Chapter Five: Alone
Regina had been living with us for a week. She didn’t complain about our house, but she did not seem to be enjoying life all that much, for some reason that I couldn’t figure out. I decided to talk to Satellite Ears about it.
“Satellite Ears,” I said to him, “It’s really nice having Regina live with us, but somehow she doesn’t seem to be too happy here. Perhaps you could talk to her about it.”
“Yes, I know,” sighed Satellite Ears. “I just hope that I’m not the reason that she’s unhappy!”
“Oh, I don’t think so,” I said. “She does seem to like you a lot. But maybe you should just talk to her.”
“Okay, I will,” said Satellite Ears. “I’ll talk to her sometime soon. I worry about her.”
Later on that day, I was sitting on the couch reading the cleaning chapters in a cookbook, when Satellite Ears came into the living room.
“Bananamouth,” he said, “I just had a little chat with Regina. She says that we have a very nice house, but it feels a little bit cramped to her, like there’s not enough room in it for all of us.”
“Oh, I see,” I said. “But we had three people here before when you and I and Not a blue woman all lived here.”
Satellite Ears said, “I guess that our house is just kind of smaller or more cramped than what she’s used to. She used to live alone, in a house the size of our house or bigger.”
“I understand,” I said. “Is there something we can do about it?”
“Regina suggested that she and I move to a new house,” said Satellite Ears. “She has a fairly high-paying job, so I think we could afford it. And if we moved to a new house, we could get out the DJ machine from storage, and put it in our house!”
“Ooh, that sounds like fun,” I said.
“Would you mind if we moved?” Satellite Ears asked. “You would be left all alone here by yourself.”
“I don’t think I’d really mind much,” I said. “I might get a bit lonely sometimes, but if I do, I could always invite someone over or phone someone or find something to do by myself. So if you two want to move out and find your own place, go ahead.”
( S.E. and Regina move out, and a wedding.Collapse )