Orb's Year 937
"Oh come on, you should come to the party," Dagmar Raha cajoled, following Cedrick home. "Everyone has lots of fun over at Gemma's! And Farha is your cousin! I bet it would be lovely to see her again!"
Cedrick glanced back at the shop and chewed on his lip. "But, my father is waiting for me. I need to help him open the shop."
Cedrick was torn. He wanted to go so badly, if only to hang out with Dagmar, but he had responsibilities to his family. "I'm sorry, Dagmar. I can't."
"Fine!" Dagmar said with a slight stamp of her foot. "Maybe I'll see if Edrick can take me!"
Cedrick winced. All the girls loved Edrick Taveryn, almost as much as he loved all the girls! He told himself that he'd hate to see Dagmar's heart broken because of the scoundrel!
Orb's Year 938
Cedrick groaned with frustration. He'd been trailing after her to all her parties and social gatherins, all in hopes of keeping Edrick at bay.
And then she went on a date with him?!
"I don't like to see you with him," Cedrick said lamely. Surely Dagmar had to know that he cared about her! He didn't have to tell her, did he?
Dagmar put her hands on her hips and glared. "Well it's not as if anyone else has shown an interest in me!"
"Cedrick Taylor and Dagmar Raha!" Barika admonished, "The two of you should be ashamed of yourselves! Stop that this instant!"
Cedrick gulped as he met his mother's glare.
Orb's Year 939
Cedrick hung his head. "I know, father. I'm sorry I've let you down."
Thomas clamped his son on the shoulder. "The one you let down the most is yourself. This is your heritage. Once your mother and I are gone, it will be up to you to run the shop. You cannot let a whim stand in your way."
"I understand, father," Cedrick said, a plan forming in his head already.
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He could hardly contain his excitement when she said yes!
But, at least Cedrick would know when it came time for him to take over the tailor business!
"Why, yes, I think you're right," Prince Scott said nodding his head.
Cedrick happily led him over to the money box.
He was so proud of her!
After everyone had left, Cedrick locked the door and then hurried over to Dagmar's side, pulling her into a passionate embrace. "I've been waiting hours to do that!" he breathed.
Dagmar looped her arms around Cedrick's neck and grinned. "Me too, my betrothed!"
Cedrick grinned happily. Dagmar had agreed to marry him when they were of an age and her father had allowed her to come live with them until that time so that she could learn their craft. Truthfully, his life was perfect!