The Red and Gold Ribbon - 00The Red and Gold Ribbon - 00 by ~anliya
When Vladimir Sviatoslavich Petrushin first met Olga, he already knew his parents were arranging their marriage. He was not particularly handsome, but he was very tall and strong. She was a rosy and plump little thing who lived in a room with her grandmother, and he fell instantly in love with her. Within the next year, they were married and she was pregnant with his child.
They planned to have ten beautiful children. It was very uncommon to have more than two children if the mother had to work, so it was decided that Olga would stay at home while Vladimir and her father-in-law worked ten times as hard to feed the family. "Thinking ahead," Vladimir liked to call it. "The children can start to earn money in a few years. Besides, our land needs more of them."
Their first child was not very large, but he cried so loudly that the nurse almost dropped him. The doctors performed various tests and decided the baby had the largest head they had ever seen and he become extremely intell