Orb's Year 941
"Come on then," she said, scooping up Chandra and heading to care for her. "A feeding and then bed for you!"
He mournfully glanced upstairs to where his sister was being punished.
Grandma Barika kissed the top of his head. "Just be patient. A little bit of thinking will do her good," she cautioned. "Always think before you act! Don't just fly off the handle!"
Orb's Year 942
Orb's Year 943
Cedrick hugged his sister, tears forming in his eyes. "I wish it wasn't such sad circumstances that brought us together."
Addison buried her face in her brother's shoulder. "Oh papa. I can't believe he's gone!"
Addison had been so relieved her mother had come to the celebration. Cedrick had told her that her mother had locked herself up in the room after her father's passing. It was good to see her mother smiling again.
"Nearly always?" Barika queried.
Chandra bit her lip. "Well, sometimes I get so mad and I don't think first, but I'm trying, Grandma!"
Barika stroked Chandra's hair. "That's my girl," she said lovingly.
Orb's Year 944
"I'll be so glad when she's a child and there are no more babies! I'd love a decent night's rest!"