TEAM PHOENIX ENTRY: CruiseDirector "A Pastoral Interlude" Title: A Pastoral Interlude Author:cruisedirector Team: Phoenix Genre(s): Romance Prompt(s): Career Change, Time Capsule Rating/Warnings/Kinks: R; Mild adult language, fairly discreet offscreen sex. Drag mouse over space if you wish to know more: *Past-tense minor character death.* Word Count: ~12,000 Summary: On an unhappy Christmas Eve in Somerset, Harry finds the last person he expects to see cooking in the kitchen of an inn. A/N: Betas: The wonderful dementordelta and the amazing celandineb. Disclaimer: Some ideas for recipes came from Maxime de la Falaise's Seven Centuries of English Cooking, though I borrowed mostly lists of ingredients. The King's Arms Inn is a real place in Shepton Mallet, but to the best of my knowledge, wizards must make reservations there the same way as everyone else.