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There is one fundamental flaw in Darrow.

Scratch that, there are plenty of things wrong in Darrow and Danny's figured that out in less than a week, but there's only one that is currently at the centre of his most recent tirade.

"They're supposed to put the sauce on the bun first, Mindy, first, then add the meatballs. Then more sauce. Then a sprinkle of provolone cheese, not a pinch, not a scattering, a sprinkle. Then back under the heat for another sixty seconds. I mean, how hard is that?"

Incredibly so, if the last-but-one sandwich shop is anything to go by. The 'sandwich technician' - don't even get him started - had burst into floods of tears the fourth or fifth time Danny had been kind enough to offer some words of constructive criticism regarding her sauce-slathering skills. If you could even call it sauce. Both he and Mindy had been escorted (slash manhandled) off the premises when Danny had started complaining rather vocally about how dry his balls were.

"I feel like a jackass for paying ten bucks for that sandwich. But this? This one looks like the real deal," he says with a passion, unwrapping another meatball sub as they leave the latest shop, this time of their own accord. It had taken fifteen minutes from ordering to receiving but Danny doesn't mind waiting for the genuine article.

He's barely out on the sidewalk when he practically stuffs half the sub in his mouth. "This could be it, Min." The words are muffled from the food rolling around. It's only taken six stops to get here. "This could--nope." 

Half-chewed sandwich is propelled into his hand and he moves immediately to the nearest trash can, relieving Mindy of her sub on the way.

Yelp has nothing on Danny.

Date: 2014-09-14 02:51 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 10)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Mindy's teeth have barely grazed the hundredth sandwich of the day when it's yanked out of her hands and thrown away and she's getting really close to smacking Danny Castellano if she doesn't have something legitimate to eat soon. "Oh my god, Danny, they have all been exactly the same. If you're so picky, why don't you open your own sandwich shop?" She regrets the suggestion pretty much immediately.

Date: 2014-09-14 03:24 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 29)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"Wow, scrap that, that should be your guarantee as an OB/GYN," Mindy says, amused and almost starry-eyed at the thought. Then again, much as she resists saying so, Danny is a pretty good doctor. She's just mad he's poking fun at her love of sour straws again when she has a pretty refined palate, if she does say so herself. "Can we just go to Slothburger or something? I'm starving."

Date: 2014-09-14 04:18 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 31)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"They're not actual sloths, Danny, what kind of monster do you take me for?" Mindy sighs, although truth be told, she's never actually asked whether the meat was beef. She's not even supposed to eat beef, actually, but the Hindu gods clearly never tasted steak. "Come on, there's one right down this street. And I get to be the expert this time. No burgers in the trash."

Date: 2014-09-14 11:26 pm (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 10)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"I actually take offense to that," Mindy says as she pushes open the restaurant doors and spies an empty booth. "I love the Empire State Building in an adorable, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan kind of way. I am much too dainty to destroy New York."

Mindy's been here often enough that she doesn't really need to see a menu, but she points to one for Danny's sake. It's not unlike McDonald's. He's probably going to hate it.

Date: 2014-09-15 04:30 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 16)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Delusional as ever, Mindy grins at the compliment in turn. "So, what are you in the mood for?" she asks, though the options are pretty limited to grease and more grease. Her favorite. The servers are even wearing little sloth-like hats, which is as adorable as it is tacky. "The service is super slow, but usually if you bug them it doesn't take too long. Just, try not to get me kicked out of this one."

Date: 2014-09-15 01:13 pm (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 17)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"Wow, thank you, Danny," Mindy says, a little impressed as she rattles off a rather sizeable order. She decides she's earned it, and Danny seems to be in a good enough mood that he's not going to make any comments on the fact that, yes, she did want to supersize her meal.

But then it occurs to her just how nice he's being, just as the server wanders off with their orders. At the very least, that's one thing that this place has over McDonald's. Table service. She narrows her eyes. "Okay, why are you being so nice to me? Do you have some terrible confession about life back in New York to make? Oh my god, am I dead back there?"

Date: 2014-09-15 02:46 pm (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 10)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
It would be kind of cool to be dead back home, Mindy thinks, in the same way that it would be totally awful.

She wonders some days if her memories will come back, if what Danny's told her about her life in the months that followed will turn out to be true. Until then she's just taking his word for it, which speaks enough for how far they've come in this dimension or otherwise. "Oh, please, you would normally be attacking me about dying before forty for upsizing those fries, Danny. I'm kind of surprised you've even wanted to spend all this time with me as it is," she admits, though she doesn't bemoan it. She's always considered Danny a friend, even if he's acted like she's completely insufferable.

Date: 2014-09-15 03:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"I would rather die four years earlier than go without extra bacon," Mindy says, absolute sincerity, making a face at him as he sips the water like some sort of thirsty camel at an oasis. "But I do appreciate the sentiment. Which reminds me, I'll have to give you my list of demands if I do die in Darrow."

"Hopefully," she puts her hand over her heart. "That will be after Beyoncé turns up and can therefore sing at my funeral."

Date: 2014-09-16 05:08 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 13)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Mindy throws up her hands like a white flag, pleading for mercy as she shakes her head. "That was awful, please do not ever slaughter Queen Bey like that again. Ever."

"And also, I am not an eighty year old Catholic woman, so no, no hymns at my funeral. Or I will come back and haunt you. And, like, your children's children." She looks Danny dead in the eyes so he'll know just how serious she is about keeping Amazing Grace out of her hypothetical funeral planning.

Date: 2014-09-16 09:39 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 17)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Celebrity look-a-likes wearing Fat Steps sounds like the best funeral ever, and Mindy's about to say so when Danny drops his bombshell and she points at him accusingly. "A-HA! I knew it. You are the worst liar in the world, Daniel Castellano. Okay, okay, what do you want? You can't have my kidney. I am saving that for Tina Fey."

Date: 2014-09-16 02:48 pm (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 18)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Mindy totally would have written a reference for Danny just out of the goodness of her heart, probably, but the fact that he's practically begging is something she wants to milk for all its worth. "I don't know, Danny," she says with a wistful little sigh, like she really wants to help him, but doesn't know whether it would be right. "What if they ask about your anger issues? I can't just forget that Bruce Springsteen concert."

Date: 2014-09-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 10)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"Okay, that would mean that I would be saying that I was less qualified than you, for starters, so that would not look good for me," Mindy says, rolling her eyes, because yeah, Danny is an awesome doctor but he also has enough of an ego to fuel the entire city. "And, also, have you not considered coming to work with me at my awesome practice? You know, the one where I would technically have seniority over you?"

Date: 2014-09-17 08:08 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 5)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"Like you can afford be choosy," Mindy grins after she's finished almost choking on her soda. No matter the tone they're said in, she'll always be a sucker for terms of endearment. "Seriously, though, Danny. It's weird working without you. Way too productive. And Dr. Fowler is so old and white, you'll just love him."

Date: 2014-09-18 03:11 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 15)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"...Danny?" Mindy asks, trying to draw him out of his staring state after a few moments of wondering whether he's looking at her because she said something incredibly stupid or... something else. There's definitely been a shift in their dynamic since he's arrived, speaking mountains of the time that he can account for that she can't, but she's pretty sure Danny Castellano is the last person in the world who would ever feel that way about her. "Are you okay? Do you not want to work with me?"

Date: 2014-09-18 03:41 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 34)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
"Uh, it will probably be immediate, you can bond over your common old white guy-ness," Mindy says, voice light despite the slight frown on her face when Danny's gaze leaves her own. She doesn't know why she's disappointed, exactly, but everything's been a little weird since he turned up and she realised just how much she'd been missing him.

Date: 2014-09-18 04:31 am (UTC)
beyoncepadthai: (mindy 44)
From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
Mindy claims all but one plate and downs a few fries before she manages to stop herself and look back up at Danny. "Well, I will recommend you to Dr. Fowler," she says, still a little weirded out by how different things are here, how the tables have turned and the power is finally in her hands. "Or wherever else you want to work, if you would prefer to."

As much as she wants Danny to work with her, she can't help but shake the feeling that he might not. It isn't as if he was particularly pleased to be her coworker back in New York, after all. In fact, he was always pretty vocal in pointing out her apparently countless workplace flaws.

Date: 2014-09-18 09:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyoncepadthai
She knows that he's only saying it because he wants her help, but hearing Danny say that it's a good idea makes Mindy smile nonetheless. There's a comfort, too, in knowing that things will be a little like they were at Shulman and Associates, even if Shulman himself and Jeremy are nowhere in sight. "Thank you, Danny. I will do that."

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