As the city of Sydney enters its 7th week, millions of people are now preapring for the long haul.

With a few hundred cases every day, it’s becoming widely acknowledged that this could go on for quite some time.

Self-isolating at home is a crucial element of the social distancing measures being directed by the Chief Medical Officer.

Households have been advised that so long as the rest of your household is maintaining these strict measures, normal social engagement can be upheld. Meaning, mum and dad can still tuck in their kids at night, and teenage sons can still fight to the death over the playstation controller – and couples can still keep the fire alive – maybe even more so than usual.

But what if you don’t live with someone who isn’t a family member OR a significant other?

This is the question that has been on everyone’s mind in one adult sharehouse in Sydney this week.

Kyle and Annabelle, until this point into self-isolation, have remained platonic housemates who really only socialise one or two nights a week in the living room.

While their relationship may be a deeply personable one, their co-dependence mostly involves sharing bills and rent – and occasionally offering relationship advice to one another. Their individual romantic exploits have strictly been shared with outsiders.

However, with a supply of toilet paper, pasta, hand sanitiser and tinned tomatoes that should last them for the next month of self-isolation – these romantic prospects are now thinning rapidly.

While the FaceTime and Zoom convos are all good fun – it has become evident to both residents that they are gonna be missing out on a fair bit of you-know-what during quarantine. Which is a shame, considering the two of them aren’t bad sorts.

It’s because of this incoming drought, and probably the two bottles of red wine they’ve shared tonight, that both Kyle and Annabelle have decided to start rooting each other.

While both seemed rather keen on enacting some sort of boundaries with this arrangement, they haven’t been established.

This is mainly due to the fact that the moment this proposal seemed like a good idea – both housemates were upstairs and getting into it within minutes.

Following the carnal knowledge, Kyle and Annabelle appeared quite chuffed with themselves, as they rolled over to seperate sides of the cot and began sharing the news of their new arrangement in their respective group chats.

It is not yet known what Annabelle’s FIFO miner boyfriend who is stuck in his demountable accommodation for the next couple months will think of all of this.



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