Gold day

Nov 14, 2008

Dri invited us to live someplace within his sphere of protection. With him, in effect. It made Sev and I practice our plain-speaking.

“Do you trust him?” I asked.

“As much as I trust most people, at least. Do you?”

“I don’t know. You’ve worked with him, these past months. What’s he really like?”

“Driven. Not very charismatic, despite his following. I’m not quite sure what people see in him.”

“What do you see?”

“A vision. A better one. A freer, fairer one.”

“That’s good.”

“I suppose. And he hasn’t moved against us, these past months. We are, at least for now, on the same side.”

“I would trust Dri with my own safety, at least and mostly as a show of faith, to make him feel secure. I do not think he feels comfortable with you, yet.”

“He doesn’t. Go on.”

“I wouldn’t trust him with the children.”

“Then it’s settled then, isn’t it?”

“As long as you aren’t going to argue?”

“How do you always put it? Separate spheres? The children are yours. It’s your decision.”

I also spent a while talking to Meyni today, and some four hour sewing. Between that and the children I suppose it is no wonder I am tired. I am looking forward to Sev taking a turn at lessons tomorrow.

Meyni intends to seek out further custom for my sewing, since I am making such progress on the lingering projects Nima left behind. Meyni is making a good mark selling them on to folk at the market, apparently. The profits are small compared to the numbers I am used to working with, but so are our expenses. It is simply a different order, and must be handled in the same manner – with precision.

Meyni is blessed because she was taught her numbers and letters early. It is not common to a girl of her class. It makes one less marriageable, but she did not think she would marry. I really should be less educated than I am, but Sev’s mother persisted in tutoring us in odd things and odd hours. I think she would have liked it better if I were more like her, and asked her less often why it was necessary that I learn such things. I learned not to argue too much. It just made Sev cross. I think she was probably a good person, to take the term Dri does not think exists, even if probably heretical.

Comments (3)

AkedhiNovember 8th, 2013 at 10:18 am

… while the idea of them all living under one roof would be delightful, I wouldn’t trust Dri not to take the kids hostage or something /either/.

(*quiet shipping sighs*)

WysteNovember 8th, 2013 at 10:19 am

(I love you and your shipping, you know that? <3)

AkedhiNovember 8th, 2013 at 11:53 am

(They would steamroll Dri so hard!)

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