[Astrid was committed to what she had told Otto she would do and say. The only thing to do was make it known. She hardened up the few places she had let soften over the last few weeks and promptly banished every thought she had about visiting another person for leisure, preoccupying herself instead with something far more urgent. Laundry.
There was enough frozen material outside for her to thoroughly wet the clothes that needed washing the worst, between she and her brother. She crouched low around a particularly sunken piece of road just outside the station and worked, spending most of her down time here, recommitting her focus to essentials only.]