Lesald glaned out the window of her carriage quietly, looking over the royal guard that was currently escorting her. She could see that all of them were quiet and thoughtful like her, which was understandable considering the situation. It had only been a week ago when the letter from the neighboring kingdom arrived by messenger bird, addressed to her father. She had not seen the words but as soon as she saw the look on his face she knew that it was not good. It seemed that the king of the neighboring country, a man said to be harsh but efficient, wanted her hand in marriage and if her father refused he would regret it. Being that the kingdom was small and did not have the military power that its neighbor had it seemed that the only way to keep a war from beginning was to accept his demand. She had left willingly though, she dared not put up a fight against it when so many innocent lives were at risk. With her many trunks of clothing and jewels she left, only the guard to accompany her on her way. She knew they would be arriving to the capital soon, or where ever the king stayed. She in truth was horribly nervous, she had never been outside of her kingdom save for the wedding of a dear cousin to a duke of a southern country. She would be out of her comfort zone and wasn't evne sure if the man she was to marry would be kind to her. She could only believe that his intentions where to expand his empire, for there was not other reason to marry her since her kingdom was so small. Honestly she questions why he even offered them the choice, with the military power that he commanded her kingdom would have been no match. Lesald didn't question it much further though, she would not allow herself to bring a worse fate upon herself and her people when they were lucky enough to be given this situation and nothin worse. A small knock came to her window, startling her out of her train of thought. "Pardon me Princess...but the castle is in view." A guard said, riding away from her on his horse to allow her to see past him and toward her new home.