Title: cafe' cutee'
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 02:39 PM (GMT)
"Dhá chupán caife agus fianán." Justin said as he placed a large cup of black coffee with some cream and sugar on the side in front of the customer he was waiting on. On a plate next to the cup of coffee he put a large oatmeal raising cookie, smiling at the guy. The customer was Irish, and not even Justin's twin knew that Justin could speak, read, and write five different languages fluently. As far as Justin knew his twin only thought he spoke, read, and wrote in English. When the customer handed him a tip, Justin slipped it into a pocket of the green apron he was wearing.
"Ar mhaith leat rud ar bith eile?" he asked, and then walked away after he heard the customer tell him he didn't need anything. Working at a cafe had its benefits, but while he was working Justin was away from his twin as Jake didn't have a job at the cafe. Jake not working there was a good thing, however, as they would only distract each other. Wearing a t-shirt and jeans beneath his apron, Justin smiled and checked his watch as he went behind the counter, ringing up a customer's bill and then giving them their change before he moved to check the cookies that were in the oven, making sure they were baking properly.
"Almost done." Justin muttered in English, a smile on his face. Working at a coffee shop but not being allowed to eat the cookies unless he paid for those he ate out of his pocket money was torture, but Justin needed the money for things like shampoo, conditioner, gas money, clothes he wanted to buy that he actually liked, etc. He also wanted to save up money to buy something special, something for someone special. With all he needed to buy and what he wanted to save, Justin knew he would have to live on a budget, either that or sell his car and take the bus like everyone else.
Jake Martins - March 4, 2012 02:57 PM (GMT)
Jake sat at home, bored. There was virtually nothing for him to do. All his homework had been left in school, he didn't have a job, his brother was at work and he didn't have a car, or a license for that matter. He looked around the room and saw the classifieds laying on the floor. He smiled when he saw them because maybe he could find a job that would work for him. Something that was right around where they lived. Getting up and looking at them, he turned to where the help wanted ads were and looked at them. Eyeing them all. Not knowing which to choose. They were all too far. Then, Jake got an idea.
Putting the classifieds back down on the bed carelessly, they landed on lost and found and room mates wanted section. He ran down the stairs with a breeze and got his running shoes on. He was going to go where Justin worked and get a coffee or something.
After about ten minutes of running he reached the front door of the restaurant and swung it open. Approaching the counter, he didn't know that this was an Italian cafe. He must have been in the wrong place. Even though his brother was indeed behind the counter, Jake didn't notice and he left, trying to find the one where Justin worked at.
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 03:07 PM (GMT)
Standing up, Justin was surprised to see his twin's back running out the door. Laughing and arching a brow, Justin looked around. No customers seemed to need him at the moment, so he kept his hands down below the counter, pulling his cell phone from his apron pocket and sending Jake a text.
[Nice shoes. Looking for me?] he typed in, glad his cell was a slider with a full keyboard, like a computer. [I was bent over checking the cookies. Cruising for a new boyfriend?]
Jake Martins - March 4, 2012 03:11 PM (GMT)
As soon as he got a little ways down the street, Jake heard his phone ring. He pulled it out and then was confused. His brother really worked there? He thought to himself. However, he turned around and went back into the coffee shop that he had first entered. When he saw Justin standing at the counter, he smiled and approached the counter.
"Damn" He said, raising his eye brows. "You look hot" He said, chuckiling before he looked up at the menu and then gave up. "Just give me a coffee please and tell me how much it is. I don't know italian"
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 03:17 PM (GMT)
Seeing his brother come back, Justin slipped his cell phone back into the apron pocket he kept it in while he worked. True, his apron also held his tips, a pen, and a pad he wrote the orders on when waiting tables, as well as straws, but he was used to it.
"Thanks." he said, blushing softly. "Do you want any cream or sugar in that coffee?" he asked, grinning a bit. He had heard that Jake didn't speak Italian, so Justin decided to have a little harmless fun at his own expense.
"Faccio l'amore con torta." he said, giggling. "La ciliegina è molto umido."
"Faccio l'amore con torta." - "I make love to cake."
"La ciliegina è molto umido." - "The icing is very wet."
Jake Martins - March 4, 2012 04:03 PM (GMT)
Jake smiled as he saw his brother put his phone back in his pocket. Knowing he was going to get his full attention because no other customers looked like they needed something. "Nah. I like my coffee black" Jake said, surprised that his brother forgot.
Hearing his brother talk in italian to him, he raised a brow. "Cool story bro, I have no idea what your saying" He said, stepping behind the counter. "Am I allowed back here?"
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 04:07 PM (GMT)
"No, only employees are allowed behind the counter." Justin said, placing a hand on his brother's chest and trying to gently push him out from behind the counter. "You don't want me to get fired do you?" he asked, arching a brow. Giving his brother an apologetic look, Justin grinned a bit. His brother might not have known what he'd said in Italian, but Justin had still amused himself.
"Stay in front of the counter and I'll get your coffee." he said softly. "On the house."
Jake Martins - March 4, 2012 04:11 PM (GMT)
"Oh...that stinks" Jake said, and stumbling a little when his brother pushed him out from behind the counter. Even though it was a light push, anyone would stumble a little and that was what happened to Jake. Then, when he saw his brothers apoligetic look, he forgave him even though he wasn't mad to start with.
"Okay..." Jake said, and then smiled when his brother said it was on the house. "It's okay, I can pay for what I want" He said, honestly, pulling out his wallet.
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 04:15 PM (GMT)
"You'll pay later." Justin said, winking at his twin. "When I get home."
Going around the station behind the counter, Justin fixed a large cup of black coffee and a chocolate chip muffin for Jake, putting it before his twin with a friendly smile. The muffin was on a small pile of napkins, no need to leave crumbs around.
"So, what are you up to?" Justin asked, beginning to wipe down the station a bit with a wet cloth, then wiping out some mugs. "Did you do your homework?"
Jake Martins - March 4, 2012 04:19 PM (GMT)
Hearing what his brother had in mind for him later, he smiled.
He watched his brother get him a cup of coffee and a muffin. He didn't ask for one but, he smiled when he got it. "Thanks" Jake said smiling and taking a sip of coffee.
"Not much. I got bored waiting for you. So, I decided to come over here." Hearing his brother ask about homework, he smiled and nodded. "Yeah"
Justin Martins - March 4, 2012 04:24 PM (GMT)
Hearing that his brother had finished his homework, Justin was glad that he was a good influence on Jake. Doing ones homework and doing it properly so it could be turned in on time was always a good thing. Continuing to clean a bit, Justin then had to ring up a customer, make change, and put the mugs the customer and their friends were using in the dish washer before he returned to where Jake was, looking at Jake from behind the counter.
"I've been thinking.." he said, smiling softly as he looked into his twin's eyes. "What if I sell the car? Take the bus like everyone else?" he asked, wondering what his twin would say.
Jake Martins - March 5, 2012 01:46 AM (GMT)
Jake stepped aside when a customer came to be rang up. He watched as his brother made change and took care of the mugs. He smiled while watching him. He just couldn't wait till they got home.
Hearing that his brother was going to sell the car, Jake narrowed an eyebrow. "You're not serious? I think our aunt would be crushed and it would be a stupid thing to do." Jake said, being completely honest. "You were so happy. What made you think of that?"
Justin Martins - March 5, 2012 09:08 PM (GMT)
"There are things more important than a car." Justin said, shrugging, refusing to tell his brother that he already had some offers from people who wanted to buy it, that he could easily get a full refund on the amount their aunt had paid for it back from the dealership. "People, for instance." he said, just giving a general example. "I know we live in a small town, but most things are within walking distance and what isn't we can take the bus or see if our aunt or a friend can drive us. We don't really need the car." he said, trying to talk himself into selling the car just as much as he was trying to get his brother used to the idea that they wouldn't have the car anymore.
"I just don't want you to hate me for selling it." Justin said, looking into his twin's eyes. "I have my reasons, even if you don't understand what they are just yet. You have to trust me."
Jake Martins - March 5, 2012 09:14 PM (GMT)
Jake didn't know what to think of Justin selling the car. He was so happy when he saw how happy it make him. He had never seen his brother that happy and he deserved it. He was always the one getting left out of things and Jake thought that he deserved it. Also, it was a gift from their aunt. He didn't know what she would think of it. "Justin...I'm fine with it." Jake said and left it at that for then. "However, you should talk to our aunt" He said, swallowing hard.
"I trust you. I trust your decision. I just want you to make sure that's what YOU want. I want you to be happy...understand?"
Justin Martins - March 5, 2012 09:24 PM (GMT)
"I do." Justin said, speaking sincerely. "I just thought I would let you know." he said honestly, unsure if he should tell his brother he had been planning to surprise him when he got home. Looking around the shop, seeing some of the customers were still drinking their coffees, teas, and enjoying the edible foods they had ordered, Justin's blush deepened a little as he looked at his twin again. He knew he could wait until they were alone, but he didn't know what was the precise, correct way to do what he wanted to do. The law said they were too young, that their being identical twin brothers so it wasn't allowed, but Justin didn't want to hear that something was impossible, that it wasn't allowed, he just wanted it to be.
"Our aunt gave me the car, so it's mine to do with as I wish." he said softly, sincerely. Coming out from behind the counter, nervous, Justin leaned his forehead against Jake's, looking into his twin's eyes. "I made a promise, okay?" he whispered. "A promise I plan to keep."
Hoping he was doing the right thing, Justin sank onto one knee and pulled a small, square velvet box from the pocket of his jeans. Holding it in his hand, he opened it, looking up into Jake's eyes. "I promised I'd love you forever, that I'd always be there with you. I don't know who I'd be or where I'd be without you." he said, speaking from the heart as he showed Jake the ring
that was nestled on the small red velvet interior of the box.
"Will you marry me? When we're old enough, I mean. Will you marry me?"
Jake Martins - March 5, 2012 09:43 PM (GMT)
"Good, and I am glad you told me." Jake said, honestly. Ever since the whole car situation was brought up, Justin seemed to be acting more and more...loving. Jake wasn't complaining about it but sort of worrying about what was going to happen. When Justin looked around at all the customers, Jake did too for some reason.
"I guess that's true" Jake said, smiling. When Justin came out behind the counter, Jake thought that Justin's shift was over and they were going to go home. However, Justin pressed their forheads together and Jake listened closely. "A promise? A promise with who?" Jake wondered. With our aunt? He thought to himself. No, it couldn't be our aunt. Who did he make a promise to? Jake asked himself in his head. He couldn't imagine what happened next.
Justin got down on one knee and pulled out a small velvet box and tears came to his eyes. Was this really happening? Was his brother going to propose to him? When Justin said that he had made a promise to Jake, he remembered that day in their room. He did make a promise. When Justin opened the tiny box that held the ring, Jake stared down at it. It was beautiful and then, he heard the words. The words that Jake never expected to hear. Especially form his brother.
Then, he feel into his brothers arms with a big, happy smile on his face.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 12:27 AM (GMT)
"To you." Justin said while looking into his twin's eyes, smiling softly.
When Jake threw himself into Justin's arms, Justin hugged him and held him, rocking Jake and then softly kissed him. His arms around his twin, Justin grinned, holding the small ring box where Jake would be able to see the ring in it again. Doing so, Justin noticed his brother's eyes were closed and he shook him a little, wondering if Jake was suddenly playing opossum to get out of answering the question.
"Jake?" Justin asked, gently shaking his twin with one arm while putting the ring back into his jeans pocket with the other. "Wake up Jake, it isn't nap time."
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 12:38 AM (GMT)
"Really?" Jake wondered, trying to remember what promise he had made to him.
After fainting into his brothers arms, he laid there, not moving except when Justin did. Being shook, Jake's eyes fluttered a bit. Opening and closing rapidly. "W-what happened?"
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 12:41 AM (GMT)
"You fainted, again." Justin said, holding his twin as he knelt there, not wanting his twin to lay on the floor. Looking around, however, Justin saw he had more customers to take care of as more had just come in, so he needed to get back to work. Sighing, he figured he wouldn't propose to Jake again just now, he might faint again and then he would be forced to neglect customers and might lose his job. "After I asked you a very important question." he added, getting to his feet and trying to sit Jake on a stool at the cafe bar, hoping his twin could hold himself up.
"You should drink your coffee and eat your cookie." Justin said, looking a little upset as well as a small bit stressed. "It might help."
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 12:46 AM (GMT)
"Oh...sorry" Jake said, smiling up at his brother. He saw that Justin had customers to tend to and when Justin moved him to a stool he smiled and then it turned to a frown as his brother said that he had asked him a very important question but...for some reason he wouldn't tell him again.
"Okay." Jake said, wondering why his twin looked so...upset. "Thank you" He said, as he watched his brother walking away.
After finishing his coffee and eating his muffin, Jake regained what happened before he fainted. He remembered that his brother proposed to him. He smiled and walked over to the counter. "Justin...the answer is yes. Of course I will" Jake said, not going on any further, hoping his brother would get what he meant.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 12:51 AM (GMT)
Tending to the customers like the good employee he was, Justin spent his time serving food and coffee, wiping down tables, washing dishes, collecting tips, and handling money and change for the patrons of the shop. He hardly had time to stand still with all the people that were coming in and thirsty.
When Jake came over to the counter where he was working to talk to him, Justin was just changing the bag in the trashcan, distracted by his duties as the one running the shop at the moment when he looked up, confused by his twin's words.
"Yes what?" Justin asked, having been too busy trying to remember orders, who ordered what, the price of each drink and sweet, and which tables needed tending to that he'd forgotten, at least momentarily, that he'd asked his brother to marry him.
"You'll take out the trash?" Justin asked, tying the bag of garbage in it shut and then holding it out toward Jake. "Thanks, it helps a lot."
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 12:55 AM (GMT)
Watching Justin was actually really interesting. He was going at almost top speed though and it was hard to keep track of where he was. He looked into the coffee cup and smiled. He needed that. The muffin was good as well.
When Justin seemed to have forgotten what he had asked his brother, Jake rolled his eyes and took out the trash. He knew that his brother was very busy. It couldn't hurt. However, he just hoped that he'd remember that he had proposed to him.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:01 AM (GMT)
Seeing his brother take out the trash, Justin waited until his brother was out in the back alley, throwing the trash in the dumpster before he grinned. Getting an idea, he lay down on the floor behind the counter, then drizzled some fake blood all over his apron and shirt. To make it look realistic he also smeared some fake blood on his face. Pulling one of those fake but realistic looking knives from under the counter, he quickly stuck it in the fake blood, making it look like he had been stabbed, murdered, and closed his eyes, waiting for his twin to come back in and find him.
To everyone in the shop it would look like Justin had been murdered, though no such thing had happened. It was a prank, a prank Justin was pulling on Jake.
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:07 AM (GMT)
After heading out the backdoor, Jake looked for the dumpster. He was shivering and should have brought something heavier to wear but, he didn't so, he was going to have to deal with what he had on. Looking to the right of him, he finally saw the big red dumpster and threw the bag of trash out. Coming back into the warm building, he smiled as he approached the counter and then, Jake saw something red on the floor, as his eyes dropped to the floor, he saw his brother had been stabbed to death. Murdered. He looked around the shop and then back at his brother. "Justin! Justin. Stop. This isn't funny!" He said, crying and shaking Justin to no prevail.
After having seeing his brother dead like this, he knew it had to be someone in the shop. They probably threatened the rest of the people to act normal. "Okay. Which one of you bastards did this? Huh? Confess now." Jake said, fuming with anger, tears still running down his cheeks.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:11 AM (GMT)
Laying there with his brother shaking him, Justin stayed limp, wondering how his brother would react. When his brother stood up and began shouting at the customers, however, Justin knew the joke had gone a bit too far. Getting to his feet behind his brother, Justin grinned and then smirked, grabbing his brother from behind, arms going around him.
"Brains!" he said teasingly, acting like he was going to bite his brother's ear, talking in a 'zombie' imitation. "Brains!"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:15 AM (GMT)
After not having any of the customers respond and look confused at him, Jake jumped when Justin grabbed Jake from behind. He had heard his 'zombie' impression before and he smiled turning around. "Justin!" Jake said, happily. "You're alive" He said, and then laughing at himself for having believed it. Turning back to the customers he put on his best apologetic look on and said "Sorry".
Turning back to his brother, he kissed his cheek. "Poop head" Jake called him, teasingly.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:17 AM (GMT)
"Hey.." Justin said, laughing at his brother, some of the customers laughing as well. "You faint on me all the time. It was time I got a little payback." he said teasingly, grinning. Blushing, Justin cleared his throat again, looking into his twin's eyes.
"So, that yes, what was it for?" he asked teasingly, arching a brow. "What will you do?"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:20 AM (GMT)
Hearing the customers laugh, Jake was at ease. He really hoped the customers wouldn't get mad at him. "Alright, I guess I deserved it." Jake said, smiling and looking his brother in the eyes.
"You don't remember? The reason I fainted?" Jake said, hoping Justin would remember.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:23 AM (GMT)
"I do, but I want to hear you say it." Justin said, taking the apron off and then wiping himself clean of all the fake blood, glad that it had only stained his apron and shirt a little. It came off his face quite easily, and didn't leave a stain. Once his face and shirt were as clean as he would get them, Justin pulled the small velvet box from his pocket again, opening it and holding it between them.
"Will you, Jake Martins, marry me?"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:25 AM (GMT)
"Alright" Jake said, smiling and then laughing when he wiped all the fake blood off his face and took his apron off. He waited until the small velvet box was out again and smiled.
"Yes. Justin Martins, I will gladly marry you" He said, as he kissed Justin fully and with passion.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:31 AM (GMT)
When his brother said yes and then kissed him, Justin didn't know if it were possible to be happier. While kissing his brother back, blushing hard, he slipped the ring on his brother's finger, his blush going the deepest it possibly could, even making his ears and the back of his neck blush. Once the ring was on his twin's finger, Justin wrapped his arms around Jake, pulling him close. Their bodies pressed together, Justin broke the kiss, grinning.
"Careful there sunshine," he said teasingly. "Keep that up and the muffin you ate won't be the only one that gets eaten." he said, winking. Turning a bit, Justin waved at the customers, smiling. He then turned to look at Jake, a different employee slipping behind the counter, Justin's shift was over. "Where do you want to go?"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:36 AM (GMT)
When Justin kissed Jake back he smiled widely. Everything was just absolutley perfect now. He had his brother forever and always, people knew about it. When he felt the cold metal ring slide on his finger when he got pulled closer to Justin he smiled but then when the kiss was broke listened what he had to say.
"Right..."Jake said, hearing the customers clapping, and some going awh, made Jake even more happy. However, seeing another employee come behind the counter, Jake knew that was the happiest moment in his life. "Home." Was the single word Jake said, and that was all that needed to be said.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:38 AM (GMT)
"You mean back to our aunt's house?" Justin asked, arching a brow. "Have something planned?" he asked, simply curious as he held Jake's hand, leaving the shop with him, his tips from the day having been put in his pockets. "Anything I should know about?"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 01:40 AM (GMT)
"Actually, let's go to a hotel. We'll have more privacy." Jake said, winking at his brother. He smiled when his hand was taken by his brother and walked out of the shop with him. He wanted to be alone with Justin now more than ever.
Justin Martins - March 6, 2012 01:44 AM (GMT)
"A hotel? Why?" Justin asked, looking a bit confused. Why would Jake want to go to a hotel? They had beds at home, and a door with a lock on it. Wondering what might possibly happen at a hotel that couldn't happened at home, Justin frowned a bit. It took him a little, but his face finally lit up with recognition as realization hit him.
"Oh.." he said, cheeks blushing crimson. "I see what you're planning." he said smiling softly, ears and the back of his neck blushing again. "Drag me to a hotel, get my clothes off, pull me on top."
Nudging his twin with his hip and then his elbow, Justin chuckled a little, grinning at his twin. "Do you always spoil your fiance like this?"
Jake Martins - March 6, 2012 08:16 PM (GMT)
"Why do you think?" Jake said, raising an eyebrow. He knew that their room was able to be locked and that they had a perfectly good bed at their house. But, he wanted more privacy. More than their house offered.
When his brother finally thought of what he was thinking of, he smiled. "As long as you are cool with it" Jake said, hopefully. "You're not going to object...right?" Jake wondered, pleading with his eyes.
When his brother nudged him, he knew he was going to say something so, he was prepared to listen. "I will. I've never had one before, but, now that I do, I will" He said, winking at his brother and then standing in front of a hotel. "Here looks nice"