The Sorcerer's Bride - Chapter 29

Published at 2nd of May 2019 10:18:02 AM

Chapter 29

When Zylvia ran off to go find Fayre, Kaldrek watched her leave with a helpless smile on his face . She was rather energetic today . Though she was normally energetic .

He felt a little offput . He had to admit, at least to himself, that he rather liked her dragging him around . And that he had gotten used to it . The fact that she hadn't this morning left him feeling a bit at a loss .

He sighed, running a hand through his hair . Zylvia was an enigma to him, one he wanted to figure out . She could be playful, moody, serious, or sweet all in the matter of a few seconds . They would be totally fine one minute and then she would be mad at him with no warning . But he couldn't help but tease her . He got way too much enjoyment from watching her emotions play across her face . She was just so adorable, even when mad .

He shook his head helplessly . While he pretended to be scared of the queen, Zylvia was actually the one who could make him do whatever she wanted . And she had no idea of it . He would probably never tell her either .

Standing up, Kaldrek went in search of his king . He needed to know what all needed done today .

Kaldrek found Jayesh in his study . His best friend was lost in thought with a huge grin on his face . Probably thinking of Fayre . Which was normal but his grin was wider than usual .

When Jayesh finally noticed him, his eyes lit up . He seemed rather excited about something . It didn't take very long for him to find out why, "Fayre's pregnant!"

"Oh, so you're finally going to be a father? Congratulations . " Kaldrek grinned, sharing in his friend's excitement . The king and queen had been hoping for children since they had gotten married . Kaldrek was truly glad that they were finally getting their wish .

"Thank you, my friend," Jayesh smirked at him . "So when do I get to congratulate you on fatherhood?"

Kaldrek had known that Jayesh would ask something like this . But he really had no idea how to answer it, "Probably never?"

"Kaldrek!" Jayesh sounded exasperated, "Sometimes I really worry about you . It's okay that you are waiting a bit, but you should at least consider it!"

Kaldrek felt a little helpless and unsure of how to respond-he had been thinking about it, quite a bit actually . And, honestly, the more he thought about it the more he liked the idea of being a father . The thought of Zylvia holding a little one, their little one, was a slightly exciting prospect . But he still felt uncertain and unprepared, " . . . Alright, fine . Maybe in ten years?"

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Jayesh sighed, "But by then, my child will be a lot older, I was kinda hoping they would be able to grow up together . "

Kaldrek let out a sigh, he really wished Jayesh would drop it . He had been feeling so content the last few days just cuddling with Zylvia, but he couldn't really tell Jayesh that . It was too private, the only person who might have a right to know was Zylvia .

"Jayesh, please, can you leave it alone? At least for a few weeks? We're still getting used to living with each other . " Though Kaldrek had a bit of a suspicion that Zylvia was already used to him(her jumping on him earlier today was a bit of an indication that this might be the case), he was still always a little surprised whenever he woke up next to her .

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"Sorry, Kaldrek, it's just that I want you and Zylvia to grow closer and while I understand that you might never feel the same way for Zylvia as I do about Fayre, I want you to try to feel something at least . " Jayesh had a worried expression between his eyebrows, "If you don't I'll probably end up feeling guilty . "

Kaldrek laughed, "You could have always let me pick who to marry . " Despite his complaining, he didn't really feel upset .

"I gave you two years . You didn't even try . " Jayesh shook his head at him, "So you have only yourself to blame . "

Kaldrek smiled and shook his head . He knew that talking like that would alleviate any guilt that Jayesh was feeling . Jayesh was right, he had given him warnings periodically that if he didn't find someone, Jayesh would pick a bride for him .

Though Jayesh was wrong about one thing . Kaldrek had actually tried, just he always got tonguetied and was unable to say what he wanted to . He was increasingly aware that he was hopeless when it came to relationships .

Of course he wanted to work on this . But he never could say it quite right . Anytime he even attempted to flirt it came out as more teasing or even just as matter-of-fact . And he did tease all his friends a great deal . As such it didn't really surprise Kaldrek that no-one realized how much he actually liked Zylvia . Though he hoped that his actions towards her might clue her in at some point .