Fran recognized an opportunity to present her actual talents with the advent of the academy's annual festival. She prepared a vivid array of sumptuous sweets, and everyone who tasted her handiwork was overcome with bliss from the first bite. Even the king, who was present for the occasion, was so impressed that he offered her a position as the royal patisserie. "I don't think my parents will mind!"
Fran is a Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovene and Albanian unisex name, and a common short form of the English names Frances and Francis. The Spanish and Italian Fran is more common for men, while the English name is mostly used for women. The Croatian, Slovenian and Albanian Fran is used only for men.