Dellani Oakes

When Tis Done cover smallJust before dinner is ready, Brian’s grandparents arrive. They brought a necklace like Brian’s, for Jordan. They also brought rings for a binding ceremony for the two of them.

“See you tomorrow. I’m driving,” Jordan said. “Mom’s taken the day to help prepare for the visitors. I’ll see you at our regular time.”

“You sure you don’t want me to drive?”

“My turn. I never get to drive.”

“I’m not arguing. Better get outside before—” He chuckled as her father beeped the horn once more.

“Love you, BC.”

“Love you, JB.”

He walked her to the car and waved as they drove away. Elise was asleep on her grandfather’s shoulder, so he went upstairs to put her down. Miles toted the luggage upstairs, leaving Brian with his grandmother and mother.

“I’d like a cup of your delicious tea,” Patience Casey said with a smile.

Maribelle led them to the kitchen…

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