There had been a shift,
Not in the world,
Not in the people that dwelled in the castle grounds,
There had been a shift in her and in him.
Almost as if an unspoken promise had been written.
Signed and Sealed.
He took her to important meetings,
He invited her to important social gatherings,
He proudly paraded her to everything.
All who questioned her position in his life
Got the hint quickly. Until his father stepped forward.