Length: 3867 words
Author's summary: Tourists Mike Stamford and John Watson literally blow into a Southern town where the only place not ravaged by tornadoes is a diner; behind the counter is a cook who deduces how customers like their hash browns before they order.
Reccer's remarks: People, this is the Waffle House AU you didn't know you needed. There are indeed tornadoes, John is a terrible driver, Sally the waitress calls the cook a freak, Molly the other waitress takes off her hairnet to no avail, and Mike Stamford needs to go to Georgia, but not the way you think. TW for atrocious puns and general lunacy.
John stared, mouth open. “That was amazing!”
“Do you think so?” asked the man.
“Of course, it was. It was extraordinary. Quite extraordinary.”
“That’s not what people normally say.”
“What do they normally say?”
The man’s voice fell to an angry drawl, “Fuck you, Pretty Boy!”John’s eyebrows rose. “Bit rude. But you are sort of, well, um, that is to say,” he looked at Stamford and then looked down at the menu, “never mind. ..."
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