I try to keep a straight face as Corin introduces me to the new kids. I’m wary of strangers…well, honestly I’m wary of everyone. But putting that aside is important, I suppose, if we really want to build this town up again. It’s becoming more and more obvious that we won’t be isolated out here forever. The best thing to do is take the good ones and bump up our numbers…but how to figure out “the good ones” is a serious challenge.
just trust your guts, I tell myself. After passing out the apples, I nod at Cas, who has a very good poker face on. He sees my gesture and comes to stand beside me at the stall counter. I feel instantly better.
Everyone is munching on their lunches.
I start to clean up the stall area, realizing that we may be headed home early today, with two house guests in tow. potential tribe members I think, trying to be positive.
I make up my mind and say to the group at large “let’s all head home after this. Lily and Liam can have a look at our place and decide whether or not they want to be stuck all the way out at Graythorn or not.
Being city kids…they might decide to live closer to the town, but we will be happy to show you our place. We only have the loft in the barn available at the moment, but if it works out and you stay on at Graythorn, we can make up a room For you that’s more livable.”
I guess my facial expression doesn’t match my speech, because I’m getting a lot of confused looks.
I wasn’t expecting Wendy to invite them to our house so soon…I mean yeah sure, that’s the goal…get more people in our Tribe, but I’m a bit surprised to hear her offer the twins a place just like that.
On the other hand…maybe she is onto something…better to welcome them with open arms than to create enemies of them.
I smile, trying to cover my reaction. I run my fingers through my hair, and then add “yeah, what she said. By the way, Wendy is basically the person in charge of the house…so whatever she says goes.”
I grin, just in time to dodge a punch to the shoulder from my cousin.
“that’s right! What I say goes. And dont you forget!” I laugh as Corin dodges my attack.
Good…the mood is lightening up.
I start to gather my belongings into my pack, preparing to close the stall for the day.