Lord Calorma paced in the small room next to the reception chamber, listening to the conversation between his fiancée. Once Queen. Well, she would still be his queen, but they would be more than monarch and subject, in private if nothing else. Myria was a woman who enjoyed the finer things in life, she suited the crown. Was she a good leader? He should say yes, but he had yet to make up his mind. Would he help her be better? Of course. Would he make sure his legacy would be known after his life? Would he ever. No matter what it took.
His father had been the one to push for him to pursue Myria once her interest had been peaked. Salyr had been mesmerized by her beauty from the time they were first introduced. That was ten years ago and they had both been no more than children. She had been an open and happy child; when her position had been made clear she was nothing but regal. After the courtship had begun he had found a woman filled with fire. They were keeping with tradition and staying pure, with delightful tension rising between them.
Myria sounded ready to rip the priestess’ head off. She probably thought herself very poised but Salyr could tell the difference. He wanted to go in there and lay his hand on her shoulder but knew he would be the one losing his head if he did.
Pacing until he heard the door open and close behind Myria’s company, then he hurriedly went to be by her side.
“My love…” he said slowly.
“That bloody stuck up woman,” she shot out of her seat and walked over to pour herself a large glass of pear brandy. “Who does she think she is? Telling me, the Queen, what is possible and not?”
He sidled up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist.
“Would your majesty mind pouring her subject a drink as well…?” he asked softly by her ear, he felt her head lean against his and her shoulders shake with a small chuckle.
“Your majesty would be glad to,” she purred as she poured, “this once.”
“Love… you know, it will be a wonderful ceremony,” she stiffened but he kept on. “And the only one fitting a queen like you.”