Tomorrow could be the day I die. I will marry the emperor. I still can't understand why, how, I was chosen. I did everything to make sure that wouldn't happen. On the day of the selection, I dressed carefully so that I wouldn't stand out.
--- a few weeks ago---
- Yuna, this is your ultimate chance! Don't worry, we will invest whatever it takes for you to win the Emperor's heart.
- Mom, I don't want to! Please! – The crying took over me and I couldn’t say anything else.
My mother's face closed into that expression that made anyone tremble with fear.
- Don't tell me you're still in love with that trash?!
Huffing in anger, my mother left the room and slammed the door.
Luckly she doesn't know everything. If she finds out, my death is a given. The family's misfortune. The worst thing that could ever happen to a woman: I was seduced by a "gentleman". And I gave myself to him. He promised that he would come and get me the next day, with a marriage proposal. Instead, he disappeared forever. I still can't believe it.
A single woman who loses her virginity has only two possible fates: death or prostitution. Well, I still had one hope: going to the temple. But while I was debating between believing that my “beloved” would return or starting to actually take action to go to the temple, the selection to marry the emperor Yeoul showed up and my family's greed made everyone turn their eyes to me, the only female daughter. Preparations began immediately, and the surveillance over me was so strong that I didn't even have time to plan an escape.