Orb's Year 941
Trent grinned cheekily at Farrah. "Yes but, that bite had extra chocolate. I could tell!"
The friends shared a grin as Farrah leaned over and elbowed him.
"See that?" Trent asked. "She's such a wonderful mother!"
Oh well, he thought. Looks like another night on the bench!
"No, of course not!" Trent said. "She just needs extra sleep right now!"
"You can help us pick," Esther hedged.
"Wonderful!" Chaz cried. "I can't wait for my brother to be born!"
"We should call her blanket!" Chaz said excitedly.
Trent smiled down at his son. "What about Dezi?"
Chaz shrugged. "That's okay, too."
Orb's Year 943
Esther turned around and saw Prince Berjes Faust fast approaching.
Esther laughed. "Well it seems that he's found my fair Cecelie. It's hard not to fall in love with her, I know!"
Berjes joined in her laughter, but leaned in a little closer. "I can see how he would want to stay close to such beauty."
"Oh you!" Esther said, scuffing him lightly on the shoulder. "You're incorrigible. You attempt to turn this happily married woman's head with all those petty compliments!"
"Tis not petty!" Berjes grumbled. "Pretty is more like it!"
Esther shook her head with laughter at the prince's sulk. "Perhaps it's best if you gather up the prince's companion and... well... where did he run off to?"
"You scamp!" Berjes said playfully, slipping a leash around Rex's neck. "Although I understand your need to procreate, we should get you home before we discover the kingdom populated with your progeny!"
Turning to Esther, he bowed low with a smile. "Good day to you, mi'lady!"
"I hear my royal companion made quite an impression on your Cecelie!"
"Quite, I'm afraid!" Esther said with a smile. "Would you like to take your pick?"
Prince Earl considered the three lively pups romping around in the grass.
Immediately Dezi began to struggle and howl. Abbess Farrah glanced over at Esther in embarrassment. "I don't know what the matter is, usually I'm so good with children!" she said with apology, handing Dezi to Esther.