IKEA The morning of the 2nd of July brought with it a promise of a clear sky and warm weather.
Shaun and Desmond got out of bed and put on some clothes that wouldn’t make them too hot during the day, before going downstairs to have a light breakfast, seeing as they didn’t have much food due to the lack of a refrigerator.
Just the prospect of going through all of IKEA after the stuff they needed made the meagre breakfast and lack of coffee didn’t bode well for the outcome of the day.
They had ordered a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator, but it wouldn’t arrive until the next day, which was why they were going to IKEA today. The counters, cabinets and sink had already been fitted, just as the bathrooms had been furnished with plumbing and cabinets.
Today, they were going to buy everything else, from furniture to candles.
It took them about an hour to arrive at IKEA in Cardiff, which was the closest one, and even though they were there just as the s
Job Offer and House Hunting - Chapter 2 Shaun is surprisingly calm during the interview, even though he had problems falling asleep the night before.
He answers every question truthfully and the school board seems pleased.
After the interview he’s guided around the campus and meets some of the people he’ll be working with if he gets the job. Shaun even gets to have lunch with them and gets to know a bit from several employees about what it’s like to work there and what it’s like to have students from abroad.
Even though Shaun tries not to, he starts to envision himself working there, sometimes going to the pub after work, the one he’d been to the night before with Desmond.
And that’s another thing he tries not to think about – how Desmond revealed that Bad Weather was his, and that he sold it for Shaun’s sake, so they could afford the penthouse after all.
Shaun’s always been self sufficient, making his own money, not wanting to rely on others, so he does
Job Offer and House Hunting - Chapter 1 A phonecall woke Shaun from his dream about meeting Desmond for the first time. In a haze he reached for his phone, moving Desmond’s arm away from his stomach in the process.
“Shaun here,” he sat up in bed, suddenly alert. “Really? Yes, sir, I can be there on Monday. Ten thirty, at the University? I’ll make the arrangements now. Thank you, sir. I’ll see you then.”
“’s that?” Desmond asked drowsily as Shaun got out of bed.
“It was from Swansea University, they want me to come in for an interview on Monday. Two of the professors will leave the university at the end of the school year and they’re looking for new teachers. They didn’t tell me which posts, but there have been some rumours going since last summer, just before I left for New York and met you, actually.” All this Shaun said while he got dressed.
“I’m going to make arrangements for an overnight stay, so