Alexander Royale had known that this alliance with Aurora Regale would be for the good of his kingdom. His counselor assured him that strengthening their relationship with the Regales would strengthen Celestia's fragile economy and bring in extra revenue. And his military advisor, Arthur Knightley, assured him that having an alliance with the Regales would buffer their kingdom from hostile attacks to the north. With such noble reasons behind a wedding, Alexander ignored any misgivings he might have had about marrying for love and sent away for his bride.
Emily sighed. "Mom! Nobody will listen to me!"
Amy pulled Emily's pigtail. "Then talk louder and make them listen! Good things don't come to those who wait! You've got to make it happen!"
Emily mumbled something under her breath about getting back to work and scurried off. She shouldn't have been so thankful to not be living at home! But, she was! Her older sister Carrie and Debbie felt bad for her because she had to join the castle as a servant, but she couldn't have been happier! She was out from under her mother's thumb and away from the hot stoves endlessly baking!
Alexander couldn't help but grin stupidly and felt his chest puff with pride. It had been a spectacular day with good food, good ale and much merriment. Casting a glance across the table, he began to think it was time to retire upstairs, though!
Orb's Year 902
Orb's Year 903
Orb's Year 904
Following Aragon Consul's counsel, King Alexander continued to improve relations between Celestia and other kingdoms.
A regular at his castle was also Princess Chris, an irreverant young princess that was determined to make her way in the world without the advice from her father.. or Alexander for that matter! Queen Aurora smiled whenever Princess Chris said that she would never marry because she had said the same thing as a young girl. Thankfully, she had met the love of her life through those boring negotiations!