Orb's Year 917
So, he'd been quite surprised when Alicia Howe had come into his life.
It seemed that dreams did come true!
She told him that all work and no play made Baji a very full boy!
Orb's Year 918
Orb's Year 919
Orb's Year 920
Caira had fled to her room in embarrassment and anger as Alana watched to make sure both boys left her house.
Baji patted his mother's hand and promised to talk to Caira.
"I really like him, Baji. Is that so wrong?"
Baji sighed. "I wish I knew how to counsel you. He is the illegitimate off-spring between Aidan Taveryn and Carrie Baker, so he must make his way in the world as a peasant, even though he has the burnished hair of a merchant. To marry him, you would take on great shame."
Baji paused a moment. "But, if he makes you happy, then I wish you to follow your heart. You would not love him if he were not a kind, gentle man."
Caira wrapped her arms around Baji's waste and hugged him tight. "Thank you for being the best brother in the world, Baji!"
Alana was beginning to realize all that she'd missed living in her own dream-land and how each of her children had suffered because of her inattention...
Perhaps Farha was a chance to set things right...