"No need to thank me…in fact, I feel as if…we should always be close by each other. I feel as if we were meant to support each other…and it only took me today to realize it."
The patron on his left passed him a bowl of loose vegetables which Connor spooned onto his plate before passing them to Alsoomse. ”I hope this is only the beginning of something…wonderful when it comes to the both of us.” Connor gave the Shawnee a smile before being passed a platter of freshly baked bread.
Alsoomse beamed at him and nodded. “I feel the same,” she agreed, taking the bowl of vegetables from him and dishing up a small serving onto her plate before passing it on to the next person. “Ratonhnhaké:ton, as it appears that I will be staying with you, I was wondering if you were willing to grant me a small request.”
The image of a little field of crops popped into her head, like the ones she grew up tending to. “I, uh, do not like standing still for too long, as I am certain you have figured out for yourself, and one of the things I have always enjoyed passing time by tending to the crops back in my village. I was wondering if I could plant a small plot near the manor. Something simple, of course, but it would give me something to do, and we would have our own vegetation close by for when needed. Of course, if it is too much to ask I understand, but it would be nice to have something to busy my hands with.”
She forced herself to stop talking, her rambling sounding foolish to her own ears. She didn’t expect him to grant her this wish, but if she was indeed to stay by his side for a more permanent timeframe, she wanted something to help validate that for herself and allow her to settle into her new environment. A small plot of corn, beans, and squash felt sufficient enough to her.