That night when the rest of the dolls were asleep, Sarah and Grace were up late.
Grace was just finishing up a batch of croissant dough to refrigerate overnight and Sarah was just chilling out.
Grace silently watched the mixer blade turn around and around. The batter was getting thicker as the flour was mixed in.
“Sarah?” She asked, as the blade stopped.
“Hm?” Sarah was snuggled up in her pajamas reading a book on the fold out chair. She looked up and saw Grace spooning the batter out of the bowl and onto a pan.
“Um, what did you think of Lea?” Grace asked. She scraped the sides of the bowl to get the last bits of batter.
“Well, she acted a little strange,” Sarah admitted, “But she’s nice, I guess. What would you think if you were her? I mean, Lea didn’t even know we’d be here!”
“Yes, but I’m confused why no one said anything to her,” said Grace.
“Well, she probably didn’t meet anyone before coming here,” Sarah suggested, taking a drink of her milk.
“I guess.” Grace sighed, “I guess I expected the party to go better. Instead Lea acted as if she didn’t even want to be there.”
“Look, I know you’re disappointed, but try to imagine how it is for Lea. She thought she was going to live by herself and now she has to share it with 6 other girls. She’s probably in shock. ” said Sarah.
“Oh, I never thought about that,” Grace said, considering. She picked up the pan of batter and left the room to put it in the fridge.
Sarah finished her milk, set her book aside, and climbed into bed.
*To be continued*
Stay tuned for Part 5 coming this Wednesday!