(Royale sitting, Orb's Year 925)
"What'd you expect? A grand king's bed with fine linens?" Emily asked her nephew. "Come on now, it's a lovely place."
Ennis' eyes raked over the place and he shrugged, "If you say so."
"You can have breakfast in here in the morning and then straight to work with you. Let me know if you need anything," Emily rushed, her own chores needing to be done. Turning back, she hugged him. "It's good to have you here, nephew."
"It's good to be here... I think..." Ennis mumbled.
"Aunt Emily, I'm tired!" Ennis whined.
Emily nodded, "I see. Then I'll just go tell the King that he should do it himself because his servant is tired. Is that right?"
Ennis grumbled, "No. I'll go." With his shoulders slumped, Ennis trudged to finish his chores. Working on the farm hadn't been this hard... especially since Braden did all the hard work!
Orb's Year 926
Orb's Year 927
Alexander grinned, "I knew he would. He has much of his father in him."
"...and his grandfather," Aurora smiled.
Arthur laughed. "That was never doubted, good friend!"
Princess Cassidy smiled, "Of course not! Not with such wonderful parents and grandparents!"
Princess Diedre laid down her violin and put her hands on her hips. "Do not be impertinent! If you'd like a party, speak with your parents again. That is no reason to abuse such a lovely piano!"
Daphne had the grace to blush. "Sorry Diedre. I will, I'll talk to them again! I can't wait to invite all my friends over. We'll have such fun!"
She tried to wait patiently to not interrupt her parents as they talked of other matters, but finally blurted out her desire for a party.
Orb's Year 927
Rest in Peace, Queen Aurora Royale, Orb's Years 882-927
Orb's Year 928
Arthur clasped his friend's arm. "Anything you need, it is yours."
"I would like to speak to you about Daphne..."
A frown stole across her face and Daphne fought the tears gathering. What he'd left unsaid was that he did not expect to be around for the wondrous occasion. She'd already lost her mother, it would be too cruel to lose her father so soon, too!