When I finally reach the adress written on the advertisement I stand on the street in front of it, staring up at the white stone structure feeling out of place and small. Eventually I snap out of my daze and make my way down an alley at the side of the house until I reach the back door. I softly knock, smoothing my hair and straightening my skirt. After a minute the door swings open, revealing a stern looking older woman wearing a simple black dress, her gray hair pulled up into a neat bun. "Can I help you?" she asks. "I'm here about the job as a maid," I say, and she looks me over like a piece of meat. Finally she nods, and gestures for me to come inside. I hesitantly follow her, my heart hammering in my chest.
"What's your name?" the woman, whose name turned out to be Mrs. Smith, asks. "Anya Pavlovich," I answer and she nods, making a note on the pad of paper she has in front of her. "Any experience working as a maid?" I shake my head. "I worked as a street sweeper for a while, and then I worked in a women's clothing factory after that." "And where was that?" Mrs. Smith asks, eyeing me. "Russia and England," I say, my cheeks burning. Mrs. Smith looks me over again, then nods as she stands. "You'll do. You'll be paid 5 dollars a week. Be here bright and early tomorrow morning, and be sure to wear something nice," she says, glancing dissaprovingly at my skirt which is covered in dust from the walk here. I nod again as she shows me out, shutting the door firmly behind me. I stand there for a moment, a little dazed, then give myself a little shake and start walking home. I got the job, that's all that matters.
A/N: That's that! A quick note about Anya's last name, as you may have noticed Anya and Dmitry are married in this story, so Anya would probably take his last name. However, his last name is never stated in the musical, so I kind of had to make one up. Basically, there was this real historical person named Dmitri Pavlovich who was a distant cousin of the real life Anastasia, and I used his last name. Now that that's out of the way, please review and let me know what you thought!