Lavinia and Akiro were living peacefully, albeit with some interruptions from cockroaches and mice. In the same day. And then the pipes started leaking, and the fuse box began to spark. Akiro had had enough and called the landlord.
The landlord promptly arrived to fix everything, getting rid of the nasty sulfuric smell radiating from the floorboards, exterminating the mice (Lavinia had already taken care of the roaches). He then set about fixing the fusebox. All was well, for a while.
Lavinia was inspired by her painting and the gnawing in her stomach to make dinner. It seemed the day was only meant to be filled with frustration and tension when the stove suddenly caught fire!