Orb's Year 913
He did not mind her working if that was what she wished. For he knew that she would never ask him to give up something that he desired.
Their two working schedules kept them from romantic pursuits, as they generally had their noses buried in a dusty tome.
But, in the wee hours of the morning before the sun rose, they generally were able to carve out time for romantic pursuits.
Trent Noble scowled, "Of course not! I might have thought about it a time or two," he petulantly admitted. "But everyone knows that all those in the Abbey have devoted their life to the Orb and higher learning! I would have to be the worst kind of a cad to take advantage of that!"
Arthur laughed, "And you are certainly not a cad, eh?"
Trent attempted to look haughty as he replied, "I might be a cad, but I am not the worst kind of cad!" Sighing, Trent added, "And I'll tell you I felt no small amount of fear when Abbess Mallory began showing! I felt the daggers from Abbess Abigail every time I went over there. I praised the Orb when she gave birth to the otherworldly child!"
Arthur laughed again, "I bet you must have been on pins and needles!"
"Well of course. I might be a cad, but I would never abandon a child to live in the world without my protection, what little it may be! To my knowledge, I have sired no children and I aim to keep it that way! That is, unless the illustrious Princess Cassidy could be compelled to make an honest man of me!"
Arthur shook his head at his friend's stories. "You are too much, old friend."
And although he swore he'd fathered no children, there was a certain child in one of her classes that bore an uncanny resemblance to him. Darius Marchant had the look of the Noble.
She wondered whether if it was just her trying to find something to dislike about the man.
Orb's Year 914
Orb's Year 915
He watched Hyun fumbled with the sword again and sighed. Perhaps the kingdom would fall to bits and pieces without Arthur's guidance.
"There's a time and place for pleasantries, and the battle field is not one them, Camelot!" Arthur said as he taught his son to walk.
It was the truth that Arthur had begun slowly grooming them to take on a noble office.
Orb's Year 916
"Mommmmmm..." he whined when he saw his parents cuddling under the stars. "I'm hungry and it's my birthday!"
Laughing, Arthur kissed the tip of Breena's nose and announced that monsters from another kingdom had invaded and he had need to tickle them into submission.
Camelot let out a squeal and ran away as fast as he could, laughing as Arthur jumped up and chased after him.