"This is ridiculous, ordering me to the court like I am some kind of call girl. Where did they get the notion of me wanting to marry that person anyway? Everyone knows we are the stronger clan, proud and fierce, not made up of poisonous snakes and backstabbers." Asa of the Godsvalley clan mumbled to herself angrily as she rode through the city gate and into the capital. She had insisted on going to this meeting by herself, she just wouldn't have been able to let her family see the shame she would have to bring over herself. That whirlwind clan had mercilessly killed her older brother in his sleep, leaving none other than her to pick up the duty as future heir and establish a lasting peace between the two rival houses. As if this would work anyway. This kind of plan was doomed to fail, after all, she was certain that snake would poison her the moment an opportunity arose.
"Hmpf, you will see." Asa, also nicknamed tiger due to her fierce and powerful attitude in battle, called out to no one in particular as she rode down the huge street, causing passerbys to turn around and look at her in irritation. When she finally reached the large gate of the palace she was supposed to meet the snake at, Asa got off her horse and looked at the guards that stood next to the entrance. "Asa, I am here on behalf of the Godsvalley clan, summoned by his highness the emperor to sign a marriage contract." she growled lowly, every word paining in her mouth as she waited for the guards to open the door.