Bittersweet Emporium is a gourmet chocolate shop located in Diagon Alley, just past Gringott's Bank and is currently the newest shop on the block. Built to have a friendly and calm atmosphere, soft classical music plays in the back and warm lights show off the high quality chocolate products that are all hand-made in store. The shop was created by Aikaterine Vassalos and displays her heart and soul and of course, her love for chocolate.
Bittersweet Emporium is currently looking for chocolatiers, whether full time, seasonal or part time employee.
- we shine so much that we are blinding Message Me - 08:30, March 10, 2018 (UTC)
There was never a day too sweet for chocolate. Or rather, in this case, too bittersweet. His eyes are glancing around at every sign. Semi-sweet, Dark, Milk, Caramel. It didn't really make a difference, seeing that he took from them all. Now, Seunghyun was only walking aimlessly around the store. Yet, there was an expression just a tad sweet that made all the difference to his usually neutral face.
- “Make the most out of life, afterall you only have one."
Message Me - 08:36, March 10, 2018 (UTC)
Felicity had been browsing through the store trying to find some treats to buy for her nieces. She was staring at a section of cute looking chocolates before deciding to go look for something else, but when she turned to walk she bumped into Seunghyun by accident. "O-Oh! I'm so sorry-" She apologized quickly, slightly embarrassed.
- we shine so much that we are blinding Message Me - 07:50, March 11, 2018 (UTC)
Stumbling backwards a bit, his dreamlike expression leaves his face and has Seunghyun coming back to reality. Smiling slightly, just as embarrassed as the other woman, he says, "Apology accepted, but I'm sorry for being in your way." There was slight amusement in his voice, but he steps out of the way. If Felicity wanted to move on, she could, but he stared at her with a certain curiosity.
Sierra and Kamille
Sierra Firestone– Thunderbird Alumna – Photographer "Fear is stupid. So are regrets." Marilyn Monroe OWL– 23:40, December 19, 2017 (UTC)
She was buying chocolates for Izona. He ex. It was a stupid, gesture, a stupid decision, and more stupidly she was probably going to send them. She tried to pick out something she liked but their tastes were so similar she could without being curious about the taste.
Kamille MacConnell+ Gryffindor Alumni + New Healer @ St. Mungo's -"Death smiles on everyone, wolves smile back." – 00:11, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
Sierra Firestone– Thunderbird Alumna – Photographer "Fear is stupid. So are regrets." Marilyn Monroe OWL– 00:14, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
She looked over at the other woman shopping and did a double take. She put her eyes back on the box of chocolate in her hands before she spoke. "Have you ever had Peppermint Bark?" She looked at her again. "Sorry to interrupt. I don't know if it's any good." She shrugged giving the woman and easy, lighthearted smile.
Kamille MacConnell+ Gryffindor Alumni + New Healer @ St. Mungo's -"Death smiles on everyone, wolves smile back." – 00:32, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
Sierra Firestone– Thunderbird Alumna – Photographer "Fear is stupid. So are regrets." Marilyn Monroe OWL– 01:17, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
"I don't know. I could just get chocolate covered mints." She shrugged. "If you liked minty chocolate things. Would you want the bark or something else?"
Kamille MacConnell+ Gryffindor Alumni + New Healer @ St. Mungo's -"Death smiles on everyone, wolves smile back." – 01:54, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
Chris and Gwen
Gwen Wolf- Hufflepuff Graduate *Professional Dancer -'Leaving can't be nearly as hard as being left' – OwlAcatonthemoon (talk) 18:49, November 22, 2017 (UTC)
This was exactly the reason she should never go shopping when she was hungry she had absolutely no self control. She'd stumbled across the shop and just had to have something sweet
- "Pain is only weakness leaving the body." Message Me - 21:46, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
Chris spots Gwen and freezes. He hadn't seen her since the terrorist attacks or even talked to her... he had got really caught up in work and they had lost touch. Now that he could actually see her, he didn't know what the fu*k to do so he stood there with a deer in the headlights look on his face
Gwen Wolf- Hufflepuff Graduate *Professional Dancer -'Leaving can't be nearly as hard as being left' – OwlAcatonthemoon (talk) 21:55, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
She was smiling softly to herself feeling an awful lot like a kid in a candy store, completely oblivious to Chris's presence. It's only when she chooses the chocolate she wants a minute later and she turns to pay that she spots him. At one point now would have been the time she'd have yelled. Or gotten angry. He'd just disappeared after all. But she wasn't that self conscious kid anymore. Not really. So instead she did the grownup thing and offered him a small hesitant smile
- "Pain is only weakness leaving the body." Message Me - 21:59, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
He blinked and shook his head when Gwen smiled at him to clear the cobwebs out. But he still didn't know what to do... so he avoided it, buy not making eye contact and pretending to study the chocolates next to him
Gwen Wolf- Hufflepuff Graduate *Professional Dancer -'Leaving can't be nearly as hard as being left' – OwlAcatonthemoon (talk) 22:07, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
'Well that got awkward fast' She thought to herself as she moved quickly to the counter to pay for her chocolate intending to get out of there as fast as she could but as she moved to go past him towards the door she stopped "You know, the least you could do after not speaking to me for I don't even know how long is say hello" She snapped, her words clipped
- "Pain is only weakness leaving the body." Message Me - 22:31, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
"I know you didn't, but I'm just telling you why I've been out of contact," he says calmly to Gwen. "It's not your fault, if it's anyone's, it's mine. I should have made time, but as I said... I was just really busy."
Gwen Wolf- Hufflepuff Graduate *Professional Dancer -'Leaving can't be nearly as hard as being left' – OwlAcatonthemoon (talk) 22:37, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
"Okay" She decided, because really what else did she have to say. She wasn't about to apologise.
She had been craving something sugary, so when she got off work, she came here to see what she could do to end the craving. As she looked at the sweets, she tried to find something to bring for her niece and nephews.
Anastasia Hartman♥ Ilvermorny Graduate ♥ Pukwudgie ♥ Single ♥ 21 ♥ Unemployed -♥ "My weakness isn't that I'm too nice, it was thinking that you were also as nice." – ♥18:28, September 27, 2017 (UTC)
Anna had been casually browsing, trying not to give in to the temptation of the delicious looking chocolates, when she saw another woman enter. She smiled across at her, "Don't they look amazing?"
She looked to the other woman, nodding with a smile on her face. "They look absolutely fantastic!! I'm really tempted to just take everything home with me..That's healthy, right?", she said with a laugh.
Anastasia Hartman♥ Ilvermorny Graduate ♥ Pukwudgie ♥ Single ♥ 21 ♥ Unemployed -♥ "My weakness isn't that I'm too nice, it was thinking that you were also as nice." – ♥18:38, September 27, 2017 (UTC)
Anastasia giggled. "Probably not, but I won't stop you," she said, opening up her purse to check how much money she had. She was meant to be spending less, now that she was trying to be self-sufficient.
She smiled. "Well, I'm glad you're not going to be judging me if i leave this place with my arms full." She looked back to the chocolates, trying to narrow her decisions down. "What's your favorite kind? There's just so many options, I can't seem to choose."
Anastasia Hartman♥ Ilvermorny Graduate ♥ Pukwudgie ♥ Single ♥ 21 ♥ Unemployed -♥ "My weakness isn't that I'm too nice, it was thinking that you were also as nice." – ♥18:46, September 27, 2017 (UTC)
She continued to smile and said, "I like things with a bit of a twist, you know? A nice gooey centre or unexpected flavour. I've heard the chocolate over here is different to back home, but I haven't tested it yet. Is it usually good from here?"
She nodded. "I absolutely loved it there..Sometimes I wish I could go back. But, again, I don't really have much to compare it to. It's the only school I've been to." She paused for a moment. "What's Ilvermorny like?"
Anastasia Hartman♥ Ilvermorny Graduate ♥ Pukwudgie ♥ Single ♥ 21 ♥ Unemployed -♥ "My weakness isn't that I'm too nice, it was thinking that you were also as nice." – ♥14:23, September 29, 2017 (UTC)
"The best!" she said, then laughed, "Only kidding. I guess I'm the same, I never had anything to compare it to." After she'd stopped talking she begun to reminisce over her school years, but when she thought of her ex-fiancée she quickly shook the thought off and put on a smile to disguise it.
It's been a while since he had gone to Diagon Alley and had spontaneously decided to visit it again, dragging Kress with him because 'it's more fun if you're around!!' with his signature grin. The Bittersweet Emporium was definitely a new addition and Gino was immediately captivated because who doesn't love chocolates? Gino all but gently tugs Kress to the direction of the chocolate shop, his expression very much like a small puppy being offered a toy. "C'mon, Tassie, they have chocolate!!"
"But we have lots of those already, we need new things in the kitchen. Like more foreign sweets?" His eyes held a sparkle in them, fortunately not the same one that appears whenever Gino is working with his chemicals. Speaking of which, he wonders if his latest concoction would be ready by the time they got home. He's still dragging Kress around the shop, looking less like your typical husband and wife and more of a child and his mother but Gino could care less. Besides, chocolate.
"But it's too... sweet," rhe complained. Unfortunately, there was no way Gino wouldn't go crazy if left alone with his beloved chocolate. Good thing Kress disliked the existence of jealousy; it was too illogical for rher processing unit. Rhe reminded him of the most obvious problem in this scene: "I haven't gotten around to inventing fake organs."
"Speaking of fake organs," He picks up a bag of small, Snitch-shaped chocolates. "I think I wrote down an idea on it once." Gino grimaces as he realises the bag of chocolates he picked up were dark chocolates, also known as the really bitter ones that were not his aesthetic. "Ohhh~ You think we can become a pair of Dr.Frankensteins and like, make our own human?"
"Why would we make just a human?" Kress rolled rher eyes. "Improve it a bit, at least." Rhe continues trudging after him. "Like a way more resilient liver. And I hope you didn't lose that idea to your mountain of notes."
The sparkle in his eyes shifted to the kind of sparkle they hold whenever his mad scientist side is triggered and Gino abandons the chocolate in favour of paying full attention to Kress. "Like superhumans? Like Khan from Star Trek:Into Darkness??" Gino's smile turns sheepish, as if he got caught stealing the last cookie in the cookie jar. "Dunno.. I may have?"
"Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity, but improve man and you gain a thousand fold?" Kress quoted, prosthetic hand twitching. "Good one, but we still have other projects." Rhe cast a wary eye around the shop and swore under her breath. "We'll have to look for it later."
His smile grows into a bright, adoring grin before he nods enthusiastically. "True, but a little multitasking is pretty fun so~" Gino flits to a section filled with white chocolate and tries to look for a pack of cookies and cream chocolate, quietly humming his all time favourite Periodic Table Song.
"You're going to give me LSS," rhe groused. Yet there was no further complaint. "Speaking of multitasking, I'll go see if they sell ice. Holler if any of the sweets are cursed." Rhe disappeared down another aisle.
He turns to grin brightly at his spouse (he really likes referring to Kress as his spouse. He wonders if there is a robot equivalent for spouse since Kress prefers to use robot pronouns. It's cute how rhe uses robot pronouns. The last person to call it weird almost got their spaghetti laced with cyanide but Gino is completely innocent.) "You didn't ask me to stop though, which means you don't mind~" Gino pouts at having to separate from Kress but then he spots cute atom shaped chocolate on another aisle. "Okidokii then~" He goes in for a quick hug because he can before heading to the atom chocolates.
Rhe had sighed at his parting words but didn't comment on the hug. Gino was her circuit breaker. Leaving him alone for a little while was quite the risk for both of them. Hopefully he didn't decide to buy out the entire store while rhe was off looking through the freezers at the back. Static buzzed inside of her prosthetic foot as rhe scraped it against the floor. Ah, yeah, rhe'd have to work around that side effect when they got back home.
He hums happily as he goes over to the atom chocolate, grinning widely as he sees that they're milk chocolate. Perfect. Now he needs to find white chocolates and he's complete. Gino can't help but glance once in a while to the direction where Kress was, but he wasn't making any visible attempts to stop. He does stop when a line of packs of white chocolate caught his attention, then a shelf of peppermint chocolate makes him abandon that area, then his attention was switched to what looks like strawberry filled chocolate, and then suddenly he doesn't know where he was anymore. Gino frowns deeply and tries to find where he came from. Honestly his sense of direction is so whacked he can and will get lost in a small chocolate shop, and that's exactly what happened.
Kress lifted a sack of ice (in magical stasis) over rher good shoulder. The weight almost compensated for the relief rhe felt when rhe found that they did keep some ice at the back. Rhe opted out of going back to where rhe last saw Gino and started making an exasperated, calculated round. It paid to be able to navigate layouts like they were a breakfast menu. Rhe came into his view in under twenty seconds. "...I still don't know how you can get lost in a place as tiny as this. It's smaller than our brother-in-law's ability to top," rhe deadpanned.
"Me too but I trust you to find me so I don't worry about it much." Gino grins happily at rher before turning to pick out more bags of chocolate, balancing them all in his arms. "Half of these are going to my stomach and the other half to my labs~" Gino skips over to Kress, still wearing a grin. "Should we ring these up now?"
Killing the flustered reaction that the brain suggested, rhe leveled a look at him. "I am not going to be the second one to go in this partnership," rhe half snapped. "Share some with the minions." Rher expression softened once rhe turned away and stalked to the counter. It almost could've been called a smile.
He picks up the pace to catch up to Kress, a small :c on his face. His Tassie is cute when rhe's an annoyed kind of angry but he doesn't like seeing rher in the genuine, snappy kind of angry rhe is right now so there's only one thing he could Love you, Tassie~" He says, partly to cheer her up but mostly because he felt like saying it. "Don't worry, half of my half is for them... If I remember to distribute it first before my stomach gets them first."
Rhe sighed again, but the tension unwound itself from rher shoulders. "Fine." Rher spouse couldn't be reasoned with on that. "If your stomach gets to them first, our androids will be getting you to the hospital."
"I'll eat with moderation, I promise." Gino grins happily at rher, momentarily distracted enough to drop one of his bag of chocolates. He pouts before adjusting his grip on the other chocolates he still has. "Gimme a mo, gotta pick it up."
Warren PryceRavenclaw Alumni - Bookstore Clerk - Secret Thief/Assassin -"There's not a soul in the world who's been honest, one hundred percent, their entire lives." – 05:45, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
Warren could probably take anything he wants if he tried hard enough. For now, he only had a small bag of treats he didn't plan on paying for. He stuffed the small bag into his pocket as if just shoving his hands in for warmth. He didn't even see Albion. Probably wouldn't have recognized her anyways.
Warren PryceRavenclaw Alumni - Bookstore Clerk - Secret Thief/Assassin -"There's not a soul in the world who's been honest, one hundred percent, their entire lives." – 05:54, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
Warren raised a brow at the slightly older woman. whatever she thought she was doing, was obviously not working on the young man. He pulled his hands out of his pockets empty. "I have no idea what you're talking about, Lady." He answers, showing his empty hands. Warren then turned to walk away.
Warren PryceRavenclaw Alumni - Bookstore Clerk - Secret Thief/Assassin -"There's not a soul in the world who's been honest, one hundred percent, their entire lives." – 06:02, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
"That's right. The pregnant one. Sorry, you know. I rarely ever talk at work." He gave a charming smile. "How are you?'