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?
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: credit@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.]
luxoraculi: (pic#11028404)

[personal profile] luxoraculi 2017-03-25 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
I'll bet that you are full of mystery, then.

[ Smiling again, she presses a light kiss against his cheek before she gets onto the gondola, straightening and fixing the skirt of her gown as they take off. There are still fireworks going off, lighting up the evening sky. ]

I look forward to learning all of them. Tell me... where are we going to live?
maledictus_semper: credit@maledictus_semper (excited)

[personal profile] maledictus_semper 2017-03-25 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
[He was full of mystery alright. He steered the gondola through the other ones, careful not to knock any of the others out of the way. There were other couples in them and they offered both Ardyn and Luna odd glances at seeing no proper driver behind the pole.]

Oh, you will. In time. There's more mystery in finding out than just me telling you everything. Hm, a good question. Where would you like to live, my dear?

[He glanced down at her and offered her a warm smile. He was happy where she was.]
luxoraculi: (pic#11028404)

[personal profile] luxoraculi 2017-03-25 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She's looking pretty happy right about ow, ignoring the other couples for the most part other than a small incline of her head in greeting if they got any extra odd looks once people realized just who they were. ]

Of course. There's also fun in finding out that way.

[ She tips her head slightly when he asks her where she wants for them to live, and she's clearly not ready for that question. She's never been given a choice like this before, and she offers him a bright smile in return. ]

It matters not... although I would prefer if it wasn't in Tenebrae. Wherever you are most comfortable is where I would like to live.

[ ...Tenebrae is her home and it always will be, but it's also been a prison. ]
maledictus_semper: credit@maledictus_semper (handsome)

[personal profile] maledictus_semper 2017-03-26 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed it is. I love mystery and the shroud that surrounds it.

[He knew she didn't want to be in Tenebrae anymore, since it had been her family home and prison for many years. Lately, Ravus had kept her locked away more and more. Ardyn knew these things.]

What would you say if I wanted to live in Niflheim? Would you be opposed to the idea?

[Ardyn's home. The home of the Empire. How would she react? Of course, he wasn't making solid decisions yet, just testing the waters.]