"A Complicated Betrothal" (Love Letters)

(From CharlotteAshmore's "Love Letters")

We began with a price

To save your life

I asked for your hand in marriage

Reluctance by the King

Your father

But alas he had no choice

Ecstatic I was for your hand

Complications of the contract

No contact unless through method

Letters after letters were written

We exchanged

The secrets we revealed

Our feelings we shared

soon turned to something else

Fear and insecurities held us back

So did a stubborn King

As well as my respect of the contract

Though nothing can change

Nothing could diminish what is

It is love

Until your eighteenth birthday we are wed.