Part 1 - A Bright Morning
The day dawned bright and sunny. And although it was already late in the morning, it was with sacrifice that Elian dragged himself out of bed, and only because Adira had tempted him with one of her delicious anise cookies.
The air smelled of Spring and the trees, after their long Winter sleep, had already started to show their beautiful and colorful flowers.
“Hurry up, Young Master! If your mother finds me here I’m sure to get scolded!”
Elian stretched lazily and looked at the plump woman that had awakened him.
“Why would she scold you?”
“Why?! Because my place is in the kitchen, that’s why! And the Young Master is old enough to get up by himself, wouldn’t you agree?”
“Oh, come on Adira. My mother knows perfectly well just how much you spoil me,” Elian told her, getting up and hugging the older woman as he kissed... read more ❯