Alice is still very hungry, so before she and Zedadias go to bed, she decides to cook a meal for them both.
Zedadias looks terribly anxious about this. This might be because this is the first time she has ever cooked, and she doesn’t exactly have a good track record with using his appliances so far.
Zedadias’ caution turns out to be justified. Alice burns the meal.
This doesn’t bother Alice much. I’m sure she’d eat anything at this point. Zedadias sits down and eats it with her, politely making no comment about the quality of the food.
Afterwards, they both get up to head for their beds. but it seems neither Alice nor I had realised quite how tired she was, as she collapses on the floor. It’s the first time she’s been given permission to sleep in a bed for a night, but she never even reaches it.
Zedadias doesn’t realise what’s happened. He’s already started on his important bedtime routine.