Wham-bam Engagement [Jin] Jul 28, 2013 7:10:12 GMT -6
Post by LIHUA WU on Jul 28, 2013 7:10:12 GMT -6
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❥ YOU BUILT UP A WORLD OF MAGIC
— BECAUSE YOUR REAL LIFE IS TRAGIC
So it was finally time. Lihua had always known that from the moment she was born, her parents would eventually pick out the most suitable husband for her. Choice in the matter was never an option, and that was simply how it went. Stories were only stories for a reason: they were what people loved to envision, because they could never become a reality. Unlike most others, however, the astrologer was not entirely against the idea. Rather, she was neutral. The fact her parents would decide her life partner was merely natural, and nothing to be happy or sad about. She supposed she was fortunate; how awful is must be to be miserable about a situation out of your control.
In fact, Lihua was even relieved that her husband had been picked already. Ever since she discovered her item, and it detailed her fated betrayal, she'd been wary of all the commoners she met. She didn't allow it to control her life - in other words, she didn't cut herself off from the world in fear of a simple relationship problem - but she couldn't help trying to avoid people that caught her eye. She wouldn't be surprised if the origami people weren't entirely accurate, and wasn't willing to take the chance either, so merely looking for a matching profile wasn't an option.
Those worries would be no more though! Now that her husband was selected, Lihua saw the chances of the future happening being even more unlikely. Never, not in one hundred years, would she ever think to betray her betrothed. If anything she wished to be faithful, the mere thought of betraying one who had her hand was much too awful to imagine. So how could she ever inflict it on herself? Literature may speak otherwise, but the reality was that no amount of love could possibly make the guilt worth it.
Unfortunately, even as she sat in her husband-to-be's own house, the man in question wasn't even present. Her parents accompanied her, and they were in the company of the mother and aunt of "Jinhai", her fiance. They were sitting in a pleasant room, and the conversation was entirely focused on the marriage, of course. Her and this Jinhai had already been deemed compatible by the stars, and Lihua only found herself hoping dearly that that was true.
The discussion started despite the groom's absence, and Lihua honestly wasn't surprised. At this point, the two families were simply learning more about the other. That didn't even require her attendance, as it was her mother and father doing most of the talking. But they'd suggested she come along anyways, to meet her fiance and future in-laws early. Establish stronger bonds, or something along those lines.
"You're an astrologer, correct?" Their talking had shifted to her, and the pink haired woman politely smiled at Lady Li-fen.
"Yes, I started a few years ago."
"How wonderful~ Jin's bound to rise in the rank of the Bai-shi, so he'd benefit greatly from having you as a wife." Jinhai's aunt cut in, and Lihua turned her attention to her.
"He has a very impressive standing; I'd be delighted to meet him." What else was she supposed to say? She wanted to make a good impression, but up until now her formal talks hadn't exactly had her future riding on them. It was more nerve wracking than she'd imagined.
And then all heads turned as her fiance, "Jinhai", finally arrived.
[so going along with this, I'd say we can start at the information gathering stage. Against the norm the bride and groom are present and I guess either they can sit through the meeting or maybe they leave early to ~familiarize~ themselves while they're families talk more business?? I feel like engagement discussions are long and detailed, so maybe they sit through some of it and get shooed off in the middle? whatever seems best to you I can roll with, Also this ending sucks. I'm sorry OTL]
btw this post is dedicated to GARU ok ilu