Cedar woke up feeling someoen's arms around her, she looked over her shoulder and saw Red. Cedar grinned and wriggled out of Red's arms she poppe dto her feet and still holding Ridge skipped around teh room, pausing and peeking into the 'bathroom' Westing was bent over the bucket sink peering into a cracked hand held mirrior, his face was lathered and he was shaving.
"Morning!" Cedar called.
Westing jumped when Cedar said morning. His razor slipped and he cut his chin.
"Oh..." He siad, forcing himself not to cuss in front of the little girl, "Good morning." he siad. He was tecniquely just wearing a towel, he'd gotten out of a steaming bath a few minutes ago and ahd started to shave after putting the towel around his waist. The bathwas still steaming. Cedar didn't seem to notice or care he was just in a towel She skipped into the curtain area and peered into teh tub, the water was pretty clean and she touched it, it was warm. Westing turned back to shaving washing his cut and face off, when eh turned around ain, Cedar's overalls were lying on tehf loor and she was in the tub playing around. Ridge was seated on the closed toilet lid. Cedar was gigglig. Westing felt awkard.
((Oh The water was heated becuase Westing heated it over a fire befor ehe put it in the tub. The fire was in the old 'chimney' area of teh house, but he put it out after heating teh water so it wouldn't be well there anymore.))
Red groaned, sitting up and yawning. She streatched and stood up. She glanced at herself to asses her need for a bath. She needed one. Badly. She ran a hand through her dirty hair
((It didn't post, Bunny.))
Red groaned as she woke. She assesed her need for a bath. She needed one. She went to the bathroom to see if they were in there and winced, immediatly leaving s she saw Westing
Westing stepped out of the bathroom, and turned red when he saw Red,
"This is why inviting girls into my home wa sa dumb idea." he muttered, he went to tehc orner and grabbed his pants and turned to Red,
"Turn around or go into the bathroom with Cedar, she's in the tub, I ain'td ressing in front of you." he said. It was early, but he ahd to dress for work and leave.
Cedar blew bubbles in the tub, even though there was soap, or at least a little rough soap, poor man's soap sitting near bye, she conviently ignored nored it as she paddled around in the tub and pretend to be a water spout. She laughed as she played in the tub, forgetting she had work today and should probably wash and get dressed instead of play around.
Red laughed at his blush and walked into the bathroom. She knelt by Cedar "Mind If I join you honey?"
Cedar laughed and blew bubbles in the water, she shrugged in response and ducked under watter, her braids were undone and the strings were with ehr teddy bear. She sighed and reached for the soap and started to scrub herself as she sang an out of tune version of a rebelion song she'd heard sometime.
Westing quickly dressed, buttoning his pants and the yanking a shirt over his head. he heard Cedar start to sing and went to the bathroom, but didn't look in,
"Cedar, pipe down a bit." he called.
"Alrigh'!" Cedar called
Red stripped down and climbed in, begining to wash her hair. She hummed the song with Cedar, in tune though
Cedar looekd oddly at Red's body, it was different then hers, she peered down at her own body, her ribs jutted out, her skeletal scruture very defined and easy to say. She finished washing and jumped out of the tub, drying and then yanking her overalls on, she satrtd to baird her ahir againt but kept looking back at Red,
"You looked funny." she finally siad as she finished her first bradi and started on her second one.
Westing looked outside, and back at teh bathroom area, the girls could find their own way to their work. heturne dand left the house and started to run to teh factory so he wouldn't be late.
Red laughed, drying out her short hair and dressing in her bra, panties, ripped and white washed skinny jeans, and a loose fitted white shirt. "I'm older then you sweety. When you get bigger your body will change and look more like mine." she explained, gesturing to her large breasts
Cedar frowned and watched Red dress,
"I don'' wanna grow up." she siad, she finished with her hair and sticking Ridge in her pocket, and darted out of the bathroom and out of the door. She needed to get to the factory before it was too late and laughed and skipped as she headed down the alleys to teh facorty.
Red hurried to the factory as well, wprried she'd be beaten for being late
Cedar darted into the factory and hurriedly punched in, hoping she wasn't late, the overseer glaerd at her,
"Get to work you little rat, the barthrooms need cleaning, the drains are clogged." he commanded the tiny girl. Cedar nodded and ran off, he rbouncy attitude seeme dto be put on hold until she got out of sight of the overseer when she started to skipping and smiling again as she picked up the cleaning supplies.
Westing rubbed his temples, he was working the bellows and was already sweatinga nd mad a huge headache from all the noise. He went back to working the bellows and tried to ignore his surroundings and just conentrated on working.
Red punched in quickly, barely making it.
She sighed as the man screamed at her to get dying the fabrics. Red got to work, dye staining her fingers as the day wore on. She had a stripe of blue across her cheekbone, a streak of green on her shoulder. It'd fade soon enough though.
The large machine that sorted cotton gad brokane, Cedar was told to fix it. She was ahnded the tools and oushed onto her stomach and then shoved under the machine. Cedar hated crawling under the machines, it scared her out of her wits, but she started to fix it, wondering how Red was doing. She hoped the overseer, a laarge man with cgreay blonde hair and a rather nasty disposition was being nice to Red.
Red was working har when she dropped a basket of cotton marked to be blue into purple on accident. She gasped as they fell in. The overseer marched up to her "REDING!!!" He snapped She flinched. The overseer slapped her "Do you ever pay attention you little s!ut?!" Red fliched 'I'm sorry sir..." he whispered as a black bruise began forming on her cheek. He stormed away
Cedar crawled out from under the machine as it started up,
"Took you long enough!" her over seer said, "Now go and help in the dyeing section!" he shouted shovinger her towards the dyieng section. Cedar skipped over and was given a pot next to Red, She was dyeing pink an d purple swathes of clothes.
Teh over seer came over,
Faster, Cedar, faster." he snapped. And you too, Red." he added smacking the back of Red's head.
"'EY BE NICE TO RED!" Cedar said jumping to her feet and glaring at the overseer. The overseer turned to her and stared dangerously at her.
Red caught Cedar up in her arms "Cedar stop. Please." she begged, fighting the dizzyness of the smack. She set the child down by the vat and the overseer stared intntly at her.