Yeah, but I kinda like being somewhere new.
Zema: I can understand that.
Katharine: So that a no for you. Gregor, King Duncan what about your children?
Gregor: I wish my sons the freedom to choose *He signals to her and the some other Royals (later possible character) that he'll talk about that with them in private*
Zema: i think we are done here then.
Duncan: My daughter is available, but the decision on who she marries is ultimately hers.
Zema: HA! maybe your daughter will finally tie down with someone. maybe bring here down to earth for once.
Duncan: Excuse me, are you suggesting that there's a problem with my daughter?
Zema: i think we all heard the rumors of her out matching all those princes, saying she would take her own hand in marriage. that was very un-lady like for her.
*He looks around at the others, slightly embarrassed, but hides it quickly*
Duncan: You're correct. She did do that, but the queen and I have talked to her since then and she has decided she will marry soon.
Zema: lets hope it doesn't end up like the last time you tried that. *chuckles*
Gregor: Everybody calm down
Kathrine: So like you Gregor the peacemaker before war. And you Zema you shouldn't insult other when you yourself haven't been a good guest. I know your spies lurk about and you probably had your little sneak of a son go off and do some of the dirty work as well. Which is why I ordered my men to keep mt people away from you and to keep their mouths shut
Zema: now Kathrine we wouldn't want a repeat of the border wars now. We all know how well that went. So be a queen and don't talk down about my son.
(wait we're separate from the kings and queens. they're having a private talk)
(Whatttt, I need to pay attention lol)
Kathrine: Don't threaten me Zema *she says, her voice calm but cold and piercing* after France you don't have many allies left. Everyone either hates you or fears you. If it comes down to it we can easily send you back to to your little Italian peninsula. Fire melts metal, water rusts metal, earth crushes metal, I could go on but you get the point
Zema: you forget my cousin is married to the queen of the desert kingdom. the nobles here have chosen their sides already. they know who will win. *stands up* so if you think you can threaten my kingdom and call me weak. It seems the border war has not taught you a thing.
(Okay so forget that, lemme start over)
*Alana continues to talk to Zega*
I didn't really want to come to this, my father is trying to marry me off to some prince. I'm sure you've heard of what I did a few years ago. I apologized and made a deal to marry someone soon. I regret saying that.
*Duncan snickers and Elaine nudges his arm*
Gregor slams his fist into the table* THAT"S ENOUGH! MY WIFE SACRIFICED HER LIFE TO BRING PEACE BETWEEN OUR KINGDOMS AND YOUR BICKERING AND RIVALRY WILL NOT LET THAT BE IN VEIN! *he calmed down* Now this is my birthday simply go out there and enjoy then we can all move on with out lives
Zega: I did hear about that. I'm sure you will find a prince that will let you be free.
Zema: bah. *Zema leaves the room with half of the nobles with him*
Gregor sighs and slouches in his chair and rubs his brows*
Katharine leaves him be and returns to the ball room to find her daughters*
Asher drunkly walked over to Wilhelm and wrapped a arm around him and put him a headlock* Counting cracks in the floor again brother, like the year before and the one before that!?
Wilhelm: Father would want to know about these
Asher: What father wants is for you to get out there and meet someone, Your 19 already go out there
Wilhelm: I'm fine *he struggles to get out*
*Elaine links her arm with Duncan's and leads him back to the ballroom*
E: I didn't like what Zema said about our daughter either, but you said it yourself we need to be careful how we act around everyone tonight.
D: I know, I'll be more careful now.
*They walk through the crowd*
E: Have you paid any attention to the princes here tonight? There's quite a few who look pretty good for Alana.
*He looks around*
D: Yes there are a few, but I made a deal with her, only she can decide.
*She rolls her eyes*
A princess is never free, even after she's married. I'm better off ruling the kingdom myself.