his shirt was hung to dry, and she insisted it would need to be ironed. so he had no choice. he had to stay. but for this he was grateful. he had nowhere else to go.
so he stayed.
and they spent the time it took for a fine linen shirt to dry in a small humid apartment by competing in the kitchen. specifically, they held a two-person bake off. he made chocolate chip cookies with ground espresso and a dash of cayenne. she made zesty lemon madeleines.
they agreed to a tie. another competition would need to take place.
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