Year one - Garret tries to prove he is a better choice and get Leannah to back out of her betrothal. This creates tensions between Leannah and Garret (She fell for him in even the slightest of sense), Seth and Garret as it becomes a size match, and Seth and Leannah as they continue to struggle through the mess of the past year. This ends with Garret's expulsion from the Kingdom due to some really stupid move he tries to make. Year two - with the wedding over, they have to prove that seth is a capable leader. Leannah struggles with letting go of the mantle she's carried (maybe). A man from the kingdom destroyed by seth and his forces arrives and takes advantage of the growing tension within Rhydelle. Instigating riots, he Spurs the people into open revolts and encourages attempts in the lives of the king and queen. Content, this ends with his leaving of the city to work on more dubious plans. Year three - the stress of the politics and the attempts on their lives (can even make it a result of one of those attempts) Leannah loses their first child. This splits the army with those loyal to the council siding with Garret and those still loyal to seth siding with him. Fighting ensues and this ends with Garret being crowned as king of Rhydelle. Year four - because of her injury, or the stress, Leannah loses their second child and falls into a state of depression.Seth wants to lead his men but struggles with leaving his wife who needs him. This causes tension in his own forces of which some desert and join the rebels. To make matters worse, Garret has secured a league with the remnants of the enemy to help him take Rhydelle. As a result, the peasantry begins to suffer. Year five - Bedrest proves to be the best remedy to Leanah's problem and after hard labor, she gives birth to the crown prince. A few months after their joyous occasion, Ava returns with news of a daughter that she had with Seth. This causes a problem as Seth brings her and the child into the castle to protect them. Jealousy seeds in Leannah's heart and she distances herself whenever Ava or the girl is around. After an argument, Ava storms from the castle and falls victim to a trap that was lain for the queen.