Hanna’s stomach growled as she wanted to die from her hungry. It felt like forever since she had last eaten. Roasted potatoes with bits of mushrooms and garlic. Pork seasoned with honey and salt, all topped into a large pot of soup with carrots, mushrooms, and tomatoes. And chocolate chip cookies filled her mind. Hanna’s mouth practically dripped with saliva as she thought of the way the chocolate pieces would melt in her mouth, leaving a trail of sweet and somewhat bitter chocolate.
Or the way the roasted potatoes would somehow provide both a crispy and soft texture, leading away the salty taste of garlic, and the plain taste of mushrooms. Or the way the bread would be dipped into the soup and gather the ingredients to eat on top of it. It would be soft and chewy, but the tenderness of the pork would provide all of her life’s dreams.
Hanna sat across from her brand new husband, whose name she couldn’t remember. Her life would now change forever. She was only a woman after all. The eighteenth bastard child of a short King with too much time on his hands. A marriage to one of the eight heirs of the Asuma clan, to pay off a debt.
She looked across the half-broken, covered wagon to see him sleeping soundly, his head resting in his hand.
Of course, he snores, Hanna thought.
They shared many of the same physical features. Dark hair, brown eyes, a baby face, and slightly tanned skin. Even their noses weren’t the same.
Hopefully, we aren’t somehow related.
Hanna frowned, as she felt the horrible way the wagon hit the road, it was so uncomfortable. Not only just awkward, she was so happy that instead of just staring at her, he decided to sleep. He was extremely quiet.
Maybe he is like me, and only shares his judgments inside of his head.
Hanna turned, there was a door between the inside of the half-dangerous wagon and the outside, but that didn’t stop her from making awkward eye contact between the two guards following closely behind. Of course, an heir who had seven brothers and sisters all born on the same day would need bodyguards. It was a dangerous world! And not only that, but his own siblings might try to kill him!