"Oh please, there was more to it than the simple jealousy of a minor noble."
"While he was
as charming and handsome as colts of his stock are, i had no intention of being simply traded off as a power play! I had plans to gain control of my father's business, not to be some dowry
to another family."
"..Though with me here
i suspect they've signed the company over to my brother
by now.." i add, contempt slipping through as my words trailed off.>>695153
"As ever, i am an open book, Rabi. Ask away and i'm certain i'll have an answer."