Short wakes up and heads straight to the kitchen. He locates his Christmas chocolate coins quietly and efficiently. The only traces I find later are a few crumpled candy wrappers on the counter. Where did he get this nasty habit of consuming chocolate before 8 AM, I wonder to myself as I sip my 3rd cup of predawn chocolate hot cocoa. Must be The Husband’s side of the family.
("Mostly Orders Valrhona")