otp: sourwolf and studmuffin

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Derek was never intended to wed Prince Stiles, until the fire destroyed the line of succession and made him considerably more desirable; he had been fifteenth or sixteen in the line of succession, expected to make a good marriage to a minor noble, and then–and then. The Hale holdings are strategically important; the offer had arrived immediately after the appropriate mourning period had elapsed. There were other offers, but Derek chose Stiles. 

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