Last time at Arnaud's, he tried to keep from cheating on his fiancée Steffi, successfully, got hired in the culinary career, and promptly got demoted for his involvement in a poorly received spork incident. Will he fare any better this round?
Arnaud, frustrated and tired of working fast food when he knew he had the skills to run his own restaurant, finally got fed up one night. The punks he had to deal with on a regular basis made him insane, and he was going to teach those spoiled rich brats a lesson for stiffing him.
Unfortunately for Arnaud, this turned out to be a fatal mistake. Not only was the young girl not planning on stealing food, she was angry enough to complain to her father, who promptly saw that Arnaud was working there no longer.
When he got home, Arnaud was so shocked at the turn of events that he simply stood on the front walk with his head in his hands and cried. He would NEVER get to be a celebrity chef, it seemed. It was like the whole universe was against him. He barely had any money left, and now he was unemployed. He called the only person who could make him feel better.
True to form, Steffi came over and consoled her heartbroken fiancé. After an evening of play and snuggling and...other things... Arnaud was feeling less suicidal but definitely still depressed at his failure in the work world.
That was when he decided he had to do something. If he couldn't be a chef, he had to make money. He was too depressed to show his face in town, so one night, he sat down to his computer and started to write. It was a fiction book, he gradually discovered, though the main character shared some of his traits and interests. As the weeks went by, however, Arnaud got deeper and deeper into his story until, surprised, he discovered he'd written a novel.
His first novel sold wonderfully, and, spurred by his success, he quickly sat to write the sequel.
That too sold great. He was finally making an income. A small income, granted, but an income to sustain him nonetheless. Every day, he still continued to check and see if any jobs in the culinary field might open up to him again, but alas, he had no luck.
It was only after a visit from his mother, concerned about Arnaud's aloofness of late, that Arnaud finally started to get out of his funk and see the light at the end of the tunnel. No, he would not be destined for a life writing novels, though he might continue it as a side project. He would be a celebrity chef because that's what he wanted to be since he was a teenager. And he would be a GOOD chef too. The best. Adelaide gave her son a few pointers and some suggestions he hadn't yet thought of. He knew his next step.
Stay tuned to see Enzo, Fiona, and Imelda Vinci in their duplex, up next!
Performance related firing: -1 booooooo
[[Author's Notes: Poor, poor Arnaud. First he couldn't find a job in the culinary track, then when he did he was fired...TWICE. It was only thanks to a glitch or co-worker intervention (I'm not sure which) that he wasn't sacked completely the last time, just demoted to the lowest rung on the totem pole. This kid is struggling, poor thing. I'm not going to reveal what his next step will be, but you'll see next round! :)
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