Welcome to another chapter of the Silk Road, here we meet the Merchant family, Patels who will take over the Business aspects of the neighborhood. Well, Ramir will. Ana's duty is to her family. Which is fine. She's a fam sim.
She's already working on procurring the family legacy.
While her husband is a work she runs into Cleo Shikibu.
Cleo bows to the Merchant wife.
Ana admits she doesn't know much about peasant life, but she finds it strange tha Cleo isn't married to Rodney Jung. They are expecting a baby, after all.
Ramir finds his wife's candor rather upsetting, but Cleo vaguely explains that she and Rodney aren't married because Rodney's job is rather dangerous and its best he not be legally bound to his child.
Ana isn't sure what she means, but before she can press the isse further Cleo passes out into her burnt Pork Vindaloo.
After she politely asked Cleo to leave, Ana went into labor.
They had a son, Veni. And as far as Ramir was concerned, Ana had played her role in this house. She'd earned the right to do as she pleases.
But as far as Ana was concerned, her role as mother was just beginning.
Now that Ramir had his job in Business he bought his wife a little someting to pass her time when Veni slept.
Not wanting to disappoint her husband, Ana used the loom as often as she could.
Ana was adept at being a house wife. She cleaned and cooked and cared for her son without complaint or fatigue.
But after her behavior with Cleo and having a baby on her hands, Ramir thought it best to assess the local businesses on the Silk Road without Ana.
He was surprised to learn that Empress Crystal, even in her delicate condition, was so interested in the day to day goings-on within her rule.
Ramir found that honorable and gained a new respect and admiration for his Empress.
Back hoem it was time for Veni to gow up.
Yay! None of his dads features! -cough- I mean- So handsome!
He pretty much is a clone of his mother. Suu cute~
Ramir met up with Emporer Lazlo to propose his business plans for the SIlk Road.
He was interested in purchasing the Seamstresses, and having his wife, Ana, produce all the goods. Emporer Lazlo didn't see a problem with that. He didn't expect that the other Merchant family would care all that much.
Ramir was pleased. Soon he'd have a legay to pass on to his son.
Veni was growing so fast these days and learning so much. Ramir had to give more credit to his wife, he thought.
She'd taught him to walk.
Kept him well fed which would make him healthy and strong.
They sang songs and she taught him to use his words.
And the boy was very keen on the toy blocks his father brought home for him.
Ramir was enjoying his income; he especially enjoyed showering his family with gifts.
Emporer Lazlo had summoned his Merchant to the Seamstresses. He was loath to inform Patel that his Seamstresses property was ver expensive. And tat it would be sometime before Patel could purchase it.
Ramir was disappointed. He was approached by the Peasant Contrary.
And the three sat down to discuss what the Silk Road actually needed. Contrary proposed a grocer. He could provide the produce. Emporer Lazlo thought that was appropriate.
Later, when the Emporer and Peasant Contrar left, Ramir was spotted by the Noble Priya.
Ramir bowed to his Lady Ramaswami, noting how similar she seemed to his Ana.
They were soon joined by the Medical Merchant, Vivien Cho.
Who pedantically cited the benefits of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi.
Despite having been given the approval for a grocer, Ramir swore that one day he'd own this Seamstress Shop.
He laid out his plans before his wife. Ana politely held her tongue by shoving vada pao in her mouth. She dare not think of the ramifications of ignoring an imperial decree.
Though Ramirs bond to his family was strong, Ana wasn't convinced he had their best interests at heart.
Alright, folks, that marks the end of this week with the Patels. Thanks for reading!