General Pike took another bite of the savory pastry. “I’m happy you tamed the Terminator T-7000,” he said, talking around the food. “That’s some smart hacking.”
“Thanks,” said Jobe, preening in his white lab coat.
Pike plucked another cheesy pastry. “But I’m disappointed we don’t know more about its military potential.”
“Sorry, sir. We do know it cooks that terrific Pastizzi.”
Pike stopped chewing. “It cooks? How?”
“We don’t know.”
Jobe turned to the very large, naked, muscular man. “T-7000. More Pastizi, please.”
It crouched down on one knee and blue light globe surrounded it. Then it disappeared.
At Malta, in an alley in the city of Mdina, a man walked happily along with a fresh plate of Pastizzi. A globe of blue light appeared before him. It faded, revealing a naked giant of a man.
The T-7000 stood and said, “Your Pastizzi. Give it to me.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/04/14/what-pegman-saw-mdina-malta/
Pastizzi is a popular Maltese snack food. Here’s a link to many more Maltese dishes: