September 29, 2015

In Which Severin Suggests the New Territory

September 3, 1194

"Well, well!" Severin pulled his son in for a hug and patted him on the back. "It's about damn time you asked Renata to marry you. Here I was, thinking she'd have to ask the question herself."

"Heh." As the hug broke, Falidor grimaced. "I don't really want to go into the whole story, but technically, I think CeeCee asked us."

"In hindsight, that's even less surprising."

"Mother said the same thing." And yet--Severin knew, and he knew Nora knew--it only would have been a matter of time before Falidor asked if Renata (or CeeCee) hadn't, all jokes aside. "Anyway... we were thinking maybe some time in June? Renata's family will be in Naroni for her graduation anyway."

"I don't see why June wouldn't work. It's a not-unreasonable amount of time after CeeCee and Farilon's wedding, and certainly well before Sev and Rennie's; I don't see much risk of marriage fatigue with that spacing."

"And uh... well, we'll need a bigger place." Falidor grinned sheepishly. He'd been living in one of the family's auxiliary houses since his graduation, and it had suited him well from what Severin could see. But, a bachelor's house was not a family's house, and certainly not a knight's keep.

Certainly not two knights' keep.

"You know, I was thinking: what if you and Renata were to take a castle in Ravenhold? Poor Mernolt is the only knight there so far; Kaldar will be happy to have another two, and I'm sure Alina would convince him to give you your pick of places."

"Hmm. It's true that they're probably lonely out there--and I suppose it could only be in Farilon and my best interests, keeping enough of a distance between our wives that we can still get our own fill of them."

"Not to mention, all three of will you have careers, and Ravenhold could use Sir Falidor and Dame Renata." Veldora probably had all of the knights it needed for now, and no doubt there would be more when his grandsons finished up at the university. At least Arkon and Sevvie and Nato could inherit their fathers' castles. "I can't think of two better defenders for the domain of my eldest granddaughter."

"And your eldest great-granddaughter," Falidor reminded him--because of course he would. "I'll talk it over with Renata. She might find that exciting, such a new territory."

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8 comments:

Van said...

I think the world has this weekend/weekday thing backwards. We need two days of work and five days off.

empireofmeliora said...

But how would that work? xD

Soo... Have Renata's parents found out about her keeping her knightly training? Or do they still think that she's taking stitching lessons? xD

empireofmeliora said...

Huh? What happened to my penname?

Van said...

Recreate the system?

I would imagine they've found out somehow by now, but since there's no denying that Renata is a grown woman at this point, they've got to bite their tongues about it (or, more likely, Abrich bites his tongue and tries to keep Odette sufficiently distracted).

OpenID can be kind of weird. Oh well, glad things are at least somewhat better on your end.

empireofmeliora said...

I still don't know how we would manage with a two-day-week. xD

Well, I suppose it would be weird if they still didn't know. And she did sort of graduate in knighthood, right? Would be rather hard to miss this.

My Internet has reset itself, I'm sort of used to it by now. I can still use the Internet somewhat, but it is so slow that I can't do much, certainly not log in or anything of that sort.
I do have a little embarrassing question, though: I read that tumblr-post of PBK that you reblogged and you said something of asking a mod. Could you still do that? Is a bit selfish to ask, I admit...

Van said...

I still don't know how I've managed on a five for this long. XD My energy is always hovering just above "zero".

None of the university majors have anything to do with knighthood, but she finished her squire training and will be knighted after she graduates.

You might need to look into a new internet provider. :S

Not selfish at all! I'll send Sunni a PM.

Mimus said...

(Too lazy to lock in again...)

You need a new battery. xD

D'oh! Well, that's what I get for not looking something up before writing. <.<

Yeah, maybe. .~.

Thank you. I registered as mimus-of-bellingar, so just like my tumblr-name.

Van said...

No prob! I guessed that it was either Mimus or mimus-of-bellingar, so... yay? :)