HoP: Chapter 15

HOUSE OF PANCAKES: WILLOW CREEK

Chapter 15

 

Bob had connections at work. Some high profile people would enter the Make a Dish restaurant. He wasn’t going to let Eliza give up on her dream of running a business.

During breakfast, Eliza again sat across from Bob. But this time Bob got up and sat next to her.

“What are you doing?” Eliza asked.

“Having breakfast with my wife.” Bob replied. “How has work been treating you?”

“I really don’t want to talk right now.” She said in a low tone.

Bob ignored her and continued to talk. He figured if she talked more, she would get her oomph back.

“Any new ideas about the restaurant?”

Eliza hadn’t finished her pancakes, but she got up and took her plate to the kitchen. She tossed what was left and washed her plate. She came back out of the kitchen back to Bob.

“I’m going to work early today.” Eliza said.

“Okay.” Bob said as he shrugged his shoulders.

He was happy he got some kind of words out of her. But he also knew she was going into work early to avoid any more conversations.

After Eliza left for work, Bob pulled his phone out and dialed a number he got from someone at work. It took him a lot of courage to get this phone number. But he was happy he did.

“Hello. My name is Bob Pancakes. I got your number from my workplace, Make a Dish, in Willow Creek.”

“That is my real last name. I know. I’ve heard it all.” Bob had to laugh himself talking about it.

“Yes. I heard you’ll be in Windenburg in a couple days and I was wondering if I could meet you?”

“I understand. But this is real important if you could. I promise I won’t be wasting your time.”

“Five-thirty at South Square Coffee cafe? Yes. I can be there. Thank you so much.”

“Have a good day. Bye.”

A couple of days later, Bob took the day off work, but he didn’t tell Eliza. She thought he was still going to work.

Instead, he headed to the big town of Windenburg. The person he talked to over the phone was going to be in Windenburg for the next few days on business.

“Thank you for seeing me. I’m even surprised someone like you would to be honest. But anyway, I was hoping you could stop by my home tomorrow in Willow Creek if you have some time to spare. There is someone I would like you to meet.”

Bob continued to talk to his contact for almost a couple of hours. When all was said and done, the two had parted ways.

Bob had a few more hours before he would technically be off from work, so he decided to check Windenburg out. It was a big town. More active than Willow Creek.

He thought it would be very expensive running a restaurant here, but they would be able to make more simoleons than in Willow Creek. He also wondered if it would be possible to run a chain of restaurants. No. No way. Too many people to deal with it. He tried to put it out of his head.

It was Tuesday morning. Both Bob and Eliza had the day off from work. This was the only day out of the week where both would be home all day.

Bob had made pancakes and called Eliza when he heard she was done taking her shower. She came down, grabbed her plate and sat across from Bob. This time Bob didn’t take his plate and move next to her. He just smiled at her and ate in silence. She reciprocated. When they were both done eating, she grabbed the plates and headed into the kitchen to wash them. Bob headed for the living room.

After washing the dishes, Eliza poked her head into the living room.

“I’m getting dressed and going out.” She told him.

There was a knock at the door. Eliza wasn’t expecting company that day. Eliza came down from upstairs to answer it. Bob was on the couch watching t.v. in the living room. He stood up though and headed to the door himself as she got closer to the door.

When Eliza looked through the door she almost dropped to the floor.

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