"No, Mother, I will not marry her!" Sae yelled, the shadows of the room writhing with each sharp word he yelled. Right then, Sae wasn't even trying to control his shadows, and they were clouding his eyes, making him appear truly demonic. His mother was more composed, by far. Her shadows, which tended to have streaks of dark purple in them, were under complete control, and nothing marred her eyes. Her lips were pressed together in a firm line, her pale lilac eyes hard. "Yes, you will, Sae. It was decided weeks ago. This is to preserve the peace we've just now achieved. With this marriage, we will have peace between our races for hundreds of years to come. Now, wear your best clothes. She and her family will arrive soon." Shireen left, her skirts swishing as she walked through the doorway, shutting it behind her. Once she was gone, Sae made a noise akin to a growl, angrily tearing off the fancy doublet he had been wearing, moving to his chest of drawers to get his nicest black and deep red tunic. It was then that his butler arrived, knocking on the door to announce his presence. Sae stood in front of his best, wearing just his underclothes, and sighed as he was helped into his clothes, attempting to get his shadows under control. I don't even know who this girl is, and I'm supposed to marry her?!? he thought to himself, frowning heavily as the buttons in his tunic were attended to by the butler. As his butler was tying his bootlaces, his father stepped into the room, dressed in his best as well. "Look," the King of Wraiths said, folding his arms across his chest, "I know that you don't want to marry, especially so young, but..." he sighed. "It's for the best." With a wave, Leain dismissed the butler, leaving Sae to sit down on the edge of his bed. "You know, my marriage was a political one, too. But your mother and I learned to love each other. I assure you, this girl you will marry will be exceptionally beautiful, vibrant, and happy. Don't worry." With that, Leain left, expecting Sae to be downstairs in the grand throne room in ten minutes.