After Clover’s been getting so much attention, I decided to spend a little time working on Briar the Third. Ever since she had the heir and the spare, she’s been kind of in the background – mostly just painting or brooding.
I decided to start off by getting her a new project: restore the Troublefield Garden. Since the last house expansion, it’s been reduced in size. And quality. To do this though, she’d have to learn gardening. That would mean tutoring with Briar the Second, and that would take patching up their relationship.
But really, who wants to patch up their family relationships? Briar chose the Bibliotecha instead, reading books and turning pages like a demon. She did a little field work too, but it’s slow going with only a couple mushrooms to work with.
Meanwhile, Briar the Forth aged up!
Obviously, the hair and outfit don’t measure up to Troublefield standards.
Better. That’s an outfit one can brood in.
The day after the birthday party, Briar the Third returned to the library to get a little more studying in but she got sidetracked.
What is this mysterious little man with pink wings?
Who – or whatever – he is, he’s got her attention. No studying was done. Only ghost stories and socialization.
By Saturday, she was hooked. Next week’ll be interesting.