A/N: This is the last of the fixed chapters. The next one you read will be brand-spanking new. I still don't own a thing, by the way.
The next morning, Tris woke up thinking about last night. "Time for breakfast Glaki," she said as she shook the little girl next to her.
"Time to eat already? But, I'm so tired. Can I please sleep a little but longer?"
"No, Glaki. You can't sleep anymore right now. It's your fault that you stayed out with Niko so late last night. But I'll make you a deal; you can take a longer afternoon nap. Okay?" she offered the little girl before helping her change into her clothes.
"Thank you Tris!" Glaki yelled. "Tris, can I help you get dressed?"
"No, I can do it myself. But you could help me by getting that necklace on the dresser for me." she asked the girl as she started to dress herself. Glaki fetched the necklace with pieces of glass on it. She knew it Tris's favorite, and a gift from Keth.
"I got your necklace that Uncle Keth made you. I'll help put it on." Tris got down on her knees so the little girl could put the necklace on. After getting the clasp stuck in Tris's hair a few times, they finally got the necklace on. They went down the stairs where Keth and Chime were waiting at the table.
"Well, you women took your sweet time. Niko already left. He said he had important business that couldn't wait for two lazy girls to come down the stairs and eat." Keth said as he leaned back on wooden stool then fell over onto the ground.
Tris and Glaki laughed; "Well, sorry we took our time." snapped Tris, then softened, "Aren't you even going to say 'Good Morning' to us?" She walked over to him and put her foot on his stomach so he couldn't get up.
"Could you help me up first? Your rather large foot is crushing me stomach." he begged.
"My foot isn't large!" she yelled. "And I won't! Not until you tell me good morning."
"Fine." he said. Then he grabbed her ankle and pulled her down on top of him. There was a thud and an "Oof," as his breath was knocked out of him for a second because of her weight. "Good morning." He whispered. She laughed and playfully slapped him on the face.
"Ewwww... Mushy stuff," said Glaki. Chime obviously agreed with the girl because he left this type of glass shard on the floor that meant he vomited.
Tris got off Keth and sat at the table. "We'd better have breakfast now. We want to get a head start looking for a glass shop that'll hire you, Keth." She took a piece bread and spread some butter on it.
"I think you're right," said Keth. "Then maybe we can go to the market later and see what they've got."
"I think you want to go to the market so that those dancer women will follow you and blow you kisses again." Tris said tartly.
"Excuse me for interrupting," said the innkeeper, "But those females only come out at night. So you don't have to worry about losing your boy during the day. Do you need anything else, my dears?"
"No, no that I know of. But we'll call if we need anything." Keth said to the innkeeper. She left and went out to the garden. "Now Tris, why would I want to see those women when I have the woman that cares so much for me that she makes me work to death everyday?" He poured some more juice in her cup. "Our innkeeper is a very kind woman isn't she?"
"Can you stop changing the subject?" she sighed, "It just bothers me when all those women crowd around you."
Keth took Tris' hands in his own, "You don't have a thing to worry about. Trust me, Tris. I don't want them." She blushed and looked at the ground.
"Can you please stop the mushy stuff? I wanna go to the market. Can we go now, please?" said Glaki. She got up and pulled their hands, trying to make them go to the door.
Tris and Keth both got up. "You know Glaki, you shouldn't be so impatient." Keth said, kissing the top of the little girl's head. "Let's go now. Come on." He took Glaki's hand and Tris held her other as they left the inn to go to the market.
At the market, they looked at clothes, food jewelry, and animals. Glaki kept begging Keth to buy her a dog so Little Bear would have a friend.
"But we're Little Bear's friends, I don't think he wants another dog to share the attention with." Said Tris as she patted the big white dog. "You wanted all the attention to yourself, you big, spoiled dog."
Keth agreed. "Yes, I think he likes being the only dog around. Besides, we'd be out of money in no time if we had to feed another dog like Little Bear." He sighed. "I think we should start looking for a glass shop that'll hire me for work."
"Come on Glaki, we're leaving the market now." said Tris as she took the little girl's hand. "We need to find Keth a place to work so he can make money and buy things for us."
"You sure put it in perspective, Tris." He growled, then turned to Glaki. "I also need to work so we can have food and clothes and pay for the rooms at the inn. Come on. We'll come back to the market later." He took her hand and the three left the market and went to the shops.
After about ten minutes of searching, they came across a large shop called 'Starlight Glass Makers'. "I think this is the shop Antonou said his cousin works at. Let's go in and see."
They entered the shop. Passing up the first room, which was filled with various glass items for sale, they went into a workroom. Sitting in front of the fire was a small person making a vase. They decided to wait until he was done before they asked him some questions. When the vase was finished, Keth asked, "Excuse me, does anyone who works here knows a man by the name of Antonou?"
The person turned around. "I do. He's a cousin of mine. You must be Keth. Antonou told me all about you." The person happened to be a girl with big blue eyes.
"Antonou didn't tell me that his cousin here was a girl." Said Keth.
"I hope there isn't a problem with it. By the way, my name is Vien." She looked at the other people Keth had brought with him. "I'm sorry, pets aren't allowed in here, and children have to be held by their parents. We don't want anything to break."
"You heard her Little Bear. Out." Tris pointed to the door as she picked up Glaki.
"Antonou didn't tell me you were married and had a daughter. But, come to think of it, your daughter doesn't look like you or your wife." Said Vien, as she took the pins out of her brown hair, letting the long waves cascade down.
"Tris and I aren't married, and we're taking care of Glaki for awhile." Said Keth.
"Oh, so you're going to get married?" she asked.
Tris blushed. "Umm"
"Yes they are! They love each other a lot. And they're always kissing and." Tris put a hand over the girl's mouth before she could say anything else.
"Well," started Keth. "As Antonou probably told you. We're staying here for a while and I was wondering if I could get a job here."
"Of course you can have a job. But let me ask the owner first. Hey Koro, get out here!" she yelled toward the door.
"What is it? I'm a little busy." Shouted back a voice.
"My cousin wants to know if he can work here for a while."
"Sure thing dear! We can always use more help. Bring him on back!"
"Okay, you heard the man. Come on." She motioned for Keth to follow her.
"I'll be back in a second Tris. You can wait outside the shop if it's getting too hot in here." He kissed her cheek and followed Vien into the next room.
When Keth came into the room, he saw a big man sitting in front of the fire. "So, you're Kethlun Warder. I'm Koro, the owner of this shop. It's very nice to finally meet you after what Vien keeps saying about you."
"I'm very glad to meet you too." Replied Keth politely.
"Now, we need to discuss your work hours. Most of my workers work for four days a week from late morning to early evening with an hour break for midday. Visitors are only allowed during midday and they have to wait for you inside the main shop where goods are sold. No pets are allowed and all children must be with an adult. Is that clear?"
"Yes sir." Said Keth. "When do I start?"
"You start tomorrow. You may want to come early so you can get settled into your workroom which you'll be sharing with someone else."
"Thanks. Bye." Keth left the workroom and walked out of the shop to where Tris was waiting for him. "I got the job."
Tris hugged him and Glaki ran around the courtyard celebrating. "How bad is it?" she asked.
He sighed and pressed his forehead against hers. "Four days a week, working from late morning to early evening with an hour break for midday. Visitors are only allowed during break and aren't allowed in the workrooms. I start tomorrow."
"That's not too bad. At least you still have the morning and night with us." She let go of him and leaned against him. "Let's go eat something. I'm hungry."
"Okay." They walked over to Glaki and Keth took her hand. "So, Glaki. Where do you want to eat?"
After eating lunch, they went back to the market and spent the rest of the day there. When they got back to the inn, Glaki fell asleep instantly and Tris had to change the sleeping girl into her sleep clothes. While she was changing the girl, she heard a knock on the door. "Come in." she yelled.
"Evening." Said Keth. "You don't mind that I'm in here right?"
"No. Just don't watch me when I have to change my clothes." She told him while she finished changing Glaki's clothes.
"How about I go and change into my sleep clothes, while you change into yours?" he asked.
"That works." She agreed as he left the room. "Wait a minute," she pondered while getting dressed, "Does this that he's going to No, he's not going to actually sleep in here is he?" She questioned, taking off her dress and slipping on a nightgown. "Well, if he knows better, he won't try anything with Glaki in the room." She finished dressing as soon as he re-entered the room.
"If you don't want me to sleep here tonight, it's fine." He said, yawning. "I just want you to know that I won't do anything with you saying it's okay." He turned to leave. "I guess I'll go sleep in my room."
"No!" She said quickly. "I don't mind if you stay here. It'll be like that time we fell asleep together on the boat." Tris sat down on the bed and Keth came over and sat next to her.
"You have to wake up early tomorrow remember. You need your sleep." She said as she lay down. He laid down next to her wrapped his arms around her.
Tris felt herself get pulled closer to his warm, smooth chest. She had forgotten that he slept without a shirt on, but she didn't mind it. She tried to adjust to the position, then was able to find a spot to fit in perfectly. "Goodnight Keth." She whispered.
"Goodnigth Tris." He wispered, lightly kissing the top of her head.
As the clock struck midnight, the two were fast asleep.
A/N: So that was this chapter. I think I did the most repairing to this one. Well, I don't know when I can put more chapters up. I'll most definitely be able to update all my stories in about 2 and 1/2 weeks when I get out of school. But until then, you'll just have to wait.