The Fisher family were also given a larger patch of land to help in the King’s attempt to increase food stocks in Castle Keep. Since they were a fishing family they were required to provide fish too and a small pond was landscaped into the farm to make this easier. The Fisher farm was close to the sea and while the pond provided as a nice fishing spot, William Fisher enjoyed going down to the sea to fish there and experience the great landscape.
Faye grew fairly well into a teenager, she gained the natural cook trait, something that made Anne very happy. It was an excellent trait for a future wife and this meant that Faye would be able to cook the traditional meals from Anne’s home Kingdom much better than anybody else. Maybe Faye would continue the tradition and cook the meals for her children, maybe Anne’s heritage was not to be completely forgotten here in Castle Keep.
Anne had been able to practice enough Sim Fu, the martial arts that her family back in her home kingdom had taught her, to be able to meditate. This new knowledge gave her inner strength to keep on and to care for her family. After meditating for a while she would feel rejuvenated and full of happiness and energy that she would pour on her children and husband. Still, sometimes she feared that people in town would not appreciate her ways and accuse her of witchery. She realized she might have to be a bit careful of practicing her Sim Fu and meditation in public.
It was also Byram’s turn to age, he became a child and gained the mooch trait, not a very nice trait, nothing to be proud of really, but the boy was good and maybe he would be a good heir to the Fisher family. Now that both their children had made it to childhood without falling ill or passing on to meet the Watcher, Anne and William felt more at ease. They had raised a healthy family and hopefully the future looked bright for them.
It was quite a surprise to Anne, to wake up in the middle of the night feeling sick and with back-ache, just the symptoms she recognized from her previous pregnancies. Since they once had such a hard time getting pregnant at all, she thought that she would not have any more children. Maybe she ate something that was bad, maybe she was not pregnant at all. She would wait to tell William until she was sure.