viennese coffee

Rivamika Week, Day 6: Hanakotoba (NSFW)

Day 6 Prompt: Floral
Rating: M
Word Count: 4,464 words
Read This First: Hannah Montana prompt
Summary: Levi is bad with words, so he uses flowers.

Mikasa is in Vienna when the first bouquet arrives, bright and soft pinks of ranunculus and roses, sunny daffodils, purple forget-me-nots. (How ironic, she thinks, running her finger over the outstretched petals of the violet bloom.) Tucked between two fat blossoms is a small white card. She plucks it from the bouquet and opens it with unsure fingers; flowers are not Erwin’s preferred form of motivation, and she cannot recall doing anything recent of note that would necessitate such a gift. Inside the card, there is a short handwritten missive, the letters spiky and cramped:

Thinking of you.

Mikasa snorts. “Probably from his management,” she mutters, then tosses the card in the wastepaper bin.

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{by Canonette-Impinged Arm !!}

How to make Viennese Coffee:

  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12 cups freshly brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon

Bring ¾ cup cream to simmer in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Gradually whisk in coffee. Ladle coffee mixture into cups. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Sprinkle cream with cinnamon and serve.