CATHERINE: The little triangle of fabric for the head scarf is a pseudo-chef’s hat. It’s like the ones I and my 4-Hers wear. It’s to keep your hair out of the Christmas cookies we’re going to bake.
DARQ: Okay, if you say so. But, I do like the little pocket on this apron. It feels weird being in such American clothes. Even weirder doing something like baking Christmas cookies. I don’t even know what Christmas cookies are or what Christmas is about.
CATHERINE: Be patient, Darq. I’m going to introduce you to Christmas. Now, to the kitchen.
DARQ: Cookie baking is awesome fun! I didn’t even get flour on me or soil my new duds. Catherine did. She got flour on her, in her hair (despite her head scarf). Why she even got flour into the living room–but considering she never left the kitchen, I can’t figure out how that happened.
DARQ: No matter. I baked cookies! Lots and lots of cookies. And the smell has my mouth watering for a taste. Take a closer look at my tray full of wonderful gingerbread cookies. I decorated them all by myself!
Oh, and see what’s in my pocket? Catherine gave me a green and white candy cane, pointing out that it matched the apron’s fabric. I stuck it in my pocket. It’s a nice “accessory,” one Catherine said cost more than the fabric. That sounds unbelievable. How can a piece of candy cost more than material? But, hey, I’m Wysotti and I’m only a visitor to Earth–what do I know of such things.
I cannot decide! Catherine, help–which would you choose?
CATHERINE (her mouth full of cookies): Cookeesh–an’ pass the milk.
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