At the Fisher household Faye grew up into a toddler. William spent some of the family’s saved money to buy her a xylophone at the local market. Anne was not pleased to see her otherwise frugal husband spend their savings, but he explained it was an investment. Peasant children seldom had a chance to learn any skills, but since Faye was a virtuoso it was important she practice her musical skills. If she ever became a famous musician they would be more than a simple fishing family.
William had himself to practice his musical skills everyday, his career was not going anywhere. He had his regular gig at the Poor Man’s Dance Square every week, and although it was a popular spot and he got quite a bit of money from it, he had his eye on the royal court. But if he was to be able to perform for His Majesty the King and Queen he had to make a better name of himself. It would not be enough with old sailor’s songs.
Anne had met Mrs. le Peasant at the Duke of Bows Faire last time the family was there. They had started talking and although Mrs. le Peasant was very young and a bit naive, Anne had taken a liking to her. She invited her over to the house and when Mrs. le Peasant had a chance, she came by.
“Oh thank you for the invitation Mrs. Fisher, I don’t often get a chance to get away from the house, with the children and all,” said Mary le Peasant when they were seated for a cup of tea.
“I understand,” said Anne. “It must be a lot of work with 3 children.”
“Yes, indeed. Although Caldwell is already a grown boy, which makes it all much easier. And you, Mrs. Fisher, do you hope for more children yourself?”
“If the Watcher desires it,” said Anne.
The Fishers were a passionated couple and since the birth of Faye, William was hoping Anne would become pregnant again. He avoided mentioning this to his wife, since he didn’t want her to worry. Since the arrival of Faye, Anne had been very happy and he didn’t want to spoil that happiness with worries of a second child.
William was working hard on achieving his dream of presenting a perfect aquarium, but he had very little time to do so now that he was not at sea. Truth be told, he was so focused on raising his child and providing for the family, that he was starting to think he would never achieve his dream. Maybe, it was good enough to raise a family and be a provider, dreams were for the young and naive, he had duties to tend to.