Love and War (chapter 9)
Bog/Marianne, T rating
This is a story about two kingdoms, side by side, but worlds apart. And at war.
When the Bog King finally wins his war against the Fairy Kingdom, he decides that a political marriage with the eldest daughter of the deposed Fairy King will help to promote peace.
Obviously, he’s never met Marianne.
Nobody is in the corridor when Roland steps into Marianne’s bedroom and closes the door.
A dressing table stands agains the wall opposite the bed; he moves to it—cosmetics and brushes stand on the tabletop, not what he’s looking for at the moment.
The design of the table is one with which he’s familiar; a classical antique by one of the kingdom’s best artists. Roland has a cheaper imitation version in his own room. The table is supported by two curved pillars, with two unobtrusive cabinet doors that swing out. He opens the first one, pulls out the top drawer.