Orb's Year 937
"Have you heard anything about him yet?" Evelyn asked anxiously. Her servant, Ryker, had promised to find a way into Laird's household to find out what was going on. If he could manage that, then he would be well worth the weight of gold he requested!
Ryker clasped his hands together eagerly and shared the little amount of information he had collected so far...
Orb's Year 938
Too soon it felt as though Evelyn was in labor with her unborn child. Andre watched anxiously, worried about his mother.
Right now, her main objective was to get Brock away from his horrid father.
Her next objective was to destroy Angus.
Orb's Year 939
"Dada!" she said as she rested her cheek on his chest. "I love you!"
Juan kissed his daughter's head as he set her down. "Go run along and tell your mother I'll be coming in for dinner," he told her as he turned back to finish his work.
Evelyn put Camilla on the ground and went to the kitchen. "Set the table and I'll prepare the meal. Andre, go run outside and bring in a bucket of water."
Andre looked up from the book he was reading. "What?"
Evelyn sighed with exasperation. "Fetch a pail of water!"
Andre set the book aside and scurried outside with a slam of the door.
Evelyn laughed as she set the stew on the table. "Never a boring day!" she said with a grin.
"Of course not!"
With shaking hands, Evelyn opened the letter and began to read.
Ryker nodded. "This is the right place. There's light coming from the stables. Perhaps you should go in there first and speak with the man in there."
"Your mother has been waiting for this day for a very long time, son. I'm Juan, your step-father."
Brock pulled back, feeling suspiciously light-headed. Something that felt an awful lot like tears were welling in his eyes.
"Would you like to meet your brother and sisters?"
Brock nodded mutely.
Evelyn dropped the groceries that she'd picked up at Grocer's Delicatessen and stood shocked for a moment. She had known that Lady Laird would be sending Brock with Ryker soon, but she hadn't known when.
And now here he was... standing in front of her.
"My baby!" she cried as she hurried to him and pulled him into her arms.