The first few weeks back in Aurora Skies were rough for Aedan and Cheri. Aedan had found a job on the police force and started right away, but adjusting to the hours was difficult. In the morning he'd start breakfast and the next thing he knew the carpool would be there and not wanting to be late and make a bad impression he ran out to the car leaving the stove on. Naturally, it caught fire.
Not once, but twice. Cheri woke to the fire alarm both times.
Which lead to a fight between the happy couple and Aedan pleading for forgiveness and promising it wouldn't happen again.
When it something catching on fire, it was something breaking. Cheri hadn't gotten a job, she was sticking to her plan to be a writer and painter so she was working on those from home. So she was generally the one that got stuck fixing everything during the day.
Though Aedan tried to upgrade everything during the evenings and his days off so stuff would break less.
And sometimes it was both happening. When the coal heater went out and Aedan tried to repair it, it lit itself and Aedan on fire.
At least the shower worked so Aedan could put himself out before any real harm was done.
And what ever happened to stop, drop, and roll? Well, whatever works.
But slowly things calmed down. Once they did Aedan and Cheri took a much needed day to just hangout while swimming and splashing around the lake. Aedan wanting to go fishing for supper too but knew it would bug Cheri being vegetarian. She'd let him without complaining but he knew it would bug her anyway.
So afterwards they went out to the gardens to get some fresh fruit and veggies. They picked up some extra to plant at home too so they always had a fresh supply in the yard.
Over the next couple days they set out getting supplies and started to set up their garden. It was a fairly large garden and Aedan didn't really know how they were supposed to keep up with it but it made Cheri so he wasn't going to complain.
It did feel pretty good to be doing something to the house too, something to make it their own. They'd bought it just as it was, all the furnishing and everything had come with it. They were just going to fix it up over time and make it their own dream home.