It was getting towards the end of the bakery's usualy midday rush, and it was the part of the day that Chloe loved. She didn't have school at that time, and was happy to have more work hours- especially hours that included being in the kitchen. Despite her young age, Chloe had enough informal training to work at that bakery. From a young age, she'd been taken in by the baker who had been friendly with her family. He'd given her a home after her mother died by letting her use the space above the bakery as an apartment free of rent, and gave her something to do by letting her help at the bakery ever since she was small- though, now that she was old enough, he paid her. Her cooking was skillful, and many people seemed to enjoy it, so it was a win-win for her and the bakery itself. The patrons didn't seem to complain either. Wiping sweat from her brow with one of her long sleeves, she could feel her blond hair sticking to her neck from the heat of the oven. She was careful to keep everything sanitary, and was working hard to stir some batter while keeping an eye on a few loaves of bread in one of the big ovens that made their home in the kitchen. Blue eyes consistently looked back and forth between the mixing bowl and the counter, until a shout came from the main bakery area. The door opened, and her boss came to tell her to take a break due to fearing she'd overwork. She was reluctant, but followed the orders and left the kitchen in his capable hands. Exiting the kitchen, her hands moved to take down the hair that she'd kept tied behind her head to keep it out of food, no longer needing to feel it brush her neck at the ends as easily as she did at the moment. She pushed the ribbon used for it into her apron with closed eyes, finally opening them when she felt ready to be adjusted to the new light of the new room. With her eyes open, she saw the many people finally starting to leave the bakery and let out a small sigh with her genuine yet practiced smile. "The rush is always the hardest part, huh? It's nice that they all seem happy though..."