Orb's Year 925
Caira pulled away. "No! Dirk! I can't! I'm married! I must be faithful to my husband!"
"But what about your heart, Caira? I love you!"
A tear slipped down Caira's cheek. "I know, but this is not right!"
Caira was surprised by the contact. Usually Remington never touched her, not even as they lay down to bed!
It made her resolve to put her youthful alliances behind her and focus on her adult responsibilities. She would be the best wife Remington had ever had!
"It won't happen again," he told her straight-forwardly. "I'm getting up there in the years and it's a right rare occurrence for the equipment to work at all!"
Caira blushed when she grasped what he was trying to tell her.
But, they had lived together as man and wife for this long without physical intimacy. And the marital bed hadn't been all that spectacular... so she didn't think she was missing much.
Everything would stay the same...
Orb's Year 926
Remington eyed her carefully. "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, girlie!"
Caira felt anger pulsing through her veins. "I have not once given you reason to distrust me! I've known no man but you! You know that!"
Remington held his hands out, "Enough! Enough! I see your point, girl! But, I'll be counting the days until your birthing time, though! Don't think I won't!"
Orb's Year 927
She would prove him wrong though and he would apologize when their baby was born 9 months to the day they shared the marital bed.
"It's about time you delivered, girlie! I was beginning to wonder!" he said as she labored.
"SHUT! UP! YOU! FOOL!" she huffed between the pains, livid.
"I should have known better than to marry a young girl!" Remington said sourly, "I didn't want one child, let alone twins!"
His words didn't even register to Caira, though. She held the most perfect, beautiful children in her arms.
Orb's Year 928
To prove him wrong, she planted a row of pansies and began selling another arrangement of flowers.
When Remington started to complain, she held up her hand. "No! I'm quite serious about this," she said. "I will have a day of rest and I will spend it with my children. You're welcome to join us."