Cade had shrugged and said he'd stay home to work the fields.
Although Able had a strong suspicion he chose to stay home to spend more time with girls.
Orb's Year 918
Able considered the possibilities. "I know that the Knightley's have been looking for help. It would be a prestigious position for her. And she wouldn't have to stay once she was an adult. She could always marry for love."
Beth Ann worried her bottom lip, "It's not the life I would want for him. But, I know it's the lot in our life. It's either marriage, being a servant, or the Abbey."
"The Knightleys are good people. They'll take good care of her. I'll have Lord Arthur's word on the matter before sending her to them."
Beth Ann nodded, resigned. "I suppose it's better than the Abbey..."
Orb's Year 920
"Lord Arthur has promised to look after you as his own. You're to help manage the kitchen and the castle. Lady Breena has insisted that you still be allowed to attend school..." Tears clogged Beth Ann's throat and she couldn't talk anymore.
"You come visit me, you hear?" Beth Ann asked brusquely. "And be the lady I raise you to be! Just because we're poor does not mean we are coarse!"