The trip to the Marketplace was a good one.
What the trader showed him was almost exactly what he was looking for. The right color... maybe a bit larger than he initially thought, but he felt S'jira would be fine with it. And just in time, with only a few more days until her birthday.
After taking some time to give a very thorough examination and a bit more time in the bartering over the price a deal was struck. The trader would have half the gold by the end of the day and the rest when he made the delivery at the end of the week.
The rest of his errands were finished quickly, the whole time he was wondering if he should give her the gift a bit early. It will be hard to hide this, even for a day or two. Plus, it may be nice to let her enjoy it over the weekend as well.
Plans for what else he could do for her that evening were spinning about in his mind as he made it back to the Inn and the days work took once again.