Floyd continued to tickle his twin sister. "Do you give up?" he asked her, going after her most ticklish spot.
"I do!" she gasped. "I give up!"
"Sweet victory!" Floyd said cheerfully.
"Tell me what?" Caira asked as she walked in.
Gladys fixed her brother with a glare. "Floyd was tickling me again!"
Caira sighed. "Floyd. How many times do I have to tell you?" she began.
"I'm quite sorry, mama," Floyd said with his head hung low.
Caira let out yet another sigh. "Alright, both of you wash up. I'll put dinner on the table!"
It was past time for bed! She'd have to wake up with the sunlight to sell more flowers!
When she finished the arrangement, Gladys beamed. She must really have a knack for this!
Orb's Year 934
"Chandler," he filled in.
"Okay. I'll be right with you Chandler."
Christa leaned forward with a wink. "You owe me 4 gold back," she supplied helpfully.
Caira flushed and begged Christa's pardon. How embarrassing to be caught ogling the handsome man. "I'm so sorry, I'm not sure where my mind is today!" she offered as a weak apology.
Christa glanced knowingly towards Chandler and smiled. "I'd say I have a fair idea. Have a wonderful afternoon, Caira!"
"Your change," she said, their hands touched as she handed him the coins. She felt the thrill of it down to her little toes!
Chandler smiled and hesitated before leaving. Perhaps it was her imagination, but it almost seemed as though he had wanted to linger.
Thank goodness! she thought.
Orb's Year 935
They say you never forget your first kiss and she knew that must be true because she floated home with a smile on her face!
Orb's Year 936
You never knew with some people!
Chandler smiled. "Yes. I'm looking for a flower arrangement for a woman. I'd like to ask leave to court her and I think it will go over better with flowers," he said, keeping his eyes on the arrangements. "What do you think I should get?"
Hurt flashed across Caira's face. "Oh. Well, I suppose something small because you wouldn't want to overwhelm her. Perhaps daisy's?"
Chandler nodded and continued looking. "What about these orange blooms?"
"They're quite lovely," Caira said. "I'm sure she'll love them. Would you like me to ring them up?"
Perhaps that was why she was so surprised to find him standing in front of her, handing her the bouquet of flowers.
Clearing his throat, he smiled nervously. "I was hoping you would accept this as a token of my esteem for you. I would like to ask your leave to begin to court you..."
Caira's eyes shot up to Chandlers as she held the bouquet in her arms. "Oh!" Glancing around at the spectacle she was making of herself, she smiled. "Perhaps we should go inside to speak."
Chandler glanced around and noticed all the eyes on them, as well, and nodded.
Chandler looked up in surprise. "You must be joking," he said. "Or fishing for a compliment?"
Embarrassed, Caira hung her head. "I'm sorry. I just worry I do not know the first thing about relationships!"
At this, Chandler grinned. "Well, the first thing we do is make sure to find out everything we can about each other! Does that sound simple enough?"
Feeling vastly relieved, Caira nodded. "That does sound simple enough!"
Outside pruning her flowers, Caira thought she heard a sound. Whirling around, she saw Chandler standing before her.