Stella pulled out the little notepad next to her computer as the man on the other end talked. "Uh huh, tomorrow? As soon as you make sure I don't have a criminal record? I see. Well, I'll be glad to work for you. Thank you." She hung up the phone and thought about the conversation she'd had with the man on the phone. She had a job, no interview or anything. She grinned at the thought of finally leaving the apartment she so hated. Stella stood, then walked over to her bed, flopped on it, and napped, relieved that she was getting a new start.
Adam smiled as he walked down the long hallway, but stopped breifly to examine a crevice in the wall. Once he decided it was below his interest, he went on to the kitchen to find Eddie, the cook, stirring a large pot. Adam went over to it and sniffed it's contects hopefuly. "Yum yum! Can I have some?"
"Definitely not. I haven't finished it." Eddie chuckled.
Aria finished her work in the hallway and moved to clean the bedrooms.
Adam whined, "Aw, common, just a little!" Adam squirmed but was distracted by the edge of the counter which had the smallest chip in it. Adam bent down to examine it. Quickly he straightened back up, having decided that it was made by a pan of diameter .37 meters. Adam tryed to look back into the pan, "Please?" He asked rembering the food.
Chieri walked over to Adam and gently patted his shoulder. Come on now, she thought, as she didn't speak, leave him to his work.
India sat criss cross in her small nursery room. She was on the ground floor becuase going up adn down stairs was hard becuase of her JIA. In front of her was a doll sized sewing model, India wa strying to pick out a fabric to make a dress for one of her dolls.
India was waiting for Miss Johnson to coem and help her. She sniffed the air, Eddie was cooking something but India was concentrating on degining, she started to flip through her tiny sktechbook for ideas. India was trying to ignore the thoughts of ehr doctor appointment she had tomorrow, she hated doctor appoitments, it'd only been a few month since she'd coem out a recent surgery.
Savannah was cleaning Master Leo's room for him, she was turning teh bed down replacing the towels and makings ure everything was ready for him when he went to bed tonight. She tugged at the hem of her maid'suniform nervously while inspecting her work. She wante dto go see Dani, she hadn't seen her today except this morning. Today had been busy becuase the new maid had quit. S avannah was worried for her baby girl, she was porbably hungry adn not exactly clean right now. Savannah turned and started to leave Mr. Leo's room. Maybe now she could get to her baby girl. She looekd around the hall for any other maids who might be watching.
"Nope. Sorry. Now run along, or I'll put salt in tonight's deserts." Eddie huffed gruffly.
Adam schrunched up his nose at the thought of salt in his desert. "Fine." He huffed. Adam stomped out but when Chieri and Eddie weren't looking he grabbed the salt from the cupboard. Adam went out and went to India's room.
India looked up when she heard her brother coming. India had gotten really good at telling who was coming by their foot steps. She knit her eye brows together as she focused on picking a fabric, she finally chose a light denim material and a yellow silk matrial. She grabbed her button jar and thread box to pic put those. She was going to make an outfit for her doll, Raizor. She searched through the button carefully her small fingers picking up eahbutton individually and holding it up to the fabric to see how it looked.
Adam walked into India's room to find her holding a button up to the fabric. Adam sat down and put the salt on the floor next to him. Momentarly distracted, he picked up a button held it at eye level.
Savannah hurried down the corridor, passing the kitchen and heading towards her little room. She checked the hall way again before walking into her room. Shutting an dlocking the door she turned and went to the play pen in the corner,
"Hi Dani." she whispered, reaching in and lifting her udaghter out of the pen, Dani's head lulled back becuase she couldn't support it herself. Savannah held Dani in her arms and walk into her little bathroom off of her bedroom, she needed to wash her,
"I'm sorry I didn't come in at lunch, I was really busy. Tell you what, I'll bring you some desert tonight, does that sound good?" she asked her baby, Dani couldn't really understand her, but the word desert seemed to make her smile.
India looked at her brother, whow as now inspecting on of her buttons. She reached over and took the button, holding it up the fabric she had to see if it would work,
"You didn't knock, Adam." she stated, she decided to go with the button that Adam had been looking at and started to search through her button jar for more like it,
"And why did you bring salt?" she asked her brother suspiciously, still keeping her eyes on the button jar.
Adam shrugged. "I never knock." He picked the salt back up and examined it's container, but it wasn't very interesting, he had exmained it a million times before. Sighing it put it back down and said, "I brought it for a couple reasons, first of all to stop Eddie from putting it in desert." Adam did not say the other reasons.
Stella woke to a vigorous knocking on her door. She trudged over and opened it. Her former boss, a scrawny hippie-looking man, burst in, looking more disheveled than usual. "What are you doing here?!!" she yelled, "You're supposed to be in prison!!!" He slammed the door behind him and replied, "I broke out, ALRIGHT?!! So hide me!" The reason he was arrested in the first place was breaking and entering, trying to get his pot stash from his ex girfriend. Stella sighed. "Fine. But I'm going on a trip, so please keep the place tidy." He nodded. "Will do." She went to the closet and pulled out the suitcase, which she readied before-hand in the case of forcible eviction. Stella quickly hurried downstairs, dialing the manor on her outdated cell. "Can I maybe come in for that interview now?" she asked, bounding down the last flight of stairs. "Why, if I may ask?" was the reply. "Um, personal reasons." she said simply. He sighed. "Very well, Miss. Come when you like, as long as it's before six in the evening." Stella ran outside. "Thank you!" she said into the phone. "Yes, good afternoon, Miss." Thomas hung up the phone. "How odd." he mumbled, standing. He walked to the foyer and yelled, "I need all staff to come at once!" His voice echoed throughout the manor, easy for all servants to hear.
Savannah heard Thomas yell, she sighed and carefully dressed her daughter,
"Bye, bye, baby. I'll bring you some dessert later." She whispered putting her duaghter back in her play pen, or more of tehs eat in her playpen, she gave her sme stuffed animas to play with and than left her room. Shutting and locking the door she walked quickly down the hal towards the booming voice of Thomas.
India knew her brother never knocked, it annoyed her greatly. This was her room, her domain, she should be able to make the rules! Of course she'd never say that, she stayed quiet working on the outfit, wondering where Miss Johnson was.
Thomas yelled for all the staff to go to him. India sighed, Miss Johnson wouldn't be here for a while if they were doing one of their staff meeting things.
Adam looked up at the sound of Thomas's voice. "Ooh, I wonder what's going on? 'Corse it could be private... maybe I'll go anyway." Adam stood up and grabbed the salt. Without a backward glance he ran out and upstairs stashing the salt in one of the five hidden compartments of his desk. Then he ran out and snuck down the hall towards Thomas's voice.
Aria didn't hear Thomas calling. She was busy at work, cleaning under a guest bed. She would be late, slow. As usal.
Eddie grumbled when he heard Thomas. "Oh great..." He muttered. "Always when I'm in the middle of something..." He sighed, grunting and muttering under his breath as he shifted to take the pot off the heat, unhappy about having to pause.
Aria quietly kept cleaning. Unable to hear Thomas.
Thomas sighed. "Everyone! On the double!" He yelled louder, crossing his arms and tapping his foot.
Aria faintly heard a voice and bit her lip, starting to scoot out from under the bed. Who was shouting? Was something wrong? She moved to start to hurry out. She might as well see what it was, avoid a little trouble possibly. She hadn't told anyone about her deaf ear, afraid the would turn hr away for it, so she did her best to seem normal.
As the staff began to congregate, Thom said, "As you well know, one of the maids has quit. On her way now is another girl who is interested in the job, so please behave yourselves. He pointed to one particular maid, Pamela, and said, "And you don't critique her. Or else." She sighed. "Yeah yeah, I get it." He nodded. "Very well. Now, you may be on your way, but please try to not frighten this one away."