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Chapter 29: Coal
Jack got home with his adult movie. He got in the house to see Max, Bella, Liam and Maree watching the TV. He now knew it was called a TV instead of a docu-hologram player as Mike had called it a TV. He looked at his family and announced “I have got something that will explain what sex is to us.”
“Hooray, good job Jack” cheered Maree, “Now we can keep confusing the organisation. I can’t wait to see it.”
“You can’t see it” said Jack. Maree’s face fell.
“W… why?” she stammered.
“I got this from a friend called Mike and he said it is an adult movie. That means you and Liam and Max cannot watch it.”
“What!? I’m a teenager. That’s practically an adult”
“No it’s not Max” replied Jack calmly, “I have observed the teenage being and it appears to still be more child than adult.”
“Well in our planet I’m older than you Jack” argued Max.
“Yes, so am I” added Maree. Liam pointed at himself.
“Yes but we are not on Banbazoia and on this planet, you are too young for such things so go in the kitchen you three and amuse yourselves in there” ordered Jack.
“Fine” said Maree, stomping her feet. She turned around and stormed out as loudly as she could. Max picked up Liam and they left clearly disappointed they could not watch it either.
Jack turned to Bella and said, “This should be good.” He put the movie in the player on the TV and they snuggled close to each other to watch it.
Maree sulked in the kitchen with her arms crossed. Liam did not look very impressed either. Max being the oldest in human terms, thought he should do something to make his younger companions happy. He walked over to the fridge and looked at all the food.
“Okay guys, we can’t watch that docu-hologram Jack was calling a movie with them, but we can learn our own things. Who wants to work out how to cook with me?”
Liam pointed at himself. Maree continued to frown. Max looked at her. He grabbed a piece of celery out of the fridge and he put it near Maree’s face. He made it move in front of her face.
“Hello Maree” he made it say, moving near her, “I’m Mister Celery. Max only knows who I am because he has seen me on the primitive holo-screen. I’m green and I’m mean and I like to sing.”
“Stop it” spat Maree, “I’m not a child. We should be in there”. Liam tried to grab the celery from Max. Max gave it to him and Liam proceeded to make it jump up and down. He giggled. Max then grabbed a carrot from the fridge and got a knife and cut it up. “I’m glad the cooking docu-holograms taught me how to cut things” said Max as he did it. He then got small sticks of carrot and stuck some up his top gums to make teeth and held the others near his eyes as eyebrows.
“Hey, look Maree” he said, “I have a carrot face.” Maree just grunted annoyed at him. Liam burst out laughing. Max turned his head to directly face Liam and Liam laughed at it before pulling a piece of carrot from Max’s fake eyebrow and trying to eat it.
‘She’s still sulking’ thought Max, ‘I’m going to have to bring out the big ray guns.’ He looked through the fridge and found some eggs. He placed them on the bench outside of the container.
“Oh no” shouted Max, “He’s going to jump.” Max threw one of the eggs on the ground. It of course, cracked.
“Well that wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be” he said.
Maree still sulked. Max tried again and she didn’t respond. Then he did another one and it hit her by accident going all over her clothes. She looked down at it and said “Eww”.
‘Oh no’ thought Max, ‘I’ve made her more upset now’.
Then Maree surprised him by laughing.
“You’re dead” she said. She grabbed an egg and threw it at Max. It splattered all over him. Max put Liam down on the floor to the side as Maree grabbed another egg and threw it at Max. As it spread all over his clothes on impact, Max retaliated by grabbing another one and hurling it at her. Liam laughed this whole time. Maree grabbed an egg, came running up and jumped on Max, knocking him onto his back. She laid on top of him and smooshed an egg all over his face.
“Got you Max” she said standing up and pointing at him. Max spat out some eggshell, sat up and said “You sure did Maree.” Maree laughed.
“Let’s do some cooking now hey Max?” said Maree, still giggling, “I just got you so bad.”
“You did and yes cooking sounds good” said Max, coughing up some raw egg.
“Here is a book with some instructions on how to construct things that are cooked” stated Maree holding up a book, open at a page that said “Easy Mix Butter Cake”.
Max came and looked at the book.
“Why don’t we make this Easy Mix Butter Cake?” he asked.
“I wonder what that is” said Maree.
“It has a heap of food up the top. I guess they are the bits of food that go in it” said Max, “Can you read them out to me as I get the stuff out Maree?”
“Sure” said Maree, “First you need two eggs.” Max looked up on the bench to see that only two eggs had survived their egg fight.
“Okay got that, what next?”
“125 G butter” said Maree saying the letter G as she did not know what grams were.
“I don’t know what that is” said Max. He looked around in the fridge and pulled out something that had that word "butter" written on it.
“Okay butter” said Max. He looked at the stuff written on it. “Okay it says the whole thing is 500 G so we want one quarter of that. Next.”
“1 cup of sugar”
Max looked around in the fridge but couldn’t find that in the fridge. He soon found some in the cupboard.
“2 cups SR Flour”
Max looked and looked. He could not find SR flour anywhere. He found plain flour and self raising flour but no SR flour. Then he remembered.
“I saw someone use it on the primitive holo-screen while cooking. It was white stuff.” He looked around and pulled out a container with nothing written on it that was full of white stuff.
“Here we go” he said, “Next”.
“Two thirds of a cup of milk” said Maree. Max got it out the fridge.
“Only one thing left: one teaspoon vanilla.” Max looked around and soon found vanilla cola.
“Close enough” he said and put it up on the bench, “Now let’s make it”.
They read the instruction combine lightly beaten eggs, softened butter, sugar, sifted flour, milk and vanilla in a bowl. Max passed Maree the eggs and told her to beat them. She proceeded to smack them with her hand. “They are getting a good beating” she said. Max cut the butter into quarters as they decided before, then put the whole quarter in including the wrapping. Max then got a cup made for drinking coffee and measured out one coffee cup of sugar, two coffee cups of the white stuff he decided was SR flour (he didn’t sift it as he didn’t know what sifted flour is) and 2/3 of a coffee cup of milk. “Time for the punching part of the beating” said Maree and she punched the eggs, upon which point they smashed on the bench and her hands.
“I think they can go in now” said Max. Maree scooped them up with her hands and put them in. Max then got a spoon and added the vanilla cola to the cake. They stirred the cake, then smacked and punched it together to do the next step: beat on low speed until blended, then beat on high speed for three minutes.
They then had to spoon the mix into a greased tin. Max went into the laundry next to the kitchen and came across a tube which said, “High performance synthetic grease with Teflon.” He squeezed some out the tube and rubbed it along the tin they had found. They were confused by the final instruction: Bake in moderate oven for 30 – 35 minutes. They looked at Nathan’s oven. “Is this a moderate oven?” asked Maree.
“I don’t know” said Max, “Maybe we had better cook it for longer in case his is only a beginner oven.” They put the cake in the oven, Max worked out the controls on it and they put it in to cook for 50 minutes. Once they finished, they sat down on the floor with Max, very proud of themselves for managing to cook.
Nathan came in the door to get a major shock. He walked into the lounge room to see Bella and Jack watching gay porn. He gasped. Bella and Jack looked up. “Oh hey Nathan” said Jack, “Was wondering when you would get back. We have been watching this to work out how to reproduce. Looks like I need you for it.”
“No” said Nathan, “Not me. This isn’t how your reproduce.”
Nathan rushed away from the conversation though as he smelled a foul smell coming out of the kitchen. He went in there to see the oven running, giving off a terrible smell and stuff all over the bench, egg fragments all over the place and Max, Maree and Liam sitting in the mess. He rushed over and turned the oven off. He turned to them.
“What is going on in here?” he asked.
“We cooked” said Max.
“Yeah it’s yummy” said Maree licking cake mix off her arm. Liam licked the spoon they used to stir the cake in between beating it with their hands.
“What about the mess?”
“What about it?”
Nathan took a deep breath. He looked at the recipe then at everything around him.
“You greased it with car oil?” he said, “The cake will be poisonous. And you have used salt in the place of either sugar or flour. Oh crap, this is a huge mess. You guys are going to help me clean this up now.”
“Oh” said Maree, “Do we have to?”
Maree crossed her arms and sulked again.
“Well we know someone’s going to get coal this Christmas” muttered Nathan.
“We get a present sometime? Cool!” said Maree, “What’s coal?”
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Chapter 28: Smoke: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-28-smoke
Chapter 27: Blink: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-27-blink
Chapter 26: Fight: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-26-fight
Chapter 25: Scram: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-25-scram
Chapter 24: Deep: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-24-deep
Chapter 23: Missing: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-23-missing
Chapter 22: Human: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-22-human
Chapter 21: Fish: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-21-fish
Chapter 20: Broken: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-20-broken
Chapter 19: Flame: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-19-flame
Chapter 18: Second: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-18-second
Chapter 17: Glasses: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-17-glasses
Chapter 16: Spider: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-16-spider
Chapter 15: Sister: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-15-sister
Chapter 14: Sprinkle: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-14-sprinkle
Chapter 12: Rite: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-12-rite
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Chapter 5: Stepping: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-5-stepping
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Chapter 3: Value: https://steemit.com/fiction/@birchmark/confusing-earth-chapter-3-value
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