My father and I had dinner together, and he explained to me about the alliance he had made for me. I was feeling shocked and a bit betrayed. He wants me to marry one of his new ally's children. I'm only 13, I still have things to experience, and I don't think it is the right time for that. If I do marry him though, my father's rule would be more secure and our nation is really in need for that. If I don't do it, I feel like I'm letting my father and his empire down, but if I do, would I be able to handle such a lifestyle at a young age? It would also mean that I have to leave my home to somewhere very far, just to marry someone who I don't even know. 
      When my father first told me this, my answer was no. I felt so betrayed, because I felt like he made a deal without my permission, and he did. I was also shocked at this because I know this would really change my life. The only thought that was going through my head was hatred for my father. I absolutely hated this idea. I know I'm not ready for all of this at all. After calming me down, he later explained about the alliance in farther details. It started to make more sense to me, but I was still furious with the idea. He told me that if I do marry this person, he would have a better chance of ruling securely. This made me think about it more because I did want my people safe. I told my father that I should have some time to think about it, and he agreed. 
     
 





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