Edward blinked. He glanced at the princess and her father. He anticipated the response that was to come.
Emily glanced at her father. She could not help but be a little hopeful. Even a short time away from her father would be paradise.
Her father frowned as he thought about it. A few moments or so passed. He sighed and finally spoke.
"Very well. But there are conditions of course."
Edward blinked. He frowned and shook his head.
"You can't force love. They may seem like a good match, but are they truly happy? Even if you approve the groom or the bride, will the people approve?"
He spoke honestly. He hoped his father didn't disagree.
Emily frowned. She sighed. She looked away. She noticed her father watching her closely all of a sudden. Emily shrugged a bit.
"As my father said. Tradition is important."
Her father nodded. When he looked away, Emily sniffed. She fought a tear.
"See? She knows what is expected of her."
After his sword thrust was parried, Keith attempted to grab Rimlian but the wanderer managed to get away. Suddenly, Rimlian was joined by Lumina, the Beastkin that Keith knew all too well.
"Hey, you were that beastie from the warehouse." The mercenary said. "I knew tall, dark and masky was with you. Looks like I made the right call." Keith ripped off his frilly dress to show his signature black armor and threw away his hat. He then equipped a buckler to go along with his sword. "Hisana, you keep an eye on our objective. I'll deal with these two." He ordered the cloaked woman.
Keith cracked his neck. "Well then, it's fighty time."