White Christmas… and…

 

 

Silently Trowa polishes his glasses and listens to the chatter coming from the kitchen. The manager’s wife has decided that “the pretty blonde boy” is too lonely in Trowa’s apartment and now Quatre accompanies him to work everyday.

Trowa is impressed with the speed Quatre picks up the native language. It helps that Quatre and the manager’s wife share a fondness for bad soap operas. Today she is also teaching Quatre how to cook pisole. He can hear them in the kitchen, standing over the cutting board, chopping cilantro while berating Fernando and his schemes to keep Inez with him.

He hasn’t heard from headquarters in a month and stopped sending postcards two weeks ago. Quatre informs him this is a vacation and when he drags him down for a long kiss, Trowa is inclined to agree.