Orb's Year 922
Ennis rolled his eyes, "Are you talking about Shanna again?" he asked grumpily. "You're always bragging about your girl!"
Beth Ann stopped behind them and pinched Cade's ear. "You should be thinking less about Shanna and more about your schooling, young man. I just noticed the pile of work waiting by the front door!"
But that didn't mean he wasn't thinking about Shanna!
"Two grown men and neither of you willing to help put food on your family's table!" Uma had shaken her fingers at the boys. "You should be ashamed of yourselves! Your brother is half-freezing from the cold! What will you do if he takes a chill and dies!"
Grabbing a broom nearby, she swatted at their feet. "Out with you! Out! Go help in the fields or don't come back!"
Cade grinned, "Yeah she is! I like it!"
Orb's Year 923
Sheldon smiled and greeted his friend warmly. "Just paying a neighborly visit. Do you want to go inside where we're not likely to catch a chill if we chat?"
"I was just about to stop for lunch!" Braden announced.
Sheldon produced a fish from his pack, "Great! I'll provide the fish!"
Finally, the plates were licked clean and set aside. Rubbing his full belly, Braden sighed. "It's back to the fields with me! Come by any time!"
Sheldon waved goodbye to his friend and tread back to the lake.
Ennis often complained loudly over the fact that Able and Beth Ann were not as hard on Fiona and Farrah as they were on him. He claimed that the girls got away with murder.
It wasn't necessarily true, the elderly parents were just so tired after raising four other children that they sometimes didn't worry with getting on after the girls.
But, to be honest. The girls were so well-behaved!
They helped in the field when they were needed...
There was really never a time when the elderly parents needed to take the girls to task.
(Fiona on the left and Farrah on the right)
Orb's Year 924
Through a twist of fate and lack of oversight though, poor family-oriented Fiona wound up shut away at the abbey, full of elderly women and quite, reserved friend-seeking Farrah wound up at the Consul's!
Being the only boy, Cade had managed to deliver Ennis to his appropriate service position.
The girls would be fine where they were sent Cade reasoned with shrugged shoulders.