Because I do NOT have the time to write a Kat surrogate story multi chapter fic right now, this little scene wouldn’t leave me.
Kat peered at the plate sitting on the kitchen table with distaste. “What is that supposed to be?” she asked.
“Vegetables,” Robert said, as if it was obvious. “Kale, spinach and…”
“No, absolutely not,” she said. “I’m starving, I’m not going to eat rabbit food! I thought you invited me to dinner?” she asked Aaron. He looked at Robert with a married I told you so kind of glance. “I’m not eating that.”
“Kat, it’s good for you,” Robert said indignantly.
“Oh, like hell it is,” she snapped. “You mean it’s good for the baby. I tell you what, I’ll eat that mess when he does,” she added, pointing her finger at Aaron.
“Eh?” he said, looking oblivious, fork halfway to his mouth as he was about to tuck into his steak and chips with gusto. “Wait, why?!”
“This isn’t my baby, I shouldn’t be the only one suffering.” Kat sat down with dignity, glaring at Aaron as if daring him to say anything to contradict her.
“I’ve been working all day,” Aaron said. “Stripping three cars, I need more than rabbit food to keep me going.”
“Exactly,” Kat said with a sweet smile. “I’ll have steak please.” Robert looked at the pair of them, realised he was being ganged up against and sighed.
Then he looked to Aaron. “There’s no chance you’re going to…?” Robert started, looking at the unappetising plate of veg.
“Not a chance in hell,” Aaron said bluntly. “Give her steak.”
“Fine,” Robert said, now annoyed. She smiled at Aaron, eyes glinting and glad he’d backed her up. He grinned back.