The roof to their tree house was broken. Through that hole they could see all the stars and the one big moon perfectly. there were no more shadows. Ever since Oogie's defeat, things were kind of happy. Life was okay for them, they were alive still. Now, they didn't have to worry about disappointing Oogie. They were free now, but were not living the way normal children should.
Jack and Sally had been working all night. Sometime they stopped to take a break. Sally would fix some tea and muffins. They would sit together at Sally's new table. They told jokes and enjoyed each other's company. Finally, the little home was done. It had a tiny kitchen that had a bar table. Across from there was the living room, there were two chairs with a bookcase. On the wall to the left was a big cupboard that held Sally's cooking ingredients.
There was a mini hallway that led to two rooms and a restroom. The first room was Sally's bedroom. She had her sewing machine in there too. Paired with a nice blue cushioned chair and drawers underneath to hold her supplies. Right next to her bed was a dresser. She had a beautiful mirror and a Jewelry box set that she got as a gift from Jack. The next room was a simple guest bedroom. It had a queen's bed and a drawer set with a mirror.
Jack said his goodbyes and left Sally alone in her new home. Of course Jack had added one thing that Sally had not thought of. He put two locks on the front door, and made sure the windows had secure locks as well. Jack would never leave his ragdoll all alone without making sure she was safe.
Sally had a pretty normal night. She was finally able to get a lot of sleep. It was very strange, she is used to working for Dr. Finklestein all night. Her bed felt like heaven compared to the bed she had before. It was wood with white pillows and sheets. On top she had a heavy dark blue blanket that matched the cushion on her sewing chair. That night, she slept like a baby.
In the morning she brewed up her famous homemade Bone Breaker Coffee, Jack's favorite. He was going to stop by before he went to work. He came by earlier than she had thought. He stayed for coffee and to chat, he had to be on his way so the Mayor wouldn't get worried if Jack didn't answer the door to his house, like last time.
Sally did some chores and read a book, she had never been so bored ever, she liked it. Later in the afternoon, someone knocked at the door. When Sally answered it she saw 3 familiar kids. They were all beaten up. They had tired eyes and weak legs. Sally looked down in amazement. They just looked up with their sweet eyes.
Then they pleaded, "Sally! Please be kind and offer us your home. Raise us through our years. Teach us right from wrong. Feed us, love us, care for us. Oh please Sally, adopt us with your love and be our mother. We are desperate!"
Sally was in shock, she slightly nodded and showed them in. She gave them some snacks and drink and watched them eat like pigs. When they were done she measured them and started sewing them new clothes. She got them bathed and let them rest in the guests bedroom, they fit perfectly on that one bed. Things for them started getting better, and Sally started growing a heart for her new "family".