then disappearing behind it.
I swallowed hard.
"Not bad for fresh meat." Isa said, her expression unchanging and stern as always. "But I like my meat spicy, go bring my hot sauce in the cabinet."
"Oh, ok." I said, as i quickly ran to the back and found a bottle of tabasco sauce.
"Here you go sir." I said as I placed the hot sauce before her.
I watch in silence across from her, as Isa ate and drank. All was quiet except for the buzzing reporter voice from the TV across:
"Mysterious monster continues to terrorize city. Claiming the lives of 8 people, and government has now raised the bounty on the monster to 1 million dollars. Government is also..."
"Clean the dishes and at the open in 3 minutes." Isa said, as the plate and bottle before her were magically empty.
"Yes sir!" I saluted as I watch her leave out the back door.