He had been asking her for months now.

He knew that she would one day say yes - he could tell that she loved him. It was evident in the very way that she moved and the way she smiled and laughed and talked when she was around but he wished that she wasn't so stubborn.

Daine - no, she could never not be stubborn - it was the way she is and he would never change that, it was partly the reason he loved her, that and her very personality drew him to her.

Today he would return to the palace and after a bath he would kneel in front of her in her private study and he would pull out the ring once more and he would ask her to marry him, again.

What he didn't know is that today she would say yes.