It was peaceful also at Primavera’s house. They still hadn’t moved as planned. Edmund mentioned logistical issues. Primavera sighed and continued on. One day…
Ella wondered why her father had taken to wearing an unusual hat.
Her birthday arrived. She was more attractive than her big sister.
The peace continued at Alfred’s house.
Prince Jarl did visit to check on everyone. He gazed at the child hoping he would not be the subject of a war.
Alfred assured him there would be no contest for the throne from him or his son.
Ulric had his birthday too.
Things were not quite so peaceful at Hivera’s house.
Hivera had grown fat but was still dominating. Her husband felt put upon, but didn’t have the gumption to stand up to her.
The boys had their birthday as well.
Getting older didn’t stop Richard teasing and bullying Charles.
Richard was well aware of some of his mother’s plans. He would be the greatest warrior ever, he thought, and would storm the castle and take the throne. Charles tried to argue that it was not right. They argued constantly. It was like a repeat of Winter and Yohanes.
Hivera worried about Charles. He would put a spanner in the works.
Richard, on the other hand, was coming along nicely.