It was time. Jayde was about to finally learn who she was to be married to. As a princess, she had to marry whoever her father picked out for her. Unlike many of her siblings, all of whom just wanted to marry whatever commoner they fell in "love" with, she was actually looking forward to her arranged marriage. Almost all of the princes that had offered to take her hand were good people, and she knew she could grow to love them. The only thing left was for her father to decide who she was to marry.

Raziel, Jayde's father poked his head into her room.

"Jayde, are you ready for the reveal?" He asked softly.

"Yes, Father. Shall we go?" She responded, eagerly.

With a small chuckle, Raziel lead Jayde to the balcony where important announcements were made to the kingdom.

"Citizens! I ask for your attention, for today we announce which prince will have the honor of my daughters hand in marriage!" Raziel shouted, to a crowd that roared in response.

"The husband who awaits my daughter is Mikeal, prince of the Healder kingdom! Step forth, and great your new princess!"

Mikeal Approached Jayde, and she analyzed his appearance.

Not too bad. Has a face I could get used to. she thought. Maybe he will even have an attitude to match his appearance.

"Princess, would you care to come with me? I hope to be everything you expect of me. Everything, that is, you expect me to be in a good way, not in a way that would make me into a troll." He said, with a gentle smile, and an outstretched hand.

I think I will be just fine with him. Jayde thought, as she walked towards her new life.