Well, I have finally found some time to sit down, take a few sips of tea and relax for a little while. My staff is busy getting their daily tasks done while I sit here and think about opening another house for full-time living here in Silvermoon. I do believe that our little red-haired tyrant is going to be moved over there to keep her from upsetting everyone here at the main house. I have several candidates on staff here that will make god housekeepers for her and won’t be swayed by her devious little mind. I never thought that this child would grow up to be such a person as she has, I know that it has caused my employer more grief and anxiety than he should have ever allowed it to be.
All of us have this one fault or most of us do that haven’t grown so cynical that we despoil our own happiness before it has a chance to blossom. Poor Fnor is no different than anyone else, he’s a man that has his pride, his humility as well as his great love of family that will often disappoint him, although, the parties involved are never chastised for being themselves. Faendra is a product of a doting brother and one that cares very deeply for – she’s never wanted for anything in her life even though I know that when she was young, her brother would go hungry just to make sure she had that dress to wear to the next party. Yes, he said he was trying to make up for the loss of their parents, however, I think that he did too much for the girl and unfortunately, the monster was created out of sheer love.
Ah yes, let’s get back to my story. Stories from the past they must be, however, it is always good to reflect back and see where your life is going so that you may regain a clearer perspective of where it is you’re going and what your future may hold for you.
When I met young master Fnor Morningstar for the first time, he was freshly arrived in Dalaran with his newly acquired wealth from his company in Shattrath that he and his mistress had started after he had left his tenure with the Rangers for a time. At this point, I wasn’t aware of the fact that his full involvement with his Kaldorei mistress, I didn’t even know she was Kaldorei because back in those days and probably still holds true today, fraternizing with the enemy was punishable by death.
He started off showing me around the house that was under renovation, much of the work was being done by himself because he couldn’t afford to have proper workmen come in and do it, plus, I think that he took great pleasure and pride in doing it himself. He talked about the fact that he wanted this house to be finer than anything in Silvermoon that he had ever lived in. The size of the place was immense and one could tell the areas that he had worked on were going to be beautiful once they were completely furnished and the work was completed. The size of the place was enormous.
I was a little bit taken aback by what he showed me in the kitchen. While it was nice, it was lacking quite a few things. He had been using his camping gear for cooking on the stove and the oven hadn’t been cleaned in years, from the looks of it. He told me that he wanted a housekeeper that would be willing to help him keep the place clean as possible and to help him decide on what it was that was needed, the house needed a woman’s touch. He also told me that he couldn’t afford to pay all that much, however, there was a room for the housekeeper to stay, so, there would be no added expenses to take away from their earnings.
He showed me the room where the employee was supposed to say and I was flabbergasted. It wasn’t just a room, it was an entire suite. There was a sitting area, bedroom, private bath as well as a balcony where one could take their leisure if they so desired. To be exact, the suite was almost as big as my family’s home and little Inn outside of Silvermoon.
He also told me that he had set up accounts with all of the merchants in Dalaran to where the housekeeper could go shopping and put it on the business accounts. I was floored, the generosity of the man was almost overwhelming. If I needed personal articles that I didn’t have the funds for, put them on the business accounts and they would be deducted from my wages over time without interest. Obviously, this man hadn’t heard of goblins and their financial brilliance yet.
Well, he had some applicants to see and told me to come back the next day which I did, he would have made his decision by then. So, the next morning before the sun was even high in the sky, I was knocking on the door of the house. He answered the door looking rather disheveled and sleepy and invited me in. I told him that I would take the job and he burst out laughing and told me that he had made his decision when he met me, however, he didn’t want to seem too eager.
Now, that I look back on things, that was probably a smart move on his part because I could have asked for more money even though the wages were much better than the wages I was getting at the Animal, even with the tips.
I will admit that I was very smitten with my young employer. He had all of the things that a girl could imagine in a husband. Money, looks, kindness, education and appeared to have a lust for life on all levels that would have put most men to shame. I think I may have fallen in love with him in Dalaran or it could have been lust rearing its ugly head. I think that, foolishly, I felt that there might be a chance of romance with handsome ex-ranger and entrepreneur with a lowly housekeeper such as myself.
I know from the first day that he hired me, I tried everything that I could to please him and give him a home that he so desperately wanted and needed. I think that we were both attracted to one another, however, we did keep things under control for quite some time. Ah yes, that’s another story that I will speak of at another time.