Fiona stood in the middle of her room after nearly three hours of unpacking. She crossed her arms and looked around, trying to decide what color to paint her room. It was between a deep burgundy and a soft rose or a soft blue with a darker blue behind her bed. Her mom appeared at her side and looked around. It had been a long afternoon of unpacking.
“It has been a long day. Let’s go to the kitchen and see what we can create for dinner, shall we?”
Fiona nodded and followed Chloe out of her room to the kitchen. Jonah stood in the kitchen, waiting for them. “Tomorrow we have to buy a new freezer to go into the garage and a new refrigerator for the kitchen.” He leaned back against the kitchen counter. “We still have a little left in the cooler we can cook for tonight. But we need more.”
Chloe sighed heavily and nodded. “Okay, well, we will go shopping tomorrow for everything we need for the house and food.”
Fiona looked at her parents, wondering where they would get their food. “But, mom, where are we going to get our food from? I doubt they have a store where they sell the meat we eat.”
Jonah smiled and rustled her hair. “Don’t worry about it, Fiona-bear. I will take care of that. Plus, the store carries a lot of other meat we enjoy, so we will be okay.”
Fiona smiled and helped her mom make some meat sandwiches from the last bit of leftovers they had brought and cooked up the last finger fries in their new oven. They sat down at their beaten up old dining room table and enjoyed their dinner.
Chloe made a face as she brushed her fingers over the table. “We need to look for a new table set.”
“Just make a list of what you want to get, dear,” Jonah said, as he winked at Fiona.
The Jacobson’s sat on their front porch and listened to the rain, crickets, owls, and someone playing music in their cul-da-sac. Jonah and Chloe held hands while Fiona took night pictures with her camera. She had changed it so it could take beautiful photos during the day and at night. The family waved to a new neighbor as they walked their dog past their home.
“We better get to bed. We have a long shopping day tomorrow,” Chloe said as she stood and stretched, her eyes never leaving the other quiet homes around theirs. “Did we do the right thing moving here, Jonah?”
Jonah walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her shoulders. “This job is going to be great for us. We just have to be careful and not let anyone catch on about what our eating habits are like. They would think it’s, well, not normal.”
Fiona looked at her parents for a moment before she walked back inside. She let them enjoy a few moments alone as she returned to her bedroom. She changed into some shorts and a butterfly shirt. After using the restroom, she returned to the porch and said her good nights. Fiona crawled into bed and turned off the light on her nightstand. She turned and stared out the window, wondering if they will be able to hide the fact that her family had a specific diet from their neighbors.
Fiona kept tossing and turning, unable to relax in her new home. She also could hear her parents in their room down the hall talking. Finally, after two hours since she had gone to bed, she closed her eyes and fell asleep.