After 10:00 Caroline fell asleep. I lay awake thinking of what lay ahead of me. A new house! New friends! A new life! It all seemed to come too quickly.... A sudden idea came into my mind. I decided to tell Caroline later, when she woke up maybe...
Ring! Ring! A loud ringing snapped me awake. Caroline giggled. "Come on sleepyhead, it's 5:00, Pete will be here soon." Pete? I decided not to ask. Caroline gave me a pine green tray with bacon, eggs, and French toast with a cup of orange juice. "Eat up and get dressed. I have some gifts for you."
Like the dinner, Caroline's food was delicous! I looked through my suitcase for a new garment to wear. Dresses seemed to be the 'girl style' around here. I came out the bathroom with my carmel-colored hair in a ponytail and an emerald green dress. I ran down the stairs, to see Caroline at the door. Caroline said, "She's coming now, Pete." I walked up to the door, to see a male pelican in a green mail uniform. "Hello." I said.
"Hi. I'm Pete, the mailman. If you get letters it's bound to be from me!" With that, he took off. I looked at Caroline and she said, "There's mail for you too, let's check it out on the sofa.
I recieved a 'welcome' letter from Elvis, a present and letter from my mother which read:
How's life in Animal Valley? Pelly contacted me as soon as you arrived there! Here's something to help you out a bit. I heard the money they use is golden coins called Bells. Made any friends?
Answer Back, Gronzo, Dairy Street, 4433
"You're Mom's handwriting is really neat," Caroline remarked. It sounded nothing like a compliment, just a thing to point out. In the package was a knit sack of the gold coins my mother said were Bells. At least 8,000 of them. Caroline then gave me some purple striped wrapped packages. "From me." One was a bright-colored shirt Caroline said was a citrus gingham. Another one was a picture of her. The last one was a leaf. "Huh? What's a leaf good for?" I asked.
"It's not a leaf, hulaaa! Place it down." I put it down and the leaf morphed into a candy heart chair. "Now grab it and put it the box." Caroline indicated to an empty cardboard box in the corner. I grabbed the chair which formed into a leaf already.
"Oh," Caroline said suddenly, "You have to go to Tom Nook's and tell him where you want your house!" This is where I get to say my idea, I thought to myself as soon as I entered his shop. "Oh! Here to decide where you want your house?" he asked. I nodded.
"I wanna be roomates with someone..."
"Oh... Well who?"
"Hmm. Well being roomates means your in charge of the morg-" He stopped himself. "Wait that's right Miss Caroline has already paid her entire morgage off! Yes yes! Forget anything I said." Tom Nook smoothed his blue apron then asked, "What would you like to-" Paused again. "I'm afraid if you want to buy anything you can't...I'm packed on deliveries..." That suddenly became a problem for me. Caroline gave me all those gifts, I needed to gift her back... "Oh..."
"But you could help!" Tom Nook sounded extremly enthusiastic about this. "Yes, yes, go outside, I have a lot of deliveries for you to do."
I walked outside. The sun was just rising, lightening the gray skies. This is was second day here, and yet I had to work for a shop-keeper I hardly knew. Everything was coming quicker than I expected.