"I have respected your wishes for
three years now, but my patience is at an end. You will wed Lady
Maybina as I have commanded."
"Father, having married once for love, I have no desire to
marry a woman whom I have never met! Can you not understand?
Think of the love you share with my mother. Is it so bad that I
desire the same kind of relationship?"
The king's face turned purple, but he took a deep breath and
returned to sit upon his huge jewel-encrusted throne. He wiped his
face with a lace-trimmed handkerchief.
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