“Why is my room the homework room? I was asleep!”
“I’m going to make FIVE whole friends”
“Ok, ok, I’ll stop worrying. Just STOP TICKLING ME!”
“I can do this. I can do this. I- I can’t do this…”
“I just… I just don’t want them to hate me. I don’t want them to look at me like she did”
“He’ll be ok. I know that if I could have done so as a child, I would have done the same.”
“I don’t want them to feel like that. I’m so sorry that you did.” “Don’t be.”
“Hey!” “Welcome back!” “I brought the rock samples that Cass wanted.Do you know where she is?”
“Oh Lor, I’m so sorry. I thought you knew. Cass and Yuki… they’re gone.”
Yuki always loved this.
“Looking around, it’s like they’re still here, isn’t it?”
“Is the food ready?”
“Nearly. Is your homework done?” “Nearly!”
Ellie, you’re the eldest. Stop looking so smug about finishing first, you adorable thing.
Lyra, no. Get your own spaghetti.
“… and then Leo fell into the sand pit!”
“Ugh, this is hard.” “I know it’s hard, but you can do it.”
He did it!
I wrote and rewrote this chapter multiple times, but it just didn’t feel right. The pictures and captions capture what I wanted to say far more naturally, so I decided to do it this way! I hope you enjoy it!
As a bonus, have Lyra eating spaghetti:
NOM! That’s some gooooood spaghetti!
P.S. No matter how many times I did this, wordpress kept adding line breaks between some of the photos *shakes fist at wordpress*. Sorry about that ^^;;