She spent many months searching the horizons for the man who'd stolen her heart...
"She wouldn't have left Gemma!" Fanny argued, unconvincingly. She appeared worried and asked softly, "Would she?"
Fancy felt herself growing angrier at the woman who had birthed them. "Of course she would! She's a selfish, horrid woman!"
For once, Fancy agreed whole-heartedly with her twin sister. What in the world were they going to do?!
Orb's Year 922
Fanny's eyes widened. "Are you sure? Maybe we should go beg our Father for some money! I'm sure he'd help us."
Fancy shook her head. "We need nothing from him. We are Bakers! We'll bake!"
Orb's Year 923
She had caught the quick flash of pity that had crossed Baji's face when she'd explained her circumstances, but she attempted to haggle for the best deal possible. She'd thought she'd won the moon when he'd agreed to her 100-gold per group meal proposition! She must be a superior business-woman, she thought happily. Just wait until she told Fanny!
It never crossed her mind that Baji was fluffing the price for the orphaned girls abandoned by their mother.
She told Fanny that every little bit helped!
Fanny stood back and watched her sister shine. She wished she could be half as bold as her sister, but she was content to follow rather than lead. Fancy had such wonderful ideas!
Orb's Year 924
And Fanny had never wanted anything more!
The lady shook her head and kindly placed her hand on Fancy's shoulder. "We'll take good care of her and find her a family that can raise her right. You and your sister are too young to be raising a child of Gemma's age."
"But I'll do better! I promise!" Fancy cried.