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Something Old, Something New... (Attn: Kyn)


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Loraine chewed her lip as she looked in the mirror. She'd sent the requests to the Wisdom and the Mayor a few hours ago. Waiting to hear their responses was starting to bother her. Would they come? Would they keep their secret? Light, when had things become to complicated?

 

She sighed and braced her elbows on the top of the vanity, cupping her face in her palms. With any luck, she'd be married by this time tomorrow. Corlin, bless him, had insisted that the wedding be as real as possible and had gone to such lengths as to brood in a corner for three days with a pile of fabric until she'd finally caved in and let him talk her into making a wedding dress. She'd needed help, though, and that had been rather tricky. How do you explain such a beautiful gown and not disclose the purpose? She was shocked that the marvelous confection of cloth was hanging from the wardrobe behind her.

 

She sighed. Marus and Corlin seemed to have swapped places over the last month that they'd been home. Marus had always been the quiet, reserved twin, whose thoughts lent him to more romantic ponderings and much head shaking at his brother's antics. Whereas Corlin seemed to find trouble in every barrel he passed. If that wasn't enough, he created trouble just to liven things up. That Corlin had been the one pressuring her into the dress was shocking. That Marus had spent so much time working the farm with Kynwric was disturbing.

 

She looked up at her reflection dubiously. Her heirs were doing their best to make her regret the secrets she'd been forced to keep from them. Corlin through guilt and Marus through anger.

 

The door creaked behind her and she looked up, meeting Kynwric's eyes in the mirror. She couldn't stop the smile that stretched across her lips. "Have they returned with word from the Mayor and Wisdom, yet?" she asked hopefully.

 

~Loraine

the bride-to-be

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Kyn nodded simply, "They're coming up the road now, four horses instead of two." Kyn flicked his eyes to the dress she had had made and then back to Lor. "Come on, we've got a lot of explaining to do." he heard the horses at the front of the house now and knew Marus, Corlin and their guests would be in through the door shortly. He watched her for a moment until he heard the front door opening and then turned away to go and greet the Mayor and Wisdom, on whom both he and Loraine must rely for this subterfuge to work. The document Loraine had written out was very precise in its wording, while not lying it had several mis-truths to it. However, it would hold up in Cairheinin court and that is what was most important for the moment.

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Loraine bit the corner of her lip, her eyes not leaving his until he stepped out of the room. She hadn't expected them to come tonight. It must mean they didn't understand what she'd asked of them. She sighed, pulling open a drawer and removing the document that would serve as proof of their marriage. Her eyes scanned it a moment. It was strange how a single sheet of parchment could feel like a brick in her hands.

 

She rose slowly, hearing voices entering the house. She took a moment to smooth her skirts and tuck a stray lock of hair back up into the knot on her head before leaving the haven of the bedroom. She pasted a smile on her face that she knew would hide the riot of things that were swirling in her head and stomach. How long would it be before she could eat a normal meal again?

 

She reached for the Wisdom's hand as she approached them, her smile not the least bit false. This woman had done so much to protect her since she'd arrived. She'd even managed to keep the fact that she knew Loraine could channel from anyone else in town. She knew she was Aes Sedai, yet had not breathed a word to a single person in town. It had ensured that they could live here peacefully and Loraine was always more grateful for that than anything. "Wisdom, Mayor, I am happy to see you. I am sorry you had to come at such a late hour. Would you like something to drink?"

 

She made drinks as they both nodded, letting the boys lead the pair of them into the living area where there were couches to sit on. She entered with her tray, passing out drinks before sitting down. "What brings you out so late tonight?" She asked, her smile still on her lips.

 

"We were a bit confused with what you're asking of us," the Mayor answered simply. "You have need of a wedding service and I understand why you wouldn't want the town in on it, if you have been living without the benefit of being married all these years. I suppose my question is: Why now?"

 

Loraine nodded, understanding his confusion. She was still smiling, hoping she could get through this without choking. Sometimes the oaths were more confining than others. "We have received words from a pair of legal representatives in Cairhien who found out that we had heirs, but hadn't received the documentation of our marriage. Without it, there will be hassles for the boys, should they seek to inherit their birthright. I'm sure you can see the problem, Mayor."

 

He nodded, silent but thoughtfully. "Is that the only reason you're marrying?"

 

~Loraine

totally letting you answer that one, love. ;)

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"Is that the only reason you're marrying?"

 

Kyn looked to Loraine and shrugged, "Of course not, merely the practical. Let's just lay things all out for you soyou understand. This is Loraine Kilaine, High Seat of the House of Kilaine in Cairhein. Also, she is Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. I am Kynwric Larind, and I am her Gaidin, her Warder and have been for longer than you've been alive Mayor." Kyn settled in beside Loraine and leaned forward. Half watching the boys as they made tea and served it. "Do you understand what that means?" The mayor nodded, but the Wisdom nodded once... she was the brighter of the pair. "Good, so then understand that when I say I love her, that it is a deep, abiding love that has been tested by fires which most men can only imagine. You hear of trollocs and myrddal and think of scary bedtime stories, we think of enemies to be faced and lesser ones at that." He took a sip of the tea Corlin had poured at this point. "We have been as married as two people can be since before you were born, except for the inconvenient fact of not having had an official ceremony said over us. There has never been a moment it could be done and truth be told, there was never reason for it to be done. We love each other and have cared for each other for decades and some lawyer having a say in that matters little to either of us. We came here to settle down so our boys would have as normal a life as possible as they grew, would not be subject to the things that she grew up with, or the prejudices I grew up with or the travails being Tower raised would have entailed. As far as this town and the whole of the Two Rivers was concerned we were married and we are in our hearts. Now however, this lawyer" Kyn spat the word, he really detested lawyers. "has made it so my children's fortune is at stake and that will not do, not simply because some other lawyer has said so."

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Loraine hid her laughter behind her teacup. She doubted whether the mayor appreciated being considered 'young' by their standards, and Kyn's more forceful nature seemed to be surging forward. Does he feel trapped by the lawyers? she wondered, searching through the mix of emotions in her head for a hint of it. She was positive the Mayor couldn't have understood half of what Kyn was spitting out at him, anyway. How could someone who's never even seen the White Tower understand the possible pitfalls of being raised there? How could someone who'd probably never met an Aes Sedai in his life understand what it meant that he was sitting across from a Green?

 

She watched him blink and sighed inwardly. "We are asking only that you make official what's been reality for most of our lives, Mayor." She reached for Kynwric's arm and smiled softly. "We have been together a long time and our love has survived tests that would make a gleeman's tales seem like childhood nursery rhymes. We would've seen this done, whether in the past or the future, but it seems that the legal issues in Cairhien are pressing the issue."

 

She smiled, hoping to give him the impression that it wasn't a big deal, it just wasn't something they wanted broadcast throughout the Two Rivers. "I have taken the liberty of drawing up the documents, as well, so really, all we need from the pair of you is the ceremony and a signature. If you'd like, I can show you the document now..."

 

She didn't really give them a choice about it, since she had it on the table between them. She passed it to the Mayor first, since she could clearly see the Wisdom was on her side. She allowed time for them to read the parchment, quietly sipping her tea and smiling at her sons. They were very quiet and both on the edge of their seats. She wished, for the first time, that she could take them to Cairhien to see what she was so intent on them receiving. Would it be possible to sneak them into town without word filtering back to Jade?

 

"I will have to think on this," the Mayor said gruffly, setting his tea aside. "Your note mentioned that you'd like this ceremony as quickly as possible. How quickly would that be?"

 

"As soon as you're comfortable, Mayor," she said softly. "I would be happy to do it tomorrow, rather than continue to put it off."

 

"We will send word, Loraine," the Wisdom said, standing as the Mayor surged to his feet to complain. She smiled at the Mayor, who seemed to get the message she was sending.

 

Loraine stood, setting her tea cup aside and reaching for the Mayor's hand. "I appreciate your coming out here tonight," she said, keeping her voice soft and quiet. He didn't really want to hear what he thought an Aes Sedai should sound like, anyway. "We will await your decision with baited breath."

 

The Mayor puffed and headed for the door. The twins had already beat them outside to get their horses taken care of. The Wisdom paused in following him and smiled back at the pair of them. "If it's tomorrow you want, it's tomorrow you'll get. I'll speak with him on the way back to town. I expect you'll want an evening ceremony, since it will take a bit to get him to pen the message back to you and get one of the stable lads to bring it out." She smiled at them again and Loraine barely kept from hugging her. She'd make a point to do that tomorrow.

 

"Perhaps you can come out to supper, then," Loraine offered, her smile growing wider. "It's the least I can do to compensate..."

 

The Wisdom laughed and nodded. "Aye, supper it is, then. Do try to get some rest. I can't imagine anyone would mistake you for an Aes Sedai with that girlish glint in your eye, Loraine. Good evening."

 

It didn't seem like a moment later, they were alone again. She chewed her lip and turned back to Kynwric. "Do you think she'll get him to agree?" Light, was this what she'd have felt like fifty years ago? She felt... girlish? She hadn't felt like this since long before she was taken to the Tower!

 

~Loraine

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Kyn sat back, same old ruse, same effect. "Oh aye, he'll agree... soon enough he'll be thinking it was his idea to do it tomorrow. The Wisdom knows how to handle the Mayor, have you ever seen her not get things how she wanted? By tomorrow you'll be a married woman, much to your grandfather's consternation I am sure."

 

OOC: Do you want to skip ahead?

 

 

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OOC: Yeah, that was my thought. I don't have much time, so this one is going to be short on my end. Feel free to embelish a bit more on yours. *smirks*

 

IC:

Loraine went to bed with the same smile that was on her lips when she woke the next morning. Her first sight after opening her eyes was the early morning sunlight falling on the dress still hanging on the wardrobe. It seemed to glow and she took that as a good sign.

 

She was humming as she bustled around making breakfast, earning her a pair of sideways smirks from her sons. She made it through most of the day planning the supper meal, though she doubted if she'd be able to eat a morsel. Most likely, they would eat and then do the ceremony. That's how it would've been done in Cairhien. She chewed her lip. That alone was reason enough to do it the other way around this time! She grinned as she laid recipe cards out along the table, glad she'd taken the time to write what she was learning so long ago. She doubted she could remember anything today.

 

She had the food prepared and bustled into the cold storage by midafternoon and found her hands idle and the boys nowhere in sight. She sighed and settled into a chair, picking up her knitting until the sun sank a little more. She set the tangled knots aside and headed into the bedroom to get ready. She vowed she wasn't leaving this room until she was minutes away from the ceremony! And no one was getting in, either! She grinned at the door a moment and sat down in front of the vanity. Now, what should she do with her hair...

 

~Lor

getting nervous and I don't know why...

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Kyn went about the normal business of the farm this day, although most of that was him looking busy as the boys were both used to taking care of all the business of the farm. He'd think of something to do only to find it already done or being done. Finally he just resigned himself to caring for his and Loraine's saddle, tack and weapons... those things the boys didn't have already on their schedule. Soon enough he was done with that as well and was left to sit in the barn and watch as the sun lowered, he knew better than to enter the house while Lor was cooking for company, particularly today... she was on edge for some reason. When he finally did re-enter the house he found his clothes hanging from the door to their bedroom, apparently he wasn't going in their either. He gave a shrug and took the clothes, dressing himself in one of the other rooms, he heard the boys greet the Mayor and Wisdom when they arrived and quickly went to join them in the living room.

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Lor heard the voices in the living room and eyed her reflection. She'd had plenty of time, so she'd taken her time and done something different with her hair. She'd started her usual routine of pinning it up in a knot, but she paused midway and tilted her head. The result was that half of her hair was artfully pinned up in a make-shift knot, and a rather loose one, at that. The rest was flowing down her back. It wasn't quite free, though. She'd braided it very loosely and twisted ribbons into the strands. She took advantage of the vines growing outside her bedroom window and plucked the sweet-smelling, star-shaped flowers from it, tucking them into her hair. The effect was nearly a coronet of little white flowers and a sprinkling of them tucked into the braid.

 

She smiled at her reflection. She hadn't worn her hair down since the day she turned five. It felt oddly liberating!

 

Her eyes traveled down the dress, her lips stretching a little more. If this dress was in Cairhien, she'd cause a scandal the likes of which hadn't been heard of in high society for generations. The ivory bodice clung to her curves, as slight as they were, with boning creating lines in the otherwise seamless silk. The neckline rested much lower on her chest than she was used to, though she hardly had the body to make it indecent. The skirt underneath was layered with ivory silk and a sheer fabric. She had no idea where the seamstress had found it, but she wasn't about to complain. The effect was breath-taking enough to look like something out of one of the stories she told the boys when they were younger. It was accented here and there with embroidered flowers and the sheer fabric had been used to create bell-shaped sleeves that fit her upper arm, but opened to flow over her the back of her hand.

 

She moved two steps and smiled, feeling the weight of the short train behind her. She'd worn silks and velvets for a long time growing up. She'd even worn them once she'd been raised and could wear her own clothes again. Nothing had ever made her feel as beautiful as this dress did.

 

With that admittance bringing a soft blush to her cheeks, she pulled open the door to the bedroom to greet her guests.

 

~Lor

*smiles* your bride, good sir... ;)

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Kyn heard the door open behind him, and e kept chatting with the Mayor and Wisdom until he noticed the look on his boy's faces. He turned to see what had them thunderstruck and stopped dead, allowing his eyes to run up and down Loraine as she emerged, she had her hair down... and the dress. It took him a moment to regain his own senses before he crossed the room to retrieve her, pausing to press a kiss to her cheek and whisper, "You are stunning" in her ear. He then hooked her arm in his, with her small hand encased in his and led her to where the Mayor and Wisdom stood waiting. "Well, here we are..."

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Loraine smiled as her sons' expressions changed. They were gaping at her like they'd never seen her before. Even the Wisdom's eyebrows shot up and the Mayor... she grinned. The Mayor's conversation faded in mid-sentence. Kyn still had his back to her, but she didn't move. Having the benefit of being bonded, she knew exactly what he was feeling when he finally did turn around. Shock, awe... love. It was all there. He moved towards her and she wondered if he even realized he was moving. His expression hadn't changed, at all.

 

It gave her the opportunity to look at him, though. She'd seen him dressed for court in Cairhien. She'd seen him dressed for battle in the Borderlands. She'd seen him dressed to work the fields here in the Two Rivers. She'd never seen this particular set of clothes, though, and the effects of the blue cotehardie in his eyes was stunning. Did he realize what a sight he was? Her smile widened a bit. Perhaps she'd tell him later, just to see him blush and stammer.

 

He lead her back to the Mayor and she turned her smile on him. She then looked to the boys. "If you wouldn't mind, boys, will you take dinner out of the cold storage and fire up the stove so it can be cooking while we're visiting?" They scrambled towards the kitchen and she shook her head at them before turning her eyes back to the Mayor and the Wisdom. "I am pleased you could make it this evening. I thought, perhaps, we could handle our business before dinner? I must admit, it's likely the only way I'll be able to eat!"

 

~Lor

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The Mayor began to say something but the Wisdom just talked right over him, "We're glad to be here and able to help. Let's get started and that way we'll be all finished when supper's ready. Where are those... ah here they come. Ready boys?" With a nod from Corlin and Marus she looked pointedly at the Mayor, "Well, get on with it."

 

Kyn nodded to the table nearby, "The paperwork is over there, we're right here." He glanced at Loraine. "I think my son's mother wants to be married now, and I'd like to oblige her." He looked back to the Mayor, "So, say what needs to be said."

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Loraine nearly choked on her laughter at Kyn's wording ('my sons' mother,' indeed!) and turned her eyes to the Mayor, hoping to think of words that would soothe what appeared to be the beginning of a fit. She was saved from that by the Wisdom, who nudged the Mayor a little harder than was probably necessary.

 

"Mayor, I believe you can see how eager these two are to be married. Perhaps we can excuse their haste and humor them, a bit? I'm sure you remember your wedding day..." her voice sounded more like she was talking to a child than a grown man with children. Loraine had to use every bit of her training to keep her face frozen in an eager smile. The urge to laugh was overwhelming!

 

It worked, though. The Mayor blustered for a moment or two and then pulled a small book from his coat pocket, beginning the ceremony. He turned to Kyn, directing his next words to him. "Will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to live together in the estate of matrimony?  Will you love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep only unto her, so long as you both shall live?"

 

Loraine felt her smile and knew he saw the humor in this. They'd done all of that already. For nearly fifty years! His answer was not a surprise.

 

Then the Mayor turned to her. "Will you have this man to be your wedded husband, to live together in the estate of matrimony?  Will you obey him,

and serve him, love, honor, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep only unto him, so long as you both shall live?"

 

Loraine bit her lip, hard. She hadn't considered this part and what the words actually meant. Vowing to obey and serve him went against the very nature of a bonded pair. Her oaths wouldn't allow her to answer that as easily as he did. How to get around this? She blinked, her mind searching frantically. "In matters of our home and family, I will," she said softly. She looked at the Mayor out of the corner of her eye and saw that her answer gave him pause. Light, please don't force me to say something I can't take back! her mind screamed.

 

As if sensing her tension, the Wisdom nudged the Mayor again. They were really asking a lot with all of these concessions! He cleared his throat, giving voice to his disapproval, but he moved on. Vows, next, she thought, feeling her tension mounting as her mind searched the vows she'd heard as a child, hunting for wording that would conflict with what she could honestly say. Luckily, Kyn's vows came first. She listened carefully to the words the Mayor had Kyn repeating, then it was her turn.

 

"I, Loraine, take thee, Kynwric, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to be bonny and buxom at bed and at board, to love and to cherish, till death us depart, and thereunto I plight thee my troth." Even in the halting repeat of the ceremony, her face flamed at the "bonny and buxom in bed" part. Luckily, there was nothing in the vows that she had to alter as she repeated it, so the Mayor didn't have to cast her another of his appalled looks.

 

The words ebbed and flowed after that and before long Kyn was sliding a ring on her fingers until it rested where her Great Serpent Ring used to sit. His words flowed through her and she felt his emotions at saying them. Was he as relieved as she was? She smiled, fighting off tears of joy at the sight of the little band on her finger. She'd never realized how much she mourned this part of her life not being normal.

 

She picked up his ring and smiled up at him. She slid the ring on his thumb, repeating the words the Mayor was feeding her as she watched her hands move the ring. "With this Ring I thee wed," she said, moving the ring to his index finger. "...and with my body I thee honor," she murmured as she moved it to his middle finger. "and with all my worldly goods I thee endow," she whispered, sliding it onto his ring finger. She curled her hand around his, holding on tight.

 

Given the nature of this quiet little ceremony, the Mayor didn't feel the need to go into the normal routine of discussing the sanctity of the vows they'd taken. Loraine was glad for that. He skipped on, instead. "Forasmuch as Kynwric and Loraine have consented together in wedlock, and have witnessed the same before this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth each to the other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of hands; I pronounce therefore that they be Man and Wife," He seemed to visibly relax after that, as if he was glad to be done with it, too. Loraine felt the flush on her cheeks and knew she was holding Kyn's hands in a white-knuckled grip. "Well? Are you going to kiss her or wait another couple of decades?"

 

~Loraine

needs to change her monogram... *grins*

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Kyn restrained the urge to chuckle at the Wisdom's goading of the Mayor, but it worked and the Mayor began the ceremony despite his contrary nature. His words flowed out, well practiced. "Will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to live together in the estate of matrimony?  Will you love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep only unto her, so long as you both shall live?"

 

"I will." He added 'as I always have.' to himself. It had been fifty years they had been together and he had done this for all of them.

 

It was the next part that was problematic, he listened to the words the Mayor spoke and his eyes widened slightly, she couldn't swear to obey and serve him in all things and he knew it. He could feel the words twisting in her as she worked a way she could swear the oath and have it be true also, it was another reminder of why things were always different for them. Her answer of "In matters of our home and family, I will," caused a momentary pause in the Mayor. Kyn could also hear the boys shuffle their feet a bit at the change in ceremony, he hadn't realized they were that traditionalist. Fortunately the Wisdom again nudged things along and the Mayor continued with the vows. Kyn repeated after the Mayor, reciting the seeming incantation as he grasped her right hand in his.

 

"I, Kynwric Larind, take thee Loraine Kilaine to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, for fairer or fouler, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us depart; and thereunto I plight thee my troth."

 

Loraine echoed the vows and he felt the surge of embarrassment when the Mayor had her vow to be 'bonny and buxom in bed' It gave him more reason to smile, to think that she hadn't been that over all these years. He was looking at her and not nearly paying enough attention to the Mayor as he began the ring part of the ceremony. Fortunately he caught up quickly and followed the direction. Sliding the ring on her thumb and removing it as he said "With this Ring I thee wed, and with my body I thee honor," the second phrase coming as he slid the ring over her index finger and then removed it "and with all my worldly goods I thee endow." As he finally slid the ring around the finger that normally held her Serpent ring, he was surprised to not find it there and glanced up at her face, she seemed to intent on his movements though and didn't catch the look.

 

Lor repeated the ring ceremony and he flet her hand holding his tightly as the Mayor pronounced them. He was thinking about how beautiful his wife looked and hung himself up on the fact that she truly was his wife now and missed the part where the Mayor instructed him to kiss the bride. It was only the less formal and more insistent Well? Are you going to kiss her or wait another couple of decades?" He looked at the Mayor and smirked a moment before drawing Loraine in and kissing her as he wrapped his arms around her tightly. When they finally broke the embrace he looked at the Mayor. "I plan on doing that for the next several decades Mayor... at least."

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Loraine smiled into the kiss, wrapping her arms around him and holding on tight. Light, I'm a wife! She smiled as Kyn responded to the Mayor's nudging and turned that smile on the Mayor himself. She was grinning like a loon and she knew it. She simply didn't care! Her sons were there in a flash, and she turned that grin on them, too. Marus looked relieved, as if he'd been expecting something to keep this from happening. Corlin wrapped her in a hug so tight, she worried for the stitching on the back of her dress. When she turned back to the Wisdom and the Mayor, she could see them both dabbing at their eyes.

 

"I believe dinner should be ready in a few moments," she said softly. She looked up at Kynwric (her husband!) and asked, "Would you like to handle the paperwork while the boys help me in the kitchen?" 

 

She didn't really wait for his answer, since the giddy happiness that threatened to bubble right out of her was forcing her to do something. Was it possible for someone explode from being too happy? The boys trailed behind her and she didn't miss their pointed looks and silly grins. She pretended she didn't see them, though, and busied herself with directing them to take food out and set the table for dinner.

 

Once they were busy, she returned to her guests. The Mayor was lifting the pen away from the paper and she sighed with relief. He hadn't said anything about the alterations to the ceremony. Was it too much to hope he forgot it? Maybe if she just kept smiling like the happiest woman in the world, he'd forget all about it. THAT was not going to be difficult, at all!

 

~Loraine Larind

;)

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Kyn watched sidelong as Loraine disappeared into the kitchen with the boys, leaving him to finish the paperwork up with the Mayor and Wisdom. He gestured to the contract and writing implements and left the pair to it as he moved to the liquor tray, pouring himself and the Mayor a brandy fro it. This had been calculated as he knew the Mayor would pay more attention to the good brandy than what the contract actually said. The Wisdom on the other hand would frown upon it, but likely would let it pass. When Loraine returned the Wisdom had already put her signature to the contract and the Mayor, drink in hand was finishing up the same. Kyn glanced up and smiled, "I suppose dinner is served?" When she nodded he simply gestured their guests to the kitchen and left the ink to dry. "If you would, please have a seat and the food will be on the table shortly."

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Loraine smiled as the Mayor and Wisdom made their way to the table the boys were setting and took a moment to smile at Kynwric. "You handled that like a noble," she said softly, nodding to the glasses the Mayor and Wisdom had left on the table next to the contracts. She felt a little awkward for a moment. She'd been with him for over fifty years, now. They'd been through everything... well, everything except this. She wasn't sure what to say, now that she was standing here, the ink drying on their marriage contracts just a few feet away.

 

Would think change anything between them? She'd heard people talking before she left Cairhien to go to the Tower. They were the girls she kept having to invite and kept having to invite her to places because she was the only living heir to the Kilaine title. They'd talked constantly, ignoring her because she was invisible to them. When one of them married, there was a throng around them for nearly a year, listening to the joys and horrors of married life. Husbands that were suddenly not as nice as they had been before the wedding. She doubted she had that to worry about (no one can hold that in for fifty years, especially fifty years of being bonded!), but the memories still made her shift inwardly a bit. He was looking at her strangely and that didn't help, either.

 

Light help! She was married!

 

~Loraine

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Kyn quirked his eyebrow at the comment about handling things like a noble, not sure whether to take it as a compliment or not. They had all sat down to dinner, except Lor who was still standing beside her chair for some reason, and he looked at her. "Love, sit down so we can eat..." She looked shocked and he wasn't certain why, the contracts and words they had spoken didn't change anything in his mind about how he saw her or viewed how they should behave, well other than her actually saying she'd obey him... some of the time... that was certainly new. When she finally took her seat they began and the food was as good as any he'd ever had.

 

OOC: Nothing really more to do here... next step Cairhien?

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