The beautiful smile of the pretty girl behind the counter fills the room with a feeling of spring you were missing, if you considered the terible weather outside.
"My names Ace. Im here to fetch the cake i ordered last week."
"Ah! jeah Mr. Ace. I'm gonna get it. Wait a moment please"
The girl dissapears to the back of the store leaving him alone in a wonderland of sweets, cakes and choclates. He imidiatly closed his eyes, imaging his pissed off trainer at the fitness center tortuting him to make 100 more sit ups, to stop the urge to buy anything else here.
"Here it is, Sir."
As he opens his eyes again, the flame desighn of the paper box on the counter in front of him burns itself into his retinas.
"Wow... you take offers pretty serious here, aren't you"
A drop of cold sweat runs along the girls forhead.
"Probably more serious than you might have expected, Sir"
"Can i take a look?"
"O... of course, please..."
As the girl opens the box, the last trace of smile leaves her face.
"What the f....!? "
He couldn't hide his shock, while looking down on the black content of the box. The burned stench coming from it heavily disturbs the sweet aroma inside the shop.
"Is this some kind of joke?"
He looks carfully triing to identify the burned remains. It probably was some kind of bird, but you can' tell anything specific anymore.
"N... Not at all, Sir. Its just that your chef is always really pasionate about his work, so when you requested a "Phoenix" theme, he did a lot of research and got really hung up on the firebird and resurected from the ashes stuff. and well, thats what came out..."
The girl tries to hide her face expecting a truckload of rage comming her way.
"But you cant even consider this a cake..."
A litte relieved smile returned to the girls face, as the shouting hasn't started.
"But we did fill it with whipped cream before we burned it!"
"And you expect me to still pay for this?"
"Well... it took quite some time to burn it to this degree..."
A long sighn escaped his lipps.
"Hmmm, oh well, just have to shove it down his throut then..."
"Heres the money, keep the rest!"
The girls overhelming smile switched imidiatly back on.
"Thank you very much Sir, come again any time!!!"
Well in regard of this expect some nice Present Phoenix