Saturday, October 8, 2011
Chapter 19: Dragon's Garden
"Light pollution," Allyriane says with a sigh, "The stars are still there, but the electric lights we use at night prevent us from seeing them."
"I'm not hers to command," Aymeri answers, "I've long been allied to her house, but I go where I will."
"I doubt you've heard the last of her," Thierry warns.
"You know you are welcome into my family," Thierry answers happily, "But we don't do it like that any more. Allyriane's hand is her own to give."
"You're supposed to ask me for that," she answers with a laugh.
"You could at least pretend to be in doubt," she teases.
"We are above such pretense, don't you think? I know your heart, and you know mine."
"I'd prefer you didn't," Laramie answers, "You aren't working today."
"Is she going to be all right?" Amelia asks, remembering how quickly her honeymoon ended, and the long time she had live without her husband at her side, "Will he really stay here with her?"
"He will," Thierry says, wishing he was as sure of that as he pretends. He has no doubts of his friend's intentions, but Summerdream won't let her dragon ally go that easily, he's sure of it.
Mayor Adrien Landgraab came to the wedding at Amelia's request; as a high ranking military commander and an astronaut, she has a lot of sway. But that's not enough to make the mayor amenable to Allyriane's request for extending the subway system into the hills.
As the last guests trickle out of their yard, Aymeri and Allyriane conclude their wedding celebration in private.
The bike ride into the city really is long, and since I can't use cars during the Living Green generation, adding a subway station became a necessity. So I used that for my park building requirement.
Buying the park cost just under 60k, and it's not actually going to earn any income for the family unless I add 17k more to it. Which isn't too likely to happen, as I don't have room for much more stuff there. So, it's a money sink.
It's zoned as a Chinese Garden.
Allyriane is in the Political career, but for story purposes, she's just been going to City Hall to pester City Council about public transportation. When she reaches the levels of actual elected office, I will acknowledge her career in the story.
Aymeri has started his job hopping career in the Music career, but it's not going to make it into the story. He worked for two days, he took a day off for the wedding party, and then he's got another bunch of forced days off before he has to get to his next week of job hopping (next career is 'none'), so I'm just not going to mention it in the story.
He comes into the family with one tattoo already in place. He'll be doing the Tattoo Addict part of this generation as well. A new tattoo and a new job for every week.
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