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!

❧ 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!

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.

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?
maledictus_semper: (playful)

[personal profile] maledictus_semper 2017-03-19 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you'll find it's the other way around. I'm lucky to have married such a beautiful woman such as yourself.

[His fingertips caressed her chin affectionately as he then leaned forward to press a soft kiss to her lips. The gondola man was just waiting for Gil. Ardyn broke off then spoke to the man and passed him over some Gil. Instead of driving the gondola, the guy walked away and passed the pole to Ardyn.]

I fancy driving this time.
luxoraculi: (pic#11073037)

[personal profile] luxoraculi 2017-03-19 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
You're far too sweet.

[ She thinks he is, at least. She smiles, leaning in to meet him half way in a kiss, placing her hands gently against his stubbly cheeks. She's honestly not surprised that he wants to drive the gondola, and the amusement shows on her face as they separate and the man walks away. ]

A man of many talents. I had no idea you knew how to steer one of these boats.
Edited 2017-03-19 18:35 (UTC)
maledictus_semper: (bedroom eyes)

[personal profile] maledictus_semper 2017-03-19 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Him? Sweet? He never would have thought it, yet here she was telling him this. The marriage had happened and they were now husband and wife. Ardyn loved it when she touched him like this. Her hands were soft, soothing. The hands of the Oracle. A healer's hands.]

I couldn't tell you everything before we got married. Where would the mystery be in that?

[He shot her a smirk, before getting atop the gondola behind her and pushed off away from the dock. They sailed along, whilst managed not to hit other boats.]