“The whole kitchen is stocked with stainless steel appliances, and there is a double oven..”“I’m sorry that our usual realtor couldn’t fly out,” I murmured in apology as we trotted behindthe shrill voice. Bella just scoffed in reply, but I was actually disappointed. The realtor that foundour Forks abode and several other residences was a godsend. I’m sure he was disappointed tomiss the commission, too, but he said had family problems of some sort.So, we’d have to make do with his local recommendation: an adequate female realtor with toomuch perfume.This is how we were spending our second day in Seattle.She gawked when she saw how young we looked. She gawked when she found out our nonexistent budget. And she especially gawked when I told her that Bella’s say was the only onethat mattered.
See, this is why I choose familiarity. It saves so much time.
knew not to gawk at our strange family. Even when we asked about nearby wild animal populations.“So what do you think?” the woman asked me, forgetting rule Number 1.“Bella?” I corrected.“It’s..nice,” she offered.The realtor’s frustrated thoughts assaulted me, but she still smiled stoically.
Nice! She’s said that about the last five I’ve shown them. And this house has anything that anyone could ever want. What’s with her?
I sighed. It had seemed like a good idea let my realtor’s license expire years ago to avoidattention, but now I regretted not getting a new one. She was just here for the paperwork at this point.“Do you like it?” Bella asked me quietly, an unsure look on her face.“I’m okay with anything you pick, remember?”She bit her lip out of habit. “Anything at all?”“Well, I’d like it to be at least 2-bedroom, 1 ½-bath. I think that’s reasonable?”I wanted a guest room in case we had any visitors that required sleep. Plus, I’d never seen anadequate 1-bedroom house before.She nodded and we moved on to the next house.