Chapter 6: The First Day
Pippa and Sebastian awake to the sound of knocking at the door. The arrival of visitors allows the twins to put off the dreaded housework a little longer.
Pippa prepares a meal for everyone while Sebastian gets to know the visitors.
Pippa's first venture into cooking leaves something to be desired. The waffles are burned and taste horrifying. Look at the expression on Christopher's face - he can barely force himself to eat them. Mr. Highly Desirable Dynasty Mate has come to expect better meals than this.
While Pippa washes the dishes, Sebastian goes out to apply for a job. Meanwhile, Christopher Steel stands out in the yard and wonders how anyone could bear to live in such a dilapidated shack.
Those of you who have had Christopher in your dynasties know what a sensitive soul he is. So perhaps you won't be surprised at what he does right after thinking about the house:
That's right, Christopher is moved to tears at the thought of his new acquaintances living in this dump. It's all too much for him. He and Pauline make their excuses and escape.
The shack contains no fun items other than the cheap radio, so Pippa goes to the library to read. Soon Sebastian joins her.
Pippa: Did you find a job?
Sebastian: Cleaning tables at the diner.
Pippa: I thought you were going to apply at the business office.
Sebastian: I intended to.
Sebastian: I got thinking about all our old friends that work there - Nancy, Gunther, Nick - and I just couldn't face them. It's bad enough that people have to see us going around in rags, and no doubt they all know about the dump we're living in. But to have to go to work every day and see the pity and contempt in their eyes - I just couldn't.