knitsock ([personal profile] knitsock) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-18 09:13 am
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Arranged Marriage (for real this time)

Marriage for love is a such a modern concept. In the past, marriage was
recognised as a social contract. Unions were entered into for many
reasons: to obtain property, to unite families, to carry on a bloodline,
et cetera. Whatever the reason, congratulations, you're getting married!



HOW IT WORKS:
❧ Post a comment with your character's name, canon, and any preferences.
❧ If there's a specific set of circumstances you like best, set the scene.
❧ Or leave your comment blank and let others use RNG to choose the scenario. Feel free to mix and match.
Please note the prompts below are merely suggestions and you're more than welcome to come up with your own situation.
❧ Have fun!


POSSIBLE REASONS FOR MARRIAGE:
① Station → You come from a royal, noble, or otherwise distinguished family who has chosen a suitable spouse for you.
② Feud → You are being married to put an end to the bitter enmity between your two families.
③ Economics → Your economic state and/or your station will improve through the union, though one of you may be marrying down.
④ Empire → You and your spouse are merging your businesses and/or property to create something more influential or profitable.
⑤ Tribute → You have been offered as a gift or appeasement, alternately you're the spoils of war.
⑥ Bloodline → Carrying on your distinguished family name has fallen to you and the equally well-bred spouse of your family's selection.
⑦ Disapproval → Your marriage has been arranged to keep you away from the person with whom you truly wish to be.

POSSIBLE SCENARIOS:
① First meeting → This is the very first time you're meeting your future spouse.
② Courtship → To get to know each other and encourage affection, your family has approved of you going on dates.
③ Engagement party → Be it a huge, formal affair or a small, intimate get together, you're celebrating (or pretending).
④ Wedding day → The big day!
⑤ Reception → The big party!
⑥ Wedding night → Every meme needs a smut prompt, right?
⑦ Honeymoon → Where will you go with your new spouse and what will you do there?
profuse: (Default)

haymitch abernathy | dead kids 2.0

[personal profile] profuse 2017-03-19 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
m/f for romance, m/m for lolz
stitchwitch: (Default)

Sandrilene fa Toren | Emelan | ota

[personal profile] stitchwitch 2017-03-19 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
[canonly she's practically royalty as she's closely related to the rulers of two nations in her world]
stormborned: (bangparty) (pic#7198497)

daenerys targaryen | got/asoaif

[personal profile] stormborned 2017-03-19 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
fuckbot: <user name="knuxiechan"> (114)

mettaton | undertale

[personal profile] fuckbot 2017-03-19 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
[ well, he was going to be a robot husband. ota for gen, m/m for anything shippy or for smut. ]
icewalledoff: (Default)

Elsa | OUaT

[personal profile] icewalledoff 2017-03-19 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
(Bring it)
lefey: (iuyklyuj)

Morgana | Merlin / Arthurian | OTA

[personal profile] lefey 2017-03-20 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
midship: (Default)

you know why i'm here

[personal profile] midship 2017-03-20 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
[although I'm actually falling asleep so just real quick how in the world did this get arranged did Uther do this did Arthur do this why this]
lefey: (cheerful // coming visiting)

[personal profile] lefey 2017-03-20 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Maybe they got caught making out sparring and no other men wanted her after she played with his sword? Or Arthur did a good and realised they liked each other and somehow made it a thing that was happening ooh look uther a shiny thing over there and boom.

Or someone pointed out to Uther that Morgana was "getting on" in years and he's the only eligible party she didn't try to stab?]
midship: (mr. midshipman kennedy)

[personal profile] midship 2017-03-23 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
If he doesn't think too critically, Sir Horatio might be in danger of being genuinely happy.

It had been a difficult thing to gauge at court. There had been a million little things to throw his nerves into a genuine tizzy, to make him prod and poke and question even his own nascent emotions.

There's something very natural about adoring Lady Morgana. Men like him are meant to lay themselves down at the feet of women like her--someone beautiful, someone charming, someone more. It still comes easiest with her above all other women. Most of it, after all, comes from the truly captivating beauty of watching her think. Most of it comes from her easy manner with the more motley crew; her quick wit and her easy capacity with a blade.

But there's always a question. There's always something lingering and uncertain--in the way her fingers feel in his, in the odd press of her lips--that leaves him wondering. He had wondered when she caught his jaw for a stolen kiss. He had wondered when she stood beside him to solemnize their abrupt vows.

Now, waking up in the clear air and bright skies that stick to Tintagel, Horatio is almost entirely certain that his new wife is something like genuinely happy. There's a rush of realization that the knowledge makes him something like genuinely happy as well.
lefey: (449)

[personal profile] lefey 2017-03-23 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
It's easily the best night's sleep she's had in a long, long time. She might have been a child when she was sent away, but the sea air still makes her breathe more easily, the sound of the water against the cliffs below is as natural as the sound of his breathing beside her seemed to be.

She was even smiling as she woke up, curling naturally closer to his warmth as her eyes began to flutter open.

'Mornin,' Morgana's voice is still sleepy but warm as her eyes focus on him, 'husband,' she adds after that, still oddly pleased with the way the word curled from her lips. Never in her life did she think that would bring her joy, yet here they were, at Tintagel where she belonged and they could both be free to be themselves.

No one at Tintagel hated them, no one wished them harm, and she was free to act in her people's best interests finally instead of relying on the hope that Uther or other Lords would stand up for Cornwall.

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justafewberries: (Default)

Katniss Everdeen | Hunger Games | M/F

[personal profile] justafewberries 2017-03-20 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
[ Don't expect her to be too thrilled about this. ]
themaninwhite: (Default)

Orson Krennic | Rogue One | OTA

[personal profile] themaninwhite 2017-03-20 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ Open to all sorts of AUs! ]
divulsion: (077)

wanda maximoff | mcu | m/f

[personal profile] divulsion 2017-03-20 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
littlemissfutility: (95)

beth greene | the walking dead | ota

[personal profile] littlemissfutility 2017-03-20 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Canon and cross-canon CR all sounds great.]
made_of_stars: (Default)

jyn erso || rogue one || ota

[personal profile] made_of_stars 2017-03-20 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
cifre: (( Aww... ))

Ayame Sasaki | OC | OTA

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bamf_tumbleweeds: (howdy)

Jesse McCree | Overwatch | OTA

[personal profile] bamf_tumbleweeds 2017-03-22 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
honorstrikes: (Isshou ni nomimasu ka)

5-1

[personal profile] honorstrikes 2017-03-22 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
[The Deadlock Gang were infamous criminals, known far and wide even to the Shimada clan. And yet, he had not banked on ever being used as leverage himself. As Heir if not successor it was true that he had a responsibility to see to the future of the clan, and ensure its success. But when he had no choice...? To be used as the spoils of war when the two clans clashed was something he'd never thought would be possible.

The Shimada and Deadlock Gang were at odds with one another, clashing due to the Shimada clan going head to head to them in trade, especially with illegal arms dealing. When things got bloody enough and the Deadlock gang decided to call a sort of truce...on the condition that they both create a bond together in the most sacred form so that neither could cross the other: Arranged marriage. He wasn't keen on meeting this would-be suitor, but nonetheless the engagement was in place, and he was dressed suitably for the occasion: In a multi-layered kimono worthy of even the most noble of Japanese households to gaze upon.

He knelt in Seiza as if in extreme concentration, head down and palms folded on his lap. He was to take "tea" with this stranger and assess the arrangements, to get to know him, to...to wed him. That was the idea, in any case. But he wouldn't be here if not for the word his father had given before he died, that should the Shimada clan be bested and if there was no other way to ensure peace that Hanzo would have to settle the matter in this way.

Cornered as he felt, he let his long dark hair stream in his face, his brow was knitted as if fixed in concentration. Nervously he felt inside his sleeve and slowly he elevated his kiseru to his lips, but found he had no light.]
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Re: 5-1

[personal profile] bamf_tumbleweeds 2017-03-22 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[He was nervous, he'd be lying to himself to say he wasn't. The arrangement had been made long before Jesse had a say in the matter and as he was the closest in age to the Shimada heir it was him that had been chosen as the sacrificial lamb for peace.

Meeting this stranger made his chest feel tight. He'd already been reminded to keep his mouth shut and to try to keep his crude mannerisms as a gang members under wraps. He knew he'd been chosen since he was one of the prettiest faces that Deadlock had.

Tugging at the vest under his tailored coat, he slipped into the room. For a moment he didn't know what to see, confused at the kneeling figure for a long moment before noting that they lacked a lighter for their pipe.

Stepping forward he flicked out the lighter, holding it out for who he assumed would be his new husband in a few short months time.]

Need a light?

honorstrikes: (Young Master)

[personal profile] honorstrikes 2017-03-23 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
[He knew nothing about who McCree was, his name, or his face. It was a woeful affair, one he couldn't say he was pleased to take part in. That was why he thought a little smoking could do him good. He'd just been about to be disappointed, when a rough and tumble cowboy (or some semblance there of) stumbled into the room. To say that Hanzo wasn't a little surprised would be an understatement, but he couldn't chastise the suddenness of the man's appearance when it was quite timely.]

Ah. Thank you.

[He leaned into the lighter and inhaled lightly, puffing until a slightly sweet smell wafted into the air, a gentle scent compared to the harshness of American tobacco.]

Will your master be along soon, do you know? I am supposed to meet him...

[The young Shimada asked, as politely as he could, in English. His accent was thick but he knew English well so there would be no mishaps when it came to mistranslation. That did nothing for the differences in class, however. Unfortunately for them both it would seem he'd mistaken McCree as a servant.]
bamf_tumbleweeds: (young cute)

[personal profile] bamf_tumbleweeds 2017-03-24 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
[It seemed that Hanzo was as in the dark about a lot of specifics if he hadn't even seen a picture of him yet. Part of Jesse felt shocked that Hanzo hadn't even seen a photo of his fiance, and another was a little outraged that it was obvious that Hanzo was expecting someone of more grandeur. He fiddled for a moment with his lighter before pocketing it, he would use it to his advantage, at least for a few moments.]

I reckon he'll be along soon. You never seen a photo of him? I thought they'd at least let you see the man you're marryin'.

[Jesse had to admit that Hanzo's english was good, and the man himself was nothing short of gorgeous. He had a hard time looking away from rich brown eyes and regal cheekbones. It wasn't polite to stare but he found that he couldn't help it, not with how much fire he could see restrained there.]

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5-2

[personal profile] watching_over_you 2017-03-22 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
*A small, but formal, meeting with her new fiance isn't something Angela really wanted to partake in but, there she was.

With the fall of Overwatch, Agents need to stick together and possibly produce heirs to their 'super soldier' tactics. Since when did they have to go back to such barbaric roots?

In her younger days she was friends with Jesse but after the fall and the years apart from one another, who knows how well they were going to cooperate. She has heard of the Vigilante Justice he deals out and, in all honesty, just seems like some crazy plot to one of his Western Movies he loves so much. Nevertheless, she tries to put on a somewhat positive face while waiting in one of the office rooms lush with red, wine, and drawn curtains for their private meeting after about 15 years apart.

Sighing, she folds her hands on her lap, smoothing out the dress that was picked out for her.*
bamf_tumbleweeds: (ponytail)

Re: 5-2

[personal profile] bamf_tumbleweeds 2017-03-22 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Being corralled and dragged back to Overwatch had been nothing short of an odd experience. The last thing he'd expected was the arrangements made to assure the future of the advancements that had been made with agents over the years.

It still didn't make him feel any better as he was escorted into the small office. He knew Angie, theyou had been friends when they were young and when optimism ran a little higher than it did now.

He didn't feel like himself in the suit they'd given him and prodded him in to. Maybe he did clean up nicely but part of him wondered what they were thinking saddling him up with Angela of all of the people the old overwatch had.

Letting out a breath he hoped things would go for the better. After all he wasn't the skinny young twenty year old anymore. Pushing aside the curtain he stepped in and gave the woman waiting8 a smile.

"Well now, been a while hasn't it Doc?" He greeted, letting the heavy drape fall shut behind him.
watching_over_you: art by jana chirmer (Heroes never die)

[personal profile] watching_over_you 2017-03-23 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hearing the shuffling of feet and the movement of the fabric of the curtain, Angela stood up and glanced over towards the source...and stared with a hint of color running across her cheeks. Clearing her throat, she snapped her gaze from lingering and tried to be a little more of her professional self; calm, poised, and not...a girl who had a weird crush on some skinny teen that she lost contact with after an explosion.

But, before he wasn't the little skinny teen she first had met; far from it. He had blossomed in to a handsome man that made her wonder if that was really Jesse. It threw her off but it wasn't an unwelcome surprise.

"Is that you?" She asked, obviously knowing the answer. There was still some of that boyish charm in his face that she remembered so many years ago. Time had been kind, really kind, to him.
bamf_tumbleweeds: (howdy)

[personal profile] bamf_tumbleweeds 2017-03-24 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, it's me. Although I'm not a 30 inch waist anymore." he chuckled, smiling at the woman across from him. Angela had always been a pretty girl, but the woman before him now was nothing short of stunning. She was still youthful, but the way she carried herself, there was no doubt that she was entirely a lady.

It seemed that time had been kind to both of them, in their health and in their fortune of once again getting the chance to meet. But there was more, this was the woman he was to marry, and as far as first glances went, Jesse knew there was much more that made a good marriage than simply being able to stand the look of each other.

"You're a work of art Angie, I think all this years have only been kind to you."

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