It was a sunny morning in Queenstown, Ana had decided it was the best time of day to head out and play for tips. It turns out not many people were out and about, apart from this lovely old woman.
"You do play the most beautiful music my dear." She said as she put $30 into Ana's guitar case.
Ana smiled pleasantly back to her as she played the song she wrote for her sister.
While Ana was off doing whatever she does, Zander was just getting up. What he walked into was not what he wanted to see. Lady Muck was chewing on the couch.
"Miss Muck, what the hell do you think you are doing. NO! bad girl." Lady whimpered as her dad yelled at her, she didn't know she was doing wrong. So Zander went out and bought her a chew toy. Lady Muck loved it so much, she spent her time chewing it when she wasn't zooming around the yard.
That afternoon, while Ana was at work, Zander decided that if he and Ana were to build a life together his ambitions were going to have to be smaller, so he got some of his friends to come and build a small kit set house while Ana out. She approved of this plan, at this rate the house was never going to get built. Some other friends of theirs were able to do the demolition of the house. The yard was now free to do the actual build work.
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Ana and Zander sat on the couch that evening talking among themselves and settling into the snug new room.
"So, I am going to head out to the park with Rue tomorrow. Would you like to come?" Ana suggested.
"Well I was actually thinking about getting up really early and going finishing. I read in a book today that it is the best time of day to head out."
Ana giggled. "I wouldn't want to bore you with all our small talk now would I?"
Zander smiled back at her. "You are a rather thoughtful creature, right I am off to bed. Don't you two stay up to late, and watch that she doesn't eat the furniture. I have caught her a few times." With that Zander stood up and kissed her on the forehead, whistling a song Ana had written.
Zander got up and done his usual things. As he walked into their new living room though, he caught a certain someone chewing on the furniture again.
"For gods sake Lady, how many times do I have to tell you. BAD GIRL!" Zander sighed as he grabbed his things and walked out the door. This puppy thing was harder then he thought.
Once Ana got up she decided it was a good time as any to read the book Vance gave her to read for work. She ran her hands over the cover, it read "Herding Cats: Music edition" Apparently is was to help with the leadership role the promotion to Talent scout gave her. She screwed up her face as she started to read. As she went on, it made more sense then the silly name on the cover.
It was coming on to 3pm which was when Rodriques finished school, so Ana went across the road to pick him up. Rue and coy were meeting them at the park.
Meanwhile Lady Muck was making new friends.
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At the park, two sisters bonded with the help of two special boys. When once they were stuck with nothing to share, they now had common ground. With in a few hours they were laughing and playing and talking about work, their love lives and the little silly things they used to love as kids. Rue still thinks her sister is a tad nuts.
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Once Ana got home it was late. Zander was sitting out the back reading a book.
"Hey you, whats going on. How was the fishing trip?" Ana asked as she sat down on the grass in front of him.
Zander beamed at her, her eyes were glittering in the moon light. "I am the luckiest man alive." He thought to himself.
Ana waved her arm around. "Hello, anyone home?"
"Sorry babe." He slurred with his husky voice. He put the book down on the bench slid beside her, kissing her on the cheek.
"It was good caught some more minnow, 10 more and I will be happy."
"Hey, don't you think that cluster of stars looks like a music note."
Zander just laughed, someone has been spending too much time writing on those pages. They spent the rest of the evening laughing and playing around in the evening dewy grass.