The Maid

Christina, an 18 year old girl, has just graduated high school. Before she can go to university, however, she needs to save up. The problem is, she can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. That is, until she finds an ad in the newspaper with a mother and two children in need of a housemaid.

Christina takes the job, but she soon finds out that one of the "children" is actually a 17 year old boy, who seems bent on hating her guts and making her job and life as difficult as possible. She quickly realizes that her job isn't going to be as easy as she thought.

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3. Chapter 3 - First Day

Chapter 3 - First Day

Cuz baby now we got bad blood

You know it used to be mad love

So take a look what you've done

Cuz baby now we got bad blood

I rolled over and turned off the alarm on my phone. After lying there for a while, I pushed off the blue covers and sat on the edge of my bed, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes. Then, I got up and walked over to the dresser. What to wear on my first day... I thought as I dug through my clothes. I pulled out my fitted sweatpants and a t-shirt with a band logo on it. After I'd gotten dressed, I ran a brush through my hair, then tied it into a ponytail. Once I was ready, I headed upstairs for some breakfast.

I began digging through the cupboards in search of the cereal. Linda had told me to help myself to whatever was in the house. I finally found the right one, and victoriously pulled out some Nesquik Chocolate Cereal. It was short-lived, however, because I realized I'd need a bowl and a spoon. I sighed and began my search once again. Until I heard someone come into the kitchen.

I turned to see a sleepy Kieran, in the same "outfit" he was in yesterday. I thought he'd get breakfast too, but he just sat down at the bar and watched me with an amused look on his face.

"Kieran, can you show me where the bowls and spoons are?" I asked as nicely as I could.

"I don't know where they are," He replied casually.

"You don't know where the spoons are?"

"Nope."

"Are you kidding me?" I said, getting a little annoyed. He just stared back at me blankly. "Kieran, please," I pleaded.

'Nope," He said standing up, "but let me know when you find them!" Then he grabbed a banana off the counter, and went back upstairs.

It was then I realized it was going to be a long day.

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After I'd finally had breakfast, I checked the list of chores that Linda wrote for me before she left for work. She said I'd start the weekly ones next week, seeing as it's already Thursday today. 

Let's see... sweep the kitchen, hallways, and dinning room; tidy the 3 bedrooms; wipe off the tables and counters; unload and load the dishwasher; and wash any dishes that don't fit. Seems easy enough. 

First, I washed the tables and counters, then I went back down to the basement to get a broom.

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It took until lunch, but I finally finished sweeping the kitchen, dinning room, and both the downstairs and upstairs hallways. It was so quiet in the house as I made myself some KD macaroni and cheese. Melody was off at daycare for the weekdays until school started back up, and I hadn't seen Kieran since that morning, thankfully.

I'd been able to find the dishes easier this time, and I sat down at the bar with my bowl. Then I figured I should offer Kieran some. I knew it wasn't much of a peace offering, but it was a start. So, against my better judgement, I went up to his room to ask.

I knocked on the door and waited a moment until it opened. "What do you want?" Kieran asked grumpily. He looked the same as he did this morning, and I could hear a video game playing in the background. I mentally took a deep breath before answering. "I made KD for lunch, do you want some?"

He thought for a second, said "Fine," and we both went downstairs. But, when Kieran saw the bowl on the bar, he took it along with the spoon, and turned to go back upstairs. 

"Um, that one's mine," I said, trying to stay calm.

He stopped, turned around, and ate a spoonful. "And now," He said with his mouth full, "it's mine." Then, without another word, he left.

I groaned in frustration as I dished myself another bowl.

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After lunch, I emptied the dishwasher, putting the clean dishes away. Then I put in the dirty dishes, and headed up to Linda's bedroom. 

There wasn't a whole lot to tidy; she was pretty neat and organized. I made the bed and wiped off the bathroom counter. Then I walked across the hall to Melody's room.

I had to put away quite a few dolls, costume jewelry, and other toys. I rearranged her tea table so that all the cups, spoons and such were in place. Then I made her bed.

After that, there was only one chore left: Kieran's room. 

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