The baby needs to be walked a lot. If she is not walked she yells. So Rebecca walks and walks and knows the hallway well enough to do it with her eyes closed, so she does it with her eyes closed because she's so tired, so she doesn't see the difference until she hears her footsteps on concrete instead of carpet.
"Yeah. So do I like - try the different job ideas and see what works?"
"It's your first week, so why don't you try helping out with Ada-- she's the teacher-- for a few days and see if you think you could handle the threes-fours-fives classroom, and do some singing at night to see if people will ask that that be one of your jobs, and if both of those don't work out you can garden?"
"Okay. Do you ever have electricity? There are some pretty light keyboards you could maybe find somewhere if you were looking and I really don't want to forget how to play..."
"Yes, but it's pretty severely rationed. We need it for heating and running the animas and things like that."
"Even if it wasn't turned on I could like, keep the muscle memory till there was a special occasion maybe."
Lev writes it down in a notebook. "I'll do my best."
"Anything else or should I send you on your way?"
"You said meals in the dining room but I don't know where that is."
He sticks his head out and says, "Can someone get one of the moms? Probably Alyssa?"
Alyssa, when she appears, is in her midteens and has a child old enough to walk. "Hi!"
"Alyssa can show you around," Lev says.
"Hi! I'm Rebecca but if that's confusing with the other Rebecca you can call me Laurel. This is Catherine."
"Hi there Shadow!" says Rebecca.
"I'm a new person, I admit it."
"Thanks! - I also gave birth like three days ago and I'm still kinda bleeding."
"I guess that makes sense. How do you do laundry?"
"Okay, cool. There's running water?"
"Guess that makes sense. I just keep Catherine in the same bed with me?"