Anna-Marie is a young, black maid working for a white southern family. She cleans, cooks, sews, and looks after the young children in the house and the baby when their mother is busy. The work is mind-numbing. Boring and unchallenging. The individuals she works for are okay for the most part. The parents of the house generally treat her with some amount of respect and don't mistreat her. The children can be cruel as children can be, but they are fine for the most part as well. There is a boy in the family, however, her age, as sweet as can be. Anna-Marie has a crush on him.
Anna-Marie sets the table for the family each night. The boy she likes, named Ferris, thanks her when she sets his plate down. She says nothing, but smiles shyly and backs away into the kitchen for her own dinner.
Ferris is the only one who ever thanks her for anything. It's one of the reasons she likes him so much.
She eats quickly and silently peers out from the kitchen, looking at Ferris. At the same moment, he g