Ah my heart; this is so incredibly domestic and oozes sweetness. I also like how you mention Gianna’s frustration with J because I could see that might be what motivates them to try and take a bit more care of themself along with noticing her concern. (A would also approve of this tactic. Toast is like a side item unless it maybe has a heaping amount of peanut butter and honey or something with more substance spread on it, I think. ) I can tease and say: Book Two does feature a burnt toast choice on certain romantic routes or bestie pairings. Hmm, I may set another variable now.
@Tiffy, I adore all this for Marcie; the way she would collaborate (‘conspire’ might be the word Mrs. Dorran playfully uses) with B and S to give Mrs. Dorran a break is very considerate. Knowing that Marcie is on S’s romance route further makes me melt at this idea because they would not only appreciate the care she is expressing towards their mother, but also be touched by it. Gentle intimacy is something S can excel at; I can imagine this playing out so vividly. Perhaps, B makes a few excuses to visit the pantry to collect more nuts, chocolate, flour, or some other ingredient to give the two of them a bit of alone time, though they would probably try to flash a thumbs up of encouragement at Marcie that S would likely spot as well. sighs B isn’t the sneakiest.
(It’s okay; their cuteness makes up for the lack of subtlety. )